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Cafe Santorini

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64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627 (Delacy)
+1 626-564-4200
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a one restaurant we often visited whenever we are in Pasadena, I highly suggest you to try their Santorini Meze, stuffed kubbe, Dee fried smelt, it's like savoring those dishes at Santorini, Greece. I highly recommend

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Thank Dorothy Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Hit the sweet spot we were looking for...comfortable but still a sense of occasion; food was quite nicely done, mostly familiar dishes but each done with a touch of originality; per another review has a few greek items but really a composite mediterranean menu, some greek, some italian, some turkish...good wine list.

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Thank michael s
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The location here is as good as the food. This restaurant is upstairs with an outside, rooftop dining, that overlooks a historic center square in Old Pasadena. The Mediterranean food is very good too. Interesting menu choices and great wine list.

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Thank PilotMichael
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had dinner here with 4 colleagues. We had a ranges of cocktails, all of which were very good. The appetizer of the meze plates were also very good. The mains, however, were universally disappointing. Between us we had the wild mushroom risotto, the Tuscan chicken sausage risotto, the moussaka, the seafood linguine and a vegetarian pizza. All of the serves... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The staff was very accommodating and seated a large party. The portions were large and reasonably priced. We expected more Greek food. More or it was Mediterranean. The food was tasty and well prepared but we were hoping for a larger variety of authentic Greek cuisine.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went here prior to an event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. It is close but perhaps not quite waking distance. Food was uniformly good. Standouts were the borek and spanakopita, grilled halloumi cheese with tomatoes delicious little olives, the bread, and the pizza. Moussaka was good but not to die for, being a little heavy on cinnamon and perhaps cardamom,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner reservations. We were seated right away in outdoor patio. Appetizers were fried smelt - small and crunchy yummy. Split eggplant pizza and octopus salad. Other couple ordered chicken kebab and salmon entrees. Enjoyed good conversation with our friends. Server explained specials efficiently and paid attention entire time.

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Thank KoolKat001
Mission Viejo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is my third visit to Cafe Santorini. It was fabulous. Each dish was perfect, the wait staff could not have been more accommodating, and we really enjoyed our lunch. It was too hot to sit out on the patio so had to sit inside. I'd love to go on a warm evening and enjoy the patio seating. Maybe next... More 

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Thank MissEllie58
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

the food was mediocre; my southern european dishes were uninteresting and my wife's dinner salad was very oily ... service was OK but it was cold and the clients had to ask them to close the plastic curtains ... staff do not seem at all proactive.

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Thank Charlotte_34
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

we went to celebrate a birthday. when i made the reservation through Opentable I noted two things - I wanted to sit outside on the patio, and we were celebrating a birthday. Well, we did sit outside, but no mention at all of the birthday (nothing special). The best way to describe the waiter is surly - he never even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (Delacy)
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-4200
Description
Tucked in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini is the spot to be in. Offering a variety of delicious Mediterranean dishes and a romantic second floor patio. Perfect for a date, a family gathering or a celebration. Cafe Santorini also offers two large banquet venues in the Rococo Room and Pandora on Green.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?