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

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Good for a Date (44)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
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Casual (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Romantic (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Scenic View (11)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Host was very rude and my friends and I left and went to another restaurant. I’ve dined at this restaurant for years and have had great experiences but this evening was not the same. I will not be re.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I came here for our anniversary day and the place was fantastic. We got seated in the patio area as I had requested when I made the reservation. The place is very accomanding. The food I delisious, the waiter was very attentive with us Alos they brought us a small cake for our anniversary. I will defiantly will come here again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is one of several of our favorite restaurants in Pasadena. We introduced our friends to it this time, and they're looking forward to their return to it, as has happened with other friends on previous occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My daughter and friends visited for a birthday dinner. The waiter treated these 17 year old with respect and courtesy. They loved the food and the value was great!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Came here to celebrate a duo birthday dinner. Food was great but service was just okay. The starter took over 45 min, they forgot our bread several times, and didn't refill our water. Was not that busy that night either.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have had lunch/dinner for the past 8 yrs- service re wait staff can be iffy
However, the busser’s are always spot on to cover for the servers! Lol. But true

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My experience was completely positive except for how long it took for the food to come out. I understand that it was a busy Saturday night but we waited almost an hour after ordering to get our food. That's too long. Otherwise, no complaints.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food, great service, and a wonderful outdoor patio. My family loved it as we celebrated my mother in law's birthday.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was ok
Menu not adventurous
Patio and service was good

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I kind of thought it was a Greek restaurant hence the name but it really wasn’t. It was a mix of different places and to be honest it wasn’t very good. I had the red curry risotto and it was very heavy and the seafood on it tasted old. We also had the spanakopita and (burek) which should be tiropita and it was very bland and empty inside. Their soup was minestrone which isn’t Greek as well lol I was hoping for some avgolemono. The waiter was very rude and impatient. They seem to hire a bunch of older employees there but not one of them could smile. Never asked if we wanted more to drink or anything. Definitely not kid friendly as well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (Salt Lake City)·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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vip
 (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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