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“Yum...don't miss it”
Review of Pasta Moon

Pasta Moon
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Sunnyvale, California
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yum...don't miss it”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The moment we stepped in we were enveloped by the smell of fresh baked focaccia bread. The service was wonderful, the food...excellent. They have 1 table in a mini courtyard that they allow dogs at...will have to come back and do that. Tasty stuff!

Visited July 2013
Thank Bodie2008
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  • Italian first
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English first
North Dakota
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dinner Selection”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The eggplant parmesan was really good. Everyone had a great time and the service was also good once we got to sit down.

Visited July 2013
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Redwood City, CA
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great local gem in Half Moon Bay”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I don't think I've ever had a bad meal at Pasta Moon. The food is consistently excellent, featuring really fresh locally grown ingredients. On our most recent visit we started with the asparagus tempura, shared a couple of wood fired pizzas, an interpretation of a Cobb salad and a really good eggplant Parmesan. It might sound basic, but it was anything but boring. Everything is just perfect, old favorites, but a touch refined. The atmosphere is great, busy but not noisy, and the servers are very friendly and attentive (and very accommodating to special requests.) They have some lovely cocktails and delicious wines. If you are out on the coast, Pasta Moon is a great lunch or dinner destination!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank bcjmoore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and great music -- thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We have always enjoyed Pasta Moon, and the Music Box (tixed price $35 dinner and a show) was enough to get us out on Saturday 6 July to hear Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap.

Talk about a heck of a deal. Cocktails were perfect. Great Italian wine list. We had a bottle of the Jermann Red Angel Pinot. Great wine and a refreshing, mellow change from the over-amped (too much alcohol content) California reds. The wine list is great and fits with the food. We both had the rib eye which was just perfect. A great value in all respects.

Claudia is a great hostess and music arranger, and she made for a thoroughly enjoyable addition to the evening as well as the draw that got us there in the first place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ScooterTwo
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Newport Beach, California
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a really great meal at Pasta Moon, the restaurant rated #1 by trip advisor contributors. The service was warm and responsive. The bar and kitchen were VERY accommodating to my several special requests.

As an appetizer we shared the Butternut Squash and Mascarpone Ravioli. It was fantastic; sweet, but not overpoweringly so, and very savory and flavorful. Annie's Margherit pizza was great. My Linguini Pan Seared Ahi Tuna was very, very good! I asked them to make several modifications which were both expertly done and the result was so, so good!!

I highly recommend the Pasta Moon!

Visited July 2013
Thank kirkkirlin
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