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Cafe Luna

#396 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, 11040 Rancho Carmel Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-4289 (Carmel Mountain Road)
+1 858-673-0077
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Fresno, California, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 delicious), "pork shank special" (delicious), Cioppino (delicious), sword fish ressoto (delicious). All-in-all, very happy. Had... More 

Thank Paul K
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this review

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 to another visit from you and your guests soon. More 

San Ramon
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 review

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

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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, was told we would need to wait 10 minutes so they next server could arrive(okay,... More 

1 Thank Jennifer K
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this review

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. What I do not understand is, you enjoyed our service in the past, why are... More 

San di
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 had the Pork Osso Bucco and the Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola. Fantastic! They serve a... More 

Thank Ricky K
San Diego, California
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235 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We were 6 people with a reservation for dinner. The restaurant was very accommodating when we had to shift our time. The restaurant is not large with two smallish rooms and a bar as well as an outside patio. They sat us almost immediately, and we had an outside table. This table is usually reserved for community dining, but they... More 

1 Thank Sa-i44
Healdsburg, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was in San Diego on business for 2 days and 1 night. Cafe Luna was recommended to me by the Marriott that I was staying at. I stopped in for lunch. I was served a real Caesar salad and pan-fried haddock over a porcini mushroom risotto. Outstanding. I promptly asked the waiter for a dinner reservation for 1 at... More 

Thank Greg N
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We dine here often, more often I will meet a friend for drinks and a light dinner at the bar. Staff always friendly, meals are divine, particularly their special pasta dish, their chicken served many wonderful ways and their soups are to die for. Yum!!!! Cozy city feel in the suburbs.

Thank Karen O
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Service is great, the menu choices/specials & food are always great. The five of us ladies have been going here for at least 15 years just to enjoy the food, wine & fun of getting together. Atmosphere when we are all chatting is a non issue but it's good. The best is the food and there really is no least... More 

Thank Carrie C
Jamie W, Owner at Cafe Luna, responded to this review

Thanks Carrie, glad to hear you all enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to seeing you again very soon. Cheers More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

So we dropped by our favorite little Italian place on Saturday night, always a treat, and were treated to a wonderfully harmonious evening. It started with a craft cocktail and appetizer, just perfectly refreshing for the warn evening, then graduated to wine which blended splendidly with our dinners. And our dinners were both perfectly prepared. Then, as we were approaching... More 

Thank Eric G
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A little bit of Heaven right next door! It's a small cozy restaurant kind of hidden and unassuming. But it's the best restaurant I have eaten in since moving to San Diego. Every bite was better than the one before. From the bread and dipping sauce, to the steak, to the chocolate mousse cake. Our waitress was awesome. Pricing was... More 

Thank Margaret F

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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$22 - US$22
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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
Cafe Luna is located in Carmel Mountain Ranch, Cafe Luna and Chef Paden Skaggs have 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?