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I think they have the best squid ink pasta. We tried many places' squid ink pasta but still believe that Celestino serves the best squid ink. Full of flavor but not fishy at all. We highly recommend this dish. The service is always awsome. Thank you very much Celestino and staff.
As always, dinner at Celestino Ristorante was excellent. Three of us arrived a few minutes early for a 5:45 PM Saturday afternoon reservation following attendance at an art history lecture in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. The main room was full and they took us immediately to a quiet, well appointed side room where we were able to talk chat peacefully in a normal voice while deciding upon our meal choices. The staff is friendly and well trained, taking our order and providing drink and meal service politely and with practiced efficiency. We highly recommend it highly for the wide range of choices of food, wine and other beverages served with style and grace. It is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Pasadena and we plan to dine there often when we are in the area.
Great food, great people
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. The weather was warm so we ate out in the front patio which was delightful. I have returned to Celestino many times and know to expect good food and good service. I have also brought several friends to dine in the warm family atmosphere. The mushroom soufflé is always delightful as is the lasagne Bolognese. We also dined on the shrimp salad with the shrimp being grilled to perfection. The wine was perfectly paired with our pastas dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."
Absolutely amazing!! Our boss recommended it to us and it was truly amazing, the owner was super personable and everyone was so friendly, if we are ever back in the area we will be going back!!
We love Celestino’s as we been going there for years and celebrate our birthdays there! We are so happy to have such a wonderful restaurant and the neighborhood. It is amazing the food is always delicious. The desserts are always fresh and incredible. As well the parking in the back is super easy.
The restaurant is truly Italian in that the waiters border on impatience and the pasta is excellent. While I appreciate the basket of bread (suddenly missing from many restaurant tables), the bread itself was tasteless. Both salads at the table were unremarkable and the Branzino fish contained MANY bones, which is not only unpleasant but turns the meal into peasant fare. I should have ordered the pumpkin ravioli, a seasonal favorite and always superb. For the price and sheer longevity of the place, I wanted to like it more.
The food, as always, did not disappoint. Excellent.
The service, first class. Oscar is an excellent asset for the restaurant and a great waiter for your clientele. The only sour not of the evening was the borderline rude attitude of the wine steward. Perhaps he was having a challenging evening.
I will continue to visit the restaurant and recommend it as well. One occasion when everything was not perfect is no cause for alarm.
Our experience was excellent! The food was superb. I had halibut with spinach, olives and capers in a tomato sauce. It was delicate, moist and delicious. My husband had the best gnocchi ever with truffle and morel mushrooms. The house cab was great and we were given complimentary moscato after our meal. Celestino was the perfect choice for my husband’s birthday!
Excellent food !!! my husband and I decided to share the Eggplant salad, the Taglialini and the Sole with Shaved Truffle special and we were served with a 3 course meal in beautifully presented plates and spaced perfectly between each serving.
Definitely going back!!
We were a table of 2 couples and a single lady. Our server was rude. One diner asked for a glass of chianti, and it took the server 10 minutes to get to our table with the glass. He refused to split the check even though he led us to believe he could do that. We were unable to decifer his writing to try to split the bill ourselves. He finally agreed to split the bill, but that took another 10 minutes. Even then I don't believe he did it correctly as he gave us totals in even dollars, no cents. A very disappointing end to a lovely meal.
On the spur of the moment, we decided to enjoy lunch at Celestino. Easily got a reservation for 15 minutes hence. We were seated promptly and courteously, our drinks came very quickly, and our entrees shortly after. I enjoyed my seafood salad tremendously. It contained shrimp, calamari, mussels, scallops, and a few other sea creatures that I did not recognize immediately, but were delicious, as well. I couldn't have been happier. Dining at Celestino always means great food and great service. Thanks!
We had just returned from three weeks in Italy. Celestine Made me forget that I had come home
It was nice food and service. I enjoyed it and would love to go back to try some other dishes.
We’ve been to Celestinos over the years but Friday night was the best food, service, ambiance, and experience we have ever had there! There was a large party on the back patio but even that didn’t deter from our excellent experience there- the kitchen was very busy but there were no shortcuts anywhere. We loved it and will recommend it to friends. Thank you!
Cathy and Ken
Always my favorite place to go for incredibly authentic Italian food. Great service staff and kitchen staff.
Hubby and I were both underwhelmed with our meals. Everything seemed to lack flavor. We had the Beef Carpacio, Minestrone Soup, Burrata Salad, Pesto Fettucine and Salmon on the Specials list. Only the salmon had any flavor and the accompanying veggies were overpeppered. The Burrata Salad was very nice.
The server seemed preoccupied and like he really didn't want to be working that shift.
We haven't been in years and now won't be back, unfortunately.
Great atmosphere service was amazing a Pasadena gem!
Excellent food and exceptional service.
The folks at Celestino always treat us very well, and are willing to adapt and find you whatever you feel like eating. The quality of the food is great and Mario can find you excellent wine.
The food is good and the ambience is perfect for business Lunch meetings.
Our recent visit to Celestino was excellent because the music was at a quiet level so that we could still hear each other without having to shout. The waiter patiently recited the long list of specials and repeated a special when asked. He also volunteered information such as sauces that could be substituted on various menu items. After opening delicious white wine we ordered, our waiter promptly brought the ice bucket to chill it for us. Our appetizers and mains were delicious. It was, overall, an excellent experience.
Lunch on the patio at Celestino on a fall afternoon was great. Really good food. Excellent service. Terrific ambiance. All around terrific. Highly recommend.
First basket of bread seemed like it was left over from lunch. The second I requested was much better.
Great food, nice comfortable ambiance. I'll be back again!
Five-star experience ruined by their bathroom. One of the best restaurants in town, with one of the most disgusting bathrooms in town...
amazing as always!! The service is impeccable and the food delicious
A go to place. Wonderful food and great service. They are always flexible if you want something a little different.
So so good. I have food allergies and so it is sometimes hard to eat yummy Italian food but Celestino takes that into consideration and will make changes/additions so that you can enjoy. Best Risotto I ever had and it contained no cow diary. YUM
The pasta was over cooked and the staff showed no interest in diners. The forgot items and rushed us . The sauces were poor. We were not impressed with the food.
Excellent service and great food!
Mario and Luis spoiled us to the hilt! Definitely will be back
Love the food, the servers were very nice, I will definitely come back again.
Celebrating a birthday, and it was the perfect evening! Exceptional service, innovative food, and a super relaxed atmosphere. We’ve been here often and will continue to do so!
Always a great dining experience with exceptional food options.
We go there every time we’re in Pasadena. Great food. Charming service, unrushed, comfortable setting.
Very disappointing experience!!! While the ambiance and service were convivial, the chicken parmesan did not deserve to leave the kitchen. It was rubbery, almost plastic, must have been microwaved beyond embalmed. The waiter’s response, “Sorry, would you care for dessert?” Do yourself a favor… find a nice steakhouse in Pasadena
This was actually the worst lasagna I have ever had, and I am including frozen lasagna. I loved the ambience and have had good food here in the past, but if a place with the cost of Celestino's can't make a good lasagna, I have no interest in going back.
Great place to hangout after work! Outstanding service. Very friendly atmosphere! Halibut with spinach was excellent choice even though they have a lot of other good options. Desert with strawberries was delicious! Thank you!
Will go back again!