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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Very good food, great location, great bar area with interesting drinks, plus back yard patio, with heaters and fireplaces at table height. All good on a chilly coastal night, cuddle up 😏

Thank yvonnebutterfly
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Found this through a local recommendation and the meal did not disappoint. We shared a beet salad, the pear pizza and artichoke ravioli...delicious!

Thank Karri L
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Large party with adults and kids. Camille, manager and our waitress, was incredibly accommodating and friendly. The food was amazing and we enjoyed every bite; including the homemade focaccia, the chicken Marcella, clams and mussels, salads, and excellent choice of wines. The service was excellent!

Thank adam3333
Reviewed 27 October 2015

To be perfectly honest here the food was very good...The waiter had a little trouble with the English language...He didn't understand what we ordered and had to be repeated...The spaghetti was really quite tasty and not runny at the bottom of the bowl like some...More

Thank culdad
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have visited this restaurant on a few special occasions when we are visiting the coast. Normally it's really good but this time something was lacking. Our waitress was nice but seemed to be focusing on a larger party near our table. Ordered cocktails which...More

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Our server seemed to be sick or somewhat distracted. We needed to keep flagging him down. The food seemed a bit bland and missed the mark a tad other than the focaccia. Perhaps it was an off day.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times and have enjoyed our experience; even wrote a glowing review in 2013. Our last (and it will be our last) visit was a disaster. The service was absolutely the worse we have ever encountered. It was though...More

Thank simon s
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Wide variety on the menu, not just pasta - excellent service - family owned and friendly - very consistently good food as well as full bar cocktails!

Thank CatieC822
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We actually went twice , and why am I giving it only two stars ? Gave them benefit of the doubt Each time we had a reservation , first time asked for outdoor seating and had a choice outside by a great fireplace, set there...More

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Food is usually good to very good. Calzone had too much dough, but that was an unusual selection by one of our party. Service is inconsistent. Some nights it is great, others, not so great. And it doesn't seem to depend upon how busy they...More

Thank patiD
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Deb H
4 June 2016|
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Response from Its-Italia M | Property representative |
Hi Deb, Typically we don't offer the breakfast pizza during the week, however if you're able to call somewhat ahead, the kitchen will be happy to accommodate your request- they just need to make sure the necessary... More
Monika A
13 December 2015|
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Response from CatieC822 | Reviewed this property |
it is on their website - sorry i would post it but tripadvisor does not permit website links.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
    (Mill Street)
  • Public Transportation: Samtrans bus stop is located one block away from It's Italia, on the corner of Main and Kelly Streets, right in front of our City Hall.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 650-726-4444
It's Italia opened in 1997 as a San Francisco style trattoria and pizzeria serving gourmet pizzas, house pastas, and creative salads, always with a California Italian flavor, and a wine list of 10-12 varietals. Ten years later, our menu has expanded to include steak and seafood grilled specialties, artful antipasti, and a decadent array of housemade desserts from our pastry chef. Over 120 bottles line up on our wine list from Italy, California, France, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. As always, we have remained faithful to a local coastal California Italian cuisine, with its cosmopolitan nature, bringing produce and cheeses from local farms, meats and poultry from quality and organic growers, and seafood from a variety of waters. Most importantly, we are a little local community restaurant that serves locals. Lots of locals! Our advertising is mostly word of mouth. Our energy is inviting, positive, and friendly, and when you come in, you are invited to be part of our family.
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