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Mi Piace, Pasadena, CA

Mi Piace

4.6
4.6
3387 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come dine on our newly renovated patio or order our takeout (contactless options available) to enjoy the finest Italian fare around. Our staff are trained and execute the highest levels of safety protocols for both the guests safety and their own. 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 moving through these challenging times together as a team and community.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 : (866) 743-3807

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,387 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

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  1. CE

    CarlaE

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to this restaurant many times and have always been very satisfied. They have a great menu. There are so many great choices which can take time to decide what you want! The service is always friendly and knowledgeable about their wines. The owner visits the tables of his guests to chat, which is great PR. Lol. Considering the size of the restaurant and their menu, the chef creates dishes that you can expect from a smaller establishment with a pricier menu and valet service. You won’t be disappointed!
  2. D

    Dlixie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Do you know what? I made a reservation for Birthday and after we finished eating meals. They forgot bring a piece of cake compared with first time, I celebrated my birthday over there. Otherwise, service with waitress was not expected at all because he pretended he did not listen or understand us to make an order. Ex: My husband mentioned today, it’s my wife birthday and then Waitress Boy gave him the Wines menu.
  3. C

    Coopergirl

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chris was our server, and made us feel as if we were guests in his own dining room. The experience was entirely positive, as always.
  4. CC

    CarolineC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch. Great service. Relaxing and upbeat atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
  5. PL

    PocoLocoLocal

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed outdoor dining - great fish and seafood
  6. E

    jocelynE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Even if you make a reservation, be prepared to wait an additional 15 minutes. The staff is really nice. Food is good, not out of this world. Appetizers were good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fabulous! Bo was our waitress and she was wonderful; very knowledgeable about the drinks and the food and very attentive. The food is fantastic and the ambience is wonderful. Great music at just the right volume. The owner, Armen, was very friendly and appreciative of our business. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  8. PA

    PaloAltofoodie

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I stopped for light lunch on a very hot day. We were both hungry but didn't want anything too heavy. I ordered a Mi Piace salad which was very fresh with a variety of vegetables. I particularly liked the various colored carrots sliced lengthwise. My husband got the minestrone soup which he said was delicious even on a hot day. We shared the bread bowl. Eating in the cool inside, the meal and ambiance were perfect.
  9. N

    Nml2052

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server, Santino, was the best!
  10. AH

    AaronH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been eating at Mi Piace since it opened in the late 80s early 90s. The food is fantastic, and the service is always accommodating. We celebrated my daughter's Birthday, and it was a special time
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always a solid choice. Went there for a birthday, food and drink was good. Service was a little slow. Their focaccia is very good, spaghettini carbonara was exceptional.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pest pasta
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I ordered the special dry aged filet mignon medium but was given it well-done which came out very dry. I showed the server who returned it to bring it out pretty raw so she brought it back to finally get it right. The chef seems inexperienced to cook this special which was not worth ordering compared to the regular menu. I guess the specials are a risk to order here.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food. What more can you ask for
  16. YB

    YolandaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    It was extremely hot outside that day so we sat inside only to find that the restaurants air conditioner was barely working. It was very hot and uncomfortable eating there.
  17. BG

    BankerGuy

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as usual!! Our Server, Santos, was great!! No better place to enjoy a great meal in Pasadena!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality and great service
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ac was not working and it was steaming hot in there
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Great experience before the dinner rush, however, ac was barely on and felt hot during my meal the entire time during a time hundred degree weather was prevalent. Asked our server about it and said it was from the open kitchen however no change was made. Overall the food was great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    I ordered Penne Arrabbiata. They messed up the order by passing off regular tomato sauce as arrabbiata sauce. It had no garlic no basil and no crush red pepper and no olive oil. The chicken was to be sautéed chicken in olive oil and butter but this was just roasted chicken cut up in pieces. When I told the waiter he agreed and took it off the bill. I have been going to Mi Piace since it opened and this is the worst meal I have ever had. I won’t be back for a while. Very disappointed.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here for years. The food and service is great. Always recommending Mi Piace to all of my friends and family.
  23. k

    kynthera

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent service was outstanding the only drawback is that occasionally the music for the restaurant would get really loud once in a while
  24. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piace is our go to place in Pasadena for first rate Italian food. The menu is diverse and has something for neatly everyone. The vegetarians in my party would have liked to see a eggie lasagna option for sure.
  25. r

    rusnak2000

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was our waitress and its the best service I've had here in 15 years!!
  26. M

    Maureen

    London

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great food, a nice server….but she continued to talk to the booth next to us repeatedly. It was different to get her attention.
  27. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Mi Piace! It’s our favorite restaurant in Pasadena! If you can, request Frank as your waiter. What a sweetheart if a guy! Everyone is great, but we love Frank!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience! They accommodated our large group. All drinks and food were served in a timely manner. All food was the usual very good Italian food! This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Old Town Pasadena!
  29. D

    Delightful

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bello! Our first meal in Old Town Pasadena as our son is now going to Occidental. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and passionate about the wines and they have a very extensive and interesting wine list by the glass! Pastas were all quite tasty and the view of people strolling by is quite nice.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My of my favorite restaurants and the is a first dining at the restaurant since Covid. Our server although nice guy but he was very forgetful with our orders and very slow in checking in our us. The portion was a lot smaller than what I remembered (always get the same dish) and didn’t think it appropriately price what paid for the portion.
  31. CB

    CarlB

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to restaurant on a whim. Service was nice and managed to be seated just before the ‘big crowd’ arrived. We had a nice meal that was served timely and everything was delicious. My wife enjoyed Lasagna and I had the Chilean Sea Bass and a shared a salad as well. We also shared an apple pie for desert and the rosemary infused filling was superb! Overall a great experience!
  32. S

    Solarsweet

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with our dinner there! Truffle pasta was amazing with shrimps. Chocolate dessert was hot gooey! Pizza was amazing too!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good to see the owner still so engaged with customers, I felt a sense of nostalgia returning after many years. What I thought was good then is even better now. Although the noise level is high the food makes up for it. I had the paella that was beautifully presented and delicious. The desserts are also amazing, a sweet work of art. I highly recommend trying this place, there is something on the menu for everyone and it will not disappoint.
  34. C

    Coopergirl

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I meet at Mi Piace for lunch about once every 4-6 weeks. We keep coming back. It's been going on for years. I think that tells you all you need to know.
  35. C

    Chrissy

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! I love the Hostess who reserved our requested booth table especially for my bday. Love the food, service and the ambiance. Everything was perfect
  36. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was excellent. there was a mix up with the order and they immediately corrected the order and took it off the bill. We have been several times and it is fabulous
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything l. Very lowkey place Amazing food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Charming atmosphere!
  39. MP

    MarPol

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted pleasantly and seated at a nice table by the window. The gimlet I ordered was wonderful. The minestrone soup was delicious. We shared a special dish of linguine and seafood which was also delicious. The waiter was friendly and accommodating. It was our 54th wedding anniversary and he brought us a dessert with a roman candle - very exciting. The music was a little loud for us, but everything else was just great. Thank you.
  40. PG

    PatrickG

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The menu while extensive was not overwhelming. Everyone in our party enjoyed their respective dishes

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 3387 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Mi Piace

25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gil Saulnier

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 : (866) 743-3807

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