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Dinner tonight in Pasadena---about $20/person

SecretAsianMan Feb 19, 2007 12:27 PM

Gang,

Any thoughts?

Italian? Salads?

Green Street is always there, but looking for something a little different.

Thanks!

J

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    Ernie Feb 20, 2007 09:59 AM

    All India Cafe in Pasadena has good Indian food at reasonable prices.

    http://www.allindiacafe.com/

    1. monkuboy Feb 20, 2007 09:33 AM

      I like your monikrer! I would have liked to hear Johnnie Rivers sing that in the song instead of the real title... as for recommendations: how about Central Park? Good food, nice atmosphere and not the parking headaches of old town.

      1. anniegg Feb 19, 2007 03:20 PM

        Tarraintinos is good and inexpensive, on Green near Hudson.

        1. MeAFoodieYep Feb 19, 2007 02:06 PM

          Tibet Nepal House in Pasadena is a great place for a dining experience. I just hope the people that you are with are in for a spiritual dining experience. There's a big buddha in the back of the restaurant. You will find the decor of Tibetian prayer scrolls hanging from the ceiling and photos of the Dalai Lama hanging on the walls. The food is Tibetian/Nepalse, which is like Indian food, but it's a bit more earthy. I like the chicken dish when I was there. It's like Tandoori chicken but not as pungent. The rice pudding is quite good and not too sweet. They have a great buffet, but I'm not sure if it will be available for dinner.

          http://www.tibetnepalhouse.com/

          1. Clare K Feb 19, 2007 01:32 PM

            I would also recommend Cafe Atlantic, which is located behind Xiomara, You can either share a bunch of small plates or order an entree. It's not stunningly great but it's good Cuban food for a reasonable price.

            I also think Cafe Bizou is a good deal - pretty basic meat/fish/chicken dishes, and I believe they have a $2 corkage fee. Also under $20 per person.

            For Italian, I'd go to Briganti. You can get fantastic pasta dish for well under $20.

            It just occured to me that, because it's Monday, these places may be closed. Might want to double-check before going...

            Clare K
            http://rainydaysandsundays-c.blogspot...

            1. Local Feb 19, 2007 01:20 PM

              Perhaps Thaitalian in Old Pasadena (49 Colorado Blvd.) www.thaitalian.com. ?

              Nothing special on the decor, but we had good soup (coconut shrimp) and green curry pasta. Viewed lettuce cup appetizers that other diners were having which looked like something to try next time. Quiet on a Weds. night...meets your $20 window, tho' glass of wine might put you over.

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                mc michael Feb 19, 2007 12:32 PM

                Of course, I instantly thought of Green Street. For Italian, I'd try Manny's on Fair Oaks. Pretty good white pies and others.

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                  AquaW Feb 19, 2007 12:31 PM

                  You can check out Xiomara's/Cafe Atlantic - it's a Euro-Cuban fusion place (the latter restaurant is more casual and likely to fit your budget). The mojitos made with fresh-squeezed cane juice is a must-try, though! And the food I had there before were pretty yummy.

                  www.xiomarasrestaurant.com - Cafe Atlantic's site is on there too

                  ~H.C.
                  http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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