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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
760-340-9318
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Ranked #18 of 236 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kamloops, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Dined here on the final night of our 3 weeks in Palm Desert. The ambiance both inside the restaurant and out on the patio (where we were seated), is spectacular. A number of good selections on the regular menu, and an impressive list of daily specials. Service was attentive without being intrusive, and our server was very knowledgeable about all... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Based on other reviews my business partners and I decided to try La Spiga Ristorante Italiano. I'm not sure I've ever felt so welcomed at a restaurant. Shortly after we were seated one of my dining companions made the comment that it was warm. The air conditioning was promptly turned on. The waiter took time to explain the menu. The... More

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Everytime we make it to the desert (usually once a year) we ensure we make it in for dinner.The Food and Service is consistent every time we go, year after year. We are also still blown away with the atmosphere and view with their outdoor patio. If you haven't been, or haven't been back in a while- Make a reservation... More

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Westlake Village, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

La Spiga Italian Restaurant in palm desert is very pricy with so so service and so so food. We had the Caesar Salad with white anchovies which were tasteless. Also the special pasta dish and sausage and peppers. Very tasteless. Would be very cautious with ordering. Veal dishes were good. Outside dinning was lovely.

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Palm Springs, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit La Spiga, but as the a guest in a party of five, I had the opportunity to sample both my dish and those of my fellow diners. Mine was a lobster in pasta, an appetizer I had as an entree. Certainly ample, the lobster was out of the shell and the... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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