Celestino

4.6
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2349 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SullivanJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening with our friends. The service was delightful and the food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the Chianti were superb! Our waiter was wonderful. Definitely will be back!

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vipCheviotoutandabout
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm, cosy, excellent restaurant with charming waiters. Couldnt have been more soothing and relaxing during stressful times.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters were prompt and polite. The food was wonderful!

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celestino's is always great for lunch or dinner. Great service. Friendly staff. Delicious food. Try one of the seafood specials. Highly recommend.

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PatrickM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service at Celestino's is amazing. Friendly, observant wait staff who knew just when we were ready to order our next dish, fill our wine and water glasses, and when to clear. The food is amazing and their off menu specials are to simple scrumptious! We will definitely be going back!

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benefit
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was good. However this restaurant needs to spend some money upgrading the men's restroom. (Do not know about the women's restroom.) The men's restroom was tiny, dirty and dim. Most unpleasant.

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vipWilliamB
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A long-time favorite place. Food presentation is spot-on

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BruceC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Italian restaurant and very attentive staff, a little noisy (energetic) but otherwise would definitely recommend and go back for more.

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VLMR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Always wonderful food. Old style service with experienced servers is average to mediocre. Ignored after paying the tab at lunch. Tables around us were open so it wasn’t a push for turnover. Another really terrible expensive at a dinner. While we go there regularly, we usually walk out grousing about service and singing praises for the food.

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vipStylishone
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is very good and the service is fine.
There is not much atmosphere really, but it seems to be one of the better Italian places in Pasadena

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife's birthday dinner...days later she is still sooooo happy with Celestino.

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viplenS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We have been going to Celestino's for several years and have always enjoyed the food and service but the last two times have been a disappointment. When we went a couple of months ago we were seated in the rear patio even though we had reservations. The patio was very warm in the center and cold near the outside. We had to eat with our coats on because of the cold wind. We overlooked the inconvenience because it was the holidays and the place was packed. We made reservations again this last weekend and when we arrived we were given a choice of a table for two in the middle of the aisle or another table near the front with guests milling all around. We left and went to another restaurant where we were able to enjoy a relaxing meal.
Celestino's is very popular but I feel they overbook the restaurant in effort to squeeze every last customer in even if it means an uncomfortable experience for the patrons. If you want a relaxing dinner I suggest you look elsewhere. I don't know if I'll ever go back.

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was superb he had excellent knowledge of the wines and all the food. The wines and food were superb an we thoroughly enjoyed the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Celestinos.

I highly recommend this fine restaurant!

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GinaE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner and had an amazing meal. I highly recommend the pasta with egg plant. The service was outstanding! We will definitely come back

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ReynoldW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's nice to sit on the patio on a warm evening.

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vipPasadenaDiner9603
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celestino’s is one of my favorites. Great food, a pleasant environment and solid value make Celestino’s hard to beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

I didn’t like that the hostess suggested that I sit in the corner in a room off to the left where I would’ve had to look a cardboard boxes which appeared to have been wine boxes.

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vipGaryS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night the service was exceptional the food was truly delicious

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SteveB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always special! Best waiters in the business! The owner is exceptional and has built an excellent reputation!

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BobandJill
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it. Wish I had skipped breakfast and lunch to make more room for dinner.

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SharonF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was polite and professional.

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vipVine
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Although it was fairly empty we were seated at a back table next to a private party room where waiters and guests were constantly going in and out. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer but before we could even take two bites of it the main courses came out so it went to waste. The roasted half chicken was so small and bony there was barely anything to eat and it came with the smallest portion of spinach. It was a birthday celebration which we said as we were seated yet the dessert didn't even come with a candle. Needless to say I won't be returning.

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LeilaniM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently amazing!

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vipShonto
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian food in Pasadena. Authentic, thoughtful and friendly service, great wine list.

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vipapkurk
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing.

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OrlyF74
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The food by all means is great but if it wasn’t for the busboy the service would’ve been horrible, the waiter pretty was nowhere to be found & when he appeared, didn’t offer and or suggested any thing from the menu was not only rushing with the preset he also forced us to order our appetizers & main dishes at the same time, I read and order our food as it was written on the menu & he didn’t understand any word I read although he’s working at this restaurant for more than 10 years

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jasper23
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was quite efficient for such a busy night. I found the dishes to be excellent and the wine was quite good as well.
We'll be back on a non-holiday evening for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews