We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Italia

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
74 901 Hwy 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 773-3080
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 115 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, great singing!!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Lars27
,
Red Deer, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Red Deer, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Excellent Italian menu, but highlife was the waiter - a fine gentleman. And despite the fact we were the only people in the restaurant, he and the two other servers broke into wonderful song. A unique and pleasurable experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castro Valley, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a group,of 18 and the restaurant accommodated us nicely! The menu was awesome, food was excellent and the waiters broke out in song throughout the evening. It was a wonderful experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Anacortes, Washington
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were treated to a lovely italian meal and surprised with outstanding singing wait staff! This was an outstanding dinner in all respects. The staff was efficient, the food good quality and piping hot. I would say it was a fun evening!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A quaint and rather unique dining experience. The menu is attractive and satisfies most desires..food is well prepared and presented...wine selections broad and well chosen....add to that a staff that enjoys their jobs and entertains with singing ..at a very highly talented level...Everyone has fun...an opera in a traffic jam of waiters and customers...and it's just plain fun. ?A very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
moraga, ca
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We along with two other couples spent New Years Eve at this restaurant. It is conveniently located on the border of Palm Desert and Indian Wells. The draw to come here are the singing waiters however the food leaves something to be desired considering the prices they charge. I ordered the rack of lamb and requested it be medium well.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surfside, Calif., USA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Cafe Italia is a unique small restaurant where the singing of Italian and American songs is served up along with the meal and by the same talented people. Both dinner and music are very, very good and one leaves with a feeling that something special has blessed your evening meal. Recommended for all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We did not have a reservation, but we had a table outside on the patio with personal heaters. The locals thought it was too cool outside and thought we were brave. It was wonderful for us. Yummy food, nice wine selection, great service, wonderful entertainment. There was a preset menu for New Years with fun extras or the regular menu.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cafe Italia is a wonderful quaint restaurant. The food is very tasty and serving sizes are moderate. This not a large restaurant so booking reservations well in advance is recommended if you prefer a specific dining time. The waiter and waitresses perform a variety of songs, Italian and American, throughout the course of a meal and are extremely good performers.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A unique dining experience at Cafe Italia. The food was good, reasonably priced and you can BYOB at a reasonable corkage fee. The best part was the entertainment. Every 20 minutes the wait staff broke into song ranging from Broadway hits to opera. Most enjoyable!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Italia also viewed

Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
 
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
Indian Wells, Greater Palm Springs
 

Been to Cafe Italia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Italia and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
2 days ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Italia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?