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“Intimate, family-owned Italian at its best”
Review of La Luna Rossa

La Luna Rossa
Ranked #411 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $7 - $33
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 23rd ave. NE
Transit: There are several public transit stops. One is right in front of the restaurant heading north bound. The second heading south bound both on Edmonton Trail.
Description: La Luna Rossa is one of Calgary's longest operating authentic Italian restaurants. Since 1988 Chef Benny Ricioppo has served up exquisite culinary cuisine and projects his passion in every dish he creates. Teaching his kids Faustino, Alessandro and Diana the foundation of building a successful business, they have taken these skills to build business of their own, Azzurri Pizzeria being one of them! We welcome you to experience the closest thing Calgary has to true Italian cuisine and join our family for a night in Italy.
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Intimate, family-owned Italian at its best”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I don't know why I've never reviewed La Luna before. We have been going to La Luna Rossa (following the chef and his family) for almost 20 years. The food is excellent as is the service. Each time we have gone we are treated like family. We have celebrated birthdays, a wedding and simply had some lovely meals and good times with friends.

On numerous occasions, we don't even bother to look at a menu. You'll hear the specials or have something particular in mind and they are off to prepare your meal.

I encourage you to say hello to the chef, Benny. You'll get his take on Italian cuisine, why he makes everything in house and how he lovingly prepares each dish. I have spent a few minutes each time talking about his love of cooking - great fun!

  • Visited April 2013
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Airdrie, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic experience at La Luna Rossa tonight! From the moment we walked in till the moment we left we felt like royalty. The food was wonderful. The service superb. The ambiance welcoming and inviting. We felt like family with the warm greeting we received...like they were waiting for us! It was a wonderful night and we are looking forward to next time!

Visited June 2013
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Woodbridge, Ontario
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent customer service”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Wife and I joined an old friend and his wife from Calgary for dinner, our last night of our Rockies driving vacation. A small restaurant, 8 tables, family run - chef - waiters - service staff. Food is excellent. Hadn't seen our friends in almost 10 years and we closed the place up - the staff didn't shoo us out and didn't close the restaurant until after we left. This was very much appreciated.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this place. The food is amazing, beyond words! Everything is made when you order it, its all fresh and made with such care. Bruschetta is amazing here! Definitely worth the wait (takes a bit to prepare it because its made from scratch right when you order it)
I would recommend this place to anyone!

Visited October 2012
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Bucks County, PA
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257 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“An Italian Gem in Calgary”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and I were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Calgary Airport the night before we flew home and were looking for a place to eat. We saw an ad for La Luna Rossa and decided to give it a try. It is very convenient to the airport - maybe a ten minute drive, and it was well worth the drive. It was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! The restaurant is small and from what we could see, frequented by many locals - which is usually a sign of quality food. The waiter was terrific; knowledgable and personable and made our evening even more enjoyable. My wife had the fish special and I had the pasta with lobster. Both dishes were excellent. In fact, I was expecting to get several pieces of lobster meat with my pasta, and eneded up getting two full lobster tails! They also have an excellent selection of wines. If you are in that area of Calgary or staying at the airport prior to flying, we would highly recommend La Lune Rossa. It was truly an Italian gem in Calgary!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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