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“Great family owned Italian restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bella Luna Restaurant

Bella Luna Restaurant
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Ranked #59 of 1,892 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Beechmont
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great family owned Italian restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We visited Bella Luna restaurant again this past week and it was wonderful as usual. I think we've been there more than 20 times over the past 5 years and it has never disappointed us. Harry and his daughter are at the restaurant on most evenings and frequently stop by the table to make sure everything is going well. Our favorite dishes include the Osso Bucco, the Eggplant Parmesan, and just about of the pastas. The only issue you'll likely encounter with Bella Luna is finding it. I would strongly recommend that you go to Columbia Parkway via Red Bank Highway then go East toward Cincinnati. Take the first exit onto Eastern Avenue. After about half a mile or so Bella Luna will be on the right on the first floor of a big red brick building. Parking can be an issue since the popular Terry's Turf Club is next door. On Saturday nights there is an auxiliary parking lot across the street which is very convenient. The value for the money is also outstanding and they've handled fairly large groups for me in the past with ease. I would strongly recommend Bella Luna for couples or families.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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English first
Cincinnati
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Food ?Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food is quite good at Bella Luna - portions generous. However the prices that one pays are high for the overall atmosphere and location. If they are to be a higher class restaurant that is for a special event then they should improve the environment (no bench seating with pillows to make up for lack of comfort). If the prices were a bit more reasonable for a neighborhood Italian restaurant - my rating would be at the top -. We spent the same amount as a recent visit to the Palace where we were treated in an exception fashion with excellent food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank DotCincinnati
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“New Year's Eve...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Love the atmosphere, loved the food, love the owner...great guy!!! The location is quirky and out of the way but the parking across the street was awesome and the parking attendants were exceptionally nice! Love them! Great job!

Visited December 2011
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Thank R H
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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Great service, very cozy and private booths. Reasonable prices, huge portions, what else could you want?

Visited November 2011
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Thank Brandon C
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Cincinnati
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yummy Bread Pudding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Even if you don't like bread pudding, you should try the bread pudding! It was a great experience: great value, great wine options, great food and dessert. We had an awesome little table by the window. Loved it and look forward to going back!

Visited April 2012
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Thank mrschultze
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