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Mi Piace

Mi Piace

Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Old Pasadena, Pasadena
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  • Ranked #2 for Italian restaurants in Pasadena
  • Chaya D.
    "Christina, Henry, Mark and Brian are fantastic bartenders."(9 Tips)
    Diane R.
    "Henry's our favorite!!! Go see him!!!"(7 Tips)
    Peter L.
    "OMGOMGOMG!!! Pescatore is my fav thing in life."(3 Tips)
    Christina B.
    "The chicken lasagna is to die for!"(2 Tips)
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  • Steve C.
    Steve ChavezOctober 28, 2014
    The Risotto with Lobster was fantastic.The Black Label Burger was great as well as the crispy yet thick bacon and caramelized Maui onions were simply wonderful.
  • Vanessa B.
    Vanessa BurnsMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been coming here for years and I seem the same thing over and over again. The insalata with vinegarette and pasta bolongnese. Two classics and always perfect. And amazing creative desserts.
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChanSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    An excellent place all around or lunch, dinner, and late night. I always get the Pescatore (red sauce) and be careful to not eat too much of their great bread
  • Jones
    JonesDecember 21, 2015
    Short ribs and eggs $15 were good. Linguini with prawns and Calamari $18 also good. Can be a bit crowded inside.
  • Peter L.
    Peter LorimerJanuary 23, 2011
    OMGOMGOMG!!! Pescatore is my fav thing in life. The one here is A+++ served with spinach linguine and in a rich tomato broth over flowing with seafood. The best Pescatore I ever had, EVER!
  • Adam A.
    Adam AshleyAugust 12, 2012
    Great place! The atmosphere is 'hip casual', the italian bakery is outstanding. The chicken Lasagna is the best. Reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Therese B.
    Therese BagsitApril 28, 2013
    Don't drink alcohol? Brian at the bar can make you flavorful virgin cocktails. Virgin mojito was delicious - complete with mint leaves - and not too sweet.
  • Michael R.
    Michael ReidAugust 9, 2014
    Pasta, veal, and all your Italian favorites done well. Great people watching from their patio. Excellent pastry chef.
  • Nate C.
    Nate ConklinSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The lunch menu has a steak sandwich with a chapotle dry rub (+ french fries) that's totally addicting. My wife swears by the butternut squash raviolis - which are definitely unique to this rest.
  • Joanna W.
    Joanna WanJune 13, 2014
    Their escargot was surprisingly good. For some reason their salmon pasta's portion got smaller, the sauce was less than before, and there were less smoke salmon on top.
  • Kevin
    KevinSeptember 3, 2011
    If you sit outside, you might just get to have an Audi R8 staring you in the face. Oh yeah, the food is pretty good too.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DenenholzJune 22, 2012
    Pizza and Ravioli Al Burro are AMAZING. Same with Caesar salad and fettuccine alfredo
  • Newt H.
    Newt HoangJanuary 24, 2010
    Night time is guaranteed scene to be scene. Expect the wait but the ambiance is pretty visceral. Breakfast or lunch is a great alternative. All in all, dining for an experience.
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.May 18, 2015
    Pizza is soooo good! Try the Pizza parma! delicious!
  • Max K.
    Max KunFebruary 11, 2012
    Decent Italian cafe, usually for business people and dates. Delicious desserts and good service!!
  • Philip C.
    Philip CiullaAugust 8, 2011
    Great food. Been going since it opened. The carbonara is great. Everything is consistent
  • Megan M.
    Megan MiddletonJune 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're a girl, ask Brian (bartender) for a French 75!!! He makes the best in Los Angeles county!!!! Yuuuuuppp!!!
  • Julio C.
    Julio ChaparroJuly 19, 2016
    DineLA menu was awesome and the food was delicious
  • Rexbabyandkids P.
    A bit crowded but great food and great service!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica C.August 30, 2013
    Get a watermelon mojito. Save room for dessert with a double shot of espresso.
  • Mary Ascension S.
    Mary Ascension SaulnierSeptember 7, 2014
    I can't wait to put my tongue In the chef mouth another gift --- for him
  • Dave A.
    Dave AlarconAugust 22, 2015
    It is a good place to have a pleacent dinner, service is average to poor the food is tasty.
  • Diane R.
    Diane RobertsAugust 9, 2012
    Henry made our evening in Pasadena a hit!!! Thanks Henry!!!!
  • Nate C.
    Nate ConklinOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the bistecca marinata alla griglia is only on the lunch menu and is FABULOUS! I order it every time.
  • Chaya D.
    Chaya DonneFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Some of the best bartenders in town. Christina, Henry and Mark will amaze and delight you with their creative libations.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AgrazMarch 12, 2012
    The shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta is killer. Gotta try it!
  • Michel R.
    Michel RodrigueMarch 8, 2013
    Great breakfast, try the oatmeal...
  • Kokopuff
    KokopuffDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Brian makes the best Cucumber Martini and Henry makes a good Espresso Martini
  • Chaya D.
    Chaya DonneJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Always enjoy a great meal and conversation at the bar. Christina, Henry, Mark and Brian are fantastic bartenders.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MiraulaMarch 2, 2014
    They havr very good baked goods also.
  • C 1.
    C 1PMarch 21, 2013
    Service is poor, waitresses are not attentive. Don't sit near the mirror - the floor is unstable and you feel everyone walking around. Bread is good though
  • Sohyun C.
    Sohyun ChoiFebruary 23, 2011
    Ma fav Italian restaurant in old pasadena. Try pumpkin ravioli, scrumptuous!!
  • Zack S.
    Zack SwireApril 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Got to try the Chocolate Soup dessert - it's a whole lot of awesome - thx Steve for that perfect description.
  • Jose S. C.
    Jose S. CastroAugust 27, 2016
    Great pasta. Great wine selection
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomeroMay 22, 2015
    Fantastic pasta dishes and desserts
  • Tara
    TaraSeptember 5, 2012
    Gluten free options! Woo hoo! The primavera was delicious
  • Amol K.
    Amol KDecember 23, 2010
    Make sure to ask for the bread with olive oil/vinegar before your meal.
  • Betty C.
    Betty CMarch 23, 2011
    They have gluten free pasta option for anyone w a wheat issue!
  • Momica K.
    Momica KellyJuly 26, 2010
    The koge burger on brioche bread is outstanding. Get a salad w avocado for a tastebud experience.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YuehApril 19, 2015
    Excellent whiskey selection.
  • Jean C.
    Jean Condelli-MeadowsDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mark is the BEST bartender ever
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinNovember 10
    Great short rib ravioli
  • James W.
    James WelshNovember 4, 2013
    Skip breakfast. Cold eggs and poor service. I have always made it a point to have dinner here when I'm in town but very sad on this trip.
  • Bud M.
    Bud MertzFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome. Happy Hour all night on Mondays, and club nights Thursday-Satruday
  • madhusudhan s.
    madhusudhan sreedharDecember 14, 2013
    amazing service and grt food!!
  • Nate C.
    Nate ConklinOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    food is almost always an "A-". service is a "C-". if you have a reservation for a group, make sure your whole party is on time/present or they won't seat you.
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffSeptember 24, 2014
    Mediocre. I guess The residents of Pasadena must be happy to have it since options are limited but, I'm sorry, it's below mediocre.
  • Marj D.
    Marj DatoonMay 30, 2015
    Anti pasta appetizer
  • Sam R.
    Sam RothJanuary 28, 2012
    Cocktails are overpriced but the food is amazing.
  • caroline c.
    caroline corriganMarch 24, 2012
    it's all about the calamari for me at this place!!
  • I'm
    I'mDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Go see Brian. Best Bartender around and a really great dude!!!
  • Kitty C.
    Kitty CatNovember 22, 2011
    Brian is THE greatest bartender, hands down!
  • Domanique A.
    Domanique AliciaNovember 17, 2013
    Pretty waitstaff, terrible service. Don't expect questions answered, followthrough with requests, or even getting the bill in decent time.
  • Charles T.
    Charles ToddApril 1, 2012
    Brian is the best bartender in old town
  • Kenny
    KennyJune 12, 2011
    the food is somewhat good but the waiter is very annoying. they have a fake smile and make you hurry up your order.
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas ShookMay 18, 2012
    Try the Duck Confit Fettucini
  • Diane R.
    Diane RobertsAugust 9, 2012
    Henry's our favorite!!! Go see him!!!
  • Gheren V.
    Gheren VitteNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pasadena Breakfast Sandwich is a winner
  • Ray C.
    Ray CombsJuly 29, 2013
    The bread and Mark the bartender...#MasterMixologist
  • @QueenBee
    @QueenBeeDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is the best!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MorrisonJune 7, 2012
    Henry at the bar. The right guy to be in charge! Awsome place
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BirchMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for brian w. at the bar!
  • Mary Ascension S.
    Mary Ascension SaulnierSeptember 7, 2014
    Yup it's on
  • Julie Christine Dell'Aquila
    Julie Christine Dell'AquilaFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Piper Sonoma Mimosas are the best!!!!
  • Travis R.
    Travis RiceMarch 17, 2012
    Waited an exorbitant amount of time for milk for my bloody tea
  • Christina B.
    Christina BonomoSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken lasagna is to die for!
  • Adeline A.
    Adeline A.December 28, 2012
    Try the Pizza Margherita
  • Marj D.
    Marj DatoonMay 30, 2015
    Great ambience and food
  • Marla H.
    Marla HudnallJanuary 16, 2011
    Ouova Benedettina is my fav for brunch!
  • Doovy H.
    Doovy HanMay 7, 2010
    Best Carbonara in town, period.
  • Sr D.
    Sr DeanJune 13, 2010
    The salmon here is A MUST! :)
  • Hemang
    HemangMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel ScaliseMarch 1, 2012
    Pistachio gelato.....yummmm!
  • Kat J.
    Kat J.July 24, 2010
    The creme brulee is to die for!!!
  • Winnie
    WinnieNovember 25, 2011
    Their strawberry lemonade does not have strawberries :(
  • Mendel L.
    Mendel LinMarch 24, 2012
    Don't come here for food. Over cooked seafood, mediocre pasta, forced smile waiters. Just go to Louise's across the street.
  • Jun D.
    Jun DAugust 14, 2012
    Good food!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellerOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come see Brian at the bar ,)
  • Cal V.
    Cal VinJuly 27, 2010
    Pretty awesome (ginormous) fries.
  • Lara S.
    Lara ScheelMarch 23, 2013
    Do not eat at tables by back mirrored wall. Bugs! They know there is a problem and all they do is shrug shoulders and apologize. Ugh.
  • Gary S.
    Gary S.March 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Waffle Bambinos. Tasty!
  • Victor R.
    Victor RoblesMay 29, 2012
    Restrooms are a mess
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CaraFebruary 13, 2011
    Horrible service!! Made reservations and waited for an hour for a table we never got. Never coming here again!
  • Tamika T.
    Tamika ThompsonOctober 31, 2010
    Mozzarella Marinara
  • Chris F.
    Chris FreemabJanuary 31, 2010
    Try the Bolognese.
  • Gary S.
    Gary S.May 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bambinos. Try them.
  • Becky P.
    Becky P.March 30, 2014
    Service is really slow.
  • tiffy c.
    tiffy cHoiMarch 11, 2010
    Pizza is good!!!
  • Rameen M.
    Rameen M.August 8, 2010
    Not worth the wait or $$. Avoid.
  • Rafael D.
    Rafael Duarte MJune 26, 2015
    Muy bueno, excelente atención.
  • Tina
    TinaMay 15, 2011
    best cappuccino in LA
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