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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Capistrano)
Samtrans
+1 650-728-8108
Website
Today
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Mezzaluna Restaurant is located in the historic Princeton Landing building...
Mezzaluna Restaurant is located in the historic Princeton Landing building (which was built in 1908). The harbor town of Princeton By The Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giants waves of Mavericks surf spot. We provide nothing but the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pasta and local fresh ingredients. Mezzaluna is continually awarded as Best Restaurant on the Coast and Best Customer Service. In 2012, Mezza Luna was awarded "Favorite Italian Restaurant" and in 2013 awarded "Favorite Overall Restaurant" and "Favorite Italian Restaurant" by the coastside community and the readers of the Half Moon Bay Review. In 2014 Mezza Luna was awarded by Open Table the "Dinners Choice Award". But it doesn't take an award to prove the quality and consistency of the great food, service and wine... You must experience it for yourself.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 122
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Local gem

We eat here once a week so I guess you'd call us regulars. Omar always takes care of us and makes us feel like royalty. For being so close to the water, you wouldn't expect it, but they really know how to cook meat - my favorite is the NY steak - always cooked to perfection. Their bread is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
DogMomKing
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We eat here once a week so I guess you'd call us regulars. Omar always takes care of us and makes us feel like royalty. For being so close to the water, you wouldn't expect it, but they really know how to cook meat - my favorite is the NY steak - always cooked to perfection. Their bread is delicious... More 

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Mantorville, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My sister recommended this restaurant to us so we decided to stop while we were on vacation. We traveled down Highway 1 to enjoy the scenery and visit good restaurants. Mezza Luna met and exceeded our expectations. It was getting late by the time we were ready for dinner so we called and got a reservation. They closed at 9:30... More 

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San Mateo, CA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Friends from Alaska were down for a visit and we wanted to try someplace different for dinner. We selected Mezza Luna and had a great meal. The Calamari appetizer was hot and tender, not tough like some. We had three different pasta dishes plus a veal and chicken dish all served hot and delicious. The gelato, sorbet and cake for... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I enjoyed carry out from here. I had the lamb chops and she had the lasagna We thought the meal was great! Highly recommended.

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san francisco, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Check out Princeton by the Sea when you visit Half Moon Bay. Some of you may know if for Mavericks, which is the international surfing competition that happens ONLY when the waves are big enough. The Mavericks beach is right near Mezza Luna. What a great Italian restaurant! When it comes to pasta I enjoy 'creativity' i.e. something that is... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We extended a business trip in San Francisco and decided to stay in Half Moon Bay the last 2 nights. We choose Mezza Luna because it was with in walking distance of our hotel. The food and service were excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Love,love,love Meza Luna! This warm family run eatery is exceptional. The food is amazing, the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere feels like your in Italy. You must go try their outstanding food and hospitality!

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mezzo Luna has been a favorite of ours for over 20 years, even in their earliest small location. The menu is varied, and with everything from seafood to pizza to vegetarian entrees, this is the perfect place to bring our out-of-town guests! The service is above par, and the wine list is superb! The historic building includes a huge room... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a little trouble finding this restaurant, said to be at Pillar Point Harbor, but in actuality around the corner a bit from the actual harbor. Well worth the effort to keep trying. Housed in a lovely stucco building with arched windows affording a view, the restaurant has an Italian-flavored menu of seafood and fish. We used to live... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My friends and I came in for dessert because their cafe closed early, or their hours online were wrong. We had some great desserts, I loved the caramel gelato so much, that I brought a couple more friends down the next night, but they were incredibly rude the second night. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    (Capistrano)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Mezzaluna Restaurant is located in the historic Princeton Landing building (which was built in 1908). The harbor town of Princeton By The Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giants waves of Mavericks surf spot. We provide nothing but the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pasta and local fresh ingredients. Mezzaluna is continually awarded as Best Restaurant on the Coast and Best Customer Service. In 2012, Mezza Luna was awarded "Favorite Italian Restaurant" and in 2013 awarded "Favorite Overall Restaurant" and "Favorite Italian Restaurant" by the coastside community and the readers of the Half Moon Bay Review. In 2014 Mezza Luna was awarded by Open Table the "Dinners Choice Award". But it doesn't take an award to prove the quality and consistency of the great food, service and wine... You must experience it for yourself.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?