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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Capistrano)
Samtrans
+1 650-728-8108
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Italian food

Three of us had an early dinner here, and we had nice food and good service. It did fill up by the time we were finished (around 8), and the service got a bit slow, so I'm glad we started early. We were seated where there is a tiny view of the port from some of the windows - I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
AnitaMW
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Palo Alto, California
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Three of us had an early dinner here, and we had nice food and good service. It did fill up by the time we were finished (around 8), and the service got a bit slow, so I'm glad we started early. We were seated where there is a tiny view of the port from some of the windows - I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had an early dinner of lamb chops and a salad. There were four lamb chops. Perfectly cooked with a savory sauce. Not expensive considering the portion. Service was informative and anticipatory. Plenty of parking. Many and unusual shops nearby. The menu selections were many and varied for this Italian restaurant. Large capacity dinning rooms but still felt cozy. Can... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nicely presented dinner and dessert. Good house wines, comfortable bar for drink before dinner. Attentive attendants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

real Italian cuisine, fresh fish .. all excellent .. great place relaxing and very close to the port of half moon bay ..

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San Jose, California
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I were here Memorial Day weekend. Some of the best food we have had in awhile. I had the special, veal served over polenta. Amazing! My wife the pasta with pesto sauce, again great. Our waiter was very helpful, we wanted a red Italian wine to go with our food and he directed us to a great... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were so surprised to be able to eat here without reservations on Mother's Day. Our food (spinach and ricotta lasagna, artichoke soup, and bruschetta) was delicious, and the waiter was really friendly. We ate in the large bar area, and I couldn't hear any sound from the tv that was on in a distant part of the room. We've... More 

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Kingston, Washingston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely food, great service and my granddaughter (age 4) loved it too. My son had eaten down the street, but they were closed with a private party, so we lucked out and had a fabulous lunch paired with a delightful Pinot Grigio.

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Montara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food, service and staff are excellent. They offer plenty of fresh fish dishes as well as meat, pasta, pizzas and salads as well as a constantly changing menu of daily specials. The bar is great as well as the wine selection. House made bread and pasta. Family friendly. Great place for banquets.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant has two sides, a bar side and a full restaurant side. The restaurant is really well positioned as a nice dining establishment while the bar side feels a bit more lively. The food is delicious. The dishes are not over bearing with flavor, which can happen in the US. They are subtle and balanced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to Mezza Luna by default. All the oceanview restaurants were too busy, and I'm glad they were. Had the best meal! Started with delicious clam chowder, followed by calamari steak, my favorite. It was perfectly prepared, not rubbery and overcooked like it is often at other places. My husband ordered veal, and loved his meal. The service was impeccable,... More 

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Additional Information about Mezza Luna

Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?