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Best Italian Restaurants in Half Moon Bay

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A photo of Pasta Moon restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(5120)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Half Moon Bay
Booked 35 times today
Located in the picturesque Half Moon Bay, Pasta Moon has been lauded as an Italian culinary gem by discerning diners for nearly a century and a half. The consistency in its culinary excellence is highlighted in reviews stating, "Excellent Italian restaurant. Our go-to place in Half Moon Bay. We've been going here for ~14 years, and have never been disappointed". Its ever-changing menu highlights the season's best, while maintaining beloved staples like lasagna and tagliatelle pasta. The authentic flavors and commitment to fresh ingredients are comparable to some of the best restaurants throughout Italy. The restaurant's dedication to providing an unforgettable dining experience, from a warm welcome to attentive service, adds to the charm of Pasta Moon, making it an Italian restaurant not to be missed.
A photo of It's Italia restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1982)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Half Moon Bay
Booked 21 times today
"It's Italia" is highly acclaimed for its authentic Italian cuisine and outstanding cocktail bar. Patrons praise the restaurant for its delectable food, perfectly blended cocktails, fine wine, and warm, family-like service. The reviews highlight the restaurant's ability to create a romantic atmosphere with beautiful interiors and a great-looking bar. The fresh ingredients, good portions, and attentive servers also receive admiration. Their menu caters to a wide variety of tastes, satisfying everyone and leaving them longing to return. Regular customers and out-of-town guests alike are always eager to revisit this notable establishment. "It's Italia" consistently provides a fantastic dining experience housed in a beautiful town in the bay area, making it a favorite amongst locals and visitors.
A photo of Fattoria E Mare restaurant
4.3
Awesome(237)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Half Moon Bay
Booked 10 times today
Fattoria E Mare is an exceptional Italian restaurant celebrated for its fresh, delicious food and excellent service. Reviewers consistently commend the restaurant for achieving the delicate balance of simplicity and flavor that is characteristic of Italian cuisine, even going as far as to laud the restaurant for successfully mastering the elusive art of al dente pasta. Patrons rave about the pasta, charcuterie board, and antipasti, promising to return. The ambiance is also a highlight, characterized by deep blue decor which beautifully complements the wood tone and light-filled room. With its fantastic food, attentive service, and inviting atmosphere, Fattoria E Mare comes highly recommended to anyone with a passion for good Italian food.
A photo of Mezza Luna Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3336)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Half Moon Bay
Booked 23 times today
Mezza Luna Restaurant is a favored destination on the coast for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Customers continually express their satisfaction with the food, noting consistency in the delicious and well-presented dishes. The restaurant’s offerings range from classic Italian meals like Pollo saltimbocca and Salmone alla Dolores to seafood specialities such as halibut served with green beans and mashed potatoes. Patrons also praise the excellent and attentive service provided by the staff. The ambiance is described as friendly and suitable for both special occasions and casual meals. Despite some critique on the bread, Mezza Luna is hailed as one of the best places to eat in Half Moon Bay, with some customers noting its authenticity and similarity to meals enjoyed in Rome.
A photo of Pausa Bar & Cookery restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1767)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • San Mateo
Booked 48 times today
Pausa Bar & Cookery is acclaimed as a haven for lovers of Italian cuisine, nestled in the heart of San Mateo. The restaurant's food receives praise for its creativity and expert preparation, as evidenced by glowing reviews that highlight their impeccable pizzas, pasta, and entrées. Pausa’s atmosphere is described as a joyful Italian house party, creating an authentic and lively ambiance. Patrons frequently commend the service, describing it as knowledgeable and attentive. Their diverse offerings, ranging from Wagyu Beef Bavette to the unique risotto with shaved white Alba truffles, earn rave reviews, with one customer describing it as the best Italian restaurant in the Bay Area. The restaurant's commitment to quality and authenticity, paired with its robust Italian wine list, consolidate its reputation as a true gem of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Vivace - Belmont restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2332)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Belmont
Booked 13 times today
Vivace - Belmont is a highly recommended Italian restaurant known for its phenomenal food and exceptional service. Patrons rave about the exquisite flavors, outstanding presentation, and high-quality ingredients used in their dishes. Described as a go-to Italian eatery with a lively ambiance, Vivace provides an exceptional dining experience, stellar service and an excellent wine list. The restaurant's service is not only professional but also friendly, with staff always ready to make excellent wine and food recommendations. With many years of consistent excellence, Vivace - Belmont stands out for providing full value for money and a warm, comfortable dining environment. It is, without a doubt, a cherished culinary gem in the realm of Italian cuisine.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Burlingame restaurant
4.5
Awesome(4353)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 25 times today
Il Fornaio in Burlingame is celebrated as a hub for high-quality Italian cuisine. The establishment has won over patrons with an array of authentic and delicious dishes such as homemade Italian staples, salads, and a particular favorite, penne pasta with vodka cream and bacon. Many patrons appreciate its excellent service and the relaxed yet elegant ambiance. The restaurant's wine list never disappoints, expanding the horizons of diners with each visit. It is touted as a gem in Burlingame, with easy rail connections from San Francisco and farther down the peninsula. Patrons also praise the restaurant for its consistent food delivery and commend its ability to cater to various dietary needs, including vegan preferences. Il Fornaio Burlingame comes highly recommended for being consistently good, providing excellent value, and being a suitable venue for occasions ranging from business lunches to celebrations with family and friends.
A photo of Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(369)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 25 times today
Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame is an esteemed Italian restaurant located in Burlingame, renowned for its tantalizing pizzas and authentic Italian dishes. Customers rave about the unique, mouthwatering combinations, such as broccoli raab pizza with house-made fennel sausage, which take you on a culinary trip straight to old-world Italy. Other menu highlights include grilled asparagus with brown butter and generous parmesan shavings, creating an unforgettable flavor experience. The restaurant is also praised for its excellent service, warm ambiance, and high-quality ingredients that are purportedly as fresh and pure as those found in Italy. Regulars regard Pizzeria Delfina as the best Italian place in the area, with new ones declaring it their favorite pizzeria on the peninsula. All these aspects make it a cherished spot for both casual meetings and festive celebrations.
A photo of Cafe Figaro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(441)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 13 times today
Cafe Figaro, located in Burlingame, is highly applauded for offering delightful Italian cuisine. Praised widely in reviews, customers adore the distinctly delicious and traditional recipe of dishes, notably the halibut, ravioli, fettuccine with pesto, and chicken parmesan. This family-owned restaurant, which has been around since 1989, constantly receives commendations for attentive and warm service from staff, especially the owner, Will, who makes customers feel like family. The inviting environment and the homemade pasta, which is a hit among diners, characterizes the authenticity of Cafe Figaro's Italian fare. The restaurant's excellent service, quality food, and Italian vibe all contribute to making it a top choice in Burlingame.
A photo of Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1144)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Burlingame
Booked 1 time today
Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame consistently serves up excellent Italian cuisine according to its numerous stellar reviews. Patrons frequently commend the perfectly cooked appetizers and entrees, the reasonable pricing, and the delightful service. The selection from the restaurant's extensive wine list enhances the Italian dining experience for many customers. Special mentions were made on the freshness and taste of salads, the outstanding lobster ravioli, and the best-in-class tiramisu. Described as a gem with a great location in Burlingame, reviewers note that you would have to go to San Francisco or Palo Alto to find anything similar. Undoubtedly, Trapeze Restaurant - Burlingame stands as a top choice for Italian food connoisseurs.
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