If you’re looking for Italian food in the Pasadena area, I highly suggest Lucianos. The restaurant is a small cafe style establishment that offers an extensive menu and authentic Italian food. Luciano’s has a casual and intimate ambiance, and they are great with to go orders. It’s a nice low key place to grab lunch or dinner. The staff is friendly and the food is always cooked on the spot. I ordered the chicken parmesan and it was delicious. The chef was a little heavy handed with the cheese, but it works with the dish.