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La Luna Bistro

9.7/10
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320 Rathdowne Street, 3054 Carlton North (VIC)See map

Average price $95

Mother's Day AU$95.00

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This preset menu includes: share Entrees, a selection of our favorites dishes + main course + dessert

MENU Mother's Day AU$95.00

This preset menu includes: share Entrees, a selection of our favorites dishes + main course + dessert

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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
  • American express Welcome
Fish of the day
$48
Italian cabbage, Nduja crumb, sweet onion
Potato gnocchi
$38
peas, asparagus, lemon, truffle pecorino
Scialatielli pasta
$38
Jumbo prawns garlic, chilli, olive oil, parsley, roasted tomatoes
Mother's Day AU$95.00
This preset menu includes: share Entrees, a selection of our favorites dishes + main course + dessert

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80 day dry aged Rib eye
Bacon croquettes
Eggplant & Strawberry delight

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.7/10
based on 574 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Wade R.
    Wade R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Waited a long time to come to la Luna and god it was worth the wait, service was great, food was amazing and nice to see Adrian mingling with customers. Will be back for sure some of the best food I’ve had

  2. Ryan M.
    Ryan M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exemplar as always. Service staff were friendly and attentive, knew their stuff. House made cold cuts were amazing and the Rib eye melted in my mouth.

  3. Inez Z.
    Inez Z.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely delicious. Good authentic quality food. Served with skills and craft. Lovely wait staff as well. Beautiful classy interior. Not overly formal that you can feel at home. Beautiful wines.

  4. John P.
    John P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The restaurant was an excellent experience. The food was great, the service was super friendly and welcoming, and they provided some great suggestions. Highly recommend.

  5. Anna C.
    Anna C.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Came back to La Luna for my birthday...just my husband and I. Great service, terrific food. A fabulous menu and wine list. Absolutely no complaints here! Thankyou.

  6. Antonietta D.
    Antonietta D.
    • 14 reviews
    8.5/10

    Unfortunately the steaks weren’t as good as in the past. The rump was a little tough. Also the jus should be served on the side. The service was good and everything else was great.

  7. Lisa O.
    Lisa O.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    La Luna remains an icon of Melbourne dining for good reason. The food was superb - sublime eggplant, divine bacon croquettes, pork was melt in the mouth, fillet Mignon perfect with the amazing jus and then delectable creme brûlée. Gorgeous cocktails & complimentary wines. Staff were exceptional looking after all the finer details on a busy night and the atmosphere classy & intimate. A wonderful occasion to remember.

  8. Cara K.
    Cara K.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    One of my favorites in Melbourne. We had a great night. Thank you

  9. Phillip K.
    Phillip K.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    The food was great and the service impeccable.

  10. Tess B.
    Tess B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great restaurant! Lovely food and great service. They even moved our table for our anniversary and allowed us to take our leftovers home. Great night :)

  11. Carly M.
    Carly M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely phenomenal service, food and wine. Everything was done perfectly - staff were experienced, professional and warm. The food was absolutely amazing!

  12. Fiona K.
    Fiona K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Such a beautiful atmosphere, and incredible food! Has been a favourite for a while, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Thank you!

  13. Pilar A.
    Pilar A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great atmosphere and everything is delicious, it won't matter what you order. The duck was perfect and so was the pork. We will be back to taste the steak. Highly recommend it. We were there at 6pm on a weeknight and it was quiet and lovely

  14. Chris W.
    Chris W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brilliant food, wine& service we're all excellent. Garlic Chili prawns superb, Cheese Souffle Devine, Steak perfectly cooked & Creme Brulee melt in the mouth delicious.

  15. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place!!

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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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

Features

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