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It's Italia

401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
+1 650-726-4444
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (80 reviews)
“grilled pear” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
401 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1749
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

We decided to stop at Half Moon Bay whilst traveling Highway One. We came across Its Italia as we wandered down the Main Street. We enjoyed the service, the range of food on the menu and the general atmosphere. The choice of inside or patio...More

Thank Alastair T
Reviewed 13 April 2015

This eatery has a wide selection of fresh, inventively prepared and fun food, all presented in with a bit of flair. We loved the entire dining experience and would eat here again for sure. The server was very cheery and knowledgeable about the menu. The...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We sat outside on the patio at one of the fireplace tables. Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and lots of cocktail options for brunch.

Thank karen t
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We decided to try this place because the menu looked interesting, and we were not disappointed. The dishes - especially the appetizers - were imaginative and well prepared, and the service was good. We'll be back!

1  Thank olive2eat
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Every time we go to It's Italia, the food is amazing and the service is great. Our favorite is sitting outside by the fire. Even if it's cool outside, the fire warms things up. While we love their regular dishes, they always have great specials;...More

1  Thank SK9876
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to eat here on a whim and were lucky to be seated immediately. 15 minutes later the place was packed. We started with the Brussels sprouts with pear and pancetta which was delicious. The bread was also great even by...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We were staying in Half Moon Bay during Christmas and wanted to go out to dinner. It was a short walk up to the main street of town where the shops and restaurants were located, so we decided to check out a few spots before...More

Thank ThirdStarToTheRight
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Nicer place to dine with a more formal style. Food was good with sizeable portions. The only problem, the waiter assigned to us either wasn't there meantaly or just didn't care. I had to go up to the bar to get sugar for our tea,...More

Thank cojp58009
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This restaurant is in a nice building for the area; however if you are not a local it would be difficult for you to point out as signage is limited. The food was very good and the menu is more than viable for a typical...More

Thank John D
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
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Questions & Answers
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
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, 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
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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