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“Great food for a great price but super slow service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Acqua Pazza - CLOSED

Acqua Pazza
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Temecula, California
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food for a great price but super slow service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

The food is worth the wait if you have good company and conversation. It took forever to get our order placed and near impossible for them to keep water or coffe in our cups. They have a great prefix $20 dinner deals. The filet and eggplant out table ordered was fabulous. You have got to try their chocolate flour less cake!

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Thank Hawaiianbee
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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170 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Poor service , great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

After several visits to Acqua Pazza, we chose it for our dinner for four. With a reservation for an outside table and a warm, clear evening, everything seemed fine, until we met our server. He lacked any personality which would be ok if he knew his products and was efficient, but he was unable to help us with menu choices and got our appie order (raw oysters) wrong.
The food was delicious, but the service continued to be substandard. We weren't offered fresh ground pepper, and after asking for it had to wait at least five minutes, by which time our entrees were getting cold. He also mysteriously disappeared for a long time before bringing us dessert - by that time, we were the last table sitting in his section.
If the restaurant wants to contact me, I will provide his name. And to be fair, the support servers and bus staff were friendly and efficient. It was only the server who did this popular restaurant a disservice.
One other small issue: the rocks just on the other side of the glass partition from our table was literally covered in bird poop. Perhaps it could be cleaned up to help encourage our appetites.

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Thank SophiagoestoItaly2
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SF Bay Area
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Repeat customer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was our third visit over the course of a couple years to Acqua Pazza. We liked it so much before that we even gave a gift certificate to some friends who often join us when we vacation in the area. The restaurant is very popular but we made reservations and were seated immediately, walking past others who were waiting and being told "45 minutes" for a table. Their fixed price menu is excellent and be viewed on their website with the rest of the menu. I chose the soup, shrimp pasta and tiramisu as my three courses and all were great. Portions are reasonable to large. My husband's pork chop was far more than he could finish. Our waiter was personable and even chatty to the right extent. We always order the fixed price menu because we like the choices but the rest of the menu is reasonably priced as well. We did not request a booth or a table overlooking the artificial pond in front of the restaurant and I hope to remember to do this next time since ee'll be going back again the next time we're in Palm Springs.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank janiewall
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Campbell
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Cuisine and Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We discovered this restaurant during a recent visit. Breakfast menu features all the regular choices plus lox and caviar, Shrimp Benedict, and French Crepes just to list a few items. Price and quality should please most. We also enjoyed a lunch next to the water feature and Happy Hour (from 11-11) on other visits.

Quality and value along with excellent service make this a favorite of ours in the area.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank rickc316
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dallas, texas
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

Ate breakfast outside overlooking the "river" and has a very enjoyable meal.
Restaurant is located in the River shopping area of Rancho Mirage and is a must for those that want to get away from their hotel meals.
Breakfast menu is extensive and the waitstaff very professional. If you're not big eaters, split the order. Had blueberry waffles that was big enough for two and my wife ordered an omelet that was also big enough for two.
A great break form anywhere else.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank texascouple21
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