Trilussa Ristorante
Trilussa Ristorante

Trilussa Ristorante

  • 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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Trilussa Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (28)great for outdoor dining (28)special occasion (24)romantic (21)good for groups (20)vibrant bar scene (13)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • CARBONARA IS EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    AND HUSBAND WAS ABLE TO GET SOMETHING NOT LISTED ON THE MENU. HE LOVES LINGUINI WITH PESTO SAUCE AND HAD NO TROUBLE GETTING IT AFTER ASKING IF THE CHEF COULD PROVIDE IT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend it
    Blueskywinendine
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I have always wanted to try it. Our best friends are excellent Italian cooks so we seldom go to an Italian restaurant with them. But an added friend wanted Italian so we finally were able to try this place. The service was great, JD was very attentive, even googled something for us. We had a wonderful bottle of Meritage which paired great with our pastas. They were cooked just perfectly al dente and with enough salt, which our friends were happy about, and the Carbonara sauce was delicious, and so was the Eggplant. The friendly offer of complimentary Sambuca or Amaretto was the topping to a perfect meal and evening and shows great hospitality. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    robertb3456
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food. Excellent flavor profile. I would recommend giving them a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly neighborhood gem
    knightout
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Always have a great meal and wonderful time at Trilusa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Neighborhood Restaurant
    TdrexVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Trilussa is like a beloved pair of well worn shoes. Sometimes one forgets about it but when tired, in need of comfort or to introduce someone to a good find always reliable, comfortable and just plain good. Good food, good service, nice ambiance (inside and on the terrace, when the weather is nice) and extremely good value when one takes advantage of their generously diverse prix fix. Always recommended. Sorry Trilussa that sometimes we forget about you. Each visit however, renews the feeling that we need to visit you more often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great customer service
    nmakia1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was good and the service was great! They made a meal for my mother that was not on the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time not the charm
    nptcstmkwVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to Trilussa, celebrating my 50th birthday, which my wife had on our reservation. From the moment we were seated, the entire service felt rushed. In our previous visits, when Trilussa was very busy, we were allowed to enjoy our meal. On this occasion, the server was on us immediately to get our order (which was incorrect), and in less than 10 minutes we had our food. We were done with check in hand in about 30 minutes after being seated. Not even time to enjoy it! As for the meal itself, the food was average at best, definitely not on par with our prior two visits. We were so disappointed that it is highly unlikely we will go a 4th time. And no mention of it being my birthday by anyone, including the manager!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    foothillsgirl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Celebrated a birthday. Come here each year and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hermit
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of our favorites. We live about 4 miles away in Cathedral City and have never been disappointed by our experiences here. Indeed, we have frequented Trilussa enough that several of the staff recognize us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Koo
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Pablo & his entire staff are always "SPOT ON". Great food, service & attention to detail at all times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stephen Wiley
    Steve
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The entrance steps are a HAZARD, you need to replace the circular steps. They are not level and are likely too steep. (I'm an Architect.) The food was average at the best. The service was very good. The music too loud. I would not return. It is just not worth the money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I almost canceled this reservation after looking at other peoples' reviews. To wit, Italian right out of the fifties, soggy pasta, overcooked this and that. I emphatically disagree. Trilussa cranks out traditional Italian dishes - chicken marsala, meatballs in tomato sauce, in short, comfort food for Americans who prefer the Italian food they have always known, in heaping platefuls. People who don't want their veal parmigiana tampered with. Having said that, our veal marsala was perfect, the veal tender, the sauce delicate with marsala flavor, the pasta in the meatball dish cooked perfectly al dente, as it should be. We left completely satisfied, and judging by the packed dining room, we would not be the only ones.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, excellent experience!
    phoenixbaggiesVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have dined at their Palm Springs location many times, first time here and initial impression it was decorated more upscale, staff were very welcoming, bar was full but not loud, mostly couples dining. The four of us had the summer dinner special, I had the Ceasar salad and lasagne, both were very good sized portions and excellent. I brought home the tiramisu, and ate it the following evening, it was also excellent. Great dining experience, we will go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were able to get a late reservation with open table. The restaurant was very accomodating as to where we would like to sit. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We all ordered differnet items and tried each others. The New York Steak was very good and tender, one of the table favorites was the Sand Dabs, the calamari was also very good. We will be coming back to this restaurant. Thank you for the great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just good food
    LadyVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was a an exceptional Italian restaurant. Not to expensive for the wonderful meals that you are served. Nice wine list, great experience. We thought this was one of our better dining experiences in Palm Springs. So please stop by and enjoy as we did. We will return when in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for many years
    RezloverVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    As always, love this place in Cathedral City. Never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Movie and dinner!
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We eat at Trilussa All the time! There is a reason for that, actually many! The service is top notch, the food is out of this world , just love the food! Wonderful ambiance !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    JimmyGee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First time dining at Trilussa. Wish I hadn't waited so long. The food was excellent, service very friendly and professional. Especially enjoyed the live music !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love Trilussa, staff is the best, food is great, like home!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My first time in Palm spring an wanted to eat Italian food so I found this place on yelp. The food here was great. I will be back again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • new york vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    took a client, new york attorney, for supper and it was, as usual, highly praised. Client said it was a definite eatery to go back to. They loved the food, service was exemplary and it remains one of my three favorite restaurants in the Palm Springs area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Italian!
    Ohpaco
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Trilussa has been our favorite Italian restaurant in the Palm Springs area for years and continues to impress us with the quality of its food and service. While it isn't inexpensive (what upscale restaurant these days is?) it's well worth the cost. As a bonus, the restaurant features a summertime three-course fixed price menu that is a great bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 269 reviews are from the Trilussa Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Second Time Around
    Bucko
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit & Miss
    Bubba
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining
    Robert
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WINES
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try Trilussa
    Bucko
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Cathedral City has not exactly been a destination for me. As it turns out, I attended a conference at a nearby hotel and was searching Yelp for a place to take a group to dinner. With 4 and a half stars, it was one of the better rated places nearby. I'm so glad I did - I'm giving it 5 stars. To start, reservations were easy on Open Tables. Next, the Maître de was very welcoming and accommodating when our group changed from 9 to 12 with very little notice. The ambiance is not my idea of a 5 star rating, but it was super clean, with warm colors, the right amount of light and comfortable seating. The main event was where they exceeded my expectations. The food was fabulous!. Don't let the strip mall scare you. Go. Try Trilussa.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected surprises!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trilussa
    PDpal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Two of us had dinner at Trilussa. I had a chicken dish as did my friend. We thought the food was good and would like to return at a time when there was NO music. We had difficulty hearing each other talk and thought the live music was overwhelming for the size of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Private Dining
    lilo42VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent food & service! Top notch! Everyone works to deliver excellent customer service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good.
    luv2travel
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    All 5 of us enjoyed our meal and the price was fair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will NOT go back.
    benzzer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Restaurant
    MaroisronVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trilussa--Cat City
    Satisfied
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Found Again
    GranpaDave
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rest Week Review
    BarbT
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Everything about the restaurant was very good--food, service, ambience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    MemberVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian in Cat City
    David
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet