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D' Carlos Italian Cafe

42418 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4470
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Ranked #67 of 91 restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Price range: $3 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: D’Carlo’s Italian Café is known to the locals as the neighborhood restaurant serving the best Italian food in the Coachella Valley. An extensive menu features veal, chicken, seafood, our own brick oven pizza. At any time you may run into celebrities dining at D’Carlo’s.We are known for serving good Italian food with Old World Flavor. Our catering menu features many items from salads to chicken to baked entrees.
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65% Recommend
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Keystone, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Palm Springs, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

All the dishes that Mario's used to do fairly well, are improved upon here. Still reasonably priced. Bargain house wine. This is a fun place to go for some pretty decent Italian food, at fair prices. Don't let the fact that it is in a strip mall sway you. It's worth the effort. My favorite dish is the Cannelloni. Order... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

All entrees (5) came to the table room temp. Server said sorry and wills have them remade. Microwave remade! Owner cleared our table because it was 8:45 and he wanted his staff to get out as well as us.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I live in Rancho Mirage and just discovered D'Carlos. This is a small bistro with good traditional Italian food. You can seldom go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. We liked it. The house red wine was surprisingly good, and the glass was filled to the brim. We shall return there. I liked it. Sometimes, little bistros have an off night,... More

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Palm Desert, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I've been going to De'Carlos since it was De'Carlos. Used to be Mario's. I always ordered the same two dishes to go. The portions were good for two people. Then today, Jan. 2, 2013 I went in there and they gave me half the normal amount I get. I asked the manager what is this? He said I'm mistaken and... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The "Fam" just got back from another vacation to the Palm Springs area. We went back twice (in 5 days) to this restaurant. I had the lobster curry and the wife had the osso buco each time. Why mess with perfection! They've got really good food and know how to fill a wine glass!!! I also recommend any type of... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

D'Carlos was actually recommended to my parents who live in Indian Wells by someone in Seattle, Wa. My parents tried it a couple times and were satisfied- good food, fair pricing- however this past weekend my parents brought our entire family to the restaurant and what a DISASTER. We probably should have left when immediately after being seated everyone around... More

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Portland, OR
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My husband I and I been coming to Di'Carlos for some time now. The food is always excellent, the servings are generous and the service very accommodating. The pizza is exceptionally delicious as is the pasta with the different sauces.

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