Mi Piace

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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
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This restaurant came highly recommend. Overall decent experience. The service was under par. Not sure if it was because we went exclusively for coffee and deserts or just that the staff is super lax. Service and meal enjoyment go hand in hand. No matter how well a chef prepares the meal, of the service is below par, the meal is also affected. Even though the four of us only had desert and coffee. The total was just over 65$ so we weren’t cheap customers.

SL
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible but service needs to be worked on....

RP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our reservation was for lunch time and there was only one menu available for our group of three. Three different servers offered to bring us the missing ones as they had indicated they had ran out. After getting menus it took a while before our water was also brought. Lastly, our table was the only one not covered with a table cloth and butcher paper. Staff minimized our observation and reluctantly set up our table correctly. Otherwise, food was great!

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother in law birthday she had a wonderful time. Lunch was great for the 9 of us

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There is no point in making a reservation because you always have to wait and I’m not talking 5-10 minutes, I’m talking 30-45. They blast Electronic Dance Music which is very off putting while trying to enjoy a nice dinner with friends and family. Food is ok, nothing to write home about.

FA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything went well until my friend noticed a hair in the food. That was unpleasant and the restaurant still charged for my friend’s plate. I reported this to the owner when we left the restaurant. I like this restaurant but after this incident I’m not sure if i will return

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great. Love the food there.

I
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always a must is the
Fresh Ricotta cheese
Caesar salad

Can’t wait to go back
Thanks Ivan

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for my 9 year anniversary, had to remind them we were here for a special occasion, which sucked. Food was pretty good. I remembered it being much better in the past though. Wasn’t my favorite dinner for a celebration. Sad that they charge $1.50 for bread service, such a waste. Should just bring people bread if they ask for it.

t
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Whenever we will be in Pasadena, we will eat here!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The morning staff were great. We were early and they let us sit by the bar area to wait. Our server was attentive and adjusted the music down because we are old folks and a bit hard of hearing, so we can hear each other. This is the best breakfast place on weekends in pasadena old town.

B
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chose Mi Piace for 50tb birthday celebration with family (and noted that specifically on the open table reservation). However, there was no acknowledgment of BD by staff at all. Little bit of a letdown, but the meal itself was good. Since it is an option to note a BD celebration or other special occasion when making a reservation, the restaurant really should follow through with some acknowledgment. Or just remove it as an option.

GR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chef came out to greet us. Delicious food. Waitress could have been more attentive. Squash ravioli was amazing. Old fashion the way I like it. I’ll be back. Quiet at 5:30 on a Friday but full of life by 7:30

V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Mi Piace prior to attending a Speaker's event in Pasadena. The hostess greeted us with a smile and was very accommodating. We requested a booth, but we found the seats a bit uncomfortable so we asked the hostess if we could move to a table. Without hesitation, she very graciously moved us to a larger table. Our server took our orders and when the food arrived everyone was happy with their dinner selection. The Lobster Bisque and Minestrone soups were hot, delicious and perfectly paired with the wine suggested by our server. The chopped salad was also very good and the red wine blend Frank, our server, suggested made an excellent pairing. The sesame crusted chicken was flavorful and filling. After looking over the dessert menu, we decided we needed coffee and desserts to share. Not even a small morsel was of chocolate was left! Throughout the evening, we received excellent service! Water glasses were refilled, bread replenished, and our server checked back to be sure all was well and nothing was needed. Wonderful friends, good wine, delicious food, and great service made for a perfect evening at Mi Piace in Pasadena.

RE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old Town Landmark. Still the best Italian in the area.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Consistently good food brings me back. However, never getting seated even a single time even within 30 mins of my confirmed reservation is going to be it for me for this place for now.

JZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Made reservation through Open table, got seated after 1 hr. What’s the point of reservation? Pasta was good, Osso Bucco was average.

ND
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food ever! Great service and can’t wait to go back!

RK
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from food to customer service.
We arrived a bit late but managed to get the best table thanks to the owner who helped us get seated real quick. i made a same-day reservation.
We ordered the greek salad, Linguine with Pesto and Fettucinne Alfredo.
The salad and linguine were superb but the Fetucinne couldve been better.
Make sure you order the the Mi Piace Special for dessert (raspberry mousse).

The portions are good. A pasta dish is enough for 1 person.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite having a 6:15pm reservation, we ended up having to wait about 45 minutes to be seated. They never really apologized for the delays. I ordered the sea bass special and was advised that it comes with a side of truffle risotto. When I received my entree, it only had green beans and tiny boiled potatoes. Also, the portion of fish, for the price, was tiny. When I mentioned it to the waiter, he just said “Yeah, they gave you those instead.” He didn’t offer to fix the issue. Also, my boyfriend’s pasta was was quite salty. Needless to say, we were both disappointed.

VM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles! Delicious food and an excellent atmosphere. Great service even when it's really busy. So happy to have spent Valentine's Day here!

D
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I made reservation at 5:45pm for two on a Saturday (2/15), the hostess had no idea of how to take care of us even when it’s already 5:55. I tried to talk to her about the reason we made reservation, just like Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld, was we expected we will be seated on time. The poor, extremely busy hostess said “if you want to talk to manager that’s fine, I’ll get him for you.” We were actually seated after 6pm. It’s just too crowded over there. And hire more people, please. I wouldn’t go back there anymore, and I know they wouldn’t even care because that’s the way they run their business there I guess.

PC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good however, we told them online and in person that we were celebrating a birthday, but never received any acknowledgement. We noticed others getting acknowledged for their birthdays. We did enjoy our meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Although scheduling a reservation one week in advance at 8:30 PM, we were not seated until 9:15 PM. I found this very unprofessional, since the restaurant should be considerate of other people's time and plan accordingly.

R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so sweet and the food was amazing! Their garlic bread is to die for.
We’ll be back very soon.

AV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the restaurant and absolutely loved the drinks and food. We had The Purple Rain cocktail which is absolutely beautiful! Food was delicious and dessert was great. Thank you!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a Sunday night for Anniversary dinner. It was special to us because it was our wedding anniversary and our first ever date my husband took me there.
We did our reservation online and for special preferences we asked to get the same table as we sat on our first date. I really liked the fact that they honored our request and gave us the same exact table.
Everything we great. Our server Frank was very polite and nice. He was friendly and very informative.
I ordered Fettuccini Alfredo and my husband got Pizza and both were delicious. For desert we asked for one and they brought us one more complementary as an anniversary gift.
There was a couple sitting next to use, who were very nice people and very pleasant to talk to.
What made our day is when we found out that our bill was paid by that couple.
This was the most amazing ending to our night.
Overall experience with people and the place was Five - star.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great; good food and excellent service!

MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Went there on a rainy Sunday. Great table in the window. Service was terrible. Had to ask for toast that was ordered with the original order, our server disappears but seems to help other tables. Had to ask 3 people for a coffee refill and was brought hot water and no tea bag. When I asked for the tea bag was told she would have to charge me. Did she think I just wanted hot water. Food was just ok. How can you mess up scrambled eggs?

JS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service. We loved the Italian interpretation of escargot ..... OUTSTANDING!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We had reservation at 8:30 from open table didn’t get seated till 9:10. What’s the point of a reservation

RL
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a pleasant surprise. We were visiting after a day at Santa Anita racetrack, and were looking for a good italian place. Mi Piace hit the nail on the head, with delicious homemade pasta and great apps. We'd definitely eat there again.

MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding experience and appreciate our server Frank. He was exceptional.

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered a basic breakfast. The eggs were fine but the fruit was not ripe, the sausage was dry and there was no bread with the meal. Ordered a side croissant for around $3.50. Would not go back for breakfast. Service was good.

M
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service

KC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

27th bday!

KB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we are returning! The food was excellent, both pasta and arugula salad ( appreciate that the kitchen split our salad for us). Tonight we will try the wood-fired pizza. Servers were so attentive without hovering. And the owner came by to make sure we were enjoying our meal. If you are in Pasadena, don’t miss this!

AJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great experience. Our server Sarina was great, she had great food and wine suggestions. We'll definitely be back!

JM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very good food -- service was good. very hectic and loud -- good energy but a lot of patrons hanging around tables and not good. People are waiting and hovering over your food and their attitude isn't lovely.

definitely return -- the food is worth it and our server was great.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service, food delicious. One of my old time favorite place to eat.