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“Satisfying, not spectacular”

Mezza Luna Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capistrano
Transit: Samtrans
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.
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Based on the stellar reviews, my son and I gave Mezza Luna a go last evening. My son ordered the lasagna and I the veal piccata. The food was good, but not exceptional. I found the veal was tender with mild flavor. The lasagna had more pasta than average and less meat; the flavor was heavy with anise but pleasant. I asked the waiter to pair a glass of house wine to my meal... ummm, he brought me a very ordinary pinot grigio.... hmmm, well okay.

The wait staff left a lot to be desired. I do believe that our waiter could not have cared less. From not filling the water glass (over 30 min empty) until he finally checked in and I had to ask for more water, to the general "couldn't give a ....hoot" attitude. I asked him about recommendations from the menu and got a generic - "everything's good, so order anything"; I pushed and asked what are the most popular and he treated me like I was an extreme bother. I won't be back.

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Thank Connie E
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We had dinner with family at Mezza Luna. It was our first visit to this restaurant and we were extremely impressed with the quality of foods and service at this restaurant. The antipasti, pasta dishes, entrees, pizza and dessert were all excellent...most notably, the 'Lasagna alla Bolognese' was done to perfection, and the 'Fettucine alla Russo' was also excellent! We really enjoyed our great experience at this restaurant. We took a walk down the coast after dinner and found that was extremely pleasant!

Thank Blues_Rocker
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, as both of our dishes were quite tasty. My husband got a margarita pizza and I got a salad with salmon. Nice atmosphere, quiet with gorgeous views! Staff very friendly!!

Thank travelgal219
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

First timers at Mezza Luna. Got seated right away with open table reservations. Much bigger place than we thought. Enjoyed bruschetta and cocktails before dinner. Both very happy with our entrees. Awesome fresh sourdough. Service was very good. Reasonable prices. Glad we finally tried the place. We will return.

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We came during our anniversary trip, and had a nice meal. The sourdough bread to start was great. We got the meatball appetizer, and it was so flavorful! The sauce was awesome, and the meatballs were great. We also shared the lasagne, which was very similar in flavors, and delicious. Service was good.

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Thank Stephanie l
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