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The Kitchen Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

78 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-796-9802
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (7 reviews)
“old town” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:45 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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78 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for chain-style, boxed Italian food, look elsewhere, but if you want good-tasting, home style Italian, check out The Kitchen. Huge, Venetian boat sized lasagna was mild and tasty. House salad dressing was fresh and delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It has been seven years since we last dined at the Kitchen, remembering fondly the good food. This visit was no different. Food remains excellent, what I call comfort Italian. Good spaghetti, pasta, pizza and calzones. We dined for lunch and the portions were sufficient,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Shuttrrbug
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Three of us from out of town walked out and saw several restaurants. One that was popular by locals was closed. So we took a chance and went to the Kitchen Italian. I enjoyed my spinach ravioli with marinara sauce. But it was served alone....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank cjejr2
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of options for the pizza which wasn’t too terribly priced. The had the food ready when promised and were polite enough to give us little items for our convenience.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank dan665
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A friend and I stopped by The Kitchen for dinner recently. The service was very good. I chose to have a New York style pizza and my buddy had chicken piccata. My pizza was good. The crust was not quite a thin as I prefer....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank John R
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The minute you walk into this charming restaurant, the smell of authentic Italian cooking wafts across the room. The wait staff is extremely attentive and friendly. We had our drinks and appetizer in no time at all. The bruschetta is amazing! Highly recommend this appetizer....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank tmsterling
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I ordered grilled chicken piccata and my GF ordered chicken Parmesan with a side of garlic cheese bread. Delicious delicious delicious, service was 5 stars. I recommend making reservations, but we were seated without at wait, arrived at 615PM

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Kara24Dutton
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have been visiting The Kitchen Italian Café for over ten years now. We love the house salad, the eggplant parmesan, the roasted potatoes and the pastas, especially the Lemon Pasta. Portions are generous, service is good, prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank jmoonmac
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I was a little concerned when I walked in at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and there was only one couple in the restaurant. Every other place in Old Pasadena seemed to have a lunch wait. However, the restaurant did fill up as I was eating...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank BluegrassBrad
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Definitely this is a place to try or repeat. This is the third time I have gone to KIC&P, and all 3 times I have been greatly pleased. Service is good. Food is good. Servings are sufficient. Prices are good. There are so many restaurants...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank GreggL14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (North De Lacey)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-9802
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