Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar

4.7
538 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are currently open for dine-in and outdoor heated 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
Lamb Meatballs with Cannelini Beans
House made Charcuterie
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce Sauce & Black Truffle Oil
Little Gem Caesar Salad with Parmigiano Reggiano
Raviloi di Manzo
Pate di Anatra

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 538 people are saying
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vipKPeats
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was welcoming and friendly, with big smiles behind their masks. We had our dog, so we sat at one of the outside sidewalk tables. Others were sitting outside as well, as is common in pandemic times. They thoughtfully had blankets as well as patio heaters to keep guests warm, and each table had a spray bottle of hand sanitizer. The food was amazing: salad greens perfectly dressed, interesting flavor combinations, tender and well seasoned pulpo, delicious mozzarella, al dente homemade pastas. We had a couple pasta specials with local cod and chanterelles, plus the scallop pasta and the short rib ravioli. A tiramisu special was a great shared dessert. The cocktails were nice, and our server helped us pick a wine that worked with all our meals (quite the trick). And can we talk amaros? The selection was wonderful. Overall it was a wonderful experience!

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Debbie1959
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate to find a reservation that fit our needs. We arrived earlier than expected, but the hostess was still able to see us right away.
We were impressed with the variety of dishes on the menu. The service was top-notch and the food was excellent! We wished we had room to try the house-made gelato, but we were too full!
We definitely plan to visit again when we are in the area!

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turkicrose
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A special restaurant that concentrates on perfect and delicious pasta dishes. Amazing wine and amaro list. Charming staff.

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TenaU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was fantastic. Food and service both were wonderful, However, I Would absolutely ask for a different table. It was a bit noisy and hard to hear conversation at times. Will absolutely be back!

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LynnS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Italian food I’ve had for a long time. It was very busy and the restaurant is struggling with staff shortages as a lot of places currently are. However, the waitress was very aware of that and despite being rushed off her feet gave us an incredible experience. This place is a gem and will definitely be back next time visiting.

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
415 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce. Disappointed in the pumpkin ravioli. Otherwise, a lovely evening.

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WarrenW
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gnocchi and appetizer wine was perfect service was superb.
Thanks for a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my dads birthday here for dinner and it did not disappoint! Wonderful dishes, friendly service and atmosphere, and great cocktails! Will recommend and dine again.

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vipdrdrl
London
45 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorite Pacific Grove restaurants. Always a pleasure. This trip the lamb tongue terrine special was a real treat. The speck salad was smokier than we like. The bone marrow clam chowder was as good as ever. For pasta mains we had a saffron, chanterelles, black cod special which was delicate and lovely. And a duck bolognese that was tasty, but didn't really deliver on the duck. Maybe a duck meatball would help? Do those exist? Good bottle of 2014 Borgogno 'Barbera d'Alba' Barolo DOC for a reasonable price. Another happy dinner!

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Joyce
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Can’t eat dairy and they were very accommodating to my request. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food delicious!

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vipKristin
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and so was the service.

JM
JohnM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good stuff

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! This is the first time there and I did enjoy it, I'll come back for sure!

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vipHeidiH
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, yummy cocktails and the service was very good. Will definetly be back!

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Bigmommatz
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome have had something different every time! The crafted cocktails are amazing. This place is a real gem!

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service, and atmosphere were great. Even the guy who brought water and bread had a fun, warm, yet unobtrusive personality. Our server, Amanda, was charming, even behind a mask. The owner stopped by after dinner before we left to chat and cork our wine for the drive home. Great wine list, diverse in source and price. My only negative was that on the menu they don't have any "special" desserts; just gelato and sorbetto, and afogato and stout ice cream float. (I'm sure they are very good, just not my definition of "special".) Our server said they did have tiramisu, which we would have tried, but it was my birthday so we had cake at home. Another time...we will be back!

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KYoung
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although your restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night, we got superb service from the bartender, and our young Asian helper. In combination with the wait staff, we felt very supported. Waitress was very good, but obviously stretched thin w/ customers. We marveled at the food, and the after dinner drink, amaro, was fantastic. Thank you for a memorable experience!

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vipMichaelM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly done meals - properly spiced and well presented. Fine selection of wines and house specialty bar drinks.
Excellent service and attention to detail.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
190 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a little slice of heaven. We sat inside, by a big picture window, and got to enjoy the food and ambiance this restaurant provides. We shared an appetizer, pasta dish, and dessert. We were stuffed! And it was so good! I hope to come back here the next time I'm nearby. Yummy!

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vipDeniseC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time there in as many weeks. Took friends with us this time and still just as fantastic as the first. Great cocktails and wine list. Food it on point. Already planning our next evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner.
Even though we were outside we were very comfortable.
The service was very good. The food was excellent. Even though we were the last people to leave they did not make us feel rushed.
Highly recommend.

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vipDebD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service- well worth the visit!

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JohnS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Disappointing service which hurt the evaluation of the quality of the food.

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AJLJJF
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are contemplating whether or not to dine at Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar...there's no question at all: GO! We rated every aspect of our experience last night - from the atmosphere to the food (quality, quantity, deliciousness) - excellent because it was - yet again! Chef Peters masters Italian cuisine (among his many culinary talents) and you cannot go wrong, in any way, dining at this wonderful restaurant. Thank you Chef! Thank you, Amy!

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carmelsamurai
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great restaurant with great people!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fantastic and they were so accommodating to my 2 year old daughter. I just wish we lived closer so we could come more often!

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RalphG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choices, cocktails and wine list! I would put it on your list!

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vipKathleenD
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found it on the app, the reviews were great and now I know why. Amazing food, awesome neighborhood spot, great service. Go. Now.

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vipBruceW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Teresa made a great wine recommendation, as well as food. Timely and great service! Looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta was lovely, service great, insane cocktail menu and nice wine selection.

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RochelleB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten in my life. Everyone at my business dinner agreed. Outstanding food and the cocktails were exceptional too. Easy five stars.

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sonomacountydiner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wow! So glad we found this place. Walking through the door we were warmly greeted, and the attentive service matched the welcome. Terrific wine list, by the glass or bottle. We didn't do any mozzarella, so can't comment. But if the mozzarella is half as good as their pasta, then it's GREAT. Very fresh ingredients with all pastas made on site. Compares with, and in some cases much better, than dinners I've enjoyed in Italy. Place is small, so make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, food was super flavorful and the drinks were fantastic. A+ experience

RS
RachelS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was amazing and the service was pleasant, efficient and gave great guidance

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were exceptional
A bit noisy and frenetic but tolerable

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. EVERYONE at this restaurant takes pride in their job and works together to make it a well oiled machine. We will be back again soon. Simply fabulous all around.

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vipGregC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I are “regulars”— great food, priced very fairly. Service (Amber) super. Homemade pasta and creative sauces. Want wine? They are priced below Safeway! Last night was a “10”-

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ShellBee
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This restaurant is a find in Pacific Grove! A friend from Italy and I decided to try it and it did not disappoint. The selection is limited but the food was very good and in some cases excellent, the service is friendly and good and I was able to bring my dog who stayed with us in our outdoor seating. This is another PG gem!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant has a nice ambiance for being located on a busy road. Tight but not too compact. Food was good but I think I was expecting to be blown away due to reviews/recommendations. I thought the service was good but not amazing. Would definitely go back to try again!

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 4.7 stars by 538 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.