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Pasadena’s Celestino Ristorante Creates the perfect romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day create the perfect romantic getaway and head to Celestino Ristorante in Pasadena!

As Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago celebrates the spirit of love, he will be offering a

Four-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu

($78.00 per person) that will take diners on an Italian journey, course-by-course.

Photo Credit: Sara Franco

Additionally, Chef Drago will also be offering his full Dinner Menu for lovers that prefer to dine à la carte. Guests that choose to indulge in

Chef Drago’s Four-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu

will begin with the Antipasto and choose between the Zuppa di Barbabietole Dolci alla Romeo, a red beet soup with goat cheese; the Anellini di Calamari Fritti e Vegetali al Bacio, fried calamari and vegetables with aioli pesto sauce, or the Insalata di Aragosta con Pure’ di Piselli e Melone, steamed lobster over sweet pea purée and melon.




Photo Credit: Sara Franco

The Pasta course is a must and paramours can relish between the Ravioli di San Valentino, heart-shaped raviolis stuffed with buffalo ricotta, burrata, and spinach in a goat cheese sauce; the Risotto al Sapore di mare con Fave e Pecorino, a risotto with mixed seafood, fava beans, and pecorino cheese, or the Farfalle con Degli Innamoarti con Radicchio, Speck, e Mascarpone, a corkscrew pasta served with radicchio, speck, and mascarpone cheese.

Photo Credit: Sara Franco

The Third Course includes a choice of Filetto di Branzino con Patate Peruviane alla Mode degli Amori di Primavera, a grilled filet of sea bass served on a bed of Peruvian mashed potatoes and leeks in a black truffle broth, or the Involtini di Pollo Ruspante al Pepe Rosa, chicken roulade stuffed with fontina cheese in a pink peppercorn and brandy sauce.

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Before all the sweethearts begin singing “That’s Amore,” they must share a taste of the Torta Sorpressa d’Amore, a surprise sweet Italian “love” cake. Sip and savor a special glass or bottle of Italian Wine from Celestino Ristorante’s award-wining Wine List to complement the magical meal where Italy appears closer than ever imagined! Viva L’amore!

Photo Credit: Sara Franco

Celestino Ristorante will be open on Valentine’s Day, Friday , February 14th, 2020 for Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and they will be offering a Four-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu for $78.00 per person for Dinner, along with their full Traditional Dinner Menu from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.795.4006;

Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to:
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