wow, we have heard so many good things about Luna Risorante...but until you come here yourself and try it out....you won't believe how great it is!! I know they say large portions...but you don't realize it until they put the plate down in front of your face how big the portions really are. The servers there are great, especially if you let them know it's your first time at the restaruant..they inform you of everything you need to know..including warning you that the portions are big. My husband and i both ordered our own meal..which our server told us they are BIG...but we figured since we're on vacation we can put it in the fridge and have it for leftovers the following day...my husband had a 14 inch pizza (it was amazing..you need to try the pizza there..the crust is so good too) and i had the linguini with the mushroom sauce...amazing as well. We weren't able to finish our plates of course...so we have taken it to go..and now have lunch and dinner for the following day. The food heats up well the second day...Also when you first sit down they give you a nice fresh bread with butter and a spread...WOW we were sold at that point of how great it was. Definetely would recommend it. Also, we sat out on the patio, as we have 2 dogs...they had no problem...the only thing was that we (thankfully) brought our own water for the dogs...they had no dog bowls that they provided for them..as the other restaurants do on the venice dr strip.