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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (79 reviews)
“grilled pear” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We headed to Half Moon Bay on a hot day, hoping to find a good lunch along with some cool weather. We found both. We read the reviews of It's Italia and saw the outside dining area. The prices were in line with all the...More

Thank mrpeterssports
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The timing of our visit to Half Moon Bay allowed two of us a both late lunch and a dinner visit to It's Italia - revealing that the evening's dinner rush is a challenge. Happily, the food didn't suffer. Our lunch Flower Market pizza was...More

Thank PeeWang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor here is lovely and much bigger than it looks from the outside, the ladies toilets had the most amazing flower decorations which were stunning. We had good service but the food was mediocre, my lasagna wasn't hot and even When it was returned...More

Thank Mistymoo14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our bartender, Doug, could not have been better. Prompt service and attention to detail was delivered, however, our pizza was a disappointment. The first pieces were good but then it had a huge amount of garlic which landed on the other half and made it...More

Thank Heather O
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is my favorite Italian restaurant on the Peninsula! The ambience is fantastic, the outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a nice afternoon, and the food is DELICIOUS! All the servers are pleasant and attentive. Love, love, love this place!!

Thank tetonswyo
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Charming decor, excellent service . . . and the food! Only problem was way too many delectable-sounding choices on the menu - it was difficult to choose. We will be back (all the way from Berkeley).

Thank Marmeladova
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I shared a deliciously tender Prime Rib dinner with my 92 year-old Dad. My Dad has trouble walking and can move a little slow. I was so thankful of how gracious the entire staff was with the careful treatment they gave us. I will definitely...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 22 April 2017

There are a couple of highly rated Italian restaurants in Half Moon Bay and since we were staying in the Half Moon Bay Inn in a room right above this restaurant it was inevitable that we would check it out. We arrived on a Monday...More

Thank oregonpoppa
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to come too. Everything was great the wait staff is excellent and the food is perfect. We were treated like family and it was really appreciated. I feel like the waiter was doing everything they could to make our dinner extra...More

Thank Beemerjockey
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I shared the grilled pear salad and a small Half Moon Bay pizza (Italian sausage, artichoke, carmelized onions, mushrooms). Both were excellent and generous portions for lunch. She had lavender lemonade, which she said was great and I ha style Super Tuscan...More

Thank John H
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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?
12 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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.
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