Luna Rossa, Vegas-Based Italian Ristorante, To Open At The District In Tustin

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Edwin Goei

Luna Rossa, the Italian ristorante that also recently opened in Huntington Beach's Bella Terra, has put up a banner at the former site of Chaparosa Grill at The District in Tustin signaling its intent to move in.

The small chain, which also has restaurants in Vegas and Palos Verdes, describes itself this way:

...a family owned Italian restaurant chain, featuring modern, innovative Italian Cuisine in a vibrant, cosmopolitan environment.  Our specialities include thin crust pizzas, daily homemade pastas, mesquite-grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and much more, plus a glorious selection of desserts.  

The website also says that they have been "a favorite Italian food destination for over half a decade."

5 years? I suppose that's laudable. Chaparosa Grill's Tustin location barely made it to 4.

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Location Info

Luna Rossa

2449 Park Ave., Tustin, CA

Category: Restaurant

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It's not an Olive husband & I have been dining @ the Lake Las Vegas location for over 6 years & it's wonderful...homemade gnocchi,excellent bolognese,etc..fantastic desserts..

Italian Bred
Italian Bred

Well, try it before you comment.  The food is very authentic at the Bella Terra location and the ambience is great with great art from a California based Italian artist. 


I've got a very bad feeling about this place.  One, pizza is listed as the first menu attraction.   Second, 9 out of 10 Italian people probably think "mesquite" is a flying bug.  (And not one of them I know would smoke fish that way.  We want sweet flavor in our cannoli cream, not our oily, savory seafood.)  . . And choosing to open in Bella Terra and the District?  Sounds like a family-owned Olive Garden to me.  As Simon Cowell would say...sorry. 

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