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Kalura Trattoria Italiana

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Italian, Pasta
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124 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.323.4748
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good place!!

This is a really, really good restaurant with excellent service. Almost a 5/5 but not quite. I have to come again to see if I can give 5. Simple, classy atmosphere where you are greeted by very friendly staff. I think our waiter was Lorenzo who was very accommodating and friendly. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
GlendaleCA
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USA
Good for:
  • Large groups
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vernon, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place has seen better days. The last two times we were there, we were disappointed in the quality of the food and service. The waiter seemed not to care about serving us, or bringing our wine in a timely manner. The appetizer was mediocre at best and very sloppily presented. The waiter practically threw the bread at the table.... More 

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Oak Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The veil was perfect...this is not a chain restaurant and the veil was fresh and I opted for rigatoni n meat sauce instead of the potatoes. Wife got the rigatoni primivera , we will go back there again...

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The main dish food came out of kitchen in just minutes - way too fast. There's no way it was made fresh and it didn't taste very fresh. We wanted to stay longer and enjoy quiet evening sipping wine, but the server Isabella rushed us out (!). We were unhappy with the service, so I left small tip. Today I... More 

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USA
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563 reviews 563 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a really, really good restaurant with excellent service. Almost a 5/5 but not quite. I have to come again to see if I can give 5. Simple, classy atmosphere where you are greeted by very friendly staff. I think our waiter was Lorenzo who was very accommodating and friendly. We started with a caprese salad which was I'd... More 

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San Jose, California, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were excited to try this spot. We have been coming to Palm Springs for a few years and had this on our list of restraunts to try. We made a reservation on a Wednesday night and were seated promptly at our requested time. The server we got was not at all friendly. We asked three times if she could... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As a part-time resident (6 months per year) of Palm Springs, I have walked passed Kalura Trattoria on numerous occasions. The restaurant is located in the heart of the busy touristy downtown main street. For the past few years, I would not consider eating at Kalura because it appeared to be a tourist trap. As a full blooded Italian, I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We made reservations to sit outside on a very busy Saturday night. We were 4 and everyone admitted that their food choice was amazing. I have chicken cacciotore, my husband had veal scallopini, friends had pizza luganega and seafood (shrimp, lobster and scallop) pasta. Once we ordered, food came out quite quickly, waiters ever present, friendly and efficient. Would definitely... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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230 reviews 230 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Kalura is located smack-dab in the busiest tourist corridor of downtown Palm Springs, and waits can be long in peak season. But this isn't the usual tourist grub. It's authentic Italian cuisine, made by Italians. Many of the pastas are manufactured in-house, and the risotto here is the best in the valley. An excellent wine list offers the ideal complement... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you know good Italian food and appreciate it, then don't go there. It's obvious this place is catering to the passing tourist. The place has the look and ambiance but that's where it ends. It's unfortunate because the owners are three native Italians, but somehow they have figured out that they don't need to sell authenticity to the tourists... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

my two daughters and myself got the mimosas and we shared two wonderful dishes. We did not want to carry around leftovers (which always happens) so the two dishes were more than enough for three people to share.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760.323.4748

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?