Mi Piace

4.4
3138 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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vipfern
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We've always had a great experience here but lately the prices are getting a little bit too pricey. I realize everything has changed within this past year but $23 for a drink. Since when??

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vipUnimpressed
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food is always good --- except that the Caesar salad was so sparse (and hardly anywhere near worth the price).

The ambiance is terribly bland and the food was pricey.

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calgirl2013
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the second time I dined here with my parents. We visited this time to celebrate my birthday. It was busy but not overly crowded. I had the branzino in lemon vinaigrette.The fish was cooked to perfection. However, I was not expecting the fish to be served whole on the bone. Had I asked, I would have ordered something else. I wish the menu mentioned that it was a whole fish. Still, service was prompt and courteous. I would definitely recommend and return again.

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vipJoyceTW500
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed good food and satisfying service, impressed by beautiful chandeliers , very nice birthday dessert presentation with fireworks-candle !
Thank you.

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vipDaniel
Los Angeles
206 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sitting in the lounge area was very vibrant. The service was strained and slow due to the amount of people. The food didn't have the robust flavor we have been used to.
Overall we were happy to be together and enjoy the meal.

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LillyG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and that chocolate fantasy, wow!😍

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IsabelR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was terrible! Great waiter . I make better spaghetti at home .

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SundayDinnerSunset
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Came on a Sunday evening around 6:30. Ambience was nice. Outdoors towards golden hour. Food was okay for the price but chicken dinner presentation and sides made it feel small.

Biggest turnoff was service. Not sure if short staffed but felt our waitress sort of just disappeared and didn’t follow up with us. A server was the one to ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu (maybe they were helping out in that regards if it was short staffed). Waitress followed up and gave a second menu and we got the special. Pretty sure that’s just something in the fridge already so the long wait time on that to come out felt unwarranted. Same issue with waiting for the check.

Again, not bashing on the waitress directly as I don’t know the context of why there were delays but it was a frustration.

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vipcmitchb
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Excellent menu, good variety in terms of price points.

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lkcb19
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was absolutely delicious. Kind of pricey- but the food was well worth it. A DJ spun terrible house music that loudly played in the dining area and it was a major drawback- hate having to yell across the table to have a normal conversation. But you CANNOT beat the food. I look forward to going back soon!

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CarmenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lobster bisque was delicious. The ultimate Manhattan was also amazing. Overall a great evening.

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
173 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff, food and service! Thank you!

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Coopergirl
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Mi Piace 200 times at least. This time I went for an old favorite: the ensalata di taos. So delicious I nearly finished it, even though it's huge. My guest had the pesto pasta and loved it. We'll be back.

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RobinL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friends. Food and service were very good and we look forward to a return visit.

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ElizabethL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Mi Piace has an inventive menu. I have been there are few times but not in the past ten years until recently. Our group was looking for a place that serves midday and outside. I spent some time deciding among a few choices and am very pleased with this one. We shared the Avocado Toast (see my photos), which was delicate and delicious. The bread was fresh, not stale, as were the croutons in the Caesar Salad, one of the best I have tried in awhile. There was freshly grated parmesan on it. The A-Toast was drizzled with a Balsamic vinegar reduction, delicious.

We tried a sampling of pastas including Linguine Pesto, Aglio Olio, and Farfalle Salmone. Each one was pasta sciutta, as it should be, slightly dry. All the sauces were excellent, light, delicate with great flavor. Mwah, Mi Piace!

After salads, appetizers, beverages (pictured here are the ice teas, one the Arnold Palmer with lemonade, the other quite floral), and pastas, it was hard to imagine having dessert at lunch. But, we forced ourselves and OMG, perfetti! We shared a Cheesecake Brulee that was the best I have ever had -- creamy and smooth, no cheese taste at all, and a thin candy-like crunch layer of torched sugar on top. The Midnight Fantasy -- not only a ganache layer, but a chocolate glaze that resembled glass. Presentation and quality are the highest. We all indulged in espressos that were flawless and a great afternoon pick-me-up.

However, the service was spotty. Our server, Sondra, was friendly but her presence was uneven. She forgot one of our desserts, twice. We had to take it to go because our usurious meter was running out. She did give us a nice big Mi Piace bag and containers and that somewhat made up for it. She also served one of us an espresso instead of the macchiato we ordered. But, it's still the covid nightmare era and I don't think Mi Piace used to serve outside, which does present an extra element of nuisance.

I would give this place a 4.5, and say, yes, I do love it (mi piace)!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Front waitress would not let us sit inside as that is reserved for their usual customers, not open table customer.. We are therefore sit at the road side with many potential Covit people walking next to the table. Clearly this is a violation of 6 foot distance rule. This is not safe!

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DarR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing food,good service and the owner came out to ask different tables their dining experience.
Conveniently located, nice atmosphere for patrons. I am planning on returning to this restaurant in the very near future with my husband. Thank you OT.

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viplisaterry
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service--strange and dirty and smelly bathrooms

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent!

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SunGuitar
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brussels sprouts & Bruscetta. The server was excellent.

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Martin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mi piace? Sorry...non mi piace. There is normally this special something about a pasta dish in an Italian restaurant that one cannot recreate at home--not here though. The tomato sauce was tart, the shrimp were overcooked. I can do better at home--not a good sign. My partner's lasagna was better, though had that sweet taste, common to mediocre, chain-restaurant-style sauces. Then the bread basket took three reminders--each time with clarification "small"--before it arrived, only to be listed on the bill "large." And the focaccia resembled more dried-up pita chips than freshly made. To cap it off, I came home to an upset stomach. Cannot recommend.

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EricM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect.
Special recognition for Henry who was heading up the bar, his service and attention to detail made the experience that much better

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ArtamisaB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was very good, unfortunately service was subpar. The staff were huddled around near the kitchen instead of attending to the detailed needs of the 4 tables occupied in the entire restaurant.

The food came out very timely , the staff failed to ask if we needed any e enhancements to our meal such as cheese, pepper etc. The waitress did what appeared to be an obligatory “is everything ok” as soon as we stared eating but did not top off our waters or ask if we wanted any additional beverages throughout the meal.
Once we were done they cleared our plates in seconds (quickest service of the evening.) The restaurant also had a very pungent fish odor which was less than appetizing. Overall, the experience was mediocre, but the food was fair. Perhaps I should have had a different menu item to allow for a better option of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was great too. The girls are kind of picky with their food but everything was as expected !! The server was kind of rude needless to say we ordered a salad without avocado and he was annoyed when we told him salad was ordered without avocado. Our waiter was amazing though he made the night amazing since they were short staff he was still on top of it. So we tipped him knowing he deserved it !

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vipChrisM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and fun atmosphere. Located centrally in Pasadena.

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vipLolita
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The setting on the booth was very uncomfortable. My back was a little sore.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing!

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DominicD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Always a good experience here. We were among the first customers way back when, and don't remember ever being disappointed in the many years since then.
Hello to Arman.

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vipAmyR
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always one of my favorite places to dine. The food is creative and delicious, and the staff is so friendly and helpful. Worth the drive to Pasadena...no matter where you are!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was very slow even with reservations. They took forever to take our order. Also, the food had no flavor. Absolutely bland. The only enjoyable thing was dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome handmade fettuccine pasta! One of the best I’ve ever had!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was expecting a little more from the pasta. Would try again though.

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Jzbear
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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RameshRamnani
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinning experience, great food, great location and above all A+ service. Our server was Frank was super friendly

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Steve
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival, the hostesses need to smile a bit more :-)

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vipHappyTom
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pasta and fresh bread are worth the wait. Restaurant owner is on the frontline making sure everything flows. Prices aren't low, but quality never comes cheap.

Grazie!

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wendellg
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always love this place food is good and has great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience1

Food is not good compared to the price. You can get much better pasta or anything else at cheesecake
Waste of money

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 4.4 stars by 3138 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.