Mi Piace

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$30 and under
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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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J
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, had a nice time, as usualđź‘Ť

A
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to grab a meal, Mi Piace never disappoints, consistently good service, thank you Nico and good food too.

MO
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Pasadena, I always try to eat at Mi Piace. The ambiance is unbeatable as you can people watch the strollers/amblers on Colorado while enjoying really god Italian food. The pasta Ariabatica did not disappoint.

s
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We came in on Saturday night with reservations, a busy night understandably at the restaurant. We were offered a table in the back or to wait for 15-20 mins and we decided on the back. Unfortunately there was a big party at the back so the waiter took a little time to get to us. But to his credit, once he got there, he was able to get us our drinks and orders without error. The Shrimp Scampi is my favorite and was delicious as well as the Spinach pasta with prawns and jumbo shrimp. The whole Branzini was perfect. The only thing about being in the back is that you are close to the kitchen which means the spot is a little warm from the oven and stove and also a little busy with waiters coming in and out. Overall the dinner was delicious and we will return...maybe not choose that back spot again.

M
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

AK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great had fun, good food wine and ambiance

P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not sure what everyone is raving about this place. Mediocre food, service and ambiance. A lot of better choices out there.

D
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food attentive service with charming waiter

SG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I have been there.
I am waiting to go there again.
The staff is very friendly.

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mi Piace is my go to Italian restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. My server, Sandra, was professional, fun and a very attentive server. The food is consistently good. We tried the banana pyramid for dessert. Yes, please!

A
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice place, good food, service needs improvement. Our waiter tried but......

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my "go to" restaurant for all my business lunches!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious. The service was great. We had reservations and our table was ready. The server was helpful with recommendations. We had a very good time.

MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to go see The Voice of YES, the incomparable JON Anderson. The food, service and overall ambiance at Mi Piace was fabulous!

SM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience.
Food overpriced and not to taste.
Service rude and unfriendly.
Not what it used to be yrs ago.
DO NOT GO

ML
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the best minestrone soup in the world.

H
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very, very good!!!! Service was ok. Maybe because of the Rolling Stone Concert? The place was so busy and maybe they were short of staff. But over all it was a great experience. Definitely coming back❤️

T
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our waitress was excellent. However our reservation was for 5:30 and we didn’t get seated until 6:15 making us late for our Rolling Stones concert time.

K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Rolling Stones!!!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were sat over an hour late after our reservation time. The hostess couldn't have been more rude or less accommodating. She was unapologetic and made the experience miserable. Our food was cold when we received and they continued to get our drink orders incorrect.

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably some of the best fettuccini we have ever had! So delicious, great location, good service, and a perfect date night atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Our main issue was the service. While our waiter was perfectly fine, the food took forever. Our appetizers came at some point and then the main course didn’t come for another hour. We asked serval times about our food. The manager never came over. He seemed like he was incompetent. He knew what was going on but never came over to speak with us. Instead he walked all around, trying to appear as if he was doing something but was actually doing nothing. Several times we were told our food was on the way only to wait another 15-20 min for nothing. When our food did come, it arrived one dish at a time. The final fish arrived 20 min after the first person had gotten their food. It was ridiculous. Oh, and the pesto pasta was very, very salty. My daughter couldn’t eat it. We paid full price for this experience. Definitely not going back.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such amazing food!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is outstanding, and the service was great! However, we made a Saturday night reservation and still had at wait about 20 minutes, I think they were exceptionally busy that night.

CJ
Seattle
137 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will be hard pressed to find a better dining experience in Pasadena. The menu, preparation, and service are all outstanding. The pasta and chicken dishes are excellent, and the craft cocktails are not to be missed! This establishment has been in business for thirty+ years. That a restaurant can defy all odds and prosper for that period of time is the greatest testament to Mi Piace!

GR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The arugula salad was scrumptious. I ordered my favorite, the beef lasagna, but it tasted different this time - it was a bit too dry - I should have asked for some spaghetti sauce. Next time I will. Before never needed to add anything. Maybe it is a healthier recipe.

HM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday. Great food. Always consistent.

GK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. The service at the table by the waiters was also very good. Unfortunately, they sat us at a very small corner table by the entrance to the bar. Our table was the only table in the entire restaurant without a tablecloth. When we brought it to our waiters attention, we were dismissed with a poor excuse that they could not find one for our table. The restaurant owner was present and aware of the situation, however ignored us. My husband had to take matters into his own hand and find us another table, covered with tablecloth, in the main area of the restaurant! Throughout the evening, I got the feeling that certain guests were given preferential treatment over others! It all comes from the top! Very unfortunate!

DR
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mi Piace contouring be our favorite Italian restaurant in Pasadena. Excellent food and service as always and the hostess is always smiling when greeting us.

DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Both food and service were great. Open and light interior. We had a delightful time.

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

Always a great place for lunch with my best friend. We go as often as we can.

CD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mi Piace has always been a our go to for date nights. Food and service was on point and we had the best server. Can’t eecall her name but love it

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great !! Amazing time with friends !

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible!

CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and pretty good service, although occasionally a long interval between visits to our table by our server. BUT too expensive for amount of food we received.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner is very nice

W
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant many times. This by far has been was the worst experience. Our waiter Carlos R. Was awful. After taking our order, he passed by our table many times without checking on us. I had to flag down other employees to get refills on water and bread. I got the feeling that he wasn’t interested on waiting on us. I was very close to asking for a manager and tell him I no longer wanted Carlos R. To wait on us. If it wasn’t for the other employees who help us more than Carlos, I would’ve left zero for tip. I am as easy as a customer you will ever find and I will give the benefit to anyone that, maybe the restaurant was understaffed or they were having a off night. I truly believe Carlos R. Was not interested in providing us any service and was doing the bare minimum. It is such a shame to other employees are working hard and there is someone who making the restaurant look bad.
We ordered 2 of the same entrees and the portions of pastas was ridiculously small, I had to point out to Carlos this and to his credit he did put in a order to make up for the difference. To leave no tip would not be fair to the other employees who help us and the cooks would not be fair. We have never had a issue with this restaurant and have received outstanding service from the many times we have been here. This was very disappointing.

SS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great Anniversary dinner here. Food was outstanding and sitting outside people watching on Colorado Blvd was a blast.

GB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Mi Piace. Having been dining here for years and always enjoy their delicious wines, meals, and lively atmosphere.

M
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was not good as usual. Very disappointed

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