Cafe Santorini

4.6
1682 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
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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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.
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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.
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

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.

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1,682 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
21%
Good
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Fair
1%
Poor
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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 =)

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KK
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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f
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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DB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food!!

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NC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent wait staff, lovely inside and out (patio), and vibrant atmosphere. I had the swordfish, the special, which was very, very moist, flaky, and delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Dinner

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience... food was great!!!!!! I'll definitely recommend this restaurant.

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MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Beautiful, comfortable outdoor dining. Attentive wait staff. Diverse food choices. Good specials and desserts.

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Y
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the location, the atmosphere were all spectacular

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DM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not enough servers. Very slow.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my mom's birthday here. Their outdoor seating was perfect on a sunny Sunday morning. Our favorites from the menu we're the beef kebab savory risotto and refreshing sangria. Staff were friendly and fast. Highly recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great apps and service was quick and friendly

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Father's Day a week late. Food was great. Our son, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren 14, 10 and we two - enjoyed the whole experience. We plan to return.

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AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in Pasadena. Good service and wine list. Went with friends after wedding dress shopping. Good food if you like mediterranean the tatziki is delicious and lots of bread for the table.

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k
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining here and both times were similar...great location (especially for outdoor dining), good food, wonderful service, and a good time. We live quite a distance, but recommend it if you are in the area as a overall good evening.

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F
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great, unfortunately halibut was dry and over dressed with too many ingredients.

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B
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Food and service were great - but with a large amount of other tables available, they chose to seat another couple in a matching double seat table right next to (actually almost on top of) us - they had to move the tables apart in order to fit them in - so we had maybe 2" between our tables. This new couple were loud and my husband's and my quiet anniversary dinner was spoiled. We didn't even order dessert - just finished dinner and left.
It might be a good place to dine for larger groups who would be able to have a table area to themselves - but I couldn't recommend this place to a couple who wanted to be assured of not sharing their dining space with others.

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A
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my
Mother-in-law

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived half an hour early but were seated immediately on arrival. The hostess led us outside where we were able to enjoy the open air. The staff was kind, conversation volumes weren’t too loud, we were able to enjoy the music, food arrived hot, and overall the restaurant left quite an impression on my guests. They are already planning a second visit!

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S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to sit outside for dinner! The seafood salad was exceptionally good and was loaded with a variety of fish. A very satisfying dinner.

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R
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Reservation at 8. We were on time. Hostess said wait for a table to open up.. There was an open table we could see on the porch but we waited standing for 15 minutes in the loud din of noise and then seated at the table that was empty the whole time. Greek salad is uninspired. Waited about an hour to get our entrees! Waiter didn't stop by with any info or apology. Red curry risotto with giant shrimp and seafood is actually a mushy rice mound with 3 smallish shrimp with little taste and a bunch of shells around the rice many that were empty. The pasta dish wasn't finished. The pizza's were OK odd sausage on one. When we book the reservation told them Birthday. Had to remind the waiter it is a birthday. Coffee was cold.

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MG
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the mixed seafood salad over greens. My favorite entree.

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e
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! brought my dad and family for father's day. It was a success! Really loved the building, great food and service. Food is priced decently, drinks were a bit on the high side. Spent $270 on 4 people, most of that was for wine glasses. Probably be better to buy a couple of bottles.

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CH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time. Great service and delicious food.

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GL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best lamb I have ever had. Cooked to perfection. The Santorini Martini was fantastic! I will come here again with out a doubt.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was pretty attentive. The food was delicious! Will definitely come again.

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BD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

As usual the service was exceptional. The food was well prepared and arrived hot (a pet peeve). The bartender also knew his occupation - the martini was excellent.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Pasadena with a friend from San Diego for an event. We both love Greek cuisine. I read the reviews of Cafe Santorini and decided to give it a try. We had the most wonderful meal. The mossaka was outstanding and the best outside of Greece. Can't wait to go back !!!

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TR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Santorini always impresses my wife and I -- because we travel infrequently to Pasadena (we need to change that!) our most recent visits were 3 years apart -- and the positives are still the same -- or better. Great menu, great atmosphere--request the outdoor area (depending on the weather and your level of dress) it's great!!

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DS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent as always. However, they did nothing to celebrate our daughter’s birthday even though they were told several times that was what we were celebrating. I mentioned this to a friend and she said that she had had a similar experience. Therefore, while I highly recommend this restaurant do not use it to celebrate a special occasion if you want that occasion recognized.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael our waiter was one of the best waiters I've ever had. He was such a delight and brought so much joy to my date and I. Would definitely like for him to know that he was the cherry on top for our evening. Thank you Michael!

- Anthony & Alyssa

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my husband. Food was fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I ordered a chicken kebab and in place of rice pilaf (that it came with) I requested salad. They piled uncooked marinated chicken pieces on a salad. I had to send it back (I cannot remember the last time I sent a meal back) at which time the waiter kept insisting this was a kebab and this is how they serve it. The chicken looked pink inside and was not cooked but he insisted it was the marinade. He said he would change it out after being condescending and rude. Still did not receive kabab. I received chicken breasts and salad.
As I walked to restroom I was stung by a bee in the bathroom. I returned to an extremely over crowded restaurant and condescending waiter who was completely rude. Mind you this meal was a 200 dollar bill.
I have never received an experience like this in my entire life and I have been fine dining for over 25 years throughout the world.
I had a horrible celebration. The food was lost due to the experience. Disappointing to say the least.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place for a date. Especially, since we were seated outside. Excellent service! And great food.

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j
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall Cafe Santorini was a good experience. However, the one negative is that between the time the main entrees were brought to the table (not by our server) and the time we finished eating, the server/waiter never came by the table to check on us or the food. I would expect a restaurant with this level of reviews to have a server who checked in. Ours did not.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining companion had to cancel due to a family emergency, so I dined alone for our intended joint birthday celebration. The hostess and waiters were unbelievably attentive and even brought me a special birthday treat. It was a wonderful lunch.

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