Pasta Moon

Pasta Moon

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Hours
Sun
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mon
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thu
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
₱1,176.00 – ₱2,939.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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One of Half Moon Bay’s most popular restaurants, Pasta Moon is always packed to the gills with locals and tourists filling up on massive portions of he...
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About
A popular destination in Half Moon Bay for 30 years, Pasta Moon Restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine using the freshest local produce available- in fact, easily the finest dining on the coast; (and not the most expensive!). You'll find a cozy setting for lunch or dinner, surrounded by old arched casement windows which once brought light into the Burlingame Public Library, and you'll be served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff.
PRICE RANGE
₱1,176.00 – ₱2,939.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles826 reviews
Excellent
510
Very good
201
Average
69
Poor
30
Terrible
16
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

KCinLG
Los Gatos1396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Not much to say other than it’s ALWAYS a good meal here. They have quite an extensive list of wines as well, but if you decide to bring one yourself, corkage is $35, which is a little steep compared to most places I dine at. They also have a full bar with some yummy cocktails. Parking is easy; there is a stand-alone lot. Restaurant is HUGE with indoor and outdoor dining, but it gets busy, so reservations (via OpenTable) are highly recommended. Staff is friendly and service is always great. This restaurant is fitting for couples, families, and small or large groups. Definitely the best restaurant in town!
Written January 30, 2024
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Francoise B
Antioch25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
We went to Pasta Moon based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was to celebrate our 46th anniversary. They sat us by the fireplace in a cozy corner as requested in our reservation. Nice and helpful server. The restaurant is very popular and it was full. They bring you foccaccia breand and French bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for an amuse-bouche. We started with a fritto misto of calamri, shrimp, olives and red onion. Light and not greasy with two good dips of marinara and aioli. Delicious! Then, we had the roasted chiogga and gold beet salad. A bit disappointing. The pieces of beets were coarse and the burrata could have been sized in half. It was drowning the arugula salad. The fig vinaigrette was tasteless. We have had better beet salad with refined small cuts of beets. For the main dish my pork osso bucco with chanterelle and spinach risotto was out of this world. My husband was a little sad with his wood roasted chicken. We did not get a dessert as 1. we were full and 2. usually all the restaurants we have gone to for our anniversary whether casual or fine dining have offered us a small token of a dessert, a little cake with ice cream, or a small sundae or a couple of scoops of ice cream, in short a gesture to celebrate our anniversary. They did not. It was disappointing. They make enough money on their high prices to afford a couple of scoops of ice cream to make a couple feel good about their celebration. So they lost one star from me on that one for being chintzy. I still would recommend it, but it's not as wowing as reviews made it to be.
Written January 3, 2024
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elizabethgolden
San Luis Obispo County1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Everyone was very friendly and felt embraced by their positivity. They were very busy, so waited for service at times, but was happy spending time with family so felt ok. The waiter worked with chef to make me a flavorful non-dairy pasta entree, which was delicious (as was our appetizer). Delightful experience all around and highly recommend!
Written January 1, 2024
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Susan D
New York City13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
This is one of our favorites in Half Moon Bay. From first course to dessert, everything our table ordered was excellent.
Written October 12, 2023
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale5198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
The restaurant is larger and has a full bar seating section/area. It also offers a more interesting seating arrangement in the large main dining area - did not feel romantic or intimate - modern and colder. The covered patio would be my recommendation - more of an intimate feeling! The menu has a wonderful selection and should offer something for most people. We tried five different dishes and they were all delicious!! The daily special beat salad with burrata cheese and arugula salad was complex and balanced. The calamari and shrimp fry was light and had a lovely peppery undertone. The risotto was rich and the scallops were so tender and perfectly cooked. The puttanesca was robust and so flavorful with a beautiful home made pasta. The walnut and berry desert was delicious and a perfect conclusion. The service was very attentive and the prices were fair! Recommended
Written October 8, 2023
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bstrads
New Washoe City62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
We went here for our anniversary and it was a huge disappointment. We had the calamari appetizer and it was super bland. My husband’s mussels in his pasta were full of grit. My Ahi linguine noodles were like half raw ramen noodles and dry. Then afterwards my husband was sick for two days.
Written September 11, 2023
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clemert h
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 none
When I went inside this eatery, the term "warmth" immediately sprang to me. The incredible variety of comfort food, the warm and attractive environment, the staff's smiles, and the warmth of the owner all contributed to a delightful evening. I had a fantastic pork chop, and the other guests had equally delicious dinners.
Written September 5, 2023
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austrianpine
87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
The ambiance of the restaurant was sublime: friendly and lively yet sophisticated. Prices were on the high side but were worth every dollar (inflation)! My only suggestion was to work on your tiramisu recipe, perhaps they had run out of ladyfingers….because my husband and I both agreed the serving was too mushy.
Written August 4, 2023
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Jennifer H
153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
I was very excited to eat at this highly rated restaurant, but I was so disappointed. The Pappardelle was good but the lasagne (a house specialty) was not. The portions were very large. Service was average , not acceptable for such a highly restaurant. The highlight for me was the lighting and all the windows. They gave the restaurant a lovely atmosphere … too bad the food and service did not.
Written July 27, 2023
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NKBiegel
San Francisco5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Beautiful restaurant. We loved it back in its old location 15 years ago and had no idea it was now in a new location. The new building is simply gorgeous. The service was attentive and the food was outstanding. We will be back.
Written July 9, 2023
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Renfrewshire
Barrhead307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
Beautiful restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was delightful with a good choice of menu. This was a family dinner with myself from U.K. and my cousins from Half Moon Bay . I would highly recommend.
Written July 2, 2023
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Riorita51
Cameron Park110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Oh my goodness! Our dinners were amazing! My husband had the cioppino, and I had the pepperdelle pancetta. We didn't have any extras because we were - frankly - not very hungry after a big lunch. We told them to skip the bread at the table, but the server seemed so surprised that we said, "OK, we'll take it." We're glad we did - it was SO good. We ate outside and it was very pleasant. The ambiance inside was really nice, but there was no seating available inside, as the reservations I'd made through OpenTable were for the wrong night (my fault), so we were lucky they could accommodate at all! It's a beautiful place, and the food and service were tops. I'd go there again.
Written May 29, 2023
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_njd7info
Lambertville5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
We have not been here in years. Everything was outstanding. The service a little slow but otherwise really good. Highly recommend.
Written January 10, 2023
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cweselby
Los Gatos61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We had a wonderful meal last night. Our server, Mary Lou, was excellent. The apple salad and the ricotta gnocchi with the guinea hen ragu were the star stand-outs. The Caesar salad was good as was the pancetta pappardelle. Pasta servings are large. We sat inside this time in a booth and it was nice to appreciate the ambiance inside. We're glad we gave this place a second chance.
Written October 11, 2022
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Dinoalita
Camino364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
The food, service and ambiance were exceptional! Definitely one of the best dinners we had in Half Moon Bay. Pretty authentic Italian. Our only complaint was that when we walked in, they required us to put masks on to walk to our table which was probably a few feet from the door. Then, we sit down literally 2 feet from the guy next to us. Pretty ridiculous and annoying but I guess if you’re into that kind of lingering Covid stuff, maybe you will appreciate it.
Written September 6, 2022
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