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Michael's Pizzeria - Rancho Mirage
Michael's Pizzeria - Rancho Mirage

Michael's Pizzeria - Rancho Mirage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.michaelspizzeria.com
  • Phone: (760) 341-4222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm


    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria, Italian
  • Executive Chef: David Coleman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bob Hope Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Michael's Pizzeria - Rancho Mirage
Located at The River at Bob Hope and 111, Michael's Pizzeria is where classic and modern meet. When you visit, it won’t take you long to learn what countless happy customers and the folks at Zagat already know: This is some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the country. Whether you want to enjoy the simple perfection of a Margherita, or something a little out of the ordinary, your pizza will be made with the freshest ingredients possible and cooked just right in their 800°F wood-burning oven. But it’s not all pizza at Michael’s Pizzeria. They also offer delicious appetizers, salads, entrees cooked and served in cast iron skillets, and of course, an excellent selection of beer and wine. Michael’s Pizzeria is where people go to “try pizza for the very first time.”Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "This has to be considered an outing of special occasion since the cost average per person was $25 not including tip. This is not the average pizza cost to dine out. But, the pizza were delicious so one would have to consider this as a specialty restaurant and not bring the ballteam and cover the bill."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It's one of the best places for pizza in the Palm Springs area! It's a place to go at least once a month! Everything is fresh and simply delicious!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Poor food and service. One good thing was each kids were being comped by stretching their own pizza (what a fun thing for kids!), then they will bake em and serve, but the bottom of pizza were totally black and burned! Our pizza were very doughy, wet sauce, very few cheese and were too watery, also burned at bottom, and bland. We also had the salad and was just good, but portion way too small. Calamari was flat and greasy. On the service side, extremely slow, waited about 45 minutes after ordering. We had to ask for bread, but unlike other tables, they brought us just bread without oil and had to ask for them. Servers checked if everything was ok, just just tell them good, but they should have been aware we waited too long enough!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I really can't stress how much I enjoyed this place , I'm new to the area and michaels pizzeria is already on my regular list , went yesterday with my family and was pleasantly surprised by the level of service and the outstanding food . Our server Jaime was absolutely professional , knew the menu like the back of his hand , and was even able to recommend a dish for my grandmother and her very restrictive diet . My brother his girlfriend and I decided to go with a bunch of plates and pizzas and it ended up being perfect for a hot day , the calamari was probably one of the best . :)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a great evening....wonderful pizza and the desserts were remarkable. We had a great server that was attentive to us and made great recommendations. This was our first time to Palm Springs and we know we will be back and will be looking forward to coming back here for a great meal...thank you."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "What a nice place , my waiter was patient , helpful , and he was able to answer any question I had , there were 6 of us , first time there so we ordered different things . Everything was just amazing Customers service was great , our waiter Jaime make us feel welcome , TOO GOOD because good customer service is hard to find . The only bad thing, the wines are very expensive ."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everyone should try it once! You'll get addicited. They make the dough, cheese and sauce in house and very fresh! It's a must try!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I work in Palm Springs about 20 days a year and Michael's is across the street from where we hold the conferences. It has become our go-to place for a relaxing and delicious meal. They have a nice wine list too."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food here is ABSOLUTELY delicious.....it really is but overall with our server Tania lee I believe and the layout and ambiance it brought it down for me. I would simply just go for the pizza and take it to go. it's DEFINITELY not kid-friendly and our server was NOT a server just an order taker it almost felt like she HATED coming to her tables. The colors of the place are used very well together but we couldn't appreciate much of the place having been stuck in a corner with the only option of facing another table that was 5 inches away. Like I said everything we ordered was FANTASTIC just disappointed that I will take out instead of fine in next time."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Food was ok, nothing to rave about. Not sure what happened to our order because twice we heard our pizza was just about done. Red sauce tasted like tomato paste right out of the can. Beverages were too expensive. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My second time here and I definitely I love it , a nice chat with my waiter about the word cup and soccer he's just really good , good guy the same with the cooks they make you have a great time , lary explain to me how they make the cheese , sausage etc .. Very interesting I came on a perfect day my waiter explained to me about the special of the day MY SECOND GLASS OF WINE FOR ONLY 25 cents , whatttttttttttt ?? Yes only 25 cents . The food it's OUTSTANDING 5 stars for the food 5 stars for the service "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I tried this place for the first time last night and it was amazing best pizza in the desert , my waiter was the best. GREAT SERVICE , I definitely be back . "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent salad. Calzone - mediocre at best; peas do not belong in a calzone, sausage too peppery, minimal ricotta, but excellent mozzarella. Pizza crust good, but 2 little leaves of basil on a margherita? Tried to fancy up the cannoli, but flavor lost in too much lemon zest. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "From the moment we entered we felt well taken care of. Friendly staff all the way from hostess to Manager, including cooks. Food is outstanding and everything we ordered was fantastic. Excellent Italian food. Great variety of Pizza's and we tried the nightly special, it was fettuccini with brazed oxen tail, they were outstanding. Will go back again for sure. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Small, intimate restaurant, with a great pizza menu. Skillet dishes are really tasty. Highly recommend. Make reservations!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Poor service, tiny portions, uncomfortable seating, not a good value at all. I wont be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is probably okay when people are able to eat outside but due to wind that didn't happen the night we were there. We had to wait a half hour after our reservation time for a table and during that time apparently they sold out of the pasta which is what we went threw to try. Later we were hearing people being served pasta after we ordered other entrées. The guy and gal in charge tried very hard to make everything work but this place is too small in my opinion to take reservations, We will not go back in spite of the food being pretty good."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was terrible from the time we walked in the door!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Always try to dine here when in the desert. Salads are wonderful and the pizza's are just like you find in Italy."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I've tried a lot of wood fired pizza in my day and Michaels is right on top. From the chewy crispy crust to the amazing sauce and the imaginative ingredients it really is a great pizza. They have some nice salads to start I love the michaels salad which is Arugula shallots Parmesan they also have a couple of great small plates to share. Desert a great cannoli Also the almond cake with rosemary sauce is yummy"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "In my opinion, Michael's has the best pizza in Palm Springs area. Great service from a very friendly staff. Good value."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is delicious and a lot of the products are made on site (salumi, mozzarella, etc.). The flavors are very good. If you sit at the bar you can watch the food being prepared. Service is usually good, but on this visit it was a bit off; our waitress may have been new. I love the rolled pizza, or rotolino."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We found Michael's about 2 years ago . I'm a foodie From Chicago and we also have a place here in Rancho Mirage. So pizza is one of my favorite things Especially Wood fired neopolitan style. So being from Chicago and being very lucky to be able to travel often I've sampled some of the best around . I have a lot of places and Michaels is in my top 3. Actually tied with Pizza Bianco in az. The pizzas are delightful with a chewy crunch in the crust . The margarita is amazing with a nice sauce and really great mozzarella .We've tried about half there pizzas and calzones all have been great The lasagne is also off the hook too! This is a must try place when in the Rancho mirage palm desert area"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! Casual place. Ate there two days in a row on a visit to Palm Springs. The gnocchi with oxtail was awesome!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The pizza here is true, authentic Italian pizza. They even serve the pizza uncut, just like in Italy. You can request it cut if you would like, but the reason they don't is because the steam from being cut causes the crust to soften quicker. Although, the pizza is so good it won't last too long on your plate! The other dishes on the menu were delicious too. I had the braised Oxtail with Gnocchi. It was very good, but also very rich. The atmosphere is very casual and it is located within an outdoor mall which can be misleading with all the chain restaurants around. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I thought the pizza was tasty, which is certainly a plus for a pizza place! The caesar salad came dressed with a slimy anchovie slithering on the plate though. Not appetizing! Highly suggest omitting that! Our server was friendly, and the interior was really nice. Affordable with 12" pizzas enough to share, perfect size lunch with one appetizer shared."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If you enjoy truly great pizza then you will be disappointed with this restaurant. Otherwise they have some creative ideas for pizza."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food, period. Had pizza and is amazing, crust and toppings are perfect. You can see kitchen and house made sausage hanging to dry. Service just a bit gaping but does not affect going back for the food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Love Michaels at all their locations. Pizza is top notch. I just can't visit and not order a straciatella mortadella pistachio pizza. So good! Great selection of beer and wine that are paired with the menu. Cast iron specialties like lasagna are great, as are the salads. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good spot for some real authentic Italian food. Reasonably priced. Starter portions are a bit on the small side. Menu is catered to the Italian speaker, which is fine, but our waiter wasn't very helpful when we needed help deciphering some of the choices. Several of us used our phones to view pictures of the entrees on their website which was very helpful. Aside from that, the food was great and we look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was quite good. Our request for special dietary items was met. Will be back, upon occasion."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Ordered the marguerite pizza ..the mozzarella could have been a little more cooked it was clumped on the pizza and when you took a bit the clump comes right off. Having it be my fav pizza I've had it throughout the east coast n Italy I know my pizza."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. I have never had such a unique pizza. It was so good! First time I have never had a pizza cut and would totally do it that way again. The cheese was to die for!!!! The staff was very friendly. We were greeted at the door instantly and when we left they all said good bye. Our server ( Tonalea) was so helpful in helping me select a glass of wine with lunch. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and all the beer and wine that they offered. Very helpful, always smiling and attentive. Very clean place. Bathrooms spotless. Would go again and again if it was just a little closer!! Maybe that's a good thing!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Good pizza, interesting combinations but Margarita was the best! Also good salads, we had the pear and endive With pizza as well as the calamari for starters. A perfect night at the River, a good movie and good Dinner."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is the Best place for Pizza in the Desert by far. Also has great salads and Lasagna with handmade pasta."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Located in The River, great authentic pizzas. Reasonable prices. Service was good."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. By far it has the best Pizza in the Coachella Valley."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We have been here several times and the food and service are always excellent. This time we came with foodie friends who were recently in Italy. They were more than impressed with the authentic light touch of true Italian food. Loved the arrancini, pear salad and white pizza with speck. We'll be back for more. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had high hopes from the descriptions on the menu and the 4-star rating, but were very disappointed. It wasn't terrible. In fact, the appetizers that we ordered were good, but the pizza was disappointing, and the whole meal was far too expensive for the quality of the food. Coming from Chicago, we are spoiled, and so can perhaps understand how Michael's has a 4-star rating from the Coachella Valley diners, but we expected a lot more. Ah well, I guess we'll keep searching for a good CV pizza place and for a good Italian restaurant. We've crossed Michael's off our list."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "What a wonderful find! The pizza is amazing. Went with two East Coasters who take their pizza very seriously. Both loved it and couldn't believe the place didn't have a line out the door."
    Dined on 12/29/2013