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Celestino Ristorante & Bar

141 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-4006
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Ranked #18 of 593 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Celestino is not only my 'go-to' Pasadena restaurant, but, having introduced quite a few acquaintances to it, it has also typically become theirs, also. Excellent, friendly, personal service, a very nice menu and kitchen who knows how to cook to your desire, etc. And, a terrific, if somewhat pricey, wine list. But with several specials at the back of the... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Celestino's several times and have always had a great meal and wonderful service. I had the pumpkin tortellini, which I still can't get out of my mind. My husband had the osso bucco and he enjoyed every bite. The desserts are many and each one of them excellent. Every time we have dined there we have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel. The initial impressions of the staff and the dated interior was not a positive. I am thinking it may have be established in the 1980s and has been refurbished since. However, the food and wine was excellent and the service became more personable as the night wore on. Despite... More 

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Farmers Branch, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My daughter and I had a wonderful Halloween dinner at Celestino. Our waiter Carlos was tremendous. He was friendly and very attentive. His recommendations for entrees and wines were impeccable. The appetizers were superb, especially the Timballo Funghi.The rack of veal was outstanding and the cannoli with some some gelato for desert was wonderful. All-in-all, it was great night out... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We are new to California and have been looking for that one great italian restaurant to call our own. I had lunch here a few weeks back and, upon entering, I got the "good vibe". The restaurant is very nice and the staff, some directly from Italy, were welcoming and professional. At the conclusion of lunch I booked a dinner... More 

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Long Island, NY
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We ate here three different nights during our stay at the Langham Hotel and were never disappointed! The waiters treat you like part of the family and rarely say no to a personal request. Its a good idea to make reservations since every night the room quickly fills up. There are no off-nights! Without asking, they surprised our daughter with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Situated on a busy street called Lake ave in Pasadena, we decided to give this place a try in hopes of finding our next favorite Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, the risotto tasted like rice that has been undercooked with a chalky taste and dry crunchy texture. The waiter called this "al dente". I call this inedible. He takes it back to... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have celebrated with out of town family members at Celestino for several years with generally great experiences there. But our recent visit was disappointing with inattentive service, loud, and food that was only good.

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Altadena, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

been coming to this restaurant for while now, the food is pretty good but they should update their menu a bit more often

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El Cerrito, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Celestino’s is an Italian restaurant on S. Lake Avenue, near Colorado. We were a small group and had a very nice, private room, which afforded us lots of privacy and the ability to talk without too much other crowd noise. The service was excellent, the staff was friendly, and the serving was fast, even given the demands of a group.... More 

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Additional Information about Celestino Ristorante & Bar

Address: 141 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: (626) 795-4006
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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