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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
760-340-9318
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Ranked #27 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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  • English first
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English first
Palm Desert, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Well went there on a date was not impressed at all they would not gave me want I wanted. I had asked the waiter for my sauce on the side the chef refused. That is not good customer service my date wanted to leave. This is not a true fine dining restaurant the waiter seemed to be overwhelmed and sweaty.... More

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California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We always make sure to go in for dinner when we are in town. Most Italian restaurants serve mediocre food that doesn't taste like authentic Italian food. We are never disappointed coming into La Spiga & would highly recommend this gem to anyone wanting authentic high quality Italian food. A must goto restaurant!

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Altadena, California
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19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was very excited to go this restaurant after all the rave reviews, but the result was very disappointing. The location is great, granted, patio is very nice, but the food was average: we had the calamari and burrata as appetizers, the calamari were just blend, nothing special, I had better burrata in the past, so wasn't impressed at all.... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Were a party of 8 sat in their famous gazebo. Had a selection of appetizers , the grilled sausage they make there, calamari, great salad with a whole artichoke hart. The organic beef tenderloin was amazing, gnocchi just like in Italy, the whole branzino was a very large whole fish cooked perfectly, everyone was so amazed and the server Nathan... More

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Niederkassel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Since ten years we are always visiting La Spiga in Palm Desert and never were disappointed. But this year it was different. Italian food? Not even close.Very big portions, yes, as to be expected in US. BUt the food? Badly presented, thick sauces, high prices. When we told the waiter, that the scaloppini were close to not eatable, the chef... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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76 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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