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Cafe Italia

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74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
+1 760-773-3080
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Orcutt, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident. We loved the food and the ambiance. The young servers were wonderful singers! We even returned two nights later for a birthday celebration.

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Thank OrcuttYachtClub
Thousand Oaks, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Palm Desert for a couple of days, my honey and I opted for a nice Italian dinner the Friday night before Christmas after doing online research . Tucked away in a small shopping center, The Village of Indian Wells, on Route111, we walked in to a cozy restaurant and heard angelic voices singing "Be our Guest" from Beauty and... More 

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Thank Linda S
Indian Wells, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with the quality of the food, it use to be great food and great entertainment. They seem to concentrate more on the singers now.

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Thank jimandkathyr
San Francisco, California
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174 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We recently had dinner here. Good food and good music. The music, or shall I say live singing, was provided by its waiting staff. Quite impressive. We had a great time.

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Thank 908Laura
Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

An Italian restaurant in a small premises, with wait staff who sing classic opera, stage and movie songs. The menu is an extensive range of Italian food, good but not outstanding. Service is fast and efficient and prices are modest. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

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Thank Wilfredo48
Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

For the few who claim the food does not measure up, I wager that they do not understand Northern Italian cuisine and were expecting pizza, lasagna and spaghetti. Saying, "my family is Italian" and then judging this food is akin to a resident of Portland, Maine claiming that a barbeque made in France is not "real" barbeque. Various regions of... More 

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Thank John K
Pleasanton, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Enjoyed the Italian food and the singing waiter Nice atmosphere Would go back again Nice menu Friendly staff Hidden at the end of the shopping center-a nice surprise-good food

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Thank Ellen B
Palm Desert, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times and are always entertained and well fed when we leave. The wait staff are all courteous and helpful, and when they burst out in song, whether it is a show tune or opera ... Wow! ... pure entertainment.

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Thank Barbara W
Mississauga, Canada
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The cuisine is good Italin food that one would expect in a local family restaurant. Our lasagna and seafood risotto were very ample in portion size. The risotto had a generous amount of seafood. The lasagna was home style. What sets the restaurant apart is the singing wait staff. The night we were there we were serenaded by a young... More 

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Thank Oldfred17
Portland Oregon
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night with some friends from Canada we met at the Marriott Shadow Ridge Resort. We had the early bird special, 3 courses for $20. My wife and I had clams in the shell with a white sauce - OK but wouldn't order again. The best part of the evening was that the waiters sang opera. Overall we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indian Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-3080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?