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74901 US Highway 111, The Village Shopping Center, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
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Grass Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants to visit for an extraordinary night out in the High Desert area. The food is great and the singing and dancing wait staff are fantastic. They will get you moving in your seats and keep you entertained in this cozy little restaurant with front row seats everywhere. I took some of my family... More 

Thank GregBulanti
San Diego
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cafe Italia for a second time. Again, food was great, but the SERVICE makes this place over the top. They were able to fit us in on a very busy night, and made us feel right at home.

Thank Mike N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was bland but well presented. Chicken parm needed salt to bring it alive. Singing waiters are an intrusion to the moment unless you come there for the music. Background music not appropriate for dinner.

Thank Joe K
Gig Harbor, Washington
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Italian food, took party there for birthday celebration. Was disappointed on this visit with the lack of singing waiters/waitresses. Service average, food good, but did not like 20% tip automatically add to charge.. Prefer to tip based on service!

Thank Larrybfive
Fernie, Canada
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us went for an early dinner. We enjoyed lasagna, spaghetti bolognese, and chicken parmigiano. Everyone was very satisfied with their meals. In fact the two of us who had the chicken felt that it was the best that we have ever had, it literally melted in your mouth. The waiter was very attentive and had a wonderful sense... More 

Thank Christine F
Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The draw to this great little Italian restaurant is the singing waitstaff. They sing anything from show tunes to opera while walking through the restaurant. It is a small place, and their voices fill the room. We have eaten here many times and enjoyed it each time except for the last time. I ordered an item on the menu and... More 

Thank Barbara W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with another couple for birthday celebration. The meal was delicious and fabulous service. The singers were top notch, such a great evening, would highly recommend. Will definitely visit again when we are in this area.

Thank Christina W
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Cafe Italia is a true gem. We have been making this restaurant a priority for the last three visits. The food is wonderful and they accommodate gluten free diets. The staff sings songs throughout the evening as you dine. It is such a fun experience with wonderful food. The singers have Broadway quality voices and in between their song sets... More 

Thank ReChi1008
Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident. We loved the food and the ambiance. The young servers were wonderful singers! We even returned two nights later for a birthday celebration.

Thank OrcuttYachtClub
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting Palm Desert for a couple of days, my honey and I opted for a nice Italian dinner the Friday night before Christmas after doing online research . Tucked away in a small shopping center, The Village of Indian Wells, on Route111, we walked in to a cozy restaurant and heard angelic voices singing "Be our Guest" from Beauty and... More 

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74901 US Highway 111, The Village Shopping Center, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indian Wells
  • Phone Number: 760-773-3080

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