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“Delicious pasta and salad”
Review of It's Italia

It's Italia
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Ranked #3 of 103 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mill Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a long hike and just fancied pasta and salad. I ordered the mushroom and chicken pasta and my wife the butternut squash salad, and we shared. Everything was just perfect. Friendly place with efficient service. Pleasant ambience. They have a few local beer on tap. Recommended

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love dining at It's Italia in downtown Half Moon Bay. Located on Historic Main Street, It's Italia boasts fresh flavors and attentive service. We almost always start with the lamb meatballs, and have sampled a variety of entrees. Some of the standouts include the capellini pomodoro, the fettuccine pesto with grilled chicken, the ribeye steak, and the hand-tossed pizza!

The homemade bread is not to be missed -- but don't fill up!. Service in the restaurant and at the bar has always been friendly and welcoming. Locals get a discount on Tuesdays.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The seafood risotto is really good. You can feel the freshness of the ingredients. Service is really good as well. I am certainly coming back once I have a chance.

1  Thank André L
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The chef really knows how to use ingredients to make great tasting pizza. We had the Montara Mountain pizza. Delicious....

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to It’s Italia. Great location with staff providing excellent service. Food was tasty and prices were reasonable.

Thank Patrick M
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