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Mi Piace - 88 Reviews - 25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (626) 795-3131

Mi Piace


25 E. Colorado Blvd. (at Fair Oaks Avenue)
Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 795-3131
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this is a great place. I had a great time!! Everyone should go.


the food wasn t anything special. too expensive for what it had to offer. Pros: bread was good Cons: bad service

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/12/2012

this is a great place. I had a great time!! Everyone should go. more

nice food 3/1/2012

love the food the drinks and ambiance.... more

RACIST restaurant 4/9/2011

This is the most RACIST restaurant I have ever patronized. I went in with my african american friend and he was treated as if he was a bum. They never ask him if he need help. They walk past him as if he did not exist and came over to me an offer my a menu and a place to sit. My friend is very wealthy and sucessful, they way they treated him was discusting. I am very upset that people in this country are still judging a human being because of the color of his skin. A bunch of **&&%%%##@@ RACIST at this place. I am pissed. Anne more

Mi Piace-The service sucks! 2/13/2011

The food was good but the service was atrocious! The servers all had an attitude. They were not at all accomodating nor helpful. My wife and I will not be patronizing this food establishment again! Times are hard and people do not have money to waste or time. It would be nice to show a little more class and considreration toward your patrons. Happy Valentine's Day! more

Horrible service 2/10/2011

Very, very slow service!!if you have 2 hours for lunch, great. Horrible food. Will never go back and do not recommend it. more

great food, good service even on a busy night 5/9/2010

Went for mother's day dinner. We had reservations for 7:45, got seated a little after eight, but that was more or less expected on a holiday. Our server was very attentive, brought out water and bread almost immediately. The food was delicious, every member of my normally fractious family was well pleased with their meals, only complaint was that the coffee was a little weak. Reasonably priced and it has lovely decor. We did have to wait a little for our food but the place was packed, so it was not unexpected. Well worth the price, no complaints about the food or service. Pros: excellent food, attentive staff Cons: slight wait time more

Family Favorite! 1/18/2010

My family and I enjoy treating ourselves to mi piace in pasadena. It is a bit of a drive but well worth it. I love their pizza and their seafood linguini. Plus, their bread is to die for. Appetizers I would recommend are their french fries, fried zucchini, and fried calamari. All excellent. And, you have to finish off with their chocolate souffle. I'm not a fan of sweets but I HAVE to order this everytime i come. Pros: One of the best italian restaurants in So.Cal Cons: Service.. sometimes. more

Longest wait for pasta ever! 1/3/2010

My friend and I stopped in for lunch after shopping on a crowded weekend. We expected the wait for the table which is fine but we had to keep checking in with the hostess because the estimated time had elapsed. Even after we were seated, it seems like all we did is wait. We had to wait for our drinks, waited a long time for our food, and even waited for the check. I had to tell the hostess to get our waiter so we can get the hell out of there. By all means, if you don't want me to pay for my food, I'll gladly take a free meal. I think I had linguine w/ clams and my friend had lasagna which were both good but not worth all the waiting. Cons: WAIT more

just ok 10/12/2009

the food wasn t anything special. too expensive for what it had to offer. Pros: bread was good Cons: bad service more

Old Town Italian 8/20/2009

So, I have eaten here quite a few times. The service is not always that great and it is a little pricey,... more

Old Town Italian 8/20/2009

Daphne Provided by Partner
So, I have eaten here quite a few times. The service is not always that great and it is a little pricey, nevermind the fact that the people walking... more

Good bread! 7/27/2009

Loved the ambiance once we got in. So crowded and the portions are a bit on the small side. Pros: People watching Cons: Waiting and waiting.... more

Yummo 6/22/2009

My boyfriend and I go to Mi Piace all the time. Sometimes we forget to make reservations and we'll wait a bit, but definitely worth it. Friendly workers, fantastic food and what a great ambiance. We're there every other Monday since they have the all day Happy Hour! prices are great and portions are just right! Absolutely recommend Mi Piace to everyone and will keep going there myself. more

love 4/19/2009

I absolutely love MI Piace! I have lived in Pasadena for a year now, and go to the lounge at mi piace at least twice a week. The bartenders are incredible (Henri can concoct anything under the sun if you tell him what you like!) and its a great scene at night...DJ, really attractive people (always a plus if you're looking to take something home, lol) and really good drinks. Very cool place to eat and hangout all night long. My roomate and I make it a habit to go every thursday, and wander in at least one other time during the week. Definitely check this place out it is AMAZING!!!!! Pros: The lounge more

love it! 4/15/2009

food was great, large portions. The server was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely go again! more

Great Ambiance, Yummy Food 1/18/2009

My boyfriend and I drove to Old Town Pasadena last night to walk around and grab dinner. We had only been there a few times before, so instead of making reservations, we wanted to walk around and choose a place that looked popular. After checking out a few restaurants, we decided to dine at Mi Piace. Although we had to wait 45 minutes for a table for two, it was worth it. The ambiance of the restaurant was great--had a NYC vibe to it, and the food was tasty. I ordered the gnocchi. It was pillowy soft and had a great flavor. It was the perfect portion too. We will go back to this restaurant soon! more

Best Seafood N Steak 9/15/2008

I'd like to Point out a Few Things about Mi Piace, They Serve Best Steak, Filet, Delmonico Dry aged 28 days exclusively for Mi Piace, All above are USDA PRIME, categorized in the top 5% of all beef in the US. Seafood dish are Great! Dessert is one of my Favorite choice. Pros: Consisten Good Quality more

Great food in Old Town 9/12/2008

Visiting from the west side I had low expectations about what I could find in old town pasadena, as far as cuisine is concerned. My boyfriend I and decided to have lunch a little before noon. Mi Piace seemed like a nice place to eat. Right away we were greeted a hostess who seated us in the restaurant. The decor was trendy with a New York feel. Our server was polite and knowledgeable. I was surprised to hear her recommend a host of specials. I decided upon the Delmonico Steak, and my boyfriend had the Seafood Pescatore . I have to admit the service and the meal was terrific, and nothing in he west side has yet to compare. more

Terrible food 9/12/2008

The food was barely edible. I ordered a lasagna with ground beef in it and well, it was barely edible. The lasagna was very dry, and actually a little cold. The other order (forgot the name, but it was basically spicy pasta with seafood) was slightly below average at best. The calamari was pretty rubbery and flavorless, the pasta was pretty dry and it had too little sauce for too much pasta. For two people, the bill came out to be about 40 dollars and for this price, I'd much rather recommend going to Macaroni Grill. The price will be about the same and the food 5 or 6 times better. Though the plates were huge, the proportions were tiny. Our server was also quite inattentive and we needed to flag the guy down to order after waiting for so long. The scenery inside the restaurant was nice, unless you get seated outside (Which could probably be solved if reservations were made). Then you get to enjoy watching traffic parade through the streets and smell the lovely fragrance of smog. \r \r I would like to say something nice about the restaurant, but there simply isn't anything positive to add. Pros: Unfortunately, none. Cons: They don't validate non-valet parking, food, service more

Excellent Restaurant goes down the tubes due to bad service! 7/20/2008

My co-workers and I visited this restaurant on Tuesday, 7/15/08 @ about 5:00 p.m. to celebrate a job promotion. Our reasoning behind this visit was based on excellent first-hand experience last year. Unfortunately, the staff on the bar section totally ruined our experience and our desire to ever go to this establishment again. From the moment we walked in through the doors, we were made to wait 10 minutes to order (it was not busy during this time); the food portions were tiny for the outrageous pricing; when the server was asked for was never brought over; when we finally asked for our check, it took about 15-20 minutes to get our order paid because the staff could not find the credit card handed to them upon our arrival. The staff clearly saw we were not happy with the service, but never offered to lessen the amount of the check.\r \r To validate our horrible experience, a couple who arrived the last torturous moments of our stay also left Mi Piace and followed us across the street to Neomeze (no complaints from this establishment!).\r \r If you want horrible customer service, small portions, high prices, and have time to waste, go to Mi Piace. Otherwise, there are other restaurants in Pasadena to go to. Pros: Decor Cons: Service, portions, pricing more
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Menu for Mi Piace

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Bustling Old Town favorite for chilled martinis and hearty pastas.

Owner Message
  • A tasty Old Pasadena Kitchen, Bakery, & Lounge is offering fine Italian cooking and freshly baked breads that put Mi Piace on the culinary map. Fresh pastas, coupled with imported parmesan cheese, a choice of seafood, delivered fresh daily, and mouth watering entrees such as our luscious homemade baked lasagna which has been deemed "perfection on a plate". Portions are generous, prices are moderate. The desserts are devine from Mi Piace's own Pasadena Baking Company - the "best this side of La Brea". The new stylish martini lounge, with dozens of martinis listed on the menu is the place for dining a experience to be non stop party. Award of Excellence 2001-2004 by "Wine Spectator" Outdoor Dining adds to the appeal of Mi Piace. - as quoted by Merrill Shindler, San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, Jan 04.
    Reservations are essential

  • In Short
    Pasadena's stylish set fills this sleek, modern space nightly. Cooks in the open kitchen hustle to keep up with crowds that gather on the buzzing sidewalk patio or inside the...

  • 3/4/2005 Provided by Citysearch
Additional information
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-11:30pm Sat-Sun 8am-12:30am
  • Payments: Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods: South Pasadena