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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (87 reviews)
“grilled pear” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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...More

Thank Marisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank zepaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by a local patron. The gourmet pizza and fresh salad went well with a nice bottle of wine. We highly recommend It's Italia for dining in or take out.

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Cute little Italian place. The daily special was fettuccine/pesto, and it was super. Also had the wood fired Margarita pizza. It was good, but I've had a lot better pizza at Italian places. I'd just get the pasta next time.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Best place for endless mimosas and stake and eggs brunch. Their home made focaccia is amazing. we also loved popovers and coffee.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was everything we look for in a romantic, celebratory meal. Our server, Peter, was great, and the restaurant itself was set up like a fine dining restaurant should be. Their was always backup, tables were cleared promptly but not forcefully, the chef was running...More

Thank Stephanie l
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Every so often you return to a favorite restaurant that you have been to many times expecting a great meal... and for what ever reason it totally let's you down. The service was to par ... very attentive and friendly.., and at moments very apologetic...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went to It's Italia for dinner last night. We started with a smoked burrata appetizer with a grilled peach, mostarda and crispy pancetta on a crouton--a great combination! We had a scallop pasta with 3 huge scallops surrounded by a roasted tomato pasta--the scallops were...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We headed to Half Moon Bay on a hot day, hoping to find a good lunch along with some cool weather. We found both. We read the reviews of It's Italia and saw the outside dining area. The prices were in line with all the...More

Thank mrpeterssports
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The timing of our visit to Half Moon Bay allowed two of us a both late lunch and a dinner visit to It's Italia - revealing that the evening's dinner rush is a challenge. Happily, the food didn't suffer. Our lunch Flower Market pizza was...More

Thank PeeWang
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Deb H
4 June 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
12 December 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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