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“Excellent meal; great service”
Review of Caffe Luna

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Ranked #83 of 1,455 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Blount Street
Description: Situated in a beautiful historic building in downtown Raleigh, Caffe Luna has been bringing authentic Italian cuisine with a Tuscan flair to the Triangle for over a decade.
Huntersville, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent meal; great service”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We came to Caffe Luna without a reservation but they made a place for the three of us by covering a two-top with a round top. We had about an hour and our server got us in and out without any problems despite its being a busy Friday evening. Two of us had the fiocchi, which are little pasta pouches filled with sauteed pear. It was a delicious dish. The third member of our party had penne with spinach and chicken and he liked that very well also. The owner stopped by to make sure we were happy and also spoke with us as we left and invited us to come back. I plan to do that the next time I'm in Raleigh.

  • Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful authentic Italian feast!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our family loves Caffe Luna - not just for the food which is awesome but also for the great service and incredible host. We have travelled in Italy and enjoy and still think Caffe Luna is comparable to the food we have when in Italy. Try the Salmon Farfalle - it is awesome - my teenagers both love it. The homemade raviolis are always a good choice and as well the lasagna or past with pear sauce. Yum!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank bonvivantnc
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Beijing, China
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Arrogant and unfriendly with mediocre food”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

I know this is Raleigh, and getting good food without getting on a plane is tough, but having a New York attitude without the New York quality is annoying. The food is mediocre and service is bad to marginal. Even in this city you can do better.

  • Visited July 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Really good Italian food”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Cafe Luna is a delight to eat in. The food is well prepared and tasty. The seating is a bit tight and parking is at a premium but once in, Cafe Luna is a pleasant experience.

Visited June 2012
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Thank John F
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrible.”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Not sure about the reviews here, but my Mom and I visited two weeks ago prior to seeing the Titanic exhibit and it was really bad. We both ordered the Linguini Fra Diavolo - Linguini with Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce and it tasted like it came from a can....

Service was horrible even though only about 4-5 tables were seated.

Wanted to treat Mom to a nice meal downtown, and ended up embarrassed.

  • Visited April 2013
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