The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria

4.5
65 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come to The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria for New York, Sicilian or Chicago style deep-dish pizza. We also offer authentic entrées, pastas, salads, calzones and sandwiches.

We specialize in a wide variety of Italian delicacies for lunch as well as dinner. Our clients especially love our Pastas and Pizzas just to name a few. What's more, we serve you with everything cooked in-house.

We accept reservations for parties of 6 or less. If you would like to make a larger reservation, please call the restaurant directly.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 65 People Are Saying
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vipTamaraS
State of Bremen
33 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, specializing in delicious homemade recipes, friendly service and great atmosphere. Stephanie and Stacy, the owners, make you feel right at home. The Chicken Parmesan is the BEST you'll have outside of Italy, and you'll dream of the Lasagna for days after your last bite. One of their amazing seasonal dishes is the Butternut Squash Ravioli (with fresh Sage from Stephanie's garden), that is a taste of Heaven in every bite! Perfect for lunch or dinner, you'll add The Kitchen to your favorites on your first visit!

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TrinaM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We were seated at a table for two down the hallway. Employees were going out the side/ back door and propping the door open fully. Temperature outside was quite cold and every time the door was propped open there were cold gusts of wind coming down the hall where we were sitting. At first we thought they had guests sitting outside and were going out there to serve them; but we realized that the employees were propping the door open to go outside and talk on their phone. This happened a couple times. Even with putting a jacket back on it was quite uncomfortable. We asked to have the door shut, and the waiter had to ask someone if he could do that. We overheard them say that if they closed the door whomever went outside would be locked out and have to walk up the sidewalk and through the front door. The waiter finally came by and shut the door. Food was ok, nothing great. Pizza was burned on the bottom. Took a while for the waiter to come pick up our payment once the check was dropped off.

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AdamL
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at The Kitchen. We went on a rainy Wednesday night and had the whole place to ourselves. I had a very good spinach and cheese ravioli, my wife got an amazing shrimp scampi, my son ate the Tri-colored cheese tortellini, and my mother had the chicken Piccata. All was very good fresh and quick. Highly recommend!

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vipDarstcoach
Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute, casual, old school Italian. Nothing fancy. The service and prices were great, and the food was very good. The pesto pasta was terrific. Good sized servings so lots of leftovers. Note that they offer three different styles of pizza, NY, Sicilian, and Chicago Deep Dish. Great for a casual meal in Old Town Pasadena.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food, good decor & smooth fine music.

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vipMHenry
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service (thanks Jake), and good prices. Thank you!!!

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was terrific! Food delicious!

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chris
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic Italian cuisine and a decent wine list. Lasagne with a glass of Chianti were divine!

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CarolinaTD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good food at an affordable price point. We ate outside. My companions enjoyed their eggplant parmesan and meatball sandwiches. My salad was fine. I’d go there again.

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rusnak2000
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this restaurant and I do believe we'll be back. Pizza, Calamari, Fettuccine all good and the beer was cold. Very relaxing environment..me, wife and 2 daughters enjoyed and the prices were very reasonable. Thanks!!

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vipCamiloA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing value! Delicious pizza, nice patio ambience. Great service!

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Asatari
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food.

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MargaritaM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My tortellini was average, not too interesting. The appetizers were good and others at the table liked their entrees.

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maria
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner has been the for 23 years. Very nice and pleasant to talk with.
The food was really good, and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipArmondV
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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vipZekeW
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

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RickB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a casual setting. Staff are really nice and helpful! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good overall. I wouldn't recommend the lemon pasta. Had an underlying gummy texture to me. Chairs were not very comfortable.

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Kitchen! Delicious food (their pink sauce is to die for!), comfortable atmosphere, and the owners (Stephanie and Stacy) and the staff are always friendly, welcoming and make you feel at home. The Kitchen is a true Pasadena neighborhood gem, and worth the drive!

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT place for lunch or dinner. The lasagna is to die for! And the chicken parmesan is the BEST you'll ever taste! Everything is delicious! The pink sauce ... I can eat it on anything - pasta, ravioli - yummmm! And it's not just the food that's great. The staff is friendly and the environment is welcoming. A true neighborhood treasure!

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vipJudee
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Pizza was very good, order Sicilian and Chicago Deep dish. The pasta was pretty basic, nothing special just pasta and sauce. Appetizers were okay, ordered the fried zucchini & Calimari. Made a reservation and we were seated at an outdoor table with no umbrellas and when we asked for one they said they were accomodating people with reservations so it was a bit confusing since we'd made one a week in advance. We likely won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We are frequent patrons of the Kitchen. Good service, good food and very food price for the quality.

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vipKurtO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is always great. Good, simple Italian food. Big portions, delicious. Priced right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my all time favorite Italian places I’ve been coming for years and never once have they disappointed! From the pasta to the salad to the pizza and more, everything we’ve ever tried is delicious! I love it here and always look forward to coming back the next time!

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AaronT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, service great, ambiance awesome. I would eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cute little spot they have the best chicken ceaser salad

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Caesar salad was great

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Italian dishes! Friendly staff! A neighborhood GEM!!!

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Dolo
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calzones! Great service and atmosphere was good.

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! The BEST pizza outside of New York! Great neighborhood restaurant! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server was friendly , professional and efficient. Bravo

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing to worry about are the cars driving by, some drive by fast, some with loud music... but nothing we can do about that. Overall had a great time and definitely gonna be coming back.

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Gabbyv
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had pizza, spinach ravioli, and cheesy garlic bread. ALL AMAZING. Love this place. Ran by two badass women!

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vipMILAGROS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Need more heaters though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pasta pesto one of the best pastas I’ve had so far

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen is AMAZING!!! Their food is always delicious, but their Valentine's Day specials - white fish piccata over pasta (or spinach) was sensational! My husband had the shrimp garlic ravioli and he couldn't stop raving about it! Stephanie and Stacy (the owners) and the staff are warm and friendly, and make you feel at home. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!!!

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ChristineJ
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Clean tables and surroundings. Servers could maybe refrain from asking about the food too often, but they were pleasant. The cheesy garlic bread was light and crisp and tasty! My friend said her meatball sandwich was good. For the price, maybe add a small side of something...instead of just putting a smallish sandwich all alone on a plate. My "Chicago" pizza was definitely not a Chicago style pizza. More like a thick crust pizza. It was not bad, not great. Good. For the size, style and price though, I was disappointed. Still, I support this women owned and run kitchen, especially at this time, thank you.

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE The Kitchen! The outdoor dining is wonderful. It even has heating lamps! The food is amazing! Home cooking. Delicious! The staff is friendly, and makes everyone feel at home. Located in Old Town Pasadena on the corner of Delacey and Union, it's the perfect spot!

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vipJustMe
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a Friday night and it was cold. I would think this establishment would have heaters outside due to dining outdoors.

The food was mediocre, it was OK. I had the lemon pasta with mushrooms and my date had the egg plant Parmesan and for appetizer we had a salad and spinach dish.Nothing really special about the food, the egg plant Parmesan it’s just OK in my pasta locked flavor given it was lemon.

The waiter was nice and overall accommodating, but it took a while for our order to be placed and our bill to come at the end.

Overall I would not come back but not opposed to trying it again

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vipTamaraS
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butternut Squash Ravioli is to die for!

Every bite is like a little taste of Heaven!

With fresh sage - straight from Stephenie's (one of the owners) garden!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Kitchen!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria using the Order Online button. The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 796-9802.

The Kitchen Italian Cafe and Pizzeria is rated 4.5 stars by 65 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.