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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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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service with plenty of attention to detail Bolognese gravy has depth of flavor recommended and not like others where they put cream in a tomato sauce. Lots of mushrooms and sausage Eggplant parmigiana freshly made and cooked to perfection We will be back

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

Thank you for your review. The staff and I appreciate it. Live long and he well. Mark More 

Cathedral City, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is a happening place, but the restaurant food is mediocre. The bar menu and entertainment works well. If you are looking for outstanding Italian food; go elsewhere. Next time we will come in early enough to get a seat in the bar and enjoy the entertainment.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a few minutes from Westin Mission Hills (Dinah Shore Blvd to Date Palm). Simple dinner stop, excellent Pizza Margherita.

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

Thank you for your review, margarita pizzas are one of my favorites as well. Mark More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for some good pizza! Ample serving and ingredients. We were there on a Saturday night and they had live entertainment. Seemed to be a favorite for the locals.

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

Thank you for your review. Live long and eat well. Mark More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint Italian atmosphere. Clean with polite and attentive wait staff. I had a small pizza and my wife had chicken piccata. We both had house chianti. The wine was very good. My pizza was delicious, flavorful ingredients cooked to perfection. Good crust. Among the best anywhere I have tried. The chicken lemon sauce was light and flavorful without being... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Five friends dropped in to Nicolinos on a Tuesday night after hearing a fantastic singer at a local bar. The atmosphere is perfect for having a great time. We ordered an appetizer, enjoyed the fantastic garlic bread and a bottle of vino and laughed ourselves sick. Service was fun and professional..the food was excellent. Pizza thin crust and delicious.

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

Thank you for review. Mark. More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This no-frills eatery not far from downtown P.S. offers a huge array of Italian dishes that could've come from Grandma's kitchen. Nothing high-end, either price-wise or quality-wise but lots of it. (My order of penne was enough for two!) The service was brisk and not especially warm, but the food was hot. The place wasn't busy but I could imagine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Yucky! Some of the worst Italian food I've ever had. The place itself has an okay bar area with a happy hour which has many options. We started with caprese salad. The mozzarella quality was relatively low and the tomatoes were not great. Balsamic was runny. PIzza was not that great either. The sauce was truly awful. I would never... More 

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

Sorry we disappointed you. Our goal is to please everyone all the time however I guess we drop the ball with you so sorry. More 

Castro Valley, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We sat in the bar. Service was slow. From example we had to ask for the bread that had been promised 15 minutes before by the waiter. My pasta was not only al dente, it was so undercooked it could have broken my dente (dente=tooth in italian). Lots of better restaurants in the area.

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

Wish you would've said something immediately would've been glad to correct any dislike that you might've encountered. I am personally there every evening and I would've glad to make things right. Sorry to disappoint you More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Walking in to Nicolino's reminded me of all the family restaurants making up Little Italy in NYC - and that's a good thing. Our group was hungry after spending most of the day traveling it was late afternoon and we decided on an early dinner around 4:30. We were promptly greeted, escorted to a table in a back room with... More 

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

Thank you for your review. You are most kind. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?