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.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
+1 760-340-9318
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 214: English reviews
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service - outstanding; Food - Amazing; Price - Not CHEAP - but you get what you pay for; No doubt whatsoever - the BEST Italian restaurant in the entire Valley. The food is SO much better than Mamma Gino's it's like night and DAY - the quality of the ingredients Vince uses - WOW - and the creativity! The wine... More 

Helpful?
Thank mountainreviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night's dinner was here. We have been here before and really enjoy the service and food. It was also my daughter's first time here and she really enjoyed the gnocchi. I had the whole salted fish last time, which is a big meal, but very tasty and fresh and this time I had the lamb, which was another... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank brian r
Los Gatos, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

As people who spend every other summer in Italy, we always can't wait to return to La Spiga. Food is of excellent quality with emphasis on fresh, we just had fresh figs and prosciutto, the figs were picked straight from their gardens. This Chef ( born and trained in Italy) does not compromise. Server David took a long time to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tina s
La Quinta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The friendly greeting, warm inviting atmosphere, and mountain view made us feel comfortable and welcome right away! Our waiter, David, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable in answering questions about the menu. Each dish was as beautiful as it was delicious. The Insalata Di Burrata was a definite highlight, and we enjoyed each course without being rushed. After dinner David gave us... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dottie H
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire desert. The service, the garden the food is all exceptional. It is set in an authentic Italian Villa with one of the most beautiful patios that we have ever experienced. When we talk about locally sourced ingredients you cannot overlook many of the ingredients come right from their own garden.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MickeyEvans
Palm Desert, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

One of the most expensive restaurants in the Desert. Food is OK, but in my opinion not the greatest and not worth the price. I don't think it's any better than other local Italian restaurants, however the service is outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank Paul M
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have had memorable meals La Spiga on previous trips to Palm Desert, and this visit was no exception. We had a reservation at 7:30 pm on a Tues evening and were promptly seated. We specifically asked for the outdoor terrace because the weather was unusually balmy for that time of year. The terrace at La Spiga is one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott A
Indian Wells, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We dined at La Spiga in April. It was a very warm evening in the desert so, we decided to dine inside instead of the patio area. Our server was very professional and took care of us. I would have to say the service was outstanding. The cuisine was good but, could have been better based on the quality of... More 

Helpful?
Thank itssoinvolved
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We did not eat a full dinner here but just went for an early evening glass of wine and a couple of appetizers while sitting out in their rear courtyard. The bartender waited on the five of us and was one of the best if not the best bartenders we've had. Great personality and made all of us feel very... More 

Helpful?
Thank lamborghini9
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Fine dinning. Service was excellent. The menu has a good variety of items from pastas to seafoods, and lamb. It is a very lovely setting. You can take a walk around the gardens and gazebos. It's a must for Italian food😀

Helpful?
Thank Jobebo

Travelers who viewed La Spiga Ristorante Italiano also viewed

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

Been to La Spiga Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-9318
Description
High end Italian, large herb, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, mountain views, huge patio, 4 gazeboes for private dining for different size of parties. Mostly organic, hormone free antibiotic free meats. All sauces made on site, no soup bases, no preservatives. Family owned, owner/Chef born in Italy, wife front of the house also born in Italy.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Spiga Ristorante Italiano and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Palm Desert, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from La Spiga Ristorante Italiano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?