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Celestino

4.7
4.7
2948 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations with the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and variety of desserts made on-site. Some of the favorites include; Florentine style T-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries. Come in and enjoy authentic regional and seasonal specialties complemented by an award-winning wine list. We offer dynamic Private Dining rooms, a full bar, garden patios, and the friendliest staff to make any meal or special event at Celestino Ristorante most memorable. We do not up charge for Private Dining room use, or special Wine Dinners. Open Monday through Sunday for dinner seven days a week. Lunch hours are Monday to Friday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-4006

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Calogero Drago

  • Catering

    Large parties can toast together in any one of Celestino Ristorante's three elegant Private Dining Rooms. Affordable and flexible menu options make Celestino Ristorante the perfect location to celebrate any occasion! For more information, please call 626.795.4006 or email us directly at info@celestinopasadena.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Celestino offers three dynamic Private Rooms to accommodate to the specific needs of each and every individual. With a variation in room sizes, and a flexible menu, we can cater to the needs of any group.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Prasad: (877) 751-5436

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Between Green Street and Cordova

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,948 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Service

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Value

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Innovative

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino is a Pasadena institution! After a tough 2 years I can happily report - they are back to their former glory!
  2. T

    Teddy

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice experience, food very authentic and obviously fresh and really good specials you won find at another Italian eatery. Server quite good and attentive, not not overbearing. Pricing fair for this quality of freshly made food, good menu selections.
  3. C

    Chistine25

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place would really recommend it and would go again too
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night after three years. Tables are a little further spaced than before although the placed was packed from the moment they opened their doors. Parties in party room and individual tables throughout. Food was as delicious as always, service impeccable. They now serve my favorite Paglio e Fino for dinner as well as lunch !
  5. D

    Desertlady

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters are always wonderful…they go above and beyond to make your evening special!!
  6. PF

    PasadenaFoodie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Have always liked this restaurant, but it was way, way over crowded this past visit. People were standing around our table waiting to get seated. I guess they accepted way too many reservations and it somewhat ruined the evening. Service was very slow as there were not enough waiters for the number if dinners.
  7. s

    sherbear

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent on all fronts: service, food, wine, quality, ambience. Love this place so much! I always go on a special occasion with friends or family or even as a chill weekday meal. Love it here and I love that the owner is often bopping around and so welcoming. Free parking in the back is a huge perk too!
  8. A

    Adamtuelf

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    For a local restaurant, it is very good. They have daily specials and their forte is their pastas. The sauces they make for each type of pasta is very good.
  9. RM

    RobertM

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, wonderful food. Love the atmosphere. Will go again in a heartbeat.
  10. FR

    FernandoR

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food
  11. SP

    SubPar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Old school Italian rest. The crowd seems mostly retired/old folks. Nice setting and staff, sub par food. I love Sicilian food. The seafood risotto was bizarre. Deserts were ok.
  12. b

    billbob

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We were seated in a hallway with two other tables/parties that was between the kitchen ordering counter and the kitchen entrance and should never have been a dining space but $ trumps aesthetics sometimes. Otherwise, the food was super, the service solid (though it took 10' and 3 requests to get olive oil for the tasty bread--and then 2 bottles came at once), but overall I'd go again... book ahead.
  13. S

    Scott

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from a waiter from Venice. He had about 12 specials memorized!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I ordered seafood and it was ok.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is always consistent and out of this world delicious. They were short staffed and very busy. It’s worth the wait.
  16. M

    daMaestro

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino is one of the best Italian restaurants in Pasadena, and a must-visit for all serious Italian foodies. Great atmosphere, great service, and most important...GREAT food...!!!
  17. 2

    2regulars

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestinos is by far the best Italian food restaurant in the area. The service, the food and the ambiance are great.
  18. DV

    DennisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit busy but word the the wait. The service is really good.
  19. PC

    PhillipC

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time favorite has not missed a beat. Totally pro, passionate service and food prep. The food comes out hot, beautifully plated and full of flavor. Advice from the waiter is always a plus as they are very knowledgable. This is one of the bet restaurant s around and has been for quite a while.
  20. J

    Jeff

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and great food
  21. G

    Goodeats

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent. The service was not as attentive as it should be for the prices on the menu. We were seated in front of the door to a private dining room and the wait staff used that entrance constantly to service the party in the private dining room. and constantly forgot to close the door so I and my party had to close the door at least four different times, even after politely asking the waiter to do so. No diners should have been seated at that table.
  22. L

    Luisa

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mario is always gracious anticipating our needs and the food was delicious. I had the branzino and my husband had the orecchiette with sausage. He also enjoyed it very much.
  23. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family from Europe
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing, very attentive to our table, food was spatacular definitely be back again!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my and my wife’s go to place for Saturday night date/dinner out. Beginning with the owner, Cologio, and on down through the entire staff the warmth exuded is totally embracing. The food and variety there of is unmatched as well. Love eating here.
  27. WR

    WilburR

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant!
  28. j

    joeandrobin

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This has become our favorite "go to" restaurant. Outstandingly friendly and food that is always perfectly made. Good buys from the wine list too.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Usually food is great this time overcooked
  30. E

    Erich

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as good as always - the best italian food in the area
  31. AG

    AllisonG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Atmosphere is better then the food. Staff was very nice and efficient, but felt rushed. Wine list was poor. Ordered fish was not fresh and expensive. Over feeling of blah when we left.
  32. CE

    CurtisE

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. It's nice to go to restaurants that seem unaffected by the Covid disruption. Will definitely go back soon to try other delicious dishes.
  33. T

    Tina

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino is, by far, my all-time favorite restaurant. My family has had many, many celebrations there - from birthdays to anniversaries to high school/college graduations to dress rehearsal dinner before my daughter's wedding - there is no better place to celebrate a special occasion than Celestino!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent diners at celestino. It was great as always
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is my second time experiencing their food, the first time was take out order and this time my daughter and I dined in. My favorite as always is spaghetti or any long noodles with vongole (clams) with white wine sauce, as expected, it’s always good. My daughter had ravioli with pumpkin filling and she enjoyed it. Thank you
  36. DT

    DavidT

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The linguine and seafood was excellently prepared and very tasty. My wife picked from the fixed menu. She had white fish that was very tasty. The server Jesus was the perfect server as was the runners.
  37. DH

    DavidH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  38. PW

    PollyW

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food I wish it was not so noisy I love it anyway
  39. O

    Ondine

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. We had a party of 6. Everyone loved what they ordered and each person ordered something different. One couple split their order and each received a generous amount of food. We will be back. This is our new go-to restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Held a customer dinner here last minute and it worked out perfectly. Service was really outstanding. Very timely, great specials, good wine recommendations, overall great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Celestino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 795-4006.

Celestino is rated 4.7 stars by 2948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Celestino

141 South Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Green Street and Cordova

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Calogero Drago

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-4006

  • Catering

    Large parties can toast together in any one of Celestino Ristorante's three elegant Private Dining Rooms. Affordable and flexible menu options make Celestino Ristorante the perfect location to celebrate any occasion! For more information, please call 626.795.4006 or email us directly at info@celestinopasadena.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Celestino offers three dynamic Private Rooms to accommodate to the specific needs of each and every individual. With a variation in room sizes, and a flexible menu, we can cater to the needs of any group.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Prasad: (877) 751-5436

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