My wife and I have dined at Cafe Luna more times than I can remember. Our waitress greeted us by name and we were always treated like royalty. Located next door to an Irish pub in strip mall across from Carl's Jr., don't let the surroundings discourage you from sampling this outstanding little restaurant, that is also open for lunch, but not every day, so call to make sure they're open. The furnishings are contemporary, cast iron type, but the seats are padded and comfortable. The room itself has a black ceiling with faux marble painting on the wall and distressed stamped concrete flooring. The decor is very tasteful and upscale with a massive fresh flower arrangement that greets you when you walk in the door. We usually go during lunch and for dinner, reservations are almost mandatory. Whatever you order, be sure to try their Fucilli Umbriaco pasta with as creamy, tomato based vodka sauce. that is to die for. Even though we moved out of the area, my wife and I still make our way back to Cafe Luna, which remains our favorite Italian dining spot in Southern California.
I had driven by the restaurant many times, but did not suspect that it was that good. The outside of the restaurant in a strip mall was deceiving. Each one of the specials that the waiters describe makes you want to cry. The meals we have eaten there are the greatest.
Don't let the unremarkable exterior fool you. This is easily the best restaurant in Carmel Mountain Ranch, and is definitely among the top ten Italian restaurants in all of San Diego County. The food is exceptional, and the service is impeccable. Each of the 10+ times I've visited has been nothing short of perfection. Reservations highly recommended, as it fills up fast.
Cafe Luna is one of our favorite restaurants. The prices are great, the food is amazing, and the service is outstanding. Each time we have gone, we have had a different waiter, and they have all provided us with the very best service! Also, every time we go, the conversation centers around how great the restaurant is... the ambiance, the service, the specials, the delicious food.... CHECK IT OUT:)