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“Huevos Rancheros Italian style”
Review of It's Italia

It's Italia
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mill Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Honolulu
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Huevos Rancheros Italian style”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here for a late Sunday brunch. Huevos Rancheros came with zucchini, red peppers, onions, white beans and jalapeños sautéed and set atop a fresh masa tortilla topped off with two eggs, sliced avocado and sour cream. Not the traditional Huevos, but very tasty. Very pleasant server, nice atmosphere and located in the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay.

  • Visited August 2013
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Scottsdale
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous dining experience!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I and our two college-age kids drove to Half Moon Bay for our first visit. Having recently relocated to northern California, we hadn't yet gone to the beach. We realized we were ravenous about 2:00 in the afternoon so asked a lady in one of the shops for a recommendation. We ended up at It's Italia on Main Street where we were seated immediately. They were still serving brunch, which included breakfast and lunch items. We ordered one of their pizzas with roasted peaches, caramelized onions and gorgonzola cheese. It was delicious! We each also ordered a panini and were all happy. The service was excellent, prices moderate, and the food was delicious. Oh, and the floral arrangements were spectacular. We would definitely go back, and will be craving one of those pizzas!

  • Visited July 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Almost Italian”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We had the appetizer, which was good and with real italian mozzarella. We then had some creamy spaghetti which we do not serve in italy but they were ok. We then had a clazone, which unfortunately was tasteless and not made as it should, the real italian calzone is made with the pizza dough and its super light, full of air. Nevertheless, the place is very nice and the service very attentive.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mountain View, California
2 reviews
“It's Italia, It's Perfect”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Awesome food, very fresh, you have to try the pesto minestrone soup...the bruschetta, salads and pizzas are some of the best. The ambiance is great too for a romantic evening

Visited July 2013
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Bowie, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice Dinner”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Everything works at this restaurant. The atmosphere was great, the wait staff did very well, and the food was really good. It was great to see the combination of families, couples, and individual diners at the restaurant. It was our first time in HMB, and visited based on a recommendation from someone in the city of SF. It's definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ezra B
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