Fodor's Expert Review Union

$$$ Pasadena Italian Fodor's Choice

There’s a Michelin-quality Italian restaurant hiding in plain sight in Pasadena. The small and homey space where Northern Italy meets California is typically filled to the brim as diners await heaven-sent local wild mushrooms with polenta or the squid-ink lumache (shell pasta) with Maine lobster. Make sure you come with a healthy appetite and a desire to drink—the wine list will not disappoint.

Italian Romantic Service Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Lively

Quick Facts

37 E. Union St.
Los Angeles, California  91103, USA


Known For:
  • Superb wine list
  • Excellent Italian food with a California twist
  • Buzzy yet intimate atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch

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