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Enjoy a Meal at Mezzaluna in Half Moon Bay

January 29, 2016 by Mill Rose Inn

Caprese at Mezzaluna in Half Moon BayTreat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the area’s best Italian restaurants, Mezzaluna Half Moon Bay.

About Mezzaluna in Half Moon Bay

Opened by three friends with many years of experience working in restaurants in the summer of 1993, Mezzaluna Italian Restaurant has been serving some of the best Italian food in Half Moon Bay to all of its diners. The owners wanted to create an eating environment that provides the highest quality ingredients including everything from their meat to their produce. They offer an extensive wine list including both California and Italian varieties, as well as a full-service bar. The Italian food served at Mezzaluna is inspired by contemporary Southern Italian flavors. They are located in the historic Princeton Landing building 20 miles south of San Francisco.

Mezzaluna Half Moon Bay Menu

Mezzaluna offers three different menus and their impressive wine list. For lunch or dinner start off with one of their amazing Antipasti e Insalate (Appetizers & Salads) such as the Insalata Caprese, which is adorned with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil. For your main course enjoy a Pasta, Carne e pesce (Meats & Seafood), or Pizze (Pizza) dish sure to exceed your expectations. Top your incredible meal off with a delicious dessert such as their Crème Brulee or Tiramisu. If you’re craving an excellent Italian dish, make sure to stop by Mezzaluna Restaurant during your Half Moon Bay visit.

Caffé Mezzaluna Half Moon Bay

Enjoy Southern Italy homemade delicacies at Caffé Mezzaluna! With omelets and eggs fresh made to order you’ll easily satisfy your hunger. During lunch, you can enjoy a grilled panini and other specialty sandwiches as well as salads, personal pizzas, and frittatas. The patio is pet-friendly so don’t feel obligated to leave your furry friend at home!

Other Great Half Moon Bay Restaurants

Half Moon Bay has a plethora of other fantastic restaurants. Check out this small list of other Half Moon Bay restaurants below to add to your trip itinerary.

After a delicious meal at one of Half Moon Bay’s fabulous restaurants, head back to Mill Rose Inn to rest. Our inn features distinctively decorated rooms that will make you feel right at home. Each room has a private bath, private entrance, European antiques. Walk through our breathtaking gardens and enjoy the beauty our inn and Half Moon Bay provide. For pure pampering take a dip in our garden jacuzzi, perfect for some alone time. Once your food coma is gone, join us for a gourmet breakfast delivered straight to your room or served in the dining room and garden courtyards. From French pastries to crepes and quiche, you are guaranteed to start your day off on a delicious note. After breakfast continue your exploration of the gorgeous Half Moon Bay. For more information on things to do in Half Moon Bay, CA, make sure to request our free Half Moon Bay, CA, Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay and treating you to an unforgettable getaway.

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

October 5, 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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