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Cafe Santorini

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64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627 (Delacy)
+1 626-564-4200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Naples, Florida
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

Thank tbrodie2016
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

Thank kmfesq
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank KoolKat001
Mission Viejo, CA
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Thank MissEllie58
Den Haag
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Charlotte_34
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

Thank caryleach
Pasadena, California
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We celebrated my wife's birthday here on Saturday and had a wonderful time. It is very busy on weekends so make reservations. The wait staff and seating on the patio were super and the weather was just cool enough after a warm day. We tried several starters: hullumi cheese grilled with herbs, vegetarian mezze tasting (great selection, but I really... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Santorini is a favorite, but this visit was disappointing because of the inattention of our waiter. He was distracted by his friends at a nearby table, and we felt neglected. This is unacceptable in an otherwise reliable and enjoyable dining destination.

Thank Diane F
Long Beach, CA
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144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had the Insalata Frutti Di Mare, which was delicious with scallops and shrimp (only thing insalata about it was grilled tomatoes). It was pricey at $21 (not sure why tripadvisor menu shows it being 12). Atmosphere sitting on patio was very enjoyable. Service was impeccable.

Thank LGB-Local
Los Angeles, California
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We read a fairly good review and decided to try this place for a late lunch. The horror. Undercooked calamari and Lamb wraps were so bad that all three of us felt sick (and still feeling sick three hours later). Nothing worth than old lamb - and this was bad. Friendly service and a nice atmosphere but the food really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks away on Holly St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-4200
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?