Escape to the Mediterranean without leaving Pasadena! This intimate, elegant cafe boasts a delicious menu specializing in classic seafood, pizza and small appetizer dishes called “mezes.” Since its opening in 1993, Café Santorini has been one of Pasadena’s hidden gems, perfect for any occasion be it a business lunch or festive celebration. For a romantic night out, we recommend enjoying Café Santorini’s soothing ambiance while relaxing on the outside patio that overlooks the charming courtyard of One Colorado.
Upon being seated at your table, customers are greeted with a basket of bread, warm from the oven, savory and delicious, baked with herbs—an offering to welcome you to this delectable culinary experience. The Mediterranean-inspired menu offers classic dishes served family-style including plump grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, juicy kebobs, as well as a selection of wood-fired pizzas, hearty pastas and creamy risottos to devour in the intimate setting.
Those with a parched throat can peruse the extensive wine and craft cocktail list to discover a wealth of unique libations including a lychee martini, smoked margarita and for those with a craving for spice, the Peruvian Heat, flavored with homemade Habanero syrup for an extra kick.
L-D daily. 64 W. Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103, 626.564.4200 or cafesantorini.com.