Italian Restaurants

IL Sogno

IL Sogno which means “Dream” in Italian, is a small café located on swanky El Paseo in Palm rsz imag2522Desert. It is super adorable, charming and cozy. The quaint patio with its dainty white metal chairs and tables, allow for a whimsical place to people watch alfresco. Inside, the brick colored walls inspire a romantic mood of sorts, with intimate banquette seating. But it’s the long granite counter across from the seating that can make your eyes pop out. It is a sweet tooth haven, or a diabetic’s nightmare. There are so many desserts displayed on the counter, it’s almost dizzying. It is natural to want to try every single one of them. Exquisitely made in house baked delights from cookies, to tarts, to flourless cakes and those with plenty of flour sit patiently on the granite surface, waiting to be chosen, to be adopted into some ones palate, content to be devoured and never to be seen again. IL Sogno’s pond sized cappuccinos make fantastic accompaniments to their delightful desserts.

IL Sogno also offers other items apart from their scrumptious desserts including soups, salad and other light breakfast and lunch fare.

Opened for Breakfast and Lunch, it is a real treat to stop into the café for a “Dreamy” afternoon of coffee, sweet treats and more. A definite Palm Springs Local favorite!!  

Indoor/Outdoor Seating, CC Accepted, $+

Opened Daily 9am-5pm, Closed June-September

73-375 El Paseo Palm Desert, 92260


NYPD Palm Springs

NYPDLocated in down town Palm Springs, NYPD is the central spot for pizza. The pizza is excellent, with a distinctive New York style crust, and city style edginess. NYPD stands out among the rest, and is the only place you would actually want to have a Felony (pepperoni, sausage, meatball, bacon bits and black olives…extra cheese please). Patrons can also hang out at the bar for moderately priced drinks; enjoy a slice and the colorful atmosphere, Cheers!

Indoor/Outdoor, CC accepted, Full bar, $+
Opened daily from 11am
260 North Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, Ca 92262

Ciro’s Ristorante & Pizzeria


Ciros_pizzaOpened in 1966 by the Mazzella family, Ciros has been serving Italian comfort food ever since. The casual family friendly atmosphere is inviting and their food a local favorite. One of their best pizzas (The Palm Springs Local pick) is the Paisano, which has the perfect balance of pepperoni, salami, lean beef sausage, luscious cheese and sauce, Perfecto! Try other crowd pleasers like their Lasagna and Italian Sub.760-568-9898 lose

Indoor/Outdoor seating, CC accepted, wine/beer, $$-
Opened for Lunch 11:30-2pm Mon-Sat /Dinner nightly from 4pm to close
81-963 Hwy 111I
ndio, Ca 92201

Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill


Cradled in the heart of Old Town La Quinta, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill has become a central place for food, friends and fun. With an active bar, friendly service staff and original menu, Stuft Pizza is sure to please. Pizza creations like the award winning Napa Valley pizza with, Canadian bacon, smoked apple wood bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms, cooked apples, mozzarella, brie and a mango drizzle, or The Mediterranean pizza with grilled chicken, spinach, artichokes, kalamata olives, caramelized onions and mozzarella are just a couple of menu highlights that make this place so popular.

Indoor/Outdoor seating, CC accepted, Full bar, $$
Opened daily from 11am
78-015 Main Street # 100
La Quinta, Ca 92253 

La Bella Cucina

LaBellaCucinaAmazing food can come out of a strip mall, and La Bella Cucina in Palm Desert is mouth watering proof. The restaurant has been serving up Italian favorites since 1996. There is no wonder why the food is so good, as chef and owner Tony Riccio comes from the family who had the famous Riccio's in Palm Springs. Fresh ingredients and attention to mastering the right medley of flavors, plus a welcoming staff, give Riccio a winning restaurant recipe. Try favorites like the Chicken Gorgonzola, Arrabiata Pasta, Penne ala Vodka and the Stuffed Poppers for an appetizer..Delizioso!

Indoor seating, CC accepted, wine/beer , $$
Opened daily 11am to 9pm72-355 Hwy 111 #C
Palm Desert, Ca 92260

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