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Mezza Luna Restaurant

4.7
2419 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are not taking online reservations at this time, please contact us directly for reservations.

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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vipBono
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was excellent. Very nice location.

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vipNikki
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu, good resto service and excellent place

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing... that's not something I can say often.

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RogerE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and good service. Outside dining is comfortable and warm with heaters.

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Blake
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Even though we are in tough times, pandemic forces outside dining the folks at Mezza Luna make the best of it. The food as always was very good but the service was exceptional.

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

Food was excellent and service very attentive. Appreciated being able to dine indoors. Felt very safe as tables well spaced apart.

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HMBHarley
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at mezzaluna and are looking forward to going back. We especially enjoyed the truffle menu.

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mvh140
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant. Tables are well spaced and service very good.

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Shelly
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been going to Mezza Luna for years. Good. So I keep going back.

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vipSiliconValleyDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and experience all the way up until we were later marked as a no show for our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Loved our waiter and his helper so much ! Hostess were not great could have been more personable it was our first time there and they are your first impression

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ButchL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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vipWeEatOutTooMuch
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places in Half Moon Bay and it delivered excellent service and food in an outdoor setting during COVID-19. Three in our party had the Porcini Mushroom ravioli in a cream sauce while I opted for the Alla Calabrese pizza. We had cocktails and Chianti and all was good in the world. We'll be back soon.

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RonMc
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a restaurant within walking distance to our hotel was a must and one that had indoor seating available with a reservation was a bonus. The wait staff and food didn’t disappoint. It reminded me of dining in Italy

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed anniversary dinner for 2 at Mezza Luna on the last night before indoor dining was stopped in California. We felt very safe, as there was well over 6 feet between occupied tables. The ambiance was somewhat affected (bread in paper bags, staff wearing masks) but the food was outstanding as ever. We had our wedding dinner here two years ago, and our guests were delighted with the food and location. Mezza Luna is also an excellent option for fly-in customers as its right next to the pedestrian gate at the South end of the Half Moon Bay airport runway. While indoor dining will be unavailable for awhile, they have a small outdoor patio set up in the parking lot which I hope they'll expand. I also recommend Mezza Luna's cafe, adjacent to the Oceano hotel. We had two excellent carry-out breakfasts there on this trip, and look forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok.
Pasta isn’t freshly made. Use same pasta as they sell at Safeway in blue boxes.

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vipCoastalDiner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the lamb chops and Red Snapper. Presentation was nice and Vegetable were cooked Al dente. Wine by the glass was reasonably priced. Tables were spaced appropriately to comply with Covid 19 requirements. There is also an outdoor seating area. Waiter, busboy and hostess were all pleasant and attentive. An enjoyable experience.

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vipLuigi
Central Coast
51 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first venture to a restaurant during the corona virus situation. Mezza Luna has always been a favorite our ours, so when we learned they were open, we made a reservation. The tables were set apart at very safe distances, the staff (always a delight) were all masked and gloved, and were very mindful of safe practices. The menu was scaled back a little but everything we ordered was perfectly prepared and delicious. We had a wonderful time and will be back very soon for lunch and also for dinner!
GREAT JOB, MEZZA LUNA and STAFF!!

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Emankcin
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Given the fact that the Mezza Luna staff were all wearing masks, it put our minds at ease during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first sit-down meal at a restaurant in four months.

We were seated at the 'patio' so it's unfair to rate the ambiance. Aside from that, the wait staff were attentive and friendly, the appetizer (calamari) and entrees (spaghetti alla genovese and lasagna alla bolognese) were very good, and the dessert (tiramisu) was delicious.

Thank you Mezza Luna for a great lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very comfortable eating there during Covid. Tables were very distanced. We had a whole empty table in between us and the next. Bread came in a paper bag/condiments individually wrapped. Service was EXCELLENT! Food delicious as always. We had both specials - snapper & swordfish. Yummy. Missed eating here! Happy we went.

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Paula1962
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!! Very secure, they respect social distances, all the staff was wearing gloves and a mask. Everything was excellent!!!!

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Perfect
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can't miss at Mezza Luna. The food is always very good and the service wonderful!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and for the recommendation and 5 stars. We really appreciate it.

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vipElizabethD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

flexible menu, great options!! warm and caring staff

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review and for leaving us a 5 star rating.

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TeresaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely evening. Food was good. Wait staff superb. Wish it was a bit more cozy. Seemed like we were seated in a covered patio area.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for leaving a review and recommendation.

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Jodi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving party!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star rating and we are glad you had a good moving party.

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JulieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!
Sacramento was our waiter and he was perfect, letting us take our time and enjoy a wonderful wine and delicious meal.
From our prosciutto di parma, gnocchi, and then our veal melenzana it was fabulous!!!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, recommendation and leaving us a 5 star rating. Sacramento is the best!

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LisaV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday
They sang- brought lovely cannolis

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Well deserved for a happy birthday. Thank you for leaving us a 5 star rating.

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WilliamB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff great food !

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star rating and for the kind words.

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sanfranative
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding Fat Tuesday Dinner, I have to say I always have an outstanding meal at Mesa Luna.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and 5 star rating. We hope you visit again soon.

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Crossroads49
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for the Tuesday night special and ordered the chicken dish. First, our dinner arrived less than fifteen minutes after we sat down giving us the feeling of food mass produced, making us feel we were at McDonald’s instead of a nice restaurant. Second, we were served an Italian dish with mashed potatoes...a new experience! Third, we were place on the edge of the room next to a curtain hiding extra chairs. During our whole meal, waiters were dropping chairs, etc. right next to our table. There should not be a table there. Fourth, the waiter seemed very cold when we did not order alcohol with our dinner. Fifth, we told the young girl who assigned our table, it was a special dinner. Instead of giving us one of the many empty tables in the center, she placed on the edge of the room with the extra tables and wait Station. Overall, it was a sad and disappointing experience for us and we will not return again.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

We appreciate your feedback. Tuesday is a very busy night with our $12.95 special and our local community. So it's important that our customers are served promptly. The timing of your meal was quick because we purposely plan dishes for the Tuesday Special that take less time to cook. Also, if there is ever a problem with a table, we advise speaking to our host or manager at the time, and they will help remedy the situation. Any empty table that night was a reserved table.

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Mangiare
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

As usual, our food was excellent. Made reservations 2 weeks prev asking for certain table, in the back, in the corner. Was not given it. No excuse was even given. Reservation was for Noon. Restaurant opens at 11:30. Why the table we requested wasn't saved for us, no explanation was given, or even an apology. Only about 6 full tables. Service was slow, we never saw our waiter (Israel) to ask questions, or even to fill our water glasses, or, bring more bread. We saw many waiters, but ours seemed to disappear. We did not have a Happy Birthday lunch. I must comment on the food. It was all delicious. BUT, for $27.50, getting a slice of Petrale Sole the size of a playing card, was ridiculous! The four of us "Seniors" celebrate our Birthdays there every year, and many other times in between.
Guess we should have made a fuss about the table!!!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2020

Sorry for your experience, and for still giving us a recommendation. In the future we ask to please let our hostess know if you are not happy with your table, and we will do our best to give you the best seat possible. We can also try our best to correct any of our mistakes, if we know at the time of the reservation. While we do make notes in reservations for special occasions, it's always wise to confirm when you arrive. We hope you visit us again, when we can reopen for business.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service! We arrived early and were seated immediately.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and recommendation.

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smisha
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always good! I had the gnocchi all to myself this time!

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the positive review and 5 stars. We look forward to your next visit.

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LindaP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of dining at Mezza Luna Restaurant is always absolutely outstanding.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind words and for leaving a 5 star rating. We hope you visit again soon.

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vipCarole
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a window overlooking the water. Service was great 👍 The food was excellent.

Mezza Luna Restaurant
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for leaving a positive review and recommendation on your experience. We appreciate the 5 star rating and hope you visit again soon.

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vipCindy
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Simply lovely. Table, service,food, all of it.

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vipNICKIE
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teresa waiting on us - She is an excellent asset to Mezzaluna!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hostess was rude and impatient even with a reservation. Front of house should match the efforts of the wait staff, chefs, and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Table was ready for our arrival, hostess was friendly and confirmed our birthday person by name, however she forgot to tell our waiter, so no birthday celebration was presented to us. Very disappointed.

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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 2419 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.