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Celestino Ristorante & Bar

141 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-4006
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Ranked #20 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Green St & Cordova
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72 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Wow.........what a restaurant.........service excellent...........food fantastic. Received a warm welcome..........excellent wine........valet parking which is great..... Will for sure come again when in town........

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Pasadena, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have eaten at Celestinos at least two dozen times and it never disappoints . We always feel like we are back in Italy the moment we walk in. The staff remembers us and always had our drinks at the table within minutes of being seated . You can order anything you want off the menu and they will prepare... More

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Los Angeles
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155 reviews 155 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The best ever? No. Great authentic Italian? Absolutely! Everything except the acoustical tile ceiling says real like you were walking into some place in northern Italy. The small bar with the bottles of liquor and coffee machines, the staff all talking to each other in Italian, the boss (not dressed in uniform black and white garb like the staff) suddenly... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For the quality of the food and service, this restaurant is surprisingly well-priced. Many dishes are under $25, especially their great pastas. I'm gluten and dairy-free and there were plenty of choices. The special wheel-pasta with spicy small meatballs was a huge hit with the kids. Their canoli leaves a bit to be desired. Great wine list. The outdoor patio... More

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Los Angeles, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I enjoy every visit to this wonderful Italian restaurant! The people are wonderful. The pasta is always perfect and they have a decent wine list. I enjoy lunch here the most.

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Palo Alto, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The service is great. Kid friendly. Really tasty pastas- most are house-made. Very reasonable for the portions and quality. This time they had a special mushroom menu and I had the veal piccata with morels. Very good. Well chosen wine list. They serve a BIG cocktail as well. Valet is only $5.

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I recently had dinner here with a group of friends. We all had pasta of one sort or another, and we all thought our meals were delectable. (We had various salads and other starters, all good, some the specials of the evening.) There were only two problems. First, service was very slow; the restaurant was packed on a Saturday night.... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Good food , it has a very good choice but not cheap ! and by that I mean not the best value a meal Mi Piace is similar price , but better food and value for money . It is worth a visit but check out both restaurants if you like Italian !

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Los Angeles
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

wonderful restaurant. Very attentive service. Highly recommended. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding and the ambience is lovely.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Went with colleagues on a weeknight and had a great time. Valet parking for $4 or free parking in the rear; both are a big plus in CA. The staff is mostly Italian and extremely attentive, cordial, and responsive to our needs. The staff also made some great recos for us to try for each course. The Hill in St... More

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