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Celestino

4.6
2570 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Celestino Ristorante in 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 authentic 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 meal or special event at Celestino Ristorante most memorable. We do not up charge for Private Dining room use, or special Wine Dinners. Open Monday through Sunday for dinner seven days a week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 8:45PM

What 2570 People Are Saying
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4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Momeramas
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The special salad was heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons and cheese. Very fresh and tasty. Bread was crusty and the olive oil good quality. Also had the eggplant ravioli with spicy tomato sauce - outstanding. Main dish of calamari was okay, needed more flavor. Dessert was panna cotta with strawberry sauce, light and delicious. Coffee was served piping hot and strong.
Service was exceptional, very friendly and the suggestions were good.
Celestino's is an old favorite and I enjoyed it this time as well.

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LorraineK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salads, pasta, entrees, were outstanding! Wine selection also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my wonderful 14-year-old daughter… Great food and service as always!!

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JefferyG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor dining location was great. There were three in our party and my two companions thought their meals were great. I had the chicken parm and was not impressed. Too much cheese on the breading and not enough sauce.

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OscarH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The major disappointment was that our reservation was for a table outdoors, and when we arrived we were seated indoors. Everyone in are group speaks softly, and the loud room made it extremely difficult to converse.

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vipJeremyS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great location and we hadn’t been there before. Excellent food choices and experts to help with choices and suggestions.
I am sure during a Normal operating environment their service is over the top. Being short they did an amazing job! This is a new Italian favorite for us and we will be back soon.

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Ally
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Celestino is always reliable and very good. Our servers were very attentive and the experience as a whole was quite enjoyable.

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vipAlex
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

A great food restaurant but with horrible service. Long interval where no one removed plates and the kitchen was in disconnect with servers Overall the food was great but the service so poor I don’t need to go back. There are so many other great Italian restaurants in Los Angeles

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vipPasadenaLB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulously deep, authentic Italian menu…wonderful value for the price and quality of food.
Great weeknight meal and excellent service.
So glad this gem survived the pandemic.
Thank you so much!

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EvelynS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, and great service. I wouldn't take small children there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

In the reservation we asked for outdoor seating, but when we got there we were told it would take 40 mins to get us an outdoor table. One of the dishes was extremely greasy, and the server got our wine order wrong, we kept the wine just because we didn’t want to keep waiting for a new bottle. The place is a little dated and the food not outstanding, still pretty okay

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vipDonaldZ
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

While the food and ambiance were terrific, the service left a lot to be desired. We were in a side room and we seems to be ignored by both our waiter and the bussers. We repeatedly had to ask for water refills, and our friend had to get up from the table and go ask again for the parmesan cheese he requested for his pasta. I realize that the restaurant got very busy on a beautiful Sunday evening, but for these prices, we expected first class service. That's not what we received.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waiter service was very poor… no one checked on us if we need anything else and the dessert came after I complained 2x after 20 minutes

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DebraC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

My first time at this restaurant and I had high hopes for it. Customer service was great. Food was good. Only downfall was the bugs inside, I had a few bite me on my hands and legs. I had to wave them off my food. It was very disturbing.

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vipthanks
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. We arrived a half hour early and were graciously seated. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious. We had plenty of time to enjoy our food.

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George
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four of us were there for a special occasion. Service was extremely attentive and the server's recommendation of an Italian wine was excellent. Two of the entrees were Osso
Bucco which was prepared in a very unusual way and the results were not as palatable as was expected. The other two entrees were conventional pasta dishes which were quite good. As usual, the prices of the appetizers and entrees were relatively high. However, the entire evening including food, wine, service and ambiance was quite satisfactory.

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vipJuanV
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing but perhaps the magic is their staff. Antonio was incredible in his recommendations and way to engage us. Can't wait to go back.

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MayaC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Adorable place, authentic Italian, delicious food and a pleasant staff. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One the best places to go for Italian food. The staff and the atmosphere are always perfect.

EC
vipElinorC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner at Celestino was wonderful & delicious. Antonio’s service was impeccable. We enjoyed our evening ♥️.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Best Service I have had in years

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LAVisitor
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Really slow service, mediocre food. Two stars for the desserts which were better than appetizers, dinner and the service combined. Won’t be dining here again.

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vipTXNinAZ
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Very tasty. Service was off. Our server was rarely around and we had to stop whoever we could when we needed something. Not sure where our server was hiding. We had to grab a pitcher of water to refill our glasses. There were 5 off us and we all felt the same. Great food, lousy service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celestino’s food is so dang yummy and the staff is wonderful! very friendly, kind and attentive. would definitely go back!

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best calamari steak appetizer in town! Very thoughtful and carefully prepared pasta and mains.

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richardb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Lovely dining room. A gracious experience.

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Meme
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations on July 1st for a lunch on July 5th. On July 4th was reconfirmed. Here's the confirmation #, Confirmation #: 2110153857. Since doors were locked we sat outside the establishment for 40 minutes, and finally a staff person came out, asking us what's up. I said, waiting for you to open. He replied, oh no, we're closed on today on July 5th. Interesting, then why did you accept and reconfirm my reservation? Geez.

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MarissaC
Birmingham
44 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my out of town in-laws and they were impressed with the food and service. Particularly enjoyed our waiter (Nicholas), who was accommodating and pleasant.

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TammyO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit to Celestino’s. Excellent food and wonderful service, but our table was in a bad location and that did have an effect on our experience. We had reservations and asked for a different table but were told no they were expecting too many people.

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vipsusanag
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. One of the best in Pasadena.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A touch pricy, but excellent food and service in a comfortable and casual environment. My favorite Italian food in the area.

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garyb
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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LawrenceW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You want, as JGold would say, to have the risotto. All of the risottos. Wonderful to be back: great ambiance service and location -- and the staff survived seemingly intact after the lockdowns. Grazie.

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Tallmari
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal when at Celestinos. If I can recommend anything in the menu, it would be everything but end your meal with a strawberry panacotta.

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EmeritaE
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco & Jesus provided excellent service. Excellent wine & food suggestions based on what we wanted. Very professional & respectful!!!

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Jammlad
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. We have been here before and always have enjoyed the food and service. However, this time service was initially slow. After being seated by the hostess, the waiter told a very long time to come to our table. When he did arrive he apologized for the wait and brought us each a complimentary glass of Prosecco. A prefect apology!!! And he was very attentive there after.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We generally love Celestino and have dined there many times. They had an off night.

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vip2regulars
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food

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MarkB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good time at the restaurant. The food and service was excellent. We were not rushed to eat and were able to take our time. I would definitely go back again.

FAQs

Celestino offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 795-4006.

Celestino is rated 4.6 stars by 2570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.