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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 (54)
Special Occasion (51)
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Local Ingredients (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Romantic (41)
Casual (40)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Authentic (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fun (23)
Business Meals (23)
Healthy (22)
Comfort Food (19)
Organic (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Live Music (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was amazing, but service was sub-par. While pleasant, it took 10 or so minutes before we even got water and bread. 5-10 mins later we finally got our order in, which we already knew we wanted from before we got there. We didn't get our salad until 20 mins later, drinks 5 or so mins after that. Then our two pasta dishes didn't come until a good 45 mins after we ordered! Thank goodness the food was delicious, because we would have walked out!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food is always good here. The service is spotty, sometimes we had to ask several times for water, for the check, for butter for the bread that never came. Staff is constantly buzzing around but seem a little forgetful and too busy to remember the little things. I dislike asking staff for things more than twice so I gave up.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I have been coming here for a long time and have never had a bad meal. It's always the best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

An excellent meal with friends. The food was great and the noise level was perfect for conversation. The service and food were first class.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Everything was wonderful - great food, great service !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were lucky enough to be served by Barbara, one of our favorite servers, in the front dining area, also a favorite. We had a terrific meal served with style, friendliness and attention. All meals should be like this. I love the scallop salad with mango, cucumbers, arugula and avocados, while my wife is a big fan of the tagliatelle Bolognese. We paired lunch with a wonderful Arneis. The prices on the wine list are reasonable given the choices available, and the choices indicate that a lot of care has gone into the selections.

I would be remiss not to mention the desserts. All look terrific, but how many places can deliver a chocolate sorbetto with a chocolate dipped strawberry as the finale to a wonderful meal?

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Linguinnil

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service were terrific. The feel of the place is very relaxed and calm. The Lasagna was out of this world good!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Pasta Moon is one of our favorite restaurants, so much so that our children, parents and friends are giving us gift certificates for special occasions. The food is excellent! Our favorite is the linguini pasta with ahi tuna. I'd also highly recommend the butter not squash raviolis! It's beautiful here anytime of the year and so much fun to shop in town after a nice lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This restaurant had the BEST good. Service is fab & the owner, Kim, is the very best!!! Can't go wrong.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was our 2nd time here and was just as great! Service was excellent, food was fabulous! The lasagna was incredible and a huge serving big enough for at least 2 people. We were 6 people and all our dishes were fabulous. I had the Lemon Parfait for dessert & it was Yummy! We will definitely be regulars at Pasta Moon. I love that they have several different rooms which we were in the back room and had it to ourselves for our birthday celebration. Delicious lemon drop 😄

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We loved this place for years before they expanded. Our last experience a year ago was horrible so I was hesitant to return. My husband made the reservation. The pace was less about turning the table and mor about enjoying our time. The server was engaging and charming. The food was excellent! A win.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pasta Moon has a good selection in its menu, and very good food. Some tables are a little close together, but at least there are barriers so you don't really overhear other tables' conversation. The food in general is on the pricey side, and the prices for wine by the glass are some of the most expensive I recall ever seeing (I didn't get any wine). Our waiter did give very attentive -- but not intrusive -- service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambience (and it was also great fun to chat with the co-owner, Steve.)

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had friends from out of state visiting us. The owner Kim cam by and could not have been more charming and wanting to make sure we were happy. The dinner was fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As always the food was excellent and served in a warm, inviting environment. That said, our waiter was clearly rushed, and a couple of requests needed repeating when the requested items failed to materialize. My wife's branzino was seriously undercooked and the center still very cold, but once re-grilled it was very good.

This is a moderately expensive restaurant which has always been one of our favorites, but on this occasion I must say it underperformed. Hopefully not a trend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Been here many times but never had the pizza. It was outstanding: thin and delicious.
Pastas are always good here and the salads. The waitress could be less pushy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was good, food was ok. Very noisy, tough to have a conversation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have eaten at Pasta Moon several times and were never disappointed. The people are extremely friendly and the service is wonderful! They have a very balanced menu of seafood, pizza and luncheon entrees. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating our 1st anniversary here, which is where we held our wedding reception. Pablo and the rest of the staff were on top of things, Timing was perfect and not hovering. They had our prosecco and the bouquet I had ordered from Alena Jean ready at the table.
The Menu is fantastic, wine list is great.
I highly recommend Pasta Moon for any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Celebrated a family birthday here and had a wonderful time. Pastas are excellent, particularly the lasagna and eggplant Parmesan.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Preferred not to sit at the window - especially on a hot day. service is good,

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everytime I have eaten at Pasta Moon I have had a great experience! The food has always been so good and the wait staff has been delightful. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We have been here many times and the food is always fresh and wonderful. But why do they ask if the occasion is special and when you say yes it is they do not acknowledge it? I stated it was my husband's birthday and they didn't even say happy birthday let alone offer anything. That was disappointing.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The tomatoe sauce was amazing, not even exaggerating , perhaps the best tomatoe sauce I've had in my whole life, the lasagna was perfect, they have their own garden for veggies that they use for the restaurant which is a healthy plus.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pasta Moon has very good food, attentive service and good ambiance!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Organic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine there! We all enjoyed our appetizers and entrees. We had to share a lovely dessert because we were all more than content with our meals. They have generous serving sizes and it tastes so delicious, that you just can't help yourself!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding Italian food! Presentation was nice and service was outstanding. Only wish they would have recognized our Anniversary as stated on or e-reservation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

From the moment we wslked in to the time we left, girst class service.

Warm greating from our host and she repeated my wife's food allergies so that she could pass them along to our server, Marcos. Marcos grested us and asked if we were familiar with the restaurant, we weren't, so he told us about it and recommended the house made pasta dishes or specials.

Memorable evening and whenever we return to Half Moon Bay we will again dine at Pasta Moon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Menu was excellent. So nice to have great choices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a blast. Really nice staff and delicious food. Booked a table on OpenTable for 3 on the app an hour before they opened on a Saturday. Painless.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great spot. The food was fresh and service was good. Will come back again.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent foods and services, would definitely come back soon

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Loved it. It's a favorite. Food is always great. Good drinks. Service was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

As always, delicious food and friendly service. On one of the hottest days of the year, it was tough without air conditioning, but definitely worth the tagliatelle bolognese!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I rarely post reviews. We've been going Pasta Moon for I think 25 years, maybe more. We've always considered it one of the SBs nicest restaurants; food, wine. Still have some amazing Italian wine - even by the glass. In the past really well executed, quality cooking. No more. Can't say how disappointed we are in the owner's new format. Clearly a business decision to go for quantity rather than quality. Sad, but time to move on.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and they took really good care of us - even brought over some champagne on the house!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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