Great food and creative menuWe have eaten there several times. The food is consistently good. However, on this visit, either our waiter was new or experienced. He forgot many things and had to be reminded. He was very nice - just not on top of things. The manager was very attentive and on top of things. We would still go back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good spot for lunchWe had lunch--staff excellent. Food very good priced appropriate. We would recommend to families or couples.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureWe have been here countless times and yet to be disappointed by a meal here. Yes, we do have some misses on some occassions but the meal is generally saved by the other hits we are fortunate to have ordered along with the sole miss. Our recent favorite is the pancetta wrapped bacon that is grilled to perfection. Crisp yet tender, salty from the pancetta and yet with the asparagus sweetness. I could polish off a whole plate of them myself but there's certainly enough of them to be shared. We are also fond of the lasagna and of the pizzas, particularly the white ones.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat with friendsWe are regular diners at Pizza Vino and always have a great experience. This was the first time for our friends and they complimented the food and service. We introduced them to the affogato espresso dessert with a shot of amaretto liquer over the top.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Pizza in the desertI love this place! I own a second home in Rancho Mirage and make a point to visit this restaurant almost every time. Love the pizza and wedge salad.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPatio table for 4Very nice selections for an early lunch on the patio. Quiet -- even with several parties. Very attentive staff.
Excellent service ! You will want to come back !5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pizzaPiero's has excellent food. The table service was great. My only complaint was that we had reservations but still had to wait just as long as other people that walked up. Not sure why that happened. The food was worth the wait.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly authentic Italian woodTruly authentic Italian wood fire pizzas. Thin individual pizzas with interesting toppings. Don't go there expecting typical American style pizza.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing pizza! Authentic pizzaAmazing pizza! Authentic pizza oven which cooks at 800 degrees so thin perfect crust and pizza. Calamari perfectly seasoned and better than 4star restaurant down the street. Loved to and menu items reasonably priced.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSat on the patio this timeSat on the patio this time and it was a bit noisy (low ceiling).
Inside is more quite.
Sure do enjoy this place4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you make a reservationIf you make a reservation ask to be seated in the open air area. El Paseo is a nice drive with luxury stores - a great place for a "paseo" (a walk) after your meal.
They hardly give you any bread (4 really thin slices) of house bread with two oil dipping sauces - chili oil (lightly spicy), crushed garlic oil (nice kick of garlic.)
Calamari were good - could have been crispier. Aioli with it was delicious - tart and creamy. Lasagna with a crisp Italian sausage was amazing - huge slab with with what tasted like mascarpone mixed with ricotta and noodles that appeared homemade. The meat sauce was rich without being overly acidic or too heavy in tomatoes.
The white pizza with braised chicken spinach, garlic and artichoke hearts was gre4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently opened full bar (hasRecently opened full bar (has been beer/wine)so they are really now set to go!
I had bartender's first Negroni--he brought it our table personally. It was perfect.
Great place!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSeattle foodieSo glad Pizza Vino is in Palm Desert. Nice to have a REAL Italian Pizzeria bistro style restaurant that is not a chain with fresh ingredients. If you enjoy Italy, you will love it. Very authentic and fabulous! Loved the arugula salad, beet salad, and pizza!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and exceptionalGreat food and exceptional customer service!!! The manager, Melissa, is always on her toes to make sure everyone is happy with their food and the service.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest real Italian Napoli style PizzBest real Italian Napoli style Pizza outside of Italy that I have been able to find so far in the USA made in wood fire oven. Not the americanized type of pizza. Amazing black mussels in tomato sauce that tastes like it was made by an Italian Chef. Will be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence!True authentic Naples dining...especially when it comes to pizza. This restaurant was spot on. The best minestrone soup I've ever had...very clean with the right amount of vegetables, and a tremendous flavor. Pizzas were perfect...not too watery from the cheese the way Naples pizza can sometimes be. The tomato flavor of the sauce was superb. The bread was served wrapped in paper, and tied up in string. I've not seen this before...a very nice presentation. We paid the $15 corkage fee, and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Only complaint...felt a little rushed to turn the table:/ Can't wait to go back to the desert just for this restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband said this was theMy husband said this was the best pizza he's eaten outside of Italy!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our third time andIt was our third time and we will go again!They also do a great job of honoring the reservation.
Vicki and John3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food nd serviceExcellent food nd service at a reasonable cost. Good place to see visiting celebrities.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMJust excellentThank to for a wonderful evening. Reservation was perfectly respected. Nice table in the patio. Excellent service by Artis.
Delicious Parma ham and a really great Italian style pizza, crispy crust and tasty filling.
The newcomers on El Paseo have a high level of competence to match !3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesMelissa, the general manager, continues to provide an excellent experience by overseeing a hand picked staff. Our server, Cliff was knowledgeable and offered suggestions for both food and wine when asked. His recommendations were spot-on. The quality of the food combined with excellent service and reasonable prices keep us coming back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Piero's! Great pizza.Love Piero's! Great pizza. Just wish they were open later!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional PizzaWe had a white sauce pizza, a red sauce pizza and caesar salad. All were excellent. Very fresh and fast service. The staff is jovial and fun. Definitely a nice place on El Paseo!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the salad and the pizza!!Loved the salad and the pizza!! Sooooooo Yummmmmmmmeeeeeeeee! The service was outstanding -- water poured, plates cleared - often attended by two bus boys and a waiter!! Great evening....a real find!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites!High quality ingredients well prepared and well served at reasonable prices. We love this place.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AM