25 East Colorado Boulevard
Telephone: (626) 795-3131
Reservations are recommended for this award-winning “Italian Kitchen & Bakery” in dog-friendly Pasadena. My People met friends here for lunch today and, although one of them reported that she prefers the dinner menu to their brunch fare, everyone agreed that there’s not really a lot to complain about when the weather is in the mid-70s, the people-watching is excellent, and the wine and good conversation flowing. For my part, I found a shady spot under the table and partook of the bakery’s delicious breads before settling in for a nap. I was interrupted at one point by some commotion above me: “The Boy” had knocked a glass of water onto someone while attempting to imitate a toast. The speed with which the wait staff descended with towels and fresh linens spoke well of their attentiveness to customers overall. Trotting along Colorado Boulevard after our meal, I noted a number of other restaurants with sidewalk dining. If you’ve enjoyed a meal at any of them, please let me know!