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Le Donne Cucina Italiana

4.4
429 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 773-9441
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guillermo Cruz
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Private party facilities
Our party area can accommodate up to 50 guests.
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Private party contact
Manager: (760) 773-9441
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 111 & El Paseo
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 429 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
3.8
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Awful. Each of us had a pasta dish that no one enjoyed. Al denote was barely cooked. Only flavor we would taste was garlic. When server figured out we did not like our food he disappeared.

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vipChowHound (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service.

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vipRogers (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

If you want good food this is the place to eat at. The service people are the best. I keep trying El Paseo main.... try it and you will recommend Le Cucina like I am doing now.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The brown bolognese sauce was the best we have ever tasted! The homemade papardelle pasta was cooked perfectly, al dente. Really enjoyed the food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was of a very high order. Better than ever! Looking forward to going back soon.

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vipPmc112 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was very good. Homemade papparedel with bolonaise was a big hit. So was the homemade tortellini with a light cream sauce. Prosciutto and melon was also good. Wine list left much to be desired and the red we ordered wasn’t very good. This is a very good place for homemade Italian food without the frills.

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Firewire (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We have been to Donne Cuchina before and we usually go when the canneloni is on the menu. We made a reservation and it was quite busy when we arrived, so it took a while to be seated. We ordered canneloni with spinach, and pasta carbonara, and the food was good, however the canneloni was not as hot as usual. The server also did not bring bread , so I am not sure if this was a miss, or the restaurant has changed it's practice. It was not overly warm that day so the wine which is at room temperature was better than when it is hot. We may try a different Italian place if we can get a recommendation on good canneloni.

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vipYummy (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. Great waitresses despite busy night.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. Waiting area, or lack therof, was very uncomfortable. Food must have been microwaved as it came out in 10 minutes. Was tasteless.

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rccalgary (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Maybe it was just off because it was Valentine's Day.

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vipPammyznutz (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is the second time we have come here. We made a special trip just for the gnocchi and were not disappointed! Excellent food, great service. We will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This restaurant NEVER disappoints! Best veal dishes especially veal Marsala with a choice of either pasta or spinach...outstanding! Deserts are homemade and outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was slow and they seemed very confused. The food was all under seasoned and just OK. We had to send our mussels back because they had absolutely no flavor at all. I would not go back.

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vipLynn (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Firstly the service was outstanding. Not only was our server excellent, but there were others who were checking on us and helping as well. They were helpful about menu choices (there are a lot) and allowed my fiancé to create an entree out of two separate choices, and both were excellent. We both loved the homemade pasta. It was lively that night as a group was having an event, and while we were not bothered by it, the staff was careful to keep asking. If/when I’m back in the area, I’d definitely go again.

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Kitty (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service. Homemade pasta was a treat. We had carbonara and fettuccine al pesto genovese and lived them equally.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place, only problem is that they have jammed too many tables together so there is no room to stand up or move at all. Need to reduce number of inside tables a bit.

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vipjafb (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Although this restaurant received mostly high-praise, we found it "fair to middling." Friday evening @ 7:15 jam packed. Seated quickly. The fresh tomatoes atop the bruschetta left the toasted bread soggy. Cooked spinach excellent, chopped salad adequate (small portion). Pasta said to be the main event. Linguini with shrimp and button mushrooms was very flavorful; shrimp were medium-sized ($17.95). Linguini with clams and mussels in white sauce was only fair ($18.95). The sauce lacked sufficient shellfish flavor. The linguini was properly cooked. Cabernet sauv by the glass lacked any depth/complexity. Although we were at tail-end of ''the crush'', 40+ elapsed before we got our entrees. I do believe there is better to be had locally for Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good, except for one dish where the pasta was dry. Otherwise everything was delicious and delivered promptly by efficient, friendly staff. We were a party of 8 and they were ready for us when we arrived. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food at a reasonable price. Menu was very good. Service could have been a little more attentive.

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vipFoodEnthusiast (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Each time I go I try something new. Everything has been wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service, great value

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Truly a great dinning experience, and the food is fresh and delicious! You can tell the pasta is made fresh daily! Amazing

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Always consistent food and service! My favorite restaurant in the Palm Desert area.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant in the desert!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We called to say our Uber was a little late, that we would be 5 minutes late. They?said "thank you for letting us know. See you soon." They gave our table away and put our party of 6 at a table for 4. Wish we had gone elsewhere. The service was awful.

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vipWonderfulfun (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The best selection of pastas in the Valley large portions. Friendly service and family atmosphere

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vipMischablue (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The waitress messed up our order several times. Our friends ordered a bottle of wine. She brought a glass. She never brought a wine bucket. She didn’t bring the bread ever. Not that we needed it, but she didn’t bring it at all. My husband ordered a Diet Coke. She never told him the restaurant doesn’t have Coke products but Pepsi products. We can tell the difference between Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. When giving us our dinner, she gave us the wrong meals. She just does not listen well.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food, I highly recommend going to this Italian gym. Reservations are a good idea.

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Kathy (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding home made pasta. Our favorite Italian restaurant!!

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