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Sirocco - Renaissance Resort & Spa
Sirocco - Renaissance Resort & Spa

Sirocco - Renaissance Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://renaissanceesmeralda.com
  • Phone: (760) 773-4444 x62
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    New Year's Eve:
    First Seating 5:00 - 7:00
    Second Seating 7:30 - Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gregorio Calderin
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us in SIROCCO for all of your special occasions.
    We offer personalized menus, private dining rooms great food and impeccable service. It is sure to be a memorable experience.
    For more information or group reservations please call Marlena Espejo at 760-836-1286 or Anthony Nespoli at 760-836-1249.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 111
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Service. Pull up to the front of the Renaissance Esmeralda. See restaurant host for ticket validation.
A word from Sirocco - Renaissance Resort & Spa
Sirocco is the top rated Italian restaurant in the Coachella Valley. Including a Four Diamond rating from AAA, an Award of Excellence for our wine list from Wine Spectator, as well as being Zagat rated.

Our Fall menu offers an array of traditional Italian dishes, Sirocco favorites, with a splash of Mediterranean cuisine.

New Year's Eve first seating is a four-coursed menu for $95++/person from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The second seating will feature a five-course menu for $115++/person from 7:30pm to close.

*$1 corkage fee on Sundays
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Diner Reviews
  • "Me and My family stayed at the Esmeralda for the weekend and booked our reservations to this restaurant. The PROS on this place: 1. Great attention from the server 2. Food was very delicious and fresh 3. Were treated with some goodies from the chef 4. Room setting is very beautiful 5. MOM was happy CONS: 1. We ordered a bottle of wine but never received it (which I did not make a big deal of it) 2. The lake is very low and the look it kind of painful to the eye. Besides that, I would recommend that place for sure and it's great that you don't need to go anywhere outside of your hotel."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Absolutely loved everything about this place the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food and Service were outstanding, Brian was amazing"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Scirocco is a great gourmet Italian Restaurant in a nice setting with a great wine list. We had a family group of 6. The food, service, presentation and experience was memorable. Expensive but worth it for a special event."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "From the moment my wife and I entered the restaurant, we were impressed with the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive, yet did not hover over us making us feel uncomfortable. We chose this restaurant to have our anniversary dinner at and were not disappointed. The two and a half hour dinner was exquisite ending with a superb cappuccino and complimentary Limoncello (the best my wife has ever had)."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Was staying at the Hyatt next door and decided to venture over to the Renaissance. Lovely food. Great service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My son of all the places in the Desert wanted to go to Scirocco for his 12th birthday. Three of the four of us had their homemade raviolis and they were amazing!!! We had a great time with Brian being an outstanding server, anticipating our needs and making us feel at home."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sirocco great food and ambiance. Wait staff was very attentive and catering to our questions and needs. The Lobster Bisque was the best I've had in many years. The Caprese salad my wife had as a starter was excellent with a unique presentation. She had the special ravioli and I had the Veal Piccata which was very. The only down side was my choice of wine. It didn't pare well with our dishes. I should have asked the staff for a recommendation. We enjoyed the evening very much."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "After the assistance with the wine list, a well balanced list of value and special choices, our dining began. Mixed beets and caprese were excellent. A one bite ravioli sample melted in your mouth. The Lamb meat ball appetizer with the slightly spicy tomato sauce fit the bill. Veal Picatta and Linguini w clams. The evening was completed by the chefs special dessert tiramisu followed by one of the best coffee services. There were ten choices to accompany the fresh brewed coffee, with chocolate shavings, special creams and sugars. The perfect finish to the meal was the ice cold lemoncello aperitif. All of this is why they have been voted the best Northern Italian Restaurant in the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. A must visit when nearby."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Haven't been to Sirocco's for years as the food was awful after Livio left. It has improved, however, it will never be at the level it was when Livio was there. Wish he were back. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was one of the very few times that I knew that our server had read all the alergies and likes and dislikes. I am sorry I do not know her name but she was excellent."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The setting, service, and food are outstanding. It ranks with the finest restaurants anywhere."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I booked Sirocco for my first anniversary as a special treat while visiting Palm Springs. A few days before my reservation, I received a call that the restaurant would be closed on my requuested date, and I was offered an alternative date and compensated for the inconvenience. The food was delicious and neatly presented. Service was friendly, efficient and professional. The ambiance was pleasant and enjoyable. While we were well-looked after, no member of the staff recognized the special occasion that brought us in. Overall, an enjoyable visit. We would return. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The attention to detail is beyond any restaurant in the valley...from a "taste from the chef"... sorbet to "clear your pallet" in between courses. and the best "coffee service" after your meal...from chocolate covered coffee beans, different kinds of chocolate truffles ...shaved dark and light chocolate ... just great!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Romantic rm. with amazing chef, welcoming and skilled servers, and spectacular food. Complimentary ravioli/cheese sauce to die for-not on menu but can special order if you call ahead. Best spinach pasta/Bolognese in my life. Delicious seafood, main entrees, salads, freshly baked assrtmnt. of breads/breadsticks, & divine deserts. Fun to order coffee as it is delivered w/accoutrements beyond belief! Sent home with a gift of homemade deeelicious biscottis. One leaves feeling appreciated and content!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We live part-time in Palm Desert. We had not been to Sirocco's in several years and decided to give it a try. We were seated at a nice table but found it impossible to talk because of three large very loud groups in the main room. We were moved to side room which was fine until they seated a group of 10 next to us. There were several conventions in the restaurant a it was obvious who the audience was. Loud, over-served groups having a good time who were oblivious to other diners. The food was fine, the service was very polite but slow because of all the large groups. This is not a place for fine dining."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Perfect comfortable and quiet atmosphere for a nice evening of celebration with friends. Easy to talk, great atmosphere, food, and service. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My risotto was undercooked. The lamb was very tender but had NO FLAVOR. Dessert was lousy concoction of ladyfingers with 2 orange segments placed on top of a pool of white chocolate. We were there for 2 hours for 3 courses--ridiculously slow but very polite server."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Service and food are always fabulous we often bring new people from out of town here and they're always impressed"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place but most importantly the food was delicious. What stood out the most fro me was the beet salad appetizer."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My wife loved her choices. I was somewhat disappointed with my pasta dish and the lamb shank I ordered, both dishes were just slightly lacking."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Beautiful place...felt like I was in Hawaii! Lovely food, great atmosphere. Only downer - our service wasn't very good at all."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My dau. ordered Clam Linguini. I ordered Fazzoletti Al Bolognese at the waiter's suggestion (House Made Spinach Pasta, Korobuta Pork Ragu). The linguini was inedible as the sauce contained red pepper flakes which is not noted on the menu. My Spinach Pasta, was a wad of pasta sheets with nothing between the layers, smothered with Ragu. My dau. & I switched plates as I can tolerate pepper flakes, but this dish was just too spicy. My dau. ate a bit of Spinach Pasta but got bored with just a mound of plain pasta. I suggest ALL ingredients of the dish be included on the menu for those who may be allergic/intolerant. The Spinach Pasta was true to the menu but what an awful way to serve the dish. High prices, Little value."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Meatball appetizer had raw center. Seafood Rissoto lacked flavor and the Rissoto was undercooked. They source ingredients from great places and maybe we caught them on an off day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are locals who have forgotten that fine dining and ambiance is right in our back yard. Our Valentine's Day evening was such a delight. From the moment we were met and ushered in to the romantic dining room, we were met with the ultimate service. Every morsel we ordered was fabulous. We would go again and highly recommend this beautiful restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent service. Great ambiance. Food very good and nice presentation. Veal scallopine tender and well seasoned. Wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a very special dining experience. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We also had a lovely table by the window and the coffe service was extra special! Lots of nice surprises."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great spot for a quiet dinner where you can actually carry on a conversation. After dinner coffee is a must...amazing presentation."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We were hoping for a fine dining experience - food was really good but not memorable but ended up feeling like we were in a hotel wait staff was good but staffing levels had us waiting sometimes"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The veal picatta was excellent. Quite an extensive menu. Food was superb."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We were so looking forward to celebrating New Year's Eve at Sirocco, here having had an excellent meal here a few years ago. We were disappointed not to be offered the a la carte menu, and the New Years Eve menu was limited eg only one desert option.. The food was also disappointing, bland and uninspired. We also found the service rushed. Overall, the evening was expensive and extremely disappointing."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Pricey, even for the area. Nevertheless, worthwhile experiencing this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Our first time to Sirocco's. It was highly recommended to us by our friends. Believe me, it was absolutely delicious food. My son and I spent a very memorable evening together. The service was spectacular. Don , you are amazing!! Thank-you!!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Great food food and service. Alan was a fantastic waiter."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Had a wonderful evening with our server Sally. Food was wonderful."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, but would cross the street to eat at The Grove at Mira Monte."
    Dined on 10/8/2013