La Luna wants to grow with bigger sidewalk cafe

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by Editor


La Luna financial officer Ana Lira points to the area above the southeastern entry where she wants to extend and broaden the existing canopy. Photo by Michael

La Luna owner Ezequiela Romero and finance officer Ana Lira want to extend the sidewalk canopy at the restaurant at 2 Boston St.
Lira said in the plan for the sidewalk café permit application was for the extension and broadening of the existing canopy, which currently traces the restaurant’s southern wall but stops short of the restaurant’s southeastern entrance. The new canopy would cover more diners and invite more diners to eat al fresco. After a required public comment period, which ends Nov. 7, the city will reexamine the application.

La Luna wants to extend and broaden its canopy to attract more outdoor diners. Photo by Michael

The original plan was to have a broad canopy wrap-around the restaurant’s southern wall and its western frontage along Queen Anne Avenue North. Lira said she and Romero wanted outdoor dining along the Ave but city planners nixed the idea. Romero and Lira submitted the application this month.


  • JD

    I’ve been La Luna twice- both times the service was horrendous. The last time I went, we sat at a table in the bar area (because no hostess was at the station) for over 10 minutes and no one came to serve us. All of the waitresses and bartender were standing around talking to each other, serving no one in the restaurant (we weren’t the only customers annoyed). When one of the waitresses walked by, and I asked for a menu and some water, I was informed that I was not in her section and someone should be by soon. Needless to say, we left and won’t be returning.

  • JD

    I’ve been La Luna twice- both times the service was horrendous. The last time I went, we sat at a table in the bar area (because no hostess was at the station) for over 10 minutes and no one came to serve us. All of the waitresses and bartender were standing around talking to each other, serving no one in the restaurant (we weren’t the only customers annoyed). When one of the waitresses walked by, and I asked for a menu and some water, I was informed that I was not in her section and someone should be by soon. Needless to say, we left and won’t be returning.

  • MommyOfDudes

    that’s too bad – i’ve been there several times and always get fast & attentive service

  • MommyOfDudes

    that’s too bad – i’ve been there several times and always get fast & attentive service

  • tico

    I’ve never been and never will.

    During a small emergency I had quickly pulled into the Safeway parking lot a year or so ago and double parked adjacent to the area the article mentions. My oldest son had somehow gotten his jacket zipper stuck onto his lower eye tooth and was screaming hysterically.

    I jumped into the back and started to work on it when a woman resembling the woman in the photo came flying out of the restaurant demanding I move my car immediately.

    I mean, here I am with a child in obvious and extreme distress and she thinks the appropriate thing to do is start yelling at me about my parking? Unbelievable. Most sane people in that situation would’ve rushed to my car and asked what the problem was and offered to help.

  • tico

    I’ve never been and never will.

    During a small emergency I had quickly pulled into the Safeway parking lot a year or so ago and double parked adjacent to the area the article mentions. My oldest son had somehow gotten his jacket zipper stuck onto his lower eye tooth and was screaming hysterically.

    I jumped into the back and started to work on it when a woman resembling the woman in the photo came flying out of the restaurant demanding I move my car immediately.

    I mean, here I am with a child in obvious and extreme distress and she thinks the appropriate thing to do is start yelling at me about my parking? Unbelievable. Most sane people in that situation would’ve rushed to my car and asked what the problem was and offered to help.

  • tico

    I don’t know what wrong with my brain! My experience was with Sorrentino restaurant, not La Luna. I saw the picture and thought it was Sorrentino and the woman who yelled at me looks just like the woman in the photo.

    Sorry La Luna! I’m sure you’re nicer than the woman I encountered at Sorrentino!

  • tico

    I don’t know what wrong with my brain! My experience was with Sorrentino restaurant, not La Luna. I saw the picture and thought it was Sorrentino and the woman who yelled at me looks just like the woman in the photo.

    Sorry La Luna! I’m sure you’re nicer than the woman I encountered at Sorrentino!

  • Ann Onymous

    La Luna needs to create a little consistancy with service/drink specials/prices, etc before expanding their patio. No one to fill it? No need for it.

    I’ve tried La Luna a few times, and no matter how much I want to love it, it always dissapoints. I went for Friday late night happy hour where the margs were $5. Totally acceptable (minus the 15 minute wait time when there wsere only 2 tables)

    At the late night Friday happy hour 1 week later, a friend and I ordered the same drinks as the week before. Not only were they now $9, but hers came in a pint glass, while my exact same order came in what looked like a dixie cup. “it has the same amount of booze” they said. Hardly.

    They’ve been through 3 managers since opening and still can’t get it right.

    Keep your drinks consistant, wait time down, then maybe a bigger patio would be worth it.

  • Ann Onymous

    La Luna needs to create a little consistancy with service/drink specials/prices, etc before expanding their patio. No one to fill it? No need for it.

    I’ve tried La Luna a few times, and no matter how much I want to love it, it always dissapoints. I went for Friday late night happy hour where the margs were $5. Totally acceptable (minus the 15 minute wait time when there wsere only 2 tables)

    At the late night Friday happy hour 1 week later, a friend and I ordered the same drinks as the week before. Not only were they now $9, but hers came in a pint glass, while my exact same order came in what looked like a dixie cup. “it has the same amount of booze” they said. Hardly.

    They’ve been through 3 managers since opening and still can’t get it right.

    Keep your drinks consistant, wait time down, then maybe a bigger patio would be worth it.

  • Aloha

    What an eyesore a huge canopy like that would be! I wonder if they hired an architect and structural engineer? And what the property owner had to say by the proposal of putting a huge wind sail on the side of a building with heavy pedestrian traffic? No wonder the city rejected the proposal and I would hope the Queen Anne design review board would do the same.

  • Aloha

    What an eyesore a huge canopy like that would be! I wonder if they hired an architect and structural engineer? And what the property owner had to say by the proposal of putting a huge wind sail on the side of a building with heavy pedestrian traffic? No wonder the city rejected the proposal and I would hope the Queen Anne design review board would do the same.