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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
10:00 PM
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Celestino

4.4
1754 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays (38)
Celestino 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 authenic 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 lunch, dinner or special event memorable. No up charge for private room use, or wine dinners. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; and dinner seven days a week.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm and NOW open Sundays from 5:30pm-9:30pm!!
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Phone number
(626) 795-4006
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Calogero Drago
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Catering
Large parties can toast the holiday season in one of Celestinos three elegant private dining rooms! Affordable and flexible menu options make Celestinos the perfect location to celebrate any function! For more information call 626.795.4006 or email us at info@celestinopasadena.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Green St & Cordova
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Parking details
Valet parking is $4 per car and available during the evening. We also offer complimentary parking which is located at the rear of the restaurant, off of Hudson Ave.
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Special events & promotions
Come to Celestinos on Wednesday's and we will waiver the corkage fee. Enjoy your favorite regional or seasonal Italian dish while sipping on your own hand selected wine. Celestinos is a proud supporter of BYOW Wednesdays which is hosted by the Pasadena Convention Center and vistors bureau.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1754 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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viplove2eat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I thought it should be very good place with big menu but it is not Good.

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San2cFoodie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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DJGuest 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Exceptionally great

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vipMichael1646 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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suzyq (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was yummy and our waiter was outstanding.

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DeniceB 
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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JoseS 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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FXPEREZ (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful as Always

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OpenTable Diner (Tokyo)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Took almost 45 minutes to receive our scallop appetizer, despite asking three times. Foos is always good, but cannot treat repeat customers so poorly.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Celestino is consistently good and authentic! Love the fresh ingedients and beautiful combinations. A great Italian "go-to"!!

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vipPhilH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always the freshest pasta in Pasadena.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I have never had a bad meal at Celestino. They consistently provide great food and great service! One of Pasadena's best :-)

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lillyh17 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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vipjs29 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food is delicious, but the service is abysmal at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious and service was great! Good food and dessert

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

It was okay. I wasn't blown away by it, and the service was slow. It looked like they were short staffed.

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vipLLLL (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!

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