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Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar, Pacific Grove, CA

Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar

4.9
4.9
702 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

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 372-5325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Soerke Peters

  • Catering

    Pick up catering available

  • Private party facilities

    Parties up to 20

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Grove

  • Cross street

    Prescott and David Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Overall

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Best Value

  • California Central Coast

    Neighborhood Gem

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Value

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Fit for Foodies

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Notable Wine List

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delightful service & outstanding quality food!!!

  2. S

    Sandala

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner! The salmon pasta was one of the best I have EVER had!!!! The wines are top drawer and very fairly priced. This is a local treasure!!!

  3. J

    John

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone is greeted warmly. The is very focused on pasta and wonderful appetizers. The service is quality right from the start. The ambiance is comfortable. A great experience all around

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mezzaluna never disappoints! My girl friend and I had our first date here and we return every anniversary.

  5. P

    Patricia

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoy the varied and unusual menu selections, from cocktails through the homemade gelatos. Food and service are very good.

  6. K

    Kirstn

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We wanted to eat outside so I’m glad the option is available. It’s much cuter inside but they had nice table settings and blankets and heaters to make it comfortable outside. Service was good. Food was super tasty. Drinks were good and wine list was also nice. We enjoyed our dinner and would visit again.

  7. E

    Elliott

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Keeping it simple, do not dine outside. The outdoor dining here competes with the fumes from idling cars in the parking lot and noise from the busy Forest Avenue. We were seated closest to the parking lot and the table was so uneven it dumped the pasta in my daughter's lap while we were eating. It will be a memorable mother's day dinner, but for all the wrong reasons. That said, the server's were extremely helpful and moved us about halfway in our dinner to a different outdoor table which improved the dinner for sure. The food was good, as far as we could enjoy it, but the portions were small for the price. There were a number of missed orders - my wife ordered the soup which did not arrive and which we did not have to pay for - and we did not get napkins originally with our meal. All this to say, I wish we had followed our instincts and dined somewhere else once we were given the worst table in the place. I would like to give the restaurant another chance and dine inside to be honest, but we are lucky to have a number of amazing Italian restaurants in PG to enjoy so I am not sure when we will be back.

  8. RS

    RogerS

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Outstanding Mother's Day dinner with rich range of exciting choice. Homemade pasta distinguished the duck and tuna entrées. Though an obviously busy day, the waitress was exceptionally attentive and helpfu.

  9. LH

    LaurenH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, pasta, ambiance, all amazing! Go there now!

  10. RR

    RonR

    Boise

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding place to dine. Sad that we've driven past many times, but never tried it. Now that we have, we'll be back often!

  11. AV

    AlbertV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a 7:30 reservation on a Saturday night and it was busy. We ended up waiting about 30 minutes, but it was definitely worth it. The food was outstanding! The only thing I can suggest is that the drink menu and food menu be a little more user friendly for patrons that don't know Italian, or understand Italian food lingo.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    My expectations were high but after trying it they were set low. There wasn’t much on the menu ,it was also really overpriced for a small portion. Don’t go if you expect to be full and leave satisfied. And for 2 people it would almost be $100. The water is tap water and it tasted horribly. So many things could’ve been better. Don’t know why it’s so highly rated.

  13. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one the best date nights my gf and I had in a long time. Made our three year anniversary very special and memorable. The food and service was unforgettable. Will be coming back. Highly recommend.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food with their signature touch!

  15. C

    Cathattack

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service by Raphael and all of the weight staff. We could not believe how delicious the food was and the presentation of our meal. The special with salmon was so fresh and the pork sausage pasta was sensational.

  16. p

    peddy

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An absolute favorite that does not disappoint. Hardest part about dining at Mezzaluna is deciding between dishes - they are all truly delicious. Great service, wine options, and ambiance feels very local and friendly.

  17. AJ

    AJLJJF

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our "go-to" for delicious Italian food, a true treat because we don't dine out often. We love Mezzaluna Pasteria because the food is always superb, service excellent and it's just the best overall! Thank you Soerke and Amy!

  18. l

    lesg

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mezzaluna has been consistently excellent since they first opened. We know restaurants have struggled to return to "normal" and many have cut back on certain aspects, either portion sizes, bold flavors, or service. But we did not experienced that at all during our dinner. It was as good, or even better than always. And, yes, they still bring warm bread to your table! For us, the grilled octopus starter and the rabbit pasta were the standouts. Wow, just so flavorful! Our server and his helper were 100% on their game, and everone was friendly and helpful. This was the best dinner out we've had in two years. Thank you, Mezzaluna!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were good. Noise level is uncomfortably high.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptionally pleased with the service and food. I am gluten free and they knew everything about celiac and had their own handmade gluten free bread and pasta. The experience overall was phenomenal.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best house made pasta and sauce. Gluten free and safe for celiacs. Best pasta anywhere.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service are consistently great!!

  24. L

    Linnea

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Gorgonzola sauce for the gnocchi was too thin. Waiters seemed very keen to get me fed and out of the restaurant ASAP.

  25. NC

    NatalieC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yummmm ... delicious homemade pastas, great selection of cocktails and wine. Superior kindness of the staff.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Service and our pasta was delicious! The mezzaluna butternut squash ravioli were so delicious. The gnocchi in the Gorgonzola sauce appetizer I could of ate over and over again. Melted in our mouths. I would recommend getting there for 5-530pm for dinner it gets busy by 6-630 and the noise level gets loud. Otherwise perfection. Oh the cocktails so refreshing berry mule and strawberry rhubarb cocktail so good!

  27. LL

    LovetoeatfoodinLosAngele1

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Service was great. Quality of pasta was really really fantastic. Our first time here.

  28. D

    Duffy93953

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic dinner! Outstanding food. Pretty noisy. Seated 30 minutes after reservation time. Outside "patio" needs to be spruced up. BUT, it's some of the best food around. Excellent service!

  29. JW

    JasonW

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our 2nd visit and everything was outstanding.

  30. S

    Smatt

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious with impeccable service.

  31. J

    John

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always excellent service, great food, a fun evening.

  32. R

    Ruthie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and exceptional service. Reasonably priced.

  33. BG

    BetsyG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is our second visit to Mezzaluna and we had another wonderful meal. Food is fresh, not heavy. There are several vegetarian options and our friend with an egg allergy was able to get vegan pasta. The service is excellent. All the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Very nice experience.

  34. CH

    CarrieH

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute little place with tasty fresh Italian food and friendly service.

  35. M

    Markz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great cocktails, phenomenal food, wait service was on point, engaging, and excellent. Two thumbs way up. We will be back !

  36. M

    Mare

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the food and service at this local restaurant. We had the pate and baked eggplant with mozzarella as appetizers, and they were both wonderful. I had the clams with squid ink pasta (made on the premises) and this was lovely also. Definitely would go back.

  37. JS

    JimS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Fantastic flavors.

  38. DW

    DaisyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious fresh pasta dishes and nice casual ambiance. Nice wine selection - highly recommend their bottle of Chianti. Moderately noisy in a good way. Limited parking so try to get there early. Will be coming back on our next trip to the Monterey area.

  39. C

    Connie

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Professionally trained yet personable servers. Had the Vongole. The house made pasta makes the day. They could decrease the butter in the sauce however which was also a critique from another family member about the Butternut squash ravioli.

  40. NE

    NadiaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service, a full offering of quality wines.. highly recommend for date night, dinners, cozy evening out..

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

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 4.9 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar

1188 Forest Ave Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Prescott and David Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Grove

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot and Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Soerke Peters

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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