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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
+1 760-322-3776
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07:30 - 14:00
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Corte Madera, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited longer for a sandwich than for most fine dining experiences - and even thought about leaving, BUT - the GREAT food was worth it! The most AMAZING grilled cheese on the face of the EARTH!! Bottomless mimosas? - Oh yeah!

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Thank Mary M
Dublin, Ohio
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377 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time we visited Pinocchio in the Desert for breakfast. We liked it both times. And unfortunately both times we were on our way to the Palm Springs International airport so we did not partake in the endless champagne for $4.95. One of these days we're going to go there when we can sit there and enjoy... More 

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Thank Margaret B
Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The menu at Pinocchio in the Desert was similar to that of a diner. I got a the Chinese chicken salad, which was a salad with pineapples, mandarin oranges and chines noodles topped with a healthy portion of chicken. My friend got waffles and bacon and eggs. Both of us enjoyed our meals.

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Thank JBod
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food gets a 4 and is good. Service gets a 5 and bottomless champagne, cheap as I have ever come by, focused on bottomless part gets a 5 and was great. We stopped them from pouring, a first for me. One suggestion is split a meal as my wife and I only finished half of ours, portions are huge.

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Thank Gary W
Palm Springs, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many better places for breakfast/brunch. I guess the reason people like it so much is the unlimited mimosas you can add and then they don't care that the food is terrible.

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Thank ROBERT M
Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A super fun place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The BLT is awesome. Not a good place for a diet. Haha. Fun staff too

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Thank Dale T
Seneca, Illinois
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was pretty good and the service was excellent considering the size of the crowd. Don't expect to have any "elbow room," as they cram you in like sardines! But overall it was still a fun experience. Can't really carry on a conversation, but great for people watching. Brunch was very good.

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Thank RVAMember
North Tustin
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ventured to Pinocchio on the Wednesday before Easter. It was busy, but not so busy we had to wait to be seated. The decor and ambiance are as described by others. We were greeted promptly by our server and he took drink orders and brought out quickly. After that we finally had to flag him down after about 15... More 

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Thank Russel B
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is a must in Palm Springs. Enjoyed the food and the ambiance. They have real drink very flavorful. Bottomless Campaign is great too.

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Thank Fusun B
Rancho Mirage, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've walked by this place for years while out and about on the weekends, looking for a breakfast place. It was always packed, with groups of folks milling around on the sidewalk waiting for a table. The prices are reasonable, which I think must be one of the factors. Another factor is the unlimited Champagne for $5.95. We finally decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:00
Monday
07:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:00
Thursday
07:30 - 14:00
Friday
07:30 - 14:00
Saturday
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-3776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?