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Enjoy a Gourmet Italian Meal at Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay

October 5th, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

Pasta Moon Half Moon BayPasta Moon Ristorante & Bar makes it their mission to support local farmers and ranchers as well as provide guests with fresh, eco-friendly gourmet meals. Their menu is constantly rotating depending on what’s in season. They are so dedicated to this mission, they even provide an infographic on their website showing which fresh produce is best depending on the month!

Pasta Moon Half Moon Bay Menu

Depending on the time of year, the menu may be different as it is frequently changing. Here are some featured items from their designated menus during fall.


On top of an ever-rotating menu, Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay also offers daily specials that incorporate fresh produce from local farmers. For lunch, Pasta Moon offers antipasti, insalata, zuppa, pizza, house-made pasta and second piatti, the second course. To start your experience at Pasta Moon Ristorante & Bar, order a serving of their house marinated olives or fritto misto, which is fresh Monterey Bay calamari and rock shrimp adorned with fennel, Castelvetrano olives, red onion, lemon aioli. Next enjoy a classic caesar salad or Pasta Moon’s own clam chowder. For your entree, you’ll be delighted with the squid ink linguine or summer peach pizza. Make sure to view their full lunch menu for other wonderful options.


Everything is made in-house and fresh for the guests at Pasta Moon. Enjoy a hearty homemade Italian dinner that won’t leave you wanting another bite! Dinner, much like lunch, has antipasti, pizza, insalata and zuppa, housemade pasta, and second piatti options. To start, enjoy the homemade bruschetta with caramelized onion jam, fresh ricotta, arugula, and prosciutto. Next treat yourself to a delicious entree of butternut squash and mascarpone ravioli or minted pappardelle. If you’re not in the pasta mood, try the eggplant parmesan made with the freshest ingredients. Don’t forget to check out their full dinner menu for other delightful meals.

Dessert & Beverages

Finally, complete your scrumptious meal with an authentic dessert. Whether you want to try the traditional tiramisu or triple chocolate sorbetto, you will leave with a pleased palate. Not only does Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay offer a great selection of desserts, they also have an extensive wine & cocktail menu. Some of their signature cocktails include the Flipped Over the Moon, which is a combination of Four Roses Bourbon, campari, benedictine, and plum bitters. They also offer the Derby Doozy, made of bourbon, mint, apricot, lemon, and Angostura Bitters  and the Coastside, comprised of Wodka Vodka, honey, lemon, fresh thyme, and prosecco. Check the full dessert and beverage menus for other signature concoctions.

Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay Specials and Events

Whether you are in the mood for happy hour or live music, Pasta Moon has you covered. The self-proclaimed best happy hour in town runs from 5-7 pm during the week where you can find $5 draft beer, $6 wine by the glass, $5 cocktail creations, and $15 pizza.

Every year Pasta Moon presents the VinItaly, wine tasting extravaganza.There are over 75 wines to taste from each of Italy’s 20 wine tasting regions. On October 10th, Pasta Moon is presenting their 12th annual VinItaly for 2015.


Pasta Moon is the perfect place to have an authentic Italian meal while you are staying at the Mill Rose Inn. Less than half a mile away, you can either walk or take a short drive to Pasta Moon from our inn. Book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to host you! For more information on Half Moon Bay download our free Vacation Guide!

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