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Mezza Luna

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459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (Capistrano)
+1 650-728-8108
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Original Italian tastes paired with great service. We come most Sunday afternoons for the Jazz Concerts at Sam's or the Bach Dynamite/Dancing Society events. Look at the menu board to the right as you enter the lobby - these are their daily featured special meals. Usually lists their special soup, salad, fish, and/or meat featured item that day. Go with... More 

Thank Jerry C
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mezza Luna offers it all, wonderful seafood, delicious pasta, tasty coffee and a great atmosphere right near the Pacific Ocean. This is southern Italian food at its best. Check the menu for the catch of the day. Mezza Luna is both a cafe and a restaurant. The cafe is open daily opening at 7 a.m. The restaurant is open between... More 

Thank Sandra M
Half Moon Bay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. My wife and I are big fans of Italian food, and this place does it justice. Great service, good selection of wines, and excellent food!

Thank travel_rambler
Fair Oaks, California
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked the food we got here. We had salads and veal. We got it to go so I can't say a lot about the service, except they did a great job of packing it up to take and everything was hot and tasty back in our rooms.

Thank Pudditat
Omaha, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I do not usually order drinks when out for dinner on vacation. Sometimes service might not be the best. Not at Mezza Luna. Berta was soooo sweet. We were not hovered over but well attended to. The lasagna was like my Italian grandmothers. The Vulcano dessert was decadent. I should have saved a piece of bread to... More 

Thank Sebastian T
Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What you would get at a typical Italian restaurant. It's alright but nothing to write home about. Portions were small but the space is quaint.

Thank Haids L
Alameda, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have enjoyed Mezza Luna for many years. She was a professional chief and I just enjoy the food. It is definitely the best Italian restaurant on the beach and I find the staff warm. I really enjoy the pasta carbonara. It's like having the flavor of bacon and eggs in a pasta dish. I would also... More 

Thank bbbolla
Grapevine, Texas
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have cravings for the pollo satin bocca and chamomile grappa, and love the ambiance in the bar! Authentic and yummy all the time, you can count on great ears here!

Thank bnbyoung
San Jose, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stormy, stormy day. After taking a long, long walk in the pouring rain we went back to our amazing room at the Beach House Hotel and got dry clothes on. Poured over our options for dinner and decided Mezza Luna sounded perfect. We drove there (so as not to have to sit and eat dinner soaking wet). We were put... More 

1 Thank Laura S
Moss Beach, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

All the ingredients are fresh and everything is homemade. The wait staff are very helpful. Don't miss the tiramisu!

Thank tina1649

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 12:30
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
Mezzaluna Restaurant is located in the historic Princeton Landing building (which was built in 1908). The harbor town of Princeton By The Sea is located 20 miles south of San Francisco. In this scenic area of Half Moon Bay, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, you can experience breathtaking coastal views and marvel at the giants waves of Mavericks surf spot.

We provide nothing but the highest quality of meat, fish, produce, pasta and local fresh ingredients. Mezzaluna is continually awarded as Best Restaurant on the Coast and Best Customer Service. In 2012, Mezza Luna was awarded "Favorite Italian Restaurant" and in 2013 awarded "Favorite Overall Restaurant" and "Favorite Italian Restaurant" by the coastside community and the readers of the Half Moon Bay Review. In 2014 Mezza Luna was awarded by Open Table the "Dinners Choice Award". But it doesn't take an award to prove the quality and consistency of the great food, service and wine... You must experience it for yourself.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?