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Le Donne Cucina Italiana

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72624 El Paseo Ste C7, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3316 (Hwy 111 & El Paseo)
+1 760-773-9441
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homemade pasta! The food is fresh and always very tasty! The portions are large, just like a typical Italian's meal at home. Does a great repeat business. The owner/ hostess makes you feel at home. They close in the summer and we don't have Italian till they open again! It was easier this year, since we were in Italy, to... More 

Thank David A
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation looking for a place to eat and came across this restaurant. Nice local atmosphere and really great food. I would recommend a reservation as the place really fills up. Definitely will return on our next trip to the area.

Thank Zeusallover
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The Veal Milanese is fantastic and as good any we have ever had! You must try! Although all of the other veal dishes are really good as are the pastas! Love the pasta with their awesome pesto! A great local find! This is our "go to" for Italian in the desert.

Thank n2r49rs
Palm Desert, California
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

In my opinion the best, for the money Italian Restaurant in the Palm Desert area. Everything was great, however I did not like the Minestrone, but that's their recipe not the quality.

Thank Paul M
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We ate here a couple of years ago and decided to come back again on this trip. Food was just as good as we remembered it. However, we had vivid memories of overeating last time, so we only ate half our servings and brought the leftovers back to our villa to eat the next day. You can't go wrong here... More 

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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in the valley! Home made Italian. Small and intimate. The owner is there all the time to watch over the guest, the service and the kitchen. Heather, the owner, greets the customers at the door with warmth. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.

Thank David A
London, Canada
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290 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We went to this restaurant during out 5 month stay in Palm Desert due to finding a two for one coupon. The restaurant was very small and crowded in a neighborhood strip mall. We ordered veal scallipini with a rosa sauce. It came with penne only and was covered in the same rosa sauce which was tasteless. The owner was... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

At the last minute we went to our favorite neighborhood restaurant and couldn't have been happier. From the complementary bruschetta to the nice selection of wines it was perfect. The chicken malinese with side of marinara and roasted peppers was pounded thin and was delicious. My wife had her favorite dish the shrimp sauteed with a pink vodka sauce and... More 

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pacific palisades
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

my husband and i went for dinner last friday night. read reviews, which were good, pictures looked great. we wanted seafood pasta... ugh! my shrimp in pink sauce tasted like kraft macaroni and cheese, with frozen shrimp. he had seafood soup; rubber fish... i feel bad about posting this; but people should know.... maybe we ordered the wrong things, because... More 

Thank travelswithjohn
Palm Desert, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Enjoy this restaurant about twice a month! A very large menu with so many choices! We have never been disappointed and are always greeted by the owner, Heather, who is most efficient. Love the linguini with clams and mussels. Great Italian in the desert!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72624 El Paseo Ste C7, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3316
    (Hwy 111 & El Paseo)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-9441

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