Trilussa Ristorante
Trilussa Ristorante

Trilussa Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trilussarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7603282300
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Trilussa Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (21)good for groups (19)romantic (18)special occasion (17)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Just good food
    Lady
    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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
  • Happening Scene
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 250 reviews are from the Trilussa Ristorante reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service
    Marlee1212
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Service in Town
    AndreasHuettenhoelscher
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good food and overall nice, relaxing meal. Good music to accompany dinner in the background.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Anniversary success
    LuvCocktails
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    golfer
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovagreatsteak
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellant! Very nice restaurant, good place to bring family and friends. We'll be back..
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic and lovely
    shootingfromthehip
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Grandpa
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timers
    redwine
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trilussa Happy Hour
    taster2
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special.
    traceyntVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music not appropriate
    tomronVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic