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It's Italia

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401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749 (Mill Street)
+1 650-726-4444
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Half Moon Bay, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The pizza is a staple in our house for take-out. When we visit, we love the menu. Great bar and drinks. Staff is friendly and attentive. A good spot for celebrations.

Thank Tricia C
Maile d, Manager at It's Italia, responded to this review

Hi Tricia, We feel honored to learn that we’re your go-to spot for take-out pizza! The manner in which we treat our guests is something we take great pride in, and your kind words are appreciated. Thank you for your loyal business and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Half Moon Bay, California
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343 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are many nice places to have dinner or lunch or brunch in HMB. This is one of them. Good service, savory food, nice menu, good atmosphere. They have "local's day" on Tuesdays and we eat here regularly. Their pizza is the best on town (at least for now), and the rest of their dishes (in our experience) are very... More 

Thank Marfak
Maile d, Manager at It's Italia, responded to this review

Hello, We are truly gratefully for your review. Our goal is to provide an inviting and relaxing environment for our guests and there is no greater compliment than the recommendation of a valued customer. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Gilroy, California
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We were seated promptly with our reservation. The place has a very pleasant atmosphere and since it was a Friday night there was live music, always a nice touch. Food was very good. Service was prompt. The squash finger appetizer was excellent. Only a couple of minor issues, the room was a little warm and the water served at the... More 

Thank Chip144
Maile d, Manager at It's Italia, responded to this review

Hello, We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at It’s Italia. We take great pride in the service with which we provide our guests, and we’re grateful that you shared your experience. Our sincerest apologies for the lack of ice in your water, and can assure you that this is an isolated incident. Come see us again... More 

Half Moon Bay, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Most of the time this restaurant would be my first choice for going out to a nice place for lunch or dinner on the coast. One of my favorites is the pizza with the gorgonzola cheese, pears and prosciutto (even though i ask them to leave it off of mine since I'm a vegetarian). I don't go to dinner but... More 

Thank Robertag60
mountain view, ca
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

My sister, Bert comes here once a month. We had family in town to celebrate Bert's bday so decided to drive to HMB in the rain to try one of her favorites. It was so worth it. It's Italia is lovely - in it's decor, food, and service. There were 7 of us. Here's what we ordered. Portuguese bread french... More 

Thank roleen s
Maile d, Manager at It's Italia, responded to this review

Hi Roleen, Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review. It is both helpful, touching and everything in between! Maggie has recently joined our team, and is proving to be an incredible addition. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you again, Roleen! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Chico, California
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223 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Located in downtown Half Moon Bay the restaurant has a nice Italian Tuscan decor and it is lively. It would be best to make a reservation which we didn't have so there was a longer wait. The pizza which was a 10 inch that we shared was one of the best pizzas I have ever had. The other food too... More 

Thank TravelGoddess61
Maile d, Manager at It's Italia, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Your kind words serve as the ingredients that motivate our It’s Italia family :) If you are able to visit us again, please introduce yourself. We share our reviews amongst the staff and are so delighted when we are able to meet... More 

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245 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

WE ahd athe pleasure of eating here with another couple on 12/28/ 2013 and it was a delightful experience. The serving staff were wonderful adn very accommodating as there were items we wantead left off our menu items and they were quick to accommodate a vegan as well. Both fo the husbands had pizzza of different varieties that they loved.... More 

1 Thank rnprofessr
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013

My son and I went to this restaurant on his last night in the US, wish I had made a better choice. Snotty server seated us as far back into the kitchen as possible. Plenty of tables, might have been our colour Dirty, greasy table. Floor was sticky and bathroom disgusting. We ate little and left.

1 Thank sheva8
San Carlos, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

LisaLisaJ, 12/02/2013 Really disappointed with them. Had a reservation for 12 on a quiet Sunday morning for my Wife’s birthday brunch, and we were the only people in the place when we got there. My 90 year old grandmother and one other person did not make it, so there ended up being only 10 of us. The food was good,... More 

Thank jeff j
Los Angeles, California, USA
2 reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food, excellent service. Pizza w/burata amazing in the wood oven...the iceberg salad wedge cold and perfect! I loved the food!!!

Thank sashaneiman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
    (Mill Street)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans bus stop is located one block away from It's Italia, on the corner of Main and Kelly Streets, right in front of our City Hall.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-4444
It's Italia opened in 1997 as a San Francisco style trattoria and pizzeria serving gourmet pizzas, house pastas, and creative salads, always with a California Italian flavor, and a wine list of 10-12 varietals.
Ten years later, our menu has expanded to include steak and seafood grilled specialties, artful antipasti, and a decadent array of housemade desserts from our pastry chef. Over 120 bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand.
As always, we have remained faithful to a local coastal California Italian cuisine, with its cosmopolitan nature, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, and seafood from a variety of waters.
Most importantly, we are a little local community restaurant that serves locals. Lots of locals! Our advertising is mostly word of mouth. Our energy is inviting, positive, and friendly, and when you come in, you are invited to be part of our family.

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