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Nicolino's Italian Restaurant

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35325 Date Palm Dr Ste 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7032
(760) 324-0411
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Take Out Pizza

Ordered the "Nicky" for take out. Very good, on time - was offered pepper and parmesan - nice touch. Looked like a nice place to do sit down. Would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jhvacations
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Marysville, Michigan
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Marysville, Michigan
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the "Nicky" for take out. Very good, on time - was offered pepper and parmesan - nice touch. Looked like a nice place to do sit down. Would recommend.

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Thank jhvacations
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you most appreciated review. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I met my cousin here for lunch and it was very good. We were here on a Sunday and only brunch was available, I had the Italian Breakfast Sandwich and it was huge! Friendly staff and a clean place, I would eat here again.

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Thank IronheadMike
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Mark. More 

Sedona, AZ
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179 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure how we've missed this place since it's so convenient to our winter residence at Cathedral Canyon CC. A complete menu for traditional Italian fare including pizza and calzones. Fair prices, a full bar and weekend entertainment make it a great neighborhood favorite. I expect that we'll become regulars

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Thank RedRox
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. My staff and I appreciate those words. Mark More 

Dallas, Texas
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192 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to this restaurant and was terribly disappointed. The quality of food was horrible. My minestrone soup was salty and tasted like it was right out of a can. My alfredo sauce was so bland it had no flavor. My friends lasagna sauce had so much sugar he had to send it back. The service was... More 

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Thank cclakeman
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to disappoint you and your guests. Unfortunately we can not guarantee 100 percent flavor to individual liking. After 30 years of ownership obviously we are doing something right. Perhaps may I suggest to you by reading all your derogatory comments you should make your concerns in person rather attempting to damage business's, just a... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skies were cloudy and overcast all day in the desert until we ate at Nicolino's. The decor was charming with red and white checkered tablecloths straight out of Lady and the Tramp and Italian painted motifs on the walls. The staff made us feel like we were eating at their home (which could have been the case since Nicolino's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This great little of a restaurant has been family run for over 35 years. Very informal. Excellent service. Great pizzas amazing cannoli.

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Thank dougrh
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My husband and I made a reservation at Nicolino's for Thanksgiving dinner last night. Usually very skeptical about eating out on a major holiday, we were amazingly surprised with our visit to this establishment. Both of us ordered the turkey dinners because we wanted leftovers, of course! The turkey was very tasty - none of that pressed, fake stuff here!... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for an Italian restaurant and discovered Niccolino's. What a great find! There's nothing nouvelle here - a real old style restaurant with good food, generous portions, and friendly service, all for a reasonable price. I had the veal piccata with 3 generous sized veal scallops in a delicious butter/caper sauce. My husband had the cioppino with lots... More 

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Long Beach, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was looking for a local Italian place for me and family to go have a nice dinner and we saw good reviews for this restaurant. The service was great! The complimentary bread was delicious and they had a nice selection of wine. The food was good, especially the meatballs. The spaghetti and penne were good, but the eggplant was... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good Italian food and great service. This feels like you are visiting at a friends house. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I had a wonderful cheeseburger pizza that wasn't even on the menu. Sometimes we go even if we are not hungry just to have a drink and visit with the perfect staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35325 Date Palm Dr Ste 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: (760) 324-0411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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