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Luna Piena Ristorante

243 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4801
+1 212-308-8882
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (19 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (3 reviews)
“branzino” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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243 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4801
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1 - 10 of 245 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are frequent diners here as it is 2 minutes from our apartment and always very good cuisine. That was all true last night as we dined as a party of 3. The renovation in the back is nice, but as usual it is VERY...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner Friday evening. Chicken Marsala was very good, partner had Agnolotti which was also delicious, with generous portions. One waiter was weak, but everything turned out fine.

Thank 326Richard
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were given this suggestions from our doorman at the hotel. What a great restaurant. We had a wonderful wonderful meal here and the service was EXCELLENT. Everyone was very attentive. Portions were huge. We started with the prosciutto and melon/mozzarella app and the eggplant...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a nice local neighborhood restaurant. It was 2 blocks from our hotel. As soon as we walked up the sidewalk we were greeted by a few employees who were so gracious. We were seated in the rear "garden" dining area. It was a...More

1  Thank CTS_Knows
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Luna Piena using a Groupon. From the minute we sat down at our table in the outdoor garden, everything was "right"! The service was extremely attentive. Everything we ordered was delicious! The food was a bit pricey, but the portions were extremely generous....More

Thank Hilarie G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is really cute, service ok but the food pretty bad. Orders Gnochis a la Sorrentina and could not eat them... !and that is a simple if a dish as it gets.

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The new garden seating is a perfect escape from the normal outdoor seating in the city. The relaxed atmosphere and the view of the sky without the sound of traffic was very nice. The food was excellent as well as was the service.

Thank MikeDen
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to us by doorman at local hotel and it didn't disappoint. The food was delicious & lovely atmosphere. Our 3 kids all enjoyed their meals (shared as portions large!). Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 3 June 2017

we ate outside in the improvised patio and it was just the right size- and the fake ivy hanging down was a nice touch-.it didn't have to be real to add ambience.. I had absolutely delicious and well cooked rack of lamb - everyone else...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Had a fun lunch here. The decor was fun on the patio and our service was great. It felt like a family Italian restaurant. The alfredo was amazing and the oil and vinegar for the salads are too. I ordered the seafood pasta special no...More

Thank Abconnor2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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