Delightful restaurant even
Delightful restaurant even though it's a little pricey. The lobster bisque was delicious. My husband had the lamb that was great--nice grilled flavor, perfectly cooked to his request. I had lobster ravioli that was so rich and creamy with lots of lobster in the homemade pasta raviolis. They decanted our wine without asking and served an amuse course and a palate cleanser after the first course. And don't miss the tiramisu--perfect! And to top it off, as we left they handed us some homemade almond biscotti that went perfectly with our capuccinos in the morning. Take your credit card, however, all this luxury does come at a price but it was worth it.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in desert dining?
This was our second visit to Sirocco and the experience was simply superb. Great service, fabulous food and an ambiance that is truly memorable.
In our opinion there is a new contender for the finest dining experience in the desert. Sirocco delivers!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was fantastic. We were there on a Sunday night in May, so the place was not crowded at all. A light crowd is something that has always concerned us, but once the food came, we were pleasantly surprised. We ordered their "Taste of Tuscany" 4 course dinner, and every course was a culinary experience worth remembering. The spinach dumplings were the best I've ever had, the lobster ravioli was excellent, and my wife's filet, was prepared to mouth watering perfection. Our waiter was excellent, friendly and warm, seeing to our every need. Excellent meal... This place is tucked away inside the Renaissance Resort. Its worth finding, and enjoying!! Our compliments to a chef that truly UNDERSTANDS Italian food.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
this restaurant was very quiet
this restaurant was very quiet the night we ate there and am totally surprised, the food was excellent with lots of little extras. A chef's muse of a wonderful pasta, sorbet to clear the pallet between the risotto and the main course, lemencello with desert and a gift of biscotti with leaving. The service was excellent the atmosphere wonderful, only thing better could be some outside seating. We went to morton's the night before and this is every bit as good and Morton's was wonderful. would defiantly return, sorry to see them so slow, the food was wonderful. would recommend this restaurant !!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food clueless help
Came here to have an amazing dinner and found out that the menu changed 2 days before to the summer menu. Of course the website was not updated or anything so it was completely different. The help was lack luster to say the least. Our waiter smelled like cigarettes and vodka and did not know the menu at all. He said that they would make something without pancetta but then came back and said its pre made.
There were 4 tables full in the entire place and considering that it was hard to get wait staff attention because they were doing their own thing.
Great food, service was not up to par for such a fine dining experience and the view is beautiful.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for restaurant week, nice 4 course menu, most restaurants only offer 3 courses.Nice ambience, friendly & efficient wait staff. Loved my cold melon soup, served with strips of prosciutto. Pasta course was good, swordfish tasty & Panama cotta to die for. It is very cold in the restaurant but they have shalls for the ladies to borrow.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good. Although I did't
Overall good. Although I did't like soardfish in a tomatoe sause.I have always liked the hotel.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful discovery in the Desert! Our favorite of Restaurant Week!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
WHAT A FIND!!!
SIROCCO'S SUMMER MENU HAD MANY GREAT CHOICES. PRICES WERE LOWER THEN DURING THE SEASON. THREE OF US ORDERED THE LINGUINE W/ CLAMS-WE AL RAVED! THE SWORDFISH WAS FRESH IN A DELICIOUS SAUCE. THE VEAL SCALLIPINI TOOK HER BREATH AWAY-WOW! FROM EVERY TABLE ONE COULD SEE THE LOVELY VIEW OF GREEN GRASS, PALM TREES, AND THE MOUNTAINS. OUR SERVER, ELLIOT, WAS SO HELPFUL AND WE APPRECIATED HIS ADVICE ON DISHES AND WINE. HE DIDN'T HOWER US BUT ATTENDED TO OUR EVERY NEED. IT WAS MY CHOICE OF A RESTAURANT THIS EVENING AND SIROCCO'S MADE ME PROUD! THANK YOU
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining & service!
Superb food and service pretty much sums it up. Our server "Fernando" did an excellent job in explaining all the specials and some of the intricacies in dishes we asked about. He was attentive, friendly and seemed like a good guy. The manager also stopped by towards the end of our meal and checked in with us. He also seemed very attentive and welcomed up to personally call him if we ever had questions. Portions aren't huge but they're tasty. My wife and I each got an appetizer, meals and then desserts. They were nice enough to give us a complimentary dessert because we were there celebrating my wife's birthday. Total with a glass or two of wine you should probably expect to pay around $60-80 per person all in.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience from
Wonderful experience from start to finish (only drawback was when a hotel guest decided to allow her children to use one of the separate private dining rooms as a playground; thankfully the staff ushered them out of the restaurant). Entrees are prepared according to the menu were excellent as were those dishes where individual diners made special preparation requests. The server Elliott was excellent and has been associated with several fine dining establishments in the valley.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Italian in the Desert
Outstanding wine list which is fairly priced. Very fine preparation on their summer menu - would like to return during the high season for their full offerings. Outstanding view and very quite evening due to very few diners during the low season on a Sunday evening.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian lake view
Sirocco was recommended by a friend & did not disappoint. Refreshing to have space between tables, music that stays as background & carpet on the floor to deaden noise. Service was impeccable & the view of lake & hills added serenity. Bread served with olive oil & balsamic-bread just ok for our tastes. Really prefer a rustic crusty bread but this was a soft more cake-like texture (not sweet). Both of us opted for the fixed price $45 three course--it's a lot of food! The procuitto was not too salty and the melon was a 4 out of 5 on the sweetness scale. Perfect texture on the risotto with ham & peas. Veal scaloppine--melt-in-your mouth with lovely lemon butter sauce. Kale (tough & chewy) and small potatoes brought as a nice surprise
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience.
Wonderful dining experience. The food was very good and portions are shareable. Our waiter, Don, was fantastic. Very personable, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment you walk in to the restaurant, you are treated as valued guests. Ambience is lovely with a nice blen of locals and tourists. All made to feel special.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would have thought !!!
A gourmet Italian restaurant in the desert in an elegant hotel setting overlooking a lake with waterfalls. That's " Sirocco " at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa. Starting with a chef's tasting,continuing with a wonderful salad , and a choice of Pasta or Rissoto, Surprised with the serving of an intermezzo [ cool sorbet ] and then on to an entree that was just outstanding . My wife had a bone in Filet which didn't need a knife to cut. I had Mediteranean Branzino, my favorite fish [ can't find it everywhere ]. On the way out, the host presented us with a gift of Italian Biscotti to take home to continue to savor the memories of a dinner to remember. Accolades to our server " Brian " who helped make it happen.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I were staying at the Renaissance Esmeralda for our one year anniversary and decided to have dinner at Sirocco since it was in the lobby and seemed convenient. We got so much more than we expected! From the very beginning, the staff welcomed us and they all said "Happy Anniversary" to us. The waiter was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and the other wait staff were also very helpful. When we were almost finished with our meal (which was AMAZING!), the manager came to our table to greet us and see how everything was going. He was also extremely professional and arranged for a special dessert to be delivered to our table. It was more special than we ever could have imagined. This is a MUST try!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful evening with our server Sally. Food was wonderful.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time in a week we dined here. Both times food and service impeccable. A very just table of four was near us which ruined the experience. Should have asked to move like the couple beside us.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food food and service.
Great food food and service. Alan was a fantastic waiter.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the moment you step into the dining room, you know you have entered a fine dining establishment. Our waitress, Sally, was attentive and informative. They offer a variety of dishes, from appetizers to pasta to meat or fish dishes. The only negative we experienced, was the noise level. The restaurant is very open, with no walls to absorb the conversations around you.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM