Pasta Moon

4.7
3669 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was not that pleased with my meal. I had the eggplant dis and my husband had the lasagna. He has had better.

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CathyY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! The pizza is my husband’s favorite and I’m a fan of their pasta dishes... great wines available! Excellent evening out!

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PennyB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our meal at Pasta Moon made for a special evening. Enjoyed a craft cocktail & excellent pastas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is always exceptional and fresh. Most recently I enjoyed the wild king salmon over risotto (perfectly cooked and al dente) and the Brussels sprouts salad - beautifully made and perfectly balanced.
Owners are lovely and vigilant about service levels. The building was once home to another fantastic restaurant, Citronella. During the pandemic they have adopted outdoor seating with heat lamps and a large and roomy outdoor tent pavilion. Keep up the great work Pasta Moon and stay strong! I’ll always drive an hour up the coast to dine with you!

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LilyG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a beautiful outdoor dining area... don’t miss the lobster linguini!!

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vipLuanneA
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever. Didn’t even mind sitting out in the tented parking lot. It’s the best Italian food in the world.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Moon had a great ambiance and amazing food. For being an upscale restaurant, I was very impressed that they had a coloring sheet and crayons for my 1yo. Loved it!

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vipHMBgirl
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner....so delicious!

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CathyY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pasta Moon... They do not disappoint!
The pasta dishes are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Foods is very good thanks for kitchen but service 👎🏻 Unfortunately very bad service! For example; 20 minutes waiting our server for taking order.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time. We sat outside. It was romantic. Diego, our server, was fantastic. The food was delicious. We will definitely come back when we are nearby. Thank you, Pasta Moon, for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. If we had to be without our loved ones, I can't think of a better place to call 2nd choice.

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SaraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! We came for Thanksgiving meal. We felt very safe with the COVID protocols they have in place. And the atmosphere was relaxed and festive.

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BillW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This is a review for the Thanksgiving dinner. Service was extremely slow. The Prix Fixe Menu looked great but the food was mediocre and they kept getting our orders wrong. They kept delivering food that wasn’t ours and we saw them deliver our daughter’s food to the next table. The cost was $88 per adult and we were charged a 20% service fee!!! We were not informed of the 20% service fee until we got the check and the service was NOT worth 20%. Needless to say, we did not give an additional tip. We are typically great tippers. We will never return to Pasta Moon. We left dinner disappointed and angry.

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vipFlipNFlop
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is always safer than indoor. However, they have done indoor dining as safe as possible. Everyone was staggered so there were not too many people eating at the same time, and everyone was a minimum of about 20' apart from each other. The food was, as always, exceptional. The cocktails were, as always, creative and delicious. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, the atmosphere is like eating at home. This shall always be one of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-thanksgiving day traditional dinner

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apolinary
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

our dinners were excellent. ample portions, enough to take home doggy bags. only wish

they offered mashed potatoes with the grilled halibut. don't care for polenta. very

pleasant evening. the wait people were excellent. thank you and hope you have a

prosperous 2021.

DB
DianeB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Moon never disappoints! We spent our Anniversary dinner at Pasta Moon and they had prepared a special Anniversary card for us that was on our table. Details!! We had such a lovely time and the food is to die for. See you soon Pasta Moon!!

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RandyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe, Staff considerate, In trying times it was fantastic

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat for a romantic night out! Great service and great atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Terrible lighting, harsh LED down lights were not welcoming. Food was not very good, tried several main dishes. The Brussel sprout chips were good. Hate to write a bad review :(

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Will definitely come back when in Half Moon Bay.

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martyme
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I was very pleased with the space, the menu, and the food. My evening was tarnished by an inattentive waiter who allowed our water glasses to remain empty and let us sit far too long after completing our meal to bring the check.

BJ
BobJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had dinner for 4. Food was REALLY GOOD! Highly recommend!

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SheilaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Lasagna, it was the best we have ever had anywhere!
The service is great the ambience is wonderful and they have a nice wine selection too!

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BKSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was very cold inside. Service was not through and not friendly. Food was just okay, Fritto misto was not warm and pasta was a little uncooked.

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RedG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , service was awesome and beautiful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as well as delicious food!

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WendolynJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased and everyone is so nice, food and drink are fantastic. Lovely ambiance and nice couple tables

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vipAndrew57
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On a chilly night we were inexplicably seated in an outdoor area with no heaters whatsoever. I’m not sure why we needed to ask to be moved to an area with heaters, but we did. But that was the last problem with the experience. The food was, as always, fantastic, they’ve never lost their touch with pasta over the decades. The signature butternut squash ravioli was different from the many other times we’ve had it, but no less good. My seafood puttanesca was close to perfect. What more can you want?

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Suuuuu
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mrs. Levin and staff made our 23rd Anniversary celebration more than we ever expected. Superior service! We had a double celebration, as our friend was also celebrating her birthday.
All four of us in our party, were thoroughly impressed and will tell plenty others! We'll be back.😁👍🏿👍🏿

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a great time! Would recommend!

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DanielS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Moon is a beautiful restaurant and with easy access and parking on street or out back. We had inside dining which was limited because of Covid but the tables were nicely spaced. The outside diners had heat lamps and seemed very comfortable. We tried several things. We had a pizza instead of appetizers. They make it like original pizza in Italy with very thin crust and crispy. It was very good. Also had Lasagna and pork and beef bolognese. Both were delicious. They have a nice wine list both by the glass or bottle and a variety of ports, cocktails, coffees deserts. We enjoyed our time and meal there

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DeeDee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 11 year wedding anniversary. The ambiance and customer service impeccable! The food, unfortunately not so much. The menu was limited for main course entrees. Disappointed that their was no fresh catch of the day being that they are a coastal restaurant. Also, only 1 steak entree was on the menu for a whopping $56!! I knew they were known for their lasagna, desserts, and pizza, but I wanted to try something that I couldn’t make at home. Being a mom, always tired, and taking care of everyone else, I wanted to go to a fine restaurant with excellent food. A treat, so to speak, that I look forward to all year. We ended up ordering a calamari, shrimp appetizer to start off with that cost $16 and 1/2 the plate was covered with lightly fried onions? Total disappointment for 1/2 a cup of actual calamari- not impressed and their batter had virtually no flavor. Second, we ordered a Cesar salad which we shared & basically came out to 5-6 small pieces of romaine lettuce on each of our plates that tasted like a bland oil and garlic dressing with a small amount of cheese- not very flavorful as well! Disappointment again! Lastly we ordered a lobster linguine pasta dish. This had better flavor, but the linguine tasted like a chicken based Japanese roman type of dish and the lobster was rubbery and contained pieces of shell in it. Their sauvignon blanc was nothing special as well, and their beer selection very limited. Overall this is not a place I would recommend for a special occasion with your partner. I don’t want to just pay for ambiance and customer service, I want my food to be impeccable as well for those prices. I honestly can make myself a better meal at home. I can see coming back with girlfriends to share a pizza or lasagna, try their mix drinks menu, and desserts. Other than that, this is not a place that I would come back to for a date night with hubby. Overall a 2 for that!

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Lindamarcactus
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta Moon was an enjoyable experience. Waiter did a very good job. Was attentive. Food was very good. Atmosphere was very good.

It was busy and i am certain it's a bit difficult for restaurants to get back into high gear.
We've been to Pasta Moon recently in the past few months and were not pleased, yet last night was very good.

MD
vipMauiD
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a d service. Anniversary dinner and we were presented with a nice card.

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Timdogg
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner
Some of the best Italian I've ever had
Excellent service
Wonderful restaurant

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Usernme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta is amazing, service is wonderful. They have great outdoor seating options

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MaryL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I advise the restaurant it was my birthday. There was no acknowledge from staff or
restaurant. I have been there almost every year to celebrate.

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BarbaraG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

lovely atmosphere, have to say I thought they would give my husband who turned 76 that day a lump of ice cream with a candle or something. nope. so not so much for
celebrating an occasion I think

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vipcalidiner
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sausage pizza, lasagna and bolognese. The food was delicious as always. Service was great. Love the new location.

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Pasta Moon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 726-5125.

Pasta Moon is rated 4.7 stars by 3669 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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