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Bella Luna

584 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.78796 -73.971126
nr. 88th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-877-2267 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

bellalunanyc.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.; B, C at 86th St.

Prices

$10-$22.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

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

Profile

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.

Recommended Dishes

Rigatoni alla norcina, $10; grilled skirt steak, $17.95

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