Cafe Santorini

4.4
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1718 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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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 offer a large banquet venue, The Rococo Room, which can fit up to 150 guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
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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
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Phone number
(626) 564-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cesar Sanchez
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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 150 seated guests.
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Private party contact
Emma McClung: (626) 564-4200 ext. 11
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for information about outside catering & take out. We can also accommodate special requests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Delacy
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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.
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Public transit
2 blocks away on Holly St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago
Overall5foodserviceambience

The food is excellent. The service is excellent. And everyone I take there likes it very much.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Reviewed on August 28, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Had my birthday lunch outside on the covered balcony. Tried so many items on the menu. Everything was delicious. Service was attentive. Would definitely try to sit outside. Good wine.

JG
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Reviewed on June 20, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Exceptional local hideaway for a romantic evening. Good food. fine wine and friends. what else in the world is there?

LN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very accommodating and suggested some great dishes. He would come by often to check to see if we needed anything else. We had a lovely time.

PC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have come many times over the years and this place NEVER disappoints.

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to eat. Visit this place once a year and the quality of food is still as good as when we first came. The only downside is that prices seem to go up every year. Request for an outdoor seat if you make a reservation, they have really nice seating.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpected family visiting made us join the wonderful place for a second time in one weekend

JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice service, but the food was only "okay". Not bad, just not outstanding.

6
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I can not recommend any restaurant that is not accessible to people with disabilities. Our friend had to be practically carried up the stairs because the restaurant is located on a second floor and there is no elevator. When I asked the hostess, she politely shrugged and said “it’s an old historical building and can’t be retrofitted. It’s management not me.” In this day and age of the AMericans With Disabilities Act they could at the very least put a motorized chair that attaches to the stairs. Until they are accessible, I will not return and cannot recommend this to anyone.

GB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner as usual. We dine at Santorini frequently and are never disappointed in the service, ambiance, and delicious meals. This reservation was to treat friends celebrating their wedding anniversary and they were thrilled with the all-around dining experience. Thank you Santorini. One of THE best restaurants in Pasadena and entire LA area. Happy 25th Anniversary! We've been with you since your doors opened.

BQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with good ambient
Good decent foods

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Santorini is a Fun Restaurant. Had drinks st the bar before dinner. Chris the bartender was delightful. The lemon drop martini he made for me was one of the Best.
The meal was superb and the waiter so attentive.
Wonderful evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, ambiance, food, overall dining experience.

DL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was terrific! We sat outside on a pleasant evening.

H
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant experience look forward to our next visit. We drove 3 1/2 hour delicious

LS
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful in every way from the service to the food and value.

JW
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server, beautiful outdoor patio. Classic Pasadena

R
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was what expected. Good service, good food.

LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Fried smelts and moussaka were delicous. I did not care for the tiramisu and they took it off my bill!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location to eat al fresco during summer.

M
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice variety and selections. Lamp wrap, shrimp pasta, pasta pesto with chicken, mushroom risotto were all outstanding!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was excellent and I love the outdoor ambience. The only reason I didn’t give this a full five in every category was we had a 9:00 pm reservation but didn’t get seated until almost 10. Otherwise, everything was great and the cucumber martini was excellent!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place, great food, fantastic service... Absolutely a super choice for a nice dining experience

LV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cafe Santorini never disappoints! The food is creatively prepared and consistently cooked to perfection. The outdoor patio is high demand because it overlooks the vintage break structures surrounding this place, \particularly during warm season. There are outdoor heaters that preserve the outdoor experience comfortable during cold weather. Seafood is outstanding, and for the more traditional taste the kebob dishes always please the pellet. The only downside is that service can be slow because it's always so busy. But waiters are courteous, personable and attentive when they get to you. Patience is key and well worth the dining experience.

PM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Just not good enough. Great location. But the Grilled Calamari and the Lamb Wrap were absolutely inedible. As in no flavor, gristley, impossible to chew. I do wonder if they are actually Handicapped accessible. I see only stairs...

LC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good time. It was a very hot day so we ate indoors. Really love sitting outside there.

V
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious, the atmosphere was great. Absolutely lovely restaurant!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here and the customer service was excellent!

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the sangria was to die for. The service was spot on and the waiter was extremely descriptive with the day specials. Would definitely come back. The environment is beautiful and the ambiance was to pleasant.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place love the menu and environment.

GT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal! The noise had to do with an outdoor movie being shown in the Plaza below. Service was not on point that night, but I've been several times and usually flawless. Will def be back =)

GB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at Santorini many times for nearly 20 years now. Love the ambiance, friendly staff, great service, delicious meals, and relaxed patio dining. Never grow tired of the wonderful dining experience. Always a treat.

KK
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

ALWAYS GREAT! IT WAS SO HOT AND WE ALWAY SIT OUTSIDE BUT CHOSE INSIDE.
SADLY THE HEAT DUE TO THE PIZZA OVEN WAS MADE THE INSIDE EVEN HOTTER.

SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality dishes and great service. I would recommend the grilled squid salad and souvlaki.

TT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled calamari is amazing... it's a must have in my book. I've been twice and the food and service were excellent both times.

f
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks are always great. Seafood risotto is also a must have

KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great ambience- Beautiful outsdoor patio, only downside was the heavy bass club music they were blasting.

DB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food!!

DP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner