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Mezza Luna

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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054 (Capistrano)
+1 650-728-8108
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
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SF Bay Area
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian comfort food on the waterfrontront. Excellent wine selection with moderate prices. Open relaxed room.

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Pacifica, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here every 3-4 weeks for lunch and have always had a good experience. We sometimes share the antipasto with a mushroom and prosciutto pizza, always good. The fried calamari is the best we've had, never greasy. I love the fish soup, loaded with petrale sole, clams, octopus, calamari, shrimp all in a light tomato broth. The bread is... More 

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Mezza Luna on a busy Saturday night. The staff was friendly and efficient. We had the antipasto Italiano to start with and loved the variety of roasted and fresh vegetables. For entrees we had the duck and calamari steak, both of which were delicious. The calamari steak was especially tender and fresh. The prices are moderate, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been going here for years. When we moved to San Francisco we tried to find something closer, but no luck. Together with the fantastic food and wonderful staff, parking is a breeze. Will continue to keep coming back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to SFO. The lasagna was excellent, the margaritas were super and the tiramisu incredible. A nice choice for a meal.

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Thank w9pmz
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Best pesto pasta I have ever tasted. Friendly service and delicious food at reasonable rate. Near to the shopping mall , beach view and kayaking.

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Thank Harini B
Half Moon Bay, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I enjoy this place. Nothing of great challenge here. Basic dishes, served in the traditional way - for California anyway. They've got a bar and they have sort of a view. It is nice and it is not too expensive. The food is reliable and good. That's why we go there.

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great place for casual dining or take out. Although Chicken Francese was not on the menu, the kitchen did prepare it. The chicken wasn't as tender as it could have been, but the sauce more than compensated for what the chicken might had lacked. The place also has an excellent variety of pizza with crisp crust.

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Petaluma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

While we were visiting the area, a local recommended this restaurant. We made reservations and gave it a try. To start, we ordered an appetizer, Fried Calamari, which was very good. My wife had Pesto Pasta which was over sauced, and I had Calamari Steak Dore. Both dishes were just ok, we wouldn't recommend this place or return. Service started... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Food was so good and the staff was very nice! I had a grilled chicken Caesar salad and my husband had a seafood pasta dish. We split calamari and they bring bread to the table! Will definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
    (Capistrano)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
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.

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