Celestino

4.5
2172 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Celestino 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 authenic 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 lunch, dinner or special event memorable. No up charge for private room use, or wine dinners. Open Mon-Fri for lunch; and dinner seven days a week.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 2172 People Are Saying
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EA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy Celestinos! The service is always outstanding, the food EXCELLENT and the atmosphere warm and inviting and not too loud.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was incredible and definitely some of the best Italian food you will find in Los Angeles County. Service was impeccable and was well located to quickly get over to the Rose Bowl.

M
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Seated in a booth with lot of ambiguous staining on fabric, oily, stale food odors and food crumbs and grit on seat cushion and we were the first seating of the evening, it should have been clean. The staff was low energy, not unfriendly when interacting but when congregated together looked unhappy to be there. Food was okay, not bad not memorable, was definitely hoping for more given the reviews. Asparagus soup was tasty, beef carpaccio was overwhelmed by sauce, roast chicken had a nice crust was a little dry but overall flavorful and potatoes nicely done, pana cotta good but strawberry sauce had a bitter note. Restaurant needs a serious cleaning. Staff is good but details and appearances matter. For instance, as we left, two staff members stood by door, neither opened it for us. Little detail perhaps but they add a high end, cared for experience that keeps people coming back.

GG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, outstanding service, lovely ambience and delicious
food. We’ll keep going back again and again!

KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Our server arranged for us to have squid ink pasta, which wasn't on the menu. Yummy.

HL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We have eaten here many times and have always been satisfied. Our last visit was our lobster/crab with pasta dish was a little dry. Carlos and all the waiters there are great. We had a party there with 25 people food and service were great then. We will be back with another large party in the future. It is our go to restaurant for Italian food and service.

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful and attentive staff! Delicious food!

MA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food. Our server was very funny and helpful. We enjoyed the ambiance.

PM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, with even better service (Antonio) than the excellent cuisine. Such an authentic Italian restaurant. The recommendations were outstanding, even the Italian wine choice was superb. Love the place. Can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice evening.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reall good food and service. I read on yelp that the penne pasta with voka sauce was really good and it was. I will come back again for more.

A
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, excellent service and food. A favorite!

S
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best lasagne outside of Boston. My friend had the pasta and pheasant, also very good, but not really my style. The service is also very good, just a little confusing with all of the different faces that appear at the table throughout the meal. Will definitely go back again. One of the three best Italians in Pasadena.

LG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like always the environment was excellent. All personnel was very very helpful and on top of the customers needs. Great place to dine, relax and enjoy a great meal.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was not exceptional. The calamari in the Black Ink Risotto with seafood was tough and rubbery.
Very little seafood, other than the rubbery calamari! I told the waiter to let the chef know for his benefit, not that I wanted anything in return.

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent.
Inside was very noisy and crowded. Outside was lovely.

SS
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We walked past Celestino many times without paying too much attention. Then, we had a craving for Italian food one night and found Celestino on Open Table. We are very glad we did. The food was delicious, the wine was well-priced, and the service was outstanding. We'll be back!

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went last night for first time. Great service and very good food. We'll go again. Must try.

b
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Celestinos. The service was perfectly carried out.. Our dinner was so delicious with perfectly done scallops, calamari, chicken and pasta. The longtime waiters are always so friendly. This restaurant is perfect for business, date night. Excellent wine list.

AG
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Long time Italian restaurant with consistent quality food. My wife and I shared a salad. I had the brazino fish and it was prepared perfectly. The best brazino I had in many years in the US.

GF
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is difficult to find a restaurant which has Sicilian dishes on the menu. Celestino has some wonderful dishes which we enjoy whenever we want to go to an Italian restaurant. The wine list is extensive. Service was great. I requested a quiet table which was granted. Could not have had a nicer evening. Thank you Celestino.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 50th Birthday.

c
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I have been coming to this restaurant for years. They do a good job on simple foods especially for lunch. Pastas and salads are rock solid. Hit or miss for me regarding fancier dishes. I was a bit disappointed this time that the wine list was not updated correctly. I thought I ordered a bottle of 2008 and the actual bottle was 2015. I let it go because I did not check the vintage until later and told the waiter about it who recognized me from previous visits. Anyway, from time to time, little things like this irks me a bit. But I will still return for some simple food.

KH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food, great value. Service was a little slow. Overall, pretty good experience.

FM
Central Coast
54 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s excellent authentic Italian food made from scratch: it was a great way to celebrate my birthday.

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Most disappointing Drago spot I’ve been to
Surprised at the terrible service

SA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We were celebrating my mom’s birthday. We had been there before but not my mom so she requested to go there. Everything was good with the exception of our waiter. The other servers and waiters were more helpful than our waiter. My mom has a very heavy accent and the waiter was constantly correcting her. He got my son’s food order wrong. Like I said, we were getting much better service from everyone else BUT our waiter.

MW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely evening and the food was great! We would return for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and authentic Italian pasta. Everything we ate was delicious

JB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delight to experience delicious food served by a team of consummate professionals in a beautiful space!

G
Los Angeles
158 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Celestrino's is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Pasadena. The food is authentic as is the wait staff! The recipes are "home grown"--everything made fresh on the premises. The potato gnocchi with the black truffle sauce is one of the major hits.

P
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy Celestino's. Mario and the server team are great! Food is always excellent. The langoustine pasta was delicious. Enjoyed it very much. Always recommend Celestino Ristorante. Delicious no matter what.

MD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Delightful restaurant. We would absolutely return again and recommend this restaurant to friends.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celestino felt like stepping out of California and into Italy for a brief moment. Our server was very accommodating and reviewed menu items in a way that made me want to order every single one. We each ordered a glass of wine and it lasted our whole meal-which is very rare for me. *heavy pours* We will definitely make this place a go-to date night!

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We felt rushed to order and finished dinner in 45 minutes!!
The appetizer and entree were very overpriced. Hardly any substance to the dishes. Very little sausage, crab or lobster in our 2 dishes. The wine and vodka were also over priced.
Overall not worth the money. When I pay $145 for 2 people, I expect an above average dining experience.

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, wine and the yummy desserts. Its always a pleasure to eat at Celestinos.

JW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We’ve been coming to the restaurant for years. The service was so poor and they charged our credit card twice for the same meal. I won’t be going back again. To bad, it was a restaurant you could always count on.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed!

J
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Super slow service. We made a reservation and we got seated right away. The hostess, however, forgot to provide menus. We waited 5 minutes for a high chair, another 15 minutes to be greeted by our server and order drinks, another 10+ minutes to get a menu, another 20 minutes to finally place our order. After we finished our meal, dishes were gone and our server seemed to have forgotten about us. We waited a long time for him to come back to our table and offer coffee or dessert menu, we asked for the check instead. Again, that took forever. We are definitely not coming back to this place.

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