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“Great food; great service; beautiful location”
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Mezza Luna
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Capistrano
Transit: Samtrans
Description: 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.
Ukiah, California
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food; great service; beautiful location”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We ate there two nights in a row, once to see if we wanted to have our wedding dinner there and once to host our guests after the wedding. I enjoyed what I had the first night so much that I ordered it again on night # 2. Not one clunker among the ten of us. Bravo!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Al J
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Marin County, CA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We got right in. Good selection. Basic Italian food and good portions. Ambience is so-so but functional. A good choice for dinner.

Visited March 2014
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Half Moon Bay, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mezza Luna, Princeton”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Mezza Luna is the best restaurant in Half Moon Bay. It is Italian, but best steak on the coast. I only lived 1 mile from restaurant and went there many times. Atmosphere, service and people -- just the best. Would recommend highly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank pfalken
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san francisco
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simple Perfect Italian”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

One of my 'go to' restaurants for special occasions, but have also enjoyed a casual lunch. This restaurant features southern Italian (Calabrian) dishes with the best house made sausage, nice wine selection, beautiful bar in the larger dining room complete with the ambiance of a large fireplace. Often, tables are set for family gatherings italian style, and the happiness from these gatherings is contagious much like what is found in restaurants in Italy. If you want a veal dish, there are at least 3 on the menu. Menu is concise and meaningful - EVERYTHING looks delicious: Pizza's, Pasta's, Antipasti plates, fish, meats. I have had the pizza Calabrese, Salmon, Veal Romantico, antipasti. The wait staff is excellent and attentive. I would say this is unpretentious environment, excellent food at very reasonable prices.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank N G
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San Francisco
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood, huge & a bit noisy”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Superbly grilled seafood platter: scallops, salmon, shrimp, and a white fish. Also nicely split for two salad fresh ingredients topped with shaved fennel. Fast & efficient service despite a large, fully occupied dining room. Excellent selection of wines

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank bsmithSanFrancisco
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