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Celestino Ristorante & Bar

141 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 795-4006
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Ranked #23 of 591 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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Farmers Branch, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Los Angeles
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One of the Drago brothers' restaurant, the name says it all, great genuine Italian food, been eating there may be 18 years, consistently good, they make anything for you if not on the menu. I am so glad I no longer need to hike to the Beverly Hills, (I don't like the one in downtown) any more.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every time we have been here, we have had a terrific meal. The calimari, the more elaborate primi salads, the pastas, risottos, and all the larger entrees are consistently delicious. The waiters are charming Italians and particularly if you are a regular will make you feel very special. Ask for their recommendations. Reservations are needed on weekends.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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