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Ristorante Donetella - CLOSED

71511 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 773-6434
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

28 reviews from our community

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English first
Rancho Mirage, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Ristorante Donetella is in an unassuming small office building on the main road, Rt. 111, in Rancho Mirage. If you blink, you might miss one of my favorite restaurants in the Coachella Valley. That would be your loss! When inside, you are transported to New York City - West Side - chic ambiance. The food is delicious and reasonably priced.... More 

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

The pasta is almost all homemade and melts in your mouth. I love the food, ambiance and classy service. To me, there is literally no other place to go for Italian in the desert. Donatella herself is such a lady and its a special treat when she is there. This place does not get the accolades that it deserves, perhaps... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Wear your smart casual outlet find to this Mediteranean retreat tucked off HWY 111. Ambience is Italian light and looks more authentic after a couple glasses of wine selected from relevant wine list. Enjoy mature family time at this pleasant, comfortable spot. Love the pristine white table cloths & professional service with ties! Food is good. Choose something more flavorful... More 

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mendocino
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a lovely find, thank you trip advisor. Right down the street from our vacation rental in an office building. All four of us enjoyed an excellent dining experience. From the lovely atmosphere, to the friendly and knowledgeable server and the excellent authentic Italian food we were all more then satisfied. The fresh baked rolls were hot and fresh, the... More 

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Hagerstown, MD
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The rolls were slightly burnt - I had to ask for butter. The pasta was okay but nothing to brag about. Would not return.

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Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I am always looking for good authentic Italian food and, in my opinion, it is not easy to find outside of Italy. I was taken to Donatella's by friends for the first time last week and was very pleasantly surprised. The ambience was most pleasant, the service was good, the staff warm and friendly, the menu extensive and the food... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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155 reviews 155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My wife and I tried Donatella's on an early weekday night. The place quickly filled to capacity as the evening wore on. The seafood spaghetti pasta with mussels and shrimp was well prepared with plenty of seafood but not exceptional. My wife had the smoked salmon pasta which was disappointing - less than average flavor. Service was attentive early on,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food - tastes like homemade Italian! The fagioli was excellent - huge portion! We'll return!

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

this small family owned Italian restaurant gives special service a new meaning-- a small intimate place with the owners active in setting you, being sure you are well served and perosanally cooking wonderful Italian food-thier Osso Bucco is just the best and I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to this particular dish--there are many really good Italain... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This restaurant is trying very hard to be special. Fairly busy for a Friday night , but not jammed. Strip Mall location. I don't think there are any booths. The owner came around several times. Started to get alittle creepy because she really didn't have anything to say. A little pushy with the wine list, but we consented. I Ordered... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Donetella

Address: 71511 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone Number: (760) 773-6434
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Rancho Mirage
Cuisine: Italian

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