La Luna Circa 2012


This was the official website of the Italian restaurant La Luna located in Rochester NY.
Content is from the restaurant's 2012 archived pages, as well as other sources

The new owner wants visitors who might inadvertantly end up here to be able to go to La Luna's new website and reach the restaurant to make reservations.

The current website for La Luna is found at: https://www.lalunahighfalls.com/restaurant.

Stergios Kotorlis
La Luna Italian Restaurant & Banquet Center
60 Browns Race
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585.232.LUNA (5862)

 

Offering a wide variety of Italian cuisine served in a cozy atmosphere, La Luna serves both lunch and dinner.

Welcome to LaLuna Restaurant

Posted on January 10, 2012 by lalunare

La Luna Italian Restaurant and Banquet Center offers an “old world feel” with authentic Italian food. With a stunning view of the nearby High Falls, La Luna is located in the historic Browns Race area formerly occupied by Triphammer Grill.

Enjoy eating inside or outside on the terrace. Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 4:30 to 9 P.M. We also have a party room for private events.

La Luna specializes in Italian cuisine, offering pasta dishes and salads such as arugula, roasted beet, and Caprese for both lunch and dinner. Lunch options also include sandwiches and wraps, including Italian-style pulled pork and the restaurant’s specialty cheesesteak.

For dinner, the selection widens with chicken, veal, and fish entrees as well as grilled pizzas.

For starters, a few appetizers can make a difference; fried or sauteed calimari, a fire-roasted pepper plate, greens and beans, and arancini are among them.

La Luna is also available for private parties and catering.  Call 585-232-5862

 



 

2011 – 2012 Yelp Reviews

10/22/2012
****Melissa H. Houston, TX
We stopped in La Luna on our tour of the eastern US and it was all that we could have hoped for: great service, excellent food, and wonderful views.  The beet salad was fresh and delicious, though it had just a touch too much dressing for my taste. The roasted red pepper bisque was surprisingly light and packed with flavor. The star of our meal was Linguine with Clam Sauce that has a great smokey, garlic flavor. I seriously thought about getting a second order to go. The meal was complemented by good wines. If we make it back through Rochester we will be back.

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**** Jesse S. Rochester, NY
6/5/2012
Great food- salads were delicious as well as the main dishes. The waiter we had was very friendly and did a wonderful job. The best part was the phenomenal view! We will definitely come here again and it will be on our list of good places to go in Rochester.

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9/8/2011
**** Brian T. Buffalo, NY
La Luna is a little known restaurant in the heart of downtown that more people need to know about.  Located in the Browns Race neighborhood, it was formerly where Triphammer Grill was.  It offers a truly amazing view of the High Falls Area (unfortunately not the actual falls).  With a rather large outdoor terrace it's a superb place to admire the short Rochester summers and cloudy in-between seasons.  
  We were recommended to go to their Happy Hour by a friend, and I'll recommend the same.  HH is Wednesday to Friday 4-7pm that offers ALL appetizers for $5!!!  Pretty swell deal(I'd call to double check this is still the special, it's that good).  When we walked in on a Thursday evening, it was slightly awkward as we were the only ones.  The staff looked at us with the look of "really"?  Apparently when I inquired the previous day was packed, but at 6pm, no one was there this night.
  Along with the $5 apps, there were drinks specials of $3 beers, and $5 wines/mixed drinks.  Like I said, pretty stellar savings.  Planning on ordering a few apps and then dinner we were shocked to when the waiter said we couldn't.  Apparently when you have the HH specials, you can't get entrees?!?  We didn't understand, for we were willing, and able to spend more money on dinner entrees.  So with our arms twisted, we simply ordered more apps.  I think in total between the 3 of us, we ordered 7 of their total 11 app choices.
  In the end I was ok with this, I've begun to feel that tasting a lot of a restaurant's apps will give a better feel for how a restaurant is then just 2 entrees and 1 app.  We ordered the Steamed Mussels, Antipasto, Fire Roasted Pepper Plate, Momma's Meatballs, Arancini, Fried Mozzarella, and Bruschetta.  We thought the mussels were pretty good for being in Rochester.  Antipasto was a great value at $7 off during Happy hour, and the prosciutto was salty tastiness.  Skip the pepper plate, nothing too exciting there.  A lot of the plates had the same crispy baguette.  At first, I thought it was the kitchen being lazy.  But the more I saw it, the more I enjoyed it, and I dislike bread.
  All in all, La Luna is a great place for apps, scenery and cheap drinks(only bottled beer, no drafts).  With the apps being a great teaser, we definitely plan on returning to try the rest of their menu.

 



 

Lunch Menu

Soup

Ask your server for our daily soup 4

Salads add :chicken 3: shrimp 5: scallops 5: prosciutto di Parma 4: anchovies 3:

La Luna: mixed field greens tossed in honey balsamic vinaigrette & served with fire roasted peppers & a fried mozzarella croquet 9
House: mixed field greens with house made Italian vinaigrette & grape tomatoes 5
Classic Caesar: chopped romaine with parmesan cheese, croutons & a lemon anchovies emulsion6
Caprese: Layers of sliced roma tomatoes & fresh mozzarella served with mixed greens, basil & balsamic vinegar 8
Roasted Beet: sliced beets served with mixed greens, crumbled bleu cheese, apple slices & balsamic vinaigrette 8
Arugula: tossed with shaved red onion, olives, black pepper & our lemon truffle vinaigrette 7

Sandwiches & Wraps :all sandwiches & wraps served with house fries:

Half Pound Angus Burger: grilled to your liking & topped with caramelized onions & melted gorgonzola served on a hard roll 9
Italian Sausage: grilled link served on sub roll topped with peppers, onions & whole grain mustard dressing 9
Meatball Sub: house made Angus beef meatballs served on a roll topped with marinara & melted mozzarella 7
“La Luna” Cheese Steak: shredded rib eye topped with peppers, onions & mozzarella served on a sub roll 9
Italian Style Pulled Pork: slow braised pork in marinara sauce topped with melted mozzarella & served on a hard roll 8
Grilled Portobello Wrap: with roasted vegetables, chopped romaine & shredded mozzarella 9
Chicken Parm Sandwich: panko breaded chicken cutlet topped with parmesan & mozzarella cheese finished with marinara served on a hard roll 9

Pasta add :chicken 3: shrimp 5: scallops 5: prosciutto di Parma 4:
Penne Vodka: creamy tomato sauce served with fresh basil & topped with shaved Romano 12
Mushroom Ravioli: fresh pasta raviolis filled with a wild mushroom mixture topped with white truffle cream sauce & crispy onions 12
Shrimp & Scallop Fettuccini Alfredo: caramelized shellfish tossed with pasta & our parmesan cream sauce 14
Linguini with Clam Sauce: fresh linguini tossed with white wine clam sauce & served with steamed clams 13
Aglio e Olio: angel hair pasta with roasted garlic oil, fresh tomatoes & basil topped with shaved Romano 10

 



 

Dinner Menu

Appetizers
Steamed Mussels: half pound of P.E.I. mussels in a white wine garlic butter
Fried Calamari: breaded squid & rings served with lemon & marinara
Sautéed Calamari: tossed with roasted peppers, garlic & shallots
Antipasto: prosciutto, capicola, salami, fresh mozzarella, olives & peppers served with crostini
Fire Roasted Pepper Plate: tri-colored sweet peppers roasted & served with crostini & extra virgin olive oil
Beans & Greens: sautéed escarole with garlic, shallot, & white beans in a parmesan broth
Italian Sausage: a mild sweet link topped with peppers & onions & drizzled with whole grain mustard dressing
Momma’s Meatballs: family recipe of Angus beef meatballs served with house marinara
Arancini: fried risotto croquets stuffed with mozzarella cheese & served with marinara
Fried Mozzarella: panko-breaded, fried & served with marinara
Bruschetta: classic tomato salsa on crispy baguette & topped with melted fontina cheese

Grilled Pizzas
Sausage: grilled flatbread pizza topped with chopped sausage, garlic & fontina cheese
Vegetable: grilled flatbread pizza topped with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, peppers & mozzarella cheese
Tuscan: grilled flatbread pizza topped with chopped tomatoes, prosciutto, basil, fontina & parmesan cheese

Salads Add: chicken 3: shrimp 5: scallops 6: prosciutto di Parma 4: anchovies 3:
La Luna: mixed field greens tossed in honey balsamic vinaigrette & served with fire roasted peppers & a fried mozzarella croquet 9
House: mixed field greens with house made Italian vinaigrette & grape tomatoes 5
Classic Caesar: chopped romaine with parmesan cheese, croutons & a lemon anchovies emulsion6
Caprese: Layers of sliced roma tomatoes & fresh mozzarella served with mixed greens, basil & balsamic vinegar 8
Roasted Beet: sliced beets served with mixed greens, crumbled bleu cheese, apple slices & balsamic vinaigrette 8
Arugula: tossed with shaved red onion, olives, black pepper & our lemon truffle vinaigrette 7

Pasta add: chicken 3: shrimp 5: scallops 6: prosciutto di Parma 4: meatballs 4: sausage link 5:

Penne Vodka: creamy tomato sauce served with fresh basil & topped with shaved Romano 15
Pasta Arrabiata: penne pasta tossed with house marinara & chef’s selection of fresh vegetables
Mushroom Ravioli: fresh pasta raviolis filled with a wild mushroom mixture topped with white truffle cream sauce & crispy onions 12
Shrimp & Scallop Fettuccini Alfredo: caramelized shellfish tossed with pasta & our parmesan cream sauce 14
Linguini with Clam Sauce: fresh linguini tossed with white wine clam sauce & served with steamed clams 13
Gnocchi Bolognaise: pulled pork tossed in house made marinara with pan seared potato gnocchi’s
Lasagna: a hearty layering of fresh pasta, ground beef, spinach, ricotta & mozzarella cheese baked & topped with marinara

Fish
Salmon: pan seared Nova Scotia salmon served with Tuscan roasted potatoes, garlic rapini, & topped with kalamata olive vinaigrette
Chilean Sea Bass: pan roasted & served with roasted potatoes & balsamic grilled vegetables
Lobster Ravioli: fresh pasta stuffed with our own lobster mixture topped with a grilled 5 oz tail & balsamic brown butter sauce

Chicken
French: egg battered, pan seared & served with sherry wine & lemon sauce
Parmesan: panko-breaded, fried, & topped with marinara & melted cheeses
Marsala: dusted with flour, pan seared & finished with mushroom, wine, butter sauce

Veal
Saltimbocca: pan seared cutlets served with a prosciutto & sage pan sauce
Osso Bucco: four hour braised shank, garlic mash, roasted tomatoes & a natural pan sauce
Scaloppini: seared leg cutlets finished with a lemon, butter, & caper pan sauce

Meat
Filet Mignon: grilled center cut beef tenderloin served over mashed potatoes, sautéed rapini & roasted peppers topped with demi glaze
Steak Frites: 14oz Certified Angus Strip Steak finished with demi glaze & served with house fries
Lamb Shank: slow braised & served over mushroom risotto with garlic grilled rapini

Vegetarian
Stuffed Peppers: roasted sweet bell peppers filled with vegetable risotto
Eggplant Parmesan: marinated eggplant, breaded, fried & topped with marinara, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses

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