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Ciro's Ristorante & Pizzeria

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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81963 Us Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
760-347-6503
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Where all the locals eat! Voted Coachella Valley's Favorite Italian...
Where all the locals eat! Voted Coachella Valley's Favorite Italian Restaurant and Favorite Pizza. ~Groups Welcome ~Family Dining ~Take Out Service ~Catering ~Meeting Room Available for Private Parties ~Seats 55-60 ~Ciro's Pizza Dough Is Prepared Fresh Daily from Scratch & Hand Tossed ~Pasta ~Sandwiches ~Subs ~Low Carb Wraps ~Salads & Appetizer ~Lunch Specials from $7.00 - Monday to Saturday from 11am-3pm ~Childrens' Plates ~Wine by the Glass or Bottle ~Beer Available by the Bottle, Draft or Pitcher ~~~Ciro's Ristorante and Pizzeria was opened in 1966 by Anna and Jerry Mazzella. The Mazzellas moved to the desert after many years as owners and operators of successful Italian Restaurants in New Jersey.Over the years other family members joined in the growth of the business. The menu was developed by request of the customers, so everything that is available is tried and accepted over the many years. Anna and Jerry's success is due to their having paid exceptional attention to the choosing of the freshest ingredients and the daily preparation of food in the best manner possible with consistency. ~~~Ciro's loyal customers attest to the success of the Mazzella's efforts over the past years. Ciro's is dedicated to serving the freshest, highest quality Italian food and we dedicate these efforts to our new customers as well as to the hundreds of loyal friends that have developed over the years. Ron and Norma Hare continue the tradition today.
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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

The new owner has made a lot of improvement to the decor. Food is very good I have eaten here for over twenty years

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Joe S
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Desert, California, United States
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Long ago(1970s-80s), Ciro's was once actually worth driving from Palm Springs for! It had authentic, Italian Deli items and fresh-made Pizza. Everything was made Old World style; fresh, homestyle and plentiful. Yes, waiting nearly 30min for a hand-tossed PIzza is considered long.....but certainly worth it, once it arrived. Fast forward to 2007 - I again ordered a Pizza and had... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic fresh ingredients. Love the fresh basil and tomatoes on the pizza. Sometimes it is a tad lukewarm, but always excellent tasting. Great lasagna and garlic bread. Friendly staff. Family owned.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed the pizza. Bubbly , light crust, decent sauce, generous toppings. Service was friendly and timely. The antipasto salad was drab. Dressing was standard, veggies fresh, antipasto was a pleasant surprise hidden under a mound of iceberg and a scoop of pimento. I'd come back, but I'd try a different salad.

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California
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We came here because of a free pizza deal. We'll come back because of the quality of the food and the very friendly manager. Both of us had pizzas, my husband the sausage and olives (build your own) and me the anchovies and mushrooms. I've never seen as many anchovies on one pizza! And the manager was quite hospitable. Next... More 

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Rockwood, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Just chanced upon this great place and enjoyed the Ravioli. The original owner ( originally from New Jersey ) retired and sold a year or so ago and the new owners seem to be maintaining the standards so far from what the locals tell me. Keep it up folks.

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Palm Springs, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The new owner has made a lot of improvement to the decor. Food is very good I have eaten here for over twenty years

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate here because of the front desk guy at our hotel recommended it. Overall it was way too expensive for what we got but it was decent. The food isn't bad it's just overpriced.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

One of the best pizza's I have ever eaten and I have eaten plenty of pizza's in my liftetime, including the very best (Pepe's of New Haven). OK, the bread they brought out was awful, but it didnt matter- we came for the pizza and it was tremendous. Fodor-recommended.

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Indio, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we crave pizza in Indio, we always go to Ciro's. Its' hard to choose between the 1/2 ravioli/1/2 spaghetti with a beautiful sauce and fresh past………or the pizza, freshly made and thrown while you watch. Toppings are always fresh and real, great crust; not greasy. Family friendly and freshly remodeled, it's a great way to spend an evening. No... More 

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Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We have been here twice. The first time we tried the pizza and it was fabulous. Tonight we tried the lasagna and our friend had the red clam sauce pasta. We all enjoyed our food, and service both times was very attentive, but next time we will go for the pizza again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81963 Us Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
  • Phone Number: 760-347-6503

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Where all the locals eat! Voted Coachella Valley's Favorite Italian Restaurant and Favorite Pizza. ~Groups Welcome ~Family Dining ~Take Out Service ~Catering ~Meeting Room Available for Private Parties ~Seats 55-60 ~Ciro's Pizza Dough Is Prepared Fresh Daily from Scratch & Hand Tossed ~Pasta ~Sandwiches ~Subs ~Low Carb Wraps ~Salads & Appetizer ~Lunch Specials from $7.00 - Monday to Saturday from 11am-3pm ~Childrens' Plates ~Wine by the Glass or Bottle ~Beer Available by the Bottle, Draft or Pitcher ~~~Ciro's Ristorante and Pizzeria was opened in 1966 by Anna and Jerry Mazzella. The Mazzellas moved to the desert after many years as owners and operators of successful Italian Restaurants in New Jersey.Over the years other family members joined in the growth of the business. The menu was developed by request of the customers, so everything that is available is tried and accepted over the many years. Anna and Jerry's success is due to their having paid exceptional attention to the choosing of the freshest ingredients and the daily preparation of food in the best manner possible with consistency. ~~~Ciro's loyal customers attest to the success of the Mazzella's efforts over the past years. Ciro's is dedicated to serving the freshest, highest quality Italian food and we dedicate these efforts to our new customers as well as to the hundreds of loyal friends that have developed over the years. Ron and Norma Hare continue the tradition today.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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