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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 - 10:00 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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  • 6
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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
Very well crafted food, nice atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
OwenHall2012
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Los Altos, California
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Alamo, California
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4 reviews
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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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60 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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Additional Information about Cetrella Bistro and Cafe

Address: 845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
Phone Number: 650-726-4090
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $80

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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 to $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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