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Francesco's Cafe

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72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
+1 760-202-4425
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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palm springs
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was our third visit. Excellent chicken kebob on our 1st visit. Chicken dry on the 2nd. My wife had the kebob again on our latest visit, good again. However, I had Seafood Basmati which included(as per the menu description) "baby lobster tails, halibut, scallops, clams, mussels and shrimp in a creamy seafood broth". The main problem was with the... More 

Thank barmanps
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Persian/Italian mix seemed a little odd, but both turned out delicious. We ordered the margarita pizza (very fresh and the crust was perfect - not too thin and not too thick) and the lamb and chicken kabob (rice yummy, chicken flavorful and not too dry, and pita bread soft; but lamb was a little burnt). We would be happy... More 

1 Thank sharonleann
San Ramon, California
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

If you are willing to forgo ambiance, do yourself a favor and visit Francesco’s for an incredibly delicious meal for a very good price in Rancho Mirage. We visit the desert every year from our home in the Bay Area and we never miss the chance to eat at this somewhat unique restaurant. Yes, it is located in a storefront... More 

Thank Ed B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on a 120 degree Monday night and it was not crowded. We all ordered off of the Persian side of the menu and had falafel and lamb dishes. The other menus items were Italian fare and when the waiter brought them to other tables they looked great. In nice weather this is walking distance from the Westin.... More 

Thank NDTGermany
Long Beach
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here yesterday with my cousin after a very hot round of golf. We both had the Persian salad with Chicken - so fresh, yummy, cool, and really hit the spot. I stopped by for another salad today. I would be a regular if I lived closer!

Thank cdematt
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Fresh salads. Lots of options. Excellent kids menu as well. We loved the pizza, garlic bread, house salad, and manicotti.

Thank Julie K
Belgrade, Montana
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622 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We had been suggested to go here by a few people we know. We have not dined out with these people so we don't really know what they call good or not. Some people call good, large portions, some call it flavor, and then here we are with world wide traveling and tasting palates. Where portion size is not why... More 

1 Thank jeffreyshapiro
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Came here with my son during a vacation to Palm springs. Was looking for some quick good food before a concert and found this restaurant. They have a very wide variety of food and it all tastes homemade and fresh to order. The portions were very big and so much so that we are bringing home half of our meals... More 

Thank Brandon752
Marianna, Florida
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent. No one was disappointed. Wine was good. Atmosphere of family! I would recommend if you are in Palm Desert.

1 Thank Mike N
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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146 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

My husband loves pizza and I have trouble finding Persian restaurants that I like. Friends brought us here a year or so ago. We have been back and back. I love their food and we really can have a fun meal where we tast each other's meals which are so very different. Yes, this is the result of multiethnic collaboration.... More 

1 Thank Margi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-202-4425

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