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“Great Italian Food - Entertainment, Too”
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: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
470 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food - Entertainment, Too”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The food here is great. They easily accommodate gluten free restrictions, including pasta. The homemade soups and salad dressing were marvelous.

The restaurant is in a strip mall in an affluent little town.

I didn't care for the table where we were seated. I had a cane and our friend a walker and we were sort if the middle of the room at a very small table for four large people. We were there early I the evening and with reservations.

The food is worth returning for. The serving staff all sing. A couple have great voices. But the singing crests a bit of a frantic atmosphere. I could have been happy with about half as much. And then there was a large corner table who talked very loudly throughout the singing.

But the food is wonderful. I would go back just for the beef barley soup! Reservations recommended!

  • Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Little Restaurant, Big Heart”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

The little Cafe Italia is tucked in between Ralph's super market and a cleaners off of Hwy 111 near Cook. Street. It is so small it is easy to ignore or overlook. Don't. By pure happenstance (we were going to Ralph's anyway) we stopped in for a quick meal.

To our surprise, the meal was memorable. Excellent food was augmented by a young, talented singing waitstaff which added to the joy of the evening. For a fun evening treat yourself and try Cafe Italia in Indian Wells. 760-773-3080 and no you will not find it on Open Table! When I asked our wait person why her reply was "What is Open Table?"

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Singing waiters ��”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the extraordinary for me ")
First time I've seen waiters with a singing talent. We went to celebrate my friends engagement but unfortunately the staff is a little bit too much egocentric since it's all about they singing that they didn't even bother to ask if it was our 1st time, or if we were celebrating something special. Instead they just gave us a table and five minutes after they carried on with their music. The food is not the best Italian I've ever had, and the service needs an upgrade. They should take their audience a little bit more serious!

  • Visited November 2013
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The waiters sing whilst you eat! ”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

It sounds crazy and way out of my comfort zone but was actually a very unique idea and great experience.

We had to wait to be seated for about 5 minutes and you can sit inside it out.

Delicious food but you had to wait around between courses as the waiters/waitresses were busy singing to you, individually or together alternating inside and out of the restaurant whilst you ate.

Would recommend the experience and good food.


All other restaurants in the area had longer wait time so was good of cafe italia to squeeze us in.

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Brier, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
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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