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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Right on Main Street downtown. Fun atmosphere great staff and better food! Every course we had was wonderful and you can tell they use the best quality ingredients. Great wine list, Next time we’re in the area defiantly coming back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, friendly service. Pizza was delicious. Soup was a meal by itself. Extensive wine list. Recommend reservations.

Thank emtpeep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local Italian eatery. Lots of families and nice decor. Warm focaccia bread with olive oil balsamic vinegar served up. Dishes are on the hearty side. I had the minestrone soup and grilled octopus. Tip: they have a cozy back patio with heaters if you’d like...More

Thank calitravlerone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are reluctant to give any place five stars. I figure that it has to be extra special to earn one. It's Italia is worthy. The salads were made with imagination and the menu is full of possibilities. We had a early dinner and it...More

Thank Maconthemove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and sister and I stopped here after our glass blowing experience for a late lunch. The salads are a work of art! Beautiful and full of color and flavor. The spaghetti carbonara had a lovely, light sauce with pancetta perfectly crisped. Great ambiance...you...More

Thank Gardengirl805
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Recommended this place by a local taxi driver and he wasn’t wrong! Fantastic seafood risotto and pizza. Excellent service.

Thank weemaisiemae
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Came across this restaurant and had an excellent lunch. Fresh bread, minestrone soup, prawns and pizza. Nice surroundings.

Thank HarborDave
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We were driving back from Carmel it was lunch time my wife wanted to eat Italian Food so we picked it is Italia restaurant to visit The bread was excellent the olive oil delicious I had the thin spaghetti with vegetable and pesto along with...More

1  Thank Riad K
Reviewed January 31, 2018

It was late when my daughter-in-law picked me up at the San Francisco airport. The choices in Half Moon Bay were limited at that hour, We decided to give this place a try -- mostly because it was still open. I opted for a dish...More

Thank Jennie P
Reviewed January 5, 2018

lovely restaurant with good service. menu is varied and interesting. well done. delicious! they take pride in their dishes. fresh seafood.

Thank Carolie A
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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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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