Cetrella Inc

★★★★★
  • 845 Main St

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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  • 650-726-4090

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We came here for a friend's 21st birthday. Holy crap was I surprised by the prices. We ended up just drinking wine by the fire and having some appetizers. My husband had a few bites of the rabbit that another friend was eating and thought it was really good. Nice atmosphere inside, one of those "special occasion" kinda places.

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We came here for a friend's 21st birthday. Holy crap was I surprised by the prices. We ended up just drinking wine by the fire and having some appetizers. My husband had a few bites of the rabbit that another friend was eating and thought it was really good. Nice atmosphere inside, one of those "special occasion" kinda places.

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Cetrella is a three-star European Bistro which blends casual elegance with rustic charm, reminiscent of a Tuscan villa with cozy stone fireplaces and sun-lit terraces. It is a Mediterranean dream come true and one of the best restaurants

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Cetrella is a three-star European Bistro which blends casual elegance with rustic charm, reminiscent of a Tuscan villa with cozy stone fireplaces and sun-lit terraces. It is a Mediterranean dream come true and one of the best restaurants

Pros: Mouth wateringly delicious dishes in Half Moon Bay

Cons: There are absolutely none

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Friendly wait staff.\r
Attentive owner who came by our table a couple times to talk.\r
Produce is from the local farms.\r
Menu had something for everyone. \r
Crabonara was wonderful!!!\r
I recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

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Friendly wait staff.\r
Attentive owner who came by our table a couple times to talk.\r
Produce is from the local farms.\r
Menu had something for everyone. \r
Crabonara was wonderful!!!\r
I recommend this restaurant to everyone!!

Pros: Diverse menu, local produce

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Its the one of 2 great restaurants on the Coastside (Cafe Gibralter is the other) and the area just isnt the same without it

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★★★★★

Its the one of 2 great restaurants on the Coastside (Cafe Gibralter is the other) and the area just isnt the same without it

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Well, to be honest I don't really know this place. I'm just testing the site from a facebook connect account.

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★★★★★

Well, to be honest I don't really know this place. I'm just testing the site from a facebook connect account.

Pros: great customer service

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This place is always a dining experience! The dishes are unique, innovative, beautiful and most of all delicious. Service is warm and attentive, not in the least bit pretentious. They even have live jazz on the weekends.

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★★★★☆

This place is always a dining experience! The dishes are unique, innovative, beautiful and most of all delicious. Service is warm and attentive, not in the least bit pretentious. They even have live jazz on the weekends.

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Wow. A great place to go for a relaxing and upscale dining experience. With a plate of free olives offered right when you sit down there really is no better place to celebrate a special occasion with the family. Although it can get a little expensive its well worth it with wonderful food and speedy service.

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Wow. A great place to go for a relaxing and upscale dining experience. With a plate of free olives offered right when you sit down there really is no better place to celebrate a special occasion with the family. Although it can get a little expensive its well worth it with wonderful food and speedy service.

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A dining experience not to be missed. The selection of Mediterranean foods had something for everyone's liking. The large wine list made pairing an entree and wine very easy. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and added a touch of elegance to our dining experience. We enjoyed the jazz bank playing in the background.

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A dining experience not to be missed. The selection of Mediterranean foods had something for everyone's liking. The large wine list made pairing an entree and wine very easy. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and added a touch of elegance to our dining experience. We enjoyed the jazz bank playing in the background.

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Ate here last Saturday night and won't be back. Our clueless, deer-in-the-headlights server took 5 minutes to bring us water (which arrived with no ice), 10 minutes more to bring bread, and (after several requests) another 5 or 10 to bring

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★★★★★

Ate here last Saturday night and won't be back. Our clueless, deer-in-the-headlights server took 5 minutes to bring us water (which arrived with no ice), 10 minutes more to bring bread, and (after several requests) another 5 or 10 to bring

Pros: wine list, nice dining room

Cons: terrible service, lousy cook

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Service was really gruff a not effecient. Not enough servers. Food was OK, nothing special. We were there several years ago and the food was better and the ambience much different ( and better!) They remodeled and it's not as warm and

3
★★★★★

Service was really gruff a not effecient. Not enough servers. Food was OK, nothing special. We were there several years ago and the food was better and the ambience much different ( and better!) They remodeled and it's not as warm and

Pros: good parking; live music on weekends;

Cons: too pricey for what it is; poor service

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the menu, great variety of flavors in the dishes we had....My husband had the duck (delicious) and I had the skate. We were happy to try something new! They obviously have many influences in their

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★★★★★

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the menu, great variety of flavors in the dishes we had....My husband had the duck (delicious) and I had the skate. We were happy to try something new! They obviously have many influences in their

Pros: Beautiful restaurant, very friendly and delicious food!

Cons: This restaurant is a little far for us, but worth the drive...

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I had a Sunday brunch at the restaurant with my husband. The atmosphere was very nice. Most of the customers were elder. It was a bit more expensive (Branch menu price was between $12 and $17) than what I wanted it, so maybe that

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I had a Sunday brunch at the restaurant with my husband. The atmosphere was very nice. Most of the customers were elder. It was a bit more expensive (Branch menu price was between $12 and $17) than what I wanted it, so maybe that

Pros: Food

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My husband took me here for our anniversary and I was quite impressed with the food and service. I had not known of this restaurant - and it was lovely inside both romantic and cozy. We shared two appetizers, the sardines and the hamachi

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My husband took me here for our anniversary and I was quite impressed with the food and service. I had not known of this restaurant - and it was lovely inside both romantic and cozy. We shared two appetizers, the sardines and the hamachi

Pros: Great ambiance, unique menu

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I used their online form to order a gift card for a friend. They were completely unprofessional, lost the order, send my credit card info all over the net without security. You will be happier if you take your business elsewhere.

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I used their online form to order a gift card for a friend. They were completely unprofessional, lost the order, send my credit card info all over the net without security. You will be happier if you take your business elsewhere.

Cons: unprofessional, not suitable for business dinners,

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We had very attentive service from our waiter. The menu had a very interesting selection, which I enjoyed. I forgot exactly what but it was some kind of wild game tartare, not for the non-adventurous but it was indeed tasty.

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We had very attentive service from our waiter. The menu had a very interesting selection, which I enjoyed. I forgot exactly what but it was some kind of wild game tartare, not for the non-adventurous but it was indeed tasty.

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It was a very great experience, from the appetizer till the after meal wine and dessert, the mix texture of flavour is fantastic, briliant, a little bit flaw on the presentation.\r
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great ambiance and architecture design , very warm and

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It was a very great experience, from the appetizer till the after meal wine and dessert, the mix texture of flavour is fantastic, briliant, a little bit flaw on the presentation.\r
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great ambiance and architecture design , very warm and

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sometimes (most of the times) they have really random stuff on the menu... random meaning if you're a picky eater - forget it! BUT i would recommend eating in the bar area. there's a smaller menu, but they have a burger on the menu that's

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★★★★★

sometimes (most of the times) they have really random stuff on the menu... random meaning if you're a picky eater - forget it! BUT i would recommend eating in the bar area. there's a smaller menu, but they have a burger on the menu that's

Pros: beautiful place though!

Cons: werid things on menu, not for kids

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I will never understand why this restaurant is on the top 100 list. Food is marginally imaginative, but hardley what any one wants to eat. I went with a large party, and half of us could not find anything that was appealling. Service

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★★★★★

I will never understand why this restaurant is on the top 100 list. Food is marginally imaginative, but hardley what any one wants to eat. I went with a large party, and half of us could not find anything that was appealling. Service

Pros: Beautiful Restaurant

Cons: Menu, Service, Loud

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The building and dinning room are quite nice, but the service and overall feel just isn't up to the level of other places in the same price range. The service is very slow and most of the employees are not friendly. At the price level

3
★★★★★

The building and dinning room are quite nice, but the service and overall feel just isn't up to the level of other places in the same price range. The service is very slow and most of the employees are not friendly. At the price level

Pros: Decor

Cons: service, price

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the food was great! really fantastic. the service was decent- not perfect, but not bad. ambience was nice, especailly once the live jazz started.

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★★★★★

the food was great! really fantastic. the service was decent- not perfect, but not bad. ambience was nice, especailly once the live jazz started.

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We spent the day in Half Moon Bay and stumbled upon Cetrella - what a fantastic find! The food was amazing and service was great - not too pushy. Very nice atmosphere. We would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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We spent the day in Half Moon Bay and stumbled upon Cetrella - what a fantastic find! The food was amazing and service was great - not too pushy. Very nice atmosphere. We would highly recommend this restaurant!!

Pros: Superb Food, Attentive Service, Romantic Atmosphere

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This restaurant ruined our evening. Theyve made the Top 100 and now feel they can take advantage. Wedged us into a table against the wall. The waiter knew nothing and took forever. We had to get our own forks before our food got cold.

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★★★★★

This restaurant ruined our evening. Theyve made the Top 100 and now feel they can take advantage. Wedged us into a table against the wall. The waiter knew nothing and took forever. We had to get our own forks before our food got cold.

Pros: Food is OK

Cons: Horrid Service, Crowded, Expensive

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Two-way communication is the key here. Our waitress was very attentive and her recommendations were excellent. The Zarzuela stew she suggested was finger-licking good and will feed two ppl if you get a couple of appetizers w/ that.

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Two-way communication is the key here. Our waitress was very attentive and her recommendations were excellent. The Zarzuela stew she suggested was finger-licking good and will feed two ppl if you get a couple of appetizers w/ that.

Pros: Service, Food, Decor

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Cetrella hits all the notes on key. The chef's counter is the best seat in the house, especially mid-week. You just might be surprised with a special treat by the attending chef. Stay for dessert and enjoy the personal chocolate cake.

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Cetrella hits all the notes on key. The chef's counter is the best seat in the house, especially mid-week. You just might be surprised with a special treat by the attending chef. Stay for dessert and enjoy the personal chocolate cake.

Pros: good parking, great environment, romantic setting

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Wow! What a place. My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining at Cetrella several times and each time was more impressed than the last. There is not a bad choice on the menu. If you are a dessert fan, I wouldn't leave without sampling

3
★★★★★

Wow! What a place. My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining at Cetrella several times and each time was more impressed than the last. There is not a bad choice on the menu. If you are a dessert fan, I wouldn't leave without sampling

Pros: Warm Ambiance, Great Jazz, Amazing Menu

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My family had a surprize birthday party for me at the Sunday Brunch. We had a private room which was nice. But there was no brunch. They had a menu of items to select . We had to pay for everything. No pours of champagne included. We

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★★★★★

My family had a surprize birthday party for me at the Sunday Brunch. We had a private room which was nice. But there was no brunch. They had a menu of items to select . We had to pay for everything. No pours of champagne included. We

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I have to admit I ate here on one of the busiest days of the year - Easter Sunday. It was also a fixed price menu, so I didn't have much choice of entree. Food was very good, but it was a 30 minute wait for dessert (no exaggeration).

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I have to admit I ate here on one of the busiest days of the year - Easter Sunday. It was also a fixed price menu, so I didn't have much choice of entree. Food was very good, but it was a 30 minute wait for dessert (no exaggeration).

Pros: Great food, Location, Atmosphere

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I think that Cetrella Bistro and Cafe is very
creative with local ingredients--the artichokes,
fava beans, local fish. They really showcase the
best of the bay area with a coastal Mediterranean
flair.

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★★★★★

I think that Cetrella Bistro and Cafe is very
creative with local ingredients--the artichokes,
fava beans, local fish. They really showcase the
best of the bay area with a coastal Mediterranean
flair.

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It was Thanks Giving dinner (fixed menu), the price $35/head.

Half way through the dinner, we hear a complaint from the next table that the food was not what was in the menu.

Not knowing the traditional food and all, we just ate it but

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★★★★★

It was Thanks Giving dinner (fixed menu), the price $35/head.

Half way through the dinner, we hear a complaint from the next table that the food was not what was in the menu.

Not knowing the traditional food and all, we just ate it but

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Located in a renovated warehouse in Half Moon Bay, Cetrella brings fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to the coast. With exposed beams and soaring ceilings, the restaurant features soothing Tuscan colors, a huge fireplace, and an

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Located in a renovated warehouse in Half Moon Bay, Cetrella brings fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to the coast. With exposed beams and soaring ceilings, the restaurant features soothing Tuscan colors, a huge fireplace, and an

Pros: Good parking, Exhibition kitchen, Adventurous wine list

Cons: Trek to Half Moon Bay

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Dining at Cetrella is always a wonderful experience for me. The wine cellar is awesome, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is great. I dined on the Mixed Field Greens with Sliced Green Apples Crumbled Point Reyes Blue

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Dining at Cetrella is always a wonderful experience for me. The wine cellar is awesome, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is great. I dined on the Mixed Field Greens with Sliced Green Apples Crumbled Point Reyes Blue

Pros: inventive food, wine list, live jazz

Cons: prices

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After hearing the rave reviews, my husband and I decided to have Sunday Brunch at Cetrella. Before sitting-- I thought it would be the perfect place to hold private parties-- that is until I had a chance to experience the service and food.

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★★★★★

After hearing the rave reviews, my husband and I decided to have Sunday Brunch at Cetrella. Before sitting-- I thought it would be the perfect place to hold private parties-- that is until I had a chance to experience the service and food.

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Had dinner there Saturday, November 30th. I had the sea bass and my husband had the spaghettini. As a finisher, we had a selection of cheeses and sauterne. I recommend the restaurant for the food and the ambience but not for the service

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★★★★★

Had dinner there Saturday, November 30th. I had the sea bass and my husband had the spaghettini. As a finisher, we had a selection of cheeses and sauterne. I recommend the restaurant for the food and the ambience but not for the service

Pros: Great parking, Great ambience, Better than good food

Cons: SERVICE

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We have been to Cetrella several times and I am amazed at the consistently wonderful service and excellent fare. Try their seafood dishes. I am a huge fan of the Cioppino style stew. Actually, all the entrees I've tried were tasty with

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★★★★★

We have been to Cetrella several times and I am amazed at the consistently wonderful service and excellent fare. Try their seafood dishes. I am a huge fan of the Cioppino style stew. Actually, all the entrees I've tried were tasty with

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I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Cetrella. I was a lone diner and the waiter did everything to make me feel at home. However, the food was not as good as I expected. Maybe it's just what I ordered. I ordered the zarzuela (Spanish style

3
★★★★★

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Cetrella. I was a lone diner and the waiter did everything to make me feel at home. However, the food was not as good as I expected. Maybe it's just what I ordered. I ordered the zarzuela (Spanish style

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Have been to Cetrella many times and love it! Love the food, people and Mojitos!

3
★★★★★

Have been to Cetrella many times and love it! Love the food, people and Mojitos!

Pros: Paul S.

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Read about this place in San Francisco Magazine which gave it 3 stars. It didn't disappoint. Try the Mojitos in the bar! Had to wait, but got a seat next to the fireplace. I had basil pesto for an appetizer and short ribs, and my wife

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★★★★★

Read about this place in San Francisco Magazine which gave it 3 stars. It didn't disappoint. Try the Mojitos in the bar! Had to wait, but got a seat next to the fireplace. I had basil pesto for an appetizer and short ribs, and my wife

Pros: short ribs, fireplace, service

Cons: busy

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What a lousy restaurant experience! There was nothing cozy about the cavernous space with a cold draft blowing through the restaurant.... and the cioppino - tasteless broth is more like it. And the wait staff seem to think their

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★★★★★

What a lousy restaurant experience! There was nothing cozy about the cavernous space with a cold draft blowing through the restaurant.... and the cioppino - tasteless broth is more like it. And the wait staff seem to think their

Pros: empty parking lot

Cons: empty parking lot

 

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