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La Luna Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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320 Rathdowne St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
+61 3 9349 4888
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When ever we have friends from interstate or overseas we have dinner at La Luna. The restaurant never fails to provided excellent meals, The proprietor Adrian Richardson shines with his dry aged beef . We took a friend from Florida last Wednesday he ordered the daily fish special snapper and thought it was great.Any time we have a large number... More 

Thank Ron Y
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most impt advise.. make reservation to avoid disappointment.. tried to do a walk in during dinner and there was no vacancy. Made reservation and return in couple days Normally to enjoy a good steak i am accustomed to having Wagyu beef. But this place doesn't need it. We shared the rib eye as it was a massive 500+ grams. The... More 

Thank JohnNRach
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very good food, excellent service. We had an enjoyable meal with a large group of friends. My pork dish with crisp rind was particularly good.

Thank VictoriaSW1
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places for a long lunch with great wine and friends!! Food never misses a beat and I've been going there for about 10 years! Nothing seems to be too much trouble and you always get good size, tasty meals that are great value for money! This time it was simple, crispy pork ribs for entree, 400gram... More 

Thank Gary E
Sydney, Australia
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210 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is not the first time we've eaten at la Luna. On our previous visit, our food was wonderful and the service attentive. I think I gave it five stars. That was April this year. However this time we felt like we were undesirables intruding on the time and space of the staff. I don't expect a fanfare and trumpets... More 

Thank TenRingShanghai
Macau, China
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181 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited La Luna with friends we see rarely. Not the greatest choice for a location where we could have a conversation; the bare walls and floor and close proximity of tables to each other and the bar meant that the decibel level was higher than we could manage. Not a carp; it goes with the space, and we were... More 

Thank greenstOat24
Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's been ages since my last visit and I absolutely enjoyed being back. Service is friendly and relaxed with a great atmosphere for both business and social dinning. The menu selection is simple but caters to a hearty meal. Entree dishes are great for sharing - had the platter and garlic prawns - highly recommended. Ask for more bread to... More 

Thank WWW138
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We've been to La Luna on many occasions and always loved the food including last Saturday night. But this visit has the distinction of having appalling service. My wife had the joy of having the plates being put millimetres from her nose when the table was being cleared. Also having the wait staff butts in the face is not a... More 

Thank casper0072
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have been to La Luna several times over the years, most recently for dinner about six weeks ago. The food is prepared with great care and attention and the serving sizes are massive so make sure you don't eat much on the day you're planning to dine here! We shared an entree of the charcuterie tasting plate between three... More 

Thank mishimoopoo
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great staff, excellent service! Quality of food is always consistently good with very generous serves. House smoked salmon a real treat I would highly recommend La Luna if you want a quality meal at a reasonable price!

Thank Nikkis1962

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?