Luigi Ortega's

★★☆☆☆
  • 1655 E Colorado Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • 626-396-9669

About Luigi Ortega's

Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 9:45 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 9:45 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 9:45 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:45 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 10:45 PM Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:45 PM Sunday 10:30 AM - 9:45 PM

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My family and I have been loyal customers of Luigi Ortega's in Pasadena for years because we liked their food and the atmosphere. When we started ordering food for home delivery though, we noticed that the house salad portions were always significantly different. The delivered house salad was sometimes equal to, sometimes half of, and sometimes a quarter of the portion we were given when dining at the restaurant. When I called the owner/manager yesterday, to request that he have someone deliver more salad (since we paid for two full portions and only received two quarter portions...again), he said that he didn't need our business any longer and hung up on me, without even offering me a refund. I then went to the restaurant to get my money back, and instead of giving me a refund, he threatened to call the police on me. UNBELIEVABLE!!! My family and I will never eat at Luigi Ortega's again, and I will personally steer my friends away from this place. Oh, and by the way, the unprofessional loser I dealt with, who ripped me off and still owes me money, is pictured at http://pasadena.insidelocalcities.com/luigiortegas.php on the far left-hand side in the first photo (pictured with a man giving a thumbs-up and a man holding a sandwich).

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My family and I have been loyal customers of Luigi Ortega's in Pasadena for years because we liked their food and the atmosphere. When we started ordering food for home delivery though, we noticed that the house salad portions were always significantly different. The delivered house salad was sometimes equal to, sometimes half of, and sometimes a quarter of the portion we were given when dining at the restaurant. When I called the owner/manager yesterday, to request that he have someone deliver more salad (since we paid for two full portions and only received two quarter portions...again), he said that he didn't need our business any longer and hung up on me, without even offering me a refund. I then went to the restaurant to get my money back, and instead of giving me a refund, he threatened to call the police on me. UNBELIEVABLE!!! My family and I will never eat at Luigi Ortega's again, and I will personally steer my friends away from this place. Oh, and by the way, the unprofessional loser I dealt with, who ripped me off and still owes me money, is pictured at http://pasadena.insidelocalcities.com/luigiortegas.php on the far left-hand side in the first photo (pictured with a man giving a thumbs-up and a man holding a sandwich).

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This place is a great mixture of Mexican and Italian food. Their sandwiches are delicious and everything is pretty well priced. I like the atmosphere as well. Great place to eat.

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This place is a great mixture of Mexican and Italian food. Their sandwiches are delicious and everything is pretty well priced. I like the atmosphere as well. Great place to eat.

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What a shame. This little cafe lies just across the street from Pasadena City College and its a great location. The decor is a mish mash of NY and Philly, its really a comfy place with flat screens in every corner. However the menu is a scitzophrenic combination of Mexican and Italian items and its just worth the effort to try to figure out why.

This is cheap, cheap processed food and I have no doubt that its mostly frozen and canned. Its so sad that so much money and effort is being put up to serve food that can be had at the freezer section at any supermarket. The menu is huge, confusing and nothing goes together. They serve exotic meats like alligator but its chewy and flavorless just like their regular meat items. They advertise wood fired pizzas but its clear that its a trick (the oven is clearly visible from the counter), where's the wood? Just one taste will also confirm that something is wrong. The dough is wafer thin and looks like a kid made it for cooking in an Easy Bake Oven.

The food is institutional at best and is the very reason for the growing Slow food movement in the U.S. and the reason that Chefs like Gordon Ramsey who stress the importance of fresh food are so popular.

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What a shame. This little cafe lies just across the street from Pasadena City College and its a great location. The decor is a mish mash of NY and Philly, its really a comfy place with flat screens in every corner. However the menu is a scitzophrenic combination of Mexican and Italian items and its just worth the effort to try to figure out why.

This is cheap, cheap processed food and I have no doubt that its mostly frozen and canned. Its so sad that so much money and effort is being put up to serve food that can be had at the freezer section at any supermarket. The menu is huge, confusing and nothing goes together. They serve exotic meats like alligator but its chewy and flavorless just like their regular meat items. They advertise wood fired pizzas but its clear that its a trick (the oven is clearly visible from the counter), where's the wood? Just one taste will also confirm that something is wrong. The dough is wafer thin and looks like a kid made it for cooking in an Easy Bake Oven.

The food is institutional at best and is the very reason for the growing Slow food movement in the U.S. and the reason that Chefs like Gordon Ramsey who stress the importance of fresh food are so popular.

Pros: Atmosphere, flatscreens, beer

Cons: quality, service, food

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As its name suggests, this place produces both Italian and Mexican flavors in an endearing little storefront with walls decked out in murals of New York and Philadelphia. It's a fast food format, spruced up a bit, and the menu has plenty…

 

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