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Mi Piace, Pasadena, CA

Mi Piace

4.5
4.5
3312 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,312 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

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  1. F

    Feefola

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Mi Piace is wonderful. Imagine being greeted by the owner of the restaurant. Imagine being given an intimate romantic table. Imagine having a server who can tell you the tiramisu has just been made. Imagine a server who will split a Caesar salad into two portions for you and your date. And I haven't mentioned the food, which was exceptional. Tasty, fresh. I had the Gamberi (Shrimp) Linguine and the shrimps were LARGE and flavorful. The staff care, adn the chef knows what he is doing. Go.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie was a phenomenal server and our food was delicious. Mi Piace never disappoints.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The host was clueless on what we wanted and lacking basic communications skills. We wanted a little privacy and she sat us next to families.
  4. RM

    RobertM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piace is a real consistently good Italian restaurant in the heart of Old Town Pasadena. Always enjoyable and predictably good.
  5. DP

    DPDP

    Los Angeles

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual Italian restaurant. Extensive menu, always good.
  6. D

    Duke

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and the service was awesome. My only complaint was that the music was loud and it was difficult for us at the table to hear each other talk.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service is quick but courteous. The food always yummy. Mi Piace is popular, fills up fast, etc. So I'm sure they're turning in a profit. My same sore point - the restrooms are filthy, rundown, everything has cracks - the sink, the toilet seat, the wall, even the door. The tiled floors are so old, I almost slipped. Can't the owner afford to spruce up the restrooms? The toilet seat is stained - it's that old, that no amount of cleaning can remove the yellow/orange stain - frankly, gross. In Anthony Bourdain's book, Kitchen Confidential, he advised that if the restrooms are filthy, you can bet so is the kitchen. He never ate in a restaurant with a filthy restroom unless he knew the owner and the kitchen.
  8. J

    Joycefromsocal

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Girls night out! We had the best food and the best time!
  9. MY

    MyrnaY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I feel like the food wasn’t up to previous experiences. Margarita was horrible almost no alcohol in it. Tasted like just margarita mix
  10. RM

    RebeccaM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good choice in Old Town Pasadena, with an extensive menu of pasta
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food is always delicious. The service this last time sucked!!! We waited for ever to place order, waited for drinks and food. I got drinks at the bar paid the tan because they could not transfer to dining bill and then they hunted me down at the table and questioned me if I had closed out my tab or not! All this was done in FRONT of my guests.
  12. MW

    MarcW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Food was good service was terrible.
  13. m

    michelh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Perhaps our favorite restaurant in Pasadena. We’ve been going there since it opened some 20 years or so ago, and we continue to recommend it to our friends. Prices have gone up a bit, but that seems universal nowadays.
  14. KP

    KrystalP

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing here! I’ve been coming here for 15 years. The service is great. The ambience and vibe is always upbeat. It’s perfect for a fun date night, birthday, etc. It’s always packed so make reservations ahead of time.
  15. KF

    KenF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A Pasadena mainstay; always a good meal. I make sure to dine here a few times a year.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Somewhat disappointing. Excited to celebrate my husbands birthday and our anniversary. Arrived on time. Taken to our table with service station less than 2 feet away and asked if the waitstaff would be using it through our stay and advised only our table and hardly used. Not so. All waitstaff for dining room used it and had to endure them squeezing through to gather napkins and other supplies. Also our waiter started off okay then hardly came by unless we made attempts to rein him our direction. Plenty of staff on hand but wasn’t able to get service in a timely manner. None of the staff ever smiled or seemed truly welcoming. Food was good and served hot. Never was acknowledged for our celebrations even when we mentioned it as we ordered. Very disappointing. The restaurant came recommended to us with enthusiasm from a friend; we don’t share the same opinion or probably would not recommend it to others.
  17. m

    manolete

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered Pizza. It was very salty because I was very thirsty during the meal and after.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good. Waiter checked on us quite a bit even with their tight headcount. We enjoyed the food, service, and ambience.
  19. JT

    JT7278

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will definitely be back !!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome great food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food here! Great service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner. Only thing is there was no privacy. We stated it was out anniversary and we where put in a small table between 2 other tables .
  23. RE

    REVFoodie

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, good wine selection and a great vibe!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food came too late. There were many tables that came after us and left before us.
  25. T

    Thali

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had dinner with my family to celebrate a birthday. I loved the ambience, the music and my food. I ordered the Vongole (linguini with clams) and I highly recommend it. We also ordered Calamari as an appetizer and it did not disappoint. I look forward to going again soon!
  26. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite spot! Carlos took great care of us from the very beginning and everything we ordered was amazing. Recommend the escargot and bolognese.
  27. AR

    AmyR

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piaci is our go-to for a consistently great dining experience. The wait staff is always friendly and efficient, and the food is fresh and delicious. Always delightful!
  28. D

    Duke

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding along with the service. I will certainly visit again and feel very comfortable taking guests thre.
  29. C

    Coopergirl

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was so gracious, as always. We both had the red snapper with dehydrated kumquats. Delicious.
  30. H

    Hobbiepom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food love the garlic bread! Plan on eating there again soon
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piace was warm, welcoming, wonderful and made us feel like family. From hostess, to wait staff, to owner who came out to make sure we were happy and content. . . This place, this eatery, this oasis in a work of madness is where you can lose yourself and just enjoy! TY Mi Piace! You have a customer for life!!
  32. MM

    MMQI

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous. However, the music was just a tad too loud
  33. L

    Lisa

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Pizza was very good. Caesar salad was strange very spicy and not tender lettuce. We didn’t finish it. Lasagna was disappointing and wine wasn’t very good by the glass and crazy expensive. I would not go back..
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the tomahawk steak for my son and myself. Devoured the whole steak. Cooked to perfection. Presented in a wooden chop block. Armen and his dad were on point with this special. Will definitely be back for another one this week. Thanks for your hospitality Armen. Cyrus and I love Mi Piace!
  35. c

    char

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have the sweetest server. She’s very friendly and will definitely go back
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Service, food, and even fellow customers make my experience here extraordinary! Highly recommend their pasta menu as well as the calamari.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arman was wonderful. We were running a little behind schedule due to traffic returning from San Francisco. Arman held a table for us. The food was amazing drinks were delicious service was outstanding. Wonderful atmosphere look forward to returning again and again. Thank you Arman for the delicious food and wonderful hospitality.
  38. SR

    SabrinaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was awful. They tried, but it wasn't up to par. Unfortunately, I will never return to this establishment, and I had to apologize to my guest several times as this was an awful experience for her. Her food was decent, but my Filet Minon was overcooked. I asked for Medium Rare and received well done. Completely unacceptable. The bread was burnt and abysmal. The music was also offputting.
  39. MJ

    MrsJTolbert

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out with 2 other couples and really enjoyed the food, wine, and atmosphere. It truly is a romantic and grown-up vibe that all should enjoy. We certainly will continue to patronize and refer.
  40. MC

    MelissaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was wonderful. Indicated it was for a birthday when we made the reservation. No attention to the fact. Disappointed in that.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 3312 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 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 Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gil Saulnier

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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