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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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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank NGTB_1
Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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19 reviews
10 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Long Beach, California
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456 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 866 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Tony is a real Italian and he really has it going on in Palm Desert. All the locals know he makes the best Italian food. You know it is good when the Italians go. I ordered the Eggplant Parm Sandwich and it is so tasty and cooked to perfection that I still am thinking about it. My friend ordered the... More 

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3 Thank PeggyChism
Solana Beach, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

A small family owned restaurant with a large selection of nicely prepared food at a reasonable price.

Thank Phlintheart
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit restaurant in the desert. Family owned friendly service and outrageous food. Freshly prepared foods at reasonable prices. Lunch and dinner only with limited onside and outside dining areas. Wine available. Located next to Pier One in the Target center complex. Ample parking. Enjoy

Thank Wally R

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?