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Pasta Moon

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315 Main St, Ste C, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1750
650-726-5125
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 281
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, busy bot not crowded

January is not prime time for Half Moon Bay and most restaurants looked deserted. Not this place... it was nearly full. nevertheless, it was not cramped, service was good, and certainly not slow. Meals for our party of 5 were excellent: sophisticated and tasteful. As it was a business dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FvH2014
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked on strength of TA no.1 ranking. Busy lunchtime sitting so certainly had high hopes. Food is generally above average, nothing really stood out except the scallop salad. Have eaten a couple of places in HMB and Pasta Moon does stand out.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

January is not prime time for Half Moon Bay and most restaurants looked deserted. Not this place... it was nearly full. nevertheless, it was not cramped, service was good, and certainly not slow. Meals for our party of 5 were excellent: sophisticated and tasteful. As it was a business dinner, noise levels are important: Pasta Moon scored well in this... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere and good varied menu. Lovely cocktails and food of a good standard. Have eaten here several times and always enjoyed the experience

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Bay Area, California
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming her for 15 years and usually loved it, particularly the cosy room overlooking the creek with overgrown flowers. Not anymore: dining is now expanded to several huge new spaces in the middle of the building, with now very spotty service, and a serious downgrade in the quality of the food. With the expanded tables & multiple rooms... More 

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Montara, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pasta Moon has been in HMB a long time, as a matter of fact, I believe it was the first Italian restaurant on the coast since the 80's. Good food and attentive staff.

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San Rafael, California
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I eat and prepare quite a bit of italian food and I always appreciate a good italian restaurant. Pasta Moon was more ten good it was fabulous. I had a very flavorful pasta and soup. The soup was so good we asked for the recipe. The menu was loaded with great dishes. When I get back to half moon bay... More 

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Baveno, Italy
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Pasta Moon for lunch anticipating a great pizza given they use a wood burning stove. The fresh bread they brought out was house made so we were sure the pizza would be great too. What they served was a very thin crust pizza with no flavor, tart tomato sauce and unmelted mozzarella cheese that clearly came out... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent journey through California we stopped in Half Moon Bay. We just happened upon Pasta Moon as we were having a nosey about Main St and decided to pop in, so very glad we did. After being on the road for some hours from San Fran we were just in the need of some good food and tlc.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I had the clam chowder for lunch. It was good. It was a slow day so no waiting for a table. The service was quick and professional.

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Thank TexasFun1960
Davis CA
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

At lunch here. Had the fresh pasta with shredded crab in a cream sauce. Very good. My wife had the pasta with a pork ragu sauce. The menu is varied. But after watching them make the pasta fresh we went with the A team and it was worth it. The beet salad was good too. We split it and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Main St, Ste C, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1750
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-726-5125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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