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C$29 - C$41
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Mediterranean, Greek
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Reviewed May 5, 2024 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by a family member as part of my first time visiting Pasadena. I thought the quality of my pasta was outstanding. I ordered the Penne Con Pollo, without any modifications. It didn’t even need salt or pepper. The server,...Dennis, was knowledgable and attentive. The only downside for me was that the upper level outdoor patio lacked a view of downtown overlooking Colorado Street. The place is tucked away on Union Street near the Hugus Alley. Its easy to access from Old Town, but the street side views of the restaurants on Green Street seemed better. Regardless, the food here was so good that I’m rating it 5/5 anyway. If you’re into Italian food, you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 17, 2024

2nd floor outside dining was lovely, friendly waiter, great wine & food. But we couldn't get past loud techno music playing in a loop for a 7pm dinner crowd. Decided we wouldn't go back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed December 4, 2023 via mobile

Beautiful outside seating, delicious and fresh salad, and PERFECT kubbe! Great service with reasonable prices for Pasadena.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 19, 2023

I love Greek food and was happy to find this special restaurant in Old Pasadena for our last evening in the L.A. area. Cafe Santorini's food, wine, and service was excellent and brought me back to past travels to Greece. The rooftop dining area provided...a perfect ambiance for dinner with my husband and aunt. We ordered the grilled calamari, the vegetarian mezze platter, moussaka and a salad. Tiramisu for dessert (the made I've ever had), along with cinnamon and dark chocolate sorbet. The other dishes I saw waiters carrying to various tables looked delicious, too. If I return to the area, I hope we can dine again at Cafe Santorini.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023

The outside patio is a great place to sit. There was a lively vibe, and the weather was perfect when we were there. The patio experience alone makes the restaurant special. The food was generally good however the fried smelt appetizer tasted like the fish...had been in the freezer too long before being cooked. The smelt weren't crispy and had an overly fishy taste. I couldn't finish that dish. The service was good except when the meal ended, and the bill paid, there was essentially no acknowledgement or thank you for dining there. Kind of felt like we were just another transaction. Overall, it was solid evening, but mostly because of the outside patio experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023

We have been to Cafe Santorini many times over many years. This time I was disappointed. Service average at best. Our meals were not up to past experiences. They had garlic bread on the menu but for some reason there was no bread for the...tables. Not enthusiastic about returning. Around the corner is Il Fornaio and they will be my choice next time.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Went with a friend for dinner. Reservations highly recommended if you want to sit on outside patio. We had a drink at the bar first, It was happy hour so my wine was not priced too bad. However the mark ups on the wine are...double any other restaurant in the area. We were seated on the patio, which is nice being upstairs, but tables are very close together. My meal was average at best. My friend got the Chippino which had good flavor, but the calamari rings in it could have been used as rubber bands. Service was adequate. It costs 10.00 to park in nearby structure, the cost of this and the wine will keep me from returning.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Best menu collection of Mediterranean food. Very friendly staff. Must try their chicken kabob plate. Everything in the plate tastes amazing. Must try.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

Very disappointing dinner. The wines, and we tried 4 different glasses, were among the worst we ever have encountered at a restaurant. I believe they are too old, as all were 5+ years old for white wines. The Greek one was a 2016 and tasted...oxidized, while the 2017 Bandol was so bad we left it on the table untouched. The Wiemer Riesling was too sweet and the Washington state gruener veltliner was alcoholic. The hummus, babaganoush and calamari appetizers were fine and on the generous side. The Greek salad was mostly lettuce. I wouldn’t recommend it. If you go, bring your own wine and pay the $25 corkage.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

What a lovely evening! We celebrated my son's birthday at Cafe Santorini, and the whole event couldn't have been more pleasant. Grilled shrimp with angel hair pasta, seafood, lamb... all excellent. And we had the best hummus with our appetizers we've ever had. Honestly, go...take a break at this exceptional restaurant this summer. Perfect night out with the family.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

Truly amazing Great food Amazing service 👍 to martini. He is a hard working man with a great attitude. Also a 👍 goes to Cecelia for her efficient and great service. Thank you all. We will be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed our food…vine leaves followed by fish - both very nice, as was the pudding. Service good. But no WiFi …we asked for the WiFi passcode twice and we were declined it … we had to order an Uber but couldn’t.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 29, 2021

Set a date night in Cafe Santorini this October evening. The weather that night was great and we were seated at their outside patio dinning. The staff was friendly & courteous. The food was awesome - had the seafood risotto and my wife had the...penne chicken and wine & apple cinnamon tart for dessert. It was a romantic date evening..and I strongly suggest to get a reservation or you’ll wait. Will definitely set another date night.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

We were surprised that the menu was different and the prices higher, but the worst was after ordering the entres took 45 minutes to bring the food. Pita bread was cold and at the end when they brought the check ,we got at 2% charge...for Covid 19! What a scam! We have visited different restaurants much cleaner, taking more protection, tables at 50 % capacity which Santorini had every table booked and very close to each other and the had the audacity to charged an extra 2% and for mediocre food. Will no go back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic dinner on the rooftop patio- what a gem of a spot! Very attentive service and truly delicious food. Grilled calamari was so fresh over lightly dressed greens. Branzino was cooked perfectly. They were so accommodating with dietary restrictions. Owner stopped by to chat with...us. This is a must do restaurant for sure!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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There is a garage almost across the street but no valet that I know of
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CAFE SANTORINI, Pasadena - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Cafe Santorini is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5