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“Our favorite "go to"”
Review of It's Italia

It's Italia
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Ranked #3 of 103 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mill Street
Transit: 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.
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.
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong with the food and desserts here. The ambiance, indoor and out, is outstanding. The wait staff are remarkable.

We had blueberry pie a la mode that was SO worth the indulgence. Carbonara is fantastic and richer than any I've ever had.
Mushroom risotto (wow)!!!!

Clean and tasteful decor. We drive over the hill just to have lunch here and then walk through the shops.

Thank D5347WLangelah
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant located in "downtown" Half Moon Bay. Had a party of 12 and sat outside in the courtyard. Many options on the menu and wine list, good service, delicious food. It's Italia has it all!!

Thank Robin T
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Just returned from lunch at this restaurant. Wonderful!!! The food was delicious, Minestrone followed by the chicken panini. The menu concentrates on Northern Italian food with a wide selection to choose from. You won't be disappointed. Also our server was very nice. Polite, good personality, and efficient.

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Thank Lydia C
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We ate here for dinner one night when we were passing through Half Moon Bay. I ordered a garden salad, which I did not like at all. The veggies they had in the salad did not taste good together and a few of them I just did not like at all. I do like a hearty salad so I found this disappointing. My mom ordered a veggie pizza, which was absolutely wonderful.
Also, they seem like a popular place so they fill up quickly. I recommend you make a reservation. Our only issue with the place was that because of the crowds and poor acoustics it was loud and we had to practically yell to hear each other. Thankfully, we got there right when people were beginning to leave so it quieted down after a bit.

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Thank Marisa F
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Warning It's Italia will overwhelm your taste buds with amazing flavors. Try the breakfast pizza (served anytime of the day). This pizza is tastebuds having sex! Great thin crunchy crust, arugula, fried egg cooked medium, pancetta, and potatoes. I am a pizza addict and know good pizza from all over the world and this place makes killer good pie. The potatoes on a pizza is not the strangest topping I have had but it is one of the best with the combo of their ingredients. They also make a fabulous Salmon salad that is loaded with olives, potatoes, eggs, and other goodies.

Thank zepaman
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