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Cetrella Bistro and Cafe

845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
650-726-4090
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Ranked #15 of 82 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
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Price range: $31 - $80
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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72% Recommend
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English first
Walnut Creek, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were there for a private dinner. The apps were fabulous and the dinner was delicious. We had a wonderful pianist/ singer which added to the atmosphere.

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I took my kids to the restaurant while me wife did some business in town. We went to an early dinner. I have been here a couple of times in the past as part of a business event and this was my first time in really the light of day. I would have to rate my experience this time as... More

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Brighton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This was easily the best dinner we had during a 3 week holiday in California. We thought the portion size was perfect. Being European we've been rather overwhelmed by the huge portions served in America. The atmosphere and service were first class,the food absolutely delicious and the wine outstanding. Living in France, we are used to a high standard of... More

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Me and my Wife decided to try out this restaurant in half Moon Bay and we were not disappointed. Amazing Food, Great Service, Even though we were sitting by the kitchen it was still very quiet.

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I expected more of the restaurant based on the reviews. The food was good, but for the price, we had expected more. We had dinner on a Thursday evening, so the restaurant was not too busy. The pasta was very good, but the salmon was undercooked. Definitely pass on the house wine.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We celebrated a family birthday in the main restaurant with its vaulted ceiling, low lighting an vocal jazz softly coming through from the bar area.....very romantic. The entrees were delicious, although the portions were small. The woman who took our reservation asked if this was a special occasion and took the name of the birthday guest so that a birthday... More

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I dined at Cetralla's recently. The food was outstanding and the ingredients are extremely fresh. We had the Little Gem salad, delicious. My husband had the pork chop, one of their signature entree's, it was tender and fling. I had the fresh salmon with artichokes, the serving was not large but it was satisfying and the salmon... More

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The food was very well prepared, so is the setting of the restaurant. Try anything you like, you won't be disappointed.

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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

In the small settlement of Half Moon Bay is a restaurant that can make it with the best the Cities have to offer. We went to Cetrella for dinner when staying a The Seal Inn along the road at Moss Beach. We had been traveling for a few days staying in smaller towns and had found really good food hard... More

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