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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Italian

I love this restaurant. The food is very authentic, they will customize their dishes with graciousness, and the flavors are fresh, vibrant, and delicious. The portions are large, and we took the remainder home for lunch the next day. And they stay open rather late (for Palm Springs), 10:30 pm the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Mark M
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Palm Springs, California, USA
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On the busy main street in downtown Palm Springs, it's hard to compete with so many tempting and beautiful outdoor restaurants. This lovely and unaggressive Italian restaurant was a wonderful surprise - authentic Italian food was so delicious. Great service, a family-owned feel, perfect outdoor setting.

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Palm Springs, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is very authentic, they will customize their dishes with graciousness, and the flavors are fresh, vibrant, and delicious. The portions are large, and we took the remainder home for lunch the next day. And they stay open rather late (for Palm Springs), 10:30 pm the night we ate there and we were told that... More 

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Linden, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All I can say is that the food here is AMAZING! I had the salmon pasta which had two different kinds of salmon. It was perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Doesn't say much for a restaruants success when the owners have laid off all the waiters and are waiting tables to save on labor. I' ve been eating at Kaluras for 8 years. I like the 2 owners but I don't want them to wait on me. I want to give the tip to the waitstaff. ( personally I feel... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My husband and I ate here because the menu and ambiance looked good. I had the lobster ravioli and it was good. He had a penne dish and the pasta was crispy. Yes, crispy! It was basically dried pasta that was not cooked long enough. We also got a cannoli that was just ok. The service was good and our... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This should have been a much better experience, the restaurant is small and has a nice atmosphere however the service was pretty much non existsant.. Server was not attentive in the slightest and the portion was adequate, food tastes good but lacked a special something. Wouldn't recommend

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I don't understand why people say service was bad, well let me tell you. We were seated right away, our waiter brought us ice water right away, he took our order, we stared with appetizers, with in 10 minutes it was at our table. We had fried calamari, and capocio, excellent. After that our meals were next, excellent food, we... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Has a very nice menu. Before we sat outside busboy poured a plate of balsamic vinegar with a little olive oil, brought pint glasses of ice with some water w/o asking (a no no in desert Palm Springs). Service slow but ok outside just as sun went down past mountain to west We enjoyed the Salat de Salmonella that was... More 

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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