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Gourmet pizza and pasta dishes such as fettuccine marinara, with mussels, scallops, calamari, fish, prawns and garlic in Napoli or cream sauce.

About Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant

Tucked away from busy city traffic is Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant, a gem situated at the southern end of the sparkling Gold Coast. With the beach just minutes away from this well-loved Tugun local, Chef and owner Orlando Piccinini provides a personal touch when serving up specialties designed to nourish and delight. Start a memorable meal with pan-fried prawns in creamy garlic sauce with a dash of sherry, served on a bed of rice; before mains like grilled fillet steak and sautéed mushrooms in a garlic, white wine and cream sauce, or veal medallions topped with prosciutto and bocconcini. Pizzas are also a popular choice, offering classic flavours like Calabrese – pepperoni, roasted capsicum, jalapeños and mozzarella – or chicken and bacon on a herb oil base with mozzarella…buon appetito!

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A few words from Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant

Away from it all is Luna Rossa Italian Restaurant, a well known local gem situated at the southern end of the sparkling Gold Coast, in the seaside bliss of Tugun.


The menu features the southern cuisine style of Italy, boasting aromatic, rich flavours and is without a doubt excellent value for money. Chef and owner Orlando Piccinini provides a personal touch when serving up authentic specialties.

For an entrée we suggest the Antipasto offering a selection of pickled vegetables, meats and cheeses, and served with crusty Italian bread; for mains select from mouthwatering options like the 'Chicken Involtini' with tender chicken breast stuffed with bug meat, wrapped in proscuitto, served with mash potato and vegetables, and topped with a creamy garlic sauce or the 'Risotto Con Frutti Di Mare' featuring scallops, calamari, prawns and bug meat in a tasty white wine and garlic crème sauce.

Finish in decadent bliss with dessert options like the 'Very Berry Crackleback', a fluffy poached merangue with a crunchy toffee top, served atop of mixed berries and cream!


Chef Orlando says, "If I don't eat it, I wont make it" patrons are sure to be spoilt for choice and suburb quality. Patrons are spoilt for choice and the proof is obvious with the repeat customers finding many zesty Italian meals to sample in this at Luna Rossa.


Easy-breezy laid-back and homely is the atmosphere at Luna Rossa Italian, with soft lighting offering an alluring setting. The undercover alfresco dining area exudes a rustic beachy ambience, with fairy lights and offers a great area to relax, unwind in a relaxed setting with plenty of room for the whole family and larger groups.

Luna Rossa also provides Home Delivery or Take Away, perfect if your looking to stay in for the evening.

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Location & Map

1/489 Gold Coast Highway, Tugun 4224 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos

Seats: 130   Chef: Orlando Piccinini  


Opening Hours

Mon  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 8:30:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 130 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)

Leah Shelton

Fantastic Italian restaurant at Tugun
I never write reviews, but felt compelled after moving to the area a year ago. I just love this place! Fabulous authentic Italian food, lovely friendly staff who always remember you and what you like to eat and easy parking! What more could one ask for? As a family of both vegetarian and meat eaters, we have never been disappointed or stuck for choice with the menu, and the tiramisu is to die for! Home delivered pizza always arrives hot and with a big smile, and is so delicious. If you live in the area you have to try it, if you don't live in the area you have to try it. I promise it will be start of a beautiful relationship.


Great Pizza's! Best I've had at the southern end of the Gold Coast.


This was our first experience at this local gem, we came in with a party of 10 on a Friday night. We were warmly greeted by a lovely young waitress who looked after our table for the night. The menu offers something for everyone which can be important when you are out with a larger group. We enjoyed a few breads, an entrée each and then our main all out within the hour. Very happy and have planned to head back for a 50th birthday with an even larger group. 10/10


The best in every aspect


Great food (the pizzas in particular). Shame the menu no longer displays though.