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“Great Italian Food”
Review of Mezza Luna

Mezza Luna
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Ranked #3 of 101 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capistrano
Transit: Samtrans
Description: Mezzaluna Restaurant is located in the historic Princeton Landing building (which was built in 1908). The harbor town of Princeton By The Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giants waves of Mavericks surf spot. We provide nothing but the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pasta and local fresh ingredients. Mezzaluna is continually awarded as Best Restaurant on the Coast and Best Customer Service. In 2012, Mezza Luna was awarded "Favorite Italian Restaurant" and in 2013 awarded "Favorite Overall Restaurant" and "Favorite Italian Restaurant" by the coastside community and the readers of the Half Moon Bay Review. In 2014 Mezza Luna was awarded by Open Table the "Dinners Choice Award". But it doesn't take an award to prove the quality and consistency of the great food, service and wine... You must experience it for yourself.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere.. great service. We always go to Half Moon Bay for relaxation and fresh air and try the various restaurants in the area but we never went to Mezza Luna coz my husband is great in cooking Italian food. And we always go to "noisy", kid friendly restaurants coz we have two kids. But at this day all the restaurants that we knew would not notice the noise of my kids were full. We drove around and decided to check out Mezza Luna if it was kid friendly. The hostess was kind enough to seat us away from the crowd. Everything that we ordered were delicious. I don't remember all of the names that my companions ordered but the Mussels, Linguine in white sauce were cooked to perfection. I was also surprised of the check. It was not as expensive as i thought it would be. Thank you.

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Thank Izzy1976
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Coffee was ok. Vegetable frittata was tasteless and definitely microwaved. I wasn't expecting phenomenal but it was really bland and tasted tough like it had been sitting out for awhile. The look of the place was cute. Italian travel posters on the walls. Maybe the gelato was good because they seemed to devote a large section for that. Another friend just got a pastry and he said it was good but I was so jaded from the fritatta.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had an early dinner at Mezza Luna and found the food delicious. The menu was extensive and included a kid's menu.

The kid's serves were quite substantial and the kids really enjoyed their Penne Alfredo and Penne Bolognaise - reasonably priced at $8 each (excluding taxes).

Staff were very friendly and attentive. They asked if they could bring the kids' meals early as the adults' orders were going to take awhile.

The desserts were also very nice. My favourite dessert, cream brûlée was yummy.

At the end the bill (paid by my brother) was quite pricey due to the gratuity of 18% as there were 9 of us.

I'd eat at Messa Luna again when I next visit the US.

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Thank RubynStu
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have eaten at Mezza Luna for over 10 years and it is real, authentic Italian food which is always consistent. Two of the 3 owners are from Sicily and many of the waiters are also Italian. Great atmosphere and in a good location near the harbor. Large menu selection and can accomodate large groups for parties.

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Thank 141MAK
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have been eating out a lot because we are having some remodeling done in the kitchen. We went to Mezza Luna with our relatives and thoroughly enjoyed it. All of our meals were well prepared, hot and tasty. There is a good selection of menu items and a very good selection of wines along with a full bar. The staff is friendly and efficient and there is also room for large parties. This is one of several fine restaurants in the Half Moon Bay area. Be sure to give it a try.

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Thank DavenCarol
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