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!
Join us for lunch Friday, February 12th as we LIVE stream the legendary Titans of Mavericks surf competition! Catch all the action with the best Italian food, wood-oven pizza & full bar, plus plenty of parking and dog-friendly heated outdoor patio. Let’s go, Mavericks!!!
Amore is in the air and we’ve prepared a Valentine’s Day Menu filled with an abundance of romantic Italian flair: Ahi tuna tartare with olive oil lemon sauce on crisped focaccia, Filet Mignon with a mushroom cream truffle sauce, and the Diavola Pizza with tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and red hot chili peppers, to name a few. Pair your dinner with Valentine’s Day wines and hand-crafted specialty drinks created specifically for this occasion – including a decadent chocolate cocktail that will beautifully enhance housemade desserts like Sicilian Cannoli and Italian Red Velvet Cake.
This Valentine’s Day, whisk that special person away with a delicious trip to southern Italy in beautiful Half Moon Bay. Dine as socially or intimately as you desire: heated outdoor patio, rustic-chic dining room, or the private wine room. Live authentic music will set the mood. Vivere, amare, e mangiare bene! – Live, love, and eat well! Reservations recommended via Open Table or call (650) 560-8858.
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
‘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 2015-2016! VIA UNO is proud to be recognized 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.
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! Thank you for your support!