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“upscale family Italian”
Review of Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna
Ranked #407 of 4,832 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: European, Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Carmel Mountain Road
Description: Cafe Luna is located in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Cafe Luna has been providing an unforgettable dining experience in San Diego for over 20 years. Cafe Luna is a "Traditional Italian Cuisine, Boutique Wine's & Fine Spirits" restaurant. Each and every item on our menu, including our savory nightly specials, are hand-made to order with you, our guest, in mind. We have a full bar and Happy Hour specials Tues - Friday 4:00 - 8:00pm.
Reviewed July 15, 2012

The halibut fish special was superb and thoughtfully split by the chef for us (at a $5 split-plate charge).Spinach manicotti was good; desserts were excellent. Very short walk from the Residence Inn. Our teenaged daughter enjoyed the music selection, too.

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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Cafe Luna is hidden in a strip mall but don't let this deter you from partaking.
I went with my wife to have a nice meal (we had not been here for over 5 years, and the ownership had sinced changed). We were delighted with the food, the atmosphere and the service. We shared a special spring salad with pears, berries, greens and an orange mango dressing that was out of this world. My wife had a steak diablo special which she enjoyed very much while I decided on a traditional lasagne which was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised that all wine bottles were half off (currently available on Tuesdays and Sundays, not sure how long this will last). Our server was friendly but not overbearing and was helpful in selecting a wine, Although a little more expensive than what we are used to (but not pricey compared to fine dining establishments) it was worth it for a splurge.

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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This restaurant happened to be in the shopping center adjacent to our hotel so we decided to give it a whirl. It was difficult to decide what to order since the specials and menu items all sounded delicious. Our server was nice and attentive, and the overall atmosphere was very nice.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I just stumbled across this place in Mission Valley about a month ago. It is clean, grilled food, pleasant service and quick. Their Falafal Burger with spicy hummas is wonderful!

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Thank Doublera
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Simple small place with great food in a quite setting. Nice place to eat and have a conversation and not feel rushed.

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Thank jorgensen2016
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