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Ciro's Ristorante & Pizzeria

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81963 Us Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
760-347-6503
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Today
11:00 am - 8:30 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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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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  • Large groups
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Penhook, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We are snow birds who have enjoyed the staff and food at Ciros for 30 years. While restaurants come and go Ciros remains true to its basics. Still delivering complimentary garlic bread when you are seated. The pizza dough and sauce fresh daily. Pizza topping choices are plentiful and they thought far enough ahead to offer either fresh or canned... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My husband wanted to go here because the reviews were good. We were expecting a nice little Italian restaurant to enjoy some good food. We found a pizzeria, not really a ristorante. Although the atmosphere wasn't up to snuff for us, we've traveled enough to know that some of these places have great Italian food. Not so. Our salad was... More 

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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?