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Cetrella Bistro and Cafe - CLOSED

845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
+1 650-726-4090
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Always welcoming and friendly, consistently high quality food and wines. A nice, relatively quiet atmosphere where you can actually speak and be heard across the table. I like the fireplace and have never been uncomfortably hot or cold, unlike another reviewer. We come here for...More

Thank BeachDog32842
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Came with friends for a special occasion. Dining area dominated by fire place which was belting out a lot of heat which made our meal very uncomfortable. We opened some windows but were asked to close them by folks behind who were "cold" Typical appitizers...More

1  Thank Corcodav
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Varried menu with eclectic combinations. I had diver scallops with risoto, bok choy and turmips that came with it and. turned out very tasty. The marscipone cheese was not a good compliment. My wife had salmon that was also good with turnips...More

Thank bruceski88
Reviewed 25 November 2012 via mobile

There are not very many restaurants open on thanksgiving but this place is. We were very happy with our meals on Thursday. The food was fresh, creative, and not too overdone. I did not feel the same feeling of "I'm going to explode any minute"...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 October 2012

So most locals will tell you to stay away from this place, that it has been mis-managed in the past. We took a chance and hosted a business dinner here simply because it has great private rooms. The ambiance is very charming and tuscan in...More

1  Thank WBS4EVER
Reviewed 17 June 2012

While it's correct that the menu isn't as broad as some place in San Francisco, something from pasta to fish to chops to duck to beef is available but the sauces are what make the food. After nibbling the entire table's orders, I can say...More

1  Thank Nail56
Reviewed 1 June 2012

I found this place on opentable and loved the reviews that I read there. The building is beautiful, on a corner in Half Moon Bay. The ambiance is very elegant at Cetrella, we were seated in the dining room by the fireplace. The night we...More

1  Thank syrahgirl
Reviewed 27 May 2012

greate service, house wine a winner, halibut was very good

Thank Brent K
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The food is excellent. The atmosphere is excellent. I could have deducted a star because I called ahead to say I was celebrating my fiances birthday and I wanted something special done. The reservationist noted it, but when we showed up - nothing was ever...More

1  Thank Rei A
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Cute place with its own parking lot, a huge wine list, and a nice variety of entrees. Food was excellent. Didn't wanto be too sleepy, so just ordered two glasses of wine--excellent and just the right amount. Interesting flavors and mixes of food--will try a...More

Thank MarcT58
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-2117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-4090
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