Celestino offers three dynamic private rooms to accommodate to the specific needs of each individual. With a variation in room size, and a flexible menu we can cater to the needs of each group.View Private Dining Details
As always excellent food and good service. A very reliable go to restaurant. Owner Senior Drago is very cordial and friendly. One of our favorites!
Caligero and staff give their all. Fantastic food & service!
Food was exquisite and enticing. I highly recommended this restaurant to all. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back very soon. 💖💖💖
Food was good, not excellent. The waiter we had was horrible. Forgot our cocktails until our food came.
The food was good, but not great for the price. I called to tell them I would be late for my reservation and was put on hold for 10 minutes and then hung up. I had an enjoyable dinner with my friend but the waiter was very intrusive and overtly flirted with my friend so much that it was obnoxious and really interfered with our conversation. I think he wanted a bigger tip, but come on, those behaviors are so old. I felt he over did it and really interfered with our dinner. I also think he really thought he was "cute" and might get her number. I think that waiters should be helpful and assist us in our dining experience, not interfere with it. I like friendly waiters, but this was outrageous and inappropriate.
As always this restaurant is fantastic. The entire wait staff is dressed up so great and they give you a baked bread services, order service, meal service, and water service all by experienced servers. They treat you like royalty andare so friendly. There are always creative and fresh specials and our Halibut in Livornese sauce and my wife's large buttery Dover Sole were fantastic. The desert was fresh Italian pastry lemon cake! All on a Monday lunch-we must be Movie Staes! The real stars are the chefs in the kitchen and our wonderful wait staff!
I always, always have a great experience at Celestino's. Calogero, the owner, is warm and welcoming and Mario is the best waiter (manager) you can always ask for.
I thought it should be very good place with big menu but it is not Good.
Made our reservation two weeks prior and got put outside without being asked what our preference was. Lentil soup was ok. Sea Bass was accompanied by a sliver of mashed potatoes. Wine was overpriced.
Service was poor. Menu stated rigatoni, but was served linguini. Menu stated an assortment of veges but was only served broccoli. Overall the food is very good —-the service is very bad.
We loved the wait staff! Mature servers who had each other’s backs. We weren’t clear who our official waiter was, as different people helped at different stages, but they made it clear they were coordinating. Comfortable dining room, conversation all around, but not loud, just lively. Age of patrons skewed older, but that was fine for us. Perfect experience for a special dinner.
Have not been here for some time (moved to Utah almost two years ago), but ALL the servers and the bartender remembered us. The service, the food and the drinks were all fantastic! We will come back every time we are in town.
Out of town friends and I enjoyed the European service (unobtrusive, but always at the ready) and Italian cuisine. Our pastas and osso bucco were excellent; the birthday tarts were a surprise and the waiters' jovial birthday song made it fun. The ambiance is understated, comfortable and relaxed, and we could hear eachother speak!
Food was yummy and our waiter was outstanding.
Brought a date here. We arrived around 730 so I asked if we could be seated earlier and they said yes. My date loved her angel hair pasta and I liked my penne pasta also
Wonderful as Always
Took almost 45 minutes to receive our scallop appetizer, despite asking three times. Foos is always good, but cannot treat repeat customers so poorly.
Celestino is consistently good and authentic! Love the fresh ingedients and beautiful combinations. A great Italian "go-to"!!
Always the freshest pasta in Pasadena.
I have never had a bad meal at Celestino. They consistently provide great food and great service! One of Pasadena's best :-)
I never expected to find such an authentic Italian restaurant in Pasadena! The food was extraordinarily well-prepared, the menu very extensive. We highly recommend the petite mushroom omelette with truffle appetizer, the osso bucco, and the duck ravioli. For dessert, definitely the panna cotta! Our waiter was exceptional--professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming. On the negative side, being seated by the prep station was a bit noisy. All in all, a gem worth visiting.
The food is delicious, but the service is abysmal at best.
Food was delicious and service was great! Good food and dessert
It was okay. I wasn't blown away by it, and the service was slow. It looked like they were short staffed.
had 5;30 dinner as we left Santa Anita and perfect timing as the restaurant wasn't full and we enjoyed great service from the staff. by the time we left it was jam packed and quite noisy due to slow check in of parties, which had people standing around entrance/bar.
from food perspective, it is a solid italian spot. pastas savory and no overuse of garlic, which is rare!
Food was pretty good; Service was about the worst I've experienced. From the hostess to the server, everyone acted as if they didn't care if we were there or not. When we arrived for our reservation, the hostess just pointed and said, "there's your table over there in the corner". After we sat ourselves, we waited almost 30 minutes for anyone to come by and finally ended up asking the water guy if we had a server. He summoned a server for us but it didn't get any better from there. The food was pretty good but the absolute worst service I've experienced won't bring us back. Once we finally got our dinner, we ate, paid the bill and went across the street to a place we knew had better service and enjoyed drinks and dessert.
Been here at least 3 times.. always satisfied every time! Food was delicious and just tasted to perfection. Service was phenomenon.. i would definitely recommend this spot for those who love Italian food!
We arrived 1hr before our reservation and we were very grateful they accommodate us. Food and service is good. To be fair, we have to go back and give it a try since we took advantage of the dinela promotion, next time we’ll choose from their menu.
We went to Celestino for lunch because of DineLA. I ordered the Pork tenderloin in rosemary sauce. The serving was so small that my friend joked that “this was fine dining”. There were 5 pieces of thumb-size pork meat and about 4 pieces of vegetables. The dessert was not any bigger. I was still hungry after eating lunch.