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Mezza Luna

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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Capistrano)
Samtrans
+1 650-728-8108
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 9
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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
Wonderful Italian

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff and it certainly was a great one. Located down near the waterfront which was nice. We ordered the pasta with Bolognese sauce which was one of the best ever (from coast to coast) Also ordered a chicken dish with a sun dried tomato sauce - awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
victoria s
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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South San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Drove out to the coast for dinner. Got there at 5:30 and the place was pretty quiet. Well, not quiet, but there weren't many people there. Instead of the room that actually looks out to the water, we were taken to the big room with the bar and lots of background noise. The service was good, but for several of... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff and it certainly was a great one. Located down near the waterfront which was nice. We ordered the pasta with Bolognese sauce which was one of the best ever (from coast to coast) Also ordered a chicken dish with a sun dried tomato sauce - awesome. It was not overpowering with tomato... More 

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Best Bolognese since italy. In August on a Sturday night this place was crowded but the service and food was still excellent. A little noisy, Reservations recommended on the weekends. Good martinis.

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San Francisco
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a wonderful gem!. We shared an appetizer to start which was perfect. For dinner we decided to have the grilled seafood platter for two. It was perfect. We had salmon, sole, and scallops. Accompanied with fresh green beans and potatoes. We almost finished it. We were sad we had no room for desert. We will definitely go back and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

4* Mezza Luna 459 Prospect Way Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Italian, nice atmosphere Delicious house bread Nice antipasti, salads, pizzas, pastas We shared the grilled fish for two; the fish was the freshest and absolutely delicious; halibut, salmon, scallops, shrimps, green beans, and mash potatoes. Yum. Friendly food service by Teresa. Nice bar area.

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San Francisco, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is good Italian food in a pretty and rather popular setting down by the harbor. Never mind, if you can't sit down at a table right away, they have a bar full of options. On a full night, we sipped for 15 minutes and then went to table, where we chose salads and a grigliata di pesce (mixed grill... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Our hostess in San Francisco brought my husband and myself here at around 6 p.m. for dinner. Unfortunately, it was absolutely full and we didn't have a booking !! When she explained that we had travelled literally half way across the world to dine here (from India) they managed to give us a table for 3. Absolutely worth the effort... More 

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Gratiot, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved Mezza Luna! We arrived rather late so I'm afraid I can't say anything of the view but the service, the pasta, the prices, I was so very satisfied! It was wonderful!

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Highly recommended by the bar wench at our first stop in Half Moon Bay after the 2 hour drive down Hwy. 92. Within walking distance of our hotel, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Walked in and was seated immediately. Very nice staff and super selection of Italian dishes (I recommend the salmon-filled ravioli). Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What more could you want? The staff is very friendly, the food is delicious and fresh. They also offer specials.

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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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?