Mi Piace

Italian in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

An anchor of Old Town, with plenty of windows to watch street life on busy Colorado Blvd, this artsy trattoria gets packed with a business crowd on weekdays and shoppers on weekends. From the diverse menu of pastas, pizzas and grills, dishes such as rib-eye, fettuccine Alfredo with truffle oil, and calamari appetizer have kept patrons happy since the '80s.

Even breakfast gets an Italian spin: in addition to familiar omelets, pastries and smoothies, you'll find frittatas, uova benedetta (Italian-style eggs Benedict) and plenty of multi-syllable coffee drinks.