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Papa Dan's Pizza & Pasta

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73131 Country Club Dr C-9, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 568 3267
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You won't leave hungry.

Our annual trip to the desert usually means a trip to Papa Dan's. The bread, served with both butter as well as crushed garlic, oil and Parmesan cheese, was warm and chewy. The pizzas had generous amounts of toppings, although the kitchen forgot to make one of them. They made it as soon as they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Mom529
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Agoura Hills, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Couldn't get dinner at the hotel, so Papa Dan's delivered pizza for the kids! They offered a small discount for the hotel which I thought was a nice gesture. Kids liked the pizza; we liked the convenience!

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Mosinee WI
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98 reviews 98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Ordered a Papa Dan's thin crust for delivery which is basicly a deluxe with extra cheese. It arrived in about 30 min. The pizza was flavorful with generous toppings. Pizza did not seem to have any "extra" cheese. Was a little disappointed in the thin crust, it was not real thick, but it was still not crispy like we prefer.... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Wednesday special of Chicken Picata with linguine was much better than I expected. The small antipasto salad was enough to serve 4 people easily. The service was excellent. We will go back again. We had their pizza earlier in the week and was also very good. They have lots of choices on their menu and it just smells good... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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316 reviews 316 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Palm Desert seems to have lots of places to eat, and Papa Dan's is good for families or those wanting to relax and not drop a lot of dough. We had the antipasto salad and were pleasantly surprised by the size - it was huge. I ordered the chicken picatta and it was good. My husband ordered the Dan combo... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was our first visit. We tried it cause of my reading the reviews. The service was okay. Serving our pizza was very slow, but worth the wait. My husband had the mushroom and sausage individual pizza and he loved it. Plenty of toppings. I had extra cheese and ham and it was delicious. My pizza came made perfectly to... More 

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Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I decided to give Papa Dan's another try even though our first visit a few years ago wasn't great. The first miscue this time was no bread plates for the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I ordered the Portobello mushroom ravioli with marinara sauce. The order arrived with a blob of plum tomatoes and the ravioli was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was the worst pizza ever. maybe the other items on the menu are good but the pizza was really bad. We may have just gotten a bad pizza but please do yourself a favor and go buy a frozen pizza.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our annual trip to the desert usually means a trip to Papa Dan's. The bread, served with both butter as well as crushed garlic, oil and Parmesan cheese, was warm and chewy. The pizzas had generous amounts of toppings, although the kitchen forgot to make one of them. They made it as soon as they realized their mistake, and took... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We'd heard from several neighbors that Dan's was the best. My husband is not a pizza fan but he was a good sport and ate it--and really liked it! It's a family friendly place but not a pizza video game arcade atmosphere -- and everyone seemed to be enjoying the place--and ordering other Italian dishes--not only the pizza!

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just felt like having pizza. Went to Papa Dan's on the recommendation of my sister and brother in law, who joined us. I decided to order a small pizza for myself - thin, light on cheese only. Came exactly as I wanted it. Crust was excellent, crispy, not soggy. My husband got a sausage sandwich, which he said was OK... 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: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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