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Mi Piace, Pasadena, CA

Mi Piace

4.6
4.6
3765 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
With over 30 years serving up crave worthy food, craft coktails, extensive wine lists and personalized service, we invite you to come dine on our newly renovated patio, bustling main dining rooms, sleek lounge or order our takeout. In Italian, Mi Piace means - I like it; and the Mi Piace Team will make sure you love it at this award-winning restaurant. Mi Piace is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate dinner, lively lunch, or festive brunch. We take pride in our product and service provided and look forward to having you as our guest in what we call 'home'.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (626) 795-3131
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Gil Saulnier
  • Catering
    Mi Piace is pleased to present our Catering offerings. Our philosophy remains the same, to create and deliver an experience beyond our guests expectations, using the finest ingredients while providing value and a fabulous experience at any price point. Mi Piace can stage any event from the most casual of backyard gatherings to the most elegant of Weddings. We have options for pickup, drop-off and full service catering set-up, whether your event is a home, business, or private venue event. Our catering menus include most items on our signature dining menus and we happily cater to any additional special requests you might have. ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Our Catering Team is capable of taking care of much more than just your food, beverages, and service staff. We can also assit you with - Customized Floral Arrangements, Specialty Linens, Rentals, Liquor, Wine, and a highly experienced bar staff.
  • Private party facilities
    We invite you to explore our Private Dining options which are perfect for any occasion. Please call Mi Piace directly at 626.795.3131 and ask for our General Manager who will help curate the perfect Private Dining event for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 795-3131
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Cross street
    Fair Oaks
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunch at Mi Piace

    Multiple dates available
    Come Join us at Mi Piace for your weekend Brunch Destination. Saturday & Sundays: 11am - 3pm Specials: Make Your Own Mimosas - $30 Bottle of Prosecco with your choice of Orange, Cranberry, or Grapefruit Juice $10 Mimosas and $12 House Cocktails
    Brunch at Mi Piace Photo

What 3,765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for fine wines

3,765 Reviews
  1. Ciencio

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Maintaining the same quality and taste of food as ever

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  2. benjaminh

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere was great, Good quality food and classy. We met the owner and he was a great host, great person and humble.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love going to Mi Piace, food and drinks are always amazing!

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  4. robtastic

    Los Angeles

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After reading a ton of reviews, I decided to give this place a try. What a gem. Italian classics from a French chef. The menu has occasional French flairs like escargot to go with your veal parm and seafood pasta. The wine list was also pretty good, with French wines side-by-side with Italian selections. Desserts were also a treat (they top their birthday cakes with a dramatic sparkler.) On top of that, the server had been there for decades, which gave the evening a relaxing touch. Highly recommend.

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  5. skiergirlvail

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, great cocktails and wine, our server Santos was excelleny. Prices were quite high, my lobster tasted great but there wasn’t enough of it and the risotto was more rice than a true risotto. For $60 it should have been impeccable.

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  6. jancie57

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. We’ve been coming here for 30 years !

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Service was great at first but then it got busy. We were overlooked a little.

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  8. AnthonyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first going to Mi Piace and I was ecstatic about this place. The environment was filled with lots of people smiling and enjoying themselves and the waiter that served me and my friend was amazing!!! The food was very delicious it felt great to try something different and I would love to come back and have another fun time here. I would definitely recommended this place.

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  9. Michaels

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it was a good experience. Though I would say that the bartender was rude. When he asked me what drink i wanted, I thought for a moment and he said, with attitude, “when you decide let me know.” He gave me about 2 1/2 seconds.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I will never use OpTable reservation service again. Clearly there was never a reservation made. Had to wait 45 minutes past the reservation time to be seated. This was pretty much the same as someone who just walked up. OpenTable is just a waste of time.

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  11. TeresaL

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing find as we were traveling through Pasadena!!!! We know it is there and we will definitely be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First of all, I have dined at Mi Piace for over 20+ yrs. Prior to Covid, we used to go there practically every other month, sometimes even twice a month. Last night, was the first time in almost a year, and everything seems different starting with the slow service (it took about 10 minutes before our server came over) and another 20 minutes before the bread we ordered was brought out. Top of it off, the price increased with my usual dish was not properly with the amount provided in my dish/meal. Lastly, my wife told my server come ask me again in about 5-10 minutes when he asked her about needing a second glass of wine, nevertheless, about 5 minutes later he brought her a second glass of wine without her ordering it and felt compelled to drink versus embarrassing him with refusal of the glass. I am very disappointed for having been a patron for over 20+ years of seeing how the service and value have deteriorated for the restaurant!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing never disappoints! Their bread is to die for!

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  14. ChristinaI

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! Best bruschetta I have ever had! And the margarita pizza was perfect! I definitely recommend. The prices and service were phenomenal as well

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  15. MarioL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We drove 63 miles to spend our Valentine's dinner here. As always, the food was delicious, and the service was good Marco our server provides lots of attention. It was great to see a very busy night because of the occasion, everybody was dress up to have a good time and enjoy amazing food. It's hard to decide what was better, the food or the drinks. We had a great time! Great location and we felt comfortable.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really glad to have an open menu for Valentine’s Day. The ambience was nice, and the food quality.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, and bread service was so delicious.

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  18. Michael

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food. I really miss the earlier breakfast service they had for years.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had a friend that was going to fly in from out of town just for lunch. Made reservations online ahead of time and also called in the day of asking if we could be seated outside. I was told “yes, no problem!”. When we got there, the hostess rudely told us we can seat inside or there is a wait to seat outside. What was the purpose of the reservation and my phone call 4 hours in advance in arranging according to our preference?! it was on a Saturday at 1:45pm, not a peak time either. It ruined the experience. I was so upset. Our server Santos was wonderful and the food was excellent! But the hostess was absolutely rude and just shouldn’t be in that line of work. Acted like we were bothering her and it was such an inconvenience. Can’t remember her name.

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  20. Lexy

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Very crowded and tight space sitting at two tops but overall had a fun time and enjoyed delicious food!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team was INCREDIBLE. They accommodated our large reservation, and they went out of their way to help us when an issue arose on our end. The service was friendly and timely and the food was outstanding. At least 3 guests asked who picked the restaurant and literally clapped for me. The drinks were amazing too. We’ll be back. One million stars!

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  22. JeffG

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an extraordinary restaurant that has been servicing the very discriminating Pasadena community for years because it is superb..

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  23. joolzlover

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at this restaurant is consistently delicious. We love the Ensalada de Taos when we treat ourselves at lunch. Their dinner offerings are also pretty darn delicious as well. They can get crowded, but the wait staff is always working hard to give good friendly service. Do yourself a favor and check it out ✅

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  24. njd51

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just to let people know that they will be moving down the street to a new location. the nice owner stopped by our table to chat and personally gave us this information. and although the two of us sat for almost 2 hours enjoying all of the courses we never felt rushed. very enjoyable experience.

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  25. AMRAnja

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mi Piace is always so good. We had brunch with cocktails of course and everything was very good. The owner is very attentive and personally asked us how the meal was.

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  26. Esaias

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bustling and open layout. Lots of options on the menu, for different diets. Food was good but not amazing. Servers friendly and attentive. Price was on par with quality Italian restaurants.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a pleasurable experience and the food ansolutely incredible!

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  28. GwenU

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They seated us near a very busy walk way even though I had a reservation. Ordered the Buccatini Pomodoro—very heavy tomato sauce with no mushrooms as stated. Food a little disappointing and overpriced.

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  29. alxx

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going since they opened. Always a favorite.

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  30. LaurenJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were excited to try this place after reading the reviews. It had great ambiance, but that’s where the excitement ended. We ordered the calamari and it tasted like we were eating chewy rubber bands. Sooooo disappointed. Half of the calamari was semi-burned and the other half was way undercooked. After eating one, we nicely asked the waitress if we could order a different appetizer. She just scowled and took away the calamari. Awkward! The 5 cheese ravioli was just okay and the crusted chicken was definitely better, but plain. There are definitely better Italian restaurants out there.

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  31. EdMour

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch here with friends. Starters were ok, although escargot was so-so. Omelet we nowhere close. All the other brunch entrees - mediocre. Quite disappointed with the cuisine. Our waiter was very good fellow! Mikael I think or Miguel, Michael. White-haired pleasant guy, very patient and helping!!! However, the other members of the service team serving dishes - quite sloppy. It felt like you have some trade union folks serving you. I liked bloody merry and the overall ambiance - bright and pleasant (especially if you are facing the large windows overlooking Colorado Blvd.) summing up - it’s not quite a brunch place if you want to indulge your gastronomic taste.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    It was horrible waste of money. Food was awful, ambience was noisy, uncomfortable.

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  33. RobertQ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Tables for two are to close for comfort. You can touch the person next to you as well as hear every word.

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  34. Sylvie

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with friends on a Friday night, best fine dining experience ever! Incredible food - try the wonderful Chilian Sea Bass, won't regret it. Loved the ambiance with the great sound system and music choices. One of our favorite places in Pasadena!!

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  35. MettaD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend but don’t go if you are in a rush. Food is superb! Good portion and fresh. I would give it a 5 star rating but the times I’ve dined at restaurants the service is not that great as they are understaff with waiters.

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  36. Robert

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and atmosphere was just perfect for a date night. The service was fantastic too.

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  37. PickyCustomer

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!!! What an incredible meal. Highly recommend the chicken picatta. It's the best!!!!

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  38. lovetoeat

    Houston

    221 reviews

    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the ravioli which was good. Everyone at the restaurant was very helpful and nice from the time Bella and CC sat us to Scott our server and those who helped him.

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  39. Joe8

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter Frank was very attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. It has been over 15 years since our last visit. It was a great evening coming back to one of our favorite restaurants in So Ca.

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  40. ReneeA

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, consistent every time we visit.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mi Piace does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mi Piace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 795-3131.

Mi Piace is rated 4.6 stars by 3765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mi Piace

25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fair Oaks
  • Neighborhood
    Pasadena
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Gil Saulnier
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (626) 795-3131
  • Catering
    Mi Piace is pleased to present our Catering offerings. Our philosophy remains the same, to create and deliver an experience beyond our guests expectations, using the finest ingredients while providing value and a fabulous experience at any price point. Mi Piace can stage any event from the most casual of backyard gatherings to the most elegant of Weddings. We have options for pickup, drop-off and full service catering set-up, whether your event is a home, business, or private venue event. Our catering menus include most items on our signature dining menus and we happily cater to any additional special requests you might have. ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Our Catering Team is capable of taking care of much more than just your food, beverages, and service staff. We can also assit you with - Customized Floral Arrangements, Specialty Linens, Rentals, Liquor, Wine, and a highly experienced bar staff.
  • Private party facilities
    We invite you to explore our Private Dining options which are perfect for any occasion. Please call Mi Piace directly at 626.795.3131 and ask for our General Manager who will help curate the perfect Private Dining event for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (626) 795-3131
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