Tortellini Originali Deli, Half Moon Bay, CA
Tasty old-style Italian specialties
FLASH! Tortellini Originali CLOSED permanently on 9/14/14.
We were very sorry to see on our last visit that this great little place is now gone. We can only hope that they and their outstanding spaghetti will return someday soon.
Tortellini Originali is located in Shoreline Station Shopping Center on Hwy 1 just south of Hwy 92 and north of Kelly. See map below. It has traditional deli takeout as well as some seating inside & out. Note below that they close early weekends.
Try the spaghetti & meatballs, $10.95, or the meatball sandwiches. You won’t forget how good they taste. I liked the home made breakfast rolls too.
While this is a deli they do have some seating both inside and outside. It’s nothing fancy but the area is still very pleasant thanks to beautiful Half Moon Bay weather and the fact that it is not crowded. Still, you often have to wait for a while to get your spaghetti. I understand they usually prepare it fresh for you once you order.
We used to live near North Beach in San Francisco so it was obvious to us that this deli has something going for it. It turns out the grandparents, who still work there, were in North Beach for years. They even provided the after-wedding buffet for one of North Beach’s finest, Joe Dimaggio along with his blushing bride Marilyn Monroe. You can’t beat that for a recommendation.
Location: 225 South Cabrillo Highway Suite 102-C, Half Moon Bay, north of Kelly.
Hours: 10-6 Sat, 10-4 Sun, 10-7 Weekdays. Closed Mondays. CLOSED permanently on 9/14/14.
Phone: (650) 712-1378.