About 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 offer a large banquet venue, The Rococo Room, which can fit up to 150 guests.

64 W Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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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

Cross Street:
Delacy

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 564-4200

Website:
http://www.cafesantorini.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for information about outside catering & take out. We can also accommodate special requests.

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.

Executive Chef:
Cesar Sanchez

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

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 150 seated guests in the Rococo Room.

Private Dining

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.

Cafe Santorini Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

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4.4

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4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
Good for a Date (51)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
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Casual (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Romantic (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Great for Lunch (23)
Authentic (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (17)
Fun (17)
Healthy (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Scenic View (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (7)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

A group of my friends and I dined at Cafe Santorini. Everything was great about the evening - the food was delicious, drinks were good, and the service was great from start to finish. The restaurant is fairly small with a cozy outdoor dining area. Given the small space, it gets loud quickly. But there was great energy throughout. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice date spot, a fun group spot, or just to have good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a great meal as always.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great menu recommendations and service from Dennis. The calamari was excellent

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Only criticism was very loud Had to shout to be heard. Not great for a date night.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Seafood salad was delicious. Service was excellent. We'll be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love Cafe Santorini! Great food, great atmosphere! Sitting outside on the terrace is beautiful! Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

3rd time going. had a little with food but resolved.
service attentive , drinks excellent and food was good. will return

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I liked everything but it took 45min to get the food even thought the restaurant wasn't packed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Second visit; good food (hummus is terrific as are the grape leaves and the calamari salad). We'll be back when in Pasadena.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Having dinner on the outdoor patio was the best. Food and service was great. Class act. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding meal. Would visit again if we return to the Pasedena area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall everything is good, but it would be better if my Santorini seafood pasta dish don't have sand from the clams.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Super delicious pasta, but rest was... ok-pretty good. I did not try their mezze, unfortunatey, which looks also quite tasty.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and drink in a casual but stylish rooftop setting! The service is personable and fast! We loved everything we ordered! Definitely a recommend!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love everything about this restaurant! The food, ambiance, and service is always outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always good! Can get quite noisy! Convenient parking.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Came here for an early after theater matinee dinner.

Three out of four of us ordered the Red Curry with Seafood and all three of us raved about it. Also, we enjoyed great seating on the outdoor patio which made it easy to converse.

Really enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic place, highly recommend. Great inviorment and great service. The food was amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We all loved the food..there were 3 of us and we all had different meals which we so enjoyed

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a great, relaxing time. The food was delicious

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was flavorful, pasta was served luke warm but when it was replaced it was delicious! Loved the Grek salad, I would revisit!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were in town 4 days and very busy with an event and still ended up there twice. Dino makes the most amazing spicy margaritas and the food was EXCELLENT!! It was recommended by the Westin with many others but this was one worth visiting more than once :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The ambiance at Cafe Santorini is a slice of heaven! You are nestled atop all of the hussle and bussle and you really feel that for the two or so hours that you are there, you're DEFINITELY are not anywhere near the San Gabriel Valley!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We live in San Diego but every time we find ourselves in the area we visit Santorini. This time we enjoyed the seared tuna salad for an app. Next I had the Barramundi special, and was it ever that. It was served over shrimp risotto chock full of shrimp and other tasty items like broccoli. My husband had the seafood cioppino over linguini and he loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It's a very cute restaurant with a nice bar, good food and great ambiance. It's a little loud but not too bad. We love sitting in the patio and have our dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful as always

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary here. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous and wonderful place! Will definitely be back here!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was outstanding. I had the grilled octopus salad, which couldn't have been more tasty. The drinks were awesome too. The most special aspect of our dinner was the romantic outdoor patio roof view that the restaurant features, overlooking the Pasadena mall area below.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We eat here often and every time it is exceptional. The food, quality, service and overall ambience make it our go-to restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was delicious. Rooftop dining is very European and romantic. Barry our waiter was excellent suggesting the lamb chops to my partner. We will go back soon!!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My fiance and I made a reservation to this place for our wedding’s reception. It’s our first time trying their menu and was impressed with how delicious the food was! Service was incredible, too! We were seated immediately and the staff was accommodating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It is so good that we come back again and again! The food is unique and so is the ambiance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The name Cafe Santorini should be the name a restaurant that serves Greek food. (Santorini is a Greek island.) However, it is "Mediterranean" food -- which means Armenian. That's fine but, why not bill it as such? With Armenian name? and, there are food items with Greek names on menu that taste nothing like what you expect. We got up and left, as they had no understanding why using Greek names for Armenian food was misleading.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I love this place, have been here many times; but this was the first time sitting outdoors. The upstairs patio is wonderful - great ambiance with all the lights - and it was a beautiful night to be outside and enjoy Old Towne Pasadena. I am a vegetarian, and Santorini has many vegetarian options. I get something different every time I go and have never been disappointed. The Santorini Mezze tasting is a great way to have a little taste of everything (and has a meat option for my husband as well), and the grilled vegetable platter with roasted potatoes was delicious, satisfying and a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. I keep wanting to try the risotto but keep choosing something else, so - can't wait to go back and try that!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had an excellent experience! Loved it! Will go again!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took a chance - glad we did. Cafe Santorini is great. We definitely will be back on our next visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This my third visit but the lamp shank definitely was overcooked and dry this time though the kebab and calamari salad were excellent; will return but hope there will be improvement

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Four of us went to dinner and no one was disappointed. I hadn't been here in awhile, but, after going, I will put it back on my places to go more often.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious food and excellent customer service!

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