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Mezza Luna

459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
+1 650-728-8108
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (35 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4054
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with a friend. It had been years since I was in the area. But the food was every bit as good as I remembered. I had a perfect Caesar salad, raw egg included, and a subtle taste on anchovy. Then linguine...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Everything is pretty average here. Old, stuffy Italian restaurant with the same old traditional Italian food.

Thank Mary5588
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is a lovely place. There is a casually former feel that is a great change from the coastal fish house motif of most places in Princeton. We went for lunch and returned for dinner the next night. Great staff, great food and a truly...More

1  Thank jbhDGH
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Not sure why other reviewers are saying such nice things about this place. We beg to differ. We found the service to be slow and inattentive, the menu very restrictive (especially for people who don't like shellfish or pork products), the prices way too high,...More

Thank tv40821
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Our family gathered there for a sad occasion but it wasn't sad at all at Mezza Luna! We had a lovely table in a back room with a pretty view and the service was perfect. They knew we weren't in a hurry and needed to...More

Thank LauraJ48
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Picked Mezza Luna because it was close to my lodging, and had interesting specials (not deep-fried) that put it in a different class than the rest of the dining options at Pillar Point. Was very pleasantly surprised, especially since dining solo! Ordered the grilled ahi...More

1  Thank Nlos15
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Excellent food. Great ambience. Homemade pasta dishes a specialty. Love the room with fireplace on cold evenings. Staff is helpful and friendly, but not obsequious. Prices moderate. Tuesday fixed menu specials $9.95, but everyday prices are mid range.

Thank tyree3c
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were invited to a 60th Birthday Party at Mezza Luna. Curtained off private area in restaurant. Excellent and attentive wait staff offered appetizers and drinks from the bar. The food was excellent !! Calamari (lightly fried), pizza bites, salad, salmon or pasta - both...More

Thank calnorth1
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We come here a few times a year and always enjoy the food and location enormously. We usually fly in and walk the short distance from the aircraft parking to the restaurant, only about 100 yards! The seafood salad is out of this world. The...More

Thank FlyingWaldo
Reviewed 25 October 2015

The food here is fantastic. Fresh made with fresh ingredients. Very authentic Italian restaurant with great pasta and seafood. It was so good we went back the second night we were in town.

Thank 64andrewc64
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18 June 2016|
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Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Most people dress casual there. I Googled it, and lunch is served 11:30 - 2:30; dinner is from 5:00 - 9:30.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 94019-4054
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-8108
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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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