Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar

4.8
315 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
7/9/20 We are currently open for dine-in on our patio.
We are always available for curbside pickup.
Welcome to Mezzaluna Pasteria and Mozzarella Bar. Chef Soerke and Amy invite you in to enjoy daily house made Pasta, Mozzarella and Gelato.
We offer a full bar with specialty cocktails.
Chef’s Specialties include
Buccatini Al’Amatriciana
Linguini alla Vongole
Chicken Sausage Lasagne
Spaghetti Carbonara
Grilled Octopus
Vitello Tonnato
Braised Goat Agnolotti
Lamb Meatballs with Cannelini Beans
House made Charcuterie
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce Sauce & Black Truffle Oil
Little Gem Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano Butternut Squash Raviloi
Pate di Anatra
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JonB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything i have tried has either been very good to great. Never disappointed

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StevenC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant in Pacific Grove. Innovative, affordable, seasonal, all prepared and served with a loving manner. Best bartender between LA and San Francisco. Unbelievable cocktails. Cannot recommend more highly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta was great, cocktails are amazing. Staff kept us warm even in the Monterey weather at night.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good

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vipMelvin
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mezzaluna was quite the gem that really made the best out of the COVID restrictions. Though we were seated outside right by the main road, we hardly noticed it. They had heaters, blankets, music and a lovely hand sanitizer spray at each table. The food was perfect and the service could not have been nicer. It was a smidge on the slow side but because we were warm, it didn’t bother us too much.

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vipKarenV
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is OUTSTANDING! Amazing handmade pastas and the mozzarella bar is a definite must do! The staff was super friendly and very attentive, made our special date-night even more fabulous. I highly recommend grilled octopus, the truffle oil burrata and the sear sea scallops pasta.

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vipDealmaker
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice service And excellent food.

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vipMonicaP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for and the service was fantastic. They had a heater for us and blankets for our legs

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ChristineK
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great service and food was delicious!

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vipJoey
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very authentic and very fresh... everything is made from scratch in house!

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FoodieAdventure
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mezzaluna was and is an amamzing find and all the food we tried did not disappoint. We tried a number of differnt things from the menu and each was wonderful and full of flavor and was made in my opinion with tradition in mind. The drinks were just as amazing and well made (Vincent made amazing drinks).

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Service, food, atmosphere!! They had blankets and heaters to keep warm! Wine & cocktail selection outstanding. Gluten free options available and all pasta freshly made on premises. Our night was complete by selecting this restaurant! So glad we decided to venture out of Carmel to find fresh organic food and not eat where all the tourists were!

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vipAndrewB
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little gem in Pacific Grove. The food was outstanding. The house made mozzarella is great. Nice wine list that has many good values. And then there is Iracema. She couldn’t be nice and more gracious. We had a wonderful dinner and can’t wait to go back.

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MissBetty
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food and service. Too bad the seating is out in the parking lot, by necessity during COVID and there isn't barriers between the tables and the cars leaving, because there isn't room. We were provided blankets and heaters but it won't be fun when it starts to rain as there is no overhead cover. Such a shame for the restaurant. Wear your mask everyone so we can get back to eating inside this great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!! Food was delicious. Highly recommend getting a reservation because this place gets packed!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was super! Fresh recipes which tasted like those I’ve had in Tuscany. Loved the variety of the spritz, mozzarella, and especially the amaro.

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KenD
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food, wine, and aperitifs. Pricey, but outstanding quality. Outdoor seating is okay - and the only way they can stay open - but street side is noisy at rush hour.

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PaigeH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic! We had never heard of Mezzaluna and tried it for our anniversary dinner based on all the great reviews. It was fabulous. All the pasta and mozzarella is made in house. We brought our 11 year old with us and we all ate every bite. The craft cocktails are also excellent and we got to try some new things. Our son was able to try a mocktail he really liked. The only thing I didn't give 5 stars to is the ambiance, as it is Covid and outdoor dining only. You sit along the building either in the parking lot or in the front of the restaurant along Forrest Ave, which can be very busy. Some kind of barrier between the tables and Forrest Ave would be really nice. But, once the food came out all we did was rave about every bite and we didn't notice the road noise as much. We can't wait to go back. We have been to nearly every restaurant on the peninsula over the years and this is now one of our new favorites.

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DebraD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great staff- amazing dining experience that had us visit the restaurant twice in the three days we spent in Monterey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our dishes from start to finish were flavorful and tasty.

The service was outstanding.

Having blankets for outside dinners was a nice touch.

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vip93950
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow, just wow. Mezzaluna exceeded my expectations on all dimensions possible. Friendly and attentive service, efficient without being fussy. It has a thoughtful wine list, and a fun and inventive craft cocktail list. I will dream about their clam chowder, which bucks convention by not being thick, but more brothy, but still with some body and a ton of clams and bits of potatoes and veg. We ordered the short rib ravioli, the butternut squash pasta and the bolognese which all were very,very good, with fresh made, al dente cooked pasta. There are a ton of Italian restaurants in this county, but we have found our new collective favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. I definitely will be going back in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great as always! Just looking forward to the day we can dine inside and enjoy the ambiance!

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DonaldP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently Fantastic. Thank you Amy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. Couldn’t have had a better evening

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vipsparky22
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding pasta, homemade mozzarella and friendly service. Plus a pretty good wine List. Yes, we ate in the parking
Lot, but would prefer outstanding food and an enthusiastic staff to a perfect setting any day. We all really enjoyed the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service! Definitely a repeat!
Making the most of outdoor dining

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vipkenny
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New item on the menu- clam chowder with beef bone marrow-awesome. Not your typical New England shower- more brothy and tasty. It could be your whole meal! This has tough competition with their Heirloom early girl tomato soup (unfortunately
is a seasonal special). Another special is their Duck fettuccine special. Loved their rabid (conigli) pasta! Best old fashions to go with your dinner!

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BettyG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We will make it our first choice when in Pacific Grove! We were only able to eat outside because of covid, but they made it as pleasant as possible with heaters and blankets available.

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FarahB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, diverse menu, fantastic service. I'll definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fantastic food. Ate outside because of COVID restrictions and it got windy and chilly. But that’s not their fault.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good service, the hostess was very attentive and helpful making sure even though we had a 10 minute wait for our reservation to get us our wine while we waited. They have done a nice job with the outside dining and can’t wait until we get a chance to dine inside. Food was good with a great selection of creative dishes.

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AndreasS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic carbonara!!

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vipFMRT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The service is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service given COVID-19 & food was delicious!

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LeslieW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredibly friendly and efficient on a foggy evening. Our meal was as promised: delicious mozzarella-based salad plate; fresh, house made pasta; gelato dessert. Outside dining area was safely configured and the staff offered blankets to chilly customers.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will be visiting again. Great food and amazing service.

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Lydia
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal, as always! I was happy to see most of the outdoor tables filled early on a Friday. Due to the location, the outdoor seating area isn't ideal as it is a little close to the road, but honestly, the food (and Francis' cocktails!) are totally worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We keep coming back for the Gnocchi Di Patate (Gorgonzola gnocchi) It is so good! Also the drinks are stellar! I like their Amaretto Sour. You can’t go wrong with anything here! Always great food and service!

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and service. Very good wine prices and the option to buy to take home is a great value--especially if you buy a case. Considering they are on a busy street, the outside dining is no issue. I can't believe we have been in Pebble Beach for over 20 years and just discovered. Apparently relatively new.

FAQs

Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-5325.

Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 315 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.