Mi Piace

4.5
2987 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 2987 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

One of our favorite restaurants of the past - food was very good, but service was substandard- even after speaking with the waiter for waiting 15 mins to address our table, we waited more than 15 mins to order dessert - gave up and asked for a check.... sorry to see this at a place we have enjoyed many times in the past - hopefully not a trend, but we will likely go elsewhere when in Pasadena next time

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AngelaC
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year my family comes to celebrate Mother’s Day here. I was disappointed to learn that they no longer offer breakfast/brunch. Luckily they had a special Mother’s Day menu that included a few breakfast items so I was able to get my brunch after all!

Everything my family ordered was delicious! Service was good, ambiance was lovely. They did a nice job with building the outdoor patio in the street, but we chose to dine indoors since it was chilly outside.

Overall this is a wonderful restaurant to dine at for special occasions or just when you feel like having some good Italian fare.

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TrishT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and arrived at the table hot. Our server was wonderful, very attentive on a busy Saturday night. Overall it was a very pleasant dining experience and can’t wait to come back next time we are in Pasadena.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The grill was broken so we did miss out on the food we initially went there for but overall the food was good service was OK

MB
MatthewB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time eating here, the food was very good would recommend the restaurant.

JW
JenniferW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The hostess that day was extremely rude! She wasn’t helpful and didn’t really communicate much to us about our wait and sat us at a table with only one chair when there was 2 of us and never acknowledging she would grab us another chair, we had to ask. Waiter was great and food was great. The hostess was the worst part and so rude.

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JulianR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Early Mother's Day. Mi Piace never dissapoints but was a little disappointed because the grill was down today so many items were not available. Food that we were able to order was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall experience was good. Had a late lunch for Mother’s Day. Although place was packed, service was good and food came on time considering the amount of people.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very Busy. Parking is scarce.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother’s Day

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RichardF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

waiter got my order long but service was taking long so i just ate it

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vipjohns
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

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WilliamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall our experience was disappointing. I ordered chicken piccata which was bland and lacked any hint of lemon flavor (it's listed as being in a white wine and lemon butter sauce). The dish also needed salt. My friend ordered the spaghetti fra diavolo; the sauce was flavorful (although also needing salt), but the calamari was overcooked and very rubbery. Service was slow, and at various times absent; we had to flag down a busboy for a refill of iced tea, and our server never came back to check on us until we were finished and asked for the check. All in all it was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food came out cold.

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vipAMRAnja
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner stopped by (inside!) to see how we were doing. Very nice personal touch. Of course we ended with the chocolate soup. Food is as good as ever.

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VictoriaZ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 16 year old daughter had her birthday dinner with her best friend and she loved everything about the experience. Great food and great customer service. On behalf of my and myself THANK YOI!!

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Randy
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Mi Piace came through for me! I took my 13-year-old granddaughter on a date and we just loved everything about it. Thanks Armen!

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Coopergirl
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi Piace is reliably wonderful. I will be back. So will my best friend, with whom I had lunch there yesterday.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stellar service

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SandyBG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We like MiPiace because it stays open late and food is frequently good. Sometimes service is great, but this time our waitperson forgot about us part of the time. We didn’t get water until near the end of the meal. When pasta was served, Parmesan was badly delayed. Annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Exceptional food!!!

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

My friend and I have our menu favorites by now, having been there at least a dozen times. There will be at least a dozen more. Reliably wonderful.

SM
SusyM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekly Date night with friends

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vipKShah
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great as always!

JS
vipJeffS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Uninspired... long wait before initial service. Calamari Fritti was good, the jalapeno lime dipping sauce too astringent. Caesar salad, meh.. Papperdalle Bloognese was best of the night but the Ravioli della Casa was way pretty much all ricotta ... needed more herbs to have some flavor. It had been a long time since we've been there and will be a longer time before we return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best fries I have ever had in my life!! You can choose to get them with plain salt OR a spicy version that is coated in Cajun spice and more! Definitely recommend this place. Everything tasted incredible.

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NadaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great lunch experience at Mi Piace. I had a hard time finding reservation in Old Town Pasadena that day given that most of the restaurants are open for dinner only. Added patio in front of the building had a cozy ambiance with patio heater, chandeliers and music inside the tent. Socially distanced tables positioned in a very comfortable way. Food was delicious as usual. Will be coming back soon.

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vipCynthiaF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We sat outside and after several minutes of waiting for a waiter to come by I went inside to ask for someone to at least provide us water. After I said something then we were well attended. The service seem generally overwhelmed. But the food and drinks were on point. I would still go back and I would still recommend to anyone.

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vipserjm
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Servive.

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vipleahl
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Brought our son and my mother to brunch for my sons 14th birthday. He loves this place, (or at least used to) But this is the second time the owner has come out and argued with us over the temperature of my sons steak. My son ordered a medium rare filet and got medium well. Sent it back. Got a rare steak in return. This is the second time this has happened. Also our server was totally overworked, forgot our bread service, and was basically MIA the whole time. We Won’t be back.

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DianaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience2

I made reservations for brunch with the intention of ordering breakfast as shown on the website, and as we are seated we were told that they no longer serve breakfast. we were very disappointed. I would recommend you update your website

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

I felt that service was unusually slow, especially when our reservation was right at opening. Also, was disappointed that the Brunch menu is STILL not available. We were mistakenly given the special menu by the hostess and wanted to order the Chilean sea bass but couldn’t order the dish until Noon. Overall, it was an okay experience this time. Thanks.

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raymondG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Who every over sees the dishes coming out should be demoted i will never,,have a meal there during the day. Ive been a customer for 18yrs chef is much superior in the evening



For evening dining only day personal working for pay checks had to chase my waitress for service pasta dry had to ask to touch up

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EricaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing but the server was beyond horrible.

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and professional. Food tasted great but a little pricy. Great overall experience.

MC
MelissaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommendations by server were wonderful. Will be back more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and waiter were great

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vipfern
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since we've visited but it was worth the wait

AR
vipAnnR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit since internal seating available. Very close to previous standards. Several menu adjustments, positive & neg.
Will definitely go back, drink prices are prohibitive, high even for Pasadena.....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is always great, but the service was extremely slow! After being seated we waited 35 min for water and they had our cocktail order for 25 min before being served. The waitress was a little cranky when someone asked about the Chardonnay and kept trying to walk away instead of answering the question. Whole thing would have been fine if the waitress had better service recovery training. Amazing how understanding people can be if you apologize and show a little empathy.

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 2987 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.