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La Luna Bistro

Average price $95
9.4/10
521 reviews

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Meet the Chef

Growing up in a household with “a mélange of North African, Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine” Adrian Richardson’s heritage definitely helps explain his enthusiasm for quality food that’s packed with flavour. Adrian Richardson's focus is on good produce, handled with care. When Adrian is not at La Luna or Bouvier he can be seen on Good Chef Bad Chef, Secret Meat Business & Richo's bar snacks.

Restaurant menu

Chef Adrian Richardson
  • Average price $95 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Fish
$48

of the day

Potato gnocchi
$28

Mushrooms, cream, hazelnuts

Pappardelle
$28

Spicy chilli beef ragu

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.4/10
based on 521 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Sophie A.
    Sophie A.
    • one review
    10/10

    You cant fault La Luna, we have been there so many times, and the food always outstanding, to customer service. Very sad that they have to close for 4 weeks with new rules with the coronavirus. When the restaurant opens again, it will be still sensational. Thumbs up to everyone from Adrian Richardson, who is always happy to chat to the whole team.

  2. Antoinette B.
    Antoinette B.
    • one review
    7/10

    This restaurant was very cozy the food was quite expensive for lunchtime menu most dishes were starting $40 each.. There was a specials menu small steak with chips that were dry and stale. Had to pay for vegs or salad $9.50 a plate. Wine by the glass started at $13 per glass... parking was good staff were lovely.... too expensive for lunch

  3. Peter L.
    Peter L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great casual dining, the service staff were great and experienced, the food was wonderful (Check our the specials) and the beer & wine were great.. We will be back for sure.

    La Luna Bistro

    Thanks for the lovely review

  4. Sue T.
    Sue T.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    The food was lovely and really enjoyed it but it was disappointing not to be able to take the bottle of champagne home as a momento. I did forgot to ask for it before I left but as soon as I arrived home I phoned but was told it had been thrown out and nothing could be done about it. Very disappointing

    La Luna Bistro

    Hey Sue, We are glad you had a wonderful night. Unfortunately, unless we are aware you'd like us to keep bottles the procedure is to place them in the recycling bin, once this happens we just can't ask our staff to rummage through the bins as it is very unsafe & dangerous. we hope you will join us in the future & of course please make our crew aware if you'd like us to set aside any special bottles.

  5. CRAIG S.
    CRAIG S.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great atmosphere. Attentive, friendly and helpful staff. Food was great - honest and well presented. Duck with roasted peach was superb and tiramisu dessert especially well done.

    La Luna Bistro

    Thank you for the beautiful feedback

  6. Brendan D.
    Brendan D.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had the chefs selection. Awesome food perfectly cooked, great wines and brilliant service. 10 out of 10. Great friendly atmosphere and good value for money.

  7. Linda I.
    Linda I.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    We were warmly greeted on arrival, our waiter was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was cooked perfectly and presented well, the steak was delicious. We have been here a number of times and always enjoy our meal.

    La Luna Bistro

    Thanks for such a lovely review

  8. Debbie V.
    Debbie V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really welcoming and friendly staff. We had a young baby with us and we were made to feel very welcome. Sometimes you get a bit paranoid that you are being judged for taking babies to restaurants and can be made to slightly feel the baby is not welcome, but not here! The food was delicious as always, never had a bad meal here. Very warm greeting on arrival, and farewell.

  9. Lil H.
    Lil H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food and service. Very warm welcome and attentive service. Great place to spend a special occasion. Would definitely return. If you love meat this is the place for you.

  10. Frances K.
    Frances K.
    • one review
    10/10

    First time customers, thoroughly enjoyed everything about La Luna. Staff welcoming, helpful, very pleasant. The food excellent. Would definitely go again.

    La Luna Bistro

    Thanks Frances, we look forward to seeing you in the future

  11. Kingsley L.
    Kingsley L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thoroughly impressed with the care and finesse of the small goods platter, the pork dish flavour and texturally complemented perfectly and the Bold flavour of the dry aged rib exceptional. All round great experience will be back again definitely. Cheers!!

    La Luna Bistro

    Thank you for the lovely review

  12. Vanessa C.
    Vanessa C.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, and the food was all very homely and delicious, we ate a lot and was not disappointing with one dish - the pavlova was the best I have ever eaten.

    La Luna Bistro

    Thank you so much Vanessa

  13. Seunghoon Y.
    Seunghoon Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    I was little bit late but they were still friendly. Food was nice and service was nicer. Great experience! Little bit far away from CBD but still easy to get there.

  14. Michele  C.
    Michele C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Each time I dine here I am never disappointed. The food is always delicious and presented beautifully. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are welcoming and very accommodating. La Luna is an absolute favourite of mine.

  15. Nada P.
    Nada P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant was very cosy and quaint . Our waiter was very entertaining and steered us to some great specials. The food was outstanding. I look forward to going again.

  16. Andre W.
    Andre W.
    • one review
    10/10

    It was a beautiful dining experience. The meal and drinks were delicious. Lovely atmosphere. Wait staff were attentive and prompt. Definitely recommend.

  17. sharon m.
    sharon m.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved the food and service. The only fault was the individual side dishes to the main meals were $10 each and were large serves. It would have been nice to be able to order a mixed vegie side dish (at a reasonable price) of 3 different vegies to have with a steak. The outside front of the building facung the main road needs some TLC, not very appealing.

  18. Marian D.
    Marian D.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    This is a cute restaurant, understated yet quite expensive. On a Sunday evening, the restaurant was v busy and quite noisy. We were somewhat disappointed that they ran out of Scotch fillet by the time we ordered at about 7.30 pm ( early!), the pasta was quite average, despite the fast that it was meant to have truffle flavours (did it?), but the prawns with garlic (not on the menu, why?) were vv tasty. The service was very good so overall, a nice experience despite the defficiiencies mentioned above.

  19. Belinda F.
    Belinda F.
    • one review
    10/10

    We are never disappointed when we dine here. The creme brûlée is to die for! It’s our one special night out whenever we come over from Perth. We love the house-cured meats, which we always start our meal off with.

  20. Briony D.
    Briony D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thank you La Luna for making our wedding anniversary so special. We arrived for dinner mid week and were treated with impeccable service and attention. The food was absolutely delicious, generous and fresh. Wine recommendation was spot on too. It was a special night thanks to La Luna five star service and food.

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How to get to the restaurant

320 Rathdowne Street, 3054, Carlton North (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Carlton North, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

A Meat Master

At this rustic-chic corner shop front restaurant, it’s all about meat. Chef and hands-on meat man Adrian Richardson's easygoing ways and nose-to-tail food philosophy are always on show at this much loved, long standing restaurant in Rathdown Village. Highly regarded for the quality of the house-aged beef, Richardson also offers a number of other tasty meats, many of which are hand made. From crackling wrapped pork, to generous lamb shoulders and house-made cotechino sausage, it’s clear Richardson has a real meaty skill. This lofty-ceilinged space with bentwood chairs and fence-wire chandeliers is a charming neighbourhood gem that’s perfect for a meat feast. Just don’t bring your vegetarian friends along. We’re not so sure they’ll approve.

Best dish: dry-aged, on-the-bone rib-eye

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