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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. 

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  • Brooklyn Square serves up New York-style deli sandwiches featuring Boar's Head meats & cheeses. They also prepare freshly baked pizza by the slice and piping hot calzone.  Check out the ingredients for The Knickerbocker: fried chicken, Cajun Turkey, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, avocado, jalapeños, honey mustard, Cajun Mayo on squaw bread!  

  • Lively, casual and coolly sophisticated, SORRISO serves authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary California twist. The menu includes steaks and chops grilled to perfection, as well as salads, pastas, pizzas, and seafood. SORRISO also boasts an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails, and late night guests can relax in the late-night lounge featuring live entertainment. 


  • U Street Pizza is the sibling restaurant to beloved Italian restaurant Union in Pasadena from restaurateur Marie Petulla and Executive Chef Chris Keyser. Petulla and Keyser bring their spin on New York-style pizza to LA’s culinary scene through the lens of Union's ethos and made with high-quality, market-driven ingredients. The pizza is made with a two-day fermented dough of artisanal flours from Washington and Vermont and topped with sauce made from Bianca DiNapoli tomatoes and seasonal ingredients from a veritable "who's who" of California farmers and baked in an impressive electric deck oven. Think classic, nostalgic pies like a cheese pizza finished with aged Fiscalini cheddar; a clam version with manila clams, garlic, pecorino, lemon zest, and parsley; and, a nduja pie with ricotta cream sauce, nduja, and mustard frills. Keyser will also be doing an arancini of the day (ex. carbonara arancini di pasta made with "yesterday's bucatini" and a saffron and pork ragu with peas) as well as small seasonal dishes like fried squash blossom saltimbocca alongside salads, sides, and soft serve. 

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