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Celestino

4.7
4.7
3013 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena is no longer a well-kept secret. The Drago Brothers continue to exceed expectations with the freshest seafood, finest homemade pastas, organic meats, and variety of desserts made on-site. Some of the favorites include; Florentine style T-bone, black and white ravioli filled with shrimp, branzino al sale, flown-in burrata and vanilla custard with an assortment of fresh berries. Come in and enjoy authentic regional and seasonal specialties complemented by an award-winning wine list. We offer dynamic Private Dining rooms, a full bar, garden patios, and the friendliest staff to make any meal or special event at Celestino Ristorante most memorable. We do not up charge for Private Dining room use, or special Wine Dinners. Open Monday through Sunday for dinner seven days a week. Lunch hours are Monday to Friday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-4006

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Calogero Drago

  • Catering

    Large parties can toast together in any one of Celestino Ristorante's three elegant Private Dining Rooms. Affordable and flexible menu options make Celestino Ristorante the perfect location to celebrate any occasion! For more information, please call 626.795.4006 or email us directly at info@celestinopasadena.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Celestino offers three dynamic Private Rooms to accommodate to the specific needs of each and every individual. With a variation in room sizes, and a flexible menu, we can cater to the needs of any group.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Prasad: (877) 751-5436

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Between Green Street and Cordova

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,013 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for business meals

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  1. D

    Danny

    New Mexico

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly excellent food, and extremely good service, and very friendly staff. What more can you ask for? A great place for a fabulous dining experience.
  2. LL

    LarryL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A varied and comprehensive menu and a nice selection of wines. Pastas have a nice chew. Sauces are flavorful. Waiter was attentive and knowledgable.
  3. JS

    JamesS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a beautiful dinner with some dear friends, and the four of us left very satisfied
  4. T

    Teddy

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Not our first visit, food is good, nice not overwhelming menu which I prefer because one assumes less choices the fresher the ingredients, etc. Only negative is felt somewhat rushed in beginning from server but we didn’t let that interfere with a nice evening out. Overall never decline to recommend here to friends or anyone asking for an Italian restaurant that they will leave satisfied.
  5. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and delicious food! The place was packed! So happy!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the very best experience. Not only was the food Amazing, the service was phenomenal. I have been to many fine establishments but this one is the very best . This hidden gem went above and beyond my expectations. Absolutely Amazing. Will definitely be back.
  7. r

    rikk

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Order arrived incorrectly for birthday girl. Service was good, but they were really busy. We Gave it a try, but wasn’t wowed by food or service, but nice local spot. Looks like a lot of regulars. Will keep searching…
  8. Q

    Quality

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My mom and I treat ourselves to dinner at Celestino after my unpleasant doctor's appointments. It's a great way to remind ourselves that the world is still a vibrant, colorful place full of friendly talented people ...after what can sometimes be discouraging news at the doctor. We are Italian, and the style of prep and presentation here is exactly what we were raised with, so feels like home to us. Can't say enough about how the staff our loving and welcoming, and the food is on-point every time.
  9. M

    Maureen

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Would definitely return once more. Service was outstanding!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Waiter was loud music was loud and food was disappointing from start to finish
  12. P

    Patric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After going to Rome, this restaurant is the only place to sate my Italian food appetite. The Italian server I have every time, I forget his name, gives the best recommendations on food and wine.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal & service, as always. Celestino is a Pasadena gem
  14. CM

    CarolynM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outside heaters were not working properly. Kept giving off alarming noise when lighting.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent, the food was superb. Three of us, not a bad dish served, and our server (sadly I did not get his name) has a passion for his craft and lives what he does. Just go. Order anything, leave satisfied!
  16. F

    Foodie7

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful Italian trattoria -- one of our favorite restaurants in Pasadena. Food is great and service, particularly by fabulous server, Antonio, is outstanding. Highly recommended
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service Great food Good wine
  18. JM

    JonM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Celestino provides a consistently high-quality dining experience. Their food quality is remarkably good, and service is really great. All the folks working there really seem to enjoy working at Celestino. They serve really authentic Italian dishes.
  19. C

    Chesney

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best Italian restaurant in Pasadena. A long list of specials to enhance a solid basic menu and complemented by a great wine list. Great, knowledgeable service from a diverse team.
  20. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and fabulous food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always!
  22. l

    love2eat

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino’s never disappoints. Mario is great and always makes you feel welcome.
  23. d

    davo

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always a fantastic time at celestinos. Just love getting fresh, authentic Italian food. I highly recommend this place.
  24. M

    Melp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a bit pricey but worth it. Everything was outstanding. Felt very welcoming. It truly is like being in Italy.
  25. C

    Carlos

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as I remembered it from before the pandemic.
  26. h

    hana

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    No flavor, microwaved food. Many years ago we used to go to Celestino in Pasadena. The food used to be delicious but unfortunately not any more. We ordered pasta, osso bucco, veal milanese. Absolutely no flavor for any of them. So disappointing. Hopefully, they will change whoever is in charge of cooking the food there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food.. will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. The owner and staff are like family to us.
  29. AF

    AdamF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The menu is excellent with a lot of authentic but interesting handmade gnocchi and pasta options. Our server told us there was no wine list and basically "assigned" glasses based on red or white (no info about pricing). Maybe it was just a busy night, but this seemed highly unusual to not let diners choose their own wine.
  30. MH

    MakoH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always excellent as is the food. Never had subpar food. As in all restaurants noise level can be challenging.
  31. S

    Spezzy

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and our server is the best-Mario
  32. BB

    BlazeB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was superb. Calamari salad starter delicious. Salad with artichokes ok but not amazing. Penne with prosciutto vodka sauce quite tasty! Would definitely order that again in the future. Grilled chicken was very over cooked & lacking any interesting or discernible flavor. Boring, chewy & extremely disappointing. Ambiance is warm & cozy. Yes tables are closer than one normally experiences in American restaurants. More common in European cities & a non-issue for us. We interacted with our neighboring diners briefly & exchanged holiday greetings. Will return again in future & make sure to order pasta dishes which is where Celestinos shines.
  33. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although appt for 8 persons was for 8:30 PM, we were respectfully seated within minutes when we arrived an hour early. This was much appreciated.
  34. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  35. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Old school vibe. Enjoyable night with friends. Excellent service.
  36. MA

    MichaelA

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always excellent, but it always seems they try to seat too many on special occasions and the service suffers due to the high demand. But always a good meal! I made reservations months in advance and was seated in a corner next to a service door. I asked to be moved after the waiter never showed and was given a different location but it was next to the host! Service took a while but once they got going it was a better.
  37. S

    Susan

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and always great food!
  38. LA

    LAfoodie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For over 20 years we have never been disappointed - just continually delighted with the food and service!
  39. WR

    WilburR

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celestino is our favorite restaurant. Mario always makes dining there a wonderful experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful everything.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

Celestino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 795-4006.

Celestino is rated 4.7 stars by 3013 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 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Celestino

141 South Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Green Street and Cordova

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Calogero Drago

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 795-4006

  • Catering

    Large parties can toast together in any one of Celestino Ristorante's three elegant Private Dining Rooms. Affordable and flexible menu options make Celestino Ristorante the perfect location to celebrate any occasion! For more information, please call 626.795.4006 or email us directly at info@celestinopasadena.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Celestino offers three dynamic Private Rooms to accommodate to the specific needs of each and every individual. With a variation in room sizes, and a flexible menu, we can cater to the needs of any group.

  • Private party contact

    Bob Prasad: (877) 751-5436

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