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Cafe Santorini

4.8
4.8
1599 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (626) 564-4200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Sanchez

  • 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 150 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Emma McClung: (626) 564-4200 ext. 11

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Delacy

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    2 blocks away on Holly St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. MM

    MishkaM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food - great variety of choices on the menu. It was very crowded and thus noisy, not our favorite, but there's a genuinely happy vibe there. Other diners said they were regulars, so they have some truly loyal fans.
  2. M

    Masis

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and atmosphere, will be revisiting and taking friends.
  3. WW

    WendyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and the service very good. Enjoyed the experience very much. We will return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great time!
  5. S

    Susy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. This restaurant has yet to disappoint.
  6. T

    Terri

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had a very beautiful early dinner on Saturday. At 4 o’clock it wasn’t very busy, which is perfect because my husband has health concerns and is worried about being around crowds. Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. We shared the calamari appetizer, which was delicious, my husband had the chicken kebabs and I had the vegetarian Mediterranean appetizer platter as my main dish -we even brought food home! So good.😋 The prices were very reasonable for the quality. We had such a great experience that we booked for our anniversary in two weeks.
  7. L

    Lizbeth

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    second time here, both times the food was excellent, service superb, and ambiance relaxing. Love this place! And the sangria, 10/10
  8. s

    sharonh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on January 15, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience
    The food is excellent. The service is excellent. And everyone I take there likes it very much.
  9. D

    Denise

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  10. JG

    JGil

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 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?
  11. LN

    LynN

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 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.
  12. PC

    PabloC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have come many times over the years and this place NEVER disappoints.
  13. a

    aajl

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unexpected family visiting made us join the wonderful place for a second time in one weekend
  15. JP

    JessP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nice service, but the food was only "okay". Not bad, just not outstanding.
  16. 6

    655jack

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 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.
  17. GB

    GlendaB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 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.
  18. BQ

    BQNS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant with good ambient Good decent foods
  19. M

    Mara

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, ambiance, food, overall dining experience.
  21. DL

    DianeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was terrific! We sat outside on a pleasant evening.
  22. H

    Halle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant experience look forward to our next visit. We drove 3 1/2 hour delicious
  23. LS

    LaurieS

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently wonderful in every way from the service to the food and value.
  24. JN

    JaNaWr

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server, beautiful outdoor patio. Classic Pasadena
  25. R

    Richard

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was what expected. Good service, good food.
  26. LM

    LarisaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location to eat al fresco during summer.
  28. m

    mcmdkdd

    Los Angeles

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 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!
  29. DB

    DeniseB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 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!
  30. JC

    JeffC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful place, great food, fantastic service... Absolutely a super choice for a nice dining experience
  31. LV

    LupeV

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 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.
  32. PM

    PatM

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 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...
  33. LC

    LenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good time. It was a very hot day so we ate indoors. Really love sitting outside there.
  34. V

    Velvet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious, the atmosphere was great. Absolutely lovely restaurant!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday here and the customer service was excellent!
  36. B

    Barb

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  37. c

    cafebabe

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place love the menu and environment.
  39. GT

    GeorgeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 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 =)
  40. GB

    GlendaB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Santorini using the Order Online button. Cafe Santorini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 564-4200.

Cafe Santorini is rated 4.8 stars by 1599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Santorini

64 W Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Delacy

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Italian, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    2 blocks away on Holly St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cesar Sanchez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 564-4200

  • 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 150 seated guests.

  • Private party contact

    Emma McClung: (626) 564-4200 ext. 11

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