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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall

j
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday Brunch was a real success for out group of 5. The entrees plus the excellent service always made for a successful outing in Pasadena whether it is Breakfast Lunch or Dinner.

LO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and our server was very nice. I made reservations for 7:00pm and we weren’t seated until 7:35. I know Saturday’s are busy but this why we make reservations.

k
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very overrated. Small portions, expensive and inattentive waiter.

C
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. I will return.

VP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and outstanding servers!!!

I
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this place, however, even with reservation, we had to wait for an hour.

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked everything except the tables in the lounge. Too low. Yes, I know l.o.u.n.g.e. But I'm not a lizard.

DL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Off menu seafood risotto to die for - incredible seafood broth infused in the rice, perfectly prepared seafood. Others in party had butternut squash raviolli, basic spaghetti other meatballs, and pork ragu papradelle - all very good as well. Brussels sprouts as appetizer top notch - roasty, but also tender and flavorful.

j
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The spaghetti with meatballs was very good but Osso Buco was a little tough. The meat should be very tender but this time was not. Overall is okay. Will come again.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made a reservation for 7:15pm and I arrived early (around 7:06pm) to check in, but my party was not seated until 8pm. I believe that a party had been seated right before I arrived in the table my party should have been in as the hostess informed me they only had two large tables and about 20 min after I arrived and was checking with her again she told me one of those tables had just received their entrees. I was told multiple different things by the hostess, leading me to believe that the restaurant does not have a good grasp on how to handle reservations. They did give us two free appetizers, but I would not go here again when I am very hungry as the wait time could be quite long despite a reservation.

BD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and total experience at Mi Piace was outstanding. We had excellent service from our server, Frank. Not only was he incredibly attentive, he was very helpful with recommendations. We would go back in a heartbeat.

G
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a little late for our reservation due to the Rose Bowl game. I had called ahead and the hostess said she would make note and to come and they will seat us. We were only about 20 minutes late. She was true to her word. The place was packed and we only had to wait about 15 minutes. In spite of being very busy, they were attentive. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because we all ordered pasta and no one came around to ask if we wanted extra cheese :-( However, I understand why.

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We waited over an hour to be seated but it was worth the wait.

k
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good and service was AWESOME! Even though it was New Years Eve, everything went really well!

D
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner with family. Only negative was an hour and a half delay in seating. They way over booked and then did not honor any reservation. The young girls at the desk just kept telling everyone the next table would be theirs but it wasn’t. The owner came around to the tables but totally put us off saying what do you expect on New Year’s Eve? I expect to be seated within a reasonable tome of my reservation ! 😬
Our table server was wonderful and did a beautiful job of taking care of us once we were seated.

JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect birthday dinner. From the food to the staff and the setting we could not have asked for a more wonderful experience. We always tend to go there for special occasions and will continue to do so in the future!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars across the board is because there were some issues with timeliness and accommodation. I arrived 10 minutes early and let the hostess know my name right away and stated we had a reservation for 8 people at 7 pm. She let me know that they were behind a few minutes and it would be about 10-15 minutes before we would be seated. I had no problem with this since I was still waiting for the rest of my party to arrive. She said we could head to the bar area and have some drinks while we waited and they would notify us once the table was ready. After about 10 minutes the rest of my party arrived and they called us over shortly after. Once we arrived to the hostess, however, they told us there was a mix up and that they were still trying to sort out of the seating. Even at this point I would not have an issue giving them 5 stars, but the space there is so limited around the hostess podium that me and the rest of my party were just left standing around waiting, and incidentally were in the way of other guests and servers trying to get by. Finally after about 5 minutes we were seated. Unfortunately, again, the seating was cramped and we were stuck by the kitchen entrance with minimal space. Other than this, the meal and drinks were EXCELLENT, the service was top notch, and ambiance and decor were great.

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely table in a quiet area. Our waiter Johnny was fabulous. Attentive and knowledgeable. We will certainly be back. In fact we think this could be our favorite local place to eat. Thanks.

JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner on 12/28/2019 to celebrate a birthday. Food was outstanding, as was the service.

N
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was poor - didn’t seem to have a dedicated server. Felt ignored: waited 10 min after being seated before a server or bus boy came to our table, long wait for bread, water refill, appetizer. Linguini al pesto needed more pesto. Pappardelle pasta was very good, as was scampi.

JM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had reservations for two for a Friday night and arrived on time. We were kept waiting over forty five minutes before we were finally seated. They were very apologetic and even treated us to an appetizer on the house, but we would gladly have traded that to have just been seated fifteen minutes earlier. They were of course very busy, but surely there must be some way of not keeping reservations waiting so long. It was cold outside but perhaps installing outdoor heaters if possible, would have allowed thirty or more to have been seated on the outdoor area.

GR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

My family has been to Mi Piace many times. And have been pleased with the service & the food. So we made plans to go on Christmas Eve this year.

We had a reservation for 6:00 pm that we made well before Christmas Eve.

First, they made us wait for about 20 minutes before being being seen by a hostess. Who informed us that there was a table available but we might want to see it first, because people tend to not like it. The table was in the back room and was crammed up against 2 other tables & next to the kitchen in a very cramped walkway. We wouldn’t even be able to move our chairs to sit down. We decided not to take this table.

We then had to wait another 45 minutes for a table. At this point we wondered what good it was to even have a reservation.

Beyond that, after we were seated, the food wasn’t as good as usual. It seemed as though the kitchen was rushed & the staff were forgetting things.

The bottom of the pizzas were not cooked. We ordered Fettuccine Alfredo without chicken but instead it came with chicken.

We were excited to go to Mi Piace for this special meal. Instead, we were all very disappointed with the food as well as the service.

Why make a reservation when they can’t accommodate their customers?

Very very disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve. The bartender made a beautiful color changing cocktail for me before dinner and wished me a merry Christmas. Such a surprise! It kicked off a lovely holiday dinner for our group! We will definitely be back again.

AF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We introduced out-of-town family members to Mi Piace. They both ordered the Ravioli al Burro. A dish they had been craving since their last trip to Italy. Success! Everyone left satisfied and very happy.

I
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience3

My reservation was at 7:15, we weren’t seated until 8:10!
Making a reservation is useless at this restaurant.

DD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived for our reservation, the party that had the table at which we were to be seated was lingering long after clearing their check. As our wait continued, the host offered our party of five the kitchen table. We had a fantastic meal, with the charcuterie board, branzino, and veal osso buco particularly good. We shared three desserts and couldn’t choose a favorite because each was wonderful. Service was fabulous. We highly recommend Mi Piaci

a
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

TB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest and I had an amazing dining experience which lasted almost two hours! The drinks were perfect and delicious and the food was exquisite. Every interaction we had with the staff was perfectly pleasant and we will definitely be visiting Mi Piace many times in the future.

KS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always amazing! Been coming here since the 90’s.

r
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been coming here for over 20 years , on this last visit I met the General Manager Judith whom I've seen for years running around but never met until tonight. I was very impressed not only is she a stunning woman but I had a very pleasant conversation with her, what a lovely woman. I requested the waiter Jimmy, another great asset to this establishment. Jimmy always has a smile on his face and is very attentive to his patrons. Thank you Judith and Jimmy for a very pleasant evening!

L
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Perfect place to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, great service and amazing food. The creme brule cheesecake was the best dessert I’ve ever had!! The bread was warm and very tasty!! Everyone tried a different pasta dish and my favorite was the salmon with bow tie pasta. I’ve been going here for years and brought new friends to celebrate and they walked away saying it was “perfect”.

S
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant and very good food! Good choice for a nice dinner

B
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The receptionist are rude and not welcoming nor friendly!
They seem to be very nice to men!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was ok🤓

CD
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster roll was delicious. I hope they will put it on their regular menu. I would like some other options besides French fries, which seemed undercooked. I think there should not be an additional charge for bread. The wait staff was wonderful.

JW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was very nice. Portion size was minuscule. Should gave been warned by server that what we ordered was size of appetizer. Other entrees coming out of kitchen looked a reasonable size. Overall not happy paying nearly $20 each for 6 raviolis and small pile of gnocchi

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good as usual.

FJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Sandra was amazing, she had personality. The food was also amazing. You have quite a selection of unique cocktails and we enjoyed the ones we tried.