Monday, November 8, 2010
Cafe Luna - St Pete Beach, FL
Located in an unremarkable looking strip of shops on Gulf Boulevard in St. Pete Beach, is the rather remarkable Cafe Luna. Once you step inside the softly lit, romantic setting, one almost forgets about the outside world. The cafe is a very small and intimate space with a choice of regular seating or booths for those who want to get cozy. Wine racks line some of the wall space and help add to the charm. The service was very friendly, yet non-intrusive.
Cafe Luna serves wine and beer. We ordered a Riesling to have a nice, light taste to accompany our food. For our entrees, we chose the cheese pizza, a cup of the tomato basil soup, a crab cake, and the Snapper Italiano. My husband and son loved the cheese pizza, but I thought it was just okay because I tend to like a crisper crust than was served here. A big soup fan, I loved the tomato basil soup served with a slice of toast on the side. The crab cake was very good, too. Our favorite entree of the evening was the Snapper Italiano. The snapper was dusted with breadcrumbs and pan fried and topped with cheese, spinach, and a bruschetta mix and served with a seasoned rice. All of the servings were large and were great for sharing. It was a nice evening with good food and a relaxing surrounding. As a final note, I would probably call and make reservations, if you can, because the restaurant did fill up very fast on the night we were there.
6700 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706