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Cafe Italia

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74 901 Hwy 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 773-3080
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Place

If you don't like people singing while you eat, don't eat here. Most of the wait staff also sing. We were there just as it opened and our first performance was really, really good - a gentlemen who seemed a little older than most of the others. He had great eye contact which could be a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Dana V
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you don't like people singing while you eat, don't eat here. Most of the wait staff also sing. We were there just as it opened and our first performance was really, really good - a gentlemen who seemed a little older than most of the others. He had great eye contact which could be a little disconcerting for a... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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165 reviews 165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Pick your choice for an evening out - excellent dinner w/ or without entertainment. You give up one with the other. Fine Italian food is not normally accompanied by singers. And at Café Italia, you settle for average Italian food to listen to staff singing pop Italian pieces. There is a restaurant in Seattle that serves slightly above Italian fare... More 

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We drove 30 minutes to have dinner at this restaurant based on previous reviews. The restaurant's own website list the hours of operation as 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, whereas the sign on the door indicates that the restaurant closes at 9:30 pm. We arrived at 8:14 pm on 04/13/2015 and were told the... More 

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went to the Café Italia in Indian Wells, with friends, and had a very disappointing experience. In fairness to the restaurant, the night of our visit was unbelievably busy which may have contributed to the problem we encountered. We were seated at our table by 6:45 PM and at 8:15 PM we had not yet been served our entrees.... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant was good with such talented wait staff who perform musical numbers and entertain as you dine! The food on the other hand is average Italian and too much oil in the preparation of pasta and clam sauce. While there were a good number of clams there sauce was bland and not tasty as it... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious. We enjoyed the singing wait staff. Our waitress very helpful and knew the menu. Due to poor planning and not making a reservation we had to sit outside - make a reservation for an inside table.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful evening! If you're looking for a great meal and great service while being entertained by the wait staff, this is the place for you. Talented waiters and waitresses perform a variety of musical numbers to entertain you while you enjoy your meal. I would definitely go back.

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Indio, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We love a family owned establishment, especially when it is Italian fare. A quaint friendly environment.service is fast, food is great. Place is clean.

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Abbotsford, BC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We have enjoyed our previous visits to this restaurant and always look forward to returning. We hoped our guests would enjoy the experience as well. Unfortunately, the evening of our reservation was really quite cool but with the heat lamps keeping us comfy, we persevered. It would seem that the temperature would be the least of our concerns. The cafe... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great Italian food! Attentive service! But the highlight is all the singing!! Wait staff!! So awesome, they created great ambience and atmosphere!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 901 Hwy 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indian Wells
  • Phone Number: (760) 773-3080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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