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Mezzaluna - Half Moon Bay

4.6
1831 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
Mezza Luna Restaurant, "half moon" in Italian, is located in the historic Princeton Landing Building (circa 1908). The harbor town of Princeton by the Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giant waves of Mavericks. Opened in the Summer of 1993, Mezza Luna continues to create an eating environment which provides the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pizza and pasta. All with a contemporary Southern Italian flair.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday– Thursday
11:30– 2:30pm
5:00-9:30pm

Friday
11:30-2:30pm
5:00- 10:00pm

Saturday
11:30- 10:00pm

Sunday
11:30- 9:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 728-8108
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Restaurant capacity seats 250. Main dining room seats 120 total. Back Room seats up to 40. Bar area seats up to 140.
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Private party contact
Special Events Coordinator : (650) 728-8108
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Capistrano
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Parking details
Private lot and street parking
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Public transit
Samtrans
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Entertainment
Stage area and dance floor located in our bar area. For private functions, DJ's and bands are welcome.
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Special events & promotions
Whether it's a wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or just a family reunion, we look forward to helping create a memorable and successful occasion. Our banquet menu features some of our more popular dishes and items and has been crafted to accommodate most budgets, preferences and dietary needs. Depending on your group size, we have two banquet rooms available for private parties. Please visit our website for additional information and contact our Special Events Coordinator today!

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1831 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful meal and evening. Very quiet place. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a very special lunch with my mom and sister. It was everything my friends had told me and then some - - - from food quality, to ambiance and service. I would go back again in a second.
Great experience all the way around!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service from an Italian waiter, Giovanni.
Excellent food and prices very well.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Sisters visiting

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great, friendly, and attentive service and the food is very good. It is a bit loud because it is so busy.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food. Great service. It was a little loud though.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We eat here regularly and the food is always terrific / last Tuesday night the food exceeded terrific!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Mezza Luna is our go-to place for a great night out and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have been to Mezza Luna a number of times, as a couple, with friends and with a large group. It has been great each time.
The cocktails are superb, the appetizers and salads are great, and the main courses are always well prepared. The wine list, while not a large one, has some very nice offerings.

The service is always friendly and very efficient.

We truly enjoy Mezza Luna and will continue dining there and recommending it to our friends.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Mezzanine is always the first place we think of when having a special dinner. Very reliable and comfortable. Great food, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Deli!ziozo

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fantastic service and excellent food, never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went looking for good Italian in Half Moon Bay and was not disappointed! Great lasagna, great bolognese sauce, tasty but not heavy desserts, and the price was quite reasonable given that we had wine and desserts. Tipped well- the server stayed on top of our needs without being unctuous. Will definitely go back next time I'm in HMB.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Me and my Husband really enjoyed there foods do wine. Great desert also

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It's always a good experience at Mezza Luna. You just can't do better. The food is good and the service is exceptional. They care.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Thank you very much for making our last night in California so memorable.
The staff are amazing
The service is amazing along with the food .
The sorbet is the best we have ever tasted
Looking forward to a return

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Atmosphere delightful, food excellent. Really enjoy tues. Specials. Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service, great atmosphere. We will be happy to return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and service . Meet friends and we had great conversation without a lot of noise.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Mezzaluna last night with our dear friends. I was so happy to get the round table by the fire! Thank you! The service was excellent and the food was exquisite!
Couldn't have asked for a better place to dine.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I was disappointed. I came here several years ago and loved it so much I came here 3 days in a row. This time I knew exactly what I wanted. I was so disappointed. Caprese insalata only had 2 leaves of basil on 4 slices of tomato and mozzarella. The Penne calabrese was greasy and the sausage wasn’t nearly as flavorful as I remembered. I drove 100 miles out of my way to eat dinner here. Won’t do that again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Very good renditions of Italian classics are served in a comfortable setting overlooking the water, albeit at a distance. The swordfish was fresh and high quality, and the seafood pasta dish my wife had was excellent. Prices were moderate and the wine list was long enough to offer a variety of choices and prices. Service was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We go often on Tuesdays, which is their “Specials” day.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I love this place! You are fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very enjoyable experience. Good food, good service even though it was Easter with large crowds.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Celebrating my wife’s birthday 🎂.
Food was great. We had Fettucine Alfredo with Shrimp, and Salmon Pasta dishes (well cooked and seasoned). Nice seating near window.

My only takeaway was no mention and special service for my wife birthday, even though I booked my reservation and detailed the purpose for the occasion.

Would have been nice to get something complimentary, or a birthday acknowledgment from staff.

Nonetheless we had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of our favorites. A bit off the beat-and-path of Main Street and Hwy 1. We try and have dinner here whenever we’re in Half Moon Bay. Great service. Outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Just great food. Lovely atmosphere and service. Very reasonable. Pasta is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A lovely lunch! The asparagus soup was outstanding and the veal was so delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Never disappointed when we eat at Mezza Luna. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

There were three of us "Senior Ladies" celebrating our friends Birthday. We all ate something different, and all three of us enjoyed our meals very much. Our Birthday Girl was even sung to by all of the waiters, and she was served a dish of ice cream with a candle in it. A great time was had by all. Their french bread is to die for!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have been here before and they never disappoint. My husband had the special duck which was delicious, and I had the spicy prawns, also quite delicious. We had relaxed but efficient service, and a beautiful view of the bay. They have a very nice nice selections of wines as well. We didn't have dessert this time, so can't comment on that.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Mezzaluna in Half Moon Bay never fails to deliver a great meal. The service, ambience, food is always outstanding there and we love coming to this restaurant when we are in Half Moon Bay. Conveniently located near the harbor, you can easily walk to the restaurant and enjoy the ocean views. The dinner meals have always been outstanding. I ordered the Insalata Mezzaluna (marinated seafood salad) for my dinner and the portions are generous... the seafood marinated just right and extremely tender. My husband loved their thin crust pizza! This is always one of our favorites when in Half Moon Bay.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Family get together we had a lovely time. And great food

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was great! Price was too, was expecting it to be a bit more formal for some reason.
For sure not formal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It was my 1st time, but won’t be my last. Great food, service & ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

From start to finish it was a perfect experience! Easily handled a party of 9 flawlessly and with a smile!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday celebration with two other close friends. Wine was good (chardonnay), bread was great and food (we each had fish Mahi Mahi and Black Cod) was well prepared and presented. Atmosphere was cozy and we stayed a long time. I will return to this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was very good but between open table and mezza Luna someone did not get the message that it was our anniversary ( although it was on my reservation) and did not have flowers waiting. Our table was squeezed in a place where only two people could sit w one person having their back to the restaurant. This was a fav place of ours and we had a 10 yr anniversary here and there were flowers and extra care that time but this time it felt like they just wanted to turn the table as fast as possible. Noise level was terrible to the point we almost left. Seems like they are trying to squeeze in too many folks and focused on making $ vs the experience. May try again sometime but with other options we may opt for those.

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