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About Pasta Moon
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.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Annual wine tasting and winemaker dinners. Please sign up for our monthly announcements
Pasta Moon Ratings and Reviews
I've worked my way through this menu and there is not a single item I haven't loved. I usually end up ordering the special. Pablo is a perfect server. Attentive when needed and otherwise, respectful of the diners' conversations. Great experience, once again. Thank you!
We are regulars and always come away happy. The food is great--listen to the wait staff explain the specials before ordering from the menu--and enjoy the quiet sense of professionalism that infuses this restaurant from the kitchen to the bussers. The Italian wine list is great fun to explore. Prices are definitely in the SF premium range, but worth it.
Excellent service. Great menu choices. Very health conscious menu options. Use of local, seasonal ingredients. Put that all together with the totally creative starter (Tempura battered Cinderella Pumpkin wedges with fresh applesauce and a pumpkin seed pesto dips) and our pasta dishes (Linguini Ahi tuna for me and Taggliatelle Bolognese for my hubby) and you have a wonderful dinner experience. What took it over the moon was the dessert: Meyer Lemon Parfait. Complex layers of flavor and a stunning presentation. Just order it! Might be the best dessert you ever tasted.
I've been dining at Pasta Moon for many years and it has always been a highlight of any visit to Half Moon Bay. While the prices have always been on the high side, the food was always exceptional. I would say that this time the service was subpar as in our server did not seem to be well-trained, rushed through the specials and didn't check in often or offer fresh-ground pepper or grated parmesan. The food was just so-so and the pasta was overcooked. Perhaps Pasta Moon has become too large to sustain its former excellent quality?
This was our second time here, with about three years in between visits. And it was exquisite both times. The service and the food are both phenomenal. I cannot say enough. This time I ordered the large portion of the lasagna. I wished I had ordered the small portion. But I took breaks and ate it all. Why? Because it was so delicious I could not stand to leave any on the plate. And I was so regretful afterward. Not because of the quality of the food. But because I simply ate too much. This is a wonderful restaurant, in a wonderful location, with wonderful food and service. I cannot think of a better place to go. But if you find one, please let me know!
Tim from Lafayette, CA.
The food was wonderful and although the wine list mostly focused on Italian wines, there was a good selection and we had an excellent recommendation that paired well with our food. The service was conscientious without being intrusive. The staff was very friendly.
Visiting Half Moon Bay area for the first time, and found this spectacular restaurant in town. Server was attentive and informative. Salads were fresh and inventive! Have to order the Lasagna - they even have a half-portion so you have room for dessert. Which we did - tiramisu to die for. Thanks for a great dinner experience!
Unseasonally hot in Half Moon Bay and no Air Conditioning made for stuffy atmosphere. However food and service made up for it. Had scallops and pasta..Very fine flavors..Scallops perfectly cooked. Wife had shrimp and pasta. Very good but a few too many peppercorns. Will go back and take friends with us!
We always have a great time at this restaurant. We can have a conversation there (not true of all places these days) the food is wonderful and it just has a lovely ambience. Excellent service and everything we could desire for an evening out. We'll be back!
My pasta with scallops was delishes. My husband ordered the stuffed pork chop that I thought was overcooked but he seemed to enjoy. I would recommend this place for a nice date or for some delicious fresh pasta.
We enjoyed pasta moon and the ambiance. The service was a little lacking (attentiveness and length of wait to be greeted by server and the checking in by server after being served).
The cocktails were excellent. The ambiance was excellent.
I have come here a few times and this was my worse experience by far. Don’t get me wrong the food here is absolutely amazing and I loved every single bite of my pasta. However the service was horrible. First let’s start with they have no ac so on a hot day it is very hot inside the restaurant. Not too bad unless you are waiting 1 hour for your food. Which happened to us. They brought out the appetizers fairly quick but after that we waited 1 hour for our main entrees. During that time our kids got fussy and no longer wanted tot stay at the restaurant. Server told us many times food was on its way but it didn’t come till after a 1 hour wait. Ridiculous.
I love this place. The host was so very friendly. We were seated on time with a window table. Enron our server was amazing. He knows wines and is so very professional. Please ask for Efron!
AND amazing food. The pasta is served hot as it is in Italy and the salads are fresh and crisp. Salmon is very tasty. Don’t miss this place!
We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The owner showed us to our table and we had a lovely brief interesting discussion. Our waiter was attentive and kind and did not buzz the table as some do but let us enjoy our meal quietly together. The food is well constructed with interesting combinations focussing on Italian cuisine. This is a lovely restaurant for special occasions. It is kid friendly and if you happen to be in Half Moon Bay, a very good choice for dining.
We love Pasta Moon, making the trip several times a year to enjoy HMB and the fresh local ingredients served up in tasty creative dishes. The lasagna is the best on the Peninsula and the drinks reflect a strong mixologist. One small complaint...they work a bit too hard at having affordable Italian wines. It would be nice to have a few higher quality California selections.
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