Mi Piace

4.5
3045 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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  • Mi Piace and Macallan

    $250.00 per person

    Jun 23, 2021 only

    5 courses and 5 paired scotches from the Macallan House Exquisite pairing of fine Scotch and Premium Meats. Price $250.00 (excluding tax and gratuity) Limited seating

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
What 3045 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food! The customer service & the location is all perfect! ☺️ definitely will come back !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent food. Highly recommended.

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FatimaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, but service can be a little slow when busy. Guest get overlooked.

CK
vipCynthiaK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress went above and beyond and had the chef make an entree not on the menu for my husband. The drinks and meals were superb!

AM
vipAndrewM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We were excited to have a nice Saturday night out. Mi Piace was perfect. Extremely friendly staff with great suggestions. The owner came out and was warmly greeting everyone. Our waitress Mo was attentive and friendly. She suggested excellent options.

JM
vipJesseM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have ate dinner at Mi Piace several times over the years. We usually have dinner there and the pasta is really good. We stopped in for lunch and unfortunately this time was disappointing.

My wife had the Pizza Parma at $22 and I had the Chopped Salad @$18

Her pizza unbelievably had almost no taste at all. The Parma prosciutto you couldn’t even taste. Lacked oil and simple was not good.

My salad even with all the ingredients lacked flavor as well. I had to drown it in Dijon Vinaigrette.

Our waitress was nice but she literally disappeared through our entire meal.

We’ll go back but next time for the pasta.

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Vanhar
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The hostess needs coaching - like a lot of coaching. We had a 1:15 reservation - we checked in at 1:10 with her. She proceeded to ask if we wanted to sit at an already-occupied table. Then proceeded to ask if we wanted at a table that had yet to be cleared/cleaned, we said yes. 10 minutes of waiting around for one of the cleaning staff members to walk by, we personally asked them to clear that table for us. The hostess then goes “oh. Yeah. Would you also clear that table?”

Fast forward 30 minutes, we’re finally seated. Tableware and waters came 45 minutes later. Even the guy who brought out our food had a bit of an attitude. We asked what the dish was; since it was covered in a sauce. He snaps back “escargot. You ordered escargot right? Right???”

But let me tell you. The food WAS AMAZING. Oysters, escargot? Bruschetta, and a seafood stew. I honestly surprised. The food actually brought back our good spirits,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and the food was delicious. Out son’s 21st birthday was a happy occasion.

FM
FrankM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Had to seek out a waitress to take our older. Benches in booth too far from table. No colored pictures on wall. Noisy..
Bruschetta and Cheese Cake Brulee were very tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

BJ
vipBandJ
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Sorry can't keep it short. Dined here June 9, 2021 about 4:30. Started with Bruschetta, Avocado flavor is lost against the tomatoes. Escargot, nice plump snails drowning in oil, could not taste any Pernod very salty. Lasagna de Carne, GF said the best Lasagna she has ever tasted, lots of Beef and Pancetta, great flavor and just the right amount of pasta.
Pescatore, Cioppino like without the fennel, very large bowl arrived with lots of dried out calamari rings floating on a thin skin of tomato liquid (as though it had been standing under a heat lamp for too long), also 4 layers of the Spinach Tagliatelle were stuck together and not cooked. Tina our amazingly good server stopped by to ask if everything was OK, I pointed out to her the Pescatore problems. She immediately took the bowl back to the kitchen.
Next Pescatore bowl, Huge mussels had the texture of a rubber glove and two of the mussels had never opened (indicating that they were dead before cooking)
It seems that someone in the kitchen doesn't know that closed mussels indicate a problem and should not be served. Tina was the best part of our visit to MP.

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Nora
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner at Mi Piace. The food was amazing...great variety. The service was phenomenal. Loved the ambiance. Will definitely return.

AR
vipAmyR
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, it was so nice to be back. The food, service, and setting are always top notch.

RK
RitaK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I just don't know why - but I really do not care for the food at this restaurant. It could just be me and that my appetite has changed - but I usually find myself not eating the food I order.

On another level, however, I love this restaurant because the service is always excellent and I have a good time meeting there with friends and family.

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vipNate
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Great food, very poor service. Great place for take out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone working there was so helpful and patient and good with a large party; we never felt rushed or anything but good. Plus, the food was delicious. Anytime I have a large gathering in Pasadena I come here because I know they’ll do a great job and there’s food for every type of diet.

MB
MakB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Good ambience. Only complaint was slow attending/service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for cocktails. The service and ambiance was great. I would definitely return.

MS
MichaelS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

THEY DO NOT HAVE BREAKFAST! Please call ahead if you are thinking of going there for breakfast, Opentable shows they have a full breakfast menu but when we got there they said they rarely have breakfast available.

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vipbatman9701
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I liked Mi Piace. Service was great. Our waiter was excellent! Food not so much. I had Black Label burger, I asked for medium well, but it tasted, very well done. My husband enjoyed his lasagna. Coffee and desert were tasty as well. Also the restroom is shared with other businesses in the area. I did not enjoy this. In addition, there are no paper towels in the restroom. During covid times, I do not want to touch the door handle with my hands. I'd like to try it again, however and really make up my mind about this place.

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vipCece
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Best Italian Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena ... for food & ambiance!

KM
KerryM
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was amazing. There was a cleanliness issue which was very unsettling. Cups and silverware were dirty and even our server has a hard time finding clean items. The food was great, but the brunch menu differed heavily than what was listed. We ended up ordering from the regular lunch menu and it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service. Rude hostess with a big attitude. Hostess argued with guest and kept waving her hands in the air. Server was bland and not attentive. Seated 30 minutes after reservation time. Food was good, but the wrong pizza was served. Server did not specify pizza options.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place. My boyfriend and I love this place so much we come every week. The food and drinks are great. I recommend everyone to try this place you.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is always good, but service was not the best this time. We asked for water three times and after 15 min we finally were able to wave someone down to pour us water. I asked for crushed red pepper and never received it. My friend and I ordered the exact same pizza and it was huge, could easily feed 2-3 people. The server did not warn us or suggest us to split another dish.

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eliciar
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really delicious. We enjoyed their mussels with chorizo, the chopped salad and seasoned french fries. The wine list and cocktail options are also outstanding. The service was very friendly, accommodating and professional.

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VirgilS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Mi Piace. We have been going there for many years.

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vipWehoDiner
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and exceptional service

LT
vipLikesToEat
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

It’s our first time eating out since COVID. We picked Mi Piace because we always love the food. My mistake was ordering steak. As they say, if you want good steak, go to a steak house. The owner tried to correct it but what is done is done.

I still feel uneasy eating indoors, so we ate under the tent outdoors. You can only go so far with fake plants and chandeliers. At least they tried to improve the ambiance of eating under a tent on the street.

We will continue to eat out but we will stick to what the restaurant is known for. I have stated in previous reviews that Mi Piace serves great Italian food but don’t expect good service. Surprisingly, for our lunch today, it was better than what I expected. Not excellent service but better.

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Coopergirl
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared food, plated attractively and served by expert servers. I've been to Mi Piace dozens of times and plan to return for dozens more.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s an “oldie but goodie”... consistently good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a wonderful birthday thanks to Mi Piace! The server was charming very attentive.

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vipfern
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks have always been great here.

DZ
vipDonaldZ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a terrific restaurant in the heart of Pasadena's Old Town section. We sat outside because of Covid, but the restaurant looks very nice, and the food and service were terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service

NM
NickM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exc and thought it was great that the owner of a well known establishment still comes by your table to make sure you are satisfied with everything.

CH
ConnieH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. Loved the mussels and lasagna!

GR
GayeR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, comfortable atmosphere, A little pricey but the food is really good, our waiter was great, earned a 20% tip

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neemap
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Our server Jose was Awesome and on top of his game! Food was delicious! I had the spinach and cheese ravioli with the vodka sauce.

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 3045 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.