Celestino is the best Italian restaurant in Pasadena. Period. And I've tried them all. From the selection of fresh seafood, to the fantastic pasta dishes, to the amazing desserts prepared to perfection, the food is top notch. The wine list is exceptional. Then, consider the exceptionally friendly, attentive, and warm service. Finally, take into account that it has elegant, well appointed, yet comfortable surroundings.
I've selected Celestino and an excellent place for both my company's meetings as well as to impress a first date. I recommend it with no reservations whatsoever (although, you might want to have some reservations if you plan on going... its very popular!).