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“Excellent food and value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Acqua Pazza

Acqua Pazza
71800 Highway 111, Ste A167, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-4495
760-862-9800
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Ranked #12 of 91 restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Kamloops, B.C.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed in the Palm Springs area for 9 days. We first had lunch at this restaurant. We were wowed by the Wild mushroom soup. We decided to return to try the dinner the next night. Again, great choices, 3 course dinner for $19.95. We sat out doors on the patio by a beautiful fountain and blue coloured pool.
Another day, we had breakfast there and it too was very good. Home made Texas style toasted bread. Finally, we had one more dinner and again it was excellent. Sure beat any of the fast food places in town! Plus you could phone ahead and order take out!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Suprisingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We were told about this extremely popular place by the concierge. When we arrived we were told it would be a 45 minute wait for outdoor seating or we could have immediate seating indoors, which was full. We sat indoors, each selected the 3 course menu( salad, entree, and desert). Choices were from the entire menu. Service was very good. We were all very pleased with our selections, the preparation and tastes.

I returned a second evening. Very good and very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, horrible experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Had lunch here on a warm Feb. day. Wait staff was very slow, distant, not engaging at all. My friend and I were seated at the edge of the water - pretty, right? Yes, but painful. The sun was quite hot and the plexiglass wall magnified the intensity. I had my forearms covered with napkins to keep them from burning, and the staff said nothing. My friend had to get up and stand on the other side of the restaurant. Shame is the food was quite good.

Visited February 2013
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Hope, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Downright Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This restaurant is a cut abouve the other over priced places in Palm Springs - They have a 3 course $20 dinner deal that is real good - I had the fish and yummy... reservations recommended - This eatery won't disappoint

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Go there for Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

While visiting in Palm Desert, CA, we made several trips to Acqua Pazza at The River during their Happy Hour. The wine was inexpensive; the food was similarly at a very good price and very tasty (try the Kobe burger). We never did utilize the restaurant itself since the Happy Hour prices were so satisfactory. To get a good seat in the proper area however, an early arrival is recommended - preferably no later that 4:30-5:00. Give it a try and I believe you'll be very pleased.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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