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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
760-322-3776
Today
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for breakfast

My husband and I had breakfast at Pinocchio's. It's a busy place! Food was good but unfortunately, service was a little slow. The place was packed and getting refills on coffee, water, etc. was lacking. They were probably understaffed. I would go back, though. Portions were generous and food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
NatalieG62
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had breakfast at Pinocchio's. It's a busy place! Food was good but unfortunately, service was a little slow. The place was packed and getting refills on coffee, water, etc. was lacking. They were probably understaffed. I would go back, though. Portions were generous and food was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful "make your own omelette" here the other day. I ordered a spinach, opinion and feta cheese omelet. It was a generous portion an filled with my ingredients. I liked the side of fresh tomatoes served on the side as well. My friend ordered the breakfast burrito, again a generous portion full of eggs and cheese. The service... More 

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los angeles ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent once we finally got our order. Either they need more cooks or better servers. I could not understand why it took 2 hours just to eat breakfast. The cooks need better training to improve serving customers food in a timely matter.

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

we stop by for lunch and i order the BBQ burger with there chips. if you get a burger get the chips they're awesome

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love coming here to eat breakfast. I get the fried egg sandwich. Otis awesome. Sitting outside in the morning in the shade is a nice way to start, the staff is always friendly and helpful, try the egg sandwich once!!! The guys in my group have converted to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place for Brunch & Fun!! the IT place to be. I recommend this place to anyone, great selection of food.

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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is bonkers and for good reason Great food, ginormous menu Great drink specials, happy hour all day nice patio on the street with misters Very good food for the price, local deli style, super popular, great hangout. Definitely recommend for breakfast or lunch

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Cathedral City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been going here off and on for several years....prices are good....service is "ify" at best, even when they aren't busy. Food is average but good and the clientele is diverse. Parking is (sometimes) difficult.

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My first impression of Pinoccio's is that it wonderfully reflects Desiree and Fridolin the proprietors. I had some professional interaction with them and never expected them to be in restaurant business. But when you see this place you may say AH, wow Palm Springs at it's best. Anything you want to eat is on the menu- from 5 versions of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Went on Monday Memorial Day very busy but only had to wait 20 mins. Love their bloody marys , huge breakfast .even though you sit really close to the other tables, we enjoyed our table mates. Had a nice conversations with them.

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Additional Information about Pinocchio in the Desert

Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
Phone Number: 760-322-3776
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-3776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

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