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
Went here last time I was in Pasadena -2 years ago- because my 85 year old aunt liked it. I didn’t really like it but went along with going again. The waiter was obnoxiously rude when my aunt couldn’t make up her mind about her dinner entree. My pork tenderloin was severely overdone -I should have sent it back but the waiter disappeared and it was easier just to eat it. I honestly can’t understand the popularity of this place. Do not plan to ever go back on return trips to Pasadena.
Every dish was excellent and different from the usual. Prices were very fair. The only strange thing was the waiter who was a quite accomplished, elderly gentleman who made a Peter Luger’s waiter seem charming. He was abrupt- close to rude.
All other servers and support staff seemed fine. My wife and I gave this waiter ( who might have been an owner) no cause to
be so unfriendly, but in spite of him, we had a fine dinner.
Great experience as always at Celestinos. Great food, wine and service.
Great place! Especially good specials!
Excellent food but service, although friendly, might be quicker if you don't go during popular hours
We love this spot and will keep coming back! Great food! Great place for a special occasion!
Superb service, attentive personnel, a dine again place.
This restaurant is the whole package. I can't believe that everytime we eat there it is a culinary supremacy
I have dined here on several occasions and had very good dining experience.
Our entire dining experience last Sunday was spoiled by our rather fierce looking elderly waiter who never greeted or welcomed us , spoke like he’s a commander in an army talking to his subordinates!!!
Last Sunday evening happened to be Oscars night 3/4/18 and we were there at 5:30pm, the restaurant was quiet and not busy , but this elderly waiter charged on like he did not have time to waste with us !
How embarrassed I was bringing my 2 good friends there , it would have been great if we had some other waiter !!!
Always a great experience!
Great people and food
Celestine’s is always consistently hood
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!
The hostess could not have been more RUDE
and snobbish. She would benefit from a Customer Service Training Program.
The waiter was gracious and accommodating.
Caligero and staff give their all. Fantastic food & service!
This dining experience was great as usual! Prego!
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.
Food was yummy and our waiter was outstanding.
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!
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!