Le Donne Cucina Italiana

4.5
739 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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vipJohn
Las Vegas
82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

One of our favs, but don’t sit in the back near the restrooms.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All around good, but a little cold on patio as the outside is too open

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RonF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service great food had a wonderful time

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vipTraciJ
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner. John was our server and was excellent as was the food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waiter was great-very friendly and helpful. The pasta was cooked too long for my taste, I prefer al dente. I also prefer my puttanesca sauce to be spicier than they make it. My husband’s pesto sauce was also bland. The salad, garlic bread, and bruschetta were very good. My son liked his ravioli.

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JoanF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great! We will be back! Good service! Delicious food! Thank you!!

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Janice
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service by the waiters as always -

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Simply put...
Both salads sent back....
Poor quality and presentation..

ingredients as described non evident...

Food quality here has gone down...won't be vack

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SDLV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious great flavor and authentic

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vipSantafekid10
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on the patio with delicious meal and wine.

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vipFoodie1946
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always the food was delicious!

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vipGmw1
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food good. Service slow . Looks like waiters need some training.

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vipsnowchick
Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Despite the recent negative reviews, we booked it for our first time there. Chose inside vs patio for a more intimate dining atmosphere. Loved the music,and were very pleased with the service. Chose the veal special which was perfection, as was my husband’s veal piccata. Wedge salad was disappointing and small but otherwise an outstanding meal. Reasonable prices, decent wine selection. Will definitely go back.

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GerryG
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu, good food, friendly service and value.

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vipsherman8r
Palm Springs
63 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute neighborhood gem. Extensive menu. Great service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place and come every time we visit the desert. Linguine with clams and mussels happen to be my favorite. My husband loves the sausage and peppers. Never a bad meal.

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TomO
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We arrived at 7pm, had to wait 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. The restaurant was crowded so we placed our dinner order right away. Dinner was finally served at 8:15. everyone around us experienced the same delay. Our waiter was trying his best but the kitchen just could not provide our dinner in a timely manner. It seems that they were understaffed. No management person showed up to apologize.

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vipNeilD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Have dined here in past, wonderful place. This time???
Our open table reservation was not honored. We had to wait for menus once seated about 20+ minutes. Took an hour and a half to get our entrees. The waiter nor the owner offered anything while waiting. They were all running around disorganized. Later on we were told that they were short 1 cook, when we asked what was happening. Nothing offered as a concession. The pesto was horrible and had to be returned. The pappardelle and bolognese was excellent.
Would be tough to return again!

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owensbt
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Salad great, chicken parm one ofthebrst

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Dale
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious..the 4 of us had different pasta dishes..wonderfully prepared

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All was good L but service a bit sluggish& food lacked pizazz as it used to have. We were all patient though understanding staffing challenges, etc.

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Rhonda
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fresh pasta is delicious. Food is a good value & the service was good. We dined on a quiet Tuesday night. It was first time at Le Donne & we keep learning not to judge a restaurant just because it’s in a strip center. Delicious Italian food.

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SandraF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've eaten here before and have always enjoyed it. Last night we brought four friends for their first time at Le Donna. They liked it and will return. We enjoyed outside setting.

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vipDonaldB
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice local spot with friendly service and excellent food.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
83 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazingly 5-Star. The noise from the chair legs scraping the concrete was annoying and should be remedied. Alejandra is a fabulous server!

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lovedog
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely quiet location, walking distance to many residential areas off el paseo. the food was very home made old fashioned and quite welcoming.....will go again and bring more people. nice little spot, and feels like a secret!

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ercelleF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food good price loved the whitefish

Good service

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SamM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a great reviewer. But this Restaurant is awesome! Forget about 50 characters. Be glad I wrote anything.

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Wendy
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You just can't go wrong with Le Donna Cucina's homemade pasta! Everything is fresh and delicious. The service is wonderful and the owner puts love into every dish.

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vipjorho
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and service! Great restaurant!

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Rich
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a bit disappointing this time around. Asked for bread three times. Never came. Order was not delivered correctly. No desserts were available. Food was served nice and hot and it was tasty

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JudithN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little Italian gem is tucked away..I’ve lived in Rancho Mirage for 4 years and just discovered it yesterday..will go back when they reopen in September…

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vipChas
Palm Springs
97 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My wife and I had a good dinner and enjoyed the cozy environment here. Good food, reasonable prices and friendly staff. 👍

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karinM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous dinner, great prices and service!

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vipDonghia
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal with friendly service. Dining room could use a freshening in decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both thought our entrees were terrific

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vipFun2dine
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time for a party of 6 , we where looking forward to a great meal , well unfortunately it was a complete disappointment, we walk in with no friendly greeting , restaurant is old and needs a refresh ..
The service was less than what we expected.
The food , well let’s says we have had better in the town of Palm Desert. Salads where swimming in dressing, the main course was good but not outstanding, one of us ordered the ravioli and there was a eggshell in it 🤮. They were understaffed. And looked stressed .
So service was slow to none . Never ask if we wanted dessert. . So I don’t recommend or we will go back . They also they can put a smile in there face when you walk in with a nice greeting didn’t happen .

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vipBOCReview
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Gathered with a small group of five to celebrate a friends birthday. One is vegan. Appreciated the extensive menu offering. Full bar and wine list priced nicely. Good service and delicious food. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal very much. Will definitely return.

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susanm
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

for various reasons, we dined at Le Donne three times in a week and a half.

The food was wonderful, full of flavor and hot.

We also like the staff; friendly efficient and don't interrupt your meal with small talk.

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vipupintheair2much
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was even better. A must go to whenever we are in town

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 4.5 stars by 739 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.