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Cetrella Bistro and Cafe

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845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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
Silicon Valley
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English first
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So we visited this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant was posh, and we were seated by the fireplace, so the ambiance was nice. Next was the service, which was very good. Then why not more stars? Because we came for the food. What we really wanted was great food. What we got was good food, but not great.... More 

Thank Venkata W
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have frequented this restaurant since they opened. We are big foodies! We love everything about Cetrella. Great food, great service, and the ambiance is simply divine. We moved away to Florida and recently came back for a visit. Still the best! From the minute we walked in we were greeted by a very friendly and first... More 

Thank NcogNito1
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service. The owner was there and took great care of us, a large dinner party of 60 or so. Everyone was impressed by the good food and he got us some really good French champaigne at a fair price.

1 Thank Highender2015
San Antonio, TX
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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!

Thank TxRose75
Silicon Valley
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank eric95014
Alamo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Morton42
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

Thank Jeffrey R
Los Altos, California
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42 reviews
32 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.

Thank OwenHall2012
El Dorado Hills, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank Joseph N
San Mateo, California
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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..

Thank torin k

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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
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?