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64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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Ranked #13 of 593 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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English first
Sugar Land, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I went there with a colleague while on a business trip to the area. I had the moussaka. My colleague had the green curry risotto with scallops. The only complaint that I had about mine was the some of the potatoes had been scorched. This gave the dish a bit of a bitter taste. My colleague's risotto was apparently very... More 

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Altadena, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Over the years, Café Santorini has always offered reliably fine food in an enjoyable atmosphere. We've literally never had a bad meal there. The outside dinning terrace is usually our ambiance of choice, and is highly recommended on all but the coldest nights. In fact, we have recommended Santorini to many friends planning visits to Pasadena, and the reports have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love the menu. The specials are usually quite good too. The upstairs patio is quite nice. The service can be a bit distracted but friendly. It is a great place to meet with friends, enjoy several courses, and linger over coffee. You will not be rushed.

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Hollywood, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very good Mediterranean place but what makes it special is the atmosphere and service. The outside dining area is wonderful especially on warm days or evenings.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited there for an educational dinner lecture with my wife recently. The food was quite good. Their salad was well seasoned and the dressing was neither too tart nor too sweet. Their herb roasted chicken was perfectly seasoned and the vegetables were crisp and tasty. The dessert which was a chocolate cake with hazelnuts was the highlight of our meal.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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347 reviews 347 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place is much bigger than it appears and is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike. And for good reason. The food is just great. The calamari appetizer is fantastic, as is the lamb skewer. The atmosphere is very boisterous and alive (i.e. somewhat noisy), but the service is very professional yet friendly. You won't do better in... More 

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Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Santarini has a very nice menu, wait staff and excellent kitchen that can execute the dishes very well. Somewhat on the moderately-pricey side, but worth every cent. But, I question their 'excellent' wine list, as I recognize well-priced upscale wines, which remain on the list even when no longer available, a practice that I question. So, I bring my own.

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La Canada, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Cafe Santorini never disappoints with the food. Wonderful Mediterranean food. Excellent service and a beautiful view of Pasadena. Room top dining with a great dinner included. Love this restaurant and the staff.

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Montrose, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We picked this restaurant based on the positive reviews for a birthday dinner for five people. It was very busy and they were catering to several large parties, which always seem to hold up the kitchen expediting food. Our waiter did his best with the service and was actually very good; he tried to keep us informed of the status... More 

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San Marino, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The waiter knew just what the restaurant did especially well, like my friend's cocktail which, he said, was perfect. The waiter made good recommendations and paid attention to us. Best moussaka I have ever had. Real flavor. Tabouli is chopped fresh for each serving. The waiter said if it sits for too long, the dressing will "cook" it. I was... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Santorini

Address: 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone Number: 626-564-4200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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