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“Excellent Food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mi Piace

Mi Piace
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Ranked #6 of 693 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fair Oaks
Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
“Excellent Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food and service were excellent! The salads were amazing as well as the french fries! I know, french fries in an Italian restaurant...YES!
The only negative was our arrival experience...the hostess was a hot mess...very disorganized. There were about 15 people waiting to be seated, there were open tables but she just was bouncing all over the place. Fortunately, we were able to get past that and enjoy our lunch!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

They were busy on Mothers Day morning, but the wait staff are professionals! Had a great omelette (Southwestern-style with duck and chorizo sausage), fabulous home fried fingerling potatoes and delicious Italian-roast coffee...delicious!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“il Migliore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

On my second trip to Pasadena , this time for a two week vacation and in total went 4 times to
Mi Piace ! . The reason it's just that good ! ! I know Italian food and wine , their veal Milanese is the best I have only had better in Italy many years ago . They have a great selection of Italian wine and if you can get a table on a Tuesday night there is a sweat deal ! Whilst I haven't been to every Italian or for that matter restaurant in Pasadena ! I think you would be hard pressed to find better

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Friant, California
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Love the little bread squares. Yum ! We had the linguini al pesto and added grilled chicken. It was perfect! Noodles cooked just right. Very attentive waiter. Desserts looked great but we were too full. Nice seating both indoors and out. Great shopping all around their location. Wonderful day out in Pasadena. Enjoy!!

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Northport, New York
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168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food In Pasadena”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

I had not been to Pasadena in several years and I was happy to see that this restaurant was still here! I took my kids and they were great (made a penne and meatball dish for my son) and it was a great and relaxing meal! I hope it's not another several years to get back to Pasadena but, if it is, I hope Mi Piace is still there!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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