Welcome to VIA UNO!
From Calabria to Campania, Rome to Naples, and Potenza to Cosenza, the many culinary flavors of Southern Italy’s regions find their way to VIA UNO’s cucina daily. We are proud to share with you recipes from our families, friends and chefs, both traditional and contemporary. Our menu features farm-to-table foods that are hand selected daily from farms along the coast and in the San Francisco Bay Area. This style of purchasing is the true Italian trattoria way: using local, regionally grown and artisan produced fare, and preparing these ingredients in the Italian Slow Food Movement style.
To Italians, a meal is more than just food – it’s an experience, it’s a memory, and it’s an event to be shared with family and friends. Welcome to VIA UNO!
Crab Season 2016
VIA UNO is featured in the Mercury News for our crab season specials! Pamper your taste buds with the cuisine of Southern Italy combined with fresh Dungeness Crab dishes throughout the season. Indulge in a variety of crab dishes including Polpette di Granchio: Italian mini crab cakes with fresh crab meat, herbs, and spices served with a wasabi mayonnaise aioli, Fritelle di Granchio: fresh crab fritters served with a spicy gazpacho chutney, Tagliolini al Granchio: tagliolini pasta with fresh crab in a light champagne cream sauce with lemon zest, Ravioli di Granchio: ravioli filled with fresh crab, potatoes, and parsley in a light champagne cream sauce with lemon zest, and VIA UNO’s fresh take on the classic Cioppino: hearty mixed fish soup with Dungeness crab, Tiger prawns, Manila clams, Mediterranean mussels, Monterey calamari, and wild Alaskan salmon in a light spicy tomato sauce, served with toasted bread.
Thanksgiving at VIA UNO
This Thanksgiving, enjoy quality time together with no mess or stress! We invite you to make our home your home on Nov. 24th as you and your family enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving feast:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Zuppa di Zucca
Local butternut squash soup with leeks, sage, and a touch of cinnamon, topped with gorgonzola cheese
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Wild arugula, romaine lettuce, fresh persimmon, and pomegranate seeds tossed in a champagne olive oil vinaigrette
Tagliolini al Granchio
Housemade tagliolini pasta with fresh crab in a light champagne cream sauce with lemon zest
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Lasagna di Zucca
Housemade fresh pasta layered with local butternut squash, smoked mozzarella, parmesan cheese, béchamel, and shaved almonds
Rotollo di Tacchino
Turkey breast rolled and filled with stuffing of
mild Italian sausage, herbed bread, and sage served with sage mashed potato gateau with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, & housemade cranberry sauce
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Salmone al Pepe Rosa
Fresh King Salmon sautéed with Dijon mustard and cracked pink peppercorns served with Giusti Farms Brussels sprouts
Crostata di Zucca
Pumpkin torte with amaretti cookie crumble
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Choice of seasonal gelato
$49/guest, $15 children under 12
Menu Subject to Change
Regular dinner menu also available
Open from 12:00pm – 7:00pm
‘As Fresh as it Gets’ Platinum Winner
It is an honor to be awarded the ‘San Mateo County: As Fresh as it Gets’ award at the Platinum Level for the second year in a row. VIA UNO is proud to be recognized for 2016-2017 as serving the freshest local produce and seafood at the highest level. Thank you to the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, San Mateo County Farm Bureau, and San Mateo County Harbor District.
Winner ‘BEST ITALIAN’ 2016
It is an honor to be voted 2016 ‘BEST ITALIAN IN THE BAY AREA’! The Best Italian Cuisine and Neapolitan Pizza is right here at VIA UNO in Half Moon Bay! Thank you to our loyal customers and to the Bay Area A-List! Grazie mille! Click to read more.
Join Us for Nightly Specials!
Monday Lobster Night
Half Maine lobster with spaghetti in a light, spicy tomato sauce – $25
Tuesday Locals’ Night
4-course dinner special available for all – $19.95
Wednesday Rabbit Special
Local rabbit stewed with vegetables and herbs served over polenta – $22
Thursday Calabria Night
Specials menu features classic Calabrian dishes
Sun-Dried in Sunset
Our delicious sun-dried tomato tapenade is featured in Sunset Magazine’s blog, Westphoria! “Via Uno’s tapenade-to-go provides a great excuse to return to this family-run restaurant—and if you’ve never eaten there, a good reason to visit next time you’re in Half Moon Bay.” – Angela Brassinga
Where to Eat in Silicon Valley
VIA UNO is highlighted in the Spring issue of Edible Silicon Valley and our Brushchetta di Fave Recipe is a featured food trend! “When you stop at VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar you are treating yourself to a step into Southern Italy with all of its warm hospitality, spice, freshness and charm.” – Kerri Stenson
Enjoy Our Outdoor Patio
Our dog-friendly heated outdoor patio is a cheerful gathering place for family and friends by day, and an ideal romantic dinner destination by night. Seats up to 35 for private parties.
Reserve Our Wine Room
Join us in our Calabrian Wine Room where we host lively wine pairing dinners complete with a five course prix fixe menu. Our wine room is also available for private parties seating up to 18. Call 650.560.8858 to reserve.
As Seen in Sunset Magazine
“Dining has always been a dicey proposition in Half Moon Bay, the main options being high-end hotel fare or fried fish from a walk-up window. In March, two Italian immigrants opened Via Uno, where they installed a big wood-burning oven that turns out terrific pizzas. Try the capricciosa, with artichokes, mushrooms, olives, and Italian ham. Crisp-skinned grilled seabass on fennel is good too, especially when paired with a dry white from the Old World-heavy wine list.” -Tam Putnam
Favorite New Restaurant
We are thrilled to be named one of Sunset Magazine‘s Favorite New Restaurants of 2014! It is also an enormous honor to be voted Half Moon Bay’s Favorite New Restaurant of 2014 and 2014 & 2015 Honorable Mention Favorite Place for a Pizza. In our first two years of business, we have established ourselves as one of the best restaurants in Half Moon Bay and the Bay Area and we thank you for your support!