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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pizza” (96 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Half Moon Bay, this Italian Mecca has been around for some time. The food is terrific and portions are generous. They have a terrific menu. The Caesar salad is fantastic as is the Minestrone soup. Everything else in the menu...More

Thank ericzanes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for brunch. Upon our arrival we were told we could sit at the bar. We told the hostess we had reservations but she was clearly overwhelmed and still told us we could only sit at the bar. Which was confusing as there...More

Thank Lovtotravel32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, our very close friend, and I went to Half Moon Bay for the Pumpkin Festival. After walking around a bit, we decided to go have some lunch. We came upon It’s Italia. The restaurant was busy, but we were able to get a...More

1  Thank Buddy021807
Reviewed October 8, 2018

If you love risotto then this is the place for you. The 3 mushroom risotto was some of the best we’ve ever had. In addition, the roasted Tequila clams and Washington mussels, and pumpkin festival salad were also excellent. The toasted slices of bread that...More

Thank OnTheGoSunnyvale_CA
Reviewed September 7, 2018 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 September 7, 2018 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 August 30, 2018

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 August 20, 2018

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 August 19, 2018 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 August 19, 2018

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
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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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