Cafe Santorini

4.6
1711 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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LN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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PC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant with good ambient
Good decent foods

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, ambiance, food, overall dining experience.

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DL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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H
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LS
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server, beautiful outdoor patio. Classic Pasadena

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R
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was what expected. Good service, good food.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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PM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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...

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LC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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V
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
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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GB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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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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TT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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f
Los Angeles
23 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
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food!!

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NC
San Francisco
16 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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DP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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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