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“A unique, entertaining experience”
Review of Cafe Italia

Cafe Italia
Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Indian Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was a repeat visit following our positive experience a year ago. The four of us had reservations in this "smallish", Italian motif cafe' with red and white checkered tablecloths located in the corner of a small shopping mall easily accessed on Hwy. 111. Outside seating is available but it was a little cool for guests. The menu had an adequate variety of Italian entrees to choose from. The unique feature of Cafe' Italia is that the "servers" all sing between their regular duty serving guests. I think most of them must be "students" studying "voice". It was a fun experience along with good Italian cooking in a "trattoria" atmosphere. We'll be back.

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1  Thank Gene W
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Go here, you will love it! My wife and I just walked around to find a place to eat close to our hotel (Holiday Inn Express/Best Western) and walked by this place...and it was fantastic! We sat on the little patio outside (which is kinda romantic for being in the corner of a strip mall :). Pollo Parmigiana was amazing, Kari our server was great and a couple of staff, including our server, sang parts of songs while you wait. It may sound a bit weird, but it is really cool. Very unique place with everything being exceptional and the prices being very good - plus meal size is big and includes soup, salad, bread. Check it out!

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1  Thank Brosi247
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The best little opera restaurant you can find. Singing servers bring another level of enjoyment to your dinner! The food is always very good in this tiny shopping center restaurant. Tucked in the corner, you must visit to enjoy the musical dinner!

1  Thank LenKinSanJose
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was an unexpected delight on a recent trip to Indian Wells. We were fortunate that they had a table open as we didn't have a reservation. The food was plentiful. We had the prix fix early bird special which included soup, salad, entree and dessert all for $20. An added bonus was that the waite staff sung songs from Opera through current day songs including Christmas Carols. A very enjoyable evening. The food was great.

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2  Thank Annamarie P
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The $20 price fixe early bird special was a rare treat in this beautiful and hidden gem.Not only was the food very good;the employees put on a beautiful show of various songs.I asked one server if being able to sing was a needed for employment ----it is !!
Give yourself a treat and dine at Cafe Italia!

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2  Thank Loouie
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