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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

Pasta Moon Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (65)
Special Occasion (57)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
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Worth the Drive (49)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Local Ingredients (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (39)
Casual (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Authentic (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Business Meals (25)
Comfort Food (22)
Fun (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Seasonal (21)
Cozy (18)
Healthy (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Organic (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Live Music (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Once again the team at Pasta Moon outdid themselves. In today's difficult restaurant environment, especially in smaller coastal towns, it is a treat to find an establishment that put's so much energy into the experience. Great food, wine and excellent service. By far my favorite place in Half Moon Bay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

We ate there for two nights. They provided gluten free choice and good wine and service

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

My wife and I have been coming here for over ten years and we have never been disappointed.Everything has always been top-notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Pasta Moon is a great restaurant for any occasion. The food is great and the waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Pasta Moon is one of the best restaurants around. We ALWAYS feel we've had a good meal there and this occasion was not exception.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Hostesses were very nice. Pasta and pork chop were delicious. Cheesecake was good but chocolate sauce on top was overkill. Maybe a seasonal fresh fruit compote would balance out the richness of the cheesecake more appropriately. Server was very nice. Love that there's a full bar and an amazing wine list. Definitely coming back.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

FIVE STAR SERVICE AND FOOD. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR, AND WE SURE DID HET YUMMY FOOD AND DRINKS.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I live in San Francisco and dine at Pasta Moon 2-3 times a year. I've always sat up front and the ambiance is very pleasant. Nice lighting, comfortable seating. It always felt welcoming. This time we were brought to a back room we didn't know existed. It seemed like an enclosed porch, which was bright at 6:45 PM in August and a bit drafty. My wife joked we were seated at the kids table. It was definitely a different dining experience and one we weren't expecting. The food and service were good but we wouldn't have made the drive from SF had we known we would be seated in this odd back room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We always enjoy a night out at Pasta Moon. The food is always delicious. The noise level is subdued, which allows for good conversation. And the wait staff is very professional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We visted for a before-theater lunch. Companion had Caesar salad and I noticed that some of the Romaine lettuce stems in her salad were brown. She said the dressing was not well balanced (too much oil; not enough lemon/Parmesan) and anchovies were not salty enough. Add some botega, maybe? I had the fava and pea salad with burrata special which was nicely dressed if a little crunchy. I also had the Caprese salad on toast - toast was burned, tomato not salted. Mozzarella was delicious but could not save the dish which was badly proportioned with two huge (burned) bread portions. I can - and have - done better myself with this dish and was disappointed as the charge for it was quite high for an appetizer. Service was good if a little slow initially.

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I hadn't been there for years. The food was good, but physically it sure has changed. The seating used to be upscale but now it looks like a school cafeteria. The people eating there on a Saturday night were poorly dressed with some of the men wearing baseball hats! Looked more like a lunch crowd. I would recommend this place for lunch but certainly not for dinner.

The restaurant has expanded and it had a good crowd, so I assume it is doing well. That is the most important thing for ownership. Give the folks whatever is required to fill the seats and bring in the money. Hate to see that Pasta Moon has become another Sam's.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food and exceptional staff combine to make a comfortable easy environment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great place in downtown Half Moon Bay!!
Try The Lasagna!!! A half portion is plenty!!
Excellent wine selection!! Surprised by the depth & breath of fine wines. Squash ravioli was also highly recommended.
Great date Place or a night out w good friends. Surprised by the size of the restaurant!! It just keeps going with a number of different rooms - from large & open to small & cozy to a private space.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I brought my husband here and invited our best friends to celebrate my husband's birthday for dinner. the food was great except the lasagna I ordered was on the salty side but everything else was delicious. we will definitely be back and maybe try lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Pasta Moon has the best food in the Half Moon Bay area, even better than the Ritz Carlton. Their home made pastas are out of this world, and they have an incredible nectarine and goat cheese salad with toasted almonds. Ending with Affogato for dessert, this was our best meal of the summer so far.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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