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Cetrella - Half Moon Bay
Mediterranean Restaurant$$$
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845 Main St Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
845 Main StreetUSCaliforniaHalf Moon Bay94019
$$$Mediterranean Restaurant, Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
Live Music Venue
Californian Restaurant
Today Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30 – 9:30 PMThursday 5:30 – 9:30 PMFriday 5:30 – 10:00 PMSaturday 5:30 – 10:00 PMSunday 5:30 – 9:30 PM


accessible fine dining . mediterranean cuisines with a local twist

Pronounced che-trella, our name descends from Capri's Cetrella Valley with its aromatic herb cetradenoting lemon and the honeybeeand Santa Maria di Cetrella abbey near its summit. This ancient isle of sybaritic indulgence amid rustic simplicity and worldly artistry, is a nexus for Mediterranean-rim cuisines. Cetrella Valley's stunning views of Capri's Faraglioni rock formations span the Bay of Naples, like Cetrella Half Moon Bay's golden coastal cliffs leading north to panoramic vistas of the Farallon Islands.

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Exposed beams, a stone fireplace & live jazz on weekends accompany upscale Mediterranean dining.- Google
"Warm French bread was served with a serious olive oil."
"Pricey wine list."
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Paul Prusakowski
a month ago
Service was very good. Food was excellent. The roasted beets were a treat, kale salad was delicious, main courses were just perfectly portioned. Expect a great experience.
Response from the owner - a month ago
We are very pleased that you enjoyed dinner at Cetrella Half Moon Bay, and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for sharing your experience!
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Vera DeVera
2 years ago
For dining: This is a hidden gem. They plan a seasonal menu and take loving care in preparing each dish. I prefer to sit at the counter and watch the chefs on the line. For an event: Top notch service. They made my clients' wedding reception smooth and stress free. The food was wonderful too!
Frank Meredith
4 years ago
Lovely Half Moon Bay upper class dining. Really good Italian food. Sitting next to the fireplace is nice. Pricey wine list.
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Robert Scoble
5 years ago
Best food other than at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay. Great service and great place to go for a date.
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Robert Phair
a year ago
Better than its current 4.1 stars, maybe even 4.4. We went early on a Saturday evening to celebrate an anniversary. I'd requested a romantic table; we were warmly greeted and seated beside a warming fireplace - perfect after an afternoon of galleries and shops with clouds and cool wind coming in off the sea. Appetizers, a flatbread with an exotic cheese and truffle oil and a salad of greens, apple and radish in an outstanding lemon vinaigrette, were perfect. Warm French bread was served with a serious olive oil. The risotto was delicious, the duck with butter beans was outstanding and its cherry Cabernet sauce was so good I wished for more. A Malbec and a Cotes du Rhone by the glass were only average to start but improved dramatically with air in the glass. Service was both expert and friendly. Ambiance was elegant and accompanied by background jazz. Cetrella is for those who love what a chef can do that mere mortals cannot, and who appreciate the effort it takes to get all the details right.
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Raymond Quirolgico
7 years ago
a true gem in half moon bay! the kind of restaurant that seems like it could only exist in overly pretentious wine country, but the food is absolutely tasty and perfect. the cheese room and wine selections are excellent!
Ron Abileah
a year ago
'Fresh' fish was 4 days old. Don't expect that in an expensive restaurant
Deborah Mar
7 years ago
well-prepared food in a relaxing setting. good service.


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