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“Best restaurant in Half Moon Bay”
Review of Pasta Moon

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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Half Moon Bay”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Located in the quaint town of Half Moon Bay this restaurant offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for superb, high quality, farm to table fare. Extensive wine menu with reasonable prices ($32 for many bottles) and delectable salad and entree selections. The special salad - tomatoes and burrata and entree (sea scallops) were best dishes. The ravioli ($19) were small and a bit disappointing compared to scallop entree ($23). Cream corn with crab soup was a bit bland. Service was excellent and waiter did not rush us even though it was a busy Saturday night. Larger space than it appears on the outside. Unisex bathrooms were clean. Hostesses were friendly and it was recommended to make reservations. Service superior to any other place we tried in Half Moon Bay. Parking can be a challenge.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco Bay Area
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stopped by Pasta Moon for lunch after a morning tide pooling in Moss Beach - based on its convenient location and the tripadvisor reviews. All the food was very good, the specials of the day delicious. Each selection was flavorful without over-powering the individuality of the ingredients. Most admirably, all the seafood was sweet, fresh and cooked well - and its flavor showed through the preparations. The corn soup was rich with the flavor of corn, the heirloom tomatoes were a perfect ripeness and served with an excellent fresh and creamy burrata perfectly salted to complement the tomatoes, the mussels rich with a multitude of flavors. The fish of the day, puttanesca, and papardelle all satisfied, as did the desserts: Meyer Lemon parfait, affogato and strawberry shortcake. The homemade bread was good for mopping up the sauce, but soft, not crusty, while the homemade pasta was definitely fresh, but not quite best in class. Service was friendly, thoughtful and attentive. The wine, beer and cocktail list looked appealing. There are private rooms and banquet facilities. All together, an excellent neighborhood restaurant - better than many in more populous Bay Area locations. Very welcoming of small children and dress is casual. We would definitely return if in town for a meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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South Florida, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wish we lived closer”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Fabulous food, great space and knowledgable wait staff. We all had a different pasta dish and we shared......each dish was out of this world. Sorry we live in Florida.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Paul B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quick lunch stop, A+”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

On the recommendation of a colleague and these reviews I stopped through and wasn't disappointed. Sat at the bar and asked what wasn’t to be missed on a one time trip in. The smoked trout salad I can highly recommend and the Pappardelle Pancetta was incredible. Both I’d recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bay Area, California
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Food, Service and Entertainment”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had a great Saturday night out with friends and enjoyed first class entertainment and a 3-course dinner in the Music Box. We'll be back for more!

Visited June 2013
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