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Francesco's Cafe

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72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
+1 760-202-4425
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mediterranean/Italian restaurant in a strip mall. Odd combination but it works. One couple ordered Italian food ( pasta) and cleaned their plates. Other couple ordered lamb entrees- excellent! Tender, perfectly seasoned & basmati rice was delicious as well. Restaurant filled up while we were eating so popular local place. Ordered a glass of wine based upon server's suggestion and server... More 

Thank rolleesmith
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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place is our go to every time we come to come to the desert. This visit we had a couple of kids with us, so we ordered a full pan of lasagna it costs about $100 (order 24 hours in advance). It has 22 portions! It is so tasty. I have tried to copy their meat sauce, and can't... More 

1 Thank Hobdeb
Palm Springs, California
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170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

it is billed as a persian italian place but there is very very little anything that resembles persian and heavy on italian. the pricces are reasonable, and the quantities of food really large. it is ok, the vegetables i asked for instead of either pasta or mashed potatoes with egglant parmiagana were wonderful. everyone else in our party ordered some... More 

Thank Barbara M
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Francesco’s is located in a strip mall at the intersection of Dinah Shore and Bob Hope about a mile from the shopping district (Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot…) at Dinah Shore and Monterey in Rancho Mirage, CA When you first walk in the restaurant appears small but it has two sides… The décor is simple, clean and fresh styled... More 

Thank Davidb1057
Reno, Nevada
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited twice during our stay. The first night we ordered a pizza for take out. It was excellent. Service was slow, and the place was crowded. When I checked out, I realized they are not computerized! They still write up the sales checks and use the adding machine. That certainly slows service. The second night we dined in and... More 

Thank jammer
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Some friends of ours asked if we had ever been to this place. We said no, but decided to give it a try. Wow...glad we did. We arrived early, per our reservations, and 60 minutes later the place was packed. The food is a Persian/Italian cuisine. It is full of flavor with a Mediterranean slant. I had the Persian salad... More 

1 Thank 52Max
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We ordered the double portion of Veal Picata, with fresh veggies, and the swordfish skewers. The take out meal was well prepared and the veal was tender while the chunks of swordfish were nicely marinated and served with rice and other veggies. The eat-in restaurant area was busy so I recommend a reservation to this family run restaurant.

Thank Nicholas U
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had an excellent meal at this place and loved every course, the ambiance, the coffee, the waitstaff, and the music. I would have given it 5 stars except for one thing. A few hours after eating there I was violently ill and spent the night throwing up. It could have been from that food, or it could have been... More 

Thank gordon m
Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

One meal was completely wrong and other was short several items . A long wait to replace entrée over 30 minutes. lots of staff running around getting very little done. Quality of food was average to poor. We will not be back

Thank Fencer88
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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Every trip to the desert we come here at least twice. This time we came to eat 3 times, plus we had them prepare a half pan of lasagne ($60) which we took back to our condo, froze it and brought it back home with us. We love the lasagne, the pizzas, the Persian salad, calzones, lamb dishes... well everything!... More 

Thank Hobdeb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-202-4425

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