About

Anne and Bill Disselhorst have talked about opening a restaurant for years. They have both been in the business for years, but it wasn’t until they experienced Italy from the eyes of a local did they really believe that it would become reality.

They traveled to Italy in 2003 and ended up falling in love with it. The love was so great that they bought a small bombed out apartment and started an adventure that goes on to this day.

They were most impressed with the way their new friends live. The daily pace is slow the food is fresh and locally grown. Restaurants bars and cafes are places where people meet to talk and connect. People sit and relax.

At Fiore, Bill and Anne create an atmosphere of community where friends, neighbors, strangers and family come to relax, talk and connect with each other. Stop by today.

Fiore Market Cafe

1000 Fremont Avenue

South Pasadena, Ca 91030

626-441-2280

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30 responses to “About

  • Liz

    I so enjoyed my recent visit that I was move to sing your
    praises on my blog.
    http://www.lizblogsla.com/?p=192
    Ciao!

  • Courtney White

    Fiore is where wonderful people come to connect
    and eat the best gourmet food on the planet.
    Thank you for creating this magical cafe!
    Hugs!
    Court

  • John Chang

    Thanks again for the wonderful meal at your restaurant. you guys are wonderful, your restaurant is wonderful, and your food is also wonderful. my son and I had a blast and I walked away a happy man. I just had to leave a review on yelp.com.

  • Carmen

    I love Fiore in South Pasadena. I too traveled to Italy with my husband a couple of months ago, and we fell in love with it too. We did a lot of walking and enjoyed many restaurant bars and cafes when we were there. Once we got back to So. Pasadena, I was already missing the experience of the bars, but to my surprise when I found Fiore Market Cafe, met Anne and Bill, I felt like I was back to Italy. I have my favorite little table to sit at, while enjoying the delicious food and warm atmosphere. Thank you Anne and Bill for Fiore.

  • chechi

    I went to visit Fiore Market Cafe for the very first time today. I ordered the Short Rib Sandwich. This has to be one of the best sandwiches I have tasted in a long time. The bread was so fresh and the combination of the short ribs and asian cold slaw was a delight to my taste buds. The small salad that came with the meal was a perfect touch for my gourmet lunch. Seriously, you have to try this sandwich, it rocks!

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  • culturalcocktailhour

    My fiance and I ate a scrumptious meal at your restaurant this evening! We loved the vegetarian chopped salad, the lentil salad, the delicious soup, and the refreshing Rooibos Tea. (My fiance also enjoyed your wonderful cupcake and lemon bars) I have lived in Italy twice and your cafe embodies the oasis of tranquility found in European cafes. I will be back very soon! This is a gem in the Pasadena area.

  • Jinny

    I simply love the cafe that I just had to rave about it on my blog! I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for making dining such a wonderful experience! 🙂
    http://thehappyglut.blogspot.com/2012/01/fiore-market-cafe.html

  • Maureen

    Wondering if you cater?

  • David

    Just tried your place. Very nice. I can tell you use quality ingredients. And I appreciate the friendly service. Will definitely go back.

  • bill

    Where are your hours listed?

  • gilliangough

    When will the next pizza class be scheduled? Can’t wait!

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  • Jim Goltz

    My wife and I live in South Pasadena and, over the years have seen a number of restuarants and cafes occupy the small space adjacent to the Fremont Theater. But it was not until recently, during a city-wide music event that we dropped in for a quick dinner. We both had salads which were so good that we had to return and will continue to frequent this wonderful little place. There are sandwiches and soups and other delights as well. I may have to sign up for a bread making class.

  • Jo

    When will you serve your Pork belly and fig jam sandwich. I bought it for a friend and he still talks about it.

  • Marcella Missirian

    Do you have a newsletter? I’d love to sign up so I don’t miss your classes!

  • Carl

    Amazing food and atmosphere, thank you! Are small dogs allowed on the patio?

  • poderesanmartino

    Congratulations – wonderful site and still better recipes! Buone Feste – your Italian Cousin – A

  • mike toyoshima

    Good morning.
    Yesterday (Saturday) my daughter, Heather, and future son-in-law, Tedman, brought us to one of Tedman’s favorite restaurants, Fiore. There was a long line and the outside eating area was crowded. The fellow at the front of the long line, behind the counter, was smiling as he took many orders. When we got our chance to order, since we had seen no open eating spots, we asked ‘to go’, but the fellow said they would find us seating when our order was ready. True to his word, he himself got out from behind the counter, led us outside and moved tables and chairs to allow our group of four to sit together. We exchanged names – his is Bill, mine is Mike – and we sat gratefully to have a good meal, fresh and tasty. Heather and Tedman eat there so they told us about the unique features. During the meal, Bill came out several times to see how our meal was, or to adjust our order, and each time he mentioned my name.
    This morning, I was determined to find your email and give you some feedback regarding what I feel is good food and excellent service. Then I read your blogs quickly, all the way back to 2010, and see that some of the suggestions I was going to make (Why don’t you have a pizza class?), have been done several times over. I enjoy the photography and the comments, yes, but realize that, at heart, they reflect a desire to share – by teaching cooking techniques as well as sharing the beauty of people and fresh approaches to food – all in a generosity of spirit and through hard work.
    My son, Steven (who was not with us yesterday), and I teach basic sushi making…we enjoy that sense of community and excitement when everyone is learning to make something new, or perhaps learning new techniques for dishes their grandparents made.
    I am so grateful I learned about Fiore Market Cafe yesterday. Though I live ‘far’ away, in Whittier, I am hoping to visit again.
    I do customer service and find that often, folks are quick to point out failures or deficits, but I feel feedback should particularly be given when someone or their business is trying hard to do everything well. This is the reason I wrote this long ‘dissertation’ 😉
    Thank you, Bill and everyone at Fiore, for a great experience.
    mike

  • Virginia

    Hi Bill,

    The blue flower petal I showed you is from the borage plant which has culinary uses.

    All the best,
    Virginia

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