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Pizzeria Villagio

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37029 Cook Street Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92211 (University Park)
SunLine Transit Agency
760-779-5050
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The idea of Villagio comes from a marriage between time and place; the old...
The idea of Villagio comes from a marriage between time and place; the old neighborhoods of New York City and the abundant plains of California. What California brings to the table figuratively and literally, is its abundance of fresh produce, fresh starts, and the opportunity to reinvent. And so it was with these two places and time in mind that we set out to build a restaurant that would meld the two. With pizza dough made from scratch, hand stretched and cooked in a traditional pizza oven, our proprietary pizza sauce and the freshest of ingredients, Villagio invites you to dig in and enjoy our food, our warmth, and our relaxing ambiance. A place where old world tradition, meets new world freshness.
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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service

Lots of options on the food. Pizza is made with a thin crust and you have a variety of sizes and toppings. Pasta is also great. Try the carbonara. Not to heavy and basically no cream

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TVeerkamp
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It seems this place has gone downhill fairly quickly. I've heard the owners are new, bought the place in mid-2015 and if you look at the reviews, they started to decline around the time of new ownership. We were there in 2013 and absolutely loved the place - the food, service and decor were fantastic. So it only seemed logical... More 

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Thank Melissa K
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party included 8 people. My husband and I liked our food - spaghetti and lasagna (it was different from any I had ever had but I liked the taste) as did 3 others. Two of the others had pizza which they could barely cut or chew and it had a lot of excess grease. One of the servings was... More 

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Thank Dana V
Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of options on the food. Pizza is made with a thin crust and you have a variety of sizes and toppings. Pasta is also great. Try the carbonara. Not to heavy and basically no cream

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Thank TVeerkamp
Stamford, Connecticut
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when I entered...only one other table had guests, so I knew I would be able to get in and out fairly quickly....or so I thought. They had a great deal for a cup of soup and 1/2 of a sandwich. So I asked what the soup of the day was...and they said all they had was tomato....which was the only... More 

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Thank stamfordnortheastgal
North California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have two good things to say about our dinner at this restaurant - we brought our own wine and our waiter, Jonathan, was very nice and trying his hardest in a disastrous situation. First - after Jonathan happily opened our wine, the restaurant was out of wine glasses. I decided to start with a martini and it came after... More 

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1 Thank VicksVaporRub
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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193 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed our meals. Apparently there are new owners and the quality of the pizza was noticeably different, very greasy. I have had the meat lovers there several times before and this time it was disappointing, looks like we have to find a new pizza place.

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1 Thank DJ_World_Traveller
Palm Desert, California, United States
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Returned here after a three-year absence and all I can say is...."Holy $hit." What was once a place to get abundant, REAL Italian food.....is now dumbed-down to the barest of essentials. Apparently, an unannounced ownership change and remodel took place during our hiatus. We were simply shocked to see the warm, earthy ambiance inside now replaced with whitewashed, hospital lavatory... More 

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Thank Zachary A
Penn Valley, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We ate there last year at this time and enjoyed it immensley, going back a second time. This year they had updated the restaurant and changed the menu. We had a delightful dinner of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with sun dried tomatoes that was big enough to splt and a great glass of wine at a very reasonable price. We wil... More 

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1 Thank bunnycrazy
Palo Alto, California
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I was told this restaurant was newly reopened at this location. But it was a pretty good place to dine. I began with the artichoke dip and french bread and found it to be very good. My partner tried the tomato soup and she said it was warming and very rich. Her pizza was very good and my chicken pasta... More 

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1 Thank ochump
Parksville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Villagio our favourite pizza place in the valley. We came after the reopening. First impression why did they turn it into a toilet with all the white tile? Then where are all the people, it used to be packed and you needed a reservation or had to wait. Then we got the menu the cheapest red wine was $60 per... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37029 Cook Street Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    (University Park)
  • Public Transportation: SunLine Transit Agency
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-779-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The idea of Villagio comes from a marriage between time and place; the old neighborhoods of New York City and the abundant plains of California. What California brings to the table figuratively and literally, is its abundance of fresh produce, fresh starts, and the opportunity to reinvent. And so it was with these two places and time in mind that we set out to build a restaurant that would meld the two. With pizza dough made from scratch, hand stretched and cooked in a traditional pizza oven, our proprietary pizza sauce and the freshest of ingredients, Villagio invites you to dig in and enjoy our food, our warmth, and our relaxing ambiance. A place where old world tradition, meets new world freshness.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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