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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

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72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
760-340-9318
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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 Meal

Have been coming to the desert for years and have never eaten at La Spiga. Will return again one of the best meals we've ever had in the desert. The setting, service and food was outstanding. Loved it. Mike & Patsy Saratoga CA

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Mike M
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Saratoga, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Saratoga, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Have been coming to the desert for years and have never eaten at La Spiga. Will return again one of the best meals we've ever had in the desert. The setting, service and food was outstanding. Loved it. Mike & Patsy Saratoga CA

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Los Gatos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

sitting on the patio under the moon with a breathtaking view of the mountains, excellent food, wonderful service, terrific well priced wine list, what more could anyone want? incredibly crowded, yet smooth service, fresh food, halibut baked in parchment was divine, the calamari still the best anywhere, the chocolate banana cake amazing! book at least a week in advance for... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful outdoor dining,, relatively fast service, server was good. Food was average and GREATLY overpriced and the matre'd was an absolute snob and quite rude. He does the restaurant a great disservice. It will be a loooong time before we go back, if ever.

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Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We decide to have our 25th anniversary dinner at La Spiga with 4 of our friends. Despite being a busy time of year, and fairly short notice, we had an excellent table in the outer courtyard. Being busy, the service was a little slow at first, but during the rest of the evening was very good. The wine selection was... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

were back with a large group of businessmen and sat in the pavilion with the fireplace. Service was outstanding, even though this is an extremely busy large restaurant. When we told server we wanted to try different pastas as a separate course, the chef obliged with large family style platters of the best pastas we have ever tried. The branzino... More 

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Regina, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

if you go make sure you sit outside on the patio. The servers are great, probably the best I have ever experience. The prices are a bit high but compared to other pricey restaurants, this place is probably the best value for money The food is good but the chef isn't very accommodating.( Don't ask for garlic mashed potatoes instead... More 

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Toronto
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170 reviews 170 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I think I was overwhelmed when the bill came. Really??? A cranberry soda for 9.00...Wishing to change the veggies, cost 9.00 for the substitution (spinach instead of potatoes and green beans). The restaurant is very nice looking with an outside patio which includes the herb garden. The staff were helpful, although my plate came with green beans and potatoes instead... More 

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unlike Chez Pierre, La Spiga has both excellent food and an excellent atmosphere. The patio is always busy and the service is excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The restaurant has nice ambiance and the patio looks like a great place to be but the food was slightly overpriced for the quality. Minestrone soup was good. The gnocchi was way too mushy and overcooked. And the sauce they were in with the pork was just okay. My husband had the penne jerry nell which was supposed to have... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great service and food. The house made pasta dishes were all great. Our waiter was the best. Make sure you sit outside. Expansive wine list. Everyone at our table loved everything they ordered. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-340-9318

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?