We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Breakfast!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pinocchio in the Desert

Pinocchio in the Desert
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
760-322-3776
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #73 of 281 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
White Rock, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I had the Californian 3 egg omelet for 9.99 (I added a small side of salsa for 99 cents).
It came with home fried potatoes and toast, my breakfast/brunch was really good.
Lots of food for a good price.
The fun/friendly staff made sure your champagne glass was always full, because it is endless bubbly for 3.95.
The Palm Springs Follies show is just around the corner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

293 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    130
    101
    36
    19
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Orange County, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and Wonderful Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Although very busy on a Sunday Morning we did not have to wait at all. The Service was excellent and the food very good. We will definitly return

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alberta
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Everyone loved their eggs benedict and hot dishes...continental breakfast was just ok.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were a group of nine that went for breakfast in the morning. We were all seated quickly and the service was really good. We ordered a variety off the menu and everyone enjoyed their meals. Especially those that got the eggs Benedict,,,which the waiter said they were known for.
I had the continental breakfast which was just average..the fruit and yogurt were not great(compared to ricks the day earlier) but I think the restaurant is more known for their hot breakfasts.
The orange juice and champagne for breakfast was a nice touch.
Pinocchio's was a cute little open air restaurant right downtown Palm Springs and we enjoyed our experience there.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Lively lunchplace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A very happy place. People around you seem to enjoy. Even tough it is indoors, the whole front of the restaurant opens on the street, so you have a feeling that you are outdoors. Service is excellent, the food is good. However, it is open only for lunch and only till two in the afternoon. The tuna salad was delicious. The chili was good, with lots of sour cream on the side, but would have been better with more taste of tomatoes, but that is perhaps only my personal taste.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Long Beach, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast Party.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I always come here when I visit Palm Springs. They literally have every breakfast item you could ever think of and $3.95 UNLIMITED champagne and $4 bloody marys. Great place to come with friends, especially if you have a hangover. Be warned - there is always a wait but it's a fun, party-like atmosphere and also open air...but these are good things in my opinion.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pinocchio in the Desert also viewed

Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 
Palm Springs, California Desert
Palm Springs, California Desert
 

Been to Pinocchio in the Desert? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Pinocchio in the Desert, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.