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Lista's Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, International
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2412 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1212
+1 410-437-8999
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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240 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Lista's is a small, family owned/operated restaurant that I simply cannot say enough about! They always welcome you like you are a long lost family member! The food and drinks are always fantastic no matter what you order. We come back often and have never once been disappointed. I wish them continued success! Order the margarita on the rocks -... More 

1 Thank ddallas1969
Pasadena, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We found this gem a few years ago. The place has great good and excellent service. Recommend reservation during the weekend, very popular. They also have great drink....

1 Thank Amy H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Every time we go, we love the food and the staff and the atmosphere! We love taking family members there when they're around and the quaint atmosphere is perfect whether you're enjoying a romantic dinner, or getting together with a bunch of friends and family.

3 Thank daveandkara B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

What a great little restaurant. We were treated here by friends. The owners and employees are all very friendly and inviting. They went out of their way to serve us. They don't have a separate kids menu but were willing to make a special plate for our 7 year old. The food was terrific and flavorful. The prices were good... More 

2 Thank Brian K
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Everything about our visit was great. Had a large table with kids and a familyember in a wheelchair. They were very accommodating. Food was amazing and so was the service. If you go around when they open its not crowded and better for larger parties.

2 Thank MChez21
Pasadena, Maryland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The food and service at Listas is always good sometimes prices are a little but always a good dining experience!

Thank Sharon P
Pasadena, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This was not our first trip to Listas grill by no means. Our family has been frequenting this establishment for years! The food is outstanding and I'd put their sangria tenderloin up against any major steak house steak (Ruth's Chris/Mortons/Flemings.) We have never been disappointed. The staff is always welcoming and friendly!

2 Thank Stefani H
Pasadena, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Do my weekly visits to Lista's for the last eight years say it all? I love their specials as well as the tried and true entrees. Chef Ruben's passion and mastery is a rare gift to encounter. The servers are longstanding professionals. I have encountered friendliness and a warm ambiance every time I have walked in their door! My food... More 

2 Thank Anne E
Pasadena, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Maybe it was a fluke but we had several bad experiences on our one visit. The waiter took 15 minutes just to come over to us and was no where to be found during or meal. My wife's dish was not what was described on the menu. Food was half decent but almost double what it would be anywhere else.... More 

2 Thank Brian F
Pasadena, Md
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Awesome food and very friendly staff. They have something for everyone. It is a small restaurant but very nice atmosphere.

2 Thank chelle695

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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
US$10 - US$28
American, Southwestern, International
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 Mountain Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-1212
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 410-437-8999
Lista's Grill is an award-winning, Modern American restaurant serving an eclectic mix of steaks, seafood, and American Southwest entrees. (We are NOT a Mexican nor Tex-Mex restaurant.) Since 1974, chef Ruben Evangelista and hostess wife, Kathy, have treated guests to delicious, high-quality food in a casual, colorful, cheerful atmosphere. Our diverse menu is available for dining in or carry-out, and we also cater 7 days and nights weekly at our restaurant or your location. See our menu on our website, or visit our facebook page for weekly specials.

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