85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly

315 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 Directions

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The food was amazing! Best gluten free Italian I have ever had! I got fresh baked gluten free bread with my gfree pasta and a yummy dessert. I can’t wait to go back! By far one of my favorite restaurants now. Try it you won’t be sorry!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They use the same pasta water for gluten and gluten free and also use the same ovens. The pasta water was most concerning.

Most higher end restaurants are pretty good at accommodating. This one was no different. I was not thrilled to hear they use the same pasta water for gluten and gluten free pasta as that defeats the purpose. There are gluten free pizza crusts but I’m not sure how much I’d trust them based on the pasta thing. I had chicken and it was delicious. There was chocolate sorbetto as well that was vegan and all the food I had was delicious. I hope that during non covid times, the gluten thing is handled better.

REALLY good food and beautiful establishment. I’ll definitely be back.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Would not recommend for a celiac. Got glutened really bad here. They cook the pasta in the same water as normal. The gluten free bread is cross contaminated. I got the chicken dish and was sick within a few hours.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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I have eaten here probably 100 times over the years. Never ever been sick. Great pizza too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pasta and pizza. Pasta is cooked separately if asked. Pizza is cooked in the same wood fire oven as non-gf pizza but they will brush it out if asked. Had the pizza based on other reviews. Good choice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The owner seated us an we asked about his Gluten free options and everything but the lasagna can be made gluten free that was so awesome to hear☺

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great GF bread and pasta. My server Pablo didn’t take the extra time I’d hoped to go through the menu, but when I asked if certain things could be done he did check and reply. Food was exceptional and I didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I Felt safe eating here. Waiter understood gluten free and knew what he was doing.

You can ask for Gluten free bread for the table that you can dip in olive oil and balsamic. That is just unheard of. Very cool. Seafood was fresh.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had housemade gluten free rosemary bread for the table which is always a treat, and fresh gluten free pasta. I had the Papardelle Pancetta and it was delicious! Unsure about cross contamination risks but I had no adverse effects after eating there. Would recommend

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Tons of gluten free options! They were out of gluten free bread unfortunately, but my celiac partner had a gluten free pasta dish which was quite good. I had the lemon Mary’s chicken and the house salad, both of which were gluten free by default and also incredibly delicious. We didn’t try the pizza but that was also available with gluten free crust. The staff was knowledgeable and happy to answer questions, including writing down the name of ingredients and asking the cooks. We both felt great the next day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They were familiar with celiac and even had gluten free bread for the table!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable, friend staff with really yummy GF pasta AND pizza. I tried the pizza, and it was really great. Definitely worth the try!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They make GF pasta and pizza. I was a little nervous when they told me they make the pizza in the same oven as gluten pizzas, but the manager came over when he heard I have celiac and assured me they have never had a problem. I ended up having pizza and felt fine after. Of course, I’d tell any celiac to proceed with caution and do what feels right for them. They also checked anything they weren’t sure about and were very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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If you have CELIAC disease beware at Pasta Moon! My family and I went on a day trip to Half Moon Bay on Sunday February 4, 2018 and stopped at Pasta Moon for lunch.

My mother has Celiac disease so we were glad to find a place that offered gluten free options. My mother ordered a GLUTEN FREE PASTA WITH NO PORK (since she also does not eat pork for religious reasons). When her pasta arrived, and after she ate 3-4 full bites, she called the waiter to ask if he was sure it was gluten free. The waiter looked shocked, confirmed that it was NOT gluten free, apologized and took her dish to change it. 20min later Her gluten free pasta finally arrived! (Everyone at the table had finished eating by then).

Once again, she ate a few bites only to realise that it has pork!!!

The waiter once again apologized, took her dish and said he would finally replace it with the gluten free/no pork dish she had originally ordered. By then we asked him to place it in a “to go” box since we were all done with our food and more than ready to leave.

In the meantime, we paid the bill (Which was the full amount minus one Salad we had ordered) and waited and waited for almost 20 minutes. When we finally got tired of waiting, I went to ask the waiter where her "to go" pasta was to which he replied very casually “oh I’m sorry the kitchen had closed so we couldn’t prepare it.”

He didn’t even have the decency to come tell us that the pasta was never going to come. He let us just sit there and wait.

At that point we were all fuming at the service and carelessness that we were met with at the restaurant. I asked to speak with the owner; Kim Levin. She apologized (naturally) and told us that she would love for us to come back to half moon bay for a free dinner.

We explained that we don’t live in the US and are only here visiting my sister who lives about 2 hours away from Half Moon Bay, and that we will be leaving the US in a few days, so it’s not realistic for us to return. At that point she said that she would send my sister (who lives in California) a voucher for a free meal. Of course, 20+ days later that voucher has not and will probably never arrive in the mail and either way it is ridiculous that that was the best she could do, seeing as my mother ended up leaving without eating anything at all!

We were already IN the restaurant so she could have at least offered to refund the money we just paid for what was a truly miserable lunch experience. Basically the only thing they did for us was not charge us for one salad!!!

Overall, an extremely disappointing experience by an extremely untrustworthy and disrespectful team.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great, home-made GF pasta and bread

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great lunch stop! Had a gluten free pasta dish with pancetta and marscapone and it will delicious! Also had the Meyer lemon sorbet with meringue. So glad we stopped and had a lovely lunch. Waiter was very knowledgeable on gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pizza and pasta were absolutely fantastic. Staff very accommodating and delightful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very celiac friendly, super knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Most friendly staff I've ever encountered. Gluten-free breads and pastas were delicious. Gf pizza crustHighly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gf options and very accommodating staff. Loved the local vegs

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF menu per se but the staff works with you. They have two types of GF pasta. The menu is seasonal and the veggies are from local farms. I've eaten there twice and both meals (soup, entrée, dessert) were outstanding. Last time I had one of their specials, it was pasta with a lemon sauce and fresh Dungeness crab and it was quite possibly the best pasta dish I have ever had.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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