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Cafe Luna

11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289
+1 858-673-0077
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (10 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
“tournedos” (4 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was limited, Food tasted good, ambiance was average. Service was a little on the slower side. Only plus side is the extensive wine selection!! But is very expensive compared to the food and service you get.

Thank SubSan
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review. Thank you for your comments and hopefully we will see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious. The place as small but comfortable. We ordered a verity of dishes- also gluten free. There were 6 of us and everything was perfect. The sauces were scrumptious, pasta divine. The waiter was experienced and knowledgeable about the menu and...More

Thank MSimonovich
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We strive to do the right thing, and we will continue to go above and beyond to make the experience wonderful.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

I visit Cafe Luna each time I'm in town & am never disappointed. Great service; amazing food & good wine. What's not to love?

Thank Natnan3
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So appreciate your review. Looking forward to each return to wow you again and again!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

This has been a regular restaurant for us for years. It is small and a little noisy, but well worth it. Prices are reasonable. The food selection is excellent with several daily specials. The wine list if fairly good and there is a full bar....More

Thank paul303030
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So wonderful to hear you enjoyed! We will continue to strive for excellence. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 April 2017

I was there with many of my colleagues after work meetings. I ordered Rosetta with meatballs. The food was great but a bit on the high of on the price.

Thank lokkt
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Absolutely amazing place to have a dinner with friend! You will not be disappointed. A very friendly stuff, good choice of Italian food and wine

Thank Irina B
Kim M, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great Food, Great Service, Great Companies! Ambiance is okay--a bit loud! Hard to carry conversations with your company. Not such a great place for an intimate dinner. But, it is a wonderful place for good eating! Ordered their potato gnocchi (okay--a little doughy), Rosetta (absolutely...More

Thank Paul K
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

HI Paul, Thank you for the review, yes it does get a bit noisy in the dining room at times, especially on the weekends, may I suggest the terrace next time your in on the weekend. I am thankful you enjoyed your dinner, looking forward...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

The service was great and friendly, the food just awesome, the atmosphere a great vibe with an acoustical guitar player. It was truly a special Valentine's Day dinner that was a great experience.

Thank scot s
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

So happy that you enjoyed your experience and thrilled you shared it with Tripadvisor. Thank You

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I decided to bring my family here to celebrate my birthday last week. I had been here prior and thought the food was exceptional. However, when I came back last week, the experience was horrible and I will never return. We showed up around 5:30pm,...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your review, I want to apologize for the time it took to serve you and for the lack of service that you received. I know you have been here a time or two before as you mentioned in your review....More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have been coming here for years. The food is outstanding. We always start with the Rosettas and of course the bread with the tomato dip. We have so many favorites on the menu its always hard to decide what to order. Last time we...More

Thank Ricky K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
MSimonovich
gluten free options?
8 February 2017|
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Response from Jamie W | Property representative |
Of course. All you need to do is tell your server.
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Amanda B
DO you have a gluten free menu?
22 May 2015|
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Response from Cafelunasd | Property representative |
Yes the majority of our menu - pastas - meats - salads - and items off our Small Plate menu can be made gluten free. Just notify your server of your request. Thanks, Cafe Luna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289
    (Carmel Mountain Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-673-0077
  • E-mail
Description
Cafe Luna is located in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Cafe Luna has been providing an unforgettable dining experience in San Diego for over 20 years. Cafe Luna is a "Traditional Italian Cuisine, Boutique Wine's & Fine Spirits" restaurant. Each and every item on our menu, including our savory nightly specials, are hand-made to order with you, our guest, in mind. We have a full bar and Happy Hour specials Tues - Friday 4:00 - 8:00pm.
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