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Dining Around The Desert: Café Italia, Indian Wells

Cafe Italia blog Palm Springs Real EstateIf you are looking for something different and fun, you’ll likely find Café Italia to be a nice change of pace. Singing waiters engage patrons and take turns performing solo and in small groups. While the performances slow service a bit on a busy night, the change of pace and festive atmosphere made up for it on our recent visit.

Our table of four sampled chicken piccata and a large bone-in veal parmesan entree that were both delicious. The spaghetti Bolognese could have used a bit more seasoning but was still tasty. Entree prices were very reasonable as was most of the wine list (no cocktails). The menu includes pasta, seafood, steak and chicken as well as a number of specials each evening.

Café Italia’s interior space is small but cozy – certainly nothing fancy, and they have a small patio located out front. On this Friday night the place was packed and people without reservations were turned away. Café Italia’s slogan is “all dinners include soup, salad and signing.”
Café Italia: 74-901 Hwy 111, Indian Wells (760) 773-3080

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