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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (78 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

We are staying in HMB and the place we rented is just off Main Street. The wife and I walked up to the area looking for a place to have dinner. Our son wasn't feeling too hot after a flight in from China so we...More

Thank richard b
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We traveled for an hour to host this birthday lunch for a dear friend. This rainy midday, did curtail those dining here. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon entry with window seats. Had it not been drizzling we would have selected the enclosed...More

Thank Zman47
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We love this restaurant! Had a gorgeous table in the mostly candlelit dining area. Really fantastic waitress! Great appetizers, salad and gluten free pasta. Hubby had prime rib which he said was the best he'd had. Too full for dessert but looked delicious. Can't wait...More

Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We went here with high expectations for some great Italian food, The atmosphere of the restaurant is very inviting and we were seated at a window table. So far so good. The bread served at this restaurant is fantastic and if nothing else come for...More

Thank deepsee1
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I was with a group and the food was pretty good. Prices are what you would expect in Northern California. Bartender makes a mean Bloody Mary. Nothing really stood out but also nothing to complain about.

Thank August S
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We went with a group of people who highly recommended it, so we went with high expectations. It was a very cool night, and I was Immediately disappointed when we were seated outside. There were only two working heaters, and our requests to light the...More

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We walked up on a busy saturday evening and were seated without a reservation. Initial service was very slow because they were so busy, but after that it was fine. We had the bruschetta and buratta to start - both were delicious. They need to...More

Thank blowback
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We went for an early dinner, somewhat of a special occasion. The restaurant is nicely decorated, the ambiance is pleasant enough; the server was cheerful and recommended a good wine, having inquired about our tastes first. The bread on the table was tasty - herb...More

Thank europeanbabeM
Reviewed 3 October 2014

First I have to say - WOW! We stopped in Half Moon Bay after a full day at the beach, for a good dinner and thought we would try It's Italia. I am so glad we did! The place is nice, we were able to...More

Thank Kbrat25
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Been coming here for years and find the food is always very good and the service too. The osso buco is amazing and the pizzas are always a hit. It's a little pricey for a family night out though. The outdoor patio seating is very...More

1  Thank Elissa M
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Deb H
I have been here before and had the breakfast pizza on the brunch menu. I'm going to be coming through town again in July, only it is mid-week. Is it possible to order the breakfast pizza during a lunch or dinner?
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
Where can I find details about New Year's Eve?
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.