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Mezza Luna
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Marin County, CA
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We got right in. Good selection. Basic Italian food and good portions. Ambience is so-so but functional. A good choice for dinner.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank BillO554
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English first
Half Moon Bay, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mezza Luna, Princeton”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Mezza Luna is the best restaurant in Half Moon Bay. It is Italian, but best steak on the coast. I only lived 1 mile from restaurant and went there many times. Atmosphere, service and people -- just the best. Would recommend highly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank pfalken
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san francisco
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simple Perfect Italian”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

One of my 'go to' restaurants for special occasions, but have also enjoyed a casual lunch. This restaurant features southern Italian (Calabrian) dishes with the best house made sausage, nice wine selection, beautiful bar in the larger dining room complete with the ambiance of a large fireplace. Often, tables are set for family gatherings italian style, and the happiness from these gatherings is contagious much like what is found in restaurants in Italy. If you want a veal dish, there are at least 3 on the menu. Menu is concise and meaningful - EVERYTHING looks delicious: Pizza's, Pasta's, Antipasti plates, fish, meats. I have had the pizza Calabrese, Salmon, Veal Romantico, antipasti. The wait staff is excellent and attentive. I would say this is unpretentious environment, excellent food at very reasonable prices.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank N G
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San Francisco
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood, huge & a bit noisy”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Superbly grilled seafood platter: scallops, salmon, shrimp, and a white fish. Also nicely split for two salad fresh ingredients topped with shaved fennel. Fast & efficient service despite a large, fully occupied dining room. Excellent selection of wines

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank bsmithSanFrancisco
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Sunnyvale, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dinner at Mezza Luna”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nice ambience, friendly waiters, awesome food.....no matter what you order. specialize in Italian......and have fresh fish, also

Visited March 2014
Thank sutro
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