• Bella Luna

  • Italian $10-$22.95
  • 584 Columbus Ave.
    New York, NY 10024
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone: 212-877-2267
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Italian cuisine with a crowd-pleasing American bend (salmon, pastas with goat cheese) defines this typically Manhattan spot, packed with families toting young kids and 40-something couples. Dishes aren’t complex, and the kitchen is usually reliable with the basics. Chicken parmesan is done right: two thin, crispy breaded cutlets smothered in marinara sauce, with mozzarella oozing over the sides. Pasta dishes, including a satisfyingly big bowl of rigatoni alla norcina—with chunks of spicy Italian sausage in tomato sauce—are deservedly popular. Step up to the plate when the chef throws a curve ball, like the grilled skirt steak with tangy Argentinian chimichurri sauce, but be choosy at the antipasti table. (The mozzarella can be grainy and dry.) The space itself is airy, with cashew-colored walls and a colorful painting of the map of France. This is a quintessential neighborhood place, after all, where the mood is don’t-rush-me, and the food is improved simply because it’s around the corner.
http://bellalunanyc.com
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm Fri-Sat, noon-11pm Sun, noon-10pm

  • Prices

    $10-$22.95

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Live Music Dine at the Bar Lunch Take-Out Online Ordering Good for Groups Brunch - Weekend Outdoor Dining Kid-Friendly Private Dining/Party Space Prix-Fixe Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    79th St. to 96th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.

  • Delivery Hours

    Daily, noon-10pm

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