About Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

Pinzimini provides the guest with an experience of dining in a modern, energetic atmosphere while enjoying a menu featuring a variety of high-quality grilled meats, exceptional salads, and simple pastas containing accents of Tuscan-style cuisine. All meals begin with our signature Pinzimini Bread Service and Chef's amuse, which is an old Italian ritual where extra virgin olive oil is infused with rosemary, sage, oregano, garlic and/or sea salt, and is served with fresh, crusty bread for dipping.

71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
7:00am - 11:00am, Daily

Lunch
11:00am - 5:00pm, Daily

Dinner
5:00pm - 10:00pm, Daily

Happy Hour
4-6pm Daily, 50% house wines, well cocktails, domestic beer, food menu available

Breakfast Buffet 7-1pm Saturday and Sunday

Cross Street:
Bob Hope/Dinah Shore

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 770-2150

Website:
http://www.pinziminipalmsprings.com/

Entertainment:
Come watch any and all of your favorite events at our bar.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking for local patrons when dining at Pinzimini. Offer not valid for overnight stays.

Executive Chef:
Joel Delmond

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 9:45PM

Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 9:45PM

Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:30PM - 9:45PM

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Scenic View (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We’ve been here a few times but have never written a review. Now is the time! Good service, food and ambiance all around!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Angel was a fantastic waiter. Very gracious and welcoming. Veal osso bucco was top notch. Would definitely eat here again!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perhaps the most dreadful meal ever attempted at a well-known hotel... Pleasant staff, the food is pathetically bad and very institutional. The chef has been there for 25 years, we were told. Well, something's very wrong here.

First to arrive is a tasting from the kitchen - an amusé bouche (to amuse the mouth). We weren't amused. Gloppy risotto with a prawn and some bitter tomato sauce, a fabulous imitation of bad airline food. It was a hot mess.

The lettuce on the Caesar Salad was dry and had brown marks where cut, meaning it wasn't freshly prepared. It was old lettuce. Nice. Not so much...

This is an "Italian" restaurant. The Chicken Parmesan was dry, the cheese on top re-hardened to a blob of something, the vegetables on the side were from a hot table, very overcooked and mushy. Two bites of the chicken and the diner said it was inedible, dry, unpleasant.

The Papardella with Bolognese sauce took the cake - it was presented with a wad of wide noodles which mostly stuck to each other. The meat sauce was gross - puddles of water amongst the finely ground meat and some flakes of tomato, no amalgamation of the ingredients into a sauce, it had separated, not cooked with some milk - a hallmark of a Bolognese - it had a funny after taste, rather odd, institutional. Three bites of this dish and the diner said I can't do it anymore, I'm not eating this.

The third diner enjoyed her Osso Bucco. The other two basically had nothing to eat, they left without eating dinner.

The Westin really needs to up their game here. This is amazingly bad hotel food at a "Resort". We felt sorry for the guests who come to this pretty hotel and must accept this poor quality of food or leave the property. We suggest the latter...

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious food as always! Love the pizza, always get as an appetizer! Jose was a great server and the staff was nice as always!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

What can you say about a restaurant that brings a fabulous shrimp appetizer "on the house" to thank us for booking with Open Table. This was a first.
The whole Branzino was perfect and the spaghetti with meatballs was outstanding.
We started at happy hour and had amazing Poke too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Pinzimini dining experience was fabulous. The food was outstanding especially the osso bucco and sea scallops. Desert was not only delicious but had a unique artistic presentation (chocolate lava cake). Our server was very attentive and provided great service. Great wine and drink selections as well. This place is however quite pricey but we enjoyed it nonetheless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is our third visit to Pinzimini’s. This time we brought a friend from San Francisco. All of us ordered the Branzino. Our friend is used to great food and excellent restaurants, however he was impressed with the fish and also the ambiance. We were told that this restaurant is the only one in Coachella Valley that serves a whole fish. The Branzino is to die for. We will be back and hope that this dish remains on the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a 4 day stay at the Westin Mission Hills. We ate at the Pinzimini for 2 dinners and 1 breakfast. Every time we were greeted with friendly smiles, and a great balance of explanation of the menu and helpful hints as to what to choose. Coming from Canada, we always appreciate the quality of service offered at this resort and restaurant.
Also a special mention to our server on the night of the 12th. She was very charming, and in particularly helped the 3 kids at our table to pick a nutritious and delicious meal. No problem splitting a dish and all done with a smile. And to top it off, she very kindly called our room after we left to let my wife know that she had picked up (my wife's) phone which was left at the table. Everyone knows what a disaster a lost phone can be. So - my wife was super grateful for our server's kind actions in getting the phone back to her.
We look forward to next time - same time next year!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Surprisingly good food for a hotel. In fact, it was great. Enjoyed calamari, risotto and the shrimp and avocado salad. All were exceptionally good! We’ll go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pretty disappointing. Food was average, and limited menu offerings. Will not hurry back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I went to Pinzimini for a date night while staying at Westin in Rancho Mirage. We were seated on their outdoor patio which is surrounded by beautiful water features. Their seasonal menu and wine list had fairly minimal offerings Our server, who’s name I can’t recall, was extremely welcoming and a knowledgeable foodie. Her wine pairing suggestions were perfect! We started with their delicious Gorgonzola stuffed figs and a glass of Pessimist I ordered the sea bass as my main entree and my wife enjoyed the salmon. Both dishes had creative preparations with fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables. The food and wine were better than expected for a resort restaurant. Compliments to the chef! We highly recommend Pinzimini to anyone living or staying in the desert area and will definitely be returning to sample some other dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My group was seated outdoors. Two of us ordered pappardella bolognese, which was very good. My friend ate a whole bronzini and she loved it. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is situated on the grounds of the Westin, Mission Hills.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was our second visit to Pinzimini‘s. We ordered the Brazino fish again. There‘s no other restaurant in the Coachella Valley that serves this fish. It‘s absolutely delicious and fresh. The wine was excellent as well. We‘ll definitely return to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

They were very accommodating. When we arrived, we asked them to switch us to an outdoor table. Luckily, it wasn't super crowded and they were able to switch us outside right away. Then three people in our group didn't realize that we had already sat and thought we just hadn't come and sat at their own table. Although they'd already ordered, the wait staff moved them over and were very nice about the whole thing. It was so beautiful sitting outside in the heat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was not creative for the price. The coq au vin was dry and not very classical. The chef used a whole chicken breast which was not simmered for hours in the sauce and the sauce was more tomato based than a classic wine infused one. It appeared that sausage was used instead of pancetta. We also had a pasta dish which was adequate but not outstanding. The service was excellent and the facility attractive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Decent option if you’re at the hotel. Not as many menu options as we had hoped.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wnderful resort property. Restaurant offered a limited menu, but excellent food quality. Great dessert menu too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was much better than we anticipated. Sometimes when you stay on property at resorts the food isn't as amazing as it appears on the website, in this case it far exceeded our expectations! The flavors were creative and blended together deliciously. What truly made this experience tremendous though was the service. Every single person was warm and welcoming from the host, to the food runners to the server. They even sent out a special course from the chef because we booked through OpenTable, which was a first for us! Our server was so thoughtful and friendly, we had a long conversation with her even after we finished because she was so lovely. The perfect setting for a resort dinner date! Bravo!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food inn a desert themed environment.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

It was a very pleasant experience. Since the moment my husband and I walked in we felt the great ambiance. The greeter was amazing with such a great attitude I believe her name was Kimberly. As well as our server, Fatima she was great. The service was excellent. I had the chilaquiles and my husband had the egg white omelette. DELICIOUS FOOD! AMAZING SERVICE. GREAT RESTAURANT!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very good experience - home made noodles very good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Absolutely love the outdoor patio and beautiful scenery. Quiet enough to talk. Service great. Food a little pricey.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, menu was excellent really great experience and our server Bennie was very knowledgeable and friendly. We recommen the shrimp and avocado salad to start!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent staff and service focused on making our evening special.
Food was good; we had the calimari, minestrone and veal osso bocco and the bourbon and vanilla french toast with coffee and an espesso. Wine and cocktails were very good.

Will recommend Pinzimini to friends and family.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Had an amazing dinner at Pinzimini - service and quality of our meal was incredible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were treated very well, but the Osso Buco was disappointing. Other tables had the pizza which looked very good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Without a doubt, THE BEST food in the entire valley!! There's a reason why the chef is a James Beard winner!! The food is always 5 stars, the service is top notch as well. There are many very good restaurants in the Coachella Valley, however Pinzimini stands alone at the top!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were staying at the Westin and we looked up reviews on this restaurant and it was rated at #11 in the area. We loved everything about it and the great service we got.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Have been dining and staying at the hotel for years. Delicious food..amazing service! Angel has been our favorite server and would definitely suggest requesting him! Marcos the bartender is also phenomenal! The brunch/breakfast staff are all so attentive and friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the Desert. One of the great attributes besides the delicious meals is the attentive staff. The host, Dominic, is one of the most professional hosts I've encountered. The awesome servers consistently provide stellar service!! We've never been disappointed by the food or the service!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Overall service and food were good, but not great.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We decided to try Pinzimini's before attending the Palm Springs Street Fair since it's on the way. We checked the menu from home and decided on the whole fish they offer as one of their dishes. It's not easy finding this type of fish in restaurants. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the fish out of this world. The service couldn't have been any better and the Pinot Noir was excellent as well. We never felt rushed or "neglected". We'll definitely go back and most probably for the fish and wonderfully cooked vegetables.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had a nice time visiting with a friend during Rancho Mirage Restaurant Week. It was not too busy which is a seasonal issue but the service and food were good.
The fresh watermelon, lime and vodka coktail was very refreshing and made just right and you cant beat the ambience in the restaurant and the outside setting!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went there with friends the other night and as usual, dinner and service was excellent.
The waiter, Angle, who we have gotten to know was great and the food was great. One of my favorite restaurants in the area and never disappoints us.
Bob Rizzardi

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food and service were excellent, we always have dinner at least once while at the resort.
Angel is very knowledgeable with the menu and wine list, his attention to detail is always
spot on.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service were excellent. We were seated in a nice romantic spot by the window. The restaurant is a little loud but that was not the fault of the staff, just a function of the space. Overall a very nice experience. We will be back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good meeting place in the late afternoon to meet friends travelling through. French fries were excellent, and my friend loved his Italian meat sandwich. I had the short Rob sandwich which I can't recommend, small portion and meat wasn't as tender as it should be. It was open faced on rye and missed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was amazing, best ribeye ever. Everything was delicious. The service was wonderful. Super kind, knowledgeable, attentive and helpful staff made the perfect recommendations. A little pricier than I am used to, but well worth it.… For a special occasion or to celebrate special people in your life.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Ambiente, Service and Food was good 😊 like always
Thank you for the wonderful tiramisu; it was delicious

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We love the service and the food
Thanks for a great dinner

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