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About Le Donne Cucina Italiana
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.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Hwy 111 & El Paseo
$30 and under
Private Party Facilities:
Our party area can accommodate up to 50 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Manager: (760) 773-9441
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Donne Cucina Italiana Ratings and Reviews
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.
We were visiting Palm Desert for the holiday weekend and wanted a quick bite. The atmosphere was casual. I liken this restaurant to a “Maria’s kitchen” , but not as good of food. It was fine, the service was friendly, but I probably wouldn’t go back. If you don’t mind an older crowd and mediocre Italian food, then this is the place for you
This small Italian restaurant features homemade pasta that can compete with any Los Angeles or
New York neighborhood restaurant.
Pastas (and there are a lot of choices!) are out of this world. Service excellent And you can hear your groups entire conversation. Thank you for an amazing pre -Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll be back!
Lovely neighborhood spot with an enormous menu. Meal starts with delicious garlicky bruchetta. Eggplant parm was a little mushy. Great homemade pastas. Eggplant sausage and shrimp with truffle oil were delicious. Nice salads and minestrone soup was great. Good service. Indoor seating is a little crowded. Front room more stuffy than the back.
Food was very good! Complimentary piece of bruschetta that was delishious. Had an appetizer of scallops on garlic spinach, also very tasty. And for our entre we both had chicken piccata. Again really tasty. Not a bite left on the plate. Enjoyed it and will be going back.
The food , as always, was terrific! Very crowded and noisy, but well worth the price.They are closing soon and some menu items were not available. However, you can't beat the food anywhere in the valley. The Piccata was just sensational as was the chopped salad and caprice. All in all a great evening!!!
We had a coupon that needed to be used since the restaurant closes for the summer so we went on the day before the closing. My wife had one of the salads with shrimp & I had the wedge salad and the special, veal medallions in a cream & onion sauce. I had a small serving of fettuccine with marinara as the side.
We have eaten here 8-10 times & the special I had was the best dish I've had at Le Donne. I have eaten pasta in Italy but I have never had pasta as good as they make in this small, unassuming neighborhood trattoria. The combination of the succulent veal and the al dente pasta was a superior meal.
We are big fans of this place & will be back soon after they open in September.
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