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Cucina Pasta

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73540 Highway 111 Ste 3, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4023
+1 760-346-9712
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 10:00
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Palm Desert, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Absolutely a hidden gem. We've dined here many times and are never disappointed. We prefer the al fresco tables as the interior is quite small but no matter where you are seated the service is excellent.

Thank PT_in_PD
La Q, California
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

This Italian restaurant is a real find. The location is in the same shopping area as Islands and The French Corner Cafe. We just ate here for the third time in 2 weeks and it is the best Italian food we have found in this whole valley at any price. As we entered a couple from Italy told us that... More 

1 Thank Jack T
Oxnard, California
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

This restaurant recently changed it's name and management; great food, service and decor. A fairly small seating area so reservations are suggested on weekends especially. We had sand dabs and spaghetti Bolognese con piselli, both excellent! The meat and fish plates portions are just right; the pasta servings are large! Definitely worth a try when you are in the desert... More 

Thank DavidNolanCook
Lincoln, California
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159 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

It had been at least five years since dining here. It has changed ownership and has a totally new decor. Two of our party had the patrole sole which they deemed excellent. As always with my first dine out at Italion restaurants I ordered the spaghetti and ravioli. The sauce was outstanding, ravioli's a little cheesy for me, but the... More 

1 Thank Boise1939
Granada Hills CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

We were visiting from LA and found this place on restaurant.com. The cioppino was a huge portion, easily enough for two, and chock full of salmon, king crab, scallops, etc. the bread was warm, crusty and was served and replenished without having to ask. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return when staying in Palm Desert.

1 Thank gottwoboys
Palm Desert, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

The place is charming. New owners and new chef have made this place a delight. They completely renovated the restaurant. We had Chicken Florentine & Lasagna Bolognese & they were delicious. Sauces are made fresh daily. We highly recommend it.

1 Thank Richard S
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

Food was OK, was not a fan of the "side pasta" that came with my chicken picata. Servers were kind and personable, the hostess was curt and rigid, which came off as rude. Overall, I would probably go to Olive Garden over this place.

Thank Kmariger
Rancho Mirage, California
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

We went with friends who had dined here many times and raved about the food. While the food was very good I found the service to be excellent. The restaurant was not overly busy as it was mid week so we had all kinds of attention from the staff. We all had their Caesar Salad which was prepared at our... More 

Thank jturner48
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We found this place by a stroke of good luck. We are first time visitors to the Palm Springs area and like to explore. We searched for Italian restaurants, liked the name of this one, pulled into a parking space in front, read your reviews and decided to take a chance. The first sign was a good one, Sinatra singing... More 

Thank Turtlemom8006
El Dorado, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2011

Eight of us dined on January 15, 2011. A variety of dishes were ordered and everyone thought they were very good. For dessert, we all split three orders of tiramisu and it was wonderful. After eating, we spent time visiting and were not rushed, but encouraged to stay as long as we wished.

Thank KRW_11

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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
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73540 Highway 111 Ste 3, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-9712

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?