Pasta Moon

4.6
3626 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Moon is one of our favorite restaurants, but the last 2 times were made so special by Rodil! He is so nice, attentive, knowledgeable, even made our cocktails, and to top it off quite handsome 😅 (even through his mask) thank you Pasta Moon and Rodil for providing excellent food/safety and service. The restaurant is also beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside, and were happy to see the many options for social distancing. They had started indoor seating and that seemed crowded, but all the servers were wearing masks. Tyler, our server, was courteous, friendly, and fun. The butternut squash ravioli was amazing. The new space is beautiful and we will most definitely return.

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Kristine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the fall pear pizza!! Such an interesting combo! All of our pastas were great....papradelli , ahi tuna, lobster, bolangese alllll amazing! I recommend all of them!

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LeniL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable, consistent & safe. I eat at one of their outdoor tables to be safe. Food is excellent, always has been.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food choices, very well prepared and presented, responsive & friendly staff - an all around
Pleasant experience. And full attention to pandemic protocol.

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vippsla
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a bad experience. Ordered a virgin cocktail and asked several times if it was indeed virgin. Turns out they made a mistake. Ordered steak special which tasted off, meat was not fresh and the beef tasted really gamey. Like it was left out a few days in the open before they served it. Finally, one order was the ravioli special, and we asked several times if there was any meat in it and was told it did not contain meat. We had to pick out the shrimps. The person eating it was vegetarian. Had great meals there in their old location, but the meal this evening was better forgotten.

On the plus side, they took the drinks and steak dish off the bill.

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BoomermomSB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely (special) birthday dinner at Pasta Moon in HMB the other night. We dined out front but had a lovely heater all to ourselves so it was nice and warm. Started with a delicious salad with arugula, mango and scallops. We each had a (homemade, fresh) pasta dish, the tagliatelli with Bolognese and the shrimp raviolis both perfectly al dente and flavored beautifully. The best thing though had to be the mascarpone cheesecake - definitely do not miss this even if you have to bring it home. Quite seriously one of the best things I've ever tasted and I've been told that mascarpone means no calories - LOL, at least not if you're on vacation ;). The portions were huge and we are looking forward to the leftovers! Definitely a reason this place is so highly rated and has been around for many years.

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Worst waitress we’ve had - very uncommon for Pasta Moon. Perhaps she was new. The speaker for music was directly above our table making it nearly impossible to have a conversation. On almost every other occasion this place is 5/5 but this week they missed.

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ebella
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since it is Covid time, the ambience was a little lacking where we were seated on the back concrete area. That is truly understandable under the circumstances. Otherwise, the dinner and service were superb, especially the Meyer Lemon Parfait!

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DiningD56
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!!!

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vipNoelleR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Most of our dishes were wonderful, however, we ordered the special risotto with scallops but neither my husband nor I could eat it. It did not resemble a risotto dish but rather a pesto dish. It was not described accurately. We love Pasta Moon and will continue to go back but they really missed this one.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The setup was quite and low key. Ambiance was perfect for a quiet dinner. My guess is because of Covid the arrangement looked better else it would not have been this spaced out sitting arrangement and low decibel level. The sofa sitting kind of ruins the ambiance though, it gives the feel of a chain diner. The food was really good, it was not heavy which tends to be the case when you order pasta and ravioli at Italian restaurants.

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vipPatriciaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great experience. Consistently excellent food and a warm, welcoming experience.

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vipMaxine
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside set up and felt very safe. The food is always top notch and the wine list is plentiful at all price ranges and palates.

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StevenA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food was particularly great this evening but always very very good to great. Wine list has some special options, Kim has a wonderful palate and has found some new gems. Cannot wait to return

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MamaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out experience in 9 months. Sat outside, far from others and had a wonderful, safe experience enjoying the most delicious food in honor of my dtr’s bday. Simply lovely evening. Great service too!!! Thank you so much Pasta Moon. Keep on doing what you do and we’ll drive over from Danville again soon.

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vipRichard
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is always good. This was the first time we have been to a restaurant in many months and it was worth the wait. Pasta Moon is really a wonderful restaurant.

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vipShel
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course we ate outside. The pasta we had was so fresh and delicious. I would go out of my way to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We requested outdoor dining. We were indoors by a window which wasn’t entirely comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance was great, service was slightly slower than I'd expect. I would recommend to any of my friends or family

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JacquelineP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and wonderful food. Flavors were exceptional in every dish. Cocktails were also on point. We sat outside and really enjoyed the scenery and service. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was excellent. The hostess and waiter were both very nice and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding and they have a very cute patio complete with lights and heaters. One of the best meals and overall experience I have had in a long time.

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vipRossW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely anniversary dinner in Covid times at Pasta Moon. We were outdoors on their very nice patio under the lights in the olive trees having the sea bass and the tagliatelle. Both were excellent. Our server was very helpful and even made sure our dog was happy lying under our table. Thanks for the great food and service!

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vipPeggy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience! Pasta Moon is a fantastic restaurant!

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vipCasDiners
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was very good and this restaurant did a very good job of making you feel comfortable and safe (from the Covid virus). Our service was pleasant and welcoming, no complaints.

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maureenb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We found it to be very busy so service was very slow. Food was good but the lemon chicken had no lemon flavor! The other food choices were good although the under staffing shows in the quality of the food. It all seemed rushed. Good but not as good as it used to be.

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vipLadyLexTheDomme
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Was not too impressed as all the times before.
I’ll chalk this one up to COVID

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vipBigMike
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the risk of letting the cat out of the bag, this place was AWESOME! I knew nothing about it when we booked it. The bolognese was outstanding. Definitely a place I will find a reason to come back to.

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VeeH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and nice ambiance sitting outside on the street side. The tent is a bit bright so try to avoid that.

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vipDiane
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside on the new deck extension. It was a cozy table but a bit bumpy when the waiters walked up and down the steps. I felt safe and would dine there again!

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vipHMBgirl
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!

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vipLindaH
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Nice evening outside. Food and service a 10, we enjoyed our night out!

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vipTHsu
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time patron of Pasta Moon. It's my "go to" place for special occasion or just a regular get together. Very glad the quality of food and service did not suffer after the pandemic started. They have done a wonderful job adopting to the situation. We felt safe and enjoyed our meal.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased with dinner at Past Moon. We sat outside under the lit-up olive trees and where they had heaters going to keep us warm.

My boyfriend asked them if they could make his favorite linguine with clams in a cream sauce - not on the menu. They were very happy to oblige. They also made me a cocktail that wasn't not he menu and isn't very common!

All in all - perfect ambiance, outstanding food and great service.

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Raven
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We used to frequent this location when it was another restaurant. We chose this due to the outdoor seating; however, it was extremely loud due to the street noise. The food wasn't very tasty and wasn't inexpensive. And I think due to being seated outside the waiter seemed to forget about us from the start. The waiter that was servicing the table next to us was out there all the time, but everything took a very long time at our table and there were just two of us. We won't be going back here soon.

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MadelineL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had the best time. Our server and the support staff treated us with such kindness. We appreciate them all so much, especially because they provided exceptional service while putting their health on the line to support themselves. Can’t wait to go back! I was there on Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020, I think our waitress was Michaela but I’m not certain, but she was amazing! The gentlemen who was bussing the tables and brought us water was so great too! Oh and the hostess was so sweet! This restaurant has a great team ❤️

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vipFredT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great special occasion spot, pricey, but worth it.

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AnaT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Puttanesca pasta & ahi tuna pasta had too much capers and it made it SUPER salty that caused me high blood pressure the next day, I would have said something but did not want to make such fuss since our waiter was busy running around, each order took so long to arrive. The only reason why theres 2 stars is because the dessert was good. Our service girl was horrible, kept passing us by and waited for us to ask for water, bread and water refill. I really wanted to like this place.

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vipLoriL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the new location and it was lovely. We dined outside under an olive tree. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We will be going back soon.

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vipjsstag
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to one of our favorite restaurants in the world. Hands down the best restaurant in San Mateo County!

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

Pasta Moon is rated 4.6 stars by 3626 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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