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35943 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
760-328-5353
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last dinner for the winter

We had are last dinner for the winter with friends. Two had the red snapper special that was out standing. All dishes were great. Service was ok but not great. They could have used another server.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
William B
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Irvine, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My husband & I enjoy coming out to the desert & eating at Cello's! We had a second celebration of our 16th wedding anniversary. The food is top notch, whatever you choose is wonderful and you can't go wrong. Bonnie & Tom always change up the menu, adding new items. My husband had the Braised Boneless Short Ribs, which he... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There are too many great places to dine to go back and try one that didn't make the grade for the 1st time. Our waitress ignored us, didn't know the specials, and when we ordered, the meals were out in seconds leading us to believe that everything was 3/4s cooked and just ready to plate. The bill was on the... More 

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BonnieCello, General Manager at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

Kathleen, Thank you for your input. We value feed back from our guests. We would like to better understand the difficulty you had with your dinning experience. We are a small family run restaurant, that takes pride in food service & quality of our food. Can you tell me what date you were in visiting with us? if you remember... More 

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120 reviews 120 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had are last dinner for the winter with friends. Two had the red snapper special that was out standing. All dishes were great. Service was ok but not great. They could have used another server.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I went here for dinner last Sunday. We are visiting the Palm Springs area for the week and we wanted to try thus restaurant. We are glad we did! It was worth the drive from Palm Springs! The service was gracious and attentive and the food and drinks were excellent. I enjoyed my salmon and my husband... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Four of us made a reservation at this Italian spot. We wanted to make it for 6 o'clock or 6:30 p.m. but the restaurant said they were booked but we could reserve for 5:30 or 7 p.m. We chose 5:30. Upon arrival, there were two other tables for four (out of about 40 all told) occupied inside. They also had... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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351 reviews 351 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For this meal we had 6 family members, all hungry! The menu items are prepared well each time without a hitch. Two of the group ordered the nightly special Mahi with some type of citrus salsa. All where over done and dry. Management took care of this disappointment. My meal of Beef Stroganoff was delicious, I had enough for another... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are a man, I wouldn't recommend this place. Fancy fussy "gourmet" food ... all show no substance. Owner is pretentious.

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Palm Springs, California, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went on the spur of the moment to this restaurant I had heard rumors about. What a delightful surprise. The restaurant is intimate, upscale, and not bad in price considering the quality of the food. The beet salad was delicious with just the right amount of sherry vinaigrette. The wedge salad was equally as good, with a blue cheese dressing... More 

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San Francisco
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had an excellent dinner here. Started with a Caesar Salad made with kale instead of romaine lettuce. Dining companions warned me that kale is "tough and chewy" but I wanted to try it anyway. The kale was quite good, and I'd order that salad again. My main course, salmon, was cooked perfectly as I'd ordered it. Service was cordial... More 

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Vancouver/Whistler
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The mussels were awesome. My friends each liked their choices as well. Trying to get extra bread though was difficult. Pleasant surroundings but boring decor. Great service from our waitress.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35943 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: 760-328-5353
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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