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La Luna Bistro

9.6/10
974
320 Rathdowne Street, 3054 Carlton North (VIC)See map

Average price A$95

Father's Day A$125

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MENU Father's Day A$125

This preset menu includes: Entrée + Main + Sweet Treats

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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 A$95
  • American express Welcome
Fish of the day
A$52
Italian cabbage, Nduja crumb, sweet onion
Potato gnocchi
A$38
peas, asparagus, lemon, truffle pecorino
Calamari Neri
A$38
Braised calamari, tomato, red wine, squid ink
Father's Day A$125
This preset menu includes: Entrée + Main + Sweet Treats

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Reviews

9.6/10
Excellent974 reviews
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  • Ben C.
    Ben C.

    July 27, 20221 review

    10/10

    One of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Great choice of food, amazingly cooked steak. I also love their entree selection, the prawns are insane! Also service is always great.

  • Wesley G.
    Wesley G.

    July 20, 20221 review

    10/10

    Always love the artichoke and the gnocchi, service staff are very funny and sweet Bar staff are also phenomenal, and the blueberry from the mezze dessert was my favourite <3

  • Patricia M.
    Patricia M.

    July 16, 20228 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Simon F.
    Simon F.

    July 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    This restaurant is the best. The food is incredible and the staff are warm friendly and accommodating. My wife and i both said its one of the best restaurants we have ever been too.

  • Robyn D.
    Robyn D.

    July 9, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Josh L.
    Josh L.

    July 7, 20221 review

    10/10

    This restaurant rules O.K. …………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Jacque G.
    Jacque G.

    July 5, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Had a lovely meal, wait staff were absolutely charming and helpful. I would highly recommend the restaurant to my friends and family who are visiting Melbourne.

  • Wes M.
    Wes M.

    July 1, 20221 review

    9.5/10
  • Todd S.
    Todd S.

    June 28, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    One of Melbourne's best restaurants. 3rd visit and can't wait to go back! Excellent menu, each dish perfectly presented. Wonerful, unobtrusive staff

  • Kaylene W.
    Kaylene W.

    June 25, 20221 review

    10/10

    Never been disappointed with food of service Will continue to go back

  • Antonella P.
    Antonella P.

    June 18, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley N.

    June 18, 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Eliza H.
    Eliza H.

    June 11, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Cosy, welcoming ambience. Charming and gracious staff. Incredible food! Delicious. We'll be back without a shadow of a doubt. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Ken s.
    Ken s.

    June 10, 20221 review

    9/10

    My main course was incorrect, but was a dearer cut than I ordered so no complaint. Corkage at $35 per bottle is excessive. Reasonable for the first bottle but not for each!

  • Assunta B.
    Assunta B.

    May 28, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Malcolm W.
    Malcolm W.

    May 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Great food and atmosphere. Service at just the right level, although at first a little fast to get the order and in. Tne food was really nice and we enjoyed the evening.

  • Jodie S.
    Jodie S.

    May 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Every course from entree to dessert was delicious!! Highly recommend Steak Tartare. Also had a lovely chat and took a selfie with the owner himself Adrian Richardson

  • Christine F.
    Christine F.

    May 27, 20221 review

    10/10

    La Luna enjoys a great reputation for fabulous meat dishes; steak, duck and pork. The mains did not disappoint. The real surprise were the delicious desserts. What a hit! We will be back,

  • Craig m.
    Craig m.

    May 21, 20221 review

    10/10

    Been going for years never disappoints, Adrian was at the door tonight always nice to say hello

  • Olivia S.
    Olivia S.

    May 21, 20221 review

    10/10
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320 Rathdowne Street, 3054, Carlton North (VIC), Australia

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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