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LA Bella Cucina

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72355 Highway 111 Ste C, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2792
+1 760-836-3280
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Oswego, New York
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133 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very plain and unpolished appearance, but great food. I loved the chicken Gorgonzola and my wife raved about the chicken Marsala. The staff was very attentive and responsive. I can't say enough good things about them.

Thank cfpatty
California Desert, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first lunch here and I was impressed. I ordered a good-old meatball sandwich and it was delicious. My wife ordered calamari salad and it was wonderful, lightly cooked and gently seasoned. A small place, with ten or so tables and open counter for take-out, etc. But we will certainly stop in for dinner there, especially after shopping, as it's... More 

Thank Jim R
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I am sorry to write probably my most negative review but we had an awful experience this evening. From the minute we walked in, everything went wrong. Over the last perhaps ten years we have had great meals at a reasonable price with one mediocre experience. But we had more good memories than bad, friends were meeting us, and we... More 

Thank Greta R
Santa Barbara, California
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have eaten as this establishment for several years and this visit will probably be my last. The veal parmigina I ate was so disappointing and bland. The calamari salad did not appear to use real EVOO but perhaps a grape seed oil. The same could be said for the oil on the table, it was not EVOO. The bread... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch and had the sausage and pepper sandwich. Went back and bought 6 more sausages to have for dinner the next day. Wine pours were generous. Meatballs were good too. Would go back again if I ever come back to the Valley.

Thank Allyson M
Yucca Valley, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have tried many of the entrees on the menu. Their food is amazing. So fresh and tasty. When we had the spaghetti and meatballs I thought my little Mother sold them her recipe for meatballs. Wonderful food.

Thank 1473PhillyGirl247
Rancho Mirage, California
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Italian food here is very good. Seating is inside/outside. Not very expensive and a good place to stop into especially if one is shopping in the Desert Crossing Center.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of those places in a large strip center that is good beyond your thoughts. Great people watching outdoors

Thank Terry F
Oceanside, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Just finished our first meal at La Bella Cucina (8/26/16 7PM). I can tell you truthfully it was a very nice experience. We'd had a long day and wanted to just getting something fast but GOOD to eat. We Chose Wisely!. From the minute we walked in the door and were created by Tony, who ended up being our waiter,... More 

Thank Ron C
Glenview, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Quality of food has deteriorated in past 2 years and so has the Owners attitude I gave it 2 stars but it's not any longer More specifically the Veal is now chewy and used to be so good

Thank B W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 72355 Highway 111 Ste C, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2792
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-836-3280

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