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D' Carlos Italian Cafe

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42-418 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4470
760-340-4444
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

The former owner has returned and the locals are once again swarming the place. The food was excellent and great value. I had a half order of sausage marinara and had leftovers. Cannot imagine how much a full order would be. We will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Christine F
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Fernie, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Fernie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The former owner has returned and the locals are once again swarming the place. The food was excellent and great value. I had a half order of sausage marinara and had leftovers. Cannot imagine how much a full order would be. We will definitely return.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Uses to be great. I think new owners have it now. Out of veal parmagianni; out of wheat pasta. The veal Marsalis was tough and overall it was bad with so-so service. Sloppy appearance on one of the cooks (maybe the daughter of the hostess?). Another good one bites the dust!

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Cathedral City, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My sister was in from out of state. She's married to a great cook. She picked this over the Spaghetti Factory cuz it is a big chain. I"ll never recommend this place or go again. Salad was not fresh, my sister's ravioli 1/2 order were not homemade. My chicken marsala was pretty good but I like the Spaghetti Factory's better.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by this nice little Italian place that we found while searching for another restaurant in the CVS center across from The River mall. The menu is loaded with pizza, pasta, and salad standards. We shared a light dinner of Caprese pizza - thin crust with pesto sauce topped with cold tomato slices, mozzarella, and fresh garlic... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ate here while staying locally, on holiday from England. Advertised on a map of the area, and having good reviews on here, we gave it a try. It wasn't an unpleasant experience, the food was decent, the prices were good, the servers were generally helpful. The menu looked extensive, but there was a lack of vegetarian options, and most... More 

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Adirondacks
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a place you would take your oldest friends or family. The food is excellent, full glasses of wine and low prices. This together with warm friendly service what more could you ask for. We were introduced to this restaurant by our neighbors who just raved about it. After eating here we have gone back twice by ourselves. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We tried D'Carlos this week, after reading all of the positive reviews. I had the spaghetti and ravioli combo, while my partner chose the med seafood. Mine was the large portion, hers the regular size, and both came c/w garlic toast and generous size portions. Both dishes had way too much salt, and the large glasses of wine "filled to... More 

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La Quinta, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Small cozy storefront type restaurant serving very good food. Locals eat here, outside patio. Garlic bread delicious, veal and shrimp dishes excellent. A must for easy casual dining.

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West Hollywood, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I was in a mid-day rush, way too late to make lunch plans, and stopped by here by myself with a book to grab a quick bite. They have a large menu of traditional italian foods, pastas and pizza, but also have many fresh salads. I had their Cobb salad, and have to say it's one of the best I've... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Have been going here often the last year and a half and have always enjoyed this place for Italian food, Had a party of 6 and not one person could say anything good about their food. Very disappointing to be anticipating a good italian meal and be served such poor food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-418 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4470
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: 760-340-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?