Italian in Old Town Pasadena
I'm looking for a great Italian restaurant in Old Town Pasadena that is within walking distance of the
IPic theaters (former Gold Class Cinemas). I know of Il Fornaio, and if that's all I can get, I'll go, but I was hoping for something a bit more interesting. We're willing to walk a few blocks, so it doesn't have to be right in the vicinity, but not too far. Something a little bit upscale, if possible, with a good wine list or bar. It's for a birthday celebration. Not a mom and pop pizza/pasta type. I've heard of Gale's, too, but I don't think that's within walking distance.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Il Fornaio, like you've mentioned, is your best bet.
Unless you feel like walking all the way down to Lake to go to Celestino, stick with Il Fornaio.
Nothing else viable in the Old Town area. Mi Piace and Louies's are like Olive Garden with a different name. Bucca di Beppo doesn't fit your criteria and Tre Venezie even when it was open was basically a waste of real estate space.