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Mezza Luna Restaurant

4.7
2585 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2585 people are saying
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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarinP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great, food, service, except very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Made a late lunch reservation for 4. I’ve seen this place at least 10 times while in town, decided to make a reservation for the last lunch seating. The place is LOUD. Like, super duper loud to the point where the father-in-law hearing aids were uncomfortable. The dining room is pretty with closely-placed tables and peaks of the ocean. We had each ordered something different. The good- lasagna with meat sauce. Got two thumbs up for that dish. The ehhh was my pasta with prawns in a spicy sauce. It had zero spice at all. Chicken Alfredo was decent but not great. The dish that was the worst was the salmon raviolis. They tasted fishy and not good. The service was prompt, good and efficient. The bathrooms were pretty and remodeled. All in all, fairly expensive for mediocre food in a loud dining room.

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vipBarbaraHMB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have been to Mezzaluna many, many times. Everytime I go there, the food is always cooked perfectly and the waitstaff are great. It didn't seem like they had enough wait staff which is pretty much the same at every restaurant you go to.

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colleenf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently very good, polite staff, warm and inviting atmosphere.

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vipArvindS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good wholesome food with great service. I would definitely dine there again.

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LynnL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal and service were both great. A very pleasant luncheon

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vipGGGG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, attentive service, and an all around excellent dinner. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food is amazing.

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Gjolucy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lunch. Ample food portions, fresh fish, attentive waiters, nice atmosphere

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Paolo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, authentic Italian food, especially gnocchi, fish, bread, and tiramisu.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here before, but didn't remember the flawless execution. The tables were reasonably spaced, and that was surely a plus -- COVID19 or not!

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Rachel119
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and yummy food!!! This place is definitely recommended.

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vipLuigi
Central Coast
53 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars at Mezza Luna. We find it to be a delightful place to
have lunch or dinner. The service is always attentive and personable. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. The cocktails and wines are excellent. Mezza Luna is stuck with us and our friends as frequent diners.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

OWER FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vippmaks
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fresh food!

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TheresaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food view and service

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vipmontaragourmande
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a cheese and meat plate and a caprese salad to start. Cheese plate was a little small but great. Entrees were lasagna ( which my husband lives for), Calabrese pasta, and Linguine w clams in white sauce. All were perfect as was the service. We had regular bread plus garlic bread. Their bread is super! Never disappointed and so happy to be dining in again!

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gretch
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent. My husband had the sole and I had the lasagna. What a treat.

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vipANTHONYC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience for me. Thank you for always giving me my favorite table!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything our table ordered, from salads to mains to dessert, was excellent. Highlights for me: the house made sausage and the creme brûlée.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us to go to Mezza Luna to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Quick and kind and warm services for us and love the table arranged for us could see the sea view as well! Amazing pasta (we ordered Ravioli and Lasagna and pizza). My parents couldn’t stop to give thumbs up for the great dining experience! Definitely will come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and good outstanding. What more can you ask for.

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DeniseS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had dinner last night at Mezza Luna and found the food to be mixed between very good and just okay. The calamari, which the table shared was delicious, and the caesar salad quite good. But all the main courses we had--everything from sand dabs to gnocchi to sausage over polenta--were just okay. Not excellent and not bad. Right down the middle. The sausage and polenta was served in a tomato sauce with peppers and I found it under-seasoned. The gnocchi were tender and the cream sauce was good, but the tomato sauce was nothing special. We had dessert: fragola and creme brûlée. Both were delicious. Would I go again? I'd probably try some other place, but if someone wanted to return there, I'd be okay with that. In some ways it was exceptional and in others, just okay. All that said, the service was excellent, very attentive.

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KevinW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mezza Luna is a reliably great experience! Especially great for special occasions, but this we went "just because" and had a great meal and time together with our family. I highly recommend it!

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ArnoldF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - awesome food, great service. I fly here just for their gnocchi.

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Lynn
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun outing and wonder food. Glad they are back open ao
a regular basis. My husbands favorite is Gnocchi Gorgonzola

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vipBrianW
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good solid Italian fare. Good service and fair price.

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Rustyrhino10
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided last minute to go out for dinner. I was able to find reservations on open table very easily. Service, food was absolutely amazing.

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tkdsteve
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn’t been to this restaurant for several years and I couldn’t remember why. We enjoyed our food, the service was good, and the staff was friendly. A larger group came in and they were very loud. I remembered why we hadn’t been there for a while when the check came. The food came was good though and we’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. We had the homemade fettuccini bolognese and the fettuccini Alfredo which were plate-licking good. Also had salads, raspberry sorbetto, and bignets- all amazing. The best food we’ve had in a long time. Would definitely return.

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Frank
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Calamari steak was excellent

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Katnken
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service nice choices

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place

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tscottpotter
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate place on the ocean with impeccable and attentive service. The food was fresh and delicious.

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MrSniffer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a very tasty meal at Mezza Luna this week, this coming from a pair of very picky afficionados of traditional Italian food. The menu is extensive and posed a challenge in having to choose from so many delightful options. There was no outdoor seating at this time. The views of the water are lacking; instead you face a bunch of parked cars. But the food is what we came for, and Mezza Luna delivered.

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vipPittVisitor
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have visited 3 times in the past year. The service is good and the wait staff is very friendly. The homemade sausage is wonderful. I have had it with pasta and on pizzas. It is a very large restaurant with smaller rooms so it is comfortable.

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vipNancyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sacraments, Reuben, and the whole crew!

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JustUs2
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out for over a year. Mezza Luna was first on our list! Found the menu had changed a little, new wait staff. Missed familiar faces, but service was good. Food is still top notch. Worth traveling from San Leandro to Half Moon Bay!

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Stephen
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We're thrilled to have ML back.

FAQs

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

Mezza Luna Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2585 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.