We ate there with friends inside (too windy for the patio). Crowded, noisy but oh, the food! Best Italian food we've had since moving here from the SF Bay area. Very accommodating server -- I asked for a different noodle for the penne alla vodka with shrimp, no problem. So I had it with fetttucine and it was fantastic. Best thing about the evening: polenta with mushroom sauce as an appetizer. The polenta was baked, so it had a nice crisp texture, and the mushroom sauce was perfect. This place is a gem.
This was our first visit and won't be our last. Great food. Good value. Great service. Tables were a bit crowded.
Good as always.
Excellent food and a huge menu
They have grilled prawns that are exceptionally good. Best I’ve ever had. The penne pasta with vodka sauce is excellent
Always love this restaurant. Great food and service.
GREAT restaurant...delicious food. Terrific servers!
We had another great meal at Le Donne Cucina Italiana on Saturday night. It was busy but our service was very good.
It was a birthday dinner for my wife , who loves Italian food. The choices were numerous and our server helped us with our selections..the spinach salad , with mushrooms was outstanding, the veal special was also outstanding. It would take several visits to sample all their selections, and that would be a pleasure.
A little disappointing. Cute place. They were out of most of the Italian wines. The food was not like authentic Italian. Sauce on eggplant parmesan was anemic. Sauce on linguini with clams and mussels was pretty tasteless. They were out of gelato that was ordered. So instead got a cannoli that was not very good. Not going back.
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.
We have enjoyed dinner here many times and this was no exception,
Great food and service.
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.
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!
Food was of a very high order. Better than ever! Looking forward to going back soon.
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.
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.
Valentine’s Day on the patio with heaters. Good food and service.
We had a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner. Great waitresses despite busy night.
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.
Maybe it was just off because it was Valentine's Day.
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!
This restaurant NEVER disappoints! Best veal dishes especially veal Marsala with a choice of either pasta or spinach...outstanding! Deserts are homemade and outstanding!
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.
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.
Excellent food and service. Homemade pasta was a treat. We had carbonara and fettuccine al pesto genovese and lived them equally.
One of those neighborhood jewels that the concierge in the hotel doesn’t mention but the locals recommend it. In a strip mall, nothing fancy, but excellent Italian food, great service. Will go back the next time I’m in Palm Desert.
Excellent food, great atmosphere!
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.
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.
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.
Good food at a reasonable price. Menu was very good. Service could have been a little more attentive.
Each time I go I try something new. Everything has been wonderful.
Great food, great service, great value
Truly a great dinning experience, and the food is fresh and delicious! You can tell the pasta is made fresh daily! Amazing
Always consistent food and service! My favorite restaurant in the Palm Desert area.
Our favorite Italian restaurant in the desert!
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.