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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
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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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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    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 Southern Italian cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Granny61
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Montara, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Modesto
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112 reviews 112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I fly into Half Moon Bay a few times a year and walk to this fabulous restaurant. They are Italian owned and he food is as authentic as you can get. My regular is the seafood salad and it's out of this world. This is making me hungry!!

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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

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 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
100 reviews 100 reviews
63 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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?