Above: Many would argue that the view from Half Moon Bay on old Hwy. 1 in Northern California is one of the most beautiful along the west coast of the U.S. (image by Meg Lauber).
There are many Italian restaurants in the U.S. called Mezza Luna. It’s probably the most popular name for Italian restaurants in America and there seems to be one in every major U.S. city.
But there’s only one Mezza Luna (“Half Moon”) in Half Moon Bay, California, one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
Chef José Marquez, together with partners Giovanni Marzocca and Roberto Pugliese, have been bringing authentic Italian cuisine to this picturesque town since 1993 when they first opened Mezza Luna.
Scrolling through the restaurant’s Facebook, you discover that the food is almost as beautiful as the view and that Chef José bases his menu on gastronomic authenticity and the unrivaled high quality of ingredients that you find in California.
And clicking through the website, you discover that Chef José, Giovanni, and Roberto serve Cantele 2009 Salice Salentino…