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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (91 reviews)
“salad” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Its Italia always delivers. The menu is always seasonal and no matter who is eating theres always something.From fresh salads, that with the addition of a protein, can be a meal, scrumptious pasta and choices from sea and land, whatever I want to eat is...More

Thank ShaunFFung
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Ate here twice on our visit to Half Moon Bay. The pasta was excellent. The wedge salad with bacon was one of the best I've ever had. Will definitely return.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The pizza and salads are very good here. You will find creative pizza combinations that you won't find in other pizza restaurants. There is outdoor dinning with fire places and heat lamps. Most of the time the staff is good, once in awhile you can...More

Thank anna e
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This wasn't my first meal at It's Italia; in fact, it was probably my 30th visit. I've never had a bad meal there, or even gone away feeling so-so about the food or service. But this risotto was To Die For, and therefore deserves its...More

Thank Shauna0829
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Beautiful!!! Great menu with many options for smaller plates. Good wine list, friendly service. Everything we ordered was great. We went back a second time and it was packed, so we had to order to go and take it back to the room. Still wonderful....More

Thank janet a
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We are visiting from England and driving down Highway 1. We stopped for lunch and randomly picked this restaurant as it was pretty full on a Monday lunchtime which is always a good sign. We were so glad we made this choice as the food...More

Thank hildamay1
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Fresh and delicious with breathtaking atmosphere. Excellent food and variety for your choice. Servers warm and friendly. Beautiful outdoor seating with multiple fireplaces and relaxing décor to add to the experience. A great stop for out lunch at Half Moon Bay.

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 3 May 2015

On our recent trip to Half Moon Bay our threesome had dinner at Its Italia. Initially, finding a parking place was difficult, and I was concerned that we were illegally parked (the signs were ambiguous). Our reservations were right on and we were seated promptly;...More

Thank michbren
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We decided to stop at Half Moon Bay whilst traveling Highway One. We came across Its Italia as we wandered down the Main Street. We enjoyed the service, the range of food on the menu and the general atmosphere. The choice of inside or patio...More

Thank Alastair T
Reviewed 13 April 2015

This eatery has a wide selection of fresh, inventively prepared and fun food, all presented in with a bit of flair. We loved the entire dining experience and would eat here again for sure. The server was very cheery and knowledgeable about the menu. The...More

Thank Alice W
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Questions & Answers
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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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