Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Villa Sorriso

168 W. Colorado Blvd. (Pasadena Ave.) Send to Phone
626-793-8008
Enjoy the night air of Old Town Pasadena while savoring the Italian fare.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Thurs.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Villa Sorriso, Pasadena, CA

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Villa Sorriso Restaurant Review

: A popular, versatile Old Pasadena spot, Villa Sorriso is part trattoria, part lounge and part nightclub. Its private and public dining areas surround an open courtyard, where cabana-seated customers gather around the fire pit to enjoy dinner or cocktails with a DJ. Upstairs, the VIP lounge is, indeed, a place to relax, with its assortment of plasma-screen TV's and low-slung seating. The dining room menu is relatively predictable, but well executed. Starters include beef carpaccio, caprese salad and fried calamari, while pastas range from fettuccine Alfredo to lasagna bolognese. Pizzas pair well with the cocktails, and osso buco, steaks and chicken piccata round out a meal that might conclude with tiramisu. Some decent Italian wines are available, but this feels like a place for cocktailing, particularly as the night rolls on.
Discover LA's must-have dishes
6 Dishes in LA You Must Try Right Now

Check out these LA restaurants where just one dish is worth the trip. These mouth-watering menu items will keep you coming back for more.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.