Happy Passover and Easter from LAArtParty.com – This holiday season celebrate Sicilian style and let Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago prepares a festive dinner on one of Celestino Ristorante’s gorgeous Outdoor Patios, in the dining room. or place an order for takeout or delivery and enjoy the Easter egg hunt at home!

Celestino Pasta Spread; photo by acuna-hansen

As Chef Drago celebrates this symbolic day, he will be featuring his full Classic Menu showcasing signature items like the Ravioli filled with Duck, Mushrooms, & Porcino Blueberry Sauce, Tortellini Stuffed with Pumpkin Cream, Butter & Sage, Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese, Ossobuco, Bistecca, and his Homemade Authentic Family-Style Lasagna Menu that can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. For something sweet, savor and share a Tiramisu, Panna Cotta (Vanilla Custard with Strawberries), or for something even more decadent, indulge in the Torta Al Ciocolato (Flourless Chocolate Cake) for a perfect hippity hoppity finish.

Find out more about Celestino Ristorante on its website – it offers indoor dining, and outdoor patio dining; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, 91105; 626 795-4006; http://celestinopasadena.com/

Or hop over to Mi Piace where Modern Italian cuisine is simply magnificent. Read my review on our sister site EatTravelGo.com CLICK HERE for direct link

Start your holiday celebration off with a Mi Piace Classic, or house-made spicy Bloody Mary. Other original drinks include The Influencer (Joven Ilegal Mezcal, Dobel Blanco Tequila Sfumato, Amaro), or a virgin“50/50,” (smoothie). Enjoy a California or Primavera Omelet or a Mi Piace’s variation on a classic Eggs Benedict by indulging in the Uova Benedettina.

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Mi Piace Brunch Specialties; photo by acuna-hansen

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with house-made lemon zest ricotta pancakes, or the Waffles Bambino comprised of four baby waffles with sautéed bananas, walnuts, and brown sugar. It is hard to say no to Easter Brunch, but if you are a busy bunny during the day, Mi Piace will also open for Dinner. So, pop the champagne and hippity hop on over to Mi Piace this Easter Sunday!

Call the restaurant to reserve your spot; Mi Piace, 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131; https://www.mipiace.com

The Raymond 1886 offers a tasty brunch with Assorted House Pastries featuring danishes, scones, cinnamon rolls and muffins, while keeping the Easter Brunch theme hopping with Executive Chef Jonathan Quintana’s special Croque Madame. 

Additional favorites include Blueberry & Pistachio Pancakes, Eggs Your Way, Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Burrito, Chilaquiles, Breakfast Sandwich, Mediterranean Frittata Veggie Hash, Avocado Toast, Smoked Salmon Toast, and much more. 

Dinner is also available with indoor and Outdoor Dining. Stay for dessert…Pasty Chef Raymond Morales’s Chocolate Peanut (a milk chocolate torte), or the Easter Parfait making this one very happy Holiday!

The Raymond 1886 is located at 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91105; Call soon to make a reservation. 626.441.3136; https://www.theraymond.com