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Cello's Restaurant

35943 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
760-328-5353
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English first
Surrey, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious meal at this hidden treasure in Cathedral City. The owner Bonnie greeted us and made us feel truly special.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Perhaps this restaurant is a bit off the beaten path if you don't go through Cathedral City but it's busy, crowded and very good. The owners are there most nights and will ensure that you have a great dinner and a good time!

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food at Cello is great, and the owners and staff are nice, friendly and interesting. We'll go back here often!!

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redondo beach, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lunch, Dinner and Catering. One stop shopping. Great charming Bistro with full bar and great happy hours. Have always had wonderful, beautifully presented food. The staff has always been very friendly and professional. A must try for your next trip to the desert.

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant located in a strip mall in Cathedral City about 4 miles from Palm Springs. We were on a weekend getaway to Palm Springs and a friend recommended we try this restaurant. Very charming and not too loud to interfere with conversation. The lemon martini is the house specialty and is great! The salmon was perfect.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The menu says that "we are a small bistro, when we are busy please be patient." They are correct. Trendy upscale atmosphere. The food was high quality as was the preparation. But service was absent, poorly timed or missing. No bus service, I don't remember how many times we asked for water, drinks etc. my food came out first. It... More

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Genoa, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I admit that i have an affinity for finding gems in strip-mall locations. Cello's is one of these. Good food, attentive staff (thank you, Anthony) and great prices. We come back every time we are in town (this is our third time dining here) and are never disappointed. I have never had the problems I saw in the other reviews.... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It's funny to me that most visitors flock to "downtown" Palm Springs and the uppity restaurants which have opened recently. I don't desire uppity decor or crowds - I desire high quality, cutting edge dishes in an authentic, low key atmosphere. Cello's sits in a nondescript strip mall of Cathedral City... perhaps a 15 minute drive from downtown PS. It... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Sad. Cello's used to be a favorite place to go for a good well freshly prepared meal. No longer. This is the second time in a row that the meal was obviously prepared well in advance and was close to I edible. The risotto was so overlooked and mounded on the plate one could have created sculpture and I should... More

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Southern California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had previously gone to Cello's with a group nearly a year ago, and were very disappointed despite the good things we had heard by word of mouth in the community. Of our group of six, three people sent their food back, and two of them said the second try was no better. Understanding that restaurants can have a bad... More

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