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Mezza Luna Restaurant

4.6
2669 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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Award winning fresh and healthy Italian food. Homemade pastas, pizza and gelato. Local produce, seafood and quality meat using authentic Italian family recipes. Full bar with oversized fireplace and a short walk to the beach at Princeton Harbor. Romantic getaway for two and private venue for weddings, business and special events. Located 25 miles north of San Francisco and short drive from San Mateo peninsula, off Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. Private parking lot and street parking available. Voted Favorite Overall and Best Italian restaurant by locals.
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  • San Valentino

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    For valentine's day we will be severing a three-course prix fixe menu which can be found on our website, www.mezzalunabythesea.com . $65 per person 5:00 to 5:30 and $75 per person 5:35 to 8:30 (plus 18% gratuity and tax).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2669 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Grip
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there frequently.
Can always count on it for good food, service and ambiance.

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DominicD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great wait staff. Overall it was a great night , will definitely do it again.

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CynthiaB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and ambiance

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vipaugustg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spinach and artichoke lasagna was a special and it was great. This is a great place in a great location.

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DuaneW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A local fav. Took some our of town guests for dinner, and Mezza did not disappoint!!

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vipKellyL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The service from Omar was fantastic!

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vipFrankG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My go too restaurant on the Coast! Always outstanding food!

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vipJerryM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was not as expected. The service not as expected.
Overall a dreadful experience. Regardless of the current on going Covid situation- restaurants have really stepped up , this one did not .

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SolarSoar
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Classic Italian dishes. Good tasting pasta. Very friendly and attentive staff. We ordered a salad appetizer to share. Without asking, they split the salad onto two small dishes for us.

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TheresaD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant in these Covid times

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Made reservations never being here at this restaurant, but we were greeted right away and sat right away which was pleasant not having to wait, the waiter brought us our drinks and let us have ample time to select our meal. I ordered a Cesar salad then the lasagna which was a pretty good sized portion, for dessert we had Gelato which was perfect. I would definitely come back and I enjoyed the experience. It was 4 of us and totally enjoyed the evening

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JesseB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Service was great the pictures of food online were great but very disappointed with the lasagna it was very salty my pizza was light and crispy but the sauce was salty also maybe the salt fell into the sauce or something or someone doubled the ingredient all else it was good would I come back yeah I would definitely try something else

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LadyLaughing
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Half Moon Bay in my opinion! Great meal

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 8, 2022

Thank you so much for such a positive review. We really appreciate the recommendation and 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon.

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Jeff
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for leaving a review.

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JamesM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Day

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Happy new year and thanks so much for the 5 stars!

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Service good. Prices were fair. Very nice Ambience.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope you visit again soon. Happy new year!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner was excellent!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

We are so happy you had a positive experience. Please visit us again soon. Happy new year!

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vipDodyM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service!!!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Happy new year and thank you for the 5 star rating

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Phyllbarb
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. great food, service and ambiance. One of our favorites!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon

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vipthedream
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Consistently very good in friendly service and good tasty quality fresh food.

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Margaret
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lasagna (as always) was incredible - always a difficult decision on what to order when this dish is such a winner! The service was friendly and attentive. However, this evening, the calamari was very greasy and not very tasty - thus, the 4-star rating vs 5.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

We are glad you enjoyed the lasagna. Did you let your waiter know about the calamari during your visit? That really helps us to fix the problem or make another dish.

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Divino
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've dined here multiple times and it's always fantastic. Great service. I tried the Frogala for dessert and it was great! Super pasta dishes. Really like the staff. Love coming here!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much Divino! We appreciate the review and 5 star rating. We look forward to your next visit.

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CookinBobs
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner, the 5 stars for every category should say it all. If there were more stars for service I’d give as many as available.
Mezza Luna has been a go-to since they first opened.
Always excellent. Thank You!!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi CookinBobs, thank you so much for the wonderful review, 5 stars and for being such a loyal customer the past 30 years! Happy new year to you and yours.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal or bad service. It’s a great place. Would recommend to anyone.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the positive review and 5 stars! Happy New year

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AnnetteH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice. The service was great! The food was delicious! We were able to have a table by the fireplace! A nice romantic spot. Not. For some reason someone had the idea of putting the TV right next to the fireplace! And it could have been off but it was on for the football game. I’m not against the football game but probably not the kind of restaurant to have the football game on in the middle of the restaurant. It is not a sports bar. The bar area would be ok. Its a fancy restaurant. So my suggestion is to not have the tv on or move it somewhere else. I’m thinking maybe they have the tv there when they have special presentations etc. It would have been so nice and romantic if the tv was not there.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi AnnetteH, and thank you for the 5 stars and positive review with the service and food. Perhaps on your next visit, you could request a table in the main dining room. It's not next to the fireplace in the bar, but we don't have any TV's in that area of the restaurant. We host large group events in the bar area, which sometimes requires video access. Plus, we have a large local following who like to sit at the bar and watch games. We are happy to help you find a better seating area.

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vipLove2eat
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the positive feedback and 5 stars.

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RosieP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

As always Mezza Luna is an excellent dining experience !

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the recommendation and positive feedback. We wish you a happy new year and look forward to your next visit.

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Rustyrhino10
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with another couple, food was amazing as were the cocktails. Mezzaluna never disappoints!!!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you Rustyrhino10 for the recommendation and positive review. Happy new year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My husband felt the chicken in the Alfredo fettuccine tasted frozen. The fried calamari was served a bit colder than warm. The marinara sauce was meh. I enjoyed my salad. The crème brûlée was absolutely amazing. The staff was accommodating and attentive. Customer service was amazing.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

We appreciate your feedback. Did you bring up these concerns with your waiter during your visit? This can help us remedy any problem so you don't walk away unsatisfied.

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Stephen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was exemplary. The service was great and the waiter was knowledgeable about possibilities. The food was well prepared and delicious as always. We even treated ourselves with Ciocolato, a wonderful dessert.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Happy new year, Stephen! We truly appreciate your positive review and the five stars. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

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JudithK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our regular 'go to' restaurant when we go out locally. Food, service, and value for money are all outstanding.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi JudithK, thanks so much for the recommendation, positive feedback and your continued patronage. Happy new year!

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vipLuigi
Central Coast
56 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mezza Luna is one of our regular spots and for good reason. It is outstanding in every respect. The only tiny glitch was with our server, who I believe is new. He disappeared on us for a short time when we were trying to pay the bill and get one of our party on the road for long drive home. But that was no big deal.

The food was outstanding as always, the atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing as always, and we will be coming back very soon.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate the recommendation and 5 star rating.

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MaryannR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Have eaten there many times and will continue to go there.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you MaryannR, for the recommendation and kind words. Happy new year!

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BrunoC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been there a number of times, but this was the first since the pandemic. We certainly were not disappointed.

We ate early on a stormy night so the restaurant was not too crowded and the dining room by the bar was very quiet.

The food was great. We had the Calamari fritti and it was delicate and delicious. The linguine with clams was very tasteful and plentiful, which my wife enjoyed the salmon immensely. We topped it off with the chocolate everything dessert.

The price was a little higher than the last time, but not immensely so. And since the portions were good sized, the value was good.

This is our favorite restaurant on the coast.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for sharing your experience in detail. We are happy you had a good experience and appreciate the recommendation and 5 stars. Unfortunately, restaurants have been hit hard with rising food and staff costs, since the pandemic. We do our best to keep prices fair and affordable without compromising the quality we are known for (ex: beef prices have risen more than 20% in the last year)

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Nettyt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you Nettyt! We appreciate the 5 stars!

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fornesi
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Service was slow. The food has gone down hill. Everything tasted pre made. This is not the mezza Luna of the past.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

We appreciate the feedback. Did you bring your concerns to the attention of your waiter during your visit? If you want to share your experience in detail, please contact us directly.

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LaurieC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is the very best restaurant on the coast- consistently delicious food, and wonderful service.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for the positive feedback and 5 stars. We really appreciate your comments. Happy new year!

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Cindy
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Happy belated birthday and thank you for the 5 stars!

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Gerry
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered one of the specials: pork cutlets, and it was outstanding! The clam linguine was also terrific. I would definitely go back next time I am in Half Moon Bay.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the recommendation and for sharing your experience dining with us. Happy new year and we look forward to your next visit

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FAQs

Mezza Luna Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 728-8108.

Mezza Luna Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2669 OpenTable diners.

Mezza Luna Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.mezzalunabythesea.com/gift-cards.

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.