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Nicolino's Italian Restaurant

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35325 Date Palm Dr Ste 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7032
+1 760-324-0411
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11:00 - 21:30
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Cathedral City, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All time favorite place to go! Great atmosphere and the staff treats you like family! Amazing food and would defiantly recommend trying it!!

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Thank PTJJC
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Mark and Rhonda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Cathedral City to see my family. Being eight of us and no one wanted to cook we decided to go out for Italian. Called Nicolino's for reservation. Arrived a little late and was greeted by the owner who made us feel comfortable about not being on time. "no worries " he said relax and enjoy he said. His... More 

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Thank Emilie C
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ma'am for your review. Next time you're in town please stop by and say hello I like to put a face to a name. Entire staff at Nicolino's thank you again More 

San Juan Capistrano, California
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time visiting this local restaurant and we will definitely go again. The Italian Sausage and Peppers dish, Veal and Chicken Picatta dish and Spaghetti and Meatballs were delicious. When we arrived, there was only one table left, the restaurant was full! The entertainment was great and people were dancing. Fun place to bring family and friends,... More 

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Thank Tiffany G
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Rhonda and myself thank you. And wish you a happy new year. More 

Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the ad, we made the decision to give it a try. I had the calamari steak which I had not had for several years and found it satisfactory though not great. I would go back and try something else as the atmosphere was appealing.

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Thank Ralph B
toluca lake, ca
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went into Nicolino's on a Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City........a BAD decision. Being a first generation Italian I asked the owner where he's from, he mentioned he is an Italian from Mississippi. Well the food tasted like a Mississippi swamp. The pasta bolognese tasted as though the owner and cook had no conception of descent Italian food. It's a... More 

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Thank nyersteve
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. However I do feel it's a little bit harsh. I do find it very interesting that you would know what Mississippi swamp tastes like. That disturbs me a little bit. Also I wished you would have told me your dissatisfaction to my face. However I am disappointed that we did not satisfy you. Sorry. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This family run Italian restaurant has a very nice menu, but their specialty seems to be their Pizza which is as good as it comes. Their wine selection is excellent, but they have chosen very good house wines and you will be satisfied with a carafe or two of them. Fun live music on some nights and a very unique... More 

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Thank diehardcowboy
mark C, Owner at Nicolino's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you sir. On behalf of the intire staff at Nicolino's we appreciate your review. More 

New York, NY
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nicolino's Italian Restaurant portions are GIGANTIC! I ordered an appetizer of meat balls, which proved to be four meat balls, a main course sized serving! A little side dish of pasta appeared, which size-wise, was also a main course that had a so-so sauce. Looking at my meal, I debated the comparative definitions of the word "feeding" as opposed to... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

All 6 of us enjoyed the Italian food. Friendly service. Went back 2 nights later for good takeout pizza. Busy place but not slow. Everyone seemed friendly as we waited for table to be prepared.

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Thank Mark E
Winnipeg, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had the chicken parmasen and chicken a la checca with italian sausage. both meals very good and lots to eat. While inside a large birthday party were enjoying them selves.

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Palm Springs
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This establishment has a separate bar with nightly entertainment that you can gently hear from the dining room. Nice choices from the menu. Service is more than excellent. Large free parking lot; but, it is shared by many businesses in the same strip mall.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35325 Date Palm Dr Ste 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234-7032
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cathedral City
  • Phone Number: +1 760-324-0411

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