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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
760-340-9318
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Ranked #21 of 237 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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First time to La Spiga and found it by a Google search. Beautiful and romantic restaurant. We sat outside which was just beautiful. The waitress was very knowledgeable and provided great service. We ordered the special (Black Cod) which was excellent. Perfect location for our anniversary dinner.

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Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews 138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is my second time to this restaurant and it was just as good as I remember. We had excellent cocktails, wine and food. We sat outside on a warm fall night and wanted for nothing. We finished with an amazing tiramisu that was some of the best since I was in Italy. I think this is now a staple... More

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Palm Desert, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

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

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