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Mezza Luna

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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054 (Capistrano)
+1 650-728-8108
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Half Moon Bay, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can bring a large group here or you can find a private, quiet table for two and enjoy good wine and great food!

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Thank Sally R
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casual Italian dining. Fireplace going on a chilly night. Spaghetti was as expected. The sauce is always the key. Calamari picata was lemony and tender. Everything was very good but not spectacular. Worth the visit. We'll be back to try more of the traditional Italian fare. As with most good restaurants in Half Moon Bay, I would always recommend reservations.

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Thank Mark K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had two great meals. The lasagna and egg plant dishes were wonderful. Dinner with a salad, wine and bread runs about $70.

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Thank Richard K
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in the area and went to Mezza Luna because it was close. It was fine. Food was good. I guess I felt like it was stuck in the 80's. Food was old fashioned and so was the decor. Not a large wine selection but it was ok. Service was also fine. I think I'd pass if... More 

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Thank Betsy D
Motala, Sweden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for an easy lunch. All family was very happy with their food. Small cafe, very friendly staff. Not that extensive menu but the food they have was perfect!

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Thank knyhlen
Reno, Nevada
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was ecommended to us by our B&B, who also recommended we make reservations. Am I glad we did. The place was packed and people waiting for a table. Not the restaurant for a quiet meal for two. A bit noisy due to the holiday crowd but don't be fooled. The food was very good equity. Service was excellent.... More 

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Thank Ron Y
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gnocchi !. The origin of this food is Italy. But, France has made a little different one with their ideas. Now, Gnocchi from France is better than that from Italy. This Italian restaurant offers Frenchie style Gnocchi. They were not biased with original one, but suggest better recipe today. I call it creative option. Please try it in here. You... More 

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Thank Young Duke C
sacto, ca
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unexpected Excellent Italian food in a comfortable setting with a view of the harbor just a few steps from the upscale hotel Oceana. Food is above average and moderately priced

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Thank asbard
San Francisco, California
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here several times. Our favorites include the Caesar Salad, Pasta Bolognese, Tortellini alla Crema e Funghi, Margherita Pizza, Prosciutto e Funghi Pizza, and the Tiramisu.

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Thank jittterbug
Santa Rosa, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This was my second visit to this restaurant, and it is my local friend's favorite. This visit, I tried the chicken with sundried tomatoes, and it was delicious. I also had the pear salad, which was a special. I will definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
    (Capistrano)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
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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