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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

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72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-340-9318
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: High end Italian, large herb, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, mountain...
High end Italian, large herb, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, mountain views, huge patio, 4 gazeboes for private dining for different size of parties. Mostly organic, hormone free antibiotic free meats. All sauces made on site, no soup bases, no preservatives. Family owned, owner/Chef born in Italy, wife front of the house also born in Italy.
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience !

Our 2nd visit to La Spiga. This time to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary and our friends 49th...and once again we were not disappointed. Atmosphere, Service (Thanks again Andrew !), Delicious food that was not only perfectly prepared but beautifully presented. One extremely minor complaint... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Mike E
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recently dined at La Spiga with friends. We had heard is was very good butmy wife and I weren't that impressed. I had the gnocchi with pork Raghu...very greasy, more fat than pork. My wife had scallops which were fine but not great. Our friends seemed Ok but didn't think it lived up to the reputation. Service was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our 2nd visit to La Spiga. This time to celebrate our 27th Wedding Anniversary and our friends 49th...and once again we were not disappointed. Atmosphere, Service (Thanks again Andrew !), Delicious food that was not only perfectly prepared but beautifully presented. One extremely minor complaint about our experience...The couple Dining adjacent to us (? Local Restauranteurs) were extremely loud...No matter,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant on hour honeymoon and it did not disappoint. It was outstanding. We had a hire car as we were visiting from the U.K, and we felt a little out carred, the other cars in the car park were all high end super sports cars! We were met and seated promptly and were given a great table... More 

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

While looking for an Italian restaurant that was open in July (we’d already gone to three others that were closed and one that had a waiting list for at least an hour), we stumbled onto La Spiga. It is located adjacent to the Art Museum in Palm Desert. They were open and we were seated immediately. Our waiter, Ed, was... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Finding an open Italian restaurant in Palm Springs during July sure is difficult! We tried three other places before going to La Spiga. This restaurant is located on the grounds of the art museum and is beautiful. It is definitely upscale so be prepared to dress nicely. The service we received from Ed was exceptional! He was eager to please.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

La Spiga is an excellent Italian restaurant..... probably one of the better Italian restaurants, if not the best, in the Desert. It has a large & gorgeous out door dining patio as well as two outdoor gazebos for dining. The ambience is totally beautiful in the outdoor area. Somewhat difficult to find...it is on the far west end of El... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had such a hard time finding this restaurant!! By the time we finally found it I was ready for a double martini!! The hostess said even the cab drivers have difficulty with location. That being said, we had been recommended the gardens by friends who dine there and it did not disappoint. Our waiter was very nice and on... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

La Spiga is one of those very special places. Food is always good and the atmosphere is beautiful. The dinner do get to be pricey especially with wine. Never a disappointment.

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Huntington Beach, California
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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

La Spiga is a beautiful upscale Italian restaurant located at el Paseo and Palm Canyon Drive. The food is very fresh and flavorful. The wine list is extensive. We found our waiter to be pleasant, knowledgeable and very helpful with wine recommendations. There is a lovely patio with an outdoor fireplace. Patio dining is popular if weather allows. La Spiga... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

La Spiga is the best Italian Restaurant in the Coachella Valley. The owner-chef Vince Coltraro and his wife Connie are experienced owners with La Spiga their sixth or seventh restaurant. Diners at LaSpiga when they are here in the valley include Bill Gates, Boone Pickens, Barbara Sinatra and other well known personalities. Vince is known for his sausage which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-9318

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

High end Italian, large herb, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, mountain views, huge patio, 4 gazeboes for private dining for different size of parties. Mostly organic, hormone free antibiotic free meats. All sauces made on site, no soup bases, no preservatives. Family owned, owner/Chef born in Italy, wife front of the house also born in Italy.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?