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Date
Fri, 2/23
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9:30 PM
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Pasta Moon

4.6
2567 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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Phone number
(650) 726-5125
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kim Levin
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Special events & promotions
Annual wine tasting and winemaker dinners. Please sign up for our monthly announcements
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
What 2567 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

As usual the food was outstanding. Enjoyed the grilled scallop salad and to-die-for lasagne.
Be sure to try the Meyer lemon dessert confection--heavenly!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great as always! However, I didn’t particularly care for the linguine special with fennel and crab. My husband tried it and loved it so he ended up sharing his lasagna.

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vipOldFart (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Notice there's a number of new staff - probably need a little more training and/or be more attentive. Otherwise, foods good.

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DavidD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was great but server seemed hurried and uninterested.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Small portions, very expensive

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vipPCM627 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant was a bit under staffed but waiter worked very hard and managed to be pretty responsive. Portion sizes small given the prices. Food quality was good but not great, Wish had more CA wine selection and wine by the glass pours was smaller than standard (perhaps 5 ounces),

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We have been going to Pasta Moon for over 10 years and now our young children are asking for it regularly. Their special menu items are nice and worthwhile. Although their Fritto Misto have been shrinking in size and protein items over time (now we barely get a few calamari and mostly onion slices or fennel). Shared between the 5 of us (3 are young children), I never even tasted any of the calamaris - and they used to have small shrimps which now is not in the dish at all.

Otherwise, the children loved their butter pasta (pasta is home made) - and asked for a 2nd helping. Our dishes were good also (risotto and crab linguine).

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LeeC (Austin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were in HMB for 5 days and Pasta Moon and Dad’s Luncheonette were definitely our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

3 hosts at the door all trying to help you but it’s chaos. One of them is a rude, grumpy man double checking everything two young women is doing and talking over.

Service is by an overly energetic waiter. Asks questions, but doesn’t listen to answers. You end up with drinks you did not order and get charged for them. Your order of a salad and two pastas get verified three times, well because he wasn’t listening. Wonder what he was scribbling to that pad.

Food? Mediocre ravioli soaking in melted butter. Huge lasagna compensating for dull taste.

Loud. Tables are so close to each other you can hear conversation from both tables. Good luck having a relaxed chat with your company.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were staying at the Ritz and ventured into downtown HMB. This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for! The specials were amazing and so was their lasagna! The owner was so nice and welcoming! Would definitely recommend if you are in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was wonderful. Always a pleasure to dine here!

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Jim0605 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines Day lunch and, while many tables in unused rooms in the back did have a simple small vase with flower(s) on the tables, the tables with patrons had no special decoration at all. Overpriced.

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JohnK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was excellent. Greeter in the front was cordial and the busboy and waiter were extremely attentive, prompt and friendly. Food was, as we've come to expect here, well prepared and delicious. Good choice of wines and warm, hospitable ambiance. We'll be back again when visiting the Peninsula and the coast. In summary, very well worth it.

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Jeanos (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Good food, good service. Ordered a combination not on the menu and was graciously accommodated.
This is a favorite go to restaurant for everyday and special occasions.

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Dommm (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Pasta moon was amazing from the ambiance, to the excellent waiter,and the well seasoned food. I have no complaints at all it was the perfect date setting.

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Lovenortherncalifornia (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent, as always - food, cocktails and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Unfortunately, Pasta Moon didn’t live up to its reputation. Good things were sausage pizza, and Italian bread soup. Both were delish! Lasagna way too salty and cheesy. Clam appetizer had no flavor. Service was nonexistent, and when we arrived we mentioned we were celebrating a birthday. No dessert arrived after dinner. Not worth the money spent. Won’t be coming back.

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Spjam (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We went with another couple and had a a delicious meal. The size of the salmon stuffed with crab and the cioippino were a little smaller than expected, but all the food we ordered was delicious: Fritto Misto (we 4 shared it); Pappardelle Pancetta; plus the two specials. The desserts were divine: butterscotch pudding and meyer lemon parfait. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. All round a lovely time. The restaurant is broken up into several different rooms -- making a large restaurant seem smaller and friendlier than it would be otherwise.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation at 7:15, yet had a long wait for a table.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a lovely birthday dinner. There were 4 in our party. The reservation was seamless and the staff thoughtfully reserved a table in the quieter part of the restaurant The margarita I ordered was okay but nothing special. The pasta however was outstanding. I tasted 3 of the pasta dishes ordered. Both the parppardelle & tagliatelle were absolutely delicious. I also had the trout salad as my entree. The fish was tasty with free salad greens & a light dressing that did not overwhelm the fish. Our waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. We will definitely return to Pasta Moon

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ConstanceE (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Ideal to meet or take out of town friends who are not Half Moon Bay residents.

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vipRealGood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Hand made Pasta. Local ingredients. Interesting menu. Don't miss this one

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KevinS (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fritti Misto - Calamari and shrimp way over cooked - chewy! Crab Linguine - bland. Lasagna -More like a spicy Chili with flat noodles; Pasta Moon was recommended ; we were very disappointed!

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Curlyhead123 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Love Pasta Moon. Have been going there for years & am never disappointed. Love their fish, their pasta, pizza & salads. My husband loves their chicken.
Great service & food.

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robin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Always have a.nice meal here.

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SimchaFred (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Pasta Moon in HMB: So great pasta and great fish and seafood. They always provide fresh home baked breads, olive oil and balsamic. We love share family style. It's basically our only restaurant in HMB. Excellent value for quality dining. Warm, low-key ambiance.

Chill at PM and don't fight traffic driving back the SV.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Chicken entree was really good

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A very nice experience . A little over priced for an everyday dinning, but would certainly return for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was great...lasagna and a ribeye. Our waitress was busy and our drink order wasn’t right but we survived. Small two top beside another 2 top and a 6 top offered little privacy in the way of conversation but again...we came through. All in all it was great food, good atmosphere, and reasonably priced. Would go back again

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coastalfood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Just a consistently excellent restaurant over the years.

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