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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
The best...and the classiest Italian

While the prices are quite high...and the portions not overly large.....go there for a great dining experience, especially out on the patio. They grow their own vegetables and the they taste so fresh. Portions, especially pasta and appetizers are particularly small. Main entrees are good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
awinrm
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Rancho Mirage, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While the prices are quite high...and the portions not overly large.....go there for a great dining experience, especially out on the patio. They grow their own vegetables and the they taste so fresh. Portions, especially pasta and appetizers are particularly small. Main entrees are good size. That said, probably the best Italian/Sicilian restaurant in the desert. Pricey....but know that going... More 

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SoCal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went out for a special dinner and La Spiga came through. Excellent decor, excellent food,and service. It is expensive but if you want a special dinner, this is a great option in the Palm Springs area.

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Greater Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Restaurant is very nice, the outside patio has great views of the mountain and bigger than a huge back yard with gardens, outdoor heaters and a private area for large parties. The two dishes I can not live without are the Insalata Mediterranea and the Pappardelle Con Ragu Di Buffalo. Pricey but incredible. Those two items plus a glass of... More 

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Tustin, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I discovered this gem years ago when they were in a tiny spot on El Paseo. Remarkable chef and guaranteed to please. It's our favorite restaurant and our go to for special occasions. Custom built wine list is excellent.

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Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've dined at this restaurant a few times. The ambiance is beautiful. We sat outside on the patio with a heater on and the garden is very pretty. The food doesn't disappoint. Our pasta and appetizers were excellent. The portion looks a little small, but I think it's deceiving. Its served in a bowl, which is deeper than it looks.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A family of 5 picky Foodies La Spiga passed ALL of our food cravings! We loved it here! I cannot wait to go back!!! Service was excellent food was excellent, atmosphere excellent!

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Laguna Woods, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This a restaurant that should not be so hard to find so more and more people will find it. The decor is warm and the setting delightful. The service was excellent and the food was top notch. We came on Veterans Day and my friend, who was wounded in World War Two, was so surprised when the owner came over... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had an outdoor table on a Monday night and found the setting and ambiance to be very nice. Food and service were top notch. It is a great spot for a special occasion or for a client dinner but is very expensive so be warned.Salads were $13 to $15 and main courses were $49 for sole and $39 for... More 

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Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We had 6 people around a circular table on the patio at dusk. The setting with stone and low lighting was very pleasant. The wine was excellent, the server was very sweet and skilled, and everyone liked the food. The setting was so nice - we lingered well after the plates had been removed....

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I did not realize this restaurant had been here this long-9 years. We had a lovely experience! We sat outdoors near a heater and it was a beautiful Fall night. The service was excellent and the food was very good! I had Caesar salad and pasta with white truffles, light butter and Parmesan. The cocktails and wine were good too!... More 

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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?