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Cetrella Bistro and Cafe

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845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
650-726-4090
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food. Good service.

great food. Good service. We had some oysters and pea ravioli. The ravioli was excellent. Nice dining areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Silicon Valley
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San Antonio, TX
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Go to Cetrella for delicious food and great service. To add to this excellent experience go there when Deborah Winters is singing. Reserve a table in the bar and enjoy one of the great jazz singers around, with a repertoire of oldies and classics put to music with her own marvelous style!

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Silicon Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

great food. Good service. We had some oysters and pea ravioli. The ravioli was excellent. Nice dining areas.

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Alamo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our B&B recommended it, just down the street so we cancelled another booking and tried it. All three of us were thrilled by our dishes. The flavors were clean and delicate. The service was excellent.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Quiet little restaurant just outside of town on Main Street. The smoked octopus appetizer was spectacular. The cheeses are very fresh and tasty!!! The owner has a very watchful eye over the servers. Very very good service

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Los Altos, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We arrived early but the place filled quickly. The owner is very involved and the food was delicious. Unique dishes and nice combinations. They are opening a new restaurant in downtown Los Altos and we can't wait...due in June 2015 at the corner of First and Main.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mothers Day get away for my wife. Very romantic, clean and great atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and owner greets you when you arrive. Food is outstanding.

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San Mateo, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When we decide to head to the coast, we always make a point to dine at Cetrellas.. The wait staff is great, atomsphere is perfect. They usualy have a great live music in the bar. WE alwya ask for the special, fresh fish, local produce.. great wine list.. A musy go to restaurant whenyou are in Half Moon bay..

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Burlingame, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have our family Easter brunch here along with celebration of my son's birthday. The restaurant is located away from the main business section and a very interesting transformation from a warehouse to the current building. We sat right near the fireplace which was wonderful on a cool day on the coast. The selections are good for a prix fixe... More 

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Folsom, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We are out-of-towners, and went for husband's birthday. We hadn't been for a couple of years and were really looking forward to it. The restaurant was very pretty with good atmosphere. The fritto misto appetizer was wonderful, but that's where the excellent food ended. Husband's short rib "pot roast" was small, dry, needed more sauce and was really overpriced. My... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

When you take into account...timeliness of service, food preparation, friendliness of staff, etc., Cetrella hits it out of the park. The food is perfectly prepared and tasteful. The corn soup is by far, one of the most delicious food items I've ever had. The flat bread is fantastic.....and that's just the appetizers. Filet was perfectly cooked. Definitely recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-726-4090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?