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Celestino, Pasadena, CA
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Celestino

4.6
4.6
3404 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 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (626) 795-4006
  • 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

What 3,404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena

    Good for business meals

  • Pasadena

    Good for groups

  • Pasadena

    Healthy

  • Pasadena

    Great for fine wines

3,405 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and drinks were great. It was a little loud. People were coming in and Standing waiting to be seated. It is not a very big area to wait in. However, it was definitely worth enjoying the meal. 

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Every dish was amazing and perfectly portioned. Drinks were great too.

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  3. LeoG

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good as well as service. I will definitely recommend this place!

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  4. Whitby

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely restaurant! The food is fresh and delicious and made on the premises. The serving sizes are adequate and appropriate without being overwhelming; at the end of the meal we were all full without that 'stuffed' feeling. We've been before - we'll come again!

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  5. Paul

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Too many dishes... I'd suggest less dishes, better quality.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant, the service is always outstanding. The food is so good. Priced incredibly reasonably.

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  7. PaulaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of options to choose from on the menu and from the specials. Food was good and not too noisy.

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  8. CalvinS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very delicious nothing was bad, and we wonder why we don't come here more often.

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  9. dkandeezy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, even better service. Our waiter was fantastic. It was a little pricey, but that's dining out these days.

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  10. LuzP

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This time we were seated in the Patio and it was much quieter. However, two couples walked out with their dogs. Dogs should not be allowed in restaurants at all.

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  11. Daniel

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good service and very good value. Loved it.

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  12. Grrrrrrrrlf

    Los Angeles

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Celestino doesn't disappoint. Service is friendly and attentive, and the pastas are exceptional. We celebrated a birthday with Italian Bread pudding--on the house. It was quite yummy. The Sicilian house wine is an excellent accompaniment to dishes served with a red sauce. Kudos to Celestino!

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  13. GaryC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. Sicilian red wine and duck ragu on perfect pasta. Noise level got a little high in main dining room. Great experience

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  14. SharonU

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Great meal and outstanding staff.

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  15. GailB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ragú with wild boar, risotto w/marscapone cheese and mushrooms, salmon, grilled squid special and panna cotta for dessert. Have been going here for years for business and personal occasions. they can’t make a bad meal. I did not have Tony for my server, some other guy and Tony is a 10 in service, think he has been there for 30+ years. Love the Sicilian Drago brothers!

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  16. infinitifi

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very disappointing. We ordered 5 entrées between the 4 of us, sent one back; one was good, one passable and the rest not worth the time or money. On the plus side, the lemondrops were great and we really enjoyed our server.

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  17. Lenskid9

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious as always. Took forever to get a server to take our drink order and then he was very rushed and borderline rude. Understand it was a busy Saturday night but seemed understaffed.

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  18. silviam

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, overly overpriced. Our waiter was a little too friendly and inappropriate.

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  19. HarveyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the food and service is wonderful. It is loud and difficult for seniors to hear each other but if you don't have serious things to discuss, I would not skip this amazing resturant.

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  20. Bananas

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Italian food that's not bad, judt not great. Dishes are hit or miss.

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  21. MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, would preferred a few more clams in the black and white pasta dish. Pasta was very good . Halibut dish was very good as well. I would recommend the establishment.

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  22. Dj522

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This has been one of our "go to" Italian restaurants in Pasadena for many years. But it is VERY unlikely that we will be there ever again. We were there to celebrate a family birthday with high expectations. But the evening began poorly when we had to ask twice for someone to take our drinks order. Once we were all seated with drinks served, our then friendly waiter Mario told us of the specials and took our orders. Then the real problems began. One of my expectations in good restaurants is for all orders to be served together. This didn't happen. 3 meals were served, but the final 2 were at least 5 or more minutes behind. But the worst part was the food. Our 2 vegetarian guests ordered linguini alfredo, which was inedible. Another guest ordered the halibut special. I have never seen an entree served with such a tiny piece of fish! I'm guessing that it couldn't have weighed more that 2-3 ounces, and it was severely over cooked and dry. It was a disgrace to see such a tiny piece of fish served on a dinner plate which was largely empty. My husband's chicken parmesan was similarly tiny, overcooked and stringy. It was served with 2 tiny pieces of cauliflower on the side. A disgrace! My pasta dish was the only acceptable meal served to us. And to make things worse, the waiter never checked on our table again until the plates were being removed. No one was there to refill water glasses. And our request for grated cheese was ignored. I had to go out into the hallway to ask for someone to bring some to our table. At the end of our meal, the waiter RELUCTANTLY removed the uneaten alfredo dishes from our bill. When we asked to speak to the manager, he claimed that the manager wasn't there. All in all, an experience NOT to be repeated.

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  23. susanr

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat and Great service! We were seated timely and specials shared with us when menus delivered! Delightful ambiance and excellent food and service!!

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  24. MattS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celestino's was a great experience. the food was excellent, the service even better. They also accommodated my request for a quiet area since this was a business meeting. Our serve was fantastic, he knew we were meeting and his interruptions were very minimal. Thank you for a great experience!

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  25. pk58

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service! A lovely place for an evening with friends.

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  26. lovetoeat

    Houston

    229 reviews

    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the ravioli and the panna cotta. Our server provided outstanding customer service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to have a casual dinner. Service was good and food was decent.

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  28. Grrrrrrrrlf

    Los Angeles

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu always offers a good variety of dishes at different price points. Many specials are offered, daily. Everything is fresh and service is attentive. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Pasadena, and it has been for 35 years!

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  29. Crew

    Los Angeles

    212 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was an unusual visit to Celestino’s. We went to celebrate a friend’s birthday and it was her first visit there. Unfortunately, something was up with the kitchen and they were unable to prepare most of the meals that we wanted to share for her experience!We still had a meal of salads, soup and bread and a Caprese appetizer Those were all good. I understand that problems arise, so I am not downgrading their rating because of that. We’ll go back with her so she can experience the real delights of Celestino’s!

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  30. JaniceS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful restaurant! The service was impecable and the food delicious.

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  31. Erich

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Missseed my favourite waiter - Antonio ' and bus boy 'Jesus

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious lunch on the patio, it was a gorgeous day. The food was great, the dessert exceptional-Panna Cota.

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  33. Pablo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always terrific, always a pleasure! The pastas are incomperable.

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  34. LisehtS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I read the reviews prior to making the reservation and they were right on. The food did not disappoint and the prices were reasonable for the most part. The glass of wine was a bit overpriced.

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  35. DrWilliamH

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks, swordfish carppacio, cioppino, and lasagna bolognase were each fabulous, as is the staff and ambience. Don’t miss it.

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  36. SuzyG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food but the service was off, two of our four dinner orders were messed up & not put in properly, so two of us got our main courses and the other two had to wait 10-15 minutes while their orders were redone. Our server apologized, and offered free dessert, which was fine, but then he just brought us two random desserts rather than offering us a choice. Really sub-par for a nice restaurant.

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  37. Willie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service like always! Thank you !

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  38. MaryP

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and servers. Food consistently outstanding. Ambiance is comfortable and cozy. Celestino’s food is flavorful and satisfying. I’ve enjoyed their soups, salads and eggplant “cake” appetizers, and several pasta entrees. All delicious. Last night I tried the spinach and fresh ricotta stuffed ravioli. No need to have ravioli dishes swimming in sauce or cheese like other places. Wow! That was the most flavorful and light ravioli I’ve ever had outside of Italy. And their bread comes to the table hot! They are true to their roots. What a great restaurant for lunches during the weekday and dinners every evening.

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  39. Jere

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really not overly outstanding in terms of atmosphere and quality of food (except for the sourdough bread!). Very crowded and the seating between tables was too close. The outdoor seating is reminiscent of a company lunchroom --- and I'm sorry, but white tablecloths do not transform a dull environment into something special. The chicken parmesan was not tasty -- being too well-cooked and served without any pasta. (Outrageous in an Italian restaurant!) The Caesar salad was equally bland. The meager three slices of mixed vegetables served with entrees were a reminder of the bad days of Nouvelle Cuisine. The staff seemed a little aloof and pretentious. (High prices do not improve the 'classiness' of an establishment.) The best part of the experience was the ample, free parking in the lot behind the restaurant. I RARELY leave bad reviews; but, this was not an impressive first experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was Four of us all ordering something different. We all loved our food, everything was Absolutely delicious .

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FAQs

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

Celestino is rated 4.6 stars by 3404 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 19 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (626) 795-4006
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