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Maria's Italian Kitchen

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3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
+1 626-351-2080
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was clean, service was reasonable, but the food was immaculate! No matter how long the wait, be aware that the quality of the food supersedes any defections the place may have.

Thank travellife2015
Pasadena, California
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had been there once previously, and felt it was just OK....but last night we tried again....surprise! Everything we ordered was perfect, delicious, and the portions were nothing short of huge accompanied by reasonable prices and excellent service. My chicken parmigiano was superb....the best I've had in the 3+ years we've lived here. every dish can be ordered in either... More 

Thank mlwFortLee_Nj
Grenoble, France
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Dinner at night, on a business trip; Sleeping in one of the nearby motels on Colorado, it was tempting not to drive far. Pastas were terrible, undercooked (even if I like them al dente), the 'meat sauce' bland, tasteless, just a tomato can vaguely cooked, no spice. Forget the place, drive further on.

Thank Wizou
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I find if you come during Happy Hour they don't give that menu unless you ask. Happened more than a few times and I know other guests have mentioned they didn't get that menu and wondered why. It's a good HH so why not promote it? I know friends are always looking for a good HH and I have mentioned... More 

Thank Sally D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great night with my family, birthday celebration , the service was good , easy to find parking , good drinks

Thank ocotes
Pasadena, California, United States
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Portions are big and we usually order only 2 or 3 things for 4 or 5 people in the group. Some of their salads have been dropped off the menu but there is still a lo to choose from. Had to wait a long time for a table on a Saturday night and the place was noisy and crowded with... More 

Thank martha6262014
Pasadena, CA
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is average. The food is decent and they have a heated patio to expand seating options during busy periods. It's in a strip mall next to other restaurants.

Thank debPasadena_CA
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The decor reminds me of an east coast family restaurant. Very friendly and helpful wait staff. The food is consistently excellent. Loved the vegetarian lasagna and a great caesar salad. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Susan A
Palmdale, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a great lunch this week at Maria's. Staff was warm and welcoming and we were promptly seated. Our server came promptly for our drink order and brought warm flatbread. I went for the Milan cocktail, which was very good. We started with the calimari. It could have been a bit more crispy and better drained but it was tender... More 

Thank Rossinirules
Pasadena, California
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162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Wonderful selection of pizza and other Italian dishes with daily specials. All dishes are delicious. My wife and I shared a Caesar salad. She had baked mostaccioli and I had one of the specials with fettuccini, wilted arugula and sun dried tomatoes. Yum! Wine prices are good. I usually order the Super Tuscan which is very well priced for the... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-351-2080

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?