Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano
Luna Blu serves authentic Southern Italian cooking in authentic Italian style, at a relaxing pace at well-laid tables in an intimate dining space.
For lunch and dinner, choices range from a slice of hand-tossed pizza to escargots in puff pastry to fresh pasta with one of many homemade sauces, to rustic veal, chicken or seafood. A lengthy wine list offers a generous selection and price-range of Italian wines. For the exceptional deal, visit on a Monday or Wednesday night and take advantage of half-priced bottles (some exclusions).
Voted Best of the Bay by Bay Weekly readers, Luna Blu’s prix-fixe four-course meal is served nightly for $35.
Penne Alla Vodka
2 cups cooked penne
2 cups marinara sauce
1/4 cup marsala wine
1 tbs. butter
1/4 cup diced prosciutto
1/4 cup fresh peas
1 cup heavy cream (room temperature)
salt and pepper
On high heat in a saute pan, add butter with a pinch of salt and pepper. When butter has melted, reduce heat to medium high and add marsala. One minute later add marinara, followed by the heavy cream and stir. Cook for about two minutes at medium heat, then add prosciutto and peas. Finally, add the penne two minutes later. Cook for three more minutes, and serve.