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“Consistently great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Luna - CLOSED

La Luna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $77 - $78
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Consistently great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Every time we visit it's a guaranteed great evening. Well run with a brilliant somelier aficionado-owner a young, professional waiter crew, all from Sicily, this is a high quality Italian with ultra fresh and deliciously prepared food. Love the starter combinations perfect for 2 to share. If anything I'd love to see one daily special on Fridays and Saturdays to add to the seasonal menu as otherwise going there more than 4 times a year can be a bit predictable menu wise. The wine list is however always interesting and in fact awesome, with a perfect pouring ritual served in a range of stylish decanters that I think is a great indicator of the owner's attention to detail. An idea to attract a more regular local crowd (many of whom also frequent London restaurants a lot) - how about wine tastings or food pairings every month or so?

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203 reviews from our community

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Godalming
Level Contributor
47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Went to this restaurant for our 6th annivserary and enjoyed every moment. The staff are polite, the food was fantastic. A nice touch on the new menu is that you can choose to have various meals as starters/middles or main courses.

My partner and I usually try each others dishes but I didn't get a look in with her Lamb gnocchi !

Highly recommend but you may have to book for the weekends.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GLT66
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Godalming, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Dinner at La Luna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We have lived in Godalming for several years and had planned for some while to try La Luna. I booked this for a special birthday for my wife. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was very nice and the menu selection good. The service was good and the waiter attentive to our questions about the menu. The food was of good quality, but the portion size I would consider on the small size. When I booked the reservation, I did mention that I wanted a nice table as it was my wife's birthday and booked online so was unsure whether this would be noted. The table was fine, but a nice touch at the end when we ordered dessert, was that mine was delivered on a normal sized dessert plate whereas the dessert for my wife was on a dinner plate decorated in chocolate writing with happy birthday and a candle. Not sure if we would visit again, but nonetheless a very nice evening

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank leeherb18
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Guaranteed Warm Welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

The service here is always fantastic. From the moment you walk through the door there are warm welcomes. Fortunately the food is as good as the service. There are a few reviews commenting that this restaurant is too expensive, but I think it is fairly priced. You go here for really good food - it's not a Prezzo or Pizza Express. It's the place to go for an anniversary or other special occasion. Take someone your dating if you really want to impress! If you are not sure if you like your date that much yet, take them to Pizza Express down the road instead...

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
358 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but a bit overpriced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

This restaurant is at the level of the better restaurants in London, San Francisco, etc. The food is excellent and prepared with imagination. Portions are reasonable, leaving you feeling satiated but not stuffed at the end. Lamb and Duck were very good. But the swordfish was outstanding. The antipasti were very well done. The only drawback is the price. The prices are on par with London, but this isn't London. And the atmosphere while pleasant, is not "out of this world". As I see it, the prices are about 30% higher than where they should be. The wine prices are particularly insulting. For an American who knows what these wine costs at the store, 400% mark up seems way out of bounds. Eight of us ate a "regular" meal and paid 330 pounds. Still, if you are looking for a "special" place and you don't want to go to London, this will certainly do the trick.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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