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37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
+1 626-795-5841
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“porchetta” (16 reviews)
“wild mushrooms” (17 reviews)
“olive oil cake” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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
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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
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  • Value
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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