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Cafe Santorini
Cafe Santorini

Cafe Santorini Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafesantorini.com/
  • Email: events@cafesantorini.com
  • Phone: (626) 564-4200
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Mendez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for information about outside catering & take out. We can also accommodate special requests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in historic Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini offers an ideal setting for weddings, personal celebrations, or corporate events. Our Mezzanine room holds up to 25 guests. Our Rococo Room holds up to 170 seated guests and Pandora on Green holds up to 320 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Stacy Udave (626) 564-4200
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wether you're planning a wedding reception, anniversary or a business event, Cafe Santorini is your solution.
    We can accommodate up to 170 seated guests in the Rococo Room and up to 340 in Pandora on Green.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Delacy
  • Public Transit: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Public parking is available across the street on Union, and valet parking is available on the corner of Delacy and Union. We validate valet parking only.
A word from Cafe Santorini
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Using OpenTable was so quick and easy and when we arrived at the resturant we were immediately seated. Outdoor dining, excellent food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my date to your guys place for her birthday. As we walk in I was amaze about the evierment it was really really nice. As I sat down my date told me good choice on the on the place. Thank you for the best experience cafe santorini "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I read reviews on this restaurant and decided to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. It was not a significantly sized restaurant but bustling full of people. The staff was very friendly and truly work well together to provide an easy going enjoyable experience. We did not have to wait long as we did have a reservation, I highly recommend this! Our food was prompt and delicious. The menu itself is priced reasonably, I believe the highest priced plate is roughly in the $30 dollar range. Overall a good place for a date nite or dinner with with a close friend!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived and for some reason the service was very slow and not attentive as usual. The food was great as always."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Place was hopping! Great for people watching and great dining! Food was outstanding (we had the risotto with scallops and seafood salad), service was attentive but not overbaring. Would definitely recommend this place. One note - the place is upstairs so there are a lot of steps. May be difficult for some."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We'd been finding too many of the restaurant choices in Old Town a little "blah." Santorini is wonderful. Great food and service, relaxed atmosphere. Fun!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding! The food, the service, the ambience,....it was perfect. I just wish we lived near Pasadena so we could eat there more often! This is a gem! The outside patio is upstairs and is terrific."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was my 2nd time here, girls night out, I love eating outside on the patio. The food was good, humus with pita, chicken milanese with arugula cheese salad was very good, had a sangria, and to close it creme brulee with a cappuccino. Our waiter was a little rude though, he got bothered that we asked for separate checks. Did not check up on us, but there was a young guy who would bring our food out and he was awesome at serving us."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Love going there!! Food is always fab!!! Service is amaze!!! And sangria is yum!!! One of my veey favorite places in Old town"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Surprisingly poor service for such a highly rated restaurant. Our food took very long to come out, one of our guests had food spilled on him, water was refilled upon request, and empty glasses and dishes were never cleared off the table. Our server was unattentive and rude to say the best. The food is not good enough to tolerate the type of service that we received."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "No blue roofs or whitewashed walls, but a delightful dining experience none the less. There is an indoor and an outdoor area but it is winter so the outdoor area is completely covered but clear sidewalls provide an outdoor feel on an upstairs patio. Lamb, clams and pasta and eggplant pizza were all excellent and the bottle of Vina Robles red blend went perfectly with dinner. Service was attentive and very good without being intrusive. Indoors there is a nice bar and smallish dining area, but outdoors is preferable."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had been here before for dinner and were anxious to bring his family for lunch. We were a little concerned because we had two children with us but the restaurant was very accommodating. My boyfriend had been telling his family about the shrimp saltado which apparently was only offered for dinner but our waitress went and asked to see if they could make an exception and they did. Everyone loved it. Everything was so delicious. I can't wait to come back with my side of the family and my friends."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were a party of 8 and the restaurant was very busy. Did impact the service. But the quality remained very good> we will be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We ate here in the evening after a long flight from London and had to call ahead to tell them we'd be 30-60 mins late after a delay. This was no problem and despite it being Friday night, peak time they were still able to seat us outside on the terrace. Service was excellent, waiter was attentive but not overly so and again, despite being busy we didn't have to wait to order our food or more drinks etc.. Food was great (I had a lamb kebab dish and my wife had risotto) and margaritas were the best I had while in L.A. The ambience was lively but not nosy and all in all we had a great experience. Cant fault Cafe Santorini at all - definitely shouldn't be missed if you're in the area."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a late lunch here, meeting family from out of state. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and professional. We never felt rushed, they gave us plenty of time to visit before ordering and after our meal was finished. We were seated outside on the rooftop and it was fantastic. Everything we ordered was delicious, I recommend the kabobs with the hummus. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I just went here for happy hour and it was amazing! The curry shrimp and calamari are the BEST! And not to mention the bartender Brian who made great sangrias and even tested a new drink concoction on us, which was delicious! I'm definitely going back for HH, lunch and dinner!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had dinner reservations on a Tuesday and were immediately seated when we arrived. The weather was beautiful so the outside patio was full of guests. The restaurant has a fun and light hearted atmosphere, which in combination with the perfect weather and great service made me want to book a vacation to Santorini ASAP. We ordered the calamari (awesome- grilled calamari over a bed of greens, topped with lemon dressing), seafood pasta dish (tasted fresh and delicious) and moussaka (delicious and satisfying without being heavy). We ended the meal with the tiramisu which was light and not overly sweet. Drinks are ~$10- $12 (martini, sangria) and the beer was $9. Overall I really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The roof top patio was very cute with lights strung up around it. Music could be heard from street which was good and bad. When it was just music...great, but the singing later was poor. Service was fast, efficient and friendly! I loved the chicken kebob and my husband really enjoyed his very mild lamb. I would have loved to try the beautiful deserts, but too full. We will go again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Old Town upstairs eating with reasonable prices and huge portions makes this a must go to place in Pasadena. Could not finish both appetizer and main course and they were both very good. Wait staff very attentive."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was great, drinks good, loud but fun on a Saturday night. Only complaint, and maybe it was actually a good thing, was the waiter gave us A LOT of time after dinner without bringing the check or dessert menus. We were grateful for the extra time together, but were surprised we weren't rushed out on a Saturday night. Other tables turned over faster, but I think the diners wanted to leave and we wanted to stay... so maybe this is a compliment, rather than a complaint?"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great spot for a romantic date, brunch w/friends & even better yet! A rest spot For a bridal or baby shower"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We arrived on Friday at 8 o'clock exactly on time for a reservation but we still had to wait 20 minutes. We were here last month, same scenario, had to wait even longer, they had overbooked. This time, when we were given a table, it was in the same doorway as the other time, high-traffic zone. This time we insisted on something else and had to wait a little longer. Through it all, service it is very gracious and with a great attitude. Extremely busy there. Very slow even to get a cup of warm water. Terrific calamari and potato leek soup. Best to sit at edge of the terrace."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food and service is always very, very good. Ambiance is great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "After reading reviews, I thought this place was going to offer a nice ambiance and good food. Completely let down. I food was too salty, flavors were inconsistent, and the food was served cold. Waiters were very patient, courteous, and quick with removing plates from the table. The atmosphere was nice but I wouldn't call it special or worthy of the higher prices. Overall, I would not return to this establishment."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Have been eating here for a long time. Meals and service are always excellent!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Tuna was a little tough and very cold maybe frozen and not fresh"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "For those of us who struggle with parking space there is an excellent public parking lot across the restaurant. Online reservation makes it easier for timely service. Likewise, the soothing music, the terrace and surrounding brick buildings gives you that romantic European, Latin American feeling. As a big plus, the attentive and knowledgable waiters make it easier for those somewhat uneasy customers to decide on beverages and dishes. The extensive wine list and ample choice of dishes is perfect for those frequent restaurant goers. Food is exquisite! Lastly, the closeness of the surrounding tables is no problem, since customers show etiquette and courtesy. If you enjoy the ambiance, the price tag should not be a challenge. Go for it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was 40 min late and my reservation was still honored . Food and service was excellent ! Definitely be back again ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the Grille Calamari Salad and The Red Curry Rissoto with seafood."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Much to commend it, and some things that I would offer to caution new diners. GOOD: food is top-notch, from the appetizer to the dessert. The service was excellent, with strong recommendations and courteousness abounding. Service was reasonably paced, too. BAD: crowded in the "outdoor" (enclosed, but you still know your outside, considering the pollen levels) area. I felt cramped. Noisy, too, which made the dining experience less than ideal. UGLY: the view of the open parking structure across the street (apart from a few attractive women I saw walking to their cars) and Union Street itself is not attractive. Not sure why it's "open" in that way. GO to enjoy the food, expect the noise, and if you can, find out if you can eat inside."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Good food for people with good taste buds.Excellent dining place.Mediterranean cuisine is on the menu which are excellent.we ordered ciopini and it was absolutely appetizing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a belated Valentine's day. Our reservation was at 6:15 and it was already getting crowded. The tables are very close together, but luckily we had a wall to one side and a very considerate couple next to us that kept their conversation barely audible. If we were next to a louder couple, it would have been uncomfortable and annoying. Service was great and food delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. Came here for Mother's day and really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Took my date here on the Saturday after Valentine's day. Made reservations about 3 days prior, no problems. We even were running late due to an accident on the freeway which caused a back up, called the restaurant to notify them that we are running late and they were very courteous about putting a note in our reservation for us. When we arrived, we were seated immediately and the staff were very friendly. Unfortunately, we were sat next to another couple, practically sharing a table... We were so extremely close to the other couple, we were able to hear their whispered conversation and smelled their dinners."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This has been our go to place for dinner on special nights for the past few years. We have somehow ended up with one of the same two waiters every time and they are both FANTASTIC. Unfortunately, for our Valentines Day(we celebrated Saturday), our waiter was less than helpful. He was someone we'd never seen before and he was a far fall from the service we are used to from either the kind balding man or the mid twenties lady we're used to. He very infrequently was back to our table, and had a clear distain for what he was doing. We will likely not go back on a busy night like Valentine's day on the off chance we get him again. Our times on regular weekends have been phenomenal. The food is exquisite and the drinks are good. Calamari app=yes!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great place for Valentines day, lots of couples, wasn't packed which was good. but was busy nonetheless. Food was phenomenal as always, the champagne and wine lists were amazing and taste good too. A place to visit for sure,a place to enjoy incredible food and desert. one of my top favorite restaurants in the Pasadena area :-D"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "IWonderful time with my wife on Valentine's Day. Six o'clock reservation on the outdoor patio.Full house, but the service was great and the rib eye was delicious. Cremebuelle for desert also very good. Our food was pricey but there are other more affordable selections on the menu. Definitely recommend the outdoor patio on a warm night. Seating is very close proximity with other guests."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Poor service. Understandably, it was very busy because of Valentine's day but our server's poor attitude and forgetfulness was disappointing. Server took drinks away for refills and completely forgot about them (multiple times) and food took much longer than expected (entrees came out 30 min after appetizers did). Waiter was not attentive, he failed to come back after we asked him for refills, and did not seem friendly at all. The food was decent but I was pretty disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentines day was the first night trying this spot. Kebob was amazing will need to go back on a regular night for better table seating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As you can see by my choices we had an excellent evening of dining at Santorini's as we have always had. Great food, great service, great ambience, always brings us back. Wish I could remember our wiaters name, he was spot on and professional a nd efficient."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great food, large portions, reasonably priced. Must try - green curry risotto with scallops, stuffed butternut squash. Only regret was not having enough room to try dessert."
    Dined on 2/8/2014