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Papa Dan's Pizza & Pasta

73131 Country Club Dr C-9, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 568 3267
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Ranked #76 of 234 restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Thin crust pizza was amazing. Server was very friendly and attentive. Antipasto salad was the best I have ever had. Tables are close together so not a place for intimate dinning.

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Palm Desert, CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A small and friendly family restaurant with red checkered tablecloths. Tables are close together and if the restaurant is busy, you don't have privacy when talking. Servers are nice and we think the pizza is very good. However, when ordering any other dish from the menu, the meal has been very disappointing. The food seemed to be microwaved and the... More

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Pizza excellent. I enjoyed every bite and the choices are also good. Eat i. Or delivery within a certain. Radius

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San Jose, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

They serve a small antipasto with fresh italian meat, cheeses and veggies that is just killer. A small will serve three to four people if you are enjoying it with one of their excellent pizzas. This is a busy place, well worth the wait and good value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Eating at Papa Dan's is a tradition whenever I visit my folks in Palm Desert. We always order the antipasto salad and ask to have it lightly chopped. The salad dressing is delicious. We order it with garlic cheesy bread. This visit was just as good as previous ones. A tradition that will be continued.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Papa Dan's offers a full menu of Italian entrées, pastas and pizzas. The atmosphere is comfortable and lively. They even have Peroni on tap.

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Boise
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45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Papa Dans is always crowded and busy. But its food is generic and not more than ok. Service is fine. WIne list is limited. Red checkered table cloth suburban america italian with mediocre pizza. You won't hate it but there are far far better places in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I shared the antipasto salad and a medium pizza for dinner. We had leftovers for dinner the next day. After strolling the Street Fair we stopped by for lunch. I had the chicken parm sub and my husband had the sausage, peppers, onions and cheese sub. Each came with a side of really good pasta salad. Good... More

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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We always eat at Papa Dan's once or twice during our visit to Palm Desert every January. We prefer "thin crust" pizza and PD's makes a good one. Also, they offer a long list of toppings including anchovies which we always order. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and promptly seated although they were pretty busy. Inside seating is... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We made our annual trek to Papa Dan's while on vacation in the Palm Springs area. We usually stop here whenever we are in town and were not disappointed for the umpteenth time. The pizza is one of the best we've ever had with it's cracker thin crust and flavorful sauce and plenty of toppings. The wait staff is very... More

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