Mezza Luna Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 459 Prospect Way

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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  • 650-728-8108

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Sun 11:30am-9:30pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm

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We drive up from south San Jose, and this is one of the restaurants that we really enjoy visiting. SOOOOOO good. everything that we have tried............makes me hungry just thinking about it!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

We drive up from south San Jose, and this is one of the restaurants that we really enjoy visiting. SOOOOOO good. everything that we have tried............makes me hungry just thinking about it!!!!!!!

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After our long day, we were ready for a hearty seafood dinner. Mezza Luna is an Italian restaurant with some yummy surf and some turf dishes as well. The ambiance was comfortable and inviting. We were greeted by our Italian-speaking waiter with a Betty Boop tie. :D The bread is the kind of rustic bread you can't wait to dive into once they set it onto your table. The food is simple and satisfying, but the portions are a bit small! I had the Zuppa del Pescatore, fresh assorted seafood sauted n white wine, tomato and saffron broth (18.50). It was a bunch of assorted seafood (octopus, mussles, clams, prawns, and calamari) in a thin but tasty broth. My brother had the red snapper w/ capers special. My parents shared the catch-of-the-day mixed grill for two which came with two big slabs of grilled salmon and sea bass (my fav!) with green beans and polenta on the side ($39). For dessert, I had the torte of the day which turned out to be black forest cake. Ooh, it was so moist and chocolatey with whole black cherries in the filling and a thin layer of almond paste in the middle. Delicious!

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★★★★☆

After our long day, we were ready for a hearty seafood dinner. Mezza Luna is an Italian restaurant with some yummy surf and some turf dishes as well. The ambiance was comfortable and inviting. We were greeted by our Italian-speaking waiter with a Betty Boop tie. :D The bread is the kind of rustic bread you can't wait to dive into once they set it onto your table. The food is simple and satisfying, but the portions are a bit small! I had the Zuppa del Pescatore, fresh assorted seafood sauted n white wine, tomato and saffron broth (18.50). It was a bunch of assorted seafood (octopus, mussles, clams, prawns, and calamari) in a thin but tasty broth. My brother had the red snapper w/ capers special. My parents shared the catch-of-the-day mixed grill for two which came with two big slabs of grilled salmon and sea bass (my fav!) with green beans and polenta on the side ($39). For dessert, I had the torte of the day which turned out to be black forest cake. Ooh, it was so moist and chocolatey with whole black cherries in the filling and a thin layer of almond paste in the middle. Delicious!

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This place is great for both big parties and romantic dates. The food is great, very Italian. The food is a little bit on the pricey side, but it is worth it.

4
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This place is great for both big parties and romantic dates. The food is great, very Italian. The food is a little bit on the pricey side, but it is worth it.

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A friend who is also a local took us here for dinner and we were quite pleased. Everything from the appetizers to the main dish was wonderful. The service was the best. A place I would highly recommend.

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A friend who is also a local took us here for dinner and we were quite pleased. Everything from the appetizers to the main dish was wonderful. The service was the best. A place I would highly recommend.

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well, it was a Sunday night, and I needed to get out, and treat myself. I did just that, and the Mezza Luna, was appropriate. It would have also been suitable for any other occasion, especially a date. Anyhow, I had the Calamari, which was

3
★★★★★

well, it was a Sunday night, and I needed to get out, and treat myself. I did just that, and the Mezza Luna, was appropriate. It would have also been suitable for any other occasion, especially a date. Anyhow, I had the Calamari, which was

Pros: All-around great.

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We've been coming to the Mez since 1997 when they used to be a hole in the wall dive joint off Hwy 1. They've long since been in their current location, the renovated Princeton Inn, that also has a large room w/ fireplace and bar that can be used for large private parties. Very cozy. As discerning diners who truly prefer our home-cooked meals over anything else, we sometimes refer to the Mez as 'our second dining room'. We love the service and attention from long time host, Rita. Giovanni, Roberto and the other guy who owns the place have done an excellent job in keeping the specials interesting, the quality of the food top notch, and ensuring excellent service. Alas the tiramisu is sometimes watery (though delicious), the creme brulee is reliably bland. But since our focus is on the main course, it's no big deal. The capuccino is tops!

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★★★★☆

We've been coming to the Mez since 1997 when they used to be a hole in the wall dive joint off Hwy 1. They've long since been in their current location, the renovated Princeton Inn, that also has a large room w/ fireplace and bar that can be used for large private parties. Very cozy. As discerning diners who truly prefer our home-cooked meals over anything else, we sometimes refer to the Mez as 'our second dining room'. We love the service and attention from long time host, Rita. Giovanni, Roberto and the other guy who owns the place have done an excellent job in keeping the specials interesting, the quality of the food top notch, and ensuring excellent service. Alas the tiramisu is sometimes watery (though delicious), the creme brulee is reliably bland. But since our focus is on the main course, it's no big deal. The capuccino is tops!

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First of all, I love Italians. They're warm, passionate and gracious...just like Mezza Luna. My wife, friends and family have eaten there for years...you could eat there everyday, twice a day even...say that for most restaurants! OK, I

3
★★★★★

First of all, I love Italians. They're warm, passionate and gracious...just like Mezza Luna. My wife, friends and family have eaten there for years...you could eat there everyday, twice a day even...say that for most restaurants! OK, I

Pros: quality, service, value

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Our family has been enjoying the excellent food, cheerful service and ambiance of Mezza Luna for years. For us, there is no comparision to other dining establishments on the Coastside. The freshness and quality of the food and wine is

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Our family has been enjoying the excellent food, cheerful service and ambiance of Mezza Luna for years. For us, there is no comparision to other dining establishments on the Coastside. The freshness and quality of the food and wine is

Pros: Quality, Freshness, Excellent seafood

Cons: , Excellent service, none

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Great food, wonderful and warm atmosphere. Works for special occassions, and for everyday too.

3
★★★★★

Great food, wonderful and warm atmosphere. Works for special occassions, and for everyday too.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Value

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I have been eating at ML for the past 10 years, and I will continue for the next 100. A favorite of locals, and being voted Best of the Coast for the past several years is a clear indication of the food and service. A great place for kids,

3
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I have been eating at ML for the past 10 years, and I will continue for the next 100. A favorite of locals, and being voted Best of the Coast for the past several years is a clear indication of the food and service. A great place for kids,

Pros: Service, Ambiance, Freshness

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Mezza Luna is tucked off of Highway 1 next to the HMB Brewery. Busy on Sat. night, we waited about 40min for table, a party at the bar forced us to walk for our cocktails. Started off with an arugula salad and bruschetta, both were

3
★★★★★

Mezza Luna is tucked off of Highway 1 next to the HMB Brewery. Busy on Sat. night, we waited about 40min for table, a party at the bar forced us to walk for our cocktails. Started off with an arugula salad and bruschetta, both were

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for us and the kids. We had two toddlers with us. It was a busy night, but I asked for a plain pizza for the little ones to be brought BEFORE our appetizzers and entrees. It was brought almost last. You know kids and patience. Service

3
★★★★★

for us and the kids. We had two toddlers with us. It was a busy night, but I asked for a plain pizza for the little ones to be brought BEFORE our appetizzers and entrees. It was brought almost last. You know kids and patience. Service

Pros: Salmon ravioli

Cons: Service, Prices

 

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