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“Good Alternative to Little Italy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Luna Bella Ristorante

Luna Bella Ristorante
6420 Freetown Rd, Ste 165, Columbia, MD 21044-4062
410-531-0250
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Ranked #5 of 249 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Alternative to Little Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with family later on a Saturday and greeted warmly by staff. Wine was reasonably priced by the bottle. Appetizers were uneven: mussels were excellent, in light, tasty broth; bruschetta with shrimp overwhelmed by the heavy sauce. Entree salads were the best items we ordered, with fresh greens and plenty of meat. Seafood pasta was OK, but sauce dominated by oily/buttery flavor. Others said the gnochi and chicken dishes were well prepared. Overall, would go back and be selective to get entrees with less heavy sauces.

Visited October 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent Neighborhood Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very good Italian food. Lots of variety. Reasonably priced wine list. Daily specials, fish and pasta when we were there, were excellent. Tables close together and fairly loud when crowded. Reservations on the weekend are a good idea.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Steve E
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Hull, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Consistent quality in food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were happy when our friends took us here again during one of our regular visits to Columbia. Each time we have enjoyed the great blend of flavors with fun and attentive service. Feels like a great family place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Timothy5
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Columbia, Maryland
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105 reviews
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“Slipped a notch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I've been to this restaurant several times in the past year. The service is usually very friendly and attentive. I tried the eggplant dish and it was a bit tasteless and disappointing. Usually the staff comes around and grinds pepper on your salad and grates fresh parmesan cheese on your pasta but I was on my own this time. I had to ask and then was given the shakers to do it myself. They also ran out of about 4 desserts that night by the time our party finished the meal. We had to ask for bread and then couldn't get a refill.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank hoosiermomma76
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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Luna Bella has consistently provided us with tasty Italian food. The salads are generous and the calzones are delicious. Sometimes the pizzas are hit or miss (thin crust and unique sauce), but overall we keep going back and enjoying ourselves there.

  • Visited April 2013
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