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Celestino

4.7
2664 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 8:45PM

What 2664 people are saying
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vipStevo
Los Angeles
161 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always had good luck at Celestino's and dined outside on this cool evening. My wife enjoyed her lamb chops, and I had a seafood stew that was off menu, but easily prepared by the chef.

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HillaryC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful and authentic Italian restaurant with a fun vibe.

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HenryC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super, super and super

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vipDeborahR
Boise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most authentic Italian cuisine you’re going to find… An exquisite menu with a wide range of selections. The ambience is a warm and attractive, with a neighborhood feel. Professional and helpful waitstaff. We will make the hour drive to dine there again!

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phyllisharb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious - no matter what I order. Waiters very attentive

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vipTraveller
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great place for a business meeting.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary dinner. It was very pleasant with delicious food and wine.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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JomiMay
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come here many times and we are never disappointed. The staff is both friendly and helpful in describing the dishes they serve. The menu is extensive and they often have special dishes that are offered not on the menu. I really can't recommend this restaurant enough. If you want an authentic Italian experience go to Celestino's.

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CindyL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food and service. They really need to update the decor, including the vinyl table cloth.

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vipdineswithwolves
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, very friendly service and authentic cuisine off a high quality. We especially loved the pappardelle with pheasant and morels. Will definitely return.

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, both food and service. Knowledgeable and personable wait-staff and the food arrives promptly. They have excellent banquet space that does not interfere with the regular dining room. Be sure to try their calamari steak appetizer.

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vipPhaedra
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious food, impeccable and friendly service. Caccio pepe had a bit too much pepper this time, but everything else was wonderful; especially the freshly made pasta. Don’t miss the warm, crusty bread service. We love the attentive service and cosy atmosphere. Wish there were candles on the table for even better ambiance!

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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PaulW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful restaurant with great food. We were offered a table right next to the check-in counter which obviously would have been very noisy so we opted for a table under the tent in the back. Service was not as attentive as I would have liked but the food was out of the world. I had the veal rack special and my wife had the red snapper. We had a great time.

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vipmarilyn
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I had the frutta di mare it was awful, then I ordered branzino it was a small filet on top a spinach nothing else I do not mind paying for good food but it was ridiculous the whole meal

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vipNick
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food excellent. The waiter made the birthday celebration fun

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff. Authentic classic Italian atmosphere. Good time

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JaimeP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was a bit disappointed that I made a reservation for an outside table but still had to wait almost 40 mins to be seated because it was busy.

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Carlalalaa
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great from the food to service. I recommend the salmon carpaccio and meatballs. We asked our waiter if we could change a pasta with a different sauce of our choice he said it's not allowed.
I struggled with the Italian wine choices. I would like to see more of a Californian wine of chardonnay's and reds on their wine list.
Our waiter was great a bit difficult to hear and understand what he was saying because of the inside noise of a full seated restaurant. And, let's be honest, it's time we say good bye to the masks... they don't help!

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vipKCluvs2travel
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, delicious food.

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MichelleP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lively, and friendly spot. The menu was substantial and our food was delicious! Service was great and efficient.

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otter50579
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, great service - highly recommended

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vipSharon
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Good wine. Good service

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vipkokane
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance all wonderful… terrific lunch adventure.

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RobertS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiters should tend to everyone in same exciting manner as they do to those who are regulars. Goals should be for "new " customers to become regulars. Good services should go all around.

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vipyoukendoit
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was delectable. The ambiance was relatively quiet, even with a packed dining room. Even some patrons who regularly frequent Celestino's are friendly and interactive. The Linguini ai Frutti di Mare was very good, as was the Zupetta Di Cozze E Vongole, and the Panna Cotta with Vanilla Beans and Fresh Strawberries. The highlight of the evening was the Branzino Alla Griglia (which is a whole fish). The skin was crispy and the fish was moist and flavorful. It was the best Branzino I have ever tasted!

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Chistine25
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service exceptional. The restaurant personnel make you feel really comfortable and they treat you like very good. The food was good and on time. Very fast service and enjoyable with your family.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, we sat outside by choice and the lighting was a bit bright. Overall everything we ordered was outstanding only issue and it wasn’t huge… one of the dishes (out of 6) we ordered came out only lukewarm ( The ravioli) . Also they don’t have a wine list or drink menu. But it all tasted amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

A reasonable example of Italian-American food (a bready meatball appetizer comes with elastic mozzarella melted on top), with some more authentically Italian surprises if you care check the menu more closely. (There are three Italian digestitivi; two amari and a vin santo. I was pleasantly surprised by the Cynar.) Our expectations and dining experience were very much lowered by the dinner music, which is periodically interrupted by (radio?) ads for health care and fuel additives. Though the menu is goo, and the food is competently prepared, I can't say we liked it enough to return. However, the place clearly has a devoted clientele of regulars. It's the kind of place where locals and staff know each other by name, and all seem delighted to be there. You can't really argue with that.

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Peter
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent but prices have increased probably due to Covid and economy

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had the Chicken Milanese and it was well prepared but a bit bland. The sauce they provided (lemon, olive oil, mustard) added flavor but reminded me of tartar sauce. The veggies were fantastic. We dined outside so the noise level was higher than indoor but not problematic. Overall, decent experience.

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TaleenH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It is just old and smelly inside…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our favorite Place when we lived in Pasadena 5 years ago. We are visiting from our current home in Ne Mexico and had to introduce one of our KA friends to it.

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NU62
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service. First time we've been to Celestino - will definitely come back.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was good

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fabulous service.

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DanM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was very good, if there was any room improvement I would say ditch the salad with the grilled calamari.

FAQs

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

Celestino is rated 4.7 stars by 2664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.