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 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.
We went for the dine LA event and were looking forward to the prix fix menu as advertised on the dine LA web site. When we arrived the waiter did not know what we were taking about. After talking to the hostess he brought us a menu from the July 2017 event and disappeared. I approached the hostess and asked for an updated menu and she shrugged her shoulders and told me that’s what the manager gave her. I would call this a fail for dine LA.
Truly truly truly, the seafood salad is the most incredible in all of LA. On a light bed of greens sit baby octopus, calamari, and more. Also, they are very fair with their wine prices.
I dined at Celestino's last night, Jan. 12. The food was terrific, but the dining experience was very disappointing.
I made reservations through Open Table to celebrate my nephew's 16th birthday. He specifically chose Celestino's because of the Dine LA menu and the rabbit dish. I originally made reservations for 3, but changed the reservation for 2 at 7:15 pm. We arrived and checked in on time. After 5-10 wait we were seated in the back dining room. As we waited to be seated I noticed several small tables open and available in the main dining room. Instead we were seated at a large table in the back room.
We were provided menus, but not the Dine LA menu. After specifically requesting the Dine LA menu, it was provided. My nephew immediately ordered the rabbit course from the menu and was told it was not available. He made another selection, and I ordered from the regular menu. The food was delicious.
Our waiter was professionally, friendly and very knowledgable.
As I mentioned earlier, we were there to celebrate my nephew's 16th birthday. As we dined, there were 3 other birthday celebrations in the same dining room. Because I had already requested the birthday acknowledgement and I saw it was noted on their computer screen I assumed he too would have his birthday celebration. It never happened. We were eventually presented with the bill, paid and left.
Although the food was spectacular, the service/dining experience was very disappointing. From being placed at a large table, having to specifically request the Dine LA menu, not being able to order the only item he was anxious to have, an unreasonable delay in presenting 2 diners with their starting course at a similar time, and then not having his birthday acknowledged - this experience does not meet my expectation of a good dining experience. I have eaten at Celestino's before and had terrific food and great dining experiences.
My husband has been here many times with very positive feedback. This was my first time.
Waiter announced specials before taking drink orders. We ordered salad/soup - it was never served. Instead they brought our main course after a considerable wait. Waiter tried to make things right with "free dessert" but when I ordered a cannoli, they charged us. Never asked us if we wanted a second drink or refilled coffee. Not sure what happened this night but quite disappointing.
We went their to take my parents out and to take part in Dine LA. The Dine LA menu was posted on the site and in their restaurant. 20 after we ordered the manager came to tell us he was not honoring the Dine LA menu because they made a mistake on the menu. He said it was 3 courses but his menu had 4 courses. We told them it was a printed menu as four courses and we came there specifically for Dine LA. He started yelling at us saying we were trying take advantage of their restaurant. We were just trying to get what we ordered but he refused to honor the menu. We decided to leave. I've never had such a rude belligerent owner speak to me that way in a restaurant . He said if we were in Italy he'd have our legs cut off for trying to take advantage of him. As a frequent restaurant goer I've been to this location many times before. I will never step foot in his restaurant again after being insulted and yelled at in front of the entire restaurant. He should have honored their mistake and made it right instead of making it our fault.