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“Used to be Good, Now Great”
Review of Cafe Luna

Cafe Luna
Ranked #430 of 4,804 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.
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Used to be Good, Now Great”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We used to frequent this neighborhood find tucked away in a Carmel Mountain strip mall because we enjoyed the pleasant French twist on traditional Italian dishes. We stopped going, though, as we just moved on to other restaurants.
A few months ago we returned and found Cafe Luna had really stepped up its fare. It is still cozy and charming. But after three visits we have found the menu and specials chock full of wonderful dishes that move beyond the original dishes into more culinary selections. We have had one beautifully prepared, delicious dish after another. Recommended without reservation.

  • Visited April 2013
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san diego
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243 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food and Service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Ordered the Hearts of Palm Shrimp Salad for lunch it was great the service was great...a great spot for lunch..going back to try dinner. I ate there several years ago and it was great still it..the fresh bread and dipping sauce..thumbs up!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank hortonms
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Poway, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“You'd never expect to find this place here”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Hidden from view, behind Carl's, Jr., next to a taco shop -- a really good high end Italian restaurant. We've been going there for years and never had anything but good service and excellent food. You'll need a reservation, and it's not inexpensive, bot you will not be unhappy. Try the Veal Marsala.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank twatripp
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Stashed away in a strip mall, this gem is well worth a visit. Friendly knowledgable staff (Robin) makes the experience worthwhile and fun. I enjoyed a stuffed chicken special that was out of this world. My wife had the veal picatta and pronounced it the best ever.

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Thank Ellie1704
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Yorba Linda, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent food”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

cozy dining area with fantastic chef's choice of dinner specials. food and service weres outstanding as manager/server accurately described each available dishes. One of the better Italian restaurants in the area.

Visited December 2012
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Thank esqjohn
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