The 17 Essential Pasadena Restaurants

 Modern Mexican fare at Maestro

An Italian deli for the ages and a Japanese-influenced steakhouse in the City of Roses

Pasadena is better known for its idyllic suburban neighborhoods and annual Rose Parade than for its culinary offerings, but scratch beneath the chain restaurants to find plenty of gustatory breadth and depth. From classic dives that hit all the nostalgic notes to newcomers with a distinct point of view, Pasadena’s got it all. Here now are the 17 essential Pasadena restaurants.

Removed: Gus’s BBQ, Amara Cafe, Boiling Point, President Thai, The Arbour, The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse

Added: Maestro, Alexander’s Steakhouse, Roma Italian Deli, Little Flower, Delicatessen By Osawa, Ramen Tatsunoya, Sushi Kimagure Ike

Source: LA Eater