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La Luna Pizza Boca Raton

Toby suggested we go to lunch at La Luna in Boca Raton the other day.  I have never been to this pizza place, which is located on 5030 Champion Blvd in Boca Raton, 561.997.1165.  They seem to advertise quite a bit in the local pennysavers, but I never thought to go and try it since […]

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La Luna Pizza Boca Raton

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LALUNA.JPGlunapizza.jpgToby suggested we go to lunch at La Luna in Boca Raton the other day.  I have never been to this pizza place, which is located on 5030 Champion Blvd in Boca Raton, 561.997.1165.  They seem to advertise quite a bit in the local pennysavers, but I never thought to go and try it since it just seemed like the type of place that caters to more of the early bird crowd.

I checked out their website and had high hopes, since like every other place in Boca Raton, they claim to be the “Ultimate Italian Restaurant in South Florida.”  I should make a restaurant just saying I am the Worst Italian Restaurant, just so people will be shocked how good it was.

When we got into the place, I realized that it actually looked reminiscent of a place that would serve early bird meals to the local demographic.  We waited a while to be seated even though the place was empty.  Eventually someone who was obviously not Italian sat us.  Not one of the staff members even appeared to be Italian, which just kinda seems odd for an Italian Restaurant.  Oh well, I guess if Gary from Gary Woo can own a Chinese place, anyone can own anything.

Anyways….we ordered individual pizza’s and waited for them to come, while noshing on some decent Mozzarella Sticks.  After what seemed to be quite a long time for a pizza to get made, we were served our pizza. They brought out my first pie wrong, and I waited once again for the new one to come out. As you can see by the photos, half the pizza seemed more cooked then the other.  Some of the cheese was almost burnt, while the other half remained a little undercooked.  I bit into my individual pie, and couldn’t believe that the sauce was so terrible.  I ended up having to lift up the cheese (which was surprisingly good) to wipe up all the sauce.

What I found pretty odd was how good the crust was here.  Based upon how this pizza tasted as a whole, I would have never thought that the crust alone would taste so good.  I looked over to Toby and commented how good it tasted, and he couldn’t help but agree.  Not sure what they put in it, since I couldn’t really separate the taste, but if one good thing needs to be said about this place, it is that the crust is actually good.

Personally I would never go back to this place for pizza.  It just doesn’t constitute another try.  Maybe pasta for me if I am ever there again.

La Luna gets 3 out of 8 slices

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6 Responses to “La Luna Pizza Boca Raton”

  • Roger_from_Boca wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 8:08 am

    This used to be one of my favorite places in the Military Trail/Clint Moore area for lunch – good service, good, tasty food, reasonable prices. That was two years ago. We have been twice in spring/early summer 2009 and will not return. Lousy food, indifferent (and yet still somehow rude) staff, management, and service have torpedoed this place for us. Seeing as it used to be full and now only a quarter full, at best, beckons that others feel the same. Not recommended.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 8:11 am

    It is like they brought in new management who is skimping corners, and doesn't understand how to run an establishment in America!

  • Roger_from_Boca wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 9:40 am

    Correct. That was our impression, as well. The new mgmt bought the name,
    bought or ran the location,
    and ignored the primary rules of restauranting: you got a good reputation
    based on how you treated your
    customers – consistency, courtesy, service, value, mood, and food. The first
    waitress argued with us
    on our choices, the second one disappeared for long stretches, and the
    manager neither caught on or
    cared. When you have to hunt down someone to pay the bill and get out, you
    know they're in trouble.
    The manager just look blankly at us when I asked for our bill, please; no
    emotion, no apology; he seemed
    bored and as if that was to just be expected. My wife suggested we walk the
    bill. We could have easily done it;
    no one was anywhere to be seen except one other confused couple by the door,
    but that's not my style.
    They'll succumb soon enough on their own.

    Too bad. I liked the old place a lot. Thanks for responding. – Roger

  • Roger_from_Boca wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 3:08 pm

    This used to be one of my favorite places in the Military Trail/Clint Moore area for lunch – good service, good, tasty food, reasonable prices. That was two years ago. We have been twice in spring/early summer 2009 and will not return. Lousy food, indifferent (and yet still somehow rude) staff, management, and service have torpedoed this place for us. Seeing as it used to be full and now only a quarter full, at best, beckons that others feel the same. Not recommended.

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 3:11 pm

    It is like they brought in new management who is skimping corners, and doesn't understand how to run an establishment in America!

  • Roger_from_Boca wrote:
    04 Sep 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Correct. That was our impression, as well. The new mgmt bought the name,
    bought or ran the location,
    and ignored the primary rules of restauranting: you got a good reputation
    based on how you treated your
    customers – consistency, courtesy, service, value, mood, and food. The first
    waitress argued with us
    on our choices, the second one disappeared for long stretches, and the
    manager neither caught on or
    cared. When you have to hunt down someone to pay the bill and get out, you
    know they're in trouble.
    The manager just look blankly at us when I asked for our bill, please; no
    emotion, no apology; he seemed
    bored and as if that was to just be expected. My wife suggested we walk the
    bill. We could have easily done it;
    no one was anywhere to be seen except one other confused couple by the door,
    but that's not my style.
    They'll succumb soon enough on their own.

    Too bad. I liked the old place a lot. Thanks for responding. – Roger

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