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Cafe Santorini

64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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Ranked #7 of 585 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Delacy
Transit: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
Description: Tucked in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini is the spot to be in. Offering a variety of delicious Mediterranean dishes and a romantic second floor patio. Perfect for a date, a family gathering or a celebration. Cafe Santorini also offers two large banquet venues in the Rococo Room and Pandora on Green.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Redlands, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent location and ambiance, wonderful food, great service and reasonable prices. What else could you want? I had the kefta plate. Truly the best I've ever had. Juicy and succulent and wonderfully flavored. The rice was deliciously seasoned and not dry. The roasted vegetables were done to perfection. The hummus was fantastic and the pita bread fresh and authentic. Food... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have a family of 8 dining in this small, unique restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. We ordered various appetiziers and salad. They have rye eye steak special which is so tender and juicy. The bread and pita are so great. Overall, the food is delicious and service is good. We have a wonderful gathering and enjoy the food and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Service... nothing to do with our waiter, who was a very friendly guy, but unimaginably slow! I'm usually one who doesn't mind having a nice, slow meal, as it's usually enjoyable, but this was ridiculous considering my friend and I only ordered entrees.... We came in at 5:15, early for our 5:30 reservation, but were immediately seated... didn't make it... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

in Old Town Pasadena. It's on the second floor and I would recommend sitting out side in the open air patio. We have been here several times and are never let down on the food and the customer service. We had Scallops w/ Curry Risotto, Beef Kabobs, Chicken and Lamb of course. The bread is also out of this world... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Wait staff was pure genius. All five of us had great meals. order the Rib eye for dinner and the apple tort for dessert. We all had something different for dinner and dessert and it was all fantastic. The ambiance of the outside patio is to die for. Well done!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had dinner in Cafe Santorini. We asked to be seated in the patio, the atmosphere was great. We had salads and spanakopita as appetizers. The spanakopitas were the best I have ever had and the rest of our party enjoyed the salads as well. The menu offer tons of options. We each had a different entree,I had the stuffed... More

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Arcadia, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This restaurant has become our "default" restaurant. We are always happy to go and more than happy to introduce friends. The food is fresh and prepared well. The prices are consistently reasonable. And the service cannot be beat. An outstanding dish is the grilled calamari appetizer. I often have it as a main course for lunch as the size is... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

First visit to Cafe Santorini. The service was fabulous. My vegetarian daughter was happy with her appetizer and salad. My picky son enjoyed the lamb kabob and my husband and I enjoyed a mixed seafood dish (can't remember its name). The kids also enjoyed desserts. I personally loved the lychee martini. We ate early evening and it was calm, but... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Menus offers Greek and American food. Good service and dinner, reasonable cost. Nothing great, but would return, especially for the outdoor venue option on a glorious SoCal afternoon.

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Pasadena, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been eating here since they opened about 16 years ago. In Old Town food houses come and go but Santorini has maintained a high level and loyal repeat customers. Come and see for yourself. The brothers (owners) are very professional and accommodating. Staff very good.

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