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Whole pizzas and pizza by the slice - The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria, Pasadena, CA

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

4.8
4.8
90 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come to The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria for New York, Sicilian or Chicago style deep-dish pizza. We also offer authentic entrées, pastas, salads, calzones and sandwiches.

We specialize in a wide variety of Italian delicacies for lunch as well as dinner. Our clients especially love our Pastas and Pizzas just to name a few. What's more, we serve you with everything cooked in-house.

We accept reservations for parties of 6 or less. If you would like to make a larger reservation, please call the restaurant directly.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 796-9802

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Catering

    We have full catering for all occasions from 5 to 500 guests. Please call for more catering inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    North De Lacey

  • Parking details

    There is ample street, public garage and valet parking options.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. A

    Amyb

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. Pasta, salads, Stromboli. Amazing.
  2. DS

    DebbieS

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a perfect spot to meet up with friends for a Holiday meals. It was a Tuesday night so it wasn’t too crowded. The food and the service was great. We will return.
  3. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Amazing portion size. Highly recommended.
  4. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were hungry for Italian food specifically and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was very clean and well decorated. The portions were very good and delicious. The waiting staff was very attentive and I would recommend The Kitchen restaurant to anyone! The waiting staff was young and very friendly and knowledgeable about their food. What really stood out to me was how comfortable they were talking to customers which can be hard to find. I was honored to meet the owner and to thank her for a wonderful evening. We will definitely return here in the future.
  5. MC

    MrChanono1922

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting was very intimate, server was awesome and food was 💣💣💣💣🔥🔥🔥🔥. Definitely going back there again. Only suggestion I’d give is dimming the lights a little but all in all a great experience
  6. JI

    JohnI

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was very attentive! We enjoyed the soft-rock music in the background.
  7. VV

    VinoVetor

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dinner for two during Dine LA, excellent and comprehensive selections and food cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the salads, Flaky White Fish and Chicken Marsala main courses, and dessert. Can't wait to return!
  8. L

    Luv2teach

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria and we had a wonderful dinner there last night. The server, Jake, was outstanding and the pizza was the best! We highly recommend this restaurant. A+++
  9. SM

    SMKL

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance
  10. P

    Plumee

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our first time and we really enjoyed everything. W'll be back again
  11. k

    keht

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kitchen Italian Cafe has always been one of my local favorites. The food, service, and atmosphere is what I expect and more.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! The atmosphere was casual. Our server, McKenna was very friendly and helpful!
  13. CK

    ClaireK

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a really lovely casual lunch experience with friends. Dining outside on a beautiful day, outstanding service and yummy pizza, ravioli and salad (loved the dressing). Lunch specials were a good value. Will be back next time in Pasadena.
  14. JP

    JessicaP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Staff seemed very young and nervous, but they took good care of us. Food was excellent, very tasty and good prices. Outside tables are right on Delacey and Union, so a good amount of traffic noise, but the enclosure is pleasant and lots of umbrellas for shade. Garlic bread was SO good! Will come back again soon.
  15. AT

    AmyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my son's favorite restaurant and now I see why. The food is good and the energy is nice too.
  16. KH

    KenH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Mother’s Day and everything from the minute we walked into the time we left was perfect. Service is great and the food is even better.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great mother's day lunch and excellent service
  18. AV

    ArmondV

    Los Angeles

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kitchen has really great pizzas and it is one of our favorite places to go to for a quick but great bite. The staff is super friendly. I have recommended Kitchen to several friends and co-workers, and needless to say they became regular customers.
  19. TH

    TammyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was delicious.
  20. L

    Liketogo2

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We drove from Orange County to discover this restaurant. Great food -- a giant salad and the Penne Pomodoro. Endless hot, crisp bread. All were scrumptious! Olga, our server, bent over backwards to take good care of us. She removed dishes as we finished eating; and, she kept stopping to check on more beverages, more bread, and anything else that we might want. What a great find The Kitchen turned out to be.
  21. JR

    JaniceR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and attention. Sat street side. Food what would expect for standard Italian. My taste found the marinara sauce a bit strong on one of the herbs, oregano? Also, tasted like jarred garlic on pizza rather than Fresh but thats me being a food need and picky. Great value and nice family place
  22. RF

    RadioFoodie

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal at The Kitchen!
  23. MT

    MelissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great, food was fabulous, no complaints!!
  24. FD

    FrankD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Quiet enough for where it is located. I enjoyed my food and would try again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine's Day
  26. TS

    TamaraS

    Central Coast

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Kitchen is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, specializing in delicious homemade recipes, friendly service and great atmosphere. Stephanie and Stacy, the owners, make you feel right at home. The Chicken Parmesan is the BEST you'll have outside of Italy, and you'll dream of the Lasagna for days after your last bite. One of their amazing seasonal dishes is the Butternut Squash Ravioli (with fresh Sage from Stephanie's garden), that is a taste of Heaven in every bite! Perfect for lunch or dinner, you'll add The Kitchen to your favorites on your first visit!
  27. TM

    TrinaM

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We were seated at a table for two down the hallway. Employees were going out the side/ back door and propping the door open fully. Temperature outside was quite cold and every time the door was propped open there were cold gusts of wind coming down the hall where we were sitting. At first we thought they had guests sitting outside and were going out there to serve them; but we realized that the employees were propping the door open to go outside and talk on their phone. This happened a couple times. Even with putting a jacket back on it was quite uncomfortable. We asked to have the door shut, and the waiter had to ask someone if he could do that. We overheard them say that if they closed the door whomever went outside would be locked out and have to walk up the sidewalk and through the front door. The waiter finally came by and shut the door. Food was ok, nothing great. Pizza was burned on the bottom. Took a while for the waiter to come pick up our payment once the check was dropped off.
  28. AL

    AdamL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at The Kitchen. We went on a rainy Wednesday night and had the whole place to ourselves. I had a very good spinach and cheese ravioli, my wife got an amazing shrimp scampi, my son ate the Tri-colored cheese tortellini, and my mother had the chicken Piccata. All was very good fresh and quick. Highly recommend!
  29. D

    Darstcoach

    Palm Springs

    150 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    150 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute, casual, old school Italian. Nothing fancy. The service and prices were great, and the food was very good. The pesto pasta was terrific. Good sized servings so lots of leftovers. Note that they offer three different styles of pizza, NY, Sicilian, and Chicago Deep Dish. Great for a casual meal in Old Town Pasadena.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food, good decor & smooth fine music.
  31. MH

    MHenry

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service (thanks Jake), and good prices. Thank you!!!
  32. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jake was terrific! Food delicious!
  33. c

    chris

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Classic Italian cuisine and a decent wine list. Lasagne with a glass of Chianti were divine!
  34. CT

    CarolinaTD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good food at an affordable price point. We ate outside. My companions enjoyed their eggplant parmesan and meatball sandwiches. My salad was fine. I’d go there again.
  35. r

    rusnak2000

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to this restaurant and I do believe we'll be back. Pizza, Calamari, Fettuccine all good and the beer was cold. Very relaxing environment..me, wife and 2 daughters enjoyed and the prices were very reasonable. Thanks!!
  36. CA

    CamiloA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing value! Delicious pizza, nice patio ambience. Great service!
  37. A

    Asatari

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food.
  38. MM

    MargaritaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My tortellini was average, not too interesting. The appetizers were good and others at the table liked their entrees.
  39. m

    maria

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner has been the for 23 years. Very nice and pleasant to talk with. The food was really good, and the ambiance was perfect.
  40. AV

    ArmondV

    Los Angeles

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service.

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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 796-9802.

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria is rated 4.8 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

78 West Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North De Lacey

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample street, public garage and valet parking options.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 796-9802

  • Catering

    We have full catering for all occasions from 5 to 500 guests. Please call for more catering inquiries.

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