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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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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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  • 56
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  • 50
    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
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Quiet in Indian Wells on a Tuesday at the end of May and all the restaurants in the hotel were closed, so decided to go just down the road to Café Italia. We arrived just after 6:00 but they still gave us the Early Bird menu (5:00 - 6:00) which is a good deal for $20. Choice of Soup of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kiwi4ever
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Lake Elsinore, California
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went here just before the Indian Wells tennis tournament started and had a lovely evening. Don't judge this restaurant just on its food, judge on the whole experience, although the food is good too. I couldn't believe that had waiting staff who were also talented singers, they served with a smile and then sang like divas, what more does it... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Quiet in Indian Wells on a Tuesday at the end of May and all the restaurants in the hotel were closed, so decided to go just down the road to Café Italia. We arrived just after 6:00 but they still gave us the Early Bird menu (5:00 - 6:00) which is a good deal for $20. Choice of Soup of... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?