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“Just love this place.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Tiramisu

Trattoria Tiramisu
Ranked #41 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Halifax, Canada
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Just love this place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I am a former Chef at some renowned restaurants and love this place for the kichen....the chef owner is really good, unpretentious but superbly crafted food, i come here regularly through the winter and have never had a disapointing meal. Service is excellent, room is charming and the owners wife keeps a sharp eye on things from the reception. Expect the best

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English first
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Another fine evening at Tiramisu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have been several times to this restaurant and truly never been disappointed.
It has become one of our go to restaurants in the desert for reliable quality, gracious hosts and very comfortable atmosphere. Notwithstanding its location in a food store anchored strip shopping center, this restaurant is worth a try. Last night I ordered the rack of lamb and it was excellent. Unlike many of the restaurants in the Valley, the portions were normal sized but still fulfilling.
My only complaint would be that the rack was cut and then individually grilled like lamb chops instead of seared and roasted in the traditional style. It was still excellent and enjoyable. Everyone in our group ordered a different meal and consistently enjoyed it.
We shared a few Tiramisu for desert and they were delicious.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Over priced, small portions, food wasn't even good, terribly over crowded in a very very small area.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I got ensalada Bella. It was $14 and was the size if a side salad...it was one soggy mess with a bitter taste. It was only an appetizer but the portion size was relatively small for the price. Very little cheese or much of anything except soggy green and red lettuce. My partner ordered vegetable soup and got served tomato. His dish was supposed to be spaghetti with lobster. The noodles were not thin and were very under cooked with little to no lobster. Overall I wouldn't waste your time or money. Overpriced and undervalued!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this delightful establishment for the some of the best dining in the area. Went with another couple on Valentine's Day. The place was full and the staff handled it like any other night. The ladies asked about veal picatta which was not on the menu and without hesitation the server said the chef would prepare it--they thought it was great. I had the sand dabs and they were perfect; better than Tadich Grill.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Will try again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

We visited Trattoria Tiramisu on the strong recommendations of relatives. We called for reservations on the afternoon of our visit - patio seating only at the time we requested (we were attending a concert at McCallum so had to reserve at 6:00PM). Although cool outside, the patio heaters were on and kept us warm. Evidently there are MANY regulars at this restaurant. Although we are only part-time residents of the desert we have many visitors so we use January as our month to scout out places to visit and to bring visitors or as a couple. First impressions DO count! Our waiter was very familiar with the menu and specials - mentioning a couple that were especially tasty. Our food was delicious. However, we felt like second class citizens with all the regulars - who received far more attentive service than we did. We are usually very stong tippers and at one time we thought of leaving only a 10% tip. Eventually the service warmed a bit so we left a better tip. We will try this restaurant again but we will not bring visitors there unless we have a better experience the second time. I was not sure how to rate this restaurant because the food was really good. Service counts toward grades.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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