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74970 Country Club Dr, Country Club and Cook, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1976
+1 760-776-7500
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicely decorated small restaurant, well-appointed and quiet. Waiter was attentive, recommended the caprese salad not-on-the-menu special, said we'd need two orders, but neglected to mention the price and we were too naive to ask. Sticker shock comes later. Salads arrived: three large tomato slices, three gobs of mozzarella, three basil leaves per plate. Bread arrived, taste and texture absolutely perfect.... More 

Thank Silvertongue424242
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is quaint and charming, and the service is top notch. The waiter overheard us talking about the birthday we were celebrating, and surprised us with a song from the entire staff and a chocolate cake! We were blown away. We will definitely be returning the next time we are in Palm Desert.

Thank Karen L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in after long day of flying and was welcomed and served great dinner, great bread, wine and friendly staff.

Thank Genevieve A
new england
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated immediately without a reservation. We ordered a bottle of wine which came within a reasonable amount of time. But then our waiter disappeared for an unreasonable amount of time before we finally spotted him and got his attention. We ordered calamari as an appetizer. It was tender but very salty. We asked for water as our mouths... More 

Thank abkovacs
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our meals of Osso bucco and a salmon dish. I'm from Seattle where we eat fresh salmon frequently, Bella Vita did justice with their salmon entree in both taste and presentation. The restaurant was so full with happy people, we could tell we happened upon a very special dining experience. The service was exceptional!! We were served by 4... More 

Thank PattiWall
Palm Springs, California
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic and beautiful Italian eatery, highlighted by an interesting and unique menu. The food is wonderfully prepared, with a careful balance of ingredients resulting in delicious food, great to delight eyes , smell, taste and aura. If you're anywhere near Bella Vita, stop in for a treat. Sparkling clean, superb service and classic ambiance. Try any of the pastas (all... More 

Thank SJM921
Calgary, Canada
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190 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Been coming here at least once a year for many years. Always a great meal at resonably prices. Pastas, come in a smaller size which is plenty by the time you enjoy sharing some appetizers, calamari ect. Every thing here very tasty and excellent service. Reservations here are always a good idea.

Thank Grant L
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were here a few years ago and remembered it again for our last night in the desert this year, before returning to Canada. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, on the patio.. the Caprese salad was delicious. The veal and the salmon were perfect and the Tiramisu!!! The service was very attentive. We will be back, it is difficult to... More 

Thank Martinerob13
Palm Desert, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have spent the summer searching restaurants for my father in law. Let me just say I found the best. I've been to the Cork Tree right next door. I laugh as I sit in a family oriented business and eat THE BEST SEA BASS EVER. it literally melts in your mouth. The staff are friendly and warm. The prices... More 

Thank LanddLover
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a quick lunch before our Adventure Hummer Tour. Service was very quick . Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was really delicious. Would definitely eat there again. My cesear salad was the best I have had anywhere. Not drowned in dressing very crisp and fresh.

Thank Picture468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74970 Country Club Dr, Country Club and Cook, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1976
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-776-7500

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