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Maria's Italian Kitchen

3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
+1 626-351-2080
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“meat sauce” (3 reviews)
“gnocchi” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem! The marinara meat sauce is so flavorful and delicious. I had the gnocchi marinara and it was one of the best I've ever had! If you're craving Italian this is the place to go!

Thank Aubrey T
Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

It is our mission to serve delicious and authentic Italian food, and it makes us proud to see we have succeeded during your visit, Aubrey! Your positive review is truly valued! Grazie, Maddy

Reviewed November 22, 2017

Was a gorgeous night for dinner outside. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. Our order was taken in a timely matter. Expansive menu with many dietary options. Food was served quickly and was delicious. Seasonal salad was lovely. Large portions with enough to take...More

Thank LodiDazzles
Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you for sharing such positive sentiments, as we love knowing that we made your experience so wonderful. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food, and we cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Grazie, Maddy

Reviewed November 9, 2017

We really enjoy dining at Maria's Italian Kitchen. The staff is always friendly and the food is delicious. We've never been disappointed.

Thank VwithaK
Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

We're so pleased to hear you enjoy dining at our restaurant, as we make it a priority to always treat our guests like family. Making sure you always leave happy is important to us, so thank you for such a sweet review! Grazie, Maddy

Reviewed October 29, 2017

I live on the East Coast, but wanted to make a gift to friends in the Pasadena area. My friends are quite used to great Italian food.I have not ordered through Grubhub before and was a little anxious how it would all go. The food...More

Thank raineananda
Madelyn A, Owner at Maria's Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Raineananda, thank you so much for sharing such wonderful feedback, and as we take pride in catering to all of our guests' needs the best way we can. We are glad to hear that your experience was a great one, and that your friends enjoyed...More

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Met a friend for lunch. Had the shrimp chopped salad which was very good. Shrimp was very fresh and tasty.

Thank LosAngelesBuster
Management response:Responded October 5, 2017

Thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback, and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed our shrimp chopped salad! We make all of our dishes with the freshest ingredients, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Grazie, Maddy

Reviewed September 25, 2017

I know Maria's has several locations but they have a place at the LA county fair every year and we have been going for the last three years. Maria's is a full sit down either self serve or order off the menu at the fair....More

Thank whatdoyouwhat
Management response:Responded September 27, 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, as we are happy to hear you have been coming to the LA county fair for the last three years, and that you enjoy our food so much! We commit ourselves to preparing all of our dishes...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017

I have not visited any of Maria's other locations however have enjoyed this specific one for a long time now. If you are not familiar with this location or local area, it is very convenient. It is adjacent to a great Sushi/Japanese Restaurant on one...More

Thank PAC626
Management response:Responded September 27, 2017

We strive to be your neighborhood restaurant, and we are grateful for such an outstanding review! We are happy to hear that you love all of our dishes, as we pride ourselves in using the best ingredients to really blow our guests away! Our pasta...More

Reviewed August 24, 2017

Typical American take on Southern Italy food. The restaurant was large and appeared clean. Nothing unusual on the menu. The Lunch menu is affordable. We had two glasses of the house Chianti. The food & service were good.More

Thank lynndds
Management response:Responded September 5, 2017

Our goal is to make sure our guests leave satisfied, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed our Chianti as well as our food and service. We strive to be your neighborhood restaurant, meaning we take pride in treating our guests like family. Our dishes...More

Reviewed March 23, 2017 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
Reviewed March 1, 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...More

Thank mlwFortLee_Nj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
TO GET THE MOST AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD, YOU NEED AUTHENTIC INGREDIENTS Maria’s Italian Kitchens is one of those grand American success stories. Maria’s Italian Kitchens often remind guests of the casual, sometimes boisterous, neighborhood eateries of another era. It began in the Italian quarter of Hoboken, New Jersey, where Madelyn’s mother, Maria, grew up learning the recipes for real Italian food of Naples from her mother, Luisa. This home-grown education in the fundamentals of Napolitano sauces, soups, dressings, ravioli, lasagna and other regional fare was put to delicious use in 1968 when the Alfano’s and their five young children moved to Los Angeles and bought a tiny grocery store called the “Village Mart” in L.A.’s prestigious Brentwood Village located at Barrington Street and Sunset Blvd. and converted the one car garage into the first Maria’s Italian Kitchen in 1975. She must have learned her lessons well because that first Maria’s Italian Kitchen was a huge success.
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