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About Mezzaluna - Half Moon Bay
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.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94038
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Stage area and dance floor located in our bar area. For private functions, DJ's and bands are welcome.
Private lot and street parking
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.
Private Party Contact:
Special Events Coordinator : (650) 728-8108
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
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!
Mezzaluna - Half Moon Bay Ratings and Reviews
Went here for valentines day. Was notified at 9pm the night before the menu was going to be prix fixe $65 per person. This made me wary because this was a lot more expensive than normal menu but it was too late to find a different place. The food ended up well below average and atrocious for the price. The appetizer was basically a few pieces of charcuterie. The veal was subpar and a very small portion. The mashed potatoes reminded me of those from school lunch. The tiramisu was merely average. The best way to put it, I’ve had better meals at Olive Garden for a quarter of the price.
My boyfriend and I were forced to order the 65 per person fixed menu, and was told we could not order from the regular menu. This was not mentioned on open table or yelp. That should be an option not forced upon your customers. The food was terrible. Wanted to order pizza and other items from the menu. Caesar salad was wilted and old. Lasagna was awful as well. Desserts were low quality and small. The service was lacking. They added a 20% gratuity for the 2 of us that was ridiculous, don’t know how this place gets such high ratings.
Exceptionally good fresh fish special! One in our party is Italian and loved your pasta dishes!
Menu was very nice with a wide variety of choices although we would have loved to see more fresh fish, and not so many frozen fish entrees given that the restaurant is right on the water in northern California (and just a few shops away in the harbor from the fresh fish market where the fishermen bring in their fresh catch).
Service was excellent. Noise level was a bit loud due to the large parties in the next room without a way to close off that area.
Overall, very nice experience and would recommend!
The service here was terrible. We had a reservation for 6:30 for a special occasion birthday dinner. We were sat right away but it took 30 min to get our drinks. They finally took our order but we never got any bread. After waiting a full hour we were finally served dinner. The food was very good so that was the only positive part of the experience. They did bring my husband cannolis with a candle and sang happy birthday which was nice. The rest of us passed on dessert as we figured we'd be there another half hour and we weren't willing to wait. The check came and they convienantly added in their own tip so we were not able to tip accordingly.
We had the insalata caprese which was good, but, the tomatoes were on the firmer side. Other than that this dish was delicious. I had the penne alla calabrese and it was wonderful with the sausage made and cooked to perfection. My friend had gamberi alla Roberto and the shrimp and sauce were scrupulous. Service is always top notch and the setting is always welcoming and relaxing.
I come off into Mezzaluna restaurant. I like to order the Mezzaluna enchilada, but this time I was really disappointed in the salad very little flavor you need to change up the lettuce hearts of Romaine maybe some iceberg I don't really like the lettuce that's in there reminds me of stickers i weeds in my front yard.. my father and his lady friend have the calamari and they said it was very tasty.
ROBERTO & GOVAINN I , ARE THE MOST GRACIOUS HOSTS , THE YOUNG LADIES AT THE ENTRY DESK ARE AS EFFICIENT AS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL............ OUR FAVORITE WAITER GUILLERMO
ALWAYS HAS A SMILE & GREAT SUGGESTIONS , FOOD IS THE FRESHEST BEST PREPARED ON
THE CPOAST... I'M AFRAID THAT MY REVIEW WILL ENDANGER MY BEING TO ENJOY THIS SPOT
EXCLUSIVELY , DO TO ENTICING TOO MANY FELLOW DINERS........ KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
MY WIFE & I HAVE BEEN SATISFIED " HAPPY " CUSTOMERS .................... FOR OVER 25 YEARS
I LOVE TO SERENADE THE CUSTOMERS FOR ANNIVERSARYS & SPECIAL OCCASSIONS ............
We went to Meza Luna for a birthday lunch. We asked for a window table, and we received. We ordered a glass of wine and some garlic bread to start and also placed our order. The wine clams but no garlic bread. No server came back to our table until our main dish arrived. We found out that the garlic bread was sent to another table. We told the waiter about the garlic bread and about 5 minutes later we received an order of mushy garlic bread. The cooks hurried our order and did not cook it properly.
We ordered pasta dishes. They were delicious. When I made the reservation I asked that a lava cake be served for the birthday dessert. This dessert takes about 20 minutes, and I wanted to make sure the lava cake was started when we placed our order. NO LAVA CAKE WAS MADE,! I was very disappointed, as the birthday person really enjoyed Lava cake. It was too late to place the order after the meal was done. We settled for a dish of Italian ice cream. I have been to Meza Luna a number of times and have always found the food and the service to be wonderful. I was disappointed this time in both. I will, however give Meza Luna another try.
Strange entry where no one is there to greet you. Although we did arrive fairly early.
Restaurant is wide open with little privacy, and once it began to fill up the noise level rose dramatically. Attentive servers. Quick to offer/bring cocktails.
Food was just alright. Bruschetta was plain, hardly any basil, no balsamic, bread too large & over toasted.
Pasta was ok but a little overpriced.
Overall an average meal, neither good not bad.
Many of my friends and I have been going to this restaurant weekly for several years; both the atmosphere and value are great plus the service is exceptional with an excellent group of servers and staff. The restaurant has a large bar area with lots of seating available in the bar area as well as in the restaurant itself. On occasion, large groups of people come by buses to enjoy a fine meal at Mezza Luna.
This was our first visit. The restaurant has been in this location for 20+years and that time is reflected in a space that is a little bit tired. That said the food is absolutely terrific! Our calamari appetizer had great flavor & crunch in the batter and the calamari was fresh & tasty. Both of our entree's were fantastic in terms of taste, temperature & seasoning. The after meal coffee was appropriately strong and flavorful. All in all, a superb meal and we will certainly come back.
We had always heard that Mezzaluna was great. And it’s difficult to meet expectations when we had heard so much ... but the staff at Mezzaluna did not disappoint us. The food was delicious. So many great choices and so something yummy to look forward to next time.
Some of the best Italian food I've had in California. I'm Italian and make my own pasta. This bolognese was very good. The pasta was also fresh and good. However, the pasta was a little bit overcooked to my taste. It was still edible and I've accidentally made my own this mushy. My mother always said it was easier to digest when overcooked and I think it is. It was delicious. I would definitely go again and might use it as an excuse to go for a drive along Hwy 1.
Went here for dinner on vacation. Nice walk from our inn along the water. Food was excellent - pasta with eggplant and smoked mozzarella was nicely smoky plus a bit spicy. Servers were friendly and attentive. Good mix of customers, from romantic couples to those enjoying a night out to families. Chilly night so enjoyed being seated by the fireplace, where we also were able to watch the NCAA football semifinal game.
Had New Years Day dinner, Open Table showing a special menu, but restaurant still served normal dinner menu, which was a plus, but was not necessary. Risotto was cooked al dente, calamari steak was tender, not a big fan of the veal scaloppini, but it was tender (needed more sauce and capers), but the bomb was the fettuccini alfredo (no added meat), it was light and airy, buttery and creamy...pasta was homemade and it was cooked perfectly, you could taste the egg! Can't wait to go back!
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