Halfmoon Creative Salads was soup and salad cafe with 2 locations. The first one is located in Clover Commons where Barnswallow Gifts was located. The cafe opened on Earth Day, April 22 2010. They specialize in gourmet salads and homemade soups and dressings. The name comes from Mezzaluna (Italian for Half moon), the shape of the circular utensil used for chopping lettuce and other vegetables.
They also did catering.
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2010-05-02 20:41:17 I find it ironic that they opened on Earth Day, but use all disposable salad bowls, utensils, and cups. Why not be truly Earth friendly and serve salads on real dishes? —Rachel
2010-05-05 12:49:02 Great tasting, healthy food in a quick in and out place, convenient and you can order in from there, too.....just what Rochester needs ! —AnnBerry
2010-08-17 13:42:46 Went for the first time a few days ago and had the Greek Wrap. Was very fresh and very good (cucumber mint dressing was excellent)!
That said, @ $8 it was one of the cheaper options that included meat. You can add meat to the other salads/wraps for $1.50 (chicken) or $2.75 (steak or shrimp), but it starts to get kind of expensive for a wrap. The salads look large, and I will try one next time (although again, it starts to get pricey if you want to add meat and more than 4 toppings). I understand that freshly prepared food is a bit more expensive - you get what you pay for - but I can't really justify regularly spending $9-$12 on a salad for lunch when Wegman's is right down the road ($6 for a huge market fresh salad).
Again, it was very good & I'll go back, but just not as often as I would like to. —NoBS
2012-03-12 00:44:36 +1 for NoBS's review... The salads are fresh, there's a huge variety of ingredients as well as excellent regular and rotating (seasonal) combinations. But at $10+ for a half-salad and a drink, it's on the expensive side, and quickly gets out of reasonable lunch territory if you make additions. I'm glad to see they've been doing well enough to open a second location, and I'll certainly go back for the quality and tasty creations. —daverea
2012-11-16 18:29:22 salads were OK, greens could have been fresher and restaurant was a mess! dirty bathrooms, filthy floors, chairs strewn all over, tables not wiped down. Will not be returning.
2012-11-24 15:07:54 Wife and I went to the monroe ave locale today for lunch. Place was clean. Staff was friendly and efficient. Food was very good —peteb
2013-02-17 00:10:52 Oh, half moon. I had such high hopes for you. A place dedicated to salad, tons of ingredients, and artichokes available as topping. But the decor! And the chopping! If I'm having a really nice salad with interesting ingredients based on baby field greens, then 1)why would I want these ingredients mashed together, instead of laid out and presented beautifully? and 2)why would I want to eat it in a pretty cold dining area with plastic/metal chairs? Consider re-doing the decor so it's a nice place to actually sit and eat - say wooden tables and chairs and and putting in wooden floors or cozy rugs. Otherwise, it's hard to justify paying so much for a salad when you feel you have to scarf it down because the atmosphere isn't there. —LH