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“Wonderful spot for cocktails” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Assaggio Ristorante Italiano

Assaggio Ristorante Italiano
1816 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Orange, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful spot for cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We sat on the roof and drink cocktails after a long day's driving and hiking. A bit windy but great fun. The restaurant looked great so we will be back.

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

This is not just great food in Anza Borrego, it is great Italian food period. Don't get turned off by the look of this restaurant located at the airport. From the outside it looks like a dated roadside diner but on the inside it is a well appointed full service restaurant.

Visited March 2012
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Vancouver
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Service doesn't match the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We were looking forward to a nice Italian dinner in a unique setting which is at the Borrego Springs airport and while the food was reasonably tasty the service was lacking. The wait staff seemed rushed and orders were taken and delivered in the style reminiscent of a fast food restaurant. Noise level was loud and not helped by a screaming child and TV turned on. Our waitress barely spoke to us, even when presenting the bill which is usually the time most wait staff ask how everything was.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“A bit out of the way at the Airport.. but Great Food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

They really excel at their Italian food... especially if you like garlic. very friendly... very prompt if they don't get slammed with guests... A really nice addition to the Borrego food options.
Good value... very reasonable for freshly prepared everything.

Visited February 2012
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Recommended to us by the receptionist at our hotel - I had also googled it beforehand. Obviously popular with the locals - we got there at about 6pm and it was pretty busy. Good decore - it is at the small airport and had lots of pictures and mrals about aviation on the walls.
Food was good and decent sized helpings price very reasonable - would definitely go there again.

Visited February 2012
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