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37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
+1 626-795-5841
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“porchetta” (16 reviews)
“wild mushrooms” (18 reviews)
“olive oil cake” (11 reviews)
15:00 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding service Best pasta I’ve had outside of northern Italy Wine list is thoughtful and food friendly (George took excellent care of me and it’s very knowledgeable) All sourced locally I believe Awesome to the extent I ate here two nights in a row while...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us had dinner at this place last Sunday. We ordered one vegetable, one pork chop, two pasta and no wine. Except the pork chop which was a big juicy piece, the rest of the dishes are in very small portion, barely covering the...More

Thank joycesin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the food. The place is small and unpretentious, but service is excellent. We did NOT think the portions were small. We ordered 4 plates and were totally full after three. First the pork meatballs....huge, delicious and with a yummy sauce. Then the wild...More

Thank ytc50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh NO a tepid 2 star review! Should be 1 star (given the cost). 4 star service saves the rating. Bottom line- $160 (w tip) for 2 should be a dinner a cut above. Union is good. Barely good. Not $160 good. Too crowded/ tables...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Could not have been better. We had to wait for our table. All of the servers were very pleasant even though we were in their way. The hostess updated us on the status. When we got seated, George, the bartender, bought the table an aperitif....More

Thank BondQueen
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Don’t let this unassuming location fool you. The place churns out homemade mouthwatering pillowy pastas, these are what Italian cuisine dreams are made of. pretty much everything you’d expect from a top-notch classic Italian restaurant. For those who want to embark on an Italian feasting...More

Thank Dorothy Y
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

After seeing Chef Bruce on Top Chef we made a dinner reservation. The service was fantastic, our waiter walked us thru the small plate menu and gave us a few recommendations. We ordered the house made bread, Brussel sprouts, mushrooms and a pasta dish. They...More

Thank harry j
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived for our reservation and almost walked by the door - entrance is very understated. We were promptly greeted and seated by a lovely hostess. Our waiter quickly came with waters, info about the specials and answered all our questions about the menu. We...More

Thank Ruthann B
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Finally, a restaurant in Pasadena that knows how to cook pasta! This is a great restaurant. Everything we had was fabulous. The restaurant itself is small, simple, and informal. You are encouraged to share plates, but I refused. I wasn't going to share my food...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 13 November 2017

What a great restaurant in old town. While the menu is decidedly Italian it also had a twist to it with some dishes having a bit of spice to them. The bread with the cultured butter and the spicy pickled veggies was awesome. We both...More

Thank Scott P
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Richard L
17 February 2018|
Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
It's not expensive but it's not cheap food either. I would call it moderately priced but very good
Cindy G
16 October 2016|
Response from Judy K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure. I suggest you call
11 June 2016|
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Response from philip_blank | Reviewed this property |
No formal dress code. I was in a suit and tie (I came directly from work) and my son wore jeans and a long sleeve shirt. I didn't see any shorts or T-shirts so I would say nice casual should be more than fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-795-5841
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