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Mi Piace, Pasadena, CA

Mi Piace

4.5
4.5
3524 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

8:30 PM


Booked 55 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 : (866) 743-3807

  • 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

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What 3,524 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Hot spot

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  1. M

    Mike

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. I will go over and over again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tagliatelle and oysters were delicious as always. Quick and easy service for a Friday night.
  3. ES

    EmmaS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service.
  4. S

    Siviva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    dinner was great. service was wonderful. special place to celebrate my birthday.
  5. M

    Maureen

    London

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our salad never arrived, & after complaining, it arrived as we were finishing our pasta. Bread was offered, even if it costs $4….. Not a great lunch.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piace never disappoints. It is definitely a classic and needs more recognition. My fiancé and I came here for his birthday dinner and we loved what we had gotten. The service was 10/10 and i don’t remember our servers name but she had glasses and blonde hair, she was amazing!! Will be returning soon!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    As soon as we arrived at 9:15 last night. We arrived and had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated after having a reservation. A reservation that was set 2 weeks ago. The seating area was the worst, right next to were the utensils and take away plates were. Up to that point I was okay…., It wasn’t until we had THE WORST WAITRESS EVER!!!! Her name is RHONDA B. Don’t know if she was having a bad day or was simply racist. For starters I ordered my wine and didn’t get a wine glass, instead I received a regular glass of cup. Food was great wonderful (appetizers, entree, and desert). We were there to celebrate an anniversary. BUT this HORRIBLE WAITRESS, Rhonda was tossing our straws and napkins and rudely serving us our mineral water across our faces. I’ve never experienced this kind of service at this restaurant or any other restaurant. Wether if she was having a bad day she couldn’t carry her personal issues to work. Work is work. And if she’s being racist then being a waitress is not the job for her. We spent over 400 dollars and in return we received nothing but bad customer service. Not sure if I’ll be returning back to this place.
  8. GH

    GregH

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Great and they included the Roman candle to honor my friend’s birthday. Delicious and Delightful.
  9. JP

    JudyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My kids took me here for my birthday and we had a great time!
  10. SE

    SEAguy

    Detroit

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive menu. I look forward to returning to try some of the pastas. They looked great on other tables.
  11. JG

    JoanG

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and hospitality is always over the top!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was excellent. We skill definitely go back there again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Been eating here for 20 years. Prices have gone up. $29 for Papardelle bolognese. Sure ! Whatever but I expect a good experience. It's supposed to be for 3 people so Hostess added a chair for me right by a large party of 19 people so people kept bumping into my chair throughout my meal, the guests and servers. I finally just grabbed a chair from a vacated table sat and sat across my old seat instead. They forgot my drink which was the first thing I ordered so I reminded them and I got it halfway thru the meal. The calamari wasn't fresh like usual. Disappointing Birthday lunch.
  14. BC

    BiancaC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Our waiter took a long time to visit our table. We waited very long to ask for what we needed and to check the check. My linguine was also very dry and noodles not cooked thoroughly
  15. GM

    GeraldM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good. The place was busy (6:15 PM on a Friday). It was noisy. The service was okay considering how busy the restaurant was.
  16. ET

    EllenT

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is good as expected. Service was good and attentive.
  17. j

    joolzlover

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This is one of our favorite lunch places. The Ensalada de Taos is sublime. Even better with a glass of Prosecco.
  18. AM

    AnMa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We have been visiting this restaurant for several occasions, and always we have enjoyed all aspects of this place, especially the food, of course. This last visit, it was a big disappointment. To start, the tables were positioned in a manner that barely left space to walk. We had to find the way around in order to get in, and out of our table. The noise level was extreme. Understanding that this is not a sports bar, we asked the waiter to lower the volume. Yes, they did for a few period of time, and after, the noise went back to the same level. I want to stress something very important. We were looking one of the busboys clean, and set a table. To our dismay, he was handling and setting the silverware by the part used to eat! Not by the handle. Our question, are they trained to perform this kind of work? Another big disappointment. Now comes the main thing, the food. Our question is: have you changed the chef? Food doesn't taste, and look the same.
  19. MM

    MarkM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. We'll be back!
  20. MG

    MiguelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food the spaghetti with homemade meat balls I highly recommend, the drinks are worth the price point will definitely come back
  21. f

    fern

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Been coming here for years. It's our favorite spot. Food, drink and service were exceptional
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was excellent
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great an easy friendly,
  25. 1

    1616

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I had a reservation for 7pm. They did not have my table ready for my reservation. I had to wait an extra 15 minutes for my table. The service was poor due to the crowd. The owner should know how to handle a restaurant. Given this crowd, the waiter never came to check on our table and see if we needed anything or to ask us if we were enjoying our food. We never got more water or anything. Our table was also not cleared when we wanted to celebrate a birthday at the table. I won't recommend Mi Piace to anyone, nor will I come again.
  26. M

    Maureen

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food & service…..
  27. s

    serveraswell

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A happy new year dinner
  28. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great! Will definitely go again.
  29. SR

    StephanieR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot, fabulous service and the next food. Truly a first-class dining experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Great food. The bathroom situation was not good. It’s a shared facility and not well kept.
  31. V

    Vineyardguy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice Old Pasadena restaurant.
  32. DN

    DanielN

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Very disappointed in food for very first time we always love this place but must of had a new cook Was very disappointed
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday with friends. Loved the Halibut. Service was awesome. Was greeted by the owner. All in all a delightful dining experience.
  34. LA

    LA9CC

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My son and his two children each ordered a different pizza. My teen age granddaughter said her pizza was the best pizza she ever ate in her life. I had one of my favorites, the carbonara, which is always excellent. Despite a slow start on the service at our outside table, the experience was very good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vibrantly busy on 8:00 on a Thursday - yet well-staffed and prompt with well-prepared entrees and appetizers. Plenty of street parking even with the Rose Parade set-up, plus Old Town public lots.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We reserved on Opa table and sat in a booth against the wall. The server was very attentive. We really enjoyed the bruschetta and the Ravioli di Costine. All the dishes we ordered were tasty. Almond rocca desert was especially notable.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dinning here and it was excellent! I made reservation and our table by the window was waiting for us. The service was excellent and the food....so good!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place but very loud
  39. K

    Kevin

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Very fine Italian food! I have had good experience with the wait staff as well. The only drawback (and it is a big one for me) is the layout of the tables. In an effort to cram in as many diners as possible, they have, like some other restaurants lately, put most of the tables (all the two-tops and even some of the four-tops) right next to each other in long lines. This means private conversation is completely impossible, noise level is greatly increased, and you feel like you are a part of the two parties on either side of you. That is what keeps me from going there more often. But the food is great.
  40. L

    Louis

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is good, the server was excellent. We enjoyed the night out. Thanks a bunch.

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 4.5 stars by 3524 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 55 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 Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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 : (866) 743-3807

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