As with most downtown areas, there are many options if you’re looking for a restaurant with a lovely view of Rochester.
But few have as good a view as the one offered by La Luna, which is located at 60 Browns Race.
Opened in December 2010, it’s the former home of the Triphammer Grill and in a prime location— offering a spectacular view of the gorge just a short hop from High Falls on the site of a former forge.
The restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine, offering the usual choices like various pasta dishes with arugula and caprese salads for both lunch and dinner.
If salad and pasta isn’t your thing, then there are pulled pork and cheesesteak wraps and sandwiches to enjoy. There’s also grilled pizza on the menu.
Beyond the food, the restaurant has a solid track record of hosting private and corporate events, including weddings and parties.
La Luna also hosted one of the final events for the Race for the Space competition this past spring. The annual competition—a blend of “Shark Tank” and “Extreme Home Makeover”—allows young entrepreneurs to present a retail idea and work with volunteers and members of the community to get it built.