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Scarantino's Italian Inn

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1524 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205-1514
818-247-9777
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Down home red sauce Italian

This family restaurant has been around for over 40 years (and we have been partaking for that long). The Minestrone soup is thick, chock full of vegetables and the taste we love. The fare is standard Italian comfort food, and we love the comfort.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Howard A
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This family restaurant has been around for over 40 years (and we have been partaking for that long). The Minestrone soup is thick, chock full of vegetables and the taste we love. The fare is standard Italian comfort food, and we love the comfort.

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Thank Howard A
Amboy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the Rose Parade and wanted someplace close to our motel for dinner. We went to Scarantino's and had a really great pizza at a very reasonable price. Went back the following night, New Year's Eve, and had an exceptional dinner. My wife had the calamari filet which was outstanding and I had veal rolls stuffed... More 

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Thank AmboyGlenn
Palm Springs
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189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

this place was down the street from where I was staying. So I walked down to have dinner. The meal was good. Nothing really stood out. The bread basket had butter instead of olive oil and vinegar. I did enjoy the portobello mushroom appetizer, good flavor. Main included soup and small salad. Pasta and sauce were tasty. The decor leans... More 

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Thank josch1122
Stockton, California, Usa
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service and food were good, but not really exceptional. The fried mozarella appetizer was worth sampling but the eggplant parmesan was bland. The standout was the dessert which was an egg shaped sorbet that was really delicious.

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Thank Rich I
Norton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had dinner in Glendale ca this week at scarantinos. Really good local joint in a big city, Food was really good, the cannelloni was excellent, the minestrone fabulous. A great value and excellent service, I would definitely go back

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Thank Bob M
Monrovia, California, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Until now, I have been extremely reluctant to review this restaurant. Only because I don't want it to get any more crowded than it usually is. But, if you want a good old fashioned Italian dinner, this is the place. I have been coming here since 1972, and it is always delicious. The prices are reasonable, the portions generous and... More 

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Thank Erika T
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took my wife's father there. He ordered oso buco and my wife the scrimp scampi. Both highly enjoyed them. Sorry, I just like spaghetti and it was wonderful. Good portions, even a little too big. Fun time.

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Thank Scuba2214
Sarona, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family was in Glendale New year's Eve and needed a place to eat. Scarantino's was just across the street from our hotel so we thought we'd give it a try. We called to see if we needed reservations but were told that they only accept reservation for groups of 5 or more. Since there were only 4 of us... More 

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Thank Kim G
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I spent the night in the most Eastern part of Glendale, largely industrial and downscale. I was staying at a hotel (unnamed here) just because I had neglected to make a reservation and took what was readily available. Since the TV sound, the toilet, and the WiFi didn't work I went for a walk. Imagine my surprise to find a... More 

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North Hills
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447 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A group of us decided on a late night snack at Scarantino’s Italian Restaurant in Glendale. It’s a sixties-era family-run old place with a huge local following. We shared a two-person antipasti salad (which was enough for the five of us) and a couple of thin crust pizzas. Add in some very good house red and we were all set.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1524 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205-1514
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 818-247-9777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?