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La Luna Bistro

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320 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
+61 3 9349 4888
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Mount Isa, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are attentive and know how to provide great service. The menu is broad for every palate and the dishes we've had here are always exceptional. The wine list is terrific and the staff know how to accompany wine with your selected meal. This visit is our third to La Luna and we keep coming back for more!

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Thank twerpy71
Adelaide, Australia
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled to Melbourne to dine at La Luna after hearing a few friends say how great it was. We were most definitely not disappointed! Like most Australians we like to think that we're food connoisseurs with a dash of Anthony Bourdain and have traveled near and far to find that perfect meal. We have found it!! The menu and... More 

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Thank discoadelaide
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can honestly say this is probably my favorite restaurant in Melbourne. Have been here many times and La Luna has never failed to impress. The lamb shoulder (for 2) is absolutely one of the best dishes I have ever enjoyed. The 3 cheese soufflé (if still on the menu) is unbelievable. This is a very meat orientated restaurant, and... More 

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Thank Jake E
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off the food was good - not great but good. For the price the service is pretty bad. They made us wait out in the cold for our table as we were 10 minutes early - didnt even offer to seat us at the bar - then when we were seated it took them nearly 15 minutes to come... More 

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Thank The_Foodie_Pilgrim
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been here several times in the past, but i won't be going again. It was so noisy- from people around and general noise. The acoustics are not good at all. The waiter had to come around to each person to be heard/ hear. One of the meals was late coming out, which they did give a free drink for... More 

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Victoria
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! I have never been a big pig pork lover, but after this event, I'm a convert! Chef Adrian Richardson uses every part of the pig to create a gastronomical delight, that way exceeded my expectations! From all the succulent entree dishes including sausages, croquettes, bruschetta, and these awesome chip like things made from pigs ears, to the suckling pig... More 

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Thank Pauline S
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a big fan of Adrian and the food he makes so my Partner and I decided to go for a visit whilst staying in Melbourne. I cannot explain how awesome the food is at La Luna, we started with the Crispy Pork ears with Chilli and Coriander with a Balsamic Glaze. These were little bits of pork crackling, very... More 

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Thank Kierren L
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this restaurant and the chef Adrian Richardson when I saw his Secret Meat Business Christmas special last year and I thought his food was right up my street. When I found out the restaurant was in Melbourne I knew we had to go there on our visit so we got it booked up. The outside of the... More 

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Thank Richard C
Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Our meal at La Luna was delicious! We had attentive and efficient staff and the dishes were extremely tasty. The meats were especially delicious and prepared the exactly the way we requested. A reservation is definitely suggested!

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Thank bikinglady
Melbourne
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280 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you are a meat person, put this restaurant on your list. Had a special celebration dinner here as I am fond of watching owner Adrian Richardson on television. Service was attentive and professional and atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. Expect to pay about $100 a head, which is not cheap. About $9 a head for sparkling water, 2 cocktails,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9349 4888

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