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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 33
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  • 9
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  • 3
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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
Loved MezzaLuna Luna!

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The service was very attentive and friendly. My lasagne was one of the best I have ever had in a restaraunt. My husband had one of the chicken specials and he loved that. The house wine was very nice and for dessert our waiter suggested the creme... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Paula Y
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Visalia, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Even though this comes out as one of the top restaurants in Half Moon Bay, we were underwhelmed. The restaurant is located a a marina along with other shops and restaurants. The restaurant is one big room which can accommodate large groups. And the night we were there, it was very noisy. We had to shout to hear each other.... More 

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Visalia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The service was very attentive and friendly. My lasagne was one of the best I have ever had in a restaraunt. My husband had one of the chicken specials and he loved that. The house wine was very nice and for dessert our waiter suggested the creme brûlée....OMG! We loved it! Split a salad...they... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a large party for dinner. The food was fine, but nothing special. The service was okay but I felt, given the size of our party, that an additional server would have helped keep the flow going. The overall atmosphere was nice.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Surprised by all the positive reviews. What we experienced was a very mediocre meal. This is a very large restaurants focused on the tourist trade. If you are looking for an intimate dining experience, this is absolutely not your choice. Our food was average at best.

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Williston, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my wife and her cousin and was less than overwhelmed. Everyone's food was okay yet no one was bowled over. Presentation was okay and service was average. I would pass this up and look elsewhere if you are looking for fine dining.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Mezza Luna in Half Moon Bay features a full view of the Bay in most of the restaurant! Good Italian food, all the typical favorites you would expect and well executed. Service is friendly, and they know what a Doppio Macchiato is and make it (a very good one, I might add)

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Three of us had an early dinner here, and we had nice food and good service. It did fill up by the time we were finished (around 8), and the service got a bit slow, so I'm glad we started early. We were seated where there is a tiny view of the port from some of the windows - I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had an early dinner of lamb chops and a salad. There were four lamb chops. Perfectly cooked with a savory sauce. Not expensive considering the portion. Service was informative and anticipatory. Plenty of parking. Many and unusual shops nearby. The menu selections were many and varied for this Italian restaurant. Large capacity dinning rooms but still felt cozy. Can... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nicely presented dinner and dessert. Good house wines, comfortable bar for drink before dinner. Attentive attendants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

real Italian cuisine, fresh fish .. all excellent .. great place relaxing and very close to the port of half moon bay ..

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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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