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Mezza Luna

459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-8108
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Ranked #11 of 82 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capistrano
Transit: Samtrans
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.
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Dallas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Busy place - get reservations and you'll get right in. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. The lasagna was melt in your mouth delicious. It is a popular place for groups, so if you are steered to a table with long tables set up for a group nearby I recommend you ask for another table. It... More

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very authentic Italian food. Many of the staff are from Sicily. At the HMB harbor. Many locals eat there and take their guests as it is usually very consistent. Can accommodate large groups. Can be overcrowded on weekends and service can be slow.

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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've passed by this restaurant so many times over the years, when eating nearby at HMB Brewing Company, so when he finally had 5 days of "staycation," my son and I drove down from SF to enjoy what we had heard was a real Italian menu. We were able to get great parking right on the street in front of... More

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Happened to be in the area for an art opening over the 4th of July weekend. While the receptionist was efficient, helpful and accommodating, the kitchen was obviously overloaded ( the restaurant was packed)! Our waiter was borderline rude, the food was average and we waited for an inordinate amount of time between courses. Surprisingly, the longest wait was after... More

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Auckland NZ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Four of us for lunch on a Saturday. Wine selection good, beer selection poor. Service OK, but didn't write down the order so got it wrong. Entre of Beef fillet very pleasant. Clam mains tasty but small helping. Chocolate Mousse pudding rather solid and bullet like. Not charged for it fortunately. Bill rather over the top, and when a table... More

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Mountain View, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoyed an excellent meal here with my mother. Our waiter Giovanni is from a town near ours in Sicilia, so we were able to converse in our dialect which made the experience even more enjoyable.

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Alexandria, VA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were happy to get a reservation for a Saturday night in June graduation season, but when we were shown to a table surrounded by large parties ( a group of 18 on one side, 8 on another) in the center of a large, crowded, and loud dining room, we had second thoughts coming here. Fortunately, we were able to... More

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Woodside, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is always fabulous! My husband is Italian so it is always fun to hear him speak Italian with the employees. He was a bit disappointed when they took rabbit off the menu

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Foster City, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

There was 5 of us. We started out with a sausage and mushroom pizza. It was tasty. 3 of us had Calamari Piccata. It was wonderful. 1 had pasta with vodka cream sauce, she loved it. 1 had Gorgonzola gnocchi, outstanding. We really didn't have room for dessert but they brought us ice cream because it was Nancy's birthday. The... More

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stockton ca
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Not so attractive inside. The salad station is open for the customer to see and it was an eyesore. For those prices I expect the decor to match. Food and service was fine. If I go there again I'll make sure to be seated somewhere other than close to the kitchen.

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