Awards and Reviews

“As close to perfect as it gets, with service to match.” San Jose Mercury News

“Dreamy pastas, homemade pizzas, and breads are divine. You can’t go wrong with anything on this Californian-Italian Menu. The lasagna strays from grandma’s standard, with impressive results packed with rich creamy flavor!”

“One of the Top 15 Italian Restaurants in the Bay Area” Critics Choice, San Francisco Chronicle


Since the inception of the “As Fresh as it Gets” award program, Pasta Moon has continuously received Platinum Status, the highest level granted.

Pasta Moon has won the highest level “Platinum Award” for San Mateo County’s Fresh As it gets Program every years since the programs inception

Zagat Rating 2013: Food – 25/Decor – 21/Service/24
“Pasta is the strong suit” at this “romantic” Half Moon Bay “destination”, where “farmers, foragers, and fishermen” provide the “fresh local ingredients” that go into the “delicious” Cal-Italian fare; staffers who “strive to make you feel welcome”, along with “reasonable prices” and a good selection” of “all -Italian wines”, help make it a “go-to place” for residents, and “worth the trip” for diners farther afield too.


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Travel Writer Julie Gilley writes:
“The restaurant is lovely in every sense of the word and is the perfect choice for a special occasion”
I would never consider a trip to Half Moon Bay without dining at Pasta Moon. I discovered this delightful Italian restaurant several years ago, and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The food is prepared in an open kitchen with the freshest ingredients, and the menu compares to an authentic Italian ristorante. Last night’s dinner included mussels steamed in a peppery Pinot Grigio broth, topped with thinly sliced fresh fries and a drizzle of aoli–a beautiful and richly unique presentation!

The ambiance is warm and cozy, making Pasta Moon the perfect setting for a casual lunch with your BFF or a romantic dinner for two. Adding to the lovely ambiance is owner, Kim Levin, a truly charming host with enough warmth and friendliness to guarantee you a wonderful experience.


Open Table – Diner’s Choice 2012 Winner

Sunset Loves Us!


AAA Diamond rated!

Pasta Moon has been selected as a World’s 10 Best of Restaurant 2012 in the book “National Geographic The 10 Best of Everything”!