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dinner in Pasadena

staceybl | | Oct 22, 2008 07:43 PM

My parents are coming to town this weekend, and they have offered to take me, my husband, and two of my friends out for dinner on Saturday. I'm having trouble thinking of a good place because we have a few restrictions.

Since they offered to take us all out, I don't want to go anyplace too expensive, but we definitely want a sit down restaurant. I'm thinking a place with entrees under $20. My mom can't eat gluten or dairy, so while she can find things on most menus, Italian, French, and Chinese food are difficult. And, to top it all off, my parents are both hard of hearing (particularly my mother, who wears hearing aids), so I need a place that's on the quiet side, or at least not too loud. I'm trying to think of a place along the lines of La Grande Orange, which fits all of the criteria except for the noise (I've only eaten inside there - is it any quieter at the outside tables?). Does anyone have any suggestions in the Pasadena area? I know I've got a lot of restrictions, but hopefully you guys can help me find the perfect spot!

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