This place may be a bit difficult to find in Pasadena, but it's visible and worth your drive. The portions are generous and the food always taste great. The atmosphere is very "Italian" and comfortable. It's always busy there, so it's advisible to make reservations ahead of time. I recommend their garlic bread for appetizers and if you're daring, try their fried calamari. Their calamari is spicy, nonetheless, very tasty. I also highly recommend sharing your meal and trying out different dishes in the menu with your partner(s).