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Mezza Luna Restaurant

459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
+1 650-728-8108
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (38 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solid Italian restaurant that has a really warm staff - helpful and often humorous. We have had dinner on the community evening as well -- we enjoyed ourselves with friends from the coastal region. Good food and good wine list.

Thank JeanetteCool
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Grazie for your review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian food! I had the gnocchi and my husband had the pizza. Both were fantastic. Nice view in some spots of the bay in the distance. Seems like a lot of locals frequent this restaurant which says a lot about it too.

Thank Carrie R
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you. Yes, we are the spot for locals and welcome new guests.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and service at prices reflecting good value. The menu features seafood and Italian specialties.

Thank JusticeTraveler23
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wonderful that you had a good experience. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had flown West and it was late, a meal was in order. We were welcomed with open arms. The table d'hote pasta and the featured pizza were outstanding. Orecchiette with ragu and the pizza featured heirloom tomatoes and sausage. Very nice house salad included...More

Thank MontrealDiner52
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a nice review. Grazie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for a business dinner and the food and service were great. I had the lasagna and it did not disappoint. Dessert was also lovely!

Thank Pebs8
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Grazie for your review. Hope you come again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times (my Grandfather, Jack Brophy, built the Princeton Inn in 1907). The food is excellent, but on a busy night you won't be able to have a conversation easily because of the noise level, especially in the side...More

1  Thank haack2017
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. Yes the acoustics can be tough to manage in a historic old building. How interesting you have family history in the Princeton Inn. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

I loved this restaurant. I had the pasta with seafood and the sauce was light and perfect. My son and daughter had a great meal as well. My husband thought his saffron seafood was bland, but the rest of us were happy with our choices.

Thank Rachel G
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. Hope you try us again another time soon.

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Celebrated a BD yesterday and we were treated like rock stars. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. We had the Caprese salad and calamari- both very yummy. For the main entrees - the salmon ravioli & wide noodles with beef - both...More

Thank Elena A
FrittaMistalala, Guest Relations Manager at Mezza Luna Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Surprised to find the restaurant packed on a Monday evening, the bar was also humming. I had pasta and brochette, my friend was a regular with his wife and he ordered the calamari and it looked scrumptious, next time my pick.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited Mezzanine Luna for dinner in the mid-week. We were disappointed to be seated in the back room, away from the harbor. We found the portions to be large but the flavors bland and uninteresting. Service was friendly and timely but overall, I will...More

1  Thank ZionHiker
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Most people dress casual there. I Googled it, and lunch is served 11:30 - 2:30; dinner is from 5:00 - 9:30.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
    (Capistrano)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
  • E-mail
Description
Award winning, fresh and healthy Italian food. Readers Choice first place for best Italian and Overall restaurant in Half Moon Bay. Homemade pastas, pizza and gelato. The best local produce, seafood and quality meat using family recipes. Full bar, oversized fireplace and a short walk to the beach at Princeton Harbor. Romantic getaway for two and private venue for weddings, business and special events. Located only 25 miles from San Francisco off Highway 1, near Half Moon Bay. Private parking lot and street parking available. Favorite restaurant for Half Moon Bay locals.
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