Pasta Moon

4.7
3743 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A popular destination in Half Moon Bay for 30 years, Pasta Moon Restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine using the freshest local produce available- in fact, easily the finest dining on the coast; (and not the most expensive!). You'll find a cozy setting for lunch or dinner, surrounded by old arched casement windows which once brought light into the Burlingame Public Library, and you'll be served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff.
What 3743 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
KV
KristinaV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Every dish was delicious. The pairings were incredible. The butterscotch pudding is a must try!

C
Cardguy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and beautiful decor.

HM
HMBHarley
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Thanks to Kim and the staff for making Doug's 70th special!

D
vipDiane
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All attention to detail from the service to the food was superb!

D
Denny
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks at a reasonable price. Servers were very attentive and the owner even came by to be sure we were satisfied. Highly recommended!

L
Loveeating
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times- always a favorite and never disappoints!

M
Mkbe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

If you want a nice experience, make sure you book your reservation for inside. If not, you may get seating in a tent in the parking lot next to parking blocks. I came here out of town for my birthday and the experience was not the best. The food was good but the servers made it clear as we sat down that they were busy, making it known that they were not going to be attentive to us. Many things we asked for were forgotten. The tent situation outside was a horrible experience. To pay a bill of over $250 to be seated next to a recycling bin with a view of cars backing out of their spots was disappointing.

LM
LiamM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A rare family meal given these difficult times! And given we were in a tent in the car park they really did a great job making it as memorable as it was. Would definitely return - though hopefully next time we can sit inside!

b
bensmom59
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

New location lacks the charm of original Pasta Moon, but it works.

G
Gmaw
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 5. Welcomed. Everything was perfect. We shall return.

JW
JimW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal ingredients, presentation and customer service!!

K
Karen
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal indoors at a restaurant since Covid. It was very nice. Bummer that my note in Open Table that it was our daughter’s birthday didn’t make it to the waiter. But otherwise, very nice.

FT
FogTownFoodie2
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing homemade pasta with fresh ingredients. Large portions. We enjoyed every bit of our meal.

TS
TomS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard not to write overused words - great, wonderful, outstanding - and the like, but hey, such words truly apply to Pasta Moon! Great menu, wonderful attention from the staff, outstanding place for a lovely evening set apart from the cares of the day.

TL
TomL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious food and excellent service. outdoor tent was warm and felt safe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town! The service is always outstanding and the food is just as good. My son is still talking about the kid's pizza being the best ever!

m
maureenb
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was Easter so the service was very slow. Otherwise, it was very good. We will be back.

GR
GuyR
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment and food with excellent selection of wines

TT
TeresaT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really love this restaurant and have been a few times but this was a first at their new location and it is really beautiful. The food and wine were top notch as usual but the ambience of this location took it over the top. We sat outside with a heat lamp above us and it was very comfortable. Our waiter took good care of us without being fussy.
Will definitely be back!

HG
vipHeatherG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much - my favorite go to for lunch or dinner.

FN
vipFlipNFlop
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always exceptional. Such a great neighborhood gem even when it’s not your neighborhood. Food is always fresh and delightful and cocktails are exceptional. If yiu haven’t been yiu have to go!!!

NF
NaomiF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and service was super. Celebrated a birthday there and had a great dinner . Can’t wait to return!

w
wendyh
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was super friendly and efficient.
Great atmosphere. I think everyone was really excited and happy that they are back open.
And the food is wonderful, as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Pasta Moon. I love going there and it is my number 1 recommended place to my customers! The management and staff are super customer service oriented. The food is excellent! The ambiance is incredible and most importantly clean!

Love love love

Ella & the Anchor Inn Team

AC
AprilfoolC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alaskan Crab Pasta is out of this world! Beet salad was very fresh and tasty. Drinks great too.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good outdoor venue was poor. Inadequate number of heaters in service.

DH
vipDanielleH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant in the SF Bay Area!
We have been coming here for a few years now and try to frequent at least twice a year if not more. The quality,, the service and the ambiance is top notch! We’ve been to both locations and they are equally outstanding! Everything on the menu from the local seafood specials to the homemade pasta dishes never disappoint! Half Moon Bay has become our family favorite beach destination and it primarily has centered over our love for Pasta Moon! Thank you for continuing to set the bar on quality fine dining and cuisine without the pretentiousness! Cheers!

VC
VictorC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best lasagna ever tasted in my life highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We understand COVID has thrown dining expectations off but, would have appreciated a heads up when booking that there would be a possibility of dining in the events tent in the parking lot. Nice job trying to make it appealing given the circumstances.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It is hard to rate since the COVID restrictions just ended. Seems like they have great potential, but the food and service hit and miss. We assume once things are ironed out that Pasta Moon will regain its former glory.

LS
LaraS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only critique is we told them we were celebrating a graduation and they didn't do anything special for us. Even a candle or something on the dessert we ordered would have been a nice touch.

B
vipBergie
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Reservations were made noting two birthdays, there was no mention. I don't think they were quite staffed enough for the amount of people. Took a long time for the server to arrive, close to 15 minutes. That being said, tables are well distanced, owners were super appreciative for coming. The service staff was on top it as far as the water and the bread.

DC
DianaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place on the Coast great atmosphere and awesome food and service

B
Blondie
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I fell in love with Pasta Moon over 20 years ago when it was at its old location. My daughter (then in college) and I dined there. OMG! So needless to say, whenever I went to visit her, we headed straight to HMB to eat at Pasta Moon. Fast forward and life moves on. Went there the other night knowing it was a new location and PRAYING during COVID we would get a spot inside which was allowed by the County. Met friends there. My raviolis were off the charts! As was the Brussels Sprouts crisps. Hubby had the LARGE lasagna and ate the entire thing!! Good wine all around so it was a great night out for the first time in eons!! Cannot wait to go back.

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We had requested a table outside but were told upon arrival our indoor table wasn't ready. They said they had an outdoor table with no heater available now (no thanks) and another with a heater would likely be available sooner than an indoor table. Twenty minutes later, we still weren't seated and went elsewhere. What's the point of a reservation? Indoor dining was too crowded for my unvaccinated self.

d
davidc
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience, great food, great service. And reasonable prices. This place is a gem!

SK
SchmarolK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the charcuterie board (caper berries?! cool!), brussel sprout salad, eggplant parmesan, and butterscotch pudding....and a couple martinis. Flavors were wonderful, and service was attentive but not intrusive. Salad was much smaller than expected, but delicious. Eggplant parm serving was huge--we split it and were still stuffed. I'm so glad they're open again. It was my first time in their new location (the old Citrella), and it was very nice...kind of farm-meets-metropolis feel. Cozy open booths were comfortable for spending romantic time.

KE
vipKyleE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was fantastic! great spot, beautiful inside and exterior.

D
vipDiane
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing meal with a very attentive waiter. Love sitting outside under the olive trees:)

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan is absolutely lovey and their whole team! Food is excellent!

FAQs

Pasta Moon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 726-5125.

Pasta Moon is rated 4.7 stars by 3743 OpenTable diners.

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.

Tweets by Pasta Moon