- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
tiger prawns, bay scallops, manila clams, garlic, shallots, roasted tomatoes, cream
button mushrooms, spinach, marsala wine, garlic, Daylight Farms fresh herbs, asiago, garlic mashed potatoes
Steak and Eggs
grilled new york, herb roasted heirloom potatoes and peppers, farm eggs, chimichurri
Always a great experience in every way! Our favorite on the coast!
Absolutely wonderful experience even in these odd times. I felt comfortable outside and the tents/heaters worked great in a significant rain.
I have been here many times. My food wasn't as good as it had been previously. Also, we had a waiter who wasn't great.
I hope my comments won't be published. This is just information that I hope will help the restaurant.
What an amazing experience. Food perfection, atmosphere charming. It would have been a night to remember except for on thing. As we sat down to share time with friends and celebrate a special occasion we informed we had 90 minutes before we would have to vacate our seats. I understand the need to utilize the small space during these challenging time, but did it have to be the first thing out of waiters mouth. Please, please, please teach your staff to show grace and courtesy when guests are their to experience a night out. Especially when most of us haven’t been out in months. Such a uncomfortable way to spend our time
One of our favorites. Always excellent, food and service. Sanitizing effort exceptional.
We had a great time. The patio is warm and cozy. looking forward to visiting agian!
Delicious food and excellent service. Pricey, but worth it.
Love this restaurant I always have the best experience. The service and the staff are very professional friendly and helpful. Can’t wait who back.
Food and ambience terrific! Glad they are open:-)
Patio seating.. good spacing.. heat lamps ok.
Food on queue and served hot.
Service great ... everyone working together.
Definitely on the return list!!!
I felt safe. Outdoor ambience was lovely. It was warm on a December evening, as they have heating units. The food was A+, always delicious.
My fav in HMB
The restaurant has done a great job keeping the ambiance while adhering to small safety measures and protocols. The food was fantastic- highly recommend the gnocchi.
It's Italia is a treasure. There is great care to keep diners and staff safe during this time of covid. The food is delicious and the outdoor dining space very attractive.
The best of any establishment is the staff as well as the menu.
It's Italia's staff is professional, welcoming and personable.
Great food and service.😀
My absolute favorite restaurant in Half-moon bay! We liked it so much we went there two nights in a row! The food is to die for, the service is impeccable and everyone's hospitality is over the top.
Can't wait to go back!
The food was incredible! The patio was so cute and such a good vibe!
Cozy and warm outdoor dining. Excellent food Ann’s service.
Great food, staff, and ambiance! Love the patio seating / COVID accommodations.
It was the best brunch my mom and my sister and brother-in-law and of course me. Eduardo was the best his service was excellent. It was my moms birthday he treated her like a queen the best experience she has ever had. Thank you Betsy and Eduardo.
I absolutely love this place, they are like family to me, Eduardo is just AWESOME and I always ask for him and he never disappoints! Camille is the Manager there on the weekends and she is super professional, personable, so attentive, and the best personality ever, I really love her energy and she is always so kind to me and I really appreciate her efforts. This place totally follows COVID guidelines so you should feel very safe and the food is Yummy too and not to mention the service is outstanding!
Thanks for another great outing It's Italia Family:-) Love you. Mona
We love It’s Italia, but this experience was subpar. It was the first time we ever had anything other than a fabulous experience. The hostess was not as professional as previous times. We made reservations and while we were waiting in line to check in someone before us was a walk-in. The hostess immediately seated those people and told us to wait and we waited for sometime. When we were seated we were told we could have the table for 90 minutes because we were a party at two and this was a larger table. The walk-in had been seated at a table for two. There was a mixup in an entree order so the kitchen had to re-do a dinner so it took a little longer to receive our meals. Right at 90 minutes the hostess told us that we would have to wrap up and leave. Not a good experience due to the hostess. But the server and the bartender were fabulous, as always.
The food was outstanding, the service impeccable and the covid rules strictly adhered to. I felt extremely comfortable in the courtyard.
We enjoy dining here, especially on the patio. The patio has a wonderful vibe that is romantic and casual and charming. Nice wine list. Good variety on the menu featuring local ingredients as much as possible.
They were doing well to observe COVID 19 protocols and it felt very safe and caring to dine here.
Service and food were A-Mazing! We would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back for more.
Great food and service, good wine selection
Had a delicious meal for my birthday on Halloween! During these weird times of dining everything from the cleanliness, bread, cocktails, dinner and dessert were outstanding!! We will be back! Loved it! Thank you!
Great food, great cocktail, great dessert, great service. Overall lovely experience. Clean and safe and well-spaced.
ITS ITALIA NEVER DISAPPOINTS
Great wine selection, delicious food, friendly staff and this was my first experience on their patio... no issues at all. Just wish we could have stayed longer than 90 minutes but totally respect the process during COVID.
Really enjoyed dining here! We entered the outdoor patio through the cute “tunnel”. Felt like we were in a secret garden! Intimate, fireplaces, heaters, gorgeous stone work, plants, great ambient lighting, everything socially distanced. Cocktails were interesting and yummy. We just had a couple of apps (calamari and a flatbread pizza). Both excellent. Great server too. Very impressed with It’s Italia!!!
It's Italia is a great spot for a delicious meal. The food and service are fantastic. The staff is very careful about maintaining person safety.
You will not be disappointed with any choice you make at It's Italia.
I've always enjoyed It's Italia, but this experience (during shelter in place) was superior. The waiter Eduardo was very attentive and made a great wine recommendation. The support staff kept our table clear and water full. My husband had the Seafood Risotto which was excellent and had a perfect combination of seafood and cream. My Ceasar salad with grilled chicken was generous and tasty. Instead of an appetizer, we started with Funghi Flatbread which had a nice grilled bottom.
Warning: desserts are generous. We should have shared my out of the box affogato, or his tiramisu.
Expect to be told as soon as you sit down that you have 90minutes before they ask you to leave. Then expect to experience 20 minutes slip through the hourglass until you get a wine list and then eventually a bottle. Even if you order all courses up front you are going to run out of time. This place has 25 empty tables inside but refuses to open inside dining because their cost model is better when they do takeout and force turn tables. The hostess had the gall to walk over and ask if we were going to have dessert, rattle off the options and then say she would have to check and see if there was enough time left. One would expect a little customer service for a $400 meal. Our actual waiter from Brazil was fantastic so we tipped him cash in hand. The restaurant management - wow, get it together.
This was an intimate, cozy outdoor patio setting. The food was outstanding as well as the wine that the waiter helped us pick out. It was slow getting our food; if we had been held to only staying 90 minutes like they told us upon entering, we would not have been done with our main course through no fault of our own. As it was, we were there 2 1/2 hours for dinner. We didn't mind because we were talking and enjoying the ambiance, but it might have been a problem for others. This is a great place for a special occasion as well. It was my sister's birthday and I had asked ahead of time if they did anything special for birthdays. They surprised her with a dish of ice cream with a special sauce (I think it was raspberry) with whipped cream and a candle (at no charge). She was so excited!! It was a memorable evening - thank you!!
My wife and I had dinner in the patio for our 24th wedding anniversary. The ambiance an the patio was very cozy and romantic. The good was great. We had the Brussels sprouts appetizers, a flat bread pizza and the chicken mushroom pasta. The cocktails were also very good.
On top of all this the Covid protocols that the restaurant implemented made us feel safe.
It's Italia has great, ambiance, service, etc. Very classy restaurant!
Wonderful food.patio beautiful. Staff was great..
Excellent outdoor patio dining with great food and very pleasant service.
Quiet because we were all outside, as it should be. Food was outstanding! I like the 90 minute limit, however, it did take quite a while to get the food. Probably because of the limited staff. The wait staff was quite good.
It's Italia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 726-4444.
It's Italia is rated 4.6 stars by 1358 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.