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About VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar

Discover for yourself why VIA UNO was voted 2016 & 2017 "BEST ITALIAN" in the Bay Area, named one of Sunset Magazine's Favorite New Restaurants of 2014, and voted Half Moon Bay's Favorite New Restaurant by locals. Enjoy authentic flavors in a casually elegant coastal ambiance including a modern-rustic dining room, dog-friendly heated outdoor patio, private wine room, and full bar. Our authentic 6,000 pound wood-fired pizza oven specially hand-made in Naples for VIA UNO creates light-as-air pizza crusts and our menu features Calabrian specialties you're unlikely to sample anywhere else unless you take a trip to Italy. Our produce is hand-selected from Half Moon Bay's local farms and our Old World-heavy wine list features varietals imported from Calabria. VIA UNO - where authentic Calabrian tradition gets a fresh new locally-sourced interpretation!

2810 CABRILLO HIGHWAY ONE NORTH
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sat 11:30am - 9:30pm
Sun 11:30am - 9pm

Cross Street:
Roosevelt Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 560-8858

Website:
http://www.viaunorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Fri-Sun

Catering:
Treat your guests to a delicious customized meal of artisanal specialty pastas, pizzas, fresh meats and seafood, salads and desserts all custom-made at VIA UNO from fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Prepared and presented with hand-crafted rustic charm and served at your place or ours.

Specializing in onsite and offsite Weddings and Banquets

Corporate and Small Business Catering: We make in-house dining so easy and delicious, everyone will love it. We’ll bring food made to order with the finest freshest ingredients directly to you already prepared.

Public Transit:
From San Mateo take SamTrans Bus 294 to the Half Moon Bay Main/Poplar stop. Switch to Bus 17 for one mile North on Hwy 1. Exit at the Roosevelt stop right in front of VIA UNO.

Private Party Facilities:
We feature a beautiful private wine room that comfortably seats up to 20 people. Our dog-friendly, heated outdoor patio seats up to 40. We are also happy to discuss fully private and semi-private dining accommodations.

Private Party Contact:
Massimo Sarubbi or Francesco D'Agostino: (650) 560-8858

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings • Rehearsal Dinners • Private Parties • Offsite Catering

VIA UNO specializes in authentic southern-Italian flavors within an elegant coastal atmosphere, including a modern-rustic dining room, heated outdoor patio, private wine room, and full bar. Treat yourself and your guests to a feast of artisanal pastas, pizzas, fresh meats and seafood, salads, and desserts all custom-made from fresh locally-sourced ingredients.

We offer an outstanding experience that caters to your budget. Share the sumptuous flavors of VIA UNO with your family and friends for an event they will truly enjoy and a day you will remember forever.

Also offering Team-Building DIY Pizza at your onsite kitchen with ovens or go offsite for a morning of team-building in beautiful Half Moon Bay. You craft your pizzas then we’ll bake them in our unique 6,000 lb. wood-fired oven handmade just for VIA UNO in Naples, Italy.

Specials

Get a Complimentary Dessert with the purchase of an Entree

Specials

Get a Complimentary Dessert with the purchase of an Entree
Details

To Italians, a meal is more than just food – it’s an experience, it’s a memory, and it’s an event to be shared with family and friends. Come join us for dinner and enjoy a complimentary dessert!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: September 20, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-9:00PM

VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.3

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3.9

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4.0

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Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I hate to say it, since I am a local, but this was the not what I had expected. The red sauce tasted like it was out of a jar, my boyfriends Spahgetti Vongole barely had any pasta and the cannoli tasted strange. This place ranks a 2- star compared to It's Italia which is a 4-star+!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was very good and very authentic. The service was very good. The only distraction was this huge TV over the bar playing Family Feud which seemed totally out of place and odd at dinner time.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great,and so was the service. Luciano was very professional and friendly. The ambiance was really nice as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The specials were absolutely unique and delicious. All well prepared and memorable. No one rushed us and we could truly savor the good good and service. Nice evening!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We loved this place! Friends’ recommendation! Delicious and authentic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at VIA UNO! Amazing service and the best tomato sauce in California! Try the pizza margerita as an appetizer! We both had pasta, one with clams and one with Italian sausage and peas. Delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was subpar. Called in am to confirm Cioppino was offered (they said yes), arrived for dinner and only thing close was seafood risotto. The seafood within was marginal quality, the table bread appeared day old, and octopus appetizer had slimy fat film. The demographics here are mostly 70+ y/o, and you will hear several happy birthday singalongs with very broken English which turns into an odd Italian version (three times for us). Better options nearby.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My friends had the Calzone/Pizzas and they were good. I ordered the pasta with the short rib ragu sauce and I thought it was going to be good because I love short ribs. Sadly I was wrong. My dish only had one small piece of short rib and a large bone with a little bit of meat on it. The sauce was a tomato based sauce but it tasted like it was just a can of tomatoes without any seasoning. I was very disappointed with my pasta.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Via Uno is a treasure! Authentic food and a welcoming environment! We're locals and this is a favorite.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The ravioli taste like those in Italy! Really delicious 😋
The waiter was professional. The wine served in a wonderful glass was good.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was good and had a very authentic Italian feel and flavor to it. The owner operator is Italian and added to the friendly Italian ambience. The restaurant has open seating and a bar so it can be a bit lively, but still family friendly and cozy.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Everything about Via Uno felt very authentic including the hustle, bustle and chat filled atmosphere of a busy and popular traditional Italian restaurant.
The food was lovely.
There were signs the restaurant were struggling a little with what was a very very busy day for them (a sign of their popularity and the huge crowds the record breaking heatwave has brought to the coast by their spot). But our waitress Anna was an energetic, welcoming star who remained smiling, courteous and attentive during a very busy holiday evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Without a doubt the best meal we have eaten in the past year. The food was excellent. Wonderful fig and prosciutto appetizer. Very nice arugula and pear salad (pear wasn't quite ripe enough). The gnocchi was stellar, the best I have eaten in years. To round out a wonderful meal they had authentic Italian tartufo! Well worth the drive to Half Moon Bay. *

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Friday night @ 6:30 pm. They were out of the delicious brussels sprouts again! 2nd time we have tried to dine there and they were out of the brussel sprouts again! We have dined there on several other occasions. It just seems like who ever is ordering the food does not seem to get it right. We weren't even late, 6:30 pm on a Friday night? What? Just seems to be disorganized and non caring when I told them they were out the last time we tried to dine there. I might try again to see if the 3rd time will be a charm? Who knows?

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Took my dad for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious! My pizza was a bit too soft on the bottom, but still tasty. It was a bit slow getting the check to pay, but other than that, I would recommend. I haven't had a bed meal yet.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
·Dined on August 6, 2017

When on e arrives one is greeted by an accordionist making music, nice touch!

Service was attentive, wines by the glass(Valpolicella) reasonable, but the food left much to be desired. The bread was old, the grilled octopus cold and over-cooked, the risotto a la Speck was unimpressive.

These folks are going to have to try a lot harder or pray that a reasonably good Italian restaurant doesn't open nearby.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was disappointing. We started with bread which was cold and tasteless; next was the frito mixto which also had no flavor whatsoever. Neither bread nor appetizer was worth the calories. We also had the special pasta - linguine with mushrooms and shrimp, but the shrimp was BAY SHRIMP! Who uses bay shrimp except for maybe a salad? Really disappointing.

The wine by the glass was good and we enjoyed the accordion player, but we won't be back to eat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We loved the place so much that we were back the next night to order take out from their regular menu. Even though we placed our order right around their closing time, they were very willing to accommodate.

The food was great, true to their Italian roots, the portions were reasonable and the staff was very helpful in recommending a wine to go with our meal.

Overall a great experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our server who also marked off our reservation at the door was not welcoming or friendly. She didn't even say "Welcome!" I was expecting a bit more Italian warmth. She also served my salad before the appetizer. That was annoying. She received the minimal 15% tip because my family and I felt she was not at all attentive or caring in any way. We practically had to beg for the children's dessert that was on the menu. Had we not asked for it, I feel she would have not pursued it. I felt she could have cared less if we were there or not. We sat out on the deck which was nice and casual for our family and our food was good. I will go back and hopefully I will get someone who actually cares that we have chosen to go to their restaurant. The live accordion music made me feel like I was in a little Italian café somewhere on the Mediterranean. I think the restaurant has lots of good points though, and it was great they had a kids menu! But don't let them forget or *ignore* the kids dessert!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I had the Schiaffittuni Aspromonte. It is an incredible dish made special by the Via Uno chef with large tube pasta with Italian sausage, peas, mushrooms, red bell pepper, tomato cream sauce.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

My wife and sons took me out for Fathers Day we made reservations though Open Table and as soon as we saw the parking lot we thought even with reservations we we going to have to wait but to our surprise we were greeted at the front door by the co- owner Francesco what a greeting always smiling
He showed us to our table soon to be followed by our server we ordered drinks as we look at the menu... the place was packed a very happy group of diners thinking our order would take a long time
We ordered and talked over our drinks by the time our drinks we finished our server was there with our meals WOW... what great service !!
The food was great I had the lemon pepper-corn Salmon Fantastic !!
They also have a great wine list !!
Great Father's Day,great meal, very good wine !!
My hats off to Via Uno !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was a Father's Day dinner.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

always good,fresh ingredients and wonderful service.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wasn't nearly as good this time.

We've been here several times and each time it was busy and very good. This time, not so much. The food wasn't up to it's usual standards and the service was poor, despite the restaurant not being very busy.

I'll give it another shot, but if it's the same, I won't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was rather cold. Our server kept talking to the folks next to us while semi-ignoring us. We had to ask for bread while other tables had their bread delivered. Wondering if that was because we were the only Asian American customers there. Food was very blend and uninspired. Not worth the price. Two days later, I noticed that my credit card was billed $240 instead of the $235 I specified which included over 15% for gratuities. The only positive experience was the live music provided by the hand organist.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a dinner here after attending a concert at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society. It was a lovely finish to a lovely afternoon. The salmon special was superb, the accompanying vegetables not so much. Service was very good and friendly. Good place on the "coast".

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Food is unimaginative and not too tasty...pasta dishes range from ok to bland. Service is sketchy. However, Italian wine list is fine with a good pour by the glass.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Mixed greens were old.
Salmon was delicious and large portion.
Tiramisu was delicious.
Wine OK...good coffee!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 17, 2017

It is awfully nice that they try to add ambience with an authentic accordion player, but trying to have a conversation over the volume of the playing was a bit difficult. Perhaps it is a weekend thing and I'll endeavor to come back at an off time if I want to actually talk to my dinner companion.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Extremely long wait from ordering our dishes until they were presented to us. The waiter made no effort to keep us informed of the delay. Others around us got their food first, after being seated after us.
As for food quality-POOR, tasteless....food quality not best.
Do yourself a favor, stay away from this restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We stopped on our way to a high school basketball game. We were seated right away, it had friendly servers, great local foods, a lovely bar, and good wine. The conversations were lively and sports were on without sound on the bar!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Sports, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Via Uno is slipping a bit. Owner did not acknowledge us, as he was " busy" conducting a business transaction at the bar. Only one other table occupied. The $20 Italian meat and cheese platter was skimpy - way overpriced. Our waiter was attentive , but we missed the female servers and busers who had always provided the ambiance. Food is OK, but the whole experience was dull. Zero energy.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

There was an accident on the way in that made it so a lot of people with reservations at various times all arrived within a narrow window. Obviously this caused some headache and needed to be handled; however, the staff were not very accommodating and slow on a night that was obviously going to be busy. The wait time between ordering, receiving the meal, and getting more attention was close to impossible. This situation could have been handled much better, especially given that it was Valentine's Day.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was Valentine's day and we had a reservation. The restaurant was so crowded and noisy that free champagne was offered to those of us waiting for our table. The food was very authentic with the chef and kitchen staff speaking italian, making for a wonderful experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Delicious food, well prepared. Attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We've driven by it many times and decided to give it a try after hearing good things about Via Uno. Excellent food and service. The octopus was amazing. Will certainly be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Ok off the bat these guys are super friendly and Italian. They treated us like we were family. They had this guy with an accordion walking around playing music. The food is really good, a lot of butter but good. We thought this would be an uppity place not at all great for families too. Pricing wasn't bad. Relax enjoy you company you are with and the folks that serve you. This is a great place we will be back

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Waiter/ waitress always friendly and helpful!
I would like to see a creative vegan entree added but enjoy the delicious veggie sides!
The live accordion music makes it really difficult to talk with guests!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2017

We just love this place! We moved to HMB 9 months ago and found a great place to eat. Delicious food and wonderful service. We've brought all our friends here too, and they all loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic
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