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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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good food. Might consider coming back again.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great ambiance. Friendly host and wait staff. We would definitely go again.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Large group of 9, fabulous tasting food, attentive service. The butternut ravioli was superb. The salmon was grilled to perfection.

Y
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening dining with friends

BT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The visit was plagued with many miscues. Examples - 1) Had wrong prices on their menus for the wine of the month. It was the 5th of the month and this was just coming to light?? After my ordering they offered a substitute at higher price.
2) Received only one copy of credit card receipt.
Food itself was pretty good but tables are jammed so tightly that going to restrooms is embarking on a trek through a maze. Probably the tightest I've ever seen. Truly uncomfortable. If they ever have a fire the consequences could be tragic.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

65 bday

It was wonderful the owner was asking how was our dining experience and we said it was wonderful as it has been for the approx 25 to 30 years my sons were young children under 10 and now they are 37 & 34

The owner sent a wonderful dessert complimentary as well as our waiter who was wonderful also brought us a complimentary dessert from him

We had a wonderful evening

Thank you

Jane Barlam

L
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time & time again Mi Piace’s is the reason we want to come to Old town Pasadena. We have been coming to this restaurant for over 15 years & love it here! Not only is the ambiance just relaxing, the food, the service continues to surpass other restaurants. Some of our favorites Pollo Sesame, Ravioli with squash & brown butter, the focaccia bread, Creme brûlée & Chocolate soup dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treated us like royalty for our best friends bachelorette party!!

DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We have eaten here’s for year’s but this last time the food was average at best and the prices have really gone up. It was the first time the restaurant wasn’t full so I think they are resting on their laurels. There are a lot of restaurants in Pasadena and they may need to rethink what they are doing.

JN
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are exceptional! Our server, Johnny, is amazing!

KA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

In a nutshell: OK food but awful service. Our waiter checked in on us about 5 times in the first 5 minutes after we were seated, and then disappeared for the rest of the night. The restaurant was pretty loud, which normally I wouldn't mind but it made it near impossible for one of our guests with hearing issues to participate in the conversation. We asked for several things that never made it to the table (e.g., a cup of tea) or that arrived after the meal was almost over (e.g., a glass of wine). I specifically asked our waiter to bring the check to me, but his colleague showed up at the table and presented the check to everyone. Pasadena has no shortage of wonderful restaurants --- go somewhere else.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Calamari tasted like it had been microwaved from the freezer. Seafood pasta was fishy and sandy. Not the best Italian option in old town.

a
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was so so. I made a reservation to celebrate birthdays and requested a quieter or nicer table. I was told there is no other tables and they're all the same. Subsequently two other liked size table were available. Oh well. On top of it, service was so so. After we placed the order, another staff from the restaurant called and asked if we planned to keep the reservation. The overall experience was not pleasant nor enjoyable. There're many other better restaurants out there so I would not recommend.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect for our business lunch meeting. Thank you!!!

JW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday, and the staff was so accommodating and gracious. Food was wonderful and cocktails were out of this world.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian place in Pasadena!

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H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter had taken our order, then it seemed other tables who were seated after us were being served their orders. Our order subsequently was served by the food server but was wild salmon, mine was supposed to be wild mushroom ravioli, my wife's order was correct. So the server took back both and we waited more. Finally, my order arrived correctly, wild mushroom ravioli and my wife's was also brought. The waiter apologized for the confusion, and offered complimentary dessert.

PL
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mi Piace is large enough to accommodate a many of people. I have not had to wait for a table mainly because I use Open Table, but I have not witnessed people waiting for a table for that matter either. The food is consistent, fresh and well prepared. They make a great dry Cappuccino. Try the Lemon Ricotta pancakes!

J
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, had a nice time, as usual👍

JA
Tulsa
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place even on a busy Friday night. The pizzas are great and the pasta is excellent. The cocktails are creative and great. We also love Waffles Bambino on Saturday morning.

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Hostesses untrained. Wait staff overwhelmed. Not seated for 30+ minutes after reservations. Paso bucolic undercooked.

A
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
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 on September 8, 2019
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
127 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
27 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
23 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.

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