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Cafe Italia

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74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
+1 760-773-3080
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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San Francisco, California
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174 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had dinner here. Good food and good music. The music, or shall I say live singing, was provided by its waiting staff. Quite impressive. We had a great time.

Thank 908Laura
Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An Italian restaurant in a small premises, with wait staff who sing classic opera, stage and movie songs. The menu is an extensive range of Italian food, good but not outstanding. Service is fast and efficient and prices are modest. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Wilfredo48
Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the few who claim the food does not measure up, I wager that they do not understand Northern Italian cuisine and were expecting pizza, lasagna and spaghetti. Saying, "my family is Italian" and then judging this food is akin to a resident of Portland, Maine claiming that a barbeque made in France is not "real" barbeque. Various regions of... More 

Thank John K
Pleasanton, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Italian food and the singing waiter Nice atmosphere Would go back again Nice menu Friendly staff Hidden at the end of the shopping center-a nice surprise-good food

Thank Ellen B
Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and are always entertained and well fed when we leave. The wait staff are all courteous and helpful, and when they burst out in song, whether it is a show tune or opera ... Wow! ... pure entertainment.

Thank Barbara W
Mississauga, Canada
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The cuisine is good Italin food that one would expect in a local family restaurant. Our lasagna and seafood risotto were very ample in portion size. The risotto had a generous amount of seafood. The lasagna was home style. What sets the restaurant apart is the singing wait staff. The night we were there we were serenaded by a young... More 

Thank Oldfred17
Portland Oregon
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night with some friends from Canada we met at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort. We had the early bird special, 3 courses for $20. My wife and I had clams in the shell with a white sauce - OK but wouldn't order again. The best part of the evening was that the waiters sang opera. Overall we... More 

Thank Sodman
Palm Springs, California
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This delightful restaurant is located in a corner of a small mall in Indian Wells at Cook St. and Hwy 111 – but it is definitely worth the time to find. Most of the diners are surprised that soon after they have been seated, all of a sudden one of the waiters comes out and sings a professional version of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to Cafe Italia after reading reviews that the food was ok, but the singing waiters were worth coming for. Well, it wasn't what we expected for either. The food was decent, basic Italian food, served nice and hot. The waitress didn't bring any bread, so we ordered some. Then some other people arrived and she... More 

Thank Chris F
St. Catharines, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We visited Café Italia after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. Glad we went. Food was good and the singing wait staff was awesome!

Thank winecritic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indian Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-3080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?