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Lista’s Grill

Lista’s Grill has been treating guests of our family-operated restaurant to delicious, high-quality American food in a casual, cozy, cheerful atmosphere since 1974. Our Modern American menu features a great mix of American, local, and Southwest favorites that our customers have told us they enjoy most, along with weekly specials spanning the globe to keep our selection exciting and new. Locals have voted us one of Pasadena’s Best Restaurants, so give us a try… Dine in or carry out tonight!

The decor at Lista’s (pronounced “LEE-stahs”—short for our owner-chef’s last name, “Evangelista”) features an explosion of color and Southwestern art, providing a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! Our diverse menu features premium house-cut steaks, ribs, seafood, crab cakes, gourmet salads, and burgers. Our executive chef, Ruben Evangelista, is a Colorado native, so we also serve authentic American Southwest favorites like burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas. We still import our fresh green and red chiles directly from New Mexico.

Lista’s food is available for dining in or take-out. View our full menu or watch our facebook page for weekly specials.

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We Cook Outside the Box! A collision of tastes is no accident here! Our Modern American menu features an eclectic mix of American and authentic Southwest comfort food that our customers have told us they enjoy most. Along with tried and true family recipes, we create weekly specials spanning the globe to keep your choices exciting and new. We love food, lots of different food, just like you!

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At Lista’s, you’ll enjoy a casual and fun dining experience with something for every taste and budget. Our experienced, mature wait staff and owners will ensure that you enjoy a memorable dining experience with the best food and service at every visit.

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