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L'Olivo Italian Bistro

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333 N Palm Canyon Dr, Suite 105, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5658
+1 760-327-0382
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our dinner. This isn't Olive Garden nor Spago. It's classic cuisine from Italy. We loved the marsala chicken , bolognese, and carbonara. The bread was warm and delicious. The portions are huge. It's a relaxing eatery where one can enjoy a great red wine and pasta, chicken, fish... Don't expect stacks, smears, foams. We loved it!

Thank boobot1
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went wandering on the first night of our arrival and after passing quite a few restaurants decided to stop at this one, although only one table being served. Extremely pleasant staff, the food was lovely, and a great first night. By the time we left all the tables were full.

Thank milliekes
Palm Springs, California
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188 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am not happy when I have to write a review like this but I can ONLY hope DRASTIC changes are made to replace the chef or cook responsible for this awful food and that THAT chef/cook will rethink his/her career, get schooling, watch the Food Network or take a trip to Italy! Here's the sad story. We had tickets... More 

Thank love2eat333
Marina del Rey, California
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229 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My husband and I were in Palm Springs this past weekend, we were looking for Italian food. In November we ate at Kalura Trattoria which did not impress us enough to want to go back to. It was a really nice night out and we wanted to eat outside. We happened to walk by L'Olivo around 5:30 on Friday night,... More 

Thank NYCaliKara
Orange County, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice dinner here on a recent trip to Palm Springs. The food is actually really good. One of the best pesto sauces I have ever had. It was a slow night, but the service was great. Would definitely go again.

Thank 2kornsontherun
Kansas City, Kansas
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Italians my favorite food and this place did not disappoint me (many do). L'olivo was great-no jarred, processed marinara! The parpadelle with bolognese was delicious! Even the house salads vinaigrette had me mopping it up with my roll!

Thank kameronl
Evanston, Illinois
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

L'Olivo's is one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. We go there every time we're here which is a few times a year. We introduced some friends to it on New Year's Day, and the 6 of us all really enjoyed it. The music is fun when the one owner plays on his grand piano and sings, and most... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We had a two night stay in Palm Springs and choose this place for the second night. Service very good and the restaurant is well layer out to create a nice atmosphere. The food is just ok though nothing special. If it's Italian you are after maybe try somewhere else.

1 Thank Quigs61
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

We were there for one night dinner and the food was simply ok. I was expecting something extraordinary. The staff is friendly but distant. The location is great but I think it lacks of ambiance outdoors. Salad we ordered was simply bland. They could do better.

1 Thank marc j
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

It has been a long time since I have had such delicious pasta and pizza and the service is very friendly. A very attractive restaurant with white table cloths and a patio out front.

Thank torontobiggs1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 N Palm Canyon Dr, Suite 105, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-0382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?