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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 - 2:30 pm
5:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 67
    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
Dinner for 2

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
John B
,
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
via mobile
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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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
93 helpful votes 93 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I never like to write a bad review but in this case I will make an exception. First I must say the staff was friendly and the place was clean. The problem was in the kitchen. We received our appetizer in a reasonable amount of time. It was very simple one, nothing cooked. Then the endless wait for dinner began.... More 

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Roseville, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Nice sized menu with lots of delicious entrees and pasta dishes from which to choose. Delicately seasoned but delicious Italian cuisine!

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kingsport
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had appetizers and drinks. The calamari was perfect. Light and crispy. The drinks were heavy on the pour and the decor of the restaurant was great. We will go back.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited during our road trip on the west coast and were staying overnight at the Harbour View so nothing more than a 5 minute walk to the restaurant. Our server Jose could not have been more welcoming and the food was prepared and served in the most perfect way. The medium rare T bone was recommended and it was... More 

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Half Moon Bay, Ca.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I love, love, this place. The food has NEVER been disappointed with any meal here!!!! I have been going to Mesa Luna for over 20 years! The chef does great specials and they have great VALUE Tuesday night meals! A place NOT to miss! Garci!

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