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It's Italia

4.5
905 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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, and a wine list of 10-12 varietals.
Ten years later, our menu has expanded to include steak and seafood grilled specialties, artful antipasti, and a decadent array of housemade desserts from our pastry chef. Over 120 bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand.
As always, we have remained faithful to a local coastal California Italian cuisine, with its cosmopolitan nature, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, and seafood from a variety of waters.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 726-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Isaias Toxzon
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Catering
We offer our entire menu To Go daily. We can custom create a menu for catered events up to 150 people in quantities and tastes to accommodate your group or event. Whether your needs call for a basic large pick up order, or complete catered party, (including serving staff, party rentals, etc.) It's Italia can provide service, menu, and flexible pricing to fit your needs. Please call our restaurant and ask to be referred to our Special Event and Catering manager for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mill Street
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Parking details
There is Street parking for It's Italia on all surrounding streets (Main Street, Mill Street, and Johnston Street). As well, there are two large public parking lots across the street from the restaurant off of Mill Street
(these areas are not paved, but it is fine to park there.)
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Public transit
Samtrans bus stop is located one block away from It's Italia, on the corner of Main and Kelly Streets, right in front of our City Hall.
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Entertainment
It's Italia is currently composing it's musical entertainment program. We forecast being able to offer live music in the genres of acoustic guitar stylings, hot, light, and standard jazz, and intimate classical ensembles.
We envision bringing in artists from throughout the Bay Area, as well as from our immediate local community.

We also hope to be a venue for young, up and coming artists, including children's choirs, soloists, ensembles and bands who show talent, energy, and promise.

Keep tuned into our musical offerings. We will be updating them here and on our website as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for joining us on Mother's Day! To celebrate and honor mothers, we will offer a special Mother's Day Brunch menu, featuring creative and favorite dishes perfectly suited for the season. Our regular evening dinner menu will be offered, featuring special dishes for the occasion.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 905 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I enjoy the ambiance and the food. I hope the consistency will remain.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My partner and I went to half moon bay for the night to get away from the city. We booked this reservation after looking at the menu on opentable. The place was adorable, parking was a breeze, and the food/service was phenomenal! We over did it, but that’s what you do when you go out to eat. The food and drinks were equally delicious. We started with a small pizza and roasted cauliflower & shishito pepper piccata (both new to their menu and AMAZING!!!!) we loved their pizza too. He had the filet mignon and I had their shrimp linguine. We loved our entrees. For dessert we had their tiramisu and the key lime pie. I loved their tiramisu. Also, their lavender lemon drop was to die far!!!! I had two of them because they were so delicious. Like I said previously, we over did it. But we don’t eat out often and this place was perfect to spend the extra money and extra carb intake!

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

The dinner didn't meet expectation. My husband ordered the roast beef medium rare and it came medium well. the waiter took it back and the 2nd time it came medium well. He switched to Osso boco, which was ok. My salmon was good, but I'm not a fan of the food being piled on the plate. the beet salad was good.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

They are open all afternoon thru dinner, this works well after local theatre matinee. Friends from out of town don't have to wait until later opening time as with most dinner restaurants in town. Food is good, bit pricey but then portions are generous. Good range of options such as pastas, meat and fish entrees, pizza, salads, apps. I would recommend, always a good meal. Service was also very good.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Really an outstanding evening. The special was perfect. Service was kind and attentive. Not to noisy. Just a great place!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It took an hour to get our drink order. 30 min after we ordered food, our waiter informed me they were out of it and I’d need to order something else. My husbands pizza was not good and had way too much topping. Would not recommend

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at this restaurant. Service was slow and unresponsive. Management did little to address the slow service. We will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great meal and excellent and sociable server. Enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Interesting mix of traditional Italian along with some innovative options. Great service, wonderful rustic decor.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food. Great Service. Beautiful ambiance. What more
can I say...

Pies are the best I have ever had! Apple...OMG!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Loved the patio! We sat by a tabletop fireplace and were the only ones on the patio. The music was James Taylor and the weather was perfect. Pizza was delicious as was the bacon wedge. We have visited this restaurant many times before, but this was by far our best experience to date.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had a great time sitting on the patio with our pup. It was early so the patio was pretty empty and our server was fantastic. Great food recommendations, we truly enjoyed our dinner and would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Overall food quality and taste was very good. We ordered several appetizers, a pasta dish and the Wild Boar Osso Buco for dinner, and the Chocolate Submission for dessert (worth the wait). We found the caprese a bit lackluster and the coffee lukewarm, other than that, it was a very good experience. Our server Victor was excellent along with other staff.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was excellent, but service was slow. It took forever for food to come out, even easy things like scones. Drinks were very slow, too. It was Easter, and they said they were slammed, but when I walked in from the patio to the restroom, the inside was barely half full. Something was amiss.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

From the bread to the drinks and the entrees (Spaghetti and meatballs and Chicken Marsala) to the dessert -- everything was FANTASTIC! Looking forward to coming back again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My parents were in from out of town so we went here for a 515pm dinner. The staff was very professional and quick to problem solve. The food was delicious as always, we had a fantastic time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful service and absolutely delicious Saturday brunch. Everything we had was super tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My brother and sister-in-law were visiting from the East Coast and wanted to treat us to dinner. We arrived at the appointed time, were seated immediately, (the restaurant was full) the food was great, the service was great.. It was a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It had been awhile since I had been down to HMB. I had remembered what a great meal I had about 2 years ago at It's Italia and once again they didn't let me down. Congrats team for keeping up your standards.

Sincerely,
Francisco

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delightful lunch again. My salad, the Pumpkin Festival Salad (as a meal) is a surefire winner. And the affogato for dessert was WONDERFUL. Sitting in the window by Main Street is a perfect spot to watch the town roll by and have a lovely lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We got a last minute reservation, and the restaurant was very busy and horribly noisy. To our surprise, we were escorted outside, where it was quiet and multiple heaters made the temperature very comfortable. The food was fantastic, excellent mushroom pasta and great antipasta of roasted brussel sprouts with pears and a beet salad. We would go again, but only if outdoor seating was available.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Terrific service, wonderful outside heated dining area, and the food was absolutely mouthwatering!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent but my coffee was luke warm when originally served and refills were only slightly warmer. Other than that; perfect. We lingered comfortabley without bother.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our server Solé was excellent. Food was outstanding...presentation excellent...great menu options. Enjoyed an excellent dinner. Recommend the Octopus appetizer, the Wedge Salad with Daddy’s maple bacon and the Cherry Pie! Mmmm. Had the Fish Special...recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful food. Wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great atmosphere. Live entertainment.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The weekend brunch menu was average and I expected a greater variety of menu items. We have eaten lunch during the week and had excellent menu items with good options to pick from. Two of the brunch items should have been served with garlic bread or focascia bread to enhance the menu selection. The steak and eggs were excellent and the steak was tender and cooked to perfection. The poached egg plates were very good with polenta. The wine selection prices I thought were a little high even for a glass but you are in Half Mon Bay on a weekend. We enjoy this restaurant, especially during the week. Good parking around the corner and easy to get to.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent dinner and service!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Just went out with the family for a “made up” special occasion. Got a great table chose from many tempting and creative options. Would recommend for anyone.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

No gluten free options after advertising gluten free options. Out of various drinks and food options. Seems like poor planning? Staff was very nice

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food! Everything was tasty and the octopus appetizer was awesome! Staff did a great job in trying to accommodate us since we had a small dog. It was cold and windy, but we were warmed up nicely with the outdoor heaters.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Lovely food and warm service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Had an absolutely wonderful 4 course price fix meal for Valentine’s Day! Special care went into each dish from the appetizer, salad, main course and dessert to make it delicious, romantic and memorable! They also featured a special Valentine’s Day Drink with a rose petal as a decorative addition and a cranberry ice cube in each glass.
I chose fresh heirloom tomato buratta for my appetizer, the beet salad, 16 oz. bone in rib eye with sautéed onions an mushrooms (yum!) and to finish it off, I had the strawberries with zabagione! So good! My husband chose the Salume and cheese appetizer, filet mignon, and chocolate mouse. Oh so good!
Great prompt service throughout the evening.
It’s Italia, you really outdid yourselves! Thanks!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This is one my most favorite restaurants and I just love it. However the valentine menu wasn’t so successful. The beet salad was an unseasoned random collection of items, my lamb was tough and almost inedible and the desserts were just not up to normal standards. Took a couple bites and pushed them away. Sad ending. Of course I will return and still love the food but this was surprising.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice place: good atmosphere, good service, tasty food. Great place to have a meal after admiring the ocean. Definitely worth a drive to Half Moon Bay.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We were seated quickly and then quickly forgot! A number of people who had arrived after we did were then waited on before us UMMM. Overall food was ok the rest was less than remarkable. Spend your money elsewhere!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

One of the best restaurants on the coast! Love it!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

oven roasted prawns
field mushrooms with arugula
caesar salad
bruscetta

all a must!

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