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Mezza Luna Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Takeout Available
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Updated 10/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$13 - $36
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Italian, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Half Moon Bay recently and wanted to celebrate a couple of birthdays. After looking at the reviews we decided to try Mezza Luna. It was such a great experience. The food was incredible. I had the fresh fish special which was Petrale...Sole and my husband had a pasta, the Fettuccine Bolognese with homemade pasta. We were both so happy with our selections we ended up ordering a second pasta to take home to enjoy the next day! The waiter also made the experience a VIP one, he made sure we had everything we needed and more. We felt really special and taken care of. Since it was our birthday we also had the house made desserts the Tiramisu was divine and also the homemade gelato. We will definitely be back when we want to celebrate a special occasion or are just craving delicious authentic Italian food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the detailed review. We are happy you had a positive experience on your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Disappointing especially given the positive reviews. Our food was average at best. One of the things I often do in a new Italian restaurant is to order pasta with a pomadore sauce. Any good Italian restaurant should be able to do that right. Not this...time. My wife had a pasta dish that was also average, the shrimp was good but the spaghetti and sauce was not remarkable. The bread served at the table was ordinary and we had to ask for olive oil. Though not terribly expensive we did not think the meal was a good value. On a positive note, the service was good. All in all, I do not plan to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our pomodoro sauce is made from scratch, as is our homemade ciabatta bread. We also make many of our pasta but not spaghetti. We are happy you enjoyed the service.

Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

A bit disappointed in this highly regarded venue. We were a couple celebrating a birthday and were seated in the nondescript large room with several large parties. A very good special appetizer of smoked swordfish and tuna carpaccio was followed by an undersauced and underdone...pasta. My companion had the very good petrale. Wine pours seemed cheap in motel class glasses. We won’t go back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are actually known for our generous wine pours, but will share your review with staff

Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Ok food. Not the best Italian I’ve ever had. Beautiful restaurant in a good location. Wait staff was almost non existent. Our waiter disappeared so we had to walk up to the bar for utensils and condiments. Served cold bread with cold butter. Small potions,...small wine pours but big price tag but probably common for the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It’s unfortunate you didn’t have a good experience. We will share your review

Reviewed July 6, 2021 via mobile

Sometimes you can review an Italian restaurant on its meatballs alone. Mezzaluna does not disappoint. Good flavor, excellent sauce and no late harsh, off flavor. Insalata Mista had fennel on the side that was a treat. A bit too much dressing on the salad. The...Lasagna was top notch. Light, flavorful, everything you want/like. The waiter had a little bit of a challenge understanding how I wanted my Lamb Chops cooked - so they came out overdone. Also a bit too salty - which we are encountering more often in red meats, in restaurants, these days. The desserts (Lemon Sorbetto & Salted Carmel Gelato) were out of this world, outstanding. In total, a mixed bag - but still worth going to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

We appreciate all feedback and will share your review with our kitchen.

Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Our table was OK, staff was minimal. This is a large Italian restaurant. My fish was OK, it had to go back to be cooked. My husband did really enjoy his pasta. In summary, just OK

Date of visit: May 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

We will share your review with our kitchen. Staff has been minimal because of postpandemic hiring issues, like most restaurants

Reviewed April 26, 2021 via mobile

In an area of town without fine dining, I was delightfully surprised. The chicken saltimbocca was tender and well prepared, just a bit salty. The tiramisu was incredible.

Date of visit: April 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your meal fir the most part. We will share your comments with our kitchen

Reviewed April 6, 2021

We had a group of 8 and our server was attentive and quick with drinks and the food was sooo good. Mezza Luna has always been a great dinner spot on the coast

Date of visit: April 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Thank you for the positive review and rating

Reviewed March 31, 2021

We had a fine meal tonight. I had Penne Pastore and the Goddess had Calamari Dore. Both were excellent and we have enough leftover for 2 lunches. Bread was served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar which was a nice touch. No room for dessert...but saw a couple go by and they looked goodMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

We appreciate the 5 stars and positive review

Reviewed January 17, 2021

Fettuccine was greasy, could have had more flavor and they did not add chicken even though I ordered it. I also did not care for the garlic bread or the cesar dressing.

Date of visit: January 2021
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D.P., General Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2021

It’s unfortunate you did not enjoy your take-out. We hope you give us another opportunity in the future.

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FellowTraveler715832
February 10, 2021|
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Response from FrittaMistalala | Property representative |
Typically we do offer a kids menu, but with Covid restrictions we only have one menu for everyone. Hopefully we will soon.
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kkadera0104
August 17, 2020|
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Response from Mezza L | Property representative |
Hi there. Thank you for reaching out. We are allowing small leashed pets (i.e. small enough to lay under your table). Please keep in mind the 6 feet social distancing from other diners (including your pet) to assure everyone... More
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LaurinHen
July 31, 2018|
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Response from FrittaMistalala | Property representative |
We do not have outdoor dining at the restaurant but we have an outdoor patio at our Caffe (walking distance). We have some harbor views in our dining room.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mezza Luna Restaurant

Yes, Mezza Luna Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Mezza Luna Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Mezza Luna Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4