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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-728-8108
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Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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Sacramento, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

A very nice Italian restaurant located in the harbor area. The calamari was excellent and perfectly prepared. The Carbonara was perfect. The snapper sauteed in a caper and wine sauce was fresh but only average in taste and seasoning. It came with Swiss chard which I did not eat, very bland. I would want to return and give this place... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We went here last night for dinner. The calamari appetizer was seasoned perfectly. We had it with marinara sauce instead of tartar sauce which was perfect. I had the lasagna which was also great and my husband raved about his veal. Very delicious dinner.

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mezza Luna is the "go to" restaurant for our family for every family event and for lunches and dinners out during the week. The menu is perfect from top to bottom and the owners and staff are friendly and want to make your experience special, no matter what the reason. We have friends and business associates that "invent" reasons to... More

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Salinas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is really reasonable with the prices, and the food has great portions. If you can get a view of the harbor, it would be a cherry on top, but not absolutely necessary. The caesar salad is perfect, the cioppino was good, and the chocolate custardy dessert was scrumptious. The staff was very attentive. This is a great place... More

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Placerville, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Located in Princeton by the Sea just up from Half Moon Bay, Mezza Luna is a real jewel. The location is great and the food was fabulous. We began with an appetizer of thinly sliced proscuitto wrapped around slices of canteloupe. The salty proscuitto paired nicely with the sweet melon. A real taste treat. I had the lasagna bolognese and... More

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Modesto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Mezza Luna hosted our wedding reception this past weekend. They are amazing! The ease of accomodations and genuine hospitality are top notch! The service and the food rates five + stars! Our guests complimented the entire evening and we could not have been more pleased with the evening! Thank you Mezza Luna for making our special day OUTSTANDING! We look... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just want to keep it short and simple... Food that is to die for &all staff are very welcoming warm caring and friendly Great value for money Lovely vibe and very good set up Complements to the chef also Bulmers cider complemented our meals beautifully Well done guys we will be back and love our new local

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Novato, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A good selection of Italian pasta, meat, fish, salad, dessert, and wine. All our favorites and well prepared, making Mezza Luna one of our favorite restaurants in Half Moon Bay for fine dining. The restaurant's décor is lovely. There are some views of the harbor from some tables. Portions are individually sized, so if you'd like to sample one than... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a very pleasant dinner here while staying at the Ritz-Carlton. We both had fish, I had the swordfish and my wife had halibut. I'm not a big fan of lemon causes but the menu did warn me. At any rate, the fish in both cases was perfectly cooked and the service was excellent. Next time I'll try one... More

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Vacaville, California, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My husband and I went to Mezza Luna in the Princeton area of Half Moon Bay today. The food was superb! So fresh and tasty and the service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable for what appeared to be a pricey restaurant when we walked in. My new favorite place when I'm in the area, yes and I will return!

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Additional Information about Mezza Luna

Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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