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Celestino

4.6
2489 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.
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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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What 2489 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMirandaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a tragedy of an evening with a client. The ambiance was atrocious, the service didn't even exist, no one paid attention and the food was bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and really good food

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Darien
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for two on Mat 4, 2021. We elected to sit on the Celestino back garden patio. As a first course, we chose the Spaghetti Carbonara, which was made in the perfect Roman style. Our “secondi” was the Veal Osso Bucco, served over Saffron risotto, which was meltingly tender and came with an unctuous tomato sauce. We appreciated their willingness to split each entree Into two plates, each a lovely presentation. As the portions were generous, and the Cabonara deliciously filling, we each took home quite a bit of the Osso Bucco. To top this dinner off they allowed me to order any dessert I wanted from the menu and it was a gift from them. Plus it came with a lit candle, LOL. The price for the two very special entrées was very reasonable - around $55. All in all a perfect evening. I’m looking forward to a return trip and not waiting for another birthday to go there!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was beyond top notch! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Food was great! We had soup and ravioli.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The atmosphere was amazing Would definitely return.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fabulous service!

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Adventurer
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was spotty, food was good, dining room, patio, and restrooms looked a little worse for wear - lampshades askew, weeds and debris/clutter on the patio, scuff marks on the walls, etc. It just seems as if they were not ready for business after the covid shutdown.

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vipHungryGeorge
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Celestino during the Covid pandemic and asked for an outdoor table. When we got there the temperature had dropped radically, so we asked if we could be seated inside. The staff could not have been more accommodating and immediately moved us to a socially-distanced indoor table. All Covid precautions were observed scrupulously by the staff and management. Oh, and the food was excellent.

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vipMichaelV
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous like always!

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vipHerbB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had booked our reservation outside. It was cold so they graciously offered us a nice table inside . The food was excellent as well as the service. We would definitely dine there again!

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DZ67
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celestino is one of our long-time, go-to restaurants when we want Italian food that is well prepared and served. Always fresh ingredients, home-made pasta, innovative salads, and excellent meat and fish courses. With COVID and outdoor dining, it's noisier than before, but still a great place to have dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best Italian food in Los Angeles county.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst food I have ever had
Don’t understand how it got 5 star rating on open table. u guys need to check your measuring standards
Unless it was cooks day off and dishwasher was covering for him
Very disappointing

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vipNora
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the ambience from the front patio. Only downside is traffic noise from Lake Ave. Service and food are excellent.

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JohnC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and appropriately price for the quality and service. I had never dine there before but plan to go back to sample other item. Oso Bucco was good and the truffle gnocchi was fantastic.

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vippeacock
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a relief! After so many months we were sitting again on the patio of our beloved restaurant! The food was like always excelent, service like always first class and thanks to our California weather, the evening was just beautiful. Thanks to the tables being in the distance from each other, we were able to take off our masks and enjoy the food and the atmosfere of the restaurant. Thank you, CELESTINO.
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JLowe
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food at Celestino's never disappoints. It's like taking a trip to Italy without leaving Pasadena. Delicious!

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vipFussyfoodie3
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first time at Celestino. The food and service were both great; however, the restaurant needs updating. There are cracks in the tile and the patio garden needs cleaning and care. Cobwebs were on some of the plants and the fountain had trash in it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really delicious and service was really good.

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vipAltadenaRocks
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This is the typical pre-COVID Celestino: wonderful food, mediocre service. We know they're working very hard, but waiting for food, for cocktail, and for the check takes far too long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with my little daughter! Thank you!

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vipd1234
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees and fantastic service!

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DavidH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. The food is always fantastic and the staff always friendly.

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vipMatthewN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy celestinos!!

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JenniferO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Classic dishes, quality food. was nice to sit outside but the walkway was a bit cramped.

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PatN
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered the restaurant’s parking spots in the rear and sat outside in the atrium under a canopy. The food was good as we remembered from a prior visit.

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james
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

mediocre food but good service Waiters should use the term sir instead of the colloquil "boss"

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RonaldR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Celesitino for 15 years at least and it is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Will come back for sure😊

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RobertF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back dining in Pasadena and seeing some old friends at Celestino! Food and service is always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Celestino’s! Always special and food is fant

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Foodies
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celestino's is a favorite for us and our family. We can always count on delicious, fresh, healthy food, great service, a quiet peaceful setting for effective conversation. We are treated kindly and with respect; always met with a friendly greeting. Several of us have food restrictions and unique requests that have always been accommodated warmly.

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vipfoodlover
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food came out cold and had to send it back.
They served main courses prior to clearing first courses
Will never go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

thé lamb shank was over cooked , polenta undercooked
waiter didn’t come to chk in on meal after served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The beet salad had old or overcooked beets. Service was ok but our table was near an open door and the draft was horrible.

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vipJuju
London
87 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our new waiter will benefit from training. He just doesn’t know better

Fussilino sp? Wasn’t as good as it was 3 weeks ago.


Swordfish had two spears of asparagus

The bread roll is a joke. Best part is that I don’t eat it-therefore save calories.

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vipBobfoodie
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Haven’t been here in a while. Very disappointed.

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ClareK
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a treat to go out to dine again, though we still prefer and opted for an outdoor table. We got a lovely spot on their front patio, which had a nice view of the twinkling lights covering the trees on Lake Avenue. The food was absolutely EXCELLENT. There was four of us, three of us ordered a pasta dish while the other opted for a risotto, and everything was so delicious and perfectly cooked. My penne in vodka sauce with prosciutto was an eye-opener for me; hardly any tomato taste at all but rather a rich, slightly creamy sauce that was dotted with bits of prosciutto - so simple and so perfect. My sister had the pasta with cheese and truffles (an outstanding value at $27) and it was divine - we're still talking about it two days later. The one odd thing was the bread, which comes individually wrapped in foil with no option for butter or olive oil (not sure if this is a COVID thing, but odd that an Italian restaurant can't offer a small bowl of olive oil to go with bread?). Still, it wasn't enough to dampen the mood and the experience, which really was outstanding. We'll be back soon!

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance and great service

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YanaY
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service - highly recommended; nice venue

FAQs

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

Celestino is rated 4.6 stars by 2489 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.