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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
760-340-9318
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Ranked #17 of 233 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Appleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Maybe it was the mountains, dining outside, wine, excellent food or the fun engaging wait staff. But all together this was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I’ve had. I had the Filetto Di Manzo Imbottito (beef tenderloin) and tiramisu for dessert. Dining outdoors is a must in the evening. Highly recommend!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Great food, service and ambiance. Definitely pricey.....paid $49 for a piece of fish with little else on the plate.....a special occasion restaurant

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We booked to celebrate a special evening — a milestone birthday — at La Spiga. The manager kindly allowed us to visit the restaurant several days before, in order to sample and choose wines for our 18 strong party. All the wines were excellent. We were allocated a table in its own alcove in the garden replete with fireplace and... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

The Setting is spectacular and four of us had a lovely outdoor table for dinner. The Service was very attentive. One in our party had the salmon and it was very good but not fantastic. The other three of us had veal dishes which sounded very good but the veal was tough and a bit chewy and for the price... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Apparently this restaurant moved from a small romantic spot to the expansive space we ate in. I would have preferred the smaller venue, but the food and service were excellent. staff tend to find the right balance between friendly engagement and professional acumen. The food was very good, especially the sides. Their tiramisu is an interesting interpretation.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a typical, upper class “Italian” restaurant. Neutral, pleasant ambience. Mostly professional and attentive service. Italian fare adapted to American taste. A good place to take your grandma for dinner.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting with business friends, sat at outdoor table with heated overhead cover. Waitstaff was attentive. Appetizer portions were a little small, given the double digit prices. However, excellent quality and nicely presented--Mediterranean salad, calamari and homemade soup. Main courses were tasty. Bronzino fish entree was dressed at table side, was moist and meaty. Pasta dishes--spaghetti bolognese, fettuccini, tagliatelle... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It was a little chilly but we opted to eat outside. It was a good decision as the outdoor heaters provided plenty of heat and it was a beautiful area. For our first course we had Insalata Di Burrata, sliced heirloom tomatoes, burrata cheese, drizzled with balsamic glaze, extra virgin house infused tomato oil and basil oil, for $15. A... More

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I started my reservation for 8 and we grew to 18 total. Each time I called to add more people they were more than accommodating. We arrived and walked through the restaurant and through the back patio to an area where they set up one long table under an open air area with heaters. It was gorgeous and so unexpected!... More

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is upper-end, gourmet Italian. This is not your neighborhood checkered table cloth, Italian-American family joint. If you're a person who thinks good authentic Italian food is a huge slab of chicken parm, smothered in a blanket of rubbery cheese and drowning in sauce, this is not the place for you. Wifey had meatballs for appetizer. They were very tasty... More

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