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“Great pastas, ambience so so”

Celestino Ristorante & Bar
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Ranked #81 of 718 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Green St & Cordova
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The pastas are very good. We sat in the back room and as other viewers have stated, avoid it. Cases of wine sitting against the wall, the leaf on our table being broken, chipped paint makes you think "should I stay or just leave right now".
Thankfully, the food is very good.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Didn't know what to expect when we got there. The restaurant looks ordinarily decored, and we came in from the back entrance, which is where we parked. I think it's because we got there after 6pm, so the parking is free. It looks like an office building and the parking is designated as so. BUT, the food! It was excellent! Although they didn't have pizza for the kids, they did make a delicious penne alfredo for the kids. And they loved it! I was told that their pasta was homemade, which is propbably why it taste different. Very friendly, very good service.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Our first time at Celestino, and it was a very pleasant surprise. Interesting and varied Northern Italian/Venetian menu, excellent service (by real Italians!), and a bargain $10 corkage fee (we brought a Brunello, of course). The space was a bit crowded and noisy, but overall, the terrific food, friendly/efficient service and reasonable prices made for an excellent overall experience. Bellissimo!

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Loved the food. Great, Northern Italian. Didn't love the ambience of the back room. Busy, Saturday night and some equipment sitting out and paint that needs touching up on the walls....service station out in the open. Server was cool and authentic...but had too many tables. So I guess I'd say the food was really good and I'll go back...but they need to either stick to seating fewer people in the front room----or fix up the back room and get more servers on busy nights.

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Thank Amy0328
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

There is metered parking on the street in front of the restaurant. There is free validated parking in the rear of the restaurant. There is a large main dining area with a bar. There are a couple smaller dining rooms off the main dining room. The rest rooms were very clean. There are no pizzas on the menu.
There are many specialty dishes on the menu that are not found at the typical Italian Restaurant.
The food is very tasty and the service is excellent.

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Thank George700East
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