Published On: Tue, May 21st, 2019

Caffe Luna Rosa to Commemorate Memorial Day with Special ‘Missing Man Table’ Honoring Fallen Comrades

Boca Raton, FL – With Memorial Day weekend just days away, Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach will once again have a table set-up but empty – a Missing Man Table – in tribute to servicemen and servicewomen who were never able to return home. The table will include a folded flag, a Bible, a lit candle, a flower, and a plate with a slice of lemon and salt.

This special table is the brainchild of Caffe Luna Rosa Manager Aaron Hallyburton, who joined the restaurant in 2016 after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy, 13 of them aboard three giant aircraft carriers (Enterprise, Kitty Hawk, John F. Kennedy) and two amphibious assault ships (Bataan, Tarawa).

“In ships and mess halls around the world, there is always a table like this set up year ‘round as a way to remember and pay tribute to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” says Hallyburton. “It is something we are proud to replicate at Caffe Luna Rosa every Memorial Day.”

“As Americans, we should never forget that at the end of the Vietnam War, for example, we had nearly 2,700 patriots who were ‘unaccounted for’ and did not return as part of Operation Homecoming,” he adds.

“Like most busy holidays, Caffe Luna Rosa customers may have to wait a bit on Memorial Day but no one ever complains about the delay caused by our one empty Missing Man Table,” says restaurant founder and partner Fran Marincola.

Recognized as one of the best seaside restaurants in South Florida, Caffe Luna Rosa offers a relaxing atmosphere with outdoor and indoor seating and will be open for business throughout Memorial Day weekend. To find out more, visit or call 561-274-9404.

About Caffe Luna Rosa:

Open seven days a week for brunch 7 am to 3:30 with dinner service starting at 4:30 pm, Caffe Luna Rosa offers a memorable and authentic Italian dining experience in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is designed on two levels, with alfresco seating and an elevated open-air dining room highlighted by granite, original artwork and magnificent woodwork. Perfect for congenial conversation and people watching along the shoreline during the day.

The professional wait staff offers epicurean service, including the decanting of wine and tableside filleting of whole fish, and the restaurant’s carefully researched wine list offers superior Italian and American selections. Full bar service is available.

Located at 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Caffe Luna Rosa was twice named Delray’s “Best Restaurant” by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and is a three-peat winner of the annual Best Bite on the Ave competition at Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, Caffe Luna Rosa also is recipient of the prestigious TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The beachside restaurant is open daily from 7am to 11pm. To make reservations, please call 561-274-9404 and for hassle-free online ordering for easy pickup, please visit

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