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Le Donne Cucina Italiana

4.6
4.6
1062 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Taste the authentic flavors of Italy at Le Donne Cucina Italiana! Voted best Italian restaurant in Palm Desert three years running by the Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life, Le Donne Cucina Italiana makes pastas fresh every day using old-world techniques. You'll love the sophisticated atmosphere and delicious, authentic Italian dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 773-9441
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Cruz
  • Private party facilities
    Our party area can accommodate up to 50 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (760) 773-9441
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    Hwy 111 & El Paseo
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,062 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Best Value

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Italian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Value

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Italian

1,062 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner last night at La Donne Cucina. Service was lovely and all three of us loved our entrees. We hadn't been since the pandemic for some reason and it is just as good as we remembered. We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff seemed unprepared for a rush, shortly after we arrived. The garlic bread we ordered arrived halfway through our entrees. Food was okay.

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  3. RonG

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everthing you could want in Italian food on the menu- a huge number of choices. Loved the linguini carbonara that I ordered. My wife had the eggplant parmigiana which was also excellent. Sat in their sizeable patio and thoroughly enjoyed eating outside.The service was superb. They have a very attentive staff. Prices are very reasonable. The wooden chairs are old and cannot last too much longer. They should probably replace them with chairs with a softer seat. We are looking forward to our next visit to this restaurant. I think this is going to be our go-to Italian restaurant in this community. I never knew of this restaurant until I found their coupon (for a free meal) in the newspaper; though I have lived nearby for over twenty years.

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  4. Vacagirlie

    San Francisco

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening at Le Donne Cucina. All of our salads and pasta dishes were wonderful and the service was great! A lovely restaurant for great Italian food. The owner Heather is a gem.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Full bar and good wine selection

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  6. SaraR

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They never disappoint. I appreciate that they have held their prices and haven't decided to add surcharges. Jonathan is an excellent server and always look forward to seeing him. Their fresh pasta is a delight. Only distraction is the tables are close so everyone hears the conversations from other tables. Not a problem is the adjoining tables moderate their voices which does not happen after a glass or two of wine. I recommend going early so you can have a peaceful dinner and thoroughly enjoy the excellent cooking.

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  7. michaela

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting food. Next time I am ordering a child size meal!

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  8. CaroleL

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoint. Excellent food, service … a family gem

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  9. StacieT

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice experience, friendly service, good food and great value!

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  10. zman

    Palm Springs

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful find in Palm Desert. The meal and service was terrific! Very authentic Italian food. The gnocchi were sublime.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious with great service! Nice chairs and outside area

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  12. Kimberly

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alejandra is always the best!! We love being outdoors.

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  13. foodyum

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place. Friendly service, EXCELLENT food. I feel like my grandma and mom must be somewhere in the kitchen as this is such great traditional Italian cuisine. Garlic bread is so delish and I mean seriously ......how can you beat home made pasta ???

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  14. Bigpippin

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eating at Le Donne for years. It is uniformly excellent. Should be on everyones list.

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  15. WayneD

    Manitoba

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Compliments to the Chef and staff as the food was absolutely fantastic. My veal was perfectly done and the service impeccable.

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  16. BevL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Josh was great, stopping by occasionally to check on us. We shared a ceasar salad and lasagna- which was huge! Perfect to share.

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  17. NancyD

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy local favorite for your comfort Italian food. Generous portions and great pricing. Staff is happy which creates a relaxing place to gather with your friends and family.

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  18. johnpearl44

    New York City

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A favorite. Food really good. Neighborhood gem. Great value.

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  19. Knotsayin

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh & delicious, and the service was attentive. We enjoyed dining on the patio.

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  20. MikeK

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious home made pasta, Awesome and friendly service; Quaint ambiance; and very reasonably priced! Can’t go wrong dining at Le Donne Cucina!!

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  21. Poppo

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Eggplant Parmesan is the best ever! They could try harder to deliver all meals at the same time. They were also out of the coffee gelato AND spumoni. The tiramisu was delicious..

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great service. Very reasonable price Highly Recommend

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  23. brea2942

    Orange County

    134 reviews

    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation for 6:30 and were seated promptly. The menu is huge and all pastas are homemade. Service was friendly and impeccable. Two of us ordered the eggplant Parmesan with a side of pasta. It was probably the best eggplant Parmesan I’ve ever had! The pasta was fantastic, too. Another ordered penne pasta with sausage and marinara. He said it was amazing. My husband had a carbonara dish that was to die for. The portions were large and yet the prices were extremely reasonable. Two had the carrot cupcake and pronounced it soft, moist and delicious! We will be back and soon!

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  24. SaraA

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place. Very amiable owner and staff. Very accommodating. Great wine list. Highly recommended.

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  25. MartynF

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend dining here.

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  26. MikeB

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian restaurant!! We were visiting and came across this place Big menu, great service and great food We'll be back for Indian Wells tennis and we will visit them again!!!

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  27. LouR

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy eating at Le Donna Cucina. Always. Good

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  28. MarcL

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. All meals were good Problem is salad did not come before the meal arrived. Had to sent back food to wait for salad to be served and then one couple finished and watched other. Couple eat. We have been there a number of times and like it. It was just too busy today. Packed house

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  29. Disappointing

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was poor at the beginning of our dinning experience. Server seemed perturbed at our requests. They got better after we said something. Food was superb. We will go again but if service remains the same we will go to another Italian restaurant

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  30. KarenB

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I like this place and have dined here probably 6 times. I come here when I cannot get a reservation elsewhere. That said I DO like the food, and all other times I've been here the service has been good. Last time I was here, however, the place was VERY busy and the service greatly suffered. I am not sure they had enough waitstaff to take care of everyone at the tables. The harried waiter, while friendly, affected the enjoyment of the meal and the pleasure of the people dining with me. I do not like to see someone working so hard when eating out. I will go back as this is the first time this has happened.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was great. They really worked with our Vegan guest to prepare her meal properly. Food was great They setup area for our dog to hang out. Great night out

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food at reasonable prices. Convenient to find with courteous service.

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  33. MarkC

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommended due to a wide array of choices on the menu, and food quality.

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  34. carolb

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon excellent, spinach fresh & delicious, pasta very tasty. Our waitress was delightful.

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  35. JimS

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and also the service, I would recommend this place to all my friends.

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  36. LanceM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lasagna was mushy…not enough pasta. Flavor was ok…tasted like hamburger. Veal Marsala was better and seasoned well. Red sauce on pasta side did not have a lot of flavor.

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  37. luckilaura

    Key West

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding! Everyone loved their apps and dinner - especially the salmon with lemon sauce. Host Mike and server Josh made sure everyone was happy! First time here but certainly not last!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the wrong thing so I am not a good one to ask. I had something with truffle oil which I had never had and didn’t like. Salad was fantastic. Husband’s meal was terrific

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  39. bobl

    Palm Springs

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was terrific and reasonably priced. Server did not offer "specials". Added 3% for credit card.

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  40. Tom59

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Such great veal and penne with vodka sauce. Salads kinda lame and small. I mean how much could another few pieces or lettuce and vegetables cost? Excellently priced wine list of fine Italians. Really friendly and oersonable service. Outside tables are the bomb.

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FAQs

Le Donne Cucina Italiana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 773-9441.

Le Donne Cucina Italiana is rated 4.6 stars by 1062 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Le Donne Cucina Italiana

72-624 El Paseo Ste C7, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 111 & El Paseo
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Cruz
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 773-9441
  • Private party facilities
    Our party area can accommodate up to 50 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (760) 773-9441
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