Mi Piace

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2342 reviews
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Italian
In Italian, "Mi Piace" means "I like it," and they make sure you love it at this award-winning restaurant. Mi Piace is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate dining with the finest and freshest authentic Italian cuisine. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as brunch on the weekends. Enjoy Happy Hour in the lounge all night Mondays and from 4:30-7:30PM Tues-Fri.
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PL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome as was the food. Very attentive , enjoyed the ambiance very much High recommend

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was extremely busy for Mother’s Day but will definitely like to give it another chance. Seems like an amazing place to dine. Although service wasn’t at its best due to the limited number of staff, food was outstanding.

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AM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We waited for 45 minutes for our table. That’s unacceptable!!

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AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. Came 1/2 hour before our reservation but they accommodated us right away. Food and wine were great. Don't miss the chocolate souffle!

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r
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On Mother’s Day, at 5 o’clock, we found ourselves hungry again. Went to OpenTable made a reservation for 5:15. You got admit we were darn lucky to get in! We were treated to courtesy, great service, and great food. It was a little loud, but what do you expect when the restaurant was full? We had a great time. Thanks so much!

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NW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I would say that Mi Piace is a good restaurant because at least the food is consistently good. We made the mistake of going there for Mother's Day which was a bit of a nightmare-we sat at the table for a good 20 minutes without seeing our server and had to ask two different waitstaff to call her over. We ordered everything at the same time and the food came out within a timely manner but she was almost nowhere to be seen and did not even come to our table to check up on us once during our meal. We had to ask her, and other waitstaff, for everything we needed, including clearing empty drink glasses. I would say to not ever go there during a big holiday or special occasion because they do not schedule enough waitstaff-it just ruins your special event to be frustrated during a 'not-so-cheap' meal.

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PS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there after my son's graduation from Southwestern Law School. When I made the reservation I did not realize it was also Mothers Day. Despite the pressures of that day for the Restaurant the food was very good with great selections from both the breakfast and lunch menus. We ordered from both lunch and breakfast menus. Everyone enjoyed their food a great deal. We ordered omelets, salads, lox and bagel, and salmon. The prices were reasonable. When we left the owner asked how everything was; that was a nice way to show that he cared. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and would not hesitate to go back again.

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DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around. Great food, great service!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

happy to see the ladies room was a lot cleaner than last visit. service is slow. had to ask hostess to get us the server, but when it comes to giving us the bill, they’re quick as lightning. then had to give credit card to hostess because we got tired of waiting for server. Music a bit too loud so tough to carry a conversation

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C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great pick for Mothers Day brunch! We had an early reservation and were able to enjoy a wonderful, relaxing meal before walking through Old Town. Everyone enjoyed their meal and delicious drinks. We all agreed to return to our new Mother's Day brunch spot next year.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We ordered the Spinach Gnocchi and several other dishes, but the waitress punched in Lasagna. After we made the waitress aware of the error, she eventually brought the gnocchi. Do not order the gnocchi!! They were super mushy and they tasted like mildew! I asked the waitress what type of cheese was on the gnocchi and she said goat cheese. I asked her again and she then said ricotta? Something about it was just not right. We questioned again and she said the kitchen went to taste the ingredients but did not find any issues. We make gnocchi and have eaten it elsewhere, but this tasted like garbage. Settling the check was another issue! In the end, she never tried to correct the issue or offer an apology. No manager came to the table to say they checked the ingredients and found nothing wrong. I’ve worked in chain restaurants and fine dining and that would have been the least the manager would have done. I will say the desserts were good.

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Z
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good breakfast, and we really enjoyed sitting outside. Server was adequate and we were waiting a long time to find the server to get our check, which a manager finally brought out. Will try it again for lunch or dinner as the food was wonderful.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rarely on this Earth has there been such a delicately delightful institution as Mi Piace. Lord bless the person who brought this culinary palace to Pasadena. Music, a little weird. But nothing can stop the delight we had while celebrating our favorite child’s college graduation.

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DS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We thought the food was really good. I had lasagna and the wife had salmon. We also got the soufflé for desert. It was really good too. Prices were reasonable for the area. Cocktails were kinda pricey ($16-$28) so we shared one. It’s a fairly large restaurant but the tables are crammed in so it’s pretty noisy. Be aware that they also charge you for the bread. We enjoyed the meal though and I would definitely recommend it.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Mi Piace always has been the place to go to celebrate birthdays for at least 20 years. We did'nt like the 'new' mi piace salad'

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. The Piccata De Pollo is excellent.

However....What is with the choice of music ?! Not good. Retro disco and any blend of hip hop is NOT cool for upscale dining. The music is TOO....TOO... loud. The majority of people dining there are not even in that demographic, usually, of hip hop music. Try....modern jazz or any more sophisticated sounds. Turn down the volume... seriously. It's the main reason we don't dine there as often.

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E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hi! We loved the bread, our pasta dishes the chocolate cake and apple pie.
Just one comment the music volume was a bit high.
Otherwise all was great!
Thank you!

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DM
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Until the restaurant called me back (after I left) to sign one missed receipt. In my opinion, that was ridiculous. The manager was extremely rude. He accused me of cussing him out which I did not do and was unsure of why the restaurant called me back twice. It took him a little while to figure it out. I thought we left something behind until he brings out a brunch of receipts. I don’t know but that is not protocol.

Thank you.

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C
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet my best friend for lunch. Same waitperson as last time, and she remembered us! Always great to go to Mi Piace.

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service very attentive staff, food was delicious!

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DP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and wonderful food. I am never disappointed with this restaurant. That's why I keep coming back. The drinks are delicious as well.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice. But table is too small. Need more booths. It's not too comfortable. When you can here your neighbors conversation.

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BF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Mi Piace! Great food, ambience and service! Best Gin&Tonic ever ~

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was up to their standards. I went a couple of weeks ago and our server was horrible. Slow and forgot things we ask for. This time it was great. Only 2 of us and last time was 6 of us.

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VG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is some of the best we’ve ever had. The staff is very nice and accommodating and they actually care. The manager and owner both stopped by to make sure we were having a wonderful night. Can’t wait to go back there again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fabulous service!

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DN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 1ambience 3

I’ve been here many many times and it’s GREAT! However this time it was not up to par. Food was disappointing and service was very poor. They messed up on our order and corrected it but after everyone else was almost done. Also they forgot to bring a side which we ordered. Was not a busy night perhaps waiter was new

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! We had a Easter dinner with the fam... food and service as always was wonderful. The owner as always shows his grace and checks in personally with his guests. There’s a lot to say about a dining experience when a restaurant owner checks in and ensures your happiness and content with your experience. I absolutely loved it. If you like cocktails .... you’re also in for a treat! They have amazing drinks. The food ? Speaks for itself ... mi piace brings a great menu full of well presented and delicious Italian dishes. Always take a look at their specials ! Can’t go wrong with mi piaci.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A producer friend recommend this establishment after Easter church. Well I can't say enough visit this restaurant.

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C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best review: I was there 2 days ago, and I will return a week from today--and I live 40 miles away.

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J
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Great food with a room full of gnats. The place was so bad people kept changing tables, but management kept putting more people by the gnats. Terrible dinner and environment. I expect better from an expensive restaurant.

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KS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent.

It would have been 5 stars, but our dining area was plaques by a few flies buzzing around the table.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

They've changed the layout and vibe and the restaurant is now extremely crowded with tables squeezed in and loud with top 40 music. Totally ruins the nice restaurant feel and made it really hard to have a nice dinner and conversation with my older parents.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. We enjoyed our experience there.

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KH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was spotty then it stopped.
Music is loud and annoying.
Food is quite good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When we arrived for our reservation, they told us their were several other reservations ahead of us and we’d have to wait. That was very disappointing. However, I asked if we could just sit outside in front of the restaurant instead, which had no waiting at all. The weather was nice so it worked out. The pastas we ordered were delicious. I wouldn’t count on this restaurant to honor reservations in a timely way though, so don’t go if you’re quite hungry.

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CH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was pretty good, the noise level was fairly loud, and the waitress we had would disappear every now and again. That said, she was very nice, and took care of everything, it was just extremely busy. I did have a bug land in my half serving (what was left) of my whiskey. They did not charge me for it, which was nice. And they had some of the best coffee I've ever had. I would recommend it. It was a fun experience.

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Lamb chops were sent back twice: they were over cooked then under cooked. Salad was not prepared as requested: arrived with meat on the salad and dressed, rather than dressing on the side. There were so many wait staff but our server seemed to be taking care of all tables and not doing a very good job of delegating. We were very disappointed because we normally love the food even though service can be a bit spotty.

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SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am in a group that eats in the Pasadena area every Friday night. Mi Piace is one of our favorite restaurants because we Always have good food, there is a full bar and they split the check so each couple or single can use their credit card. There are a few "foodies" in the group and between all of us we frequent many restaurants in and out of the Pasadena area so it is saying something that Mi Piace is one of everyone's favorites!

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mi Piace located centrally in Old Pasadena, great location, nice ambiance. It was Friday night when we visited and the place was busy. The service was great, welcomed and seated promptly at 7. The waiter was nice and very conscious of refilling waters and making sure everything was acceptable. The food was very tasty and came out in a very reasonable time even though it was busy. We ordered 2 entrees (chicken scallopini with artichoke (could've given more artichoke) and lemon sauce and lasagna) and a caesar salad split. We also got bread which was a nice basket of ciabatta. We enjoyed dinner. Would recommend and would eat here again.

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