About Mi Piace

In Italian, "Mi Piace" means "I like it," and they make sure you love it at this award-winning restaurant. Mi Piace is the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate dining with the finest and freshest authentic Italian cuisine. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, as well as brunch on the weekends. Enjoy Happy Hour in the lounge all night Mondays and from 4:30-7:30PM Tues-Fri.

25 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Monday
11:00AM-11:00PM

Tuesday
11:00AM-11:00PM

Wednesday
11:00AM-11:00PM

Thursday
11:00AM-11:00PM

Friday
11:00AM-12:00AM

Saturday
8:00AM-12:00AM

Sunday
8:00AM-11:00PM

Cross Street:
Fair Oaks

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 795-3131

Website:
http://www.mipiace.com/

Executive Chef:
Gil Saulnier

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mi Piace Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
People Watching (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Romantic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Tables were not comfortable

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, small portions.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our get-together with the folks who took care of our parents went very well.
All of the menu items were superb as to selection. The taste and quality of the entrees was nothing short of spectacular - Italian favorites cooked to perfection. The chef must also be a saucier, because his lemon/caper sauce for the Pollo Piccatto was amazing.
The wine list is impressive - you could take an hour just reading the choices available and another hour trying to choose (or getting really hammered trying out the available stock).
We're going back - soon. There is just too much good stuff here...
AND THE SERVERS AND COOKS ARE AWESOME.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Michael should receive an academy award for his skills as a waiter. He made up for a bit of a disappointing dinner and a pretty energetic crowd. Complements are in order for those who seated us. It was exactly what we requested..in the corner away from the crowd. So-If you don't mind a noisy environment and mediocre food, you should go but ask for Michael to be your waiter.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Typically my go to when taking friends from out of town. This visit was very disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Out with the girlfriend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waitress seemed to have an attitude once she knew we were not big spenders!! The grilled pork chops were delicious but the pasta meals others at the table ordered were so-so. Very nice they gave my son a delicious piece of birthday chocolate cake at the end of the meal with a candle. Nice touch and very thoughtful! Thank you!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated my daughters birthday and it was a pleasant experience. Food was great and service was amazing. Definitely coming back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place. A little too crowded for a date.
My spaghetti was too spicy. Graciously, the waiter changed it in less than 5 ‘ for a mild one. Very nice and efficient from him!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Pleasant hostess who greeted us nicely. Our terrific waitress was solicitous, attentive and expressed very professional comportment!
I would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant to friends and suggest it for business-related dining.
Overall, I enjoy the hours that the restaurant is open and, that it does not close between meals!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food. Music is too loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good and the desserts were even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I held my fiancé’s surprise dinner in the lounge area. Although they don’t allow reservations on that side I was able to get friends to show up early and find us some seats. The food was delicious and the service was 5/5 stars! We had an amazing time.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went for dine la- good and service was fantastic- will be going back again very soon!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great dining , enjoyed your Dine LA menu! Ordered extra dessert - apple pie ala mode which was excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Mi Piace has been around for quite some time, but the restaurant still delivers everything that I'm looking for: a casual but classy atmosphere with great food and service. My girlfriend and I were here to try the DineLA menu and was not disappointed. We had smoke salmon rolls and beef carpaccio for our first courses, mushroom risotto and sea bass for our second courses, and both of us loved the tiramisu that came as our dessert. The meal was just the right quantity and we left very satisfied, and our server was very courteous and attentive, even bringing a dish for my pooch. We will be happy to return in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I understand that a prix fixe menu most likely means smaller sized plates but the portions for Mi Piace for DineLA were a little ridiculous. I could have easily eaten 50% more of my entree upon finishing it. While the food was delicious, the quality did not outweigh the quantity.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Made a reservation days in advance. Still had us wait an over an hour to be seated.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great location, lively atmosphere, good service. Food was decent but not exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Every dish we had was perfect. Tables are a bit close together, but it made for a friendly, lively atmosphere. Good wine list also.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was well prepared. The ambience was good, brightly lit. I wouldn't call it romantic, but it is good for business, friends, and a good meal. The wait staff service was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Pasta dishes are good; gnocchi and fettuccine. Nice choice of wines.
Service was quick and prompt.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We sat outside for the first time, unaware that multiple fire trucks would be passing by. But the meal was excellent, and the service by Nicodemus, our waiter, was just downright memorable. We always have a good experience at Mi Piace.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

On a date, I made a reservation for 7:45pm and I checked in at 7:30. We waited a while until I saw folks that came in after us get seated. I approached the hostess and was told she accidentally forgot about us. We were finally seated around 8-8:05.

When seated, it took quite a while for a server to tend to us.

The food was pretty good, I enjoyed the calamari and Alfredo with Shrimp.

The server never came around to check on us and it took quite a while to pay my bill.

In short, food was good and service was terrible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service was good but we waited an hour to be seated even with a reservation. Then we were sat a tabel so close to the next we could have eaten together with them. A bit over crowded with the dinnig experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was the 2nd time I have been here and I was so excited to order the fettuccine because I love truffle and the hint of it in that dish is amazing. And the additional perk is having fresh pasta to Enjoy! I wasn't disappointed! It was very warm in the restaurant and didn't cool down at all which was quite uncomfortable. My husband got the dine LA menu with the surf and turf and pork belly which was amazing and finished off with a chocolate creme brulee which was perfect and light! We will definitely return!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great DINE IN LA experience with the surf and turf.
Also the best margarita pizza

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service is very slow. Ordered Pasta Pescatore... pasta is over cooked and lot of squids... no fish at all! So disappointed

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was nice the hostess very unfriendly and the food was ok the chicken didn’t taste as good but is ok we didn’t say anything we were hungry

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Horrible experience. We were not seated until 9pm for our 815pm reservation.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrible service. Reserved 2 months in advance. 1 hour wait. Rude people. Great food. Very loud.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

1st night out on our PASADENA stay! Had not had a meal all day and this was just what we needed!! Great service, great food, hearty portions!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant consistently provides great food with great service. They never disappoint us.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food and excellent customer service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very poor service. Even with a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Server was slow and inattentive. Food was just ok.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was for a special birthday celebration which I planned and alerted the staff to days prior and the day of. The waitress was completely M.I.A. Except when the check came, the restaurant was so crowded we could barely move, we sat next to the bathroom entrance/kitchen and it was insanely hot, the staff forgot it was my friend's birthday, ran out of main ingredients like the arugala for their specialty pizza, and the waitress added her own tip at the end. That was not a typo. My friend's were astounded. I've been coming to Mi Piace since I was in high school. I'm almost 30 and needless to say, I will never return. I organized this as a big surprise for my friend's 30th and was so let down. The entrees were good but certainly not worth the price or the poor experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Bruschetta was all bread, no flavor, not juicy, no garlic.
Onion soup was so so - nothing to write home about.
Cesar salad - all dark leaves, no punch, no anchovy taste to the dressing - all in all tasteless.

Bruschetta was the worst of all. Bruschetta should be thin, with juices soaking into the crunchy bread. This was a thick piece of bread w cut up tomatoes on it.

Thanks.

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