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Nov 13, 2008 09:16 AM

Pasadena restaurant for holiday business lunch

Hello chowhounders,
I've been given the task to find a restaurant for our holiday lunch. Here are my requirements:

1. in the Pasadena area
2. must have vegetarian options
3. have a private room option or at least a quiet area we could sit in, we don't want to be in the middle of a noisy restaurant
4. for a group of 11
5. around $30/person including tax and tip

Any suggestions???

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  1. How about Smitty's Grill? They've got private rooms and I believe the me should be able to accomodate vegetarians.

    1. A couple years ago my company's holiday lunch was at Il Fornaio, and it was surprisingly good. There definitely were vegetarian options, and IIRC they have several rooms.

      Il Fornaio
      24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

      1. I've been to a holiday lunch at Bistro 45. They have a nice private room and I'm pretty sure they would offer a vegetarian menu option.

        1. Celestino (Italian) on South Lake Avenue has a nice private room and good food. $30pp including tax/tip would be tight unless you stick to pasta but I'd give them a call. Lots of vegetarian options.