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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (96 reviews)
“salad” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so outstanding that we came back for a second dinner on our vacation. Make sure that Soleil is your waitress - she is awesome. The roasted chicken is the highlight. The gnocchi with mushrooms is outstanding as our the braised short ribs....More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There should be a 2 week waiting list for this place! We have been here 2 nights in a row, and the second was better than the first. An absolutely EXCEPTIONAL menu - highlights: Minestrone Soup Short Ribs Roasted Chicken Gnocchi with Truffles All PHENOMENAL...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having traveled to Southern Italy, I give It's Italia high marks for authenticity and a fantastic Italian wine list. This is the first restaurant we have found the same obscure wines we sipped in Sicily. The wine list is an extensive overview of regional Italian...More

Thank julieryan6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and food did not live up to the fine décor. My wife's order of short ribs was so fatty that we had to return the dish. Found the food selections as well as the wine list be over priced. We will not eat...More

Thank gordonearl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We don’t get to Halfmoon Bay very often and usually go to our known entities like Sam’s Chowder House or Pasta Moon but we decided to try ‘It’s Italia’ on Main Street, kitty corner to the San Bonita House. It was a Thursday evening and...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful restaurant. You feel welcome from the moment you walk thru the door. We sat outside. Service very good food and wine delicious

Thank sshiel2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was so good we went both nights of our 2 night stay in the area. Loved the Capellini and forcchia bread

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s italia Very good food for Sunday brunch. It’s busy, so we made a reservation on Open Table, and we were seated immediately on a busy Sunday. Located on a busy Main Street, a street with many shops for tourists, bakeries, etc..this restaurant had Rustic...More

Thank marcopolopaloalto
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was our first dinner on our vacation, walking distance from where we stayed at the Mill Rose Inn. My wife had the fish, I had a steak, and both were great, but the cherry pie we split was just plain killer. We'd go back...More

Thank David A
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Got pizza to go even though this is more of a sit down place. Was really good and liked their beet salad too.

Thank byoung81
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Questions & Answers
Deb H
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Its-Italia M | Property representative |
Hi Deb, Typically we don't offer the breakfast pizza during the week, however if you're able to call somewhat ahead, the kitchen will be happy to accommodate your request- they just need to make sure the necessary... More
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Monika A
December 12, 2015|
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Response from CatieC822 | Reviewed this property |
it is on their website - sorry i would post it but tripadvisor does not permit website links.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
    (Mill Street)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans bus stop is located one block away from It's Italia, on the corner of Main and Kelly Streets, right in front of our City Hall.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-4444
Description
It's Italia opened in 1997 as a San Francisco style trattoria and pizzeria serving gourmet pizzas, house pastas, and creative salads, always with a California Italian flavor, and a wine list of 10-12 varietals. Ten years later, our menu has expanded to include steak and seafood grilled specialties, artful antipasti, and a decadent array of housemade desserts from our pastry chef. Over 120 bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. As always, we have remained faithful to a local coastal California Italian cuisine, with its cosmopolitan nature, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, and seafood from a variety of waters. Most importantly, we are a little local community restaurant that serves locals. Lots of locals! Our advertising is mostly word of mouth. Our energy is inviting, positive, and friendly, and when you come in, you are invited to be part of our family.
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