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“Fun place, good food with waiters that sing..... And they are good”
Review of Cafe Italia

Cafe Italia
Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Indian Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brier, Washington
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun place, good food with waiters that sing..... And they are good”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We went to Cafe Italian on the recommendation of a friend and are glad we did...... The wait staff was efficient and pleasant. We heard they would sing to us and were surprised at how good they were.

Visited October 2013
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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“Looked to TripAdvisor for an Italian restaurant in our area. This got very good reviews.....it did not disappoint. I'l”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Looked to Trip Advisor for an Italian restaurant in our area. This got very good reviews.....it did not disappoint. I'll admit I was skeptical about the singing servers but it's actually fun and entertaining. They're very good. They're not in your face singing....they sing to the patrons. Very talented bunch. The food was delicious....I had the ghocci and my husband had the veal piccata....both dishes were fabulous. The recommended wine was a chianti (Davinci) and it was reasonably priced and very mellow. Excellent experience. Our waitress, Kerry, was very knowlegdable, professional and friendly. Thankyou

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Mary M
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Pleasant food and good service”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We came across this place by incident. We were there at a quiet evening but the singing went ahead. Good voices singing some Musical standards but with good spirits. Food was as to be expected from a restaurant. Table service was very friendly. Glad we were there for dinner which is a much needed break from the fastfood scene

Visited July 2013
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Colorado
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Average food, mostly off key”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The restaurant is lovely, but the food was very average. My shrimp dish was fresh, but the flavoring was missing. My husband's veal also was fairly tender, but had no flavor. Only one waiter had a fantastic voice. The other wait staff were either not great singers or simply bad. Our waitress, was gorgeous, pretentious and flirty, which I could do without, since it always feels like they just want a bigger tip. But gorgeous sang very loud and completely off key! The singing idea is fun, but the food needs to be improved and the quality of the singing really should be better.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nipomo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Excellent Italain Food For the Area”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Desert is not a hot bed of Italian Food. We are not Philly, or Brooklyn.
However, here they have a good arrabiata source, and the veal was tender.
Singing was so-so.

  • Visited May 2013
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