Sole Luna is a cozy family-run Italian restaurant in West Norwood’s heart. A family-run gem, open from breakfast to dinner, this cosy spot offers tasty pasta and other dishes and features an inviting small shop where you can find proper Italian brands of biscuits, drinks and pasta. On top of that, you can grab pizza slices, sandwiches, and a large variety of cakes to take away! What a dream!

When you step into Sole Luna, you’re greeted by a warm, welcoming atmosphere that feels like an Italian home. The rustic decor and friendly service create a pleasant environment perfect for any time of day, whether you’re sitting down for breakfast, enjoying lunch with a friend, or having dinner with family.

The Food & Drink

  1. Breakfast Delicacies. Start your day with a delightful breakfast selection at Sole Luna. From freshly baked pastries (including truly Italian cornetto and muffins) to hearty Italian-style sandwiches, there’s something for every palate. They also serve a selection of coffee drinks, including Italy’s favourite – espresso – as well as juices and smoothies. 
  2. Lunch and Dinner Specialties. For lunch and dinner, Sole Luna offers an array of mouth-watering dishes that showcase the best of Italian cuisine. Each dish is purely authentic, crafted with love and the freshest ingredients, which guarantees a culinary journey to Italy. And don’t forget to start your meal with nibbles – Italian olives and Taralli (delicious savoury biscuits from the south of Italy). Must-try options include:
    • Lasagne with delicious bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese 
    • Seafood pasta served with delicious tomato sauce and a generous portion of seafood
    • Aubergine Parmigiana served with focaccia batons

All pasta dishes are made with very high quality pasta brands from Italy. Meat and fish dishes vary seasonally: some of the best options have been rabbit or pork belly cooked to perfection to recreate some of the most famous Italian dishes. Sole Luna always offers vegetarian and vegan options in the menu. Just ask the friendly staff, and they’ll be happy to guide you to the perfect dish.

  1. Grab-and-Go Favourites. Sole Luna offers a variety of delicious pizza slices and sandwiches to eat in or take away, perfect for those looking to grab some lunch before heading into the office. From crisp, hot pizza slices with true Italian flavours – from Margherita to Capricciosa and Vegetariana – to freshly made sandwiches (my favourite with tomato, mozzarella and pesto!), you’ll find a quick yet satisfying option.
  2. Sweet Treats. Indulge in the sweet side of Italian cuisine with an assortment of desserts: from the classic polenta cake and chocolate cake, they offer original Italian cakes like torta della nonna (custard cream cake), gelato, cannolis and you need to run fast before the delicious tiramisu runs out! 

The Deli Shop

At the back end of Sole Luna, you’ll find a charming little shop that’s a treasure trove of authentic goods. This cozy nook offers a variety of artisanal Italian products, including truffle oils, coffee, specialty pastas, a large selection of biscuits from Italian brands, and the most classic Italian herbal liquors – amari. Perfect for grabbing some special Italian delicacies to bring home or for finding tasty gifts for friends and family.


One of the best aspects of Sole Luna is its affordability. The restaurant offers a range of dishes at incredible prices given its London location and without compromising on quality. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a full meal, you’ll find excellent value for money. The shop also features reasonably priced items, perfect for taking a little taste of Italy home with you.

The Owners

The heartwarming service at Sole Luna is a testament to the dedication and passion of its owners. From the moment you step through the door, you’re treated like part of the family. The staff’s friendliness and attentiveness ensure that every guest feels welcome and valued, creating a delightful dining experience from start to finish. The owners deserve a special mention for their remarkable ability to run a busy restaurant so smoothly. Their hands-on approach and genuine love for their craft shine through in every aspect of the restaurant. Whether it’s greeting guests with a warm smile, recommending dishes from the menu, or ensuring that every detail is perfect, their presence adds a personal touch that sets Sole Luna apart. 

Sole Luna Italian Restaurant – More Information:


529 Norwood Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9DL

Opening times:

  • Tuesdays: Closed
  • Wednesday/Thursday: From 8:30 am to 9:30 pm
  • Friday/Saturday: From 8:30 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday: From 9h30 am to 9h30 pm
  • Monday: From 8h30 am to 9h30 pm

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