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VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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ZUPPA
$8.0
Soup of the Day
ANTIPASTO
$12.0
Tortino di Zucchine
Zucchini, mascarpone, and parmesan cheese flan, served on a bed of carrot and ginger purée
$16.0
Burrata e Prosciutto
Fresh burrata cheese and Parma prosciutto
$22.0
Tagliere Calabrese
Chef's selection of Italian sliced meats and cheeses (for two)
$16.0
Polpo alla Griglia
Grilled Spanish octopus in a light lemon and olive oil dressing
$14.0
Frittura Mista
Fried calamari, tiger prawns, and mixed vegetables
$9.0
Bruschetta
Housemade bread fresh from our wood-burning oven topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic
$12.0
Polpette al Sugo
Housemade meatballs in tomato sauce
INSALATA
$11.0
Cavolo Nero
Kale, candied orange, cashews, and avocado, lemon honey dressing
$9.0
Rughetta e Pera
Wild arugula, Bosc pear, walnuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing
$9.0
Bietole e Caprino
Mixed beets, arugula, local Harley Farms goat cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing
$9.0
Cesare*
Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing
$8.0
Semplice
Mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette
PASTA
$19.0
Gnocchi
Housemade potato dumplings in a gorgonzola and black truffle sauce
$24.0
Spaghetti alle Vongole
Manila clams in a white wine sauce with cherry tomatoes, parsley, and Calabrese chili pepper
$22.0
Lasagna
Housemade lasagna sheets layered with Black Angus ground beef, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and bechamel
$22.0
Ravioli
Housemade ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese in a tomato sage sauce
$21.0
Paccheri Aspromonte
Large tube pasta with Italian sausage, peas, mushrooms, red bell pepper, tomato cream sauce
$22.0
Carbonara
Spaghetti with guanciale, black pepper, egg yolk, pecorino cheese, and shaved black truffle
A.Q.
Risotto del Giorno
Risotto of the day
ENTRÉE
$28.0
Branzino
Baked Mediterranean Sea bass in a Salmoriglio lemon sauce, served with seasonal vegetables
$35.0
Filetto di Manzo
Grilled Black Angus Rib-eye steak served with Yukon Gold roasted potatoes
$23.0
Pollo ai Funghi
Free-range chicken breast sautéed with mixed mushrooms in a Sicilian sweet wine cream sauce
$22.0
Parmigiana di Melanzane
Baked eggplant layered with mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and tomato sauce
$30.0
Zuppa di Pesce
Mixed seafood soup of fresh clams, mussels, calamari, and seasonal fish in light, spicy tomato broth
SIDE ORDER
$8.0
Cavolfiori
Cauliflower au gratin with béchamel topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese
$8.0
Broccoli
Broccoli sautéed with garlic, olive oil, and chili flakes
$8.0
Portobello
Baked Portobello mushrooms in a Modena balsamic reduction
$8.0
Cavoletti
Local Brussels sprouts sautéed with sundried tomatoes, onions, and shaved almonds
PIZZA
$15.0
Margherita
Tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil
$18.0
Pera e Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola cheese, sliced pear, walnuts
$19.0
Angelo
Cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, mushrooms, prosciutto crudo, black olives
$17.0
Calabrese
Fontina cheese, Italian sausage, mushrooms
$16.0
Vegetariana
Tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, eggplant, basil, zucchini, bell pepper
$18.0
Capricciosa
Tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, prosciutto cotto, artichokes, mushrooms, black olives
$20.0
Pizza Via Uno
Specially prepared half calzone & half pizza...all in one pizza! Half calzone with tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, ricotta, sopressata; Half pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, black olives, basil, olive oil
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Pizza del Giorno
Pizza of the Day
About
Discover for yourself why VIA UNO was voted Half Moon Bay's favorite new restaurant by the locals in 2014 and recieved rave reviews in Sunset Magazine and the San Jose Mercury News. Enjoy big city taste in small town casual 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
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews pizza salad bread tiramisu meatballs brussel sprouts pork cioppino sea bass cakes pasta main sun dried tomato paste authentic italian style thin crust great pasta last night the real deal
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

This is a very popular place north of Main Street on Highway 1. We do not eat there because of the traffic but last night we went tidepooling at Pillar Point and decided to grab an early dinner. It was a mixed bag. Their version...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marfak
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful proprietors, great service and servers, and of course decadent authentic italian cuisine! One of my favorite spots when I feel I want to eat the real thing. Be it pizza or their gnocchi, via uno is sure to set a new standard for true...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank megasp2018
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as it was near our hotel. We were shown a table and 10 mins later we were asked what we wanted to order - no mention of drinks. We ordered pasta and a pizza requesting no olives on the pizza. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dmcdi
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I ate at VIA UNO Cucina as part of a large rehearsal dinner (20+ people) on August 31. The food was ok but nothing special - pizza crust was dry and the pasta was too salty. The service was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. One of the waitresses...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank newy0rker2015
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Very nice Italian restaurant, located just outside of Half Moon Bay, easy to get to from many of the hotels in the area. They have a wonderful menu, but we decided to get the special, which has your salad, your pasta, your main dish, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dave L
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We re travelling north and picked this due to the proximity of our motel.It was fantastic! Wonderful pizza cooked in a wood fired oven. Bellismo! Salad one of the tastiest I ve had with parmesan walnuts and pear. Tiramisu sublime. Delicious primitive wine. If we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ItalianophileYarm
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

In an otherwise vapid landscape of cuisine, this place is an EXCEPTIONALLY high quality and authentic Italian experience. We have dined around the area this week and I cannot underscore how superior this restaurant is in food quality, ambience, service, and overall quality of experience...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

When I ask for "burned pizza", I mean burned pizza and not something that resembles and old man's derriere. Surprisingly the sauce on the pizza was also somewhat salty. And I like salty... Service was friendly, but did not make up for the average food....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank GourmandTrashPanda
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We spent a quiet Tuesday night in a motel in Half Moon Bay -- starting a trip down the coast. We had no idea what we would find in the area for dinner. Along the highway one restaurant stood out. It was Via Uno --...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HPGB
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I’ve been traveling to Italy twice a year for the past decade, and I appreciate real, authentic Italian food. Via Uno serves some of the finest Italian food in the Bay Area! The family atmosphere is tranquil and relaxing, and offers the option of indoor...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WARREN R
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