Mezza Luna Restaurant

Overall Rating: 6.450

Address: 459 Prospect Way
Cross Street(s): Capistrano Rd.
City, State ZIP: Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Neighborhood: Princeton By The Sea
Phone: 650.728.8108
Hours: M-F 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm; Sa-Su 11:30am-10pm
Type of Establishment: Restaurant
Cafe Rating: 6.50
Barista: 6
Savvy: 6
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Spaziale
Coffee Rating: 6.40
Aroma: 6
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 6
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Pungent
Coffee Beans: Miscela D'oro
Cup Manufacturer: ACF
Price: $2.00
Last Update: 03/19/2006
First Reviewed: 03/19/2006
Notes: None

This Italian restaurant has been in the area for years, more recently moving to its current location - the former Old Princeton Inn. It's a huge space with dining along South-facing windows (many patrons ask for these seats, despite there being little to look at besides the parking lot). They also have a more formal dining room in the North next to the bar. At the bar, they have a two-group La Spaziale where they pull shots of espresso with a darker brown, thinner crema. There isn't much body to the cup, but it has a grainy and sharper herbal flavor. Served in Miscela d'Oro-logo ACF cups with a plastic-speared lemon rind on the side. The staff wisely ask if you want your espresso with or after your dessert.