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Italian  Restaurant

Welcome to
Mezza luna

Giovanni Marzoccca, José Marquez, and Roberto Pugliese in front of fireplace at mezza luna

Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant was the vision and idea of three friends. Their combined culinary experiences had taken them around the world. But once they visited Half Moon Bay, they felt an instant connection to the coastal area and abundance of resources.

For thirty years, Mezza Luna has been serving southern Italian dishes with a California flair. The focus has always been on high-quality meats, fish, and produce, much of it locally sourced. Located in the historic Princeton Inn (circa 1906), Mezza Luna is just a short drive from San Francisco and Silicon Valley.


  • Insalata Mista
  • Insalata Cesare
  • Zuppa del Giorno
  • Insalata Caprese
  • Polpette della Casa
  • Calamari Fritti
  • Carpaccio di Salmone
  • Penne Pastore
  • Spaghetti con Polpette
  • Lasagna alla Bolognese
  • Linguine della Baia
  • Salmone alla Dolores
  • Bisteca alla Griglia
  • Agnello Scottadito
tri-flavor gelati with wafer cookie and strawberry in white bowl
lamb chops with new potatoes and green beans
pizza margherita
close up of lasagna with basil leaves on top

Private dining and special events

We offer two beautiful dining rooms for private events, small or large. Our banquet menus are designed to accommodate most budgets and dietary needs, and our experienced staff and customized menus offer everything you need to host a memorable event.
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Book a table

Mezza Luna accepts reservations by phone or online

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459 Prospect Way
Princeton by the Sea

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caffe mezzaluna

Breakfast | Lunch | Pastries | Gelato | Specialty Coffees & Teas

Jennifer R.

We had a lovely meal and it’s a great location with a beautiful view! The prices were very reasonable; I was pleasantly surprised at the bill! I would definitely come back when we’re in the area.

Sergio B.

We love Mezza Luna
Great service
Amazing food
We come here once a week, today we had Pizza, Caesar salad, fried calamari, tiramisu for dessert


Michel S.

An excellent trattoria, not pretentious; excellent food and service. Our waiter Israel helped us modify the menu offerings to come out with a delicious dish to split. Wonderful wines… Very reasonable prices for such a fine, healthy meal and a nice walk along the shore afterwards.

Veronica A.

The food was delicious! The ambience was nice and romantic. Great place for a date! The service was stellar. Our waiter couldn’t have done a better job. He was very friendly and attentive.

I look forward to returning and trying more dishes. Plenty of parking!


Kevin K.

Best place to eat on the beautiful San Mateo Coast. Fine Italian food for lunch and dinner with excellent wine list. Tasty desserts, and delicious entrees.

Beka P.

Fancy Italian in a beach town on the coast. The owner is involved and cares about attention to details. It shows in the quality of the food. Got a pesto pasta & my husband got a spicy shrimp pasta. There were lots of huge shrimp on his plate and my pesto was fresh!