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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.

315 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 726-5125

Website:
http://www.pastamoon.com/

Executive Chef:
Kim Levin

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

PASTA WILL BE SERVING A 3-COURSE SET MENU, FOR $65.00 PER PERSON. CHILDREN UNDER 12 , WILL BE CHARGES 20.00 PER PERSON. THANKSGIVING MENU IS ON OUR WEBSITE!

Pasta Moon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
Special Occasion (52)
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Worth the Drive (51)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Local Ingredients (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Romantic (42)
Casual (40)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Authentic (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Business Meals (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Fun (23)
Healthy (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Cozy (19)
Organic (18)
Seasonal (16)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Live Music (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been to this restaurant several times - always excellent and great service - from pasta to seafood to pizza. Definately recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. Wine list, food, and A fabulously gifted restaurant owner Kim Levin. She has lead this great place for 30 years. And she makes everyone feel so welcome.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Pastas great as usual. Expanded quarters impressive. Worth the trip.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

God was amazing. Service was really friendly but a bit slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My friend and I had salad and dessert both of which were terrific. The salad had scallops, avocado, mango and greens and the dessert was the Meyer Lemon and meringue. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent homemade pasta. We enjoyed the seafood puttinesca and bolognese, perfect amounts. The apple and hazelnut salad was very enjoyable. The tiramisu was ok-I’ve had better, but still tasty. On vacation and definitely would recommend this eatery.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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?

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The lasagna is amazing

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pasta Moon exceeded expectations. Not sure why it took us so many years before going there but every aspect was as fantastic as their reputation, especially the food. I already look forward to going back given how good our dinner was.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I’ve loved this place for years and delighted to witness the success and growth.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pasta Moon is our absolute favorite restaurant! We love the food. And the serving team does an excellent job and they work well together. We always feel like welcome guests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fun, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Top tier dining experience.
Wonderful flavor combinations.
Good bar service and wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

THE CESAR WAS WONDERFUL AND THE PASTA WAS SUPERB!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Have loved this place for over 10 years and it is refreshing to see that they have kept up their quality in food, service, and ambience. Kudos!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Pasta Moon is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. The food is perfectly delicious in every way. Half Moon Bay is a sweet town, and Pasta Moon is a gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent. However, it was so loud inside that it was difficult to carry on a conversation with my wife. Overall, it is a nice restaurant. Just s little too loud for me.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Yummy and lovely and great service. Ambiance great, maybe a tad spendy, but portions were generous. Fresh salads , good alcohol free drink assortment.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always delicious

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I ordered a simple gluten free pasta with a marinara meat sauce, and the flavor was out of this world good. The food combined a great mix of savory with a hint of spice, and I was very satisfied with my meal experience.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent margherita pizza and shrimp fettucine! Authentic, delicious italian food at a reasonable price point.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another fabulous meal at Pasta Moon! The food is fabulous, service is wonderful and owner is kind and welcoming:). We’ll be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Pasta Moon never disappoints. This time it was a birthday celebration for both my husband and his cousin. Everyone was delighted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was delicious.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great pasta! Have the bolonges and linguine. Great service too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Family vacation and b-day for granddaughter, food was awesome, wait staff was fantastic!! I give it a 10!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great place and I enjoy it every time I go but I would like to see some new items on the menu. Just my opinion. I always feel like I want more choices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Love Pasta Moon! We've been coming for many, many years. Food and service is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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