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Cafe Santorini

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64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103 (Delacy)
2 blocks away on Holly St.
626-564-4200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini is the spot to be...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely on a summer night in Old Pasadena

It's up some stairs, but a relaxing patio with low lighting, above the bustling courtyard of One Colorado. Mediterranean menu, some nice California and Italian wines, just enjoyable for couples, families, and easy strolling through Old Pasadena while waiting or after dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Janice S
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pasadena, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

It's up some stairs, but a relaxing patio with low lighting, above the bustling courtyard of One Colorado. Mediterranean menu, some nice California and Italian wines, just enjoyable for couples, families, and easy strolling through Old Pasadena while waiting or after dinner.

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Chino Hills, California
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251 reviews 251 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came here with a large party for a business dinner. The ambiance is wonderful, outdoor patio in the winter (which was great for the east coasters here). Very friendly service and helpful with recommendations. Everyone enjoyed the food. Only problem was we wanted to split the check and that caused some confusion, but it all worked out in the end.

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The soup and speccialty dishes were very good along with the shrimp and ceasr salad. The othe pasta dishes seemed tasty but ordinary. Generous portions and pleasant quick service. Kink of noisy from the brick walls. Worth more visits.

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California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The food is excellent and the service was great. On weekends the restaurant gets crowded and can be noisy. But its well worth it.

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Claremont, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have eaten at Cafe Santorini probably 50 times over the past ten years. When clients come into LA for the Film/TV/Music recording work - I take them here. They have been top drawer every time - the specials are 1st class and the menu is a nice mix of Greek / Mediterranean and American cuisine. Fish specials are wonderful...... More 

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Glendale, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for our 6pm reservation on a busy Saturday night. After a prompt seating and greeting from our waiter the drinks came quickly. The dinner order seemed to take a while, but my wife said "What's the rush?" The calamari starter was great and could easily be an entree. We were impressed by the attentive service and the hard... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
    (Delacy)
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-564-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?