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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
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Remiremont, France
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mexican for sure. So not Italian in the food, in the wine and for the welcoming.... Not very expensive, it's true and not so bad dishes too, but absolutely not Italian ! For 5 persons : 2 pizzas, 2 pastas, 1 salad, 1 limonade, 1 coke, 4 glasses of White wine ( chardonnay from California): 122 $ . Not so... More 

Thank Xduprez
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third visit to this restaurant in the last 2 weeks the first visits the food was amazing . This time beyond disappointed . The service waitress was aweful I've been treated better at Denny's and the only reason I am giving them 3 stars was the waiter was very personable when I told him my dish was... More 

Palm Springs, Ca
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here and it was great, I had the Pollo Al Gorgonzola and it arrived hot and it was perfect. The owner and staff were attentive, cost reasonable and I will go back. They are so new they do not have a web page or even a functioning phone system. It's clean and has a perfect location, both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner, food was okay, portions are small and the first piece of bread is free, you pay for the rest. Wait staff is abrupt bordering on rude...scolded me, an Italian girl, for daring to expect more free bread to eat my pasta sauce...then brought my check and stood over me waiting to see what I would tip...hmmm...

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

You may go right by this gem if you are not looking... It is a few steps down off the sidewalk and a little hidden. BUT, once you find it you will be delighted with the wonderful service and food. Dining alfresco here is great too.

Thank Jon N
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food here is wonderful - we had the Leonardo Da Vinci salad which was beets on tomatoes over mozarella with fresh basil. So good! For mains we had the rigatoni (that night it was penne) puttanesca and the chicken alfredo. The pasta and sauces where fresh and delicious. We each had a glass of wine and the bill was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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191 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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240 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?