It's Italia

4.7
1407 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
It’s Italia opened in 1997 as a San Francisco style trattoria and pizzeria serving gourmet pizzas, house pastas, and creative salads, always with a California Italian flavor.Thirteen years later, having moved into the beautiful Half Moon Bay Inn on Main Street Half Moon Bay, our menu has expanded to include seafood and meat selections from our rotisserie and mesquite grill, artful pastas and award winning pizza, creative salads and antipasti, and an array of house desserts. A Tuscan style courtyard patio with fireplaces and a fountain is ideal for large parties and receptions. Our full bar and locally famous bartenders create a lively social ambience nightly. Over one hundred fifty bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand.

Support It's Italia during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us for Mother's Day brunch and dinner. Reservations are available for both courtyard and indoor dining. We also reserve a portion of our seating options for walk-ins.

What 1407 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio, waiters were wonderful and the food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s was a great experience. The food was amazing. I would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service: Out actual server was pretty bad. Didn’t come by our table after initial contact, didn’t offer a water refill and we had to ask another server twice before we got some bread, which came after all three ordered appetizers. The service continued to be bad until the end.

Food: Food was mediocre at best. The braised short rib was fantastic. The artichoke ravioli was dry and there were more veggies in the dish than actual ravioli. The appetizers were okay. Overall good quality was 6/10 at best.

Value: it’s way overrated and overpriced for the service and the food at the restaurant. I have been to many Italian restaurants where the service and the food was way better for 3/4 of the price or less. I would not recommend this restaurant and will likely not eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. We’ll definitely be back.

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SusanS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience on their lovely back patio with fireplaces and space heaters. and plenty of space between tables.

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teresag
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner for my birthday in the back patio. Their set up is cozy and safe.

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SusanP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s Italia has a beautiful interior and bar. Very good food. Definitely recommend visiting when you’re in Half Moon bay!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Charming atmosphere. Terrible service. We ordered cocktails at the bar while waiting for the table. They seated us and said will bring them to the table. They were only brought in after 2 reminders, and after we almost finished our appetizers. Entrees came in literally 5 minutes after appetizers. No sense of timing whatsoever. Food was okay, though obviously cold due to terrible timing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food delicious, the service was great. I will definitely go back.

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RuthL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks was delicious, the appetizer and entrees were flavorful. The affogato was huge! Our only critique would be the Cesar salad was bland. The staff were very welcoming and the added extra dessert for our anniversary was a very nice touch. I’d definitely visit again.

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Digits
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's Italia was a really pleasant surprise. I booked this in the car while on an impromptu trip to Half Moon Bay for brunch. We arrived 45min early and they accommodated us at the bar. Enjoyed a delicious appetizer (buratta/honey toast) and bellini's before getting an early table outside on the outdoor patio. Great food and service, will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and amazing food!

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vipGemma
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio setting with canopy, heaters, fireplaces. Toast warm even on a foggy evening!
Servers are attentive but not intrusive. All our meals were excellent 👌

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vipscm78
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is the best thing you’ve ever had!! Awesome wine list, too. The Daou Cab Sauv is *chef’s kiss* 😘🤩

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Trixie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to thank everyone, my family and I had a terrific time and will continue every Easter to eat in your establishment.

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Kimba
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food quality, size and value were average- service was impeccable

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vipCharleneW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The restaurant is understaffed and the waiter is really slow. So slow that I could go from half moon bay to San Jose and get a takeout along the way.

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ColeB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Extremely dog friendly, they gave our dog water which was nice, but even grilled up some chicken breast for him! Made for a very happy puppy. The bread is phenomenal, which is a silly thing to even suggest, but I've had it on two separate occasions and it was excellent both times. Overall a great experience, and we will return.

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JayneB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing an excellent job with great food, service and the outdoor seating is so well done. Warm and friendly. Love these guys!

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ChrisF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 60th bday celebration in the patio with the warm heaters and awesome food, bread is unbelievable, was a really good time had by all.

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JoeyB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here by recommendation from family members who live in the area, and we were not disappointed at all! The food was great, service was top notch, and we felt extremely safe with their Covid standards of safety as well. We will definitely be back here, great job to everybody who helped us Thursday 3/22/2021

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vipDaveH
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & lovely patio area

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vipValentin
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's Italia is a coastal favorite! . Love all the staff there, Camille, Eduardo, Pablo, everyone. Great everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChristineD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere especially during COVID dining. Great service and wonderful food. Get reservations. It is popular.

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DrNB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location and ambience were perfect for celebrating a birthday with girlfriends.

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vipKerryM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to It's Italia for our 20th anniversary. Food and drinks were incredible. Patio provided a safe Covid friendly space. Servers and the entire ream were friendly and professional. It was romantic and fun. So grateful for the time we spent there together. 100%

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian food in a nice courtyard setting it fireplaces near the tables.
Great pesto linguini with fresh seafood.

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Krag
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Heaters, fireplaces. Fantastic. Highly recommend.

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JuliaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio dinner, the food was very good, service was great. Fun evening

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theresao
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love It's Italia - the take out service is phenomenal and the patio dining is exquisite. Camille the owner is kind and personable and the staff is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was absolutely amazing! Highly
Recommend the lavender lemon drop and house made gnocchi

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vipValentin
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always; a total 10! Eduardo as our server always is the icing on the cake!

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vipLorraineD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant, owned and operated by a local family, never disappoints! It's truly a coast side gem!

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vipstephanielynne
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this restaurant was SO delicious that we did a takeout order the next evening.
Their courtyard is perfect for outdoor dining. Their staff is 100% professional with regard to COVID and were so nice and accommodating. The food came out fresh and SO delicious. One of my FAVORITE restaurants in HMB.

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joneed
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We were well taken care of and the food was delicious, especially the gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful good and wine
Roasted mushrooms were outstanding

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WillieH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!! Always have a great time!!

FAQs

It's Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 726-4444.

It's Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

It's Italia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itsitaliarestaurant.com/giftcard.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.