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!
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.
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.
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.
Terrific service, wonderful outside heated dining area, and the food was absolutely mouthwatering!
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.
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.
Wonderful atmosphere. Wonderful food. Wonderful experience.
Great atmosphere. Live entertainment.
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.
Excellent dinner and service!
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.
No gluten free options after advertising gluten free options. Out of various drinks and food options. Seems like poor planning? Staff was very nice
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.
Lovely food and warm service!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
One of the best restaurants on the coast! Love it!
oven roasted prawns
field mushrooms with arugula
all a must!
The wait staff was terrific and the food was, as always, outstanding. More than we could finish.
The restaurant was a bit loud but we were sitting in the very center to accommodate our larger party.
I expected a normal evening meal with normal week-end patronage which is a full house but but reasonable 15 minute what between dinner courses. I had reservations but found a large party had been seated ahead of me and although I was seated on time the kitchen could not handle the large party. The wait to be served was 1 hour and the food when delivered suffered as well.
I recommend an early dinner, before 6pm if possible, if you want good service and the tasty food that is normally served.
The wait staff did everything possible to serve drinks and bread but that was all they could do for us on what was a Friday date night.
It's Italia is my favorite restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Never disappoints!
Service was very good! Beautiful day sat outside. Music was good!! Great day to celebrate my friends birthday.
Very good food very slow service
Seated 30 min after reserved time. Poor slow service. Salad came before bread and wine. They "couldn't find" the ordinary $42 wine we ordered. Recommended a substitution. I was blown away when bill came with $72 wine! Did not have tiramusu. Did not comp dessert we we promisef due to late seating. We asked to have it deducted. Maybe all just a bad busy sat night but very poor experience. Food was good but not worth all the other stuff.
Wonderful food! Everything was on point, service was friendly and attentive. Beautiful restaurant and worth the drive even from the East Bay.
My husband and I live nearby but seldom go out in Half Moon Bay for dinner. We were so happily surprised by It’s Italia! The clams/mussels in tequila broth appetizer, prime rib and slow cooked short ribs were outstanding. The service was also above and beyond, so at the end of the night, we felt like we had the perfect date.
It's Italia is a very good restaurant. They take advantage of the wealth of local produce and turn out beautiful and delicious dishes. There's something for everyone. In nice weather (which is most of the time) the patio in back is lovely.
We requested seating outside where we were able to sit next to the outdoor fireplace. It was a colder evening so the heating lamps were on and out seating outside was perfect. The food was delicious as always and the STRACCHINO STUFFED FOCACCIA BALLS and BURRATA BRUSCHETTA were liked by all. I always enjoy their food there and love that they change it up with the seasons.
Food was fantastic, service was great.
Highly recommend the short run. Perfection.
Dinner was for New Year’s Eve it was excellent. The server was excellent. The food was great.
We arrived for our dinner reservation on New Year's Eve and were presented with a special menu--a four course meal dinner option that we were not expecting. We could have ordered from the regular menu upon request, but we decided to go for the special menu since it was New Year's Eve. We had the most outstanding meal and the best service by Soleil! The meal included champagne, a delicious choice of appetizer, a beautiful salad, a choice of four different entrees, and a magical dessert. We were treated like VIPs, so the whole experience was wonderful. Thank you to It's Italia for making New Year's Eve so special!
The brunch is outstanding! I would drive just for the popovers. The nicoise salad was fresh,flavorful, and delicious. My dining companion had the huevos rancheros and loved it. I have had dinner here a couple of times and really enjoyed it. The bar is fun too.
We come all the time and the food is consistently great and so is the service. Today we brought our friends from out of town and they enjoyed everything too.
We went to Its Italia for Christmas Eve dinner. The restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays. The service was superb on a busy night. The food was delicious. Definitely recommend.
It's Italia was spectacular for Christmas Eve dinner! The ambiance and food were perfect. Ben our Server was outstanding and full of joy. So thrilled we made the last minute decision to spend the holiday dining here. Cheers!
In my opinion one of the best restaurants on the peninsula definitely one of the best on the coast. Attention to detail is what this place is all about. The food is amazing and local. The ambiance is absolutely beautiful.