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Mezza Luna

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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054 (Capistrano)
+1 650-728-8108
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best pesto pasta I have ever tasted. Friendly service and delicious food at reasonable rate. Near to the shopping mall , beach view and kayaking.

Thank Harini B
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy this place. Nothing of great challenge here. Basic dishes, served in the traditional way - for California anyway. They've got a bar and they have sort of a view. It is nice and it is not too expensive. The food is reliable and good. That's why we go there.

Thank jjtravels2015
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for casual dining or take out. Although Chicken Francese was not on the menu, the kitchen did prepare it. The chicken wasn't as tender as it could have been, but the sauce more than compensated for what the chicken might had lacked. The place also has an excellent variety of pizza with crisp crust.

Thank George L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we were visiting the area, a local recommended this restaurant. We made reservations and gave it a try. To start, we ordered an appetizer, Fried Calamari, which was very good. My wife had Pesto Pasta which was over sauced, and I had Calamari Steak Dore. Both dishes were just ok, we wouldn't recommend this place or return. Service started... More 

Thank Joe M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was so good and the staff was very nice! I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad and my husband had a seafood pasta dish. We split calamari and they bring bread to the table! Will definitely go back!

Thank SurgicalNurseRN
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys have consistently won votes for the best restaurant in Half Moon Bay and they just did it again, after 23 years in business. Best service and food around! Their bolognese sauce is addictive and their seafood dishes like their prawns are unforgettable. Pizza is perfect size for one person and the kids love it.

Thank FrittaMistalala
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious dinner in Princeton by the Sea. Good italian option. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, an easy walk from our hotel.

Thank fibu23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality, a memorable meal with freshest ingredients and inspired cooking.

Thank Irina P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb dining experience! Couldn't resist the special Pizza with truffled fungi and prosciutto as an appetizer for four to share. OMG - Fantastic & authentic. Pasta dishes were excellent (gnocchi and tagliatelle bolognese). The seafood specials were fantastic as well - grilled snapper with a lemon sauce and petrale sole al dore with butter, lemon caper sauce - WOW!). The... More 

Thank Victor B
SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant on the ocean. The ambiance is quite pleasant and many tables have water/harbor views. The tables and chairs are a nice wood and there are white table cloths and napkins. The floor is tiled, but there are numerous sound deadening panels on the walls and ceiling. We ordered Caesar Salad with anchovies, Lasagna, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
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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