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Papa Dan's Pizza & Pasta

Pizza, Italian, Pasta
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73131 Country Club Dr C-9, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 568 3267
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian foods

I had spaghetti with meat sauce. Very ample helping. Very good. Good service. Very reasonable prices. Many other dishes available including pizzas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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English first
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had spaghetti with meat sauce. Very ample helping. Very good. Good service. Very reasonable prices. Many other dishes available including pizzas.

Thank guidogeezer
Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for dinner at least one night every time we are in Palm Desert. Excellent Italian at reasonable prices. On Country Club Drive approximately a mile and a half west of the JW Marriott. Friendly service and mom and pop restaurant atmosphere.

Thank MR B
Sedona, Arizona
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179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meat balls were good, tomato sauce was good, cheese bread sticks were awfully hard and almost burned. Service was good. It was crowded on Thursday around 4:30 so maybe it was a bad batch of bread sticks! The service was spectacular. Wr would probably try another pizza place for comparison.

Thank Judymcsedona
Palm Desert, California
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live walking distance from Papa Dan,s and decided to check it out last weekend. Nice cozy place with tables and booths, seated straight away on a busy night, the place was packed, our server was very nice took our drink order straight away, the menu is large a lot to choose from, we started with the bread sticks with... More 

Thank Newlifenotinoz
Ontario, California
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, if you eat in, this is a very comfortable spot with good service, a large menu and solid food. I usually order to go (pizza and antipasto salad) and always great fresh tasting food.... is it the best pizza ever...no, is it good pizza... yes. Wait time for to go orders is a bit long (30 to 40 minutes),... More 

Thank markj4golf
Redondo Beach, California
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Food was decent. We had a sub sandwich, which lacked some flavor. The chicken parmesan was good, a nice sized portion for 1 person. I didn't love the pasta/marinara that came with it, lacked some flavor but overall it was good for a quick meal.

Thank tinybubbles1212
Santa Ana, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Due to lack of choices for take out pizza in Palm Desert, we tried Papa Dan's once again...and once again we were disappointed. Pizza is nothing special and salads significantly lack any interesting ingredients. We found about 6 pine nuts in our sun-dried tomato, feta, pine nut salad. This place remains popular simply because there is nothing else to choose... More 

Thank Laura T
Rancho Mirage, California
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is one more average "Italian Restaurant. If you are a fan of true Italian food, this is not what you are looking for. However, in season, this is a very busy place.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
Waldport, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We order a large take & bake to go. Service up front was horrific - they simply don't understand what you want. Complete indifference to the customer. We leaned after the pizza was made that they put it into the cooler and didn't bother telling us it was ready and we stood there another 10 minutes waiting. For a large... More 

Thank DAVID7277
Marana, Arizona
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We do like Papa Dan's pizzas. They are well made and quite tasty, but they are pricey. However, their takeout ordering is atrocious. While they do answer the phone, in our experience (four times in the last two months), you are immediately put on hold and you may be on hold for over five minutes. And when you do actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73131 Country Club Dr C-9, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760 568 3267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?