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Cafe Santorini

64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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Ranked #10 of 583 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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English first
Weston, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Glendale, California
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292 reviews 292 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've eaten at Cafe Santorini four times over the last decade, the most recent was last Friday night. Although on this particular occasion, I was dining with a friend, I have to make note of the romantic ambiance. I've attended a wedding in their private room and been on two dates here. It has a lot of wow factor. With... More

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La Verne, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent Mediterranean food in Old Town Pasadena. Lovely outdoor patio, even pleasant on an evening like yesterday when it was easily 90 degrees at 7 pm. Great service. Bread and hummus are excellent, and that is just the beginning!

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a late lunch here. Pizza was very nice. Waldorf salad also good. Portion size was great. Just what we expected from a very nice café-style place.

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Pasadena, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has great food, a beautiful location, and friendly servers. A great place to eat in the Summer on their outfoo patio.

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Redlands, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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