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Cafe Santorini

64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
626-564-4200
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Ranked #10 of 584 restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Wasilla, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Suwanee
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Oxnard, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a great spot but on a busy night you must have reservations or be asked to wait 1-2hours. This place is very successful because of it's location and great food and management. The food was excellent - we 2 split a salad and a pizza and barely finished it all. The special entrees that we saw were generous... More

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Santa Rosa, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I visited with two friends on a week day evening at the suggestion of our hotel concierge. We were not disappointed. We made a 7:15 reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. We had the choice to sit inside or out, but chose inside as it was a bit chilly. We received some tasty herb bread when we sat down.... More

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Dana Point, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Hidden away in an alley off Colorado Blvd, Cafe Santorini has a distinct Mediterranean flavor and setting on the second floor. We went mid-week for an early dinner and had attentive service, white table cloth and the food was above average and tasty (Red Curry Risotto and Lamb Shank) and reasonably priced. Though not outstanding, the overall experience was quite... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went to cafe Santorini expecting a good Greek meal. While the menu appears rich and representative of Mediterranean plates, the food is rather mediocre, and does not taste like Greek food. I was disappointed by the food and by the atmosphere.

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