Very charming, great foodVery charming, great food & service, excellent Italian wine list. One of our all time top 5 Italian restaurants. We will definitely return the next time we are in HMB.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Pasta Moon - butternutI love Pasta Moon - butternut squash ravioli with sage is my favorite dish - homemade bread is wonderful. Service people are the best. Great for lunch or dinner - I drive an hour just to eat there.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMimpeccable service, fun foodA memorable dinner started with PEI mussels & shoestring french fries and a perfectly balanced broth, Caesar salad (not sure why we have to keep anchovies in big chunks, do people really not understand anchovies are essential to Caesar salad?), and a nicely prepared Negroni. The wine list is a bit eccentric (can't we at least have California versions of Italian wines in addition to the Italian ones?) but good choices by the glass were uncovered. The lamb shank special is one of the best I've ever had (and I've had a lot). Unfortunately, the halibut special was not as fresh as it could be, although the risotto was exceptional. The grilled asparagus was perfect. The Meyer lemon dessert was amazing and highly recommended. Very fun food!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA First Time Enjoyable ExperienceWe arrived ~45 min. early for our 7pm reservation. But it wasn't too busy, so we ordered drinks & waited ~5 min. to be seated. I was a bit disappointed in our table. It was off to the side & noisy since we were against a draped half-wall w/a noisy service hall on the other side. We started w/mussels. They were small, but fresh. Would have preferred sans frits since they were overpowering/annoying piled on top of the mussels. We then had the smoked trout salad which was delightful! Finally, we shared a pizza. At first the server was a bit reluctant to have the kitchen make a 1/2 &1/2 pizza, but they did & it was very good! We will probably return, however, if we could have our way, they wouldn't charge $10 for well drinks & $20 corkage fee.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have eatenMy husband and I have eaten here many times and come from San Jose just to eat here. Their lasagna is wonderful and my favorite thing, but I've tried most everything else on the menu and it is always very good. Worth the trip from South San Jose!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLinguine with seared ahi tunaLinguine with seared ahi tuna was very good. would have given it an excellent rating if it had more garlic flakes. Pappardelle, as always is consistent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHalf Moon Bay DiamondIf you do nothing else while in Half Moon Bay, you must dine at Pasta Moon. They make all their pasta fresh daily. It doesn't matter what you order from the menu - you'll love it. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. We never visit Half Moon Bay without stopping in.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent and well presentedAn excellent and well presented Italian dinner. Homemade pasta, good sauce, sweet sausage. Reasonable sized portions did not overfill us. Wonderful desert. Great service! We went there for my husband's birthday and were not disappointed. It was a delightful evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a great placeExcellent service and food. Definitely worth the visit.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPetrale Sole was very good,Petrale Sole was very good, also the tempura aspragus was a very good appetizer.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOver The MoonHeard great things about this place prior. We also heard great things about It's Italia down the street. We kept going back and forth as to which restaurant to choose because we only had one night. What a great choice. Service was excellent. Thin crust pizza was incredible. We were told to split the house famous lasagne because the portions were large but that is not true. While it is bigger that a single portion, it's not enough for two adults. It was amazing still. Gelato was a great way to finish the meal. We were very happy this was our choice.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Addition to one's last meal listWe had one of best meals that I can remember at Pasta Moon. Our waiter, Matt, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Their steamed mussels are now on my last meal list. I don't usually order lasagne because I make my own, but somehow it was calling me. I ordered the smaller portion and still had 1/2 leftover for lunch the next day. It reminded me of my grandmother's! My husband's smoked trout salad was very good along with the spaghetti puttanesca.
The bartender made a suggestion for a Pinot Grigio that wasn't on the menu---and it was perfect. I'm only sorry that I didn't ask for the spelling of the winery.
the affagato and lemon parfait were light and exuberant. Twas a lovely birthday dinner and didn't break the bank.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA perennial favoriteGreat core menu with a variety of specials. I can go back here over and over.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply some of the best pastaSimply some of the best pasta to be had in the entire bay area.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pasta, pizza and wineOur first time to Half Moon Bay, we relied on Open Table and other reviews to pick this charming restaurant. There were four of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and ambience. We shared a pizza to start, then shared two salads, and each got a pasta. The lamb sausage pasta was the standout, but the linguini and crab, pappardelle, and lasagna was also excellent. The gelato and espresso dessert was the perfect way to end the meal. There was a nice selection of Italian wines and the Nebbiola we chose was perfect with our food. We will return if we are back in Half Moon Bay.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta Moon has been consistentlyPasta Moon has been consistently excellent for 20+ years under great management. That doesn't mean there hasn't been evolution and experimentation over the years....there has. But the food remains superb, the service efficient and charming, and the bar music scene has grown into a destination. Bravo PM.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have gone to Pasta MoonI have gone to Pasta Moon since I lived in Half Moon Bay. Consistently pleasant, well priced and relaxing. I would HIGHLY recommend the restaurant for a special event with that special person.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI returned to Pasta Moon becauseI returned to Pasta Moon because it has the best eggplant parmigiana I've tasted. I was not let down on my 3rd visit. I look forward to my next opportunity to go there.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld class food in a charmingWorld class food in a charming setting on the coast - a pleasure every time -3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem of a find! DinnerWhat a gem of a find! Dinner was outstanding...my taste buds peaked with one of the day's specials, pasta with seared (to perfection) scallops, slivered asparagus, smoked prosciutto, zest end lemon and garlic. I only shared a few bites with my husband, I wanted this all to myself. As for dessert, it was outstanding the Italian lemon parfait. This is definitely on my list of favorites. Highly recommend Pasta Moon!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time here.We had a wonderful time here. The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return next time we're in HMB, which will hopefully be soon. A real treat.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta Moon is one of thosePasta Moon is one of those restaurants that just feel comfortable. The staff is attentive and Kim, the owner, circulates to make sure everyone is taken care of and feels part of the Pasta Moon Family. From the first time we ate there, nine years ago, we still look forward everytime we go.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRebecccaFood is always fresh and creative
Staff accommodating and very knowledgable of entire menu
I love it here!
I come to Pasta Moon for any occasion3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pork peso bucco with polentaThe pork peso bucco with polenta was wonderful. And, as always, the Meyer lemon parfait is peerless.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of THE best Italian RestaurantsOne of THE best Italian Restaurants in the whole SF Bay area. None better.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways order the pasta. SpecialsAlways order the pasta. Specials are good but not as good.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM