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Dinner under the stars at Cafe Santorini

We dined as a guest of the venue

When planning a family getaway to Pasadena, there are so many choices when it came to deciding where to go for dinner. I had heard a lot about Cafe Santorini, so I made reservations to have dinner on their rooftop patio on our first night in Pasadena.

The restaurant was a short walk from The Courtyard by Marriott where we were staying for the weekend. We entered the restaurant through a small door on the side of the building and walked up the long and narrow staircase to check in with the hostess.

My favorite feature of the restaurant is the outdoor dining ambiance. There are a couple of inside tables, but everyone who dines at Cafe Santorini wants to eat outside where there is a beautiful view of old town Pasadena under twinkling lights.

We got a table right on the edge of the patio giving us a beautiful view of the city. I sipped on a chilled glass of wine while enjoying the view and talking with my children about their favorite parts of the day.

Our meal began with a basket of delicious bread. It was a hit with my kids, and they kept asking the server for more servings of the freshly baked bread.

The menu at Cafe Santorini features Mediterranean food The server recommended their pizza for the kids, and his recommendation was spot on. The pizzas were huge, and I didn’t expect my kids to eat it all because of the amount of bread they had eaten, but they savored every last bite.

I treated myself by ordering the special for the night, steak and lobster. My meal arrived beautifully presented with fresh edible flowers on top of the lobster. The steak was cooked to perfection and was juicy and flavorful. Just when I thought that my meal couldn’t get any better, I took my first bite of the lobster. The lobster had a rich and cream sauce on top that brought out the flavors of the seafood.

Dinner at Cafe Santorini was one of our favorite meals during our weekend getaway. After dinner, we took our time walking around Pasadena before returning to our hotel for the evening. When planning your upcoming trip to Pasadena, make reservations to have unforgettable dinner at Cafe Santorini. Cafe Santorini is located at 64 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103.

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