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Mi Piace, Pasadena, CA

Mi Piace

4.5
4.5
3348 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 33 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 3,348 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for Lunch

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and the food was amazing as always! Sat in the outdoor area this time. Will continue to come.
  2. r

    rodperth

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Armen is a wonderful host, and the food and service were terrific.
  3. RT

    RT1995

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was outstanding! He was attentive and accommodating. Love the food & dessert. Thanks
  4. TJ

    TonyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Just ok. For the money there are a few things they could do better. Decor is looking a little tired, menus' are tatty, service was a little ponderous and we didn't get one dish we ordered which, was corrected when the bill came. The food was good without being exceptional.
  5. E

    Eran

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my dad's birthday here. Mi Piace is a beautiful place with great food and I definitely would recommend it everyone.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for genuine Italian Food!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    They eliminated an item I loved! :(
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Even the owner approached us and asked if we have any complaints. Excellent service. Highly recommended.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delicious food, excellent service
  11. a

    ajoytodine

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We had a great meal! Prices keep going up. Ugh, but Juan was great taking care of us in everything brings food, water whatever we needed. Our waiter Nick just took the order & brought us our check & that was it. We’ll be back again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with the best pasta (& service) in Pasadena. I strongly recommend the house made raviolis.
  13. SJ

    ScottJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff were outstanding! The owner stopped by to check on us twice! Great place to celebrate birthdays!
  14. EM

    ElisandroM

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Food was great. The restaurant was dirty. Just above our table and every table was an accumulation of heavy dust on all light fixtures. Restroom was extremely filthy. We will definitely never visit Mi Piachi again. Please clean it up!!
  15. AC

    AngelC

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Loved the food and service. Only issue I had and why I rated it a 3 is the womens bathroom was absolutely disgusting. Filthy toilets floors doors broken faucet. You would think that a great place like this with awesome service food and cost of food they would give the bathrooms attention. Mi Piace I like it except the bathroom! Do something about it.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy but our waiter did the best he could. Overall good food and good experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to this restaurant since they opened.
  18. IK

    IKnowWhatImTalkingAbout

    Naples

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Jose is a wonderful waiter. Professional! All the service was on point.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful space to dine
  20. G

    Gorges2

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our waiter Larry was exemplary and the supporting staff very outgoing.
  21. JJ

    JulesJ

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the waiters and staff! Good food, but messed up on 2 of our orders unfortunately. They quickly made replacements so really appreciate it.
  22. h

    heidi

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating birthday..
  23. MK

    McKenzie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    If bland and overpriced food is your kind of thing, you will LOVE it here! Unfortunately for us, we like more traditional Italian food, and while their menu seemed promising, the result made us wonder why we didn’t pull out an old cookbook and make it ourselves. I decided to try the Short Rib Ravioli, while my fiancé had the Carbonara. He was shocked at how little flavor there was, asking where was the classic bacon/guanciale taste he loves so much. It was only edible after we added a bunch of salt and fresh cracked pepper (not the old/stale crap in the shaker we were offered at first). As for my ravioli, it had an off citrus flavor that took over the whole dish. Our server, when he found out, was mortified, however, he was very kind to us and tried his best to make our experience better. They gave us a free dessert of our choosing, so we ended up choosing this delicious sounding chocolate cake with a raspberry purée sauce. We decided to just get it to-go since we were over being there at this point, and lo and behold, when we got home we discovered that they FORGOT the raspberry sauce, which was the main reason we chose the cake in the first place. So what we were left with was a small, dry slice of chocolate cake that they would have charged $13 for, had they not already comped it for their earlier issues. Honestly, I was looking forward to trying this place for such a long time, and despite my high hopes, it was a disaster. So much so that I’m writing my first ever review.
  24. BC

    BruceC

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dinner group has Mi Piace in our regular rotation. We always have a nice time and enjoy the food.
  25. L

    Letrim

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This place isn't what it used to be. My experience this time was not bad but it was not great either. We were seated promptly among the tables that seemed to be almost too close to each other. There weren't too many people dining, but patrons that did have to pass by out table bumped into the back of my seat. I don't remember it being so cramped. Our food was promptly served and the food was good....just not as good as I remember. Our server needs to learn how to pour beer properly. Would I come back? Possibly...but if the food and service remain the same I will find other options.
  26. SC

    StevenC

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mi Piace was recommended by a friend, and they were spot on! Excellent staff, exceptional food and drinks and a pleasant space. Go!
  27. VL

    ValleyLilly

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Don’t know why we had not been here in awhile. There were four of us, cocktails were innovative and really well done. Each of us thought our meals were very good and our server Frank was great. We will be back regularly.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming to this restaurant. Food is delicious. Service was good. I like coming here with my friends and family.
  29. SS

    StuartS

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Food is consistently good. The short rib and egg breakfast is a bargain. Waitress, Sandra, was exceptional. Attentive and pleasant. Didn’t hurry us through a long, leisurely brunch. Also has the best calamari with a tasty citrus sauce.
  30. RC

    RogerC

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time there, our server was very nice and attentive although they were very busy. Pasta dish is very authentic, also, enjoyed a craft cocktail which was very good. A little on the expensive side but kind of what we expected being in the heart of Pasadena. I would go again.
  31. AM

    AndiM

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Haven’t been to Mi Piace in years. I always remembered it as a good Italian restaurant that was fairly priced. No more. I get that inflation and supply chain stuff is impacting all restaurants, but $400 for 6 people midweek including 2 kids that don’t drink was ridiculous. And to top it off, the food was ok, but not great. It’s still rated only $$. We won’t to going back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came for brunch for a table of 4. We snacked on a plate of Brussels sprouts until our meals came. We ordered the lasagne carne, margherita pizza, braised short rib and eggs, and the pastrami sandwich. Everything was excellent! The portion of the braised short rib and eggs was on the smaller side so my friend added on a side of fingerling potatoes and it was perfect! If you want a light breakfast, definitely go for the braised short ribs and eggs. The flavor was amazing. The owner stopped by to check on all the tables which was a nice touch. I’ve been coming here since 2006 and the menu is still amazing! Something to fancy every palate!
  33. C

    Colony

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank our waiter in the outside tent area was fabulous- friendly, very accommodating
  34. MB

    MarcosB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, the experience was pleasant. Our server, José, was attentive to our order and did the best he could to make our visit enjoyable. The manager took time to speak to us and I noticed everyone working there was professional and genuine.
  35. r

    reaganh

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner with my daughter. Owners came by to say hi.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Very poor service. We were served well after others who came later. Never got our bread and the food was cold and not up to usual standards. To top it off, we and other diners were confronted by a very scary homeless person with no help from the staff
  37. F

    Feefola

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    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.
  40. s

    slick

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Service was nonexistent and the food was mediocre. Will not be going back

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 3348 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 33 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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