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hello1234 Sep 5, 2008 08:26 PM

It's my dad's birthday this Sunday and I have no idea where to go for dinner! Location: around either Pasadena or Glendale would be ideal but no further than West Hollywood. Price: maybe 30-40 per person. Food: Italian/French would be good, but anything is fine.
Any good recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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    gordita RE: hello1234 Sep 6, 2008 12:16 PM

    , Bistro la Gare in So Pas., Shiro (Asian French) So.Pas, Cafe Beaujolais in E.R, great Italian place in Pasadena west of Delacey Green St. (and I'm forgetting the name), small very intimate. Madelienes will get you out of Old town and the parking is managable. Elegant space, good food and extremely suitable for special occasion. We have been there for several events for larger parties and they did very well.

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      theMeek RE: hello1234 Sep 6, 2008 03:51 PM

      I always enjoy Il Fornaio (there's a location in Old Town Pasadena - it's Italian), and it can work well for small and large groups.

      1. Emme RE: hello1234 Sep 6, 2008 07:21 PM

        Palate in Glendale is worth considering...
        http://www.palatefoodwine.com/

        1. lotta_cox RE: hello1234 Sep 7, 2008 10:57 AM

          I would second Palate Food + Wine in Glendale, Colori Kitchen downtown or 750 ML is Pasadena.

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