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

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Romantic (16)
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Scenic View (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 20 hours ago

We had a wonderful dinner! Great service, super food, really nice ambience!!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Second time to the restaurant. Just a great as the first. Ambience, food and service is outstanding. Lewis,Maria and the rest of the staff very attentive and accommodating.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

You can't beat the atmosphere. Absolutely stunning location. Romantic and wonderful views on patio. Food was good but a bit overpriced. Service was lacking in a lot of ways. No attention to detail. Dirty plates left on table too long, drinks not refilled, and you had to ask for everything, nothing offered or suggested. Will go back for the location, but food and service need a lot more refining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was significantly below expectations. Olive Garden provides a better meal!

Chicken parmigiana was bland, and the spinach tagliatelle was pasty. The Bolognese sauce was virtually tasteless.

The room is big and provides nice table separation. Outdoor patio is inviting. Service was good.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful surrounding, excellent food, service great. Will return soon

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

The setting is beautiful. Like large ice cub in mixed drink

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Diversified menu! Fair price on wine! Love the pizza and pasta dishes!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (México)·Dined 6 days ago

brunched here yesterday... mused it would compare even slightly with other westin sunday brunch spots elsewhere, but not even remotely. "buffet" looked dog-tired shortly before noon, but even the offerings were below standard (think "eggs!", "bacon!", "sausages!") steam table eggs benedict looked hours old. skipped the buffet and ordered from menu. 14 dollar menu cocktails prepared incorrectly (flavorless gin fizz; golden gin fiz couldn't even be arranged). abominable service, or rather, lack of it. had to go and wrangle a waiter after waiting 15+ minutes for him to come back. waited 10+ minutes for 3 glasses of water. food arrived and did not look at all appealing. my short rib sandwich (open face) actually looked as though it may have been dropped on the plate, but i speculate). ineffectual roving supervisors glower over tables, never asking how things are. yes, i could have spoken to management, but it's obvious they have no control over this spots many flaws. and it's "resort hotel expensive", to boot. we'd just put an offer on a home in adjacent mission hills country club that morning, and thought to try the hotel's better restaurant to celebrate... well, first try was a no joy experience. at least valet parking is free when dining (validated).

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good but a little pricey for the quality. Average Prime Rib special was thinner than I liked. Waiter was non-existent and forgot my horseradish requested. When we arrived on-time for our open table reservation the hostess took a call after greeting us and made us wait to be seated. We were attending a concert and felt it was convenient but not a place I would travel to for Dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was OUTSTANDING however the courses were served too fast.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant on the Westin Mission Hills property. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. There was a mixture of business people finishing happy hour and villa or hotel guests. The outdoor dining was exceptional. We enjoyed the spaghetti and butcher block meatballs and a volcano pizza- recommend both!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with great food & service! Been many times and had great expierences every time!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very good hotel food with excellent service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Such a nice experience. Sat outside with a beautiful view and our server Elizabeth was awesome! From beginning to end she was so pleasant. The food was delicious and enjoyed the cream brûlée the most.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A little busier than usual and apparently there was an issue with their computer system which slowed down the service slightly. The staff was very pleasant given the circumstances and, as always, the food was well prepared and very tasty.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Enjoyable with great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a lovely time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was fabulous and the staff was too. Lovely setting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is hands down a five star restaurant with a two star price tag. Holy cow.

Amazing service!! So warm, friendly, sensitive and well timed. The various staff worked quietly like clock work. Just incredible.

Loved the food. Salads were incredibly fresh, and our entrees of pasta and pizza were exceptionally delicious.

Ambience was great: soaring ceilings yet cozy and generous furnishings. Although it was full, the tables were far enough apart to have private conversations

We were also pleasantly surprised by receiving a diecial dish as Open Table guests and we learned AAA membership gives You twenty percent off the total.

Wow.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We’ve eaten at Pinzimini several times and always order the Branzino. The fish dish never disappoints. Service is impeccable

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food! However....Had a reservation at 830 got seated quickly only it had to be at a high top table right in the busy lane of food servers and where others walked up to the tables. Not very romantic at all let alone peaceful in any sense of the word. Have more quiet at red Robin. Better to seat there with friends hanging out. Otherwise we would have had to wait another hour to be seated somewhere better. We didn't have time, as we we're going to a concert in 2 hours. We just made it too. We sat at 830 and finally got our desert at 10. Service was just okay. Ordered 2 drinks plus an ice tea. Never asked us if we wanted another drink and never even got the ice tea. Cheese plate was not good. But as I started with....food was amazing!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service and food for New Year’s Evening was superb. All of the entrees were paired with excellent wines and they easily adapted the menu to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, the food, service and atmosphere were incredible.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was amazing, sadly though the menu and food really do not support the wait staff well.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was not good. Food was fine, but should have had a better menu for Christmas. Bartenders didn’t care and it seemed like we were just another person on Christmas Day even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy. Nice property, but get your act together.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our first time to Pinzimini. It was the Christmas Day dinner buffet. Don't always have high expectations for the food quality on a hotel restaurant buffet and this was about what we expected, but the value was there. The space of the restaurant is very nice. I could see coming back and trying the main menu sometime. Service was mediocre that night, but with buffets, service is a lot less organized typically. Hard to judge too much on this holiday as it is more out of the norm.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have had many dinners @ this restaurant before. My meat was very tough and not edible. I had given my steak to my Mother and I didn’t touch my dinner. Dessert was super sweet too. Dinner was discounted because of my dinner but they should have comped my meal as that’s the right thing to do.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Had a great time at Pinzimini. The staff was attentive and courteous and recognized is as return visitors. The chef also prepared a special tasting plate for us as a thank you for booking through OpenTable.

The food was great. Entree sizing was generous. My scallops had just the right amount of sear to give it a good texture without being over/under cooked.

Looking forward to returning again when I am visiting Palm Springs.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 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 8, 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 8, 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 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 13, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 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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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 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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