Restaurants & Bars

Pasadena's Food Scene

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Restaurants & Dining in Pasadena

Trying new cuisines is one of the most thrilling experiences for taste buds and cultural immersion. Pasadena is home to over 650 restaurants, where upscale restaurants, ritzy steakhouses, charming cafés, modern eateries, mom-and-pops, food halls, pop-ups, breweries, sports bars, cocktail bars, and food trucks culminate to unearth global cultures through a celebration of food.

The late Pasadena resident and celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning food chronicler Jonathan Gold was a champion of Southern California’s diverse culinary landscape. His legacy carries on as Pasadena’s food scene sees a culinary renaissance with an exciting blend of longtime locals, immigrant families, and world-class chefs in the kitchens. With rideshares and parking abound, come and enjoy the flavors.

Explore Pasadena’s new restaurants and food trends, eat your way through the award-winning restaurants, find innovative vegan restaurants, cheer on your favorite team at lively sports bars, dive into our guide to Asian food, indulge in the sweet satisfaction of must-visit bakeries, and get into the celebratory spirit with our cocktail guide.

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Little Flower chocolate cake dessert
American

Little Flower Pasadena

Little Flower Pasadena is a charming cafe and candy kitchen on the western edge of Pasadena. Since 2007, Little Flower Pasadena has prepared fresh delicious...

American

Lovebirds Café & Bakery

Established in 1984, Lovebirds Cafe & Bakery features fresh salads & sandwiches made with homemade breads, delicious cookies, danishes, pastries, muffins,...

lucky baldwins pub
Outdoor Dining

Lucky Baldwins Pub

British Pub & Cafe. Lucky Baldwins British Pub & Cafe is located in one of the oldest buildings in town, in Old Pasadena. Their full kitchen serves breakfast,...

Luggage Room Pizzeria
Outdoor Dining

Luggage Room

Pizzeria in Old Pasadena. Luggage Room is a pizzeria in Old Pasadena located at Del Mar Station, featuring indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant is...

Lunasia Dim Sum
Walking Distance to Convention Center

Lunasia Dim Sum House

Chinese Restaurant. Lunasia Dim Sum House is located on Colorado Blvd., near Pasadena City Hall. Their signature is steamed pork dim sum (dumplings), however...

Madeline Garden
Brunch/Breakfast

Madeline Garden

Madeline Garden Dining Experience. Madeline Garden is a unique, whimsical special dining experience that is sure to create found memories lasting a lifetime....

Outdoor Dining

Maestro Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant and Mezcaleria. Maestro is an upscale Mexican restaurant and Mezcaleria located in historic Old Pasadena. Maestro specializes in...

Magnolia House
American

Magnolia House

Built over 100 years ago, Magnolia House is a hideaway for those in the know – offering unique craft cocktails and a small plate menu from around the world....

Outdoor Dining

Main Chick

Main Chick Hot Chicken is a passion-inspired food concept serving the most unique Nashville style fried chicken to date. Their team has culminated the best...

Malbec
Outdoor Dining

Malbec

Argentina is known for its world famous cuisine, and Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings the best authentic cuisine prepared on a genuine Argentinean grill.From...