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.View Private Dining Details
The service was good, the food was excellent and anytime I can sit outside on a beautiful California spring day is great! I highly recommend the outside seating!
Had an allergy and my palate sensed its presence. I am allergic to seafood and fish. Worcester sauce (anchovies) was present in the Lamb Shank. They promptly removed it and created an alternative entree. Very attentive Server and apologies all round. Very important to be specific on Open Table as to allergies.
Love this place, one of my go to place in Pasadena!
I have gone there many times and have always been pleased. Maybe this was an off day. Two of our entrees were barely edible. The other two were ok. Calamari appetizer, normally outstanding, was greasy and tough.
This is my third time to the restaurant; my husband's first. The place was packed (so noisy) but that should tell you how popular it is. We ate on the outside deck and the weather was perfect (a little more quiet out there too.) I had the beef brochette which was prepared perfectly to medium rare....so tender and delicious. My husband had the special "slow cooked beef cheeks"...yes, cheeks! Like braised spare ribs, but better! All in all, a great meal!!
If you have to wait a bit to sit on the patio, do it.
Wife Birthday ...great early dinner.
Never disappoints...venue is perfect, food is always top notch
The service was amazing. Both busboy and waiter are to be commended. There were several large parties and the noise level got too loud for two of the party who were hard of hearing. The food was not hot and was pricey.
Had a date with the wife. Wonderful time. Never fails!
This was my first time at Cafe Santorini and I am very impressed with the food. I recommend the grilled calamari salad and the cioppino. The red curry risotto is always tasty. Try to get seating for the outside patio.
The food was very good and the service was adequate. If the weather is nice, make sure to sit out on the patio. My major complaint is that they said I didn't show up for my reservation. I had to provide information from my receipt to prove to Open Table that I did in fact show up. Was the restaurant trying to save on the seated diner fee that OT charges or was it just poor management? Either way it won't make me rush back there.
Always an awesome experience at Cafe Santorini! Excellent food, friendly service warm and comfortable venu. Just awesome!!
Fabulous! Location, decor and ambiance was wonderful. Food and service were excellent!
Very very noisy. Food is very good, service slow though Lamb kebab especially good. Chicken Milanese salad excellent also
Seating on the terrace is fabulous! And the food is consistently delicious.
Just what we expected, but too much noise.
It was good, food was a bit pricy not worth the price
Great service, very romantic atmosphere. I recommend the place for any occasion
Great food and service--went back just 2 days after my first meal there to share with my adult son and he loved it as well--
Nicely varied menu and very well prepared food!
Probably my favorite Pasadena restaurant for decades now.
Cafe Santorini is usually bustling, and with good reason. The menu offers a great range of Greek dishes, the service is attentive and friendly, and the food itself is delicious. Try the Breakfast flatbread if you are there for brunch, it is phenomenal!
We travel all over the world and found their customer service to be lacking. We complained how little wine was in our glass and basically were told that is what you get for $16.00 per glass. All they needed to do was to add a little more, but choose to ignore out concern.
The food and service was excellent! I can only highly recommend it.
From the entrance and seating by the warm and professional accommodating hostess,Anna, to the wonderful service by Michael and newly trained Christian, to the cocktails,appetizers and lunch... it was a wonderful experience. We brought 2 "foodies" from "The West Side" who also gave us rave reviews for the above mentioned. We will recommend and see you again.
Very busy all the time. Despite that food and service were good. I'll go back.
Delicious food, nice atmosphere dining on the outside patio.
This was my second time at Cafe Santorini and I had a rather mediocre experience. I chose Cafe Santorini because of its tasty food and venue, but I did not expect such poor service from management and staff. I made a reservation for 8 people earlier in the week, and was told by the hostess that I could not make my reservation for 7pm because of my large party. Instead I made my reservation for 6:30pm. We arrived at 6:32pm and were not seated until 7:10pm! When we asked the manager why our table was not ready on time he indicated that "we were late". To make matters worse, our food was delayed and our waiter was inattentive. As a result, we received free desserts from the restaurant, but at this point I was completely disappointed with my experience.
I would recommend Cafe Santorini for smaller parities, but I would caution people to be prepared for bad service.
I have been here many times and the service is always excellent. Michael took especially good care of us. We were able to sit over coffee and just enjoy our conversation without being rushed.
I had the shrimp cappellini and it's a good portion and prepared just right. Tiramisu is also great. My ONLY suggestion that it would be a nice touch to heat the cream for coffee.
This place is tucked away into the heart of Old Town Pasadena. The food and service are absolutely amazing! We will definitely be back soon :)
OMG! It was least expected thing that happened to us!! My husband & I went to Norton Simon museum and came here for dinner, we loved it so much that we’d just come back here just for this awsome restaurant. Great service, food & environment!
Awesome food, ambience, service - my favorite restaurant so far in Pasadena!
We've been visiting Cafe Santorini for over 15 years. Always our favorite date spot. We were disappointed with our dinner experience, however. Tables are too close together. The young man bringing food to another table bumped my wife and said "beep beep" when he should have apologized. Our server was MIA when we arrived, didn't greet us when he did show up, was loud and obnoxious with other tables, didn't help us for 15 minutes, and just generally sucked.
I had the chicken with potatoes. Chicken and veggies were delicious. But potatoes were stale and hard. Like they had been sitting for a while. I would have asked for replacements but our waiter wasn't around. My wife enjoyed her risotto, however. We skipped dessert to get the hell out of there.
Not sure we will be back. Which is disappointing because it has been such an important part of our married years.
The food was terrific as usual and the service was wonderful too.
However, the evening we were there the patio was packed in like sardines. I don't recall ever experiencing it that way in the past. We were five people at two two-person tables which was very tight, and were also right on top of the tables behind us. I was uncomfortable to the point that we left much sooner than we normally would have. I hope this was just a lark for that evening.
I have enjoyed Café Santorini for many years, but my roommate, who is a special friend, had never dined there. So, I decided that it was the perfect spot for his birthday dinner. And we were not disappointed! Everything was as nice as could be: the ambience, the extensive menu, the wonderful service, the presentation and the taste (!) of everything we ordered, and the surprise dessert that was presented, with the obligatory candle. He enjoyed his soup as a first course, while I devoured my dinner salad (great dressing). His choice for an entrée was Grilled Beef Brochette, which he said was as tender as could be. I tried something new (to me, at least): YUVETSI (slow-roasted lamb with tomatoes and onions, baked with orzo pasta, finished with grated Kasseri cheese). It was absolutely delicious and so filling that I have at least half left over to enjoy at home. We couldn't have picked a better spot for a birthday celebration. And both of us want to return in the summer when the patio, on a warm summer evening, is unbeatable.
Cafe Santorini never disappoints. A top notch wait staff and a good variety of excellent food make for a wonderful time.
My friend and I expected a lot more from Cafe Santorini. Our waiter seemed distracted, poor service. The waiter serving water though was very friendly and helpful. I won't be in a hurry to return. The food wasn't very exciting and didn't seem a good example of Mediterranean food.
Awesome as always.
Amazing staff, wonderful food. A truly great experience!
We were in Pasadena on vacation and chose this restaurant based on positive Yelp reviews. Based on our experience, we wholeheartedly agree with the Yelpers! We had a delicious dinner al fresco and we'd certainly return. Our son who's a vegetarian and joined us also really enjoyed his meal, which consisted of roasted butternut squash, quinoa, and other veggies . . . both healthy & tasty.