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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

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72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
+1 760-340-9318
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

La Spiga is one of the desert's finest restaurants, without a doubt. The rooms are lovely, the staff is warm and welcoming and the food is delicious. If I had to quibble about anything, it would be the too-generous portions. I started with octopus carpaccio: finely shaved octopus dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice. The husband had the... More 

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Gig Harbor
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An upscale restaurant with good food, elegant service with a desert mountain view. We are snowbirds when always make it a point to eat here. The prices are moderate considering the quality of the food, service and atmosphere. The is outdoor dining with heaters to cut the chill after the sun goes down. They have their own herb garden in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 Professional Waiters, Elena, Angelica, and Mossimo create the greatest time while serving us the most delicious Italian food we've had anywhere in the world. We are foodies, and each Waiter made sure we experienced the best food money can buy! We come back every time we are in Palm Desert and feel remembered and important! We love to order... More 

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Toronto
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at La Spiga for the first time while on holiday in Palm Desert. We anticipated a memorable meal but were disappointed by the quality of the food and the inattentive service. My wife had pea soup, which was tepid at best, and swordfish which she found tough. I had a caprese salad and pappardelle with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

we met friends here to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked up to the door, the customer service began with a big welcome from the valet, the hostess, and the waiter. The service was impeccable tableside- no glass was ever completely empty and no completed dishes left on the table. We each had a different salad... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was my first time at La Spiga. Decided to splurge a bit and celebrate a special occasion. I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed, given all the good things I've read about this upscale restaurant. We had a 3-course meal, and although some items were fine, others left something to be desired. The soup was too salty for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Connie and Vince, the owners were such gracious hosts. From their start in Edmonton, AB Canada , it has been 16 years since we last enjoyed their cuisine. Service and food were outstanding, and all in a beautiful atmosphere and surroundings. We miss having La Spiga in Edmonton, but will return to Palm Desert to enjoy a superb Italian dinner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Open air dining in a beautiful setting: surrounded by herb gardens and lush foliage -,what more could you ask for...? Well perhaps a trip to Italy itself? Oh, the food, yes, the food was perfection!!! The veal scallopini was melt in your mouth delicious. Not too many capers and just enough sauce. The grits were perfect and the grand finale... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had a party of six and food, service and ambiance is as good as it gets. Our waitress Elena was an added treat, she was knowledgeable, with a great personality.Prices are on the upper end of the spectrum, but if you're looking for an elegant evening this is the place.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 8 coworkers. We sat outside in the private pavilion with the fireplace. The heaters and fireplace were perfect on a cool and rainy night. The atmosphere and service were amazing. Our server had been there 8 years and was very familiar with the menu. He was able to make amazing recommendations and answer any... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72557 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-9318
Description
High end Italian, large herb, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, mountain views, huge patio, 4 gazeboes for private dining for different size of parties. Mostly organic, hormone free antibiotic free meats. All sauces made on site, no soup bases, no preservatives. Family owned, owner/Chef born in Italy, wife front of the house also born in Italy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?