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Celestino

4.6
4.6
2820 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 30 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 2,820 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Buddy

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We've eaten at Celestino's numerous times and this is the first time it's been uncomfortable. We had just been seated and the waiter was rushing us to order - at one point he told me I had two minutes to decide on what I wanted! He didn't give us time to look over the menu or consider all the specials. The restaurant was pretty empty so I didn't understand why he was rushing us. The whole dinner went that way. I love the food there so I'm sure we'll go back. But I will make sure not to have him as our waiter. He ruined the evening.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time. Great food, terrific service. No complaints.
  3. HB

    HelenaB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celestino never fails to please. The food standard is high, and the dishes are reliably fresh and tasty. The don't overreach and try for faddish or artsy. The service is friendly but business-like. Definitely one of our favorites in Pasadena.
  4. C

    Colony

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above all, service was superb! The food was very good, the front outside dining area was perfect for the warm evening.
  5. W

    Wonderful

    Los Angeles

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. And Carlos is the best.
  6. GA

    GildaA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure going to Celestino’s. Food is amazing and service is always great with VIP service. Love the front outdoor patio.
  7. AM

    AnnetteM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I split a special salad of arugula with sliced artichoke and Parmesan cheese, and we both ordered the barramundi off of the regular menu. Food and service were terrific.
  8. PL

    PurpleLove

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food taste like Chef Boyardee. They don’t even have a drink or wine menu. What restaurant doesn’t have a drink menu?
  9. W

    Wolf

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Order to seafood salad that had lots of seafood but somehow it didn’t hit the spot always have that pasta or other dishes. I’ll go back to my favorites. Still my favorite Italian restaurant in Pasadena
  10. LF

    LorrainF

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday 🥳 family 💕🎉
  11. EH

    EHK13

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurant in town. Great food and wonderful staff.
  12. R

    Randy

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is ALWAYS fantastic! Food, service-even on 'fathers day' got in with our reservation without any wait and service (Nicholas) and food is always (as usual) amazingly good
  13. TH

    THEMOD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent—food, service, ambiance, etc. Prices were reasonable and the wine choice was top notch.
  14. MV

    MichaelV

    Naples

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous like always.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My daughter took me out for Father’s Day early. I’ve been coming to Celestino’s for more than 20 years and the food is always great!
  16. HT

    HughT

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was excellent.
  17. JH

    JudithH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Pasta was salty. Fish was bathed in butter. Porcini mushroom salad was terrific. Maybe the best chef was not working last night.
  18. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The first time we went to this restaurant, we loved it. So we went again. Disappointed the second time around. Three of the four meals were meh, just okay. Would not order them again--the sausage dinner, the capellini, and the four cheese spiral pasta. All were pretty bland. We also ordered the meatballs appetizer. They were just okay. Menu said spicy sauce. It was not. Ordered the calamari, as well. Menu said spicy sauce. It was not. Disappointed. Portion sizes are small. This includes the dinners and the appetizers. Don't come here hungry. Over-priced for what you get. Additionally, our table smelled. It smelled like the vinyl tablecloth was wiped down with an old kitchen rag that had an odor and the stench lingered. Plus the long vinyl tablecloth felt terrible against my legs. Not comfortable. Probably will not return.
  19. MV

    MichaelV

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous like always
  20. I

    ilItaliano

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went to Celestino for a special (kidney transplant, 22nd anniversary) occasion between my brother , and I. I made the rez for 5pm cause we like to eat early and to avoid the busyness...We were born in the US but our folks came from Italy so we are quite picky when it comes to Italian food also our mother was an incredible cook:) that being said the food was solid and good but not exceptional. I Also would categorize the service in the same way. I take my brother out every year for this occasion hoping to mark it with exceptional, but not so much this year. I would probably go back to try something different but wouldn't for a special occasion. Just was hoping for a little more, a free dessert, or even just an aknolagement from the management of our special day...(which at 5pm would have been easy to do:)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Good food. A little depressing decor.
  22. JM

    JonM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celestino, in my opinion, is the best Italian-style restaurant in this area. I have recommended Celstino to all my friends. Quality of each menu item is really outstanding. Service is remarkable: All the folks working at Celestino seem to really enjoy being there.
  23. TC

    TCNexus

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too noisy on front porch
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner here! The pumpkin and duck tortellini were very much enjoyed by my hubbs and our friend. I got the carbonara and it was the best I’ve ever had, ever. Love this place!
  25. KS

    KeithS

    Pittsburgh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, excellent food and great ambiance. Our new favorite in Pasadena. Highly recommend!
  26. SP

    SPGJL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino's is one of my favorite restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The service is impeccable and the food superbly delicious. 5 stars!
  27. CB

    CBadmom2

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together with my 90 year old Aunt. Celestino’s has been one of her favorite restaurants for years. I come up to visit her from Carlsbad and my cousins and have the best veal chop anywhere !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I hate to say this but this restaurant is stuck in an 1980s time warp. The decor and furnishing are dated, the cushions in the chairs are well worn and stained. Even the bathroom was not serviced well. Listen there are classic restaurants like Musso & Frank’s with older waiters and a vintage vibe that are really wonderful dining experiences, but this is not happening here. The specials list was extensive, so extensive that no one could remember what was said. We had to ask for bread and we’re told there was none left and it was only 8pm. Then they rustled up some bread but we were afraid to eat it as we were unsure where it came from. The food in some cases was solid and in other cases just average. Overall, just an unremarkable experience that I will likely never repeat. I want to see restaurants thrive after Covid but the owners should have used that time to spruce up the interior, so some staff training and learn to bake bread!!
  29. VR

    VanR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was fantastic. The whole staff were helpful, friendly and professional … the food was unique and very enjoyable.
  30. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and food!
  31. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fabulous service!
  32. PJ

    PasadenaJay

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently excellent and service Tuesday was terrific. Over a great experience.
  33. GL

    GeorgeL

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food and decent service. The only exception was asking for a Super Tuscan and being given a Valpolicelli. I don't care for valpolicelli and the waiter admitted he substituted. No deduction from the bill.
  34. f

    familyguy

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Graduation night, the entire family trying a new place. The experience was underwhelming. If I have a good memory of this experience it was the service. I believe the place needs a bit of finesse.
  35. AZ

    AlexZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has been there for very long time, traditional Italian food.
  36. MF

    MarkF

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mario’s restaurant is spectacular. Carlos was a great server. Will definitely be back again.
  37. AR

    AndreaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino's was a lovely place to celebrate my husband's 95th birthday...attentive service, delicious salmon and swordfish, and an atmosphere on the patio conducive to hearing one another. We were there on a Monday, which may have helped with the sound level. Very pleasant experience!
  38. PH

    PHRG

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    food always excellent; a bit busy so we did have to wait despite reservations
  39. JM

    JonM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We have lived in Pasadena since 2001. Since moving here, we have not eaten at a better Italian-style restaurant. Quality here is remarkably, consistently excellent. Service is wonderful. All the employees here seem to really enjoy working at CELESTINO. I have recommended CELESTINO to all my friends.
  40. S

    Sherry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a wonderful dinner and delicious drinks . The music was a bonus !!!

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 4.6 stars by 2820 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 30 times today

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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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