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Luna Piena Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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243 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4801 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-308-8882
11:00 - 23:45
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Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 23:45
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New York City, New York
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely small place with interesting decor including a water wall. The service is old fashioned excellence, and the atmosphere is quite romantic in the back room. As mentioned in the title, the gnocchi is the best I have ever had! All the food was delicious and prepared to perfection.

Thank holidaytraveller982
Rockville Centre, New York
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Luna Piena several times late at night. The food is very good, the service is outstanding, and fortunately the restaurant is quiet. Ambiance is sweet with pictures from Italy on the walls. The cost is reasonable. We had a whole fish special last night that was perfectly prepared (fortunately not overcooked), and a menu salad that... More 

Thank veff1995
Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food in a nice peaceful atmosphere. Service was great and truly enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Teresa C
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Their wine by the glass is horrible and unbefitting of a nice Italian restaurant. I sent back first glass and the second wine was also undrinkable. Wait staff friendly and attentive, and removed the wine from my bill; however, part of enjoying dinner out is sipping a reasonably good wine. Not interested in drinking an entire bottle while dining alone.... More 

Thank Jess R
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good food but it is expensive. I recommend getting the groupon deal but it doesn't help too much. Lovely ambience. Food was very good, especially the lamb chops

Thank Ray N
Coral Springs, Florida
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Booked for 8 for my husbands birthday. We were on time. Placed our order and took almost 40 minutes to get our food only 2 other tables with people. The hostess was very nice. I was disappointed as well as my family with the quality of the food. Wasnt as good as hoped for. Our server was ok not much... More 

Thank happyluna
Danbury, Connecticut
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We arrived slightly early for dinner with no reservation on a Saturday night. The manager could have turned us away, but he was very accommodating and offered us a small table in the front. The food was so delicious…started off with Fried Calamari appetizer, which was very tender and a huge portion for two. For dinner we ordered Lasagna, which... More 

Thank Nuttmegg_9
State College, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I loved it here. The staff is friendly and depending on when you go it gets really busy. It is right around the corner from me and my friends and I like to go for pasta dishes on the weekends. I would recommend making a reservation if you're dining for dinner.

Thank Halie E
Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Still sitting in the restaurant! Had reservation for 10 at 7pm. We show u early. 15 minutes to get our drink order in and another 15 to get the drinks. Place our orders. 45 minutes food finally comes. Ordered the Pollo Marsala. No flavor and the mashed potatoes were from a box. For $22 I do not expect great, but... More 

Thank Robert Courtney A
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My daughter and I ate at this neighborhood gem on Saturday 12/3. We shared all 4 items we ordered and all were delicious. There are great options for indulging and options for more healthy eating. The service was over the top - excellent from the greeting at the door to the goodbyes and please come again as we left. Moderately... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4801
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E & V trains to 53rd Street/Lexington Avenue and 6 train to 51st Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-308-8882

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