Mi Piace

4.5
3234 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come dine on our newly renovated patio or order our takeout (contactless options available) to enjoy the finest Italian fare around. Our staff are trained and execute the highest levels of safety protocols for both the guests safety and their own. 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 moving through these challenging times together as a team and community.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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What 3234 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was good, service was just not there …

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ColinD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, especially the fresh water prawn starter and the white chocolate cake with raspberry marmalade.

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ANDRES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time like always it is a great place to dine

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I was sitting for 30 minutes and no one showed up even to say hi or ask for drink orders so I had to go and ask them!!!
The service was literally zero.
They simply don’t care about the customers because they have plenty. It used to be my favorite place but the management has gone down.
After they brought the food till the check was brought no one checked to see if we needed anything.

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ElizabethT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mi Piace is still serving good food....service was great...a little pricey...

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LisaZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipNtino
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. While the bread was a little slow in coming out, the rest of the food arrived on time, well prepared and delicious. Also, our server Isaac was great. A very enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The table next to us was quite loud and rowdy. The servers were changing shifts so it took a while to take our drink order. When the second server started her shift, things went smoothly from there. Food and wine was good.

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vipYumm
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Overrated. Our server was clearly disconnected with bar and kitchen for our order. When the food came it was just ok. Not worth their Beverly Hills pricing in my opinion. Oh well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food prices and selections have definitely increased. The lamb chops were divine. Everyone loved their food choices. The raspberry dessert was to die for. Service could be more detailed and prompt but over all a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my daughter’s birthday. We were seated promptly. The waiter was extremely busy. Lots of birthdays. I’ve eaten here since they opened. The owner came to the table and welcomed us with out a mask. All the waiters were wearing masks.

We ordered drinks, two of them were their specialties. One martini with gold flakes, and the other was a special martini with blue cheese olives, I dont think they were worth the price and I didn’t care for the flavor of the olives.

We ordered Brussel sprouts, two salads, the burrata dish and the bread service. Focaccia was amazing, presentation paled to other dishes. Salads were very good. The burrata was very light on the burrata.

For dinner I think the biggest hits were the bone in rib-eye, spinach gnocchi, penne arrabbiata, and the butternut squash ravioli. My lobster pasta was a bit gooey, perhaps over cooked pasta.

The birthday desert presentation was festive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food at Mi Piace so much that we drive across Los Angeles to dine there. The food ... amazing. Spaghetti with lobster in San Marzano Chipotle Cream was just one of the amazing dishes. Friendly. Excellent service. Style. Only one complaint on the last visit was the music was loud enough to make it challenging to hear. That won’t stop me from going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Food always done perfectly. The restaurant was extremely busy but we still got our food fairly quickly. The tables are set up like pre Covid, pretty tight but was not bothered. Love this place. The owner came out to greet us at the table which is so amazing for him to do. He even was taking orders and working the floor. Always a great experience and everyone is so nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’m the linguini Al pesto lacked flavor. If it wasn’t green I wouldn’t have been able to tell it was pesto sauce. I couldn’t taste the Pine nuts, the Basel or the olive oil. Adding some additional Parmesan helped for the lack of salt. Other things we ordered like the gnocchi was better. Bottle of sparkling water was $10..

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ChristineM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipLovetodine
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pre Rose Bowl dinner

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Suzilla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Pasadena! As always, we experienced excellent food, awesome service, personal touch from the owner, and the updated classic vibe that the interior and background music provide. When we visit Pasadena for the New Year, we always plan back-to-back days at Mi Piace because we just can't get enough! This is truly one of the experiences we look forward to every year and we envy those that live close enough to enjoy this delight on a regular basis.
All the starters are phenomenal, but they create an especially tasty and heart-and-tummy warming brussels sprouts bowl that literally made my husband switch from a sprouts-hater to a sprouts-addict. The Picatta di Pollo is not to be missed and is a destination dish, and the gnocchi literally melt in your mouth, but you cannot go wrong no matter what you choose to enjoy here! Buon Appetito!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We booked for outdoors as a precaution for Covid
Night started out great and they brought a heater to place near our table
Unfortunately the lamp ran out of propane, when we asked if it could switched out it turned out all of their lamps were out of propane.
We literally froze sitting outside, the red wine became chilled, our food cooled down way too quickly.
We understand things happen but unfortunately the staff did not seem to think 44 degrees outside with no heat required any modifications- it would have been nice if they had offered to move us inside or to bring some hot tea etc
Overall good food but not so great on the service end

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful restaurant with great food at good prices. Great gnocchi and desserts. Half chicken was great. A bit noisy.

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vipAndrewK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We were served by Mikael (Michael?) and he was just a delight.

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AshRizk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great experience, great food! Met the owner there and Frank our waiter was great! This place never disappoints! My wife and I go there once a week!

- Ash Rizk

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vipKennethS
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Pasadena.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service not good. Pizza was very hard

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vipRandyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointing experience. The pasta was clearly frozen (and had not been dethawed properly prior to serving). The calamari was rubbery and also clearly had been frozen. For a restaurant that claims to be serving fresh Italian food, I would avoid it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and fabulous food!

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MaggieL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food is good and I have been going to this restaurant since 1996. The service gets worse and worse. Yesterday we had a bad experience with the front hostess and also our server. I was very disappointed at the service.

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sallyk
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Overall was a good experience. Our server wasn't that attentive.

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andrewv
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing dinner last night at Mi Piace. We had the caprese , oysters, and margherita pizza to start as well as enjoyed the Omaha Tomahawk and Penne for entrees. Everything we ordered including our old fashioneds were amazing and we will surely be back.

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vipMJ25
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waiter hardly ever showed up at our table. We were trying to flag him down all night.

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MaggieQ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s nice to sitting outside, avocado toast as great as usual!

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vipMaxM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place has sadly gone way downhill. Food was ice cold, very blah flavored and looking. Espresso machine broken during prime brunch time. Service was practically non-existent. Probably won’t go back anymore.

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vipKShah
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After all these years… still terrific.

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littleboo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables are really close together. Service kind of slow but it is a very busy restaurant. Food good, good selection of wines and dishes.

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BobH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food reasonable service and ambience, a little loud and not so stellar service- waiter seemed too busy and prices a little high for the food served.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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vipjohns
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but not great. Service was slow but pleasant.

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ADAMA
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Lobster Bisque taste like out of a Campbell Soup can.

The service was ok.

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EllenP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to get together with friends for a lively evening.

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vipJazzy
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service took a while and one of my orders didn’t come out but otherwise great

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent, very friendly staff. The food was great. Will definitely be back.

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 3234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.