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Pasta Moon

4.6
2532 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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(650) 726-5125
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2532 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch on MLK day - started with the calamari, onion, olive mix, which was done in a light tempura-like batter. Our mains were the scallop salad - the scallops were superb and a linguine/dungenous crab special - also great. Service was attentive, but not rushed. The space is open and pleasant. We sat in the front toward Main St, which was fine but a little noisy. We will definitely go back in the future.

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vipPERG (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had a very nice dinner. The salad was fresh and delicious. Knowing that we were going to share the salad they split it for us, which is always very nice. The pizza was very good with a delicate and well baked thin crust. My favorite was the butterscotch pudding. We would definitely go back.

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vipHate2Wait (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Friendly, efficient personnel and flavorful, fresh food make this destination special. The seasonal entrees are especially delicious offerings. You will have to leave your credit card on file to hold a reservation. This is annoying as emergencies do happen...

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wrbsuz (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Pasta Moon is our “go to” restaurant for special occasions, dining with friends and visitors from out of town and has been for more than 20 years. It never fails to be outstanding in every category that could be used to evaluate a fine dining establishment while getting better over time. Don’t miss visiting Pasta Moon.

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Rhinemaiden (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Excellent French 75. Linguine with ahi tuna was waaay too salty. My daughter loved her pasta with crab and lobster sauce. Waiter was super nice and friendly. Fried broccoli was extremely oily, and calamari was mostly fennel and other things. Had to poke around for the few pieces of calamari. This was my second visit here. My first experience was much better. But I'll be dreaming about that French 75... It was perfection!

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vipDannyH (Portland)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome restaurant we always come to when visiting Half Moon Bay

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was very good. Attentive without being overbearing. The furnishing are hard and the noise level can get up there. The food was interesting and somewhat different, but pricey. I had the trout salad and the ahi with pasta. The salad just seemed to be missing something and the pasta was good, but seemed like it was over spiced. Not spicy, but just too much going on. My wife had the pork chop. Looked great and a big plate of food. She is not into mashed potatoes, so she had scalloped. Potatoes and greens were excellent, but again it seemed like they tried to do too much with the pork chop. It had a flavor that my wife did not care for and was dense, somewhat dried-out and chewy. The deserts were good with big portions. My wife had the lemon parfait, and liked the flavor, but not the texture.

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vipneesybobo (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We drive an hour to have a meal at Pasta Moon. They do everything with class, yet it's not a stiff environment; they do nice things with the aesthetics to make it a little fun too! My pappardelle with tomato, mascarpone, pancetta was outstanding. The eggplant parmesan was terrific too and the portion was plenty to take home the other half for lunch tomorrow! Our seasonal salad featured cara cara oranges and very fresh greens with a crisp lemony dressing. I can't remember the name of it but they had a rosy lambrusco that was perfect with lunch, if you like something bubbly.

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vipExcellent (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Understand why Pasta Moon has #1 rating in Half Moon Bay. Food was fabulous. Nobody what else you choose to eat, you have to try the crispy brussel sprouts. Large enough app for 4 people. All pasta is made from scratch and is fabulous. My wife had butternut squash ravioli and I had tagliatelle with bolognese sauce. Don't miss this place if your in the area.

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Michelle 
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

I took my wife to Pasta Moon for her birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The main goal with my restaurant selection was amazing and flavorful food, and this choice was spot on. We ordered the pork chop stuffed with caramelized onion, pears, and pancetta, and it came with mashed Potatoes with mascarpone and spinach. Yum! My wife said that the chop was the best she'd ever tasted. It was tender, moist, super flavorful. The potatoes were creamy and so tasty, the spinach was garlicky awesome. We couldn't get enough. We also shared one of their specials - a linguini dish with lump crab meat and a lemon cream sauce. I believe it had saffron in it, but it wasn't very apparent. I thought the sauce would be heavier (which I don't mind usually), but it was a very light and refreshing dish. A very good accompaniment to the pork chop meal.

I would highly recommend this charming restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Food, service, and decor -- left me wanting more! :-)

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(650) 726-5125
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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
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