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Caffe Luna

#57 of 1,114 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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136 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1440 (Blount Street)
+1 919-832-6090
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11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there after a noon concert by the North Carolina Symphony. We were with some of the orchestra members. It seems that they do this often. My wife and I come here because it's our favorite lunch spot. We can't tell you much about the menu. Because we always order the same thing. The quality service and food are just... More 

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Thank Ron M
Chatham, Virginia
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of ten of us had a really nice dinner at Caffe Luna. Unique and authentic pasta dishes in a beautiful and tastefully decorated restaurant in downtown Raleigh. Very nice wine and beer list. Note, the restaurant does not serve liquor. However, a great bottle of wine is all you need with great pasta and breads. Server was excellent.

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Thank Eddie H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And I grew up in a NY Italian neighborhood....this is truly a remarkable experience anywhere. And in particular for Raleigh. The pasta is homemade. The broccoli is outstanding. The service is magnificant. The owner is there quite often. The artwork is done (sometimes) by his wife and is quite good. It's got a great feel to it. The ambiance is... More 

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Thank Andy M
Ahoskie, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner with a large group (60 people). The staff did an excellent job and were very intensive and responsive to our needs and request. We had several choices for dinner and someone at our table tried each, all the choices were reported as good.

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Thank Terry428
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and I really appreciate all!! The owner is very friendly and the food is very good!!

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Thank Willy F
Ocoee, Florida
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went to lunch here with my niece and my sister. My niece recommend it after being a bridesmaid at a wedding that took place at the restaurant. I had the Pasta Granchio, and the crab was delicious and nicely seasoned. My niece had the Filleto De Spalla. She shared a bit of the beef and potatoes, and they were... More 

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Thank vlaney
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Caffe Luna (or Cafe Luna if you insist on spelling it wrong) has been a cornerstone of downtown Raleigh for as long as I can remember. It has an authentic cafe feel with wood floors, table only seating, cloth napkins, and daily specials. Once seated you are immediately served water, which is almost an extinct practice which I appreciate. The... More 

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Thank LMParker
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

What a nice surprise to discover this charming, and delicious italian restaurant. The owner personally stopped by to say hello, and poured our wine. The wait staff was very attentive and food was served within a reasonable time. Finding a good italian restaurant in the Raleigh/Cary area has been a challenge for someone who loves italian, but who must also... More 

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Thank Tammy B
Marina Del Rey, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Nice looking place, close to the theater. I wanted to impress my family from the DC area with a good Italian restaurant in Raleigh. Did I make a mistake. Starting with the cold dry white bread with no crust, I began to worry. My wife and I ordered, fetticcini al pesta, our favorite. el dente. Got a mushy mass of... More 

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Thank bokertov1
Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Caffe Luna is a more upscale Italian restaurant in Raleigh with a great selection that includes some standards (veal parm, ravioli and lasagna) but also a wide variety of less traditional dishes. Everything was well prepared. We were a party of 7 and everyone ordered something different and all was delicious. The service was attentive without being overbearing. And the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1440
    (Blount Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-832-6090
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?