Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar


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At romantic Stillwater restaurant, Italian-born chef sends cuisine into rustic dining room; couples sip wine after tour of historic caves

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Choose Between Two Options

$26 for a cave tour package for two (a $54.99 total value)

  • Joseph Wolf Brewery cave tour for two (a $7 value each)
  • One appetizer (up to a $14.99 value)
  • One bottle of La Mura Nero d’Avola Rosso red wine (a $26 value)<p>

$20 for $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks<p>

Menu items include the antipasto plate, littered with an arrangement of prosciutto, fresh buffalo mozzarella, provolone, marinated artichokes, kalamata olives, and roasted peppers ($9.99 for a small; $14.99 for a large). Homemade, thin-crust, wood-fire pizzas hoist toppings of goat cheese, arugula, garlic, and pepperoncini atop All’Arugola ($10.99), and the cannelloni romana’s stuffed cannelloni noodles brim with braised meat and spinach beneath a slathering of béchamel sauce ($17). <p>

Curated by Luna Rossa, 30-minute walking tours of the historic limestone caves transport participants back to 1868 when the caverns were originally created and used as a brewery. Following tours, pairs can split any appetizer and toast to their journey with a bottle of red wine. <p>

Luna Rossa

The youngest of nine children, Luna Rossa’s owner and chef, Raffaele Virgillo, grew up at his mother’s side, studying her every move as she cooked in the kitchen of their small cottage in southern Italy. Emigrating to the United States in the 1970s, Virgillo put the culinary skills and magical Italian incantations he learned from his mother to use here in the States. He settled in the Twin Cities, where he cooked his way through four restaurants before opening the original Buona Sera, and eventually, Luna Rossa. There, he works alongside his daughter, Anna, son-in-law, Jesse, and grandson, Vinny, and granddaughter Gigi serving a menu of Italian-inspired cuisine within a rustic eatery near Stillwater’s historic limestone caves.

Customer Reviews

Very cool experience. Good history lesson
Christopher F. · September 20, 2016
We have enjoyed this restaurant once before and really enjoyed it once again. The lobster/shrimp ravioli are amazing
Lonnie F. · September 3, 2016
The tour was wonderful and so fun! The owner made us all laugh. The wine variety was fun to try. The apps were good, but not the best thing in the world.
Swelle75 · September 1, 2016
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    402 Main Street South

    Stillwater, MN 55082


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