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Cafe Santorini

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64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627 (Delacy)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went to celebrate a birthday. when i made the reservation through Opentable I noted two things - I wanted to sit outside on the patio, and we were celebrating a birthday. Well, we did sit outside, but no mention at all of the birthday (nothing special). The best way to describe the waiter is surly - he never even... More 

Thank caryleach
Pasadena, California
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We celebrated my wife's birthday here on Saturday and had a wonderful time. It is very busy on weekends so make reservations. The wait staff and seating on the patio were super and the weather was just cool enough after a warm day. We tried several starters: hullumi cheese grilled with herbs, vegetarian mezze tasting (great selection, but I really... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Santorini is a favorite, but this visit was disappointing because of the inattention of our waiter. He was distracted by his friends at a nearby table, and we felt neglected. This is unacceptable in an otherwise reliable and enjoyable dining destination.

Thank Diane F
Long Beach, CA
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Insalata Frutti Di Mare, which was delicious with scallops and shrimp (only thing insalata about it was grilled tomatoes). It was pricey at $21 (not sure why tripadvisor menu shows it being 12). Atmosphere sitting on patio was very enjoyable. Service was impeccable.

Thank LGB-Local
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read a fairly good review and decided to try this place for a late lunch. The horror. Undercooked calamari and Lamb wraps were so bad that all three of us felt sick (and still feeling sick three hours later). Nothing worth than old lamb - and this was bad. Friendly service and a nice atmosphere but the food really... More 

Thank klaus m
Kearney, Nebraska
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503 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Similar to the Greek Isles in ambiance, service,and food. Save the Mediterranean cruise🙄, go to Pasadena! Tucked away in an alley in a repurposed building, it's a bit hard to find, but it's worth finding. Service was outstanding, chioppino and Seared tuna salad were great for the two of us. We'd been there before and we'll be back. Reservations are... More 

Thank skiNebraska
Alta Loma, California
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere of this place, and it seems to be popular. So we keep trying this restaurant to see what we are missing. The food is fine. I don’t think I’ve ever had a memorable meal there. But what I do remember is the service. Frankly, I have found some of the wait staff there to be rude.... More 

Thank TravelinCali
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The meal at lunch time was delish! The service was fantastic, waiter was quite attentive. Lovely patio area with white lights overhead..very romantic although it seemed quite a few business people were there for lunch. They also had a lovely room you could rent out of weddings, events etc.

1 Thank Gia846
Los Angeles, CA
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I suppose this restaurant is most famous for its location in "Old Pasadena" than anything else. The food is average-good depending on your personal tastes. It's a great place for lunch and sipping wine and appetizers in the afternoon. The balcony is the best spot to eat but inside is well decorated and comfortable as well. I wish there was... More 

1 Thank Burgundy9
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is sort of my neighborhood hangout and treat all in one. Everything is made fresh and right in front of you! Dino & Brian always take very good care of us and we always have a great time. Let's not forget the happy hour - OMG you'll have to fight the urge to come everyday. The grilled calamari salad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-564-4200
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?