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37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
+1 626-795-5841
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“porchetta” (15 reviews)
“polenta” (19 reviews)
“olive oil cake” (11 reviews)
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37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a quaint small place with the nicest food ever! The wild mushroom with truffle and polenta is decadent. We ordered one and then ordered one more, just because it is that good. Great wine list. Can get quite crowded, even on a weeknight.

Thank suravishome
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I am a foodie, cook, wine collector and difficult to please. That being said, Union is pretty darn good. Flavor, creativity and presentation are all worth the evening. Not my choice for wine however. Beer and wine only. We had the wild mushroom with truffle...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A small space but it has a great spirit. The food is not old school Italian but rather a twist on the standards. Their meatball appetizer is superb, a classy comfort food dish. The pasta we had was Cacio e Pepe, and it was a...More

Thank _amdestrini
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I used Open Table and was fortunate to get in (dining alone) at 5:30. Totally booked other than that. Once I found the place (well hidden) I was welcomed in. I liked the small, interesting space, and the commitment to locally sourced foods. I was...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Out on the town for the night. Make reservations, this is a cozy local spot that caters to those who like food, not entertainment. Meals can be served farm table style where everyone shares or individual. Either way you will love it!!

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We met friends for an 8pm dinner on a Friday night at Union Restaurant. I heard a lot of great things about the food and the chef, so I was looking forward to the evening. The staff were great. The restaurant was crowded and very...More

1  Thank Leland S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was everything I was told, and more. From the sommelier to our server, great information and fabulous execution of food and wine. We ordered the right amount and enjoyed sharing the plates. Our desserts were terrific, especially the chocolate gelato and blood orange sorbet

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great, special and different food in a very crowded atmosphere. Make sure to make reservations. A bit pricey, but great to share.

Thank bbarnett12williams
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The service was superb. We enjoyed two of the three dishes we ordered. My husband did not care for the Porchetta. Servings are small but adequate with the expectation you may share a starter before the meal.

Thank minnms
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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

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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