This Mother’s Day celebrate Sicilian style and let Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago prepare a very merry Mother’s Day late Lunch or early Dinner on one of Celestino Ristorante’s gorgeous outdoor patios, in the dining room, or place an order for takeout or delivery and enjoy Mama all to yourself at home!

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Chef Drago will be featuring Mother’s Day Specials such as his Cannellini Bean Soup, Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, Rigatoni with Eggplant in a Tomato Sauce with Dry Ricotta, Homemade Lobster Ravioli with Saffron Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Braised Short Ribs served over Soft Polenta and Red Wine Sauce, along with 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 the perfect finish for Mom!

Celestino Ristorante will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th, 2021 for Indoor Dining, Outdoor Patio Dining, Takeout, and Delivery from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.4006;

This Mother’s Day come celebrate Mom over modern Italian cuisine at Pasadena favorite, Mi Piace! Start the celebration with a Mimosa, Bellini, or Mi Piace Classic Bloody Mary made with Absolut Vodka and house-made spicy Bloody Mary mix, garnished with a crisp celery stalk and celery salted rim, or let Mom be The Influencer she always is by sipping this celebratory cocktail made with Joven Ilegal Mezcal, Dobel Blanco Tequila Sfumato, Amaro, grilled pineapple, habanero tincture, and pineapple habanero tincture. Executive Chef Gil Saulnier makes this Mother’s Day extra merry with his Mi Piace Mother’s Day specials offered all throughout the day. For Mother’s that love to Brunch, Chef Gil rolls out the Route 66 Omelet including roasted corn, sautéed natural turkey breast, pico de gallo, and pepper jack cheese, Chocolate French Toast made with fresh baked marbled chocolate bread layered with a sautéed strawberry pistachio brown sugar sauce, and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes prepared in-house with lemon zest ricotta and fresh blueberry compote from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

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For Mom’s that prefer a late Lunch or early Mother’s Day Dinner, Chef Gil does not disappoint with appetizer specials such as his Oyster Platter, New Zealand Snapper Crudo, Lobster Sliders, and Charcuterie. Entrées include Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Seafood Spaghetti with a Caribbean lobster tail, New Zealand green lip mussels, Braised Monk Fish Provencal, or the Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon. So, pop the Champagne and celebrate Mom at Mi Piace this Mother’s Day!

Mi Piace will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th, 2021 for Brunch and Lunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and for Dinner from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131;

Spoil Mom by bringing her to The Raymond 1886 this Mother’s Day! Executive Chef Jonathan Quintana prepares a delectable brunch. The Raymond 1886 will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th, 2021 for Brunch from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, and for Dinner from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136;

For another exceptional brunch option, head to Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange for Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Long Beach Exchange at 562.420.5637 – 4104 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; or visit