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74970 Country Club Dr, Country Club and Cook, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1976
+1 760-776-7500
11:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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144 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while dining at the most fashionable italian restaurant in the valley(Spiga) we asked the waiter what HE thought was the best italian....he replied Bella Vita, saying his brother worked there. We later went for lunch on their patio,and were very well pleased with the pastas and starters we ordered,as well as their house wine. We would happily go again. maybe... More 

Thank unclepaull
Wasilla, Alaska
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little hole in the wall restaurant, favored by the locals. You will need reservations. The place was packed. The service was good. The food was incredible. I had the Chicken Picatta with pasta on the side with the same Picatta sauce. Had a Canoli for desert it was very good but not the best I had ever... More 

Thank Ellen F
Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor service. Not enough wait staff. Food (chicken parmesan) was subpar at best. Will not be back.

Thank Stanman5025
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143 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently enjoyed a very good Italian dinner at Belle Vita. We were fortunate to call in advance and make a reservation as it was very busy on a Friday night. The wait staff were very good and quite helpful in suggesting various items. My husband enjoyed the Pasta special special with clams and linguine in a... More 

Thank muffinAvon
Hackensack, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never been here before but felt like old times.Great food,service and presentation.Certainly a delight to receive a great meal with great service.Bravo

Thank 123dubdutch
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We found this spot in the mall by Cork Tree and enjoyed the evening. We were fortunate in receiving the booth for the 5 of us mainly because we have a couple of people hard of hearing. Our service was just right even tho' the restaurant was very busy. They do have an outside patio siding onto the parking lot... More 

Thank seven7up
West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife and I were visiting the Palm Springs area in February on a golf vacation. One of the people we played golf with suggested we visit Bella Vita. It was a good choice. My wife is Swedish so she basically orders the spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs were excellent and one of the best she, or I, have ever... More 

Thank WestChesterITguy
Morristown, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was treated to lunch here last week and liked it so much that I brought friends there a few days later. The service was attentive, but not afficious; the view of the mountains was a wonderful backdrop; and the food was excellent Italian--and I like my own best!

Thank BJR364
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We asked to speak to the manager. The owner came by. We explained that we were gluten free and ask if they could accommodate any of the sauces as gluten free. He said no, and even after I suggested that we could call to provide notice of our gluten free requirement he still said that he could not accommodate us.... More 

Thank JPM1947
Rock Hall MD
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Bella Vita is a full service Italian restaurant across the street from the Marriott property we've stayed at for years. Somehow until now, we've missed this little gem. Food and service were very good. The place has a homey feel and nothing disappoints. Loved my chicken and artichoke dish! Sensibly priced wine list, too.

Thank HCInnkeepers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74970 Country Club Dr, Country Club and Cook, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1976
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-776-7500

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