The Red Moon
Italian eatery Luna Rossa
Tucked behind a row of evergreens across from the Ridgefield Bicycle Co. and Ridgefield Running Co. is a newish Italian eatery Luna Rossa. Opened this spring by three veterans of the Italian-dining world—from Rustico in Scarsdale and Café Luna in Mount Kisco—the space is vibrant and welcoming with a reasonably priced fine-dining menu.
Main courses feature many seafood offerings—baked branzino with risotto cakes ($26), wild salmon encrusted with horseradish ($24), and scallops with corn risotto ($26). There are small-plate seafoods as well: fried oysters ($8), popcorn shrimp ($9), mussels in white-wine sauce ($8).
Plus Luna Rossa offers its take on classic pastas—penne with tomato sauce and mozzarella ($18)—as well as some fresh takes, such as gnocchi with lobster and crab meat ($20), and orecchiette tossed with homemade sausage and broccoli ($18). The meatball appetizer is a solid dish to start. Yes, there is also steak and chicken.
Luna Rossa breathed new life into a space once occupied by Spagone. It has a few special nights: lasagna on Tuesdays and a “clam bake” on Thursdays. There’s something complementary about an Italian eatery across from a running store.
90 Danbury Rd.