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Mezza Luna Restaurant

459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
+1 650-728-8108
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“veal” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We always have a wonderful dinner here. Can’t go wrong! Try their salmon dorlores, shrimp Roberto, calamari steak! Have a great cadilcia maragaritia

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maps3538
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

restaurant that serves beautiful food to order. Homemade gnocchi with Italian sausage is not on the menu but was made at our request. Superb.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank catherinemL8442JB
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are happy you had a good experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here a couple of weeks ago in a large party. The atmosphere in the restaurant was fab, the service was great - friendly staff that made sure you were well looked after. Everyone enjoyed their meals and their evening, and I will definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 986millep
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie. We do our best to accommodate small and large groups. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Solid Italian restaurant that has a really warm staff - helpful and often humorous. We have had dinner on the community evening as well -- we enjoyed ourselves with friends from the coastal region. Good food and good wine list.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JeanetteCool
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie for your review

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent Italian food! I had the gnocchi and my husband had the pizza. Both were fantastic. Nice view in some spots of the bay in the distance. Seems like a lot of locals frequent this restaurant which says a lot about it too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 584abbyc
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Yes, we are the spot for locals and welcome new guests.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Excellent food and service at prices reflecting good value. The menu features seafood and Italian specialties.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JusticeTraveler23
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wonderful that you had a good experience. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 14, 2018

We had flown West and it was late, a meal was in order. We were welcomed with open arms. The table d'hote pasta and the featured pizza were outstanding. Orecchiette with ragu and the pizza featured heirloom tomatoes and sausage. Very nice house salad included...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MontrealDiner52
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a nice review. Grazie

Reviewed October 12, 2018

We came here for a business dinner and the food and service were great. I had the lasagna and it did not disappoint. Dessert was also lovely!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pebs8
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grazie for your review. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant many times (my Grandfather, Jack Brophy, built the Princeton Inn in 1907). The food is excellent, but on a busy night you won't be able to have a conversation easily because of the noise level, especially in the side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank haack2017
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes the acoustics can be tough to manage in a historic old building. How interesting you have family history in the Princeton Inn. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

I loved this restaurant. I had the pasta with seafood and the sauce was light and perfect. My son and daughter had a great meal as well. My husband thought his saffron seafood was bland, but the rest of us were happy with our choices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rachel G
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Hope you try us again another time soon.

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June 18, 2016|
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Most people dress casual there. I Googled it, and lunch is served 11:30 - 2:30; dinner is from 5:00 - 9:30.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 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 - 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
  • E-mail
Description
Award winning, fresh and healthy Italian food. Readers Choice first place for best Italian and Overall restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Homemade pastas, pizza and gelato. The best local produce, seafood and quality meat using family recipes. Full bar, oversized fireplace and a short walk to the beach at Princeton Harbor. Romantic getaway for two and private venue for weddings, business and special events. Located only 25 miles from San Francisco off Highway 1, near Half Moon Bay. Private parking lot and street parking available. Favorite restaurant for Half Moon Bay locals.
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