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37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
+1 626-795-5841
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“porchetta” (17 reviews)
“wild mushrooms” (19 reviews)
“olive oil cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant may be small in size, but it’s larger than life in quality and tastiness of their food. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back when in Pasadena.

Thank VanDo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place, doesn’t have a large sign so we almost passed by. We are amazed at how absolutely delicious our meal was. We had the tomato and burrata salad with pine nuts, incredible then the bucatini cacio e Pepe made with fresh...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff and the food was great. Wild mushrooms and polenta, fresh peaches and fresh buratta cheese, olive oil cake with creme anglais and fresh berries. Could go back tomorrow. The only issue is the small fairly noisy room...hope they can expand... their cooking...More

Thank Anette66
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Skipped lunch for this one Three winners. Octopus is always tricky ordering - but when it’s good. Try it Grilled over a black base of “burnt eggplant”, sweet pepper purée, citrusy stuff in between. The dark Pasta Squid Ink Lumache stands out over reg pasta,...More

Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We ate here before the Ed Sheeran concert at the Rose Bowl. Located downtown, it is an easy Uber ride (if the traffic cooperates) or a good 1.5 mile walk for those who enjoy walking. We were given a lovely table in the corner. The...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We love Union. The food is so fresh and as the seasons change so does the menu. We have eaten here four times and each time the experience is different and delightful. The mushroom appetizer is to die for. The source all of their food...More

Thank chrisjohnson22
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Not a ton to say here. We had a nice dinner. Service was very friendly and knowledgeable. Ambiance was nice. Food was prepared well and presented attractively. It tasted fine, but not really memorable in any way. I guess at $150 for 2 people, including...More

Thank KrisK_8
Reviewed 17 August 2018

And it was just as wonderful, although even more expensive than before. They are doing their Summer menu now, but fortunately they had the pork meatballs as a hold over from Winter....they are just delicious! We started with a yummy crostini with burrata cheese, roasted...More

Thank ytc50
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

I took my wife to Union for her birthday, and we were looking for a great dinner without any rush. That’s exactly what we got and more! We were promptly seated at our reservation time on a Friday night and the atmosphere and our server...More

Thank Ziemoose
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This low key restaurant is tough to get into without reservations, and that’s because the food is so expertly prepared and the dining experience takes you on a culinary adventure that is memorable, tasty and unique. The star of the show was the rib eye...More

Thank Pocholoboy
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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
Local cuisine, 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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