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More than 100 restaurants are located within the 22 historic blocks of Old Pasadena. They include upscale, chef-driven hot spots, romantic bistros, cozy cafes, and a variety of snacks, desserts, and refreshing drinks. Dine-in or enjoy charming patio, street, and sidewalk dining. Take delivery or grab takeout and head over to our commUNITY Dining area on Big Bang Theory Way to eat under the umbrellas.
Consistently ranked as one of the best outdoor dining spots in Pasadena, Café Santorini is one of the longest-standing restaurants in Old Pasadena, opening its doors in 1993. Specializing in Mediterranean food, the café offers grilled meats, seafood dishes, an array of pastas and family-style appetizer platters, as well as a full bar and extensive wine list. The indoor dining room offers a cozy intimate setting, while the outdoor patio offers year-round dining under the stars in a romantic roof-top setting. The Rococo Room is Café Santorini's event space downstairs, perfect for special events and banquets.
Dos Besos occupies an inviting stand-alone brick building on Union Street, that now includes a charming outdoor patio. Owner "Kit" Romano-Llobet brings her experience in catering to bear, offering specialty paellas, tapas, and other delicious Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine.
Family-owned and operated, Father Nature Lavash Bistro is a counter-service restaurant serving fresh, natural, and authentic Mediterranean foods. Lunch crowds seek out the falafel wraps, shawerma and fatoush salads, and hummus plate, among many other favorites.