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Maria's Italian Kitchen

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3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
+1 626-351-2080
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Portions are big and we usually order only 2 or 3 things for 4 or 5 people in the group. Some of their salads have been dropped off the menu but there is still a lo to choose from. Had to wait a long time for a table on a Saturday night and the place was noisy and crowded with... More 

Thank martha6262014
Pasadena, CA
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is average. The food is decent and they have a heated patio to expand seating options during busy periods. It's in a strip mall next to other restaurants.

Thank debPasadena_CA
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The decor reminds me of an east coast family restaurant. Very friendly and helpful wait staff. The food is consistently excellent. Loved the vegetarian lasagna and a great caesar salad. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Susan A
Palmdale, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had a great lunch this week at Maria's. Staff was warm and welcoming and we were promptly seated. Our server came promptly for our drink order and brought warm flatbread. I went for the Milan cocktail, which was very good. We started with the calimari. It could have been a bit more crispy and better drained but it was tender... More 

Thank Rossinirules
Pasadena, California
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Wonderful selection of pizza and other Italian dishes with daily specials. All dishes are delicious. My wife and I shared a Caesar salad. She had baked mostaccioli and I had one of the specials with fettuccini, wilted arugula and sun dried tomatoes. Yum! Wine prices are good. I usually order the Super Tuscan which is very well priced for the... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Los Angeles
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174 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Came here the other night and for the most part enjoyed our meals. It was busy and noisy. My wife had the ravoli which was really good. I had the eggplant parmesan which was very tasty but, it was cold in the middle. They even told me it would take a little extra time to cook but, could have used... More 

Thank peterlc63
Tustin, California
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This is a wonderful, family-friendly restaurant with delicious food. Our server was friendly and helpful and her suggestions were great. They had the best iced tea I have ever tasted (Shangri La). We are adding this restaurant to our list of regulars.

Thank Dyanne2014
Pasadena, California
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is comfort food at a reasonable price...albeit if you get any wine or other drinks, it will add a lot to your bill. But, if that is no problem, then enjoy because they have a good bartender and many good mixed drinks and wines by the glass or bottle. On Tuesday night, they charge half off any bottle of... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
LaPlace, Louisiana
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246 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We always try to eat at locally owned restaurants. Some are memorable and some are just okay. This one was okay because of the great service. My husband's carbonara was greasy and lacked seasoning. My eggplant parm was the worst I've ever had. I've never had eggplant so tough I had to saw at it with a knife. The sauce... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Whenever I come here, I'm full by the time my food arrives...WHY?...because they bring you this freshly baked bread with butter...still hot...and it's sooo good! I like their pizzas and pasta dishes, very nicely prepared. I also like that the front of the place is open, you're sitting outside, yet inside. The various pizzas I've tried have all been very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3537 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-351-2080

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?