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Cafe Santorini

64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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Ranked #13 of 591 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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Restaurant details
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
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were a huge group, attending a holiday gathering. It seemed as if there were only 4 servers that night for the large group, and they did the best they could. They were friendly and fun, but I felt a few more helpers would have been better for everyone. We were in the Rococo room, and it was nice. Easy... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Set back from the bustle of Colorado Blvd in the heart of Old Town Pasadena one finds Café Santorini nestled among a small and delightful village of stores, restaurants and boutiques. One of the best attractions here is the varied options for seating. For those who like to belly up to the bar, the seating at the half moon counter... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Really nice find in Pasadena's Old Town. If you enjoy tasty Greek fare, this is the place to try. Stuffed grape leaves to start and Lamb Souvlaki for an entree made for a wonderful feast. The tastes were great and the portion sizes hearty. Definitely worth trying!

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Waterford, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Celebrated birthday at this restaurant. It was busy on Halloween night. Chose it due to reviews. It did not disappoint. All the dishes we tried were superb. Loved the eggplant appetizer especially.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The restaurant was crowded on a Friday night but I managed to get a seat at the bar counter. The hostess was not warm or friendly. When she realized that I was a solo diner, she just pointed me to the bar counter. The server at the Bar was a lot more service oriented. The couple next to me was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A mix of Italian and Mediterranean menu. Always busy so next to reserve a table. I prefer the nice outdoor patio seating. Good cocktails and overall food is quite appetizing in a casual environment.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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162 reviews 162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After huffing and puffing up the stairs to the terrace (not for handicapped persons), I was happy I opted to eat outside rather than in the downstairs inside restaurant -- for the pots filled with flowers were gorgeous. I began with the Mozzarella Caprese appetizer which was very fresh with Roma tomatoes, basil and olive oil, while my partner enjoyed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews, unfortunately. One of our appetizers, the grilled calamari, was outstanding, plus a huge portion. It was downhill from there. The halumi was bland and the tomatoes as well. The two specials, prime rib and swordfish, were okay, though pricey at $33 and $30 each. The prime rib was disappointingly blah, though the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Lots of stairs, is what I recall. But good Mediterranean food. Cool, funky decor. I had a very nice piece of salmon, huge, actually, over lentils. Nice.

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Weston, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stopped there for lunch on our way from the Huntington Library Art Collection to the Getty museum. We were starving and the restaurant is very close to a public parking on the map. What a nice idea that was! We ate on the terrace, the weather was beautiful, the food was good and the portions were HUGE! I could... 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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