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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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
  • 37
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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
A Must every time I visit Half Moon Bay

The food, drinks, and the atmosphere are all excellent, as well as the service. (I believe the waiters are from Calabria, Italy.) Whenever I visit my dear friends in Redwood City, we always go down to Half Moon Bay to visit their daughter and we always eat dinner at Mezza Luna. Everything I've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nancy B
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, drinks, and the atmosphere are all excellent, as well as the service. (I believe the waiters are from Calabria, Italy.) Whenever I visit my dear friends in Redwood City, we always go down to Half Moon Bay to visit their daughter and we always eat dinner at Mezza Luna. Everything I've ever eaten there is delicious! It's one... More 

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Thank Nancy B
Half Moon Bay, California
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many home style Italian dishes that it's hard to choose. I love anything seafood, and their cioppino and linguine with clams are good. Their ossobuco is rich and tasty. Love the cannoli and tiramisu for dessert.

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Thank A E
Sao Bento Do Sul, SC
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great family dinner! The food was really great and the waiters and waitresses were really nice all the time.

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Thank RafaelGarcia1975
Bribie Island, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this yummy little hideaway. Food absolutely scrumptious, with 'real' coffee & gelato. Delicious cakes & pastries and all so inexpensive! Highly recommend!

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Thank jojomcbraid
Salinas
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143 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This place is just awesome. We came when they first opened on a Wednesday night, and the servers were on the ball with food/drink/appetizers. We had the Bruschetta and it was very tasty. The pork scaloppine was great with the mushrooms, I just wouldn't have it again due it being too rich for me. I last had the Cioccolato, which... More 

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Thank raininroses
Port Townsend, Wa
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with a friend. It had been years since I was in the area. But the food was every bit as good as I remembered. I had a perfect Caesar salad, raw egg included, and a subtle taste on anchovy. Then linguine with clams in a white wine based sauce. Delicious. Clams succulent. The sauce tasty, and... More 

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Thank RestlessFeet
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything is pretty average here. Old, stuffy Italian restaurant with the same old traditional Italian food.

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Thank Mary5588
Bend, Oregon
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is a lovely place. There is a casually former feel that is a great change from the coastal fish house motif of most places in Princeton. We went for lunch and returned for dinner the next night. Great staff, great food and a truly lovely evening you don't want to end.

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Thank jbhDGH
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Not sure why other reviewers are saying such nice things about this place. We beg to differ. We found the service to be slow and inattentive, the menu very restrictive (especially for people who don't like shellfish or pork products), the prices way too high, the food lacking taste, the dining rooms unattractive, and the house wine of poor quality.... More 

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Thank tv40821
Oak Park, California
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181 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Our family gathered there for a sad occasion but it wasn't sad at all at Mezza Luna! We had a lovely table in a back room with a pretty view and the service was perfect. They knew we weren't in a hurry and needed to talk so the timing was just right. The food was excellent - I wanted everything... More 

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

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?