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Pinocchio in the Desert

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134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went for Sunday brunch. One feature Pinocchio promotes is bottomless champagne with Sunday brunch. My wife got that with her meal. I am more of a beer guy and had a bottle of Bud sitting in front of me. So I just tasted the champagne at my wife's request to see if it was any good.... More 

Thank Lee S
Commack, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came where from brunch on Thursday and were very pleased with the food. I ordered a grilled chicken avocado sandwich which was delicious and HUGE. The sodas were also the biggest I've ever been given at a restaurant.

Thank Virginia M
Anaheim, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pinocchios is a Palm Springs classic. $3.95 unlimited champagne, decent priced food, good service, and good atmosphere. Went here for lunch. I got the club sandwich and my wife got the avocado sandwich and both were excellent. Large portions enough for us to save half for dinner! Highly recommended.

Thank Kris S
Redding, California
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224 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us stopped in for breakfast while visiting Palm Springs. There is usually a long wait for Pinocchio, but we were able to be seated right away. The service was, unfortunately, very slow. Our food took at least 20 min to come out and we didn't see our server again until we pursued him inside of the restaurant to... More 

Thank BQTraveler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the meatloaf sandwich and it seemed like it was Spam, which made me very happy. I can't imagine it really was spam, but bottom line it was fantastic. The servers called us every sweet and endearing term in the book: sweetie, sweetheart, friend, amigo, sir (to a 9 year old!), mijo, etc. They were pros. The clientele was... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always eat at Pinocchio's the day after we arrive in Palm Springs. The place is always packed! We arrived just after 8:30 am and were happy to have found a good seat. It's a fun place and offers good food and an extensive menu. The service is quick, the food is good, and the portions are huge. This time... More 

Thank FromCalgaryCanada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere is terrific, the food is great. During breakfast, the music got louder and a patron and waitress started dancing throughout the restaurant. It was wonderful!!! This place is not to be missed.

Thank Bruin4ever
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we are in town! Pinocchio's is one of our favorite little breakfast spots in Palm Springs.. The food is great, service is friendly and the menu is huge!!! They specialize in brunch so you can get pretty much any lunch/breakfast foods here for a very affordable price. The service is always on point as well,... More 

Thank Victoria S
Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

If you were interested in cheap bubbly this is the place to go - most tables had a bottle or two of this bottomless drink. A great marketing tool. As we were on a Harley, ready to leave for Las Vegas, this was not an option. (also as an Australian, I value good wine). The cafe was busy - Memorial... More 

Thank Judy T
Claremont, California
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77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Cute restaurant with an outdoor patio and a bottomless champagne brunch. Our waitress was great and the food was very good. The free parking in the back was welcome since street parking has a 20 minute limit. I highly recommend it!

Thank ckg88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6431
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-322-3776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?