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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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent alternative to the more familiar spots

Friends in Rancho Mirage turned us on to Cello's, and we've returned repeatedly to this Cathedral City restaurant when the crush of people in downtown Palm Springs makes spontaneous dining impossible. Don't be fooled by the strip-mall locate: Cello's dining room is quiet and classy, with friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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252 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Friends in Rancho Mirage turned us on to Cello's, and we've returned repeatedly to this Cathedral City restaurant when the crush of people in downtown Palm Springs makes spontaneous dining impossible. Don't be fooled by the strip-mall locate: Cello's dining room is quiet and classy, with friendly service and an excellent menu of Norther Italian-style cuisine, flavored with the restaurant's... More 

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La Quinta, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent service - attentive, not overbearing - delicious veal entrée - great crab appetizer - Definitely a "go to again" restaurant ..

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Cathedral City, California
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A wonderful dining experience from the first moment of entrance. A charming and classy family owned business who really are involved with the restaurant. Dinner for the 6 of us was wonderful and delicious . Separate check no problem. Salmon dish was beautifully prepared. Desserts were all wonderful. LemonDrops were amazing and made with lemoncello (thus the name Cello's). We're... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were very disappointed in the food and the service. It seemed as though nobody was trying very hard to please the customers. Actually, we were the only people there at the time that we had dinner. For the quality of the food, I would say that the prices were much to expensive, and we won't be returning.

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BonnieCello, Owner at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, as a small business owner it is important to hear both positive and negative comments. I am so sorry you did not have a positive experience at our Bistro. It would be very helpful if you could let us know which evening you dined so that we could address these unacceptable issues with... More 

Palm Springs, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

There were four of us and all four were disappointed with the main course. Our waitress was very attentive but of course she could be as the restaurant was almost empty that night. We never saw the owners at all. There was a younger man up by the door but he never left his post and checked on anyone. Overall... More 

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BonnieCello, Owner at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, it is guests like you who have helped us build a better business. We are sorry you had a less than stellar experience on your visit with us. It would be helpful if you could let us know on what day you dined with us and perhaps the name of your server so... More 

Palm Springs, California
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This Bistro is so nice. It is family owned with attention to details. The owner came around to each table to see how we were doing. That is a lost art. The food was good, classic comfort food with nice portions. So for the price, you could have lunch the next day. I had the "Cello Salata" nice selection of... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I tried Cello's for the Palm Springs restaurant week and the $26 3 course offering. My companion and I each had the crab napoleon appetizer which we both liked very much. I had the Mussels for the entree and they were unique with a smokey flavor from the Chorizo and very good. My companion ordered the Chicken Caprese, their signature... More 

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BonnieCello, Owner at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

Ken: Thank you so much for you input. It is guests like you that have helped us build a better business. I would like to ask the day of the week you visited the restaurant so that we can address your issue with the Chicken Caprese with the proper staff. Being the Caprese is our signature dish the is unexceptionable... More 

Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were seated at a table that was broken and unstable. We asked to move our table and was told that they were "totally booked for the night". We had no choice but to deal with their broken furniture or move from the dining room to the bar, which we did. The entire time we were there the restaurant was... More 

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BonnieCello, Owner at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We value opinions good or bad, it shows people care and input has helped us build a better business. If you recall you spilled your drink (the table was not broken) and we had to relocate you into the Bistro because at the time the dining room was booked. During my walk through, I asked... More 

Irvine, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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BonnieCello, Owner at Cello's Restaurant, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your time to give us a review AND mostly.... For coming back to our restaurant to celebrate your 16th anniversary! More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Additional Information about Cello's Restaurant

Address: 35943 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234-6658
Phone Number: 760-328-5353
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
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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  • 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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