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Trilussa Ristorante
Trilussa Ristorante
  • Address:
    68-718 East Palm Canyon Drive, #401
    Cathedral City, CA 92234
    Neighborhood:
    Palm Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Trilussa Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trilussarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (760) 328-2300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Oscar Rojas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Julius and Sylvia playing your favorite variety of tunes. Also, Dwayne Fettig playing the traditional Italian and other favorite accordion sounds.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monty Hall Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Trilussa Ristorante
Trilussa serves traditional Italian cuisine in an intimate and family atmosphere. They serve great Italian seafood, steaks, pizza and pasta dishes with elegance and a smile. Front door parking to the restaurant available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Second time at Trilussa wasn't as good. It's hard to top the first time. No specials this time. Had the sand dabs - too salty. The romaine wedge was huge and delicious though. Should have had the prix fixe. Great deal! There's a lot of menu to explore here. I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our first trip to Trilusa was great - good service, good food. This most-recent trip was disappointing, especially the service. Server acknowledged our table soon after we were seated but it took 30 minutes to get drinks. Slow to return to take orders, then messed up 2 of the 4 entrees, requiring that they be re-made; 2 of us ate while the other 2 waited another 10 minutes for food. Food quality was good, but not great - lasagna could have been hotter, salad missing the crostini. Mgmt was aware of the error with the 2 entrees and apologized, but there was no adjustment to the bill - didn't even comp the one dessert that we all shared. Based on our first experience, we'll try Trilusa again, and hope it's a better experience next time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Staff seemed a bit "scattered" when we first arrived. Tables remained cluttered with used dishes, longish wait at the host table. The one bartender was doing his best to keep up with the customers and wait on tables near the bar. Our waiter was pleasant & courteous but seemed new at the job. Long waits between his return to the table during dinner. Food was, as always, excellent. We will return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We totally enjoy Trilussa. Pablo the Maitre'd is always there with a warm & friendly hello. The entire waiter staff & servers are excellent. One small caveat however, is a weak wine list and bottled water. Thank you in advance, Lilo Cooper"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We stopped in for a dinner for 4, prior to our theater time. The food was much better than expected. The shrimp & pasta special with a champagne sauce was divine. The shrimp were colossal! Had to try the tiramisu, and it was very nice indeed. Service was a bit slow, which came across as a little indifferent. Her personality was great, but she wasn't perfectly on top of things as I would have liked. This could be our new favorite Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food & service! Top notch! Everyone works to deliver excellent customer service!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "All 5 of us enjoyed our meal and the price was fair."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Three in our party of four ordered the Bassa Filet. Only the other guy could eat his, but he eats anything. Our wives could not eat more than a little of it...the texture of the fish seemed to be like a thawed TV dinner. The alledged pinot grigio and lemon caper sauce was terrible. I had the Veal Pizzaiola and it was tasty and ok. The whole dining experience was poor to fair when compared to Johnny Costa's or Castelli's. It actually was not near as good as Mario's or Papa Dan's at half the prices! My wife and I shared a bottle of Pinot Noir and it was very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is terrific, the service is fantastic, the atmosphere with the music is great. This is the corner restaurant everyone craves. It is like being in your home except you don't cook, or serve or cleanup. Oh and on more thing. There aren't many homes that have food this great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have eaten at Trilussa's previously a few times. Our latest visit was a repeat of prior visits in that the seating was prompt, our breaksticks, waters, and bread/olive oil pre-dining appetizers arrived promptly after seating by bus boy, and our waiter appeared for drink orders shortly after that. In all, the service was prompt and efficient. Two of the 4 of us ordered the summer special 3-course meal (chicken cacciatori, basso fish) and the other 2 order al a carte--everyone was pleased, as usual, with the presentation of the meals and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "When this restaurant first opened some 14 years ago my and I were extremely happy to find it. Visiting it many times over the next 4 or 5 years. Then just stop going into the area from our home in Palm Desert. What a Great Joy to go back and find that in all these years the food, service, and hospitality has not changed. "just gotten better with age". Their other restaurant in downtown Palm Springs, Sammy G's is just as nice. Try them both you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We went to Trilussa for the Restaurant Week deal and had eaten there before. The portions were reasonable, tasted great, and presented well. Love the olive tapenade they put on each table. I had the carpaccio appy and would order it as a main... Wonderful. My husband ordered the caprese appy and got 2 slices of tomato with a little mozzarella and basil on top (a portion disparity compared to the carpaccio) but he loved the balsamic syrup. Entrees were good (chicken Marsala and fish dish)and generous. Got 2large scoops of lemon sorbet ... 1 would have been plenty. A really great experience all around. Service was very good. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant was very good--food, service, ambience. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Restaurant Week menu includes a complimentary after dinner drink - nice touch. Large portions, as is typical at Italian restaurants. Food is very tasty and patio dining is quiet, unlike inside with the live music."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the top Italian restaurants in the Valley with attentive service and great food, a real gem for Cathedral City all at reasonable prices, I have eaten there many times and have full confidence in recommending Trilussa to anyone visiting the Coachella Valley."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Delicious food served in a very comfortable setting with a great team of professionals taking care of you. And the musical entertainment is a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very friendly atmosphere. Service better than in the past, everyone very cordial. My favorite chopped salad was not quite up to par as it usually is, but overall I would give it an 8 on a scale of 1-10"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Trilussa is one of our favorite places to dine in the desert. I do find the music a bit too loud. Staff is excellent and the food i very good."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The service we received from JD was totally inadequate and unacceptable. He did not seem interested and the manager was argumentative and not helpful. Food is very overpriced and poor quality...salads terrible"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Hi, the service was outstanding. I have a food allergy and he really worked arround all things that I can't eat. Highy to recommend. We had oizza and the portions are that big, that we were able to take half the pizza with us and eat it the next day. As a warning I have to say we are Europeans, so it might be, that for Americans the portions are just ok. Then I asked for "affogato" - they didn't know that but made it and it was really good and the surcharge between the espresso and the affogato was just 1.50 USD, really nothing. Wines were great and bread came with oliv oil and butter. We had an interesting conversation with the waiter, so it was more than a memorable evening. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Good food and overall nice, relaxing meal. Good music to accompany dinner in the background. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had been trying to find a romantic and relaxed experience to share with my significant other to celebrate our anniversary. I am so glad we chose Trilussa. Since the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles and courteousness. The "Marcotini" cocktail started out night just right. Moving on to the dinning room we received superb service by Elizabeth who was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Then a surprise dessert with a romantic song... the perfect touch for a magical night for both of us... Thank You Elizabeth, Marco, Rogelio, and Juan Carlos for making our anniversary extra special."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed at Trilussa. The food is consistently excellent, and the service is very good. Great place to go with a group."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was very good and the service was excellant! Very nice restaurant, good place to bring family and friends. We'll be back.."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I love Trilussa for a myriad of reasons. One of which, and first and foremost for me is the ambience. Lovely, and romantic. Next the quality of the food and service is first rate. Great wine list, and the server is always helpful in pointing out the wines that perfectly suit the entrée one has chosen. Lastly, the location. It is next to the Mary Pickford theater, which means dinner and a movie is most enjoyable, with proximity perfection. My very favorite for a great night out."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This was our first time to Trilussa, our waitress was charming,the food great but the service was extremely slow. We waited over an hour for our entrees which was not acceptable. We also didn't appreciate having the 18 percent gratuity added after such bad service. We will give it a second chance and hopefully have a better experience next time."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "As our first time coming to trilusa, it was an amazing experience. We celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary dinner and did not regret our decision. We highly recommend trilusa for a great dinning experience"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have always been treated so well by the staff. The food is very good, especially the pasta dishes and the steaks on the happy hour menu."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food was boring. Antipasta plate was an enormous plate of lunch meat (bologna) and 4 small pieces of what I assume was mozzarella cheese and a small scoop of peppers with italian dressing. Service was slow and hardly busy for a Sunday night. Can't even remember what we ate as it was not memorable. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Music (singer) was loud, way too vigorous for a dinner house. Dinner should be a relaxing time. The place for loud music is at a bar or night club."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We have eaten at Trilussa and its sister restaurant (Sammy G's) many times the good and service are always great! We have many choices here in the Desert, but these two restaurants are consistently great!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience...would have loved to dine outside but was not available. Will return again!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I have been going to Trilussa about once a month for 7 or more years. It has always been a "Go -To" place for us. We had been there in late January and were very pleased as always. We were there Sat. evening 4/5/14 and the restaurant was less than satisfactory. The service was poor. We had to ask our busboy to find our server so we could order a drink then again to order the meal, then again to order desert. The server was pleasant but not at all trained. Plates were taken off the table as each party finished rather than waiting to clear the table when all parties were done, (waiting 101 class). Never once did management come around to say hello and chat a moment. I will be looking for a new neighborhood "Go-To" place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was excellent!! The calamari appetizer was the best I've had in awhile. The house Pinot Grigio was tasty. The stuffed chicken dinner special was to die for. I will definitely be visiting this establishment again the next time we're in town."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our reservation was taken right on time. Food delicious and served nice and hot. Very tasty Caesar salad, breadsticks, great pastas and delicious biscottis made in house. Great service and very pleasant. Lots of variety on the menu. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "What a delight. Staff very attentive & knowledgeable, but not intrusive. Food was extra special, desert, heavenly. Will definitely be back again"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Four of us and we enjoyed the evening and the food was very good. Only downside was that we ate at 6:30 on a Saturday and the service felt a bit rushed -- though it might have been overly attentive instead..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and service made a special night one to remember. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All the staff is wonderful excellent service, and excellent food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been to Trilussa several times and never had a bad meal however the last time we had dinner the service was horrible."
    Dined on 3/9/2014