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About Pizzeria Villagio

The idea of Villagio comes from a marriage between time and place; the old neighborhoods of New York City and the abundant plains of California. What California brings to the table figuratively and literally, is its abundance of fresh produce, fresh starts, and the opportunity to reinvent. And so it was with these two places and time in mind that we set out to build a restaurant that would meld the two.

With pizza dough made from scratch, hand stretched and cooked in a traditional pizza oven, our proprietary pizza sauce and the freshest of ingredients, Villagio invites you to dig in and enjoy our food, our warmth, and our relaxing ambiance. A place where old world tradition, meets new world freshness.



Happy Hour everyday 4 - 6 (entire restaurant)

Wednesday Happy Hour all night (bar only)




Voted "best of the best pizza in the valley" in Palm Springs Life Magazine "Best of the Best" voting

37029 Cook St.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Cross Street:
University Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 779-5050

Website:
http://www.pizzeriavillagio.com/

Catering:
we offer most of our menu items in catering full or half pans.

Public Transit:
SunLine Transit Agency

Executive Chef:
JOSE MONTES

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pizzeria Villagio Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Authentic (8)
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Happy Hour (7)
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Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Cozy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Crazy entrance was like waiting for takeout, lots of seat but took forever to get seated

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2017

This restaurant was a favorite when it first opened. A few years ago it was completely remodeled and the menu was drastically changed. Food quality was poor and service did not exist. Owners must have gotten the message and original menu was reinstated and service has slightly improved. We did wait an hour before getting our first appetizer so it still needs some work! I will try again to see if it reaches the previous standard of a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Okay but I've had better. Lots of pasta with little meat/seafood. Service was good and the waiter was full of energy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2017

It's ok. Pizza looks good. I wish they had polenta or risotto. I was disappointed about that. No veal either. The server was great. And to top it off., the canolli sucked. Good for lunch.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The happy hour has some delicious items and the bartender is very friendly.
My favorite meal so far is the Spaghetti Carbonara (with a fried egg on top), it is so delicious, I hesitate to get anything else! Had this with caesar salad and had leftovers for two days.
Our server (Dan?) was great .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 17, 2016

food entrée is so nothing special they could do better than that, saving glory is the pizza and buffalo wings , the bread is tasteless and hard as a rock. we spend a good amount of price but never impress for the main course. that how it goes live and learn

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Food was good. It was a nice family friendly restaurant. Everyone found something they liked to eat. They were busy but we still got good service. We would go again.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 16, 2016

I heard the quality and food had gone down but tried it anyway. Everything we ordered was outstanding. Only disappointment was they do not serve garlic bread knots at the table any longer. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2016

As visitors to the area, we appreciate this restaurant, and We enjoyed our meal on this return visit. Our waiter seemed a bit harried, but the food was great. I recommend the salad with roasted chickpeas and hummus.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 17, 2016

nice neighborhood Italian restaurant with good menu variety. Italian chopped salad really good as was the Sausage and Co pizza. Very good service

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 3, 2016

Pleasantly surprised! Nice, modern decor with a vintage twist. Food was fabulous and moderately priced. My family enjoyed this new place...it will quickly become a favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Good but the server messed up the bill and both tabs are still in pending status from Thursda

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Food was Amazing! I had the Chicken Picatta & Spaghetti! Yummy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 17, 2016

One of the best Caesar Salads I have ever had , and delicious home made bread lads "puffs"
so yummy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Terrible Experience. I am sure its great for the Students across the street.
Waiter was screaming and having fun with the customers. Couldn't think. Couldn't speak.
Pasta was delivered COLD! Only ate half and sent it back. Pizza was not well done. Mush!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Good food at good prices. Great place for large families--something for everyone on the menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Although they said they didn't have our reservation, they took very good care of us. Food was excellent & champagne flowed generously. PJ was a fabulous server & made sure we had everything we needed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We were seated immediately. Waiter was prompt. Loved the free garlic knots. Waiter recommended some dishes all great. I had eggplant Parm , others has calms with lingune, chicken parm.
Tomato sauce was great. I would come back and try the pizza.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Found Pizzeria Villagio the last time visiting Palm Desert and returned as we enjoyed it so much. Their pizzas are excellent. This time we tried a lot of their appetizers on the happy hour menu before ordering pizza. Meatballs were so tasty and so was the shrimp and sausage dish. We enjoyed fried calamari too. There were 6 of us and PJ took excellent care of us....great waiter.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 3, 2016

East to find very large restaurant with lots of parking.
Great Happy Hour menu with excellent prices and drinks.
Cesar Salad, Calamari and pasta were excellent. Pizza was "OK"
Service was good. The restaurant was not very busy so it was quiet--Had it been busy it would have been noisy with all the hard surfaces.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Met a friend for lunch .. neither of us had been to Villagio in awhile. I was surprised to see how radically the decor had changed, and (sadly) not for the better (in my opinion). It's very white and kind of antiseptic .. before there were lots of great 1920's art deco food advertising posters on the walls, and the back wall had some standout great B&W photos of movie stars .. Big Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra. Now, it's just .. white. Regarding the food, I'm happy to say that the food was just as good as I remembered. My friend had chicken wings appetizers which she pronounced delicious. I had an individual Margherita pizza w/added mushrooms and artichokes. It was excellent. Will look forward to going back soon and enjoying the food. Our waiter, Charles, was very pleasant and accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 19, 2014

Their Linguini and Clam Sauce is to die for! I consider it to be the best I have ever had, anywhere. Three of the 5 of us agree on that. The others had something else and raved about that also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 27, 2014

We had a table reserved for 8 (4 adults, 3 kids and 1 infant) and service was slow considering there were only two other tables near by with other customers when we were seated and placed our order. Refills on drinks took some time, appetizers took longer to come out and our meals came directly after so there wasn't much time to enjoy either. Since we were behind on time due to service, we had to take our dessert to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 22, 2014

We visit often and always enjoy our food. The seafood salad is the best in the valley and the caesar salad is great also.
The pizza and pasta selections are delicious.
Only complaint is that they seem to be understaffed at times resulting in service that varies in efficiency.
At busy times two hostesses at the door would help.
Great dining overall and we will continue to visit often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2014

We had pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccini Alfredo, and the fried mozzarella. All the food was great. The service was great. Probably the best Italian we've had in the area. Definitely will go back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2014

Met friends for dinner. Nice looking place. But I found it quite expensive and the pizza was just okay. Appetizers were fair, but also costly. The little bread balls were hard to chew and didn't have a lot of flavor except for the melted butter they were swimming in. Pizza crust was nothing to write home about, one diner leaving his crusts on the plate. Would I go back? Probably not, as Bill's Pizza in Palm Springs absolutely smokes this place. Bills isn't fancy, but it's the best, bar none.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2014

This was our 3rd experience at Pizzeria Villagio. The food is exceptionally well-prepared and presented. This time I had the salmon with rosemary potatoes, yellow and red peppers and onions with pesto sauce, red pepper sauce and a cream kind of sauce. SO delicious. Time before this I had the vegetarian lasagna--like none you have ever had. Everybody else was also very satisfied. My husband, looking for New York pizza was so skeptical, was so happy with the pizza. We have found a new place to eat. Our waiter was great, personable, efficient and prompt. The ambience is clean, spacious and comfortable and still looks like an Italian restaurant should.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 29, 2014

Pizzeria Villagio never disappoints! The hubs adores their chopped salad, I can't get enough of the spinach salad. Never had a bad experience here!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 27, 2014

I had a party of six. We moved our reservation back to 930pm which they were happy to accommodate over the phone. Our server was Bryson, great suggestions, and excellent service. Everyone loved the food, I ordered everything to share. We all had a great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2014

We were looking for an easy place to go on vacation, this place is ok but I make better sauce.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 24, 2014

We took our friends that came to town to Pizzeria Villagio and they both loved their food! This is our new favorite spot to go for Italian. I like the little garlic bread nuggets.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 24, 2014

The best italian sausage pizza in the west. Outstanding flavor and perfect thin crust. I haven't had pizza this good since moving from the east coast many years ago. It's the closest thing to being in Italy! Great Job!!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and great food. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 16, 2014

This was our third time and it's not what it was when it opened. Service was a bit snippy. Pasta sauce was watery, There were a lot of screaming kids thee which didn't make for a fun evening. We had to ask the waiter for rolls (which were stale), parmesan cheese (which had no flavor), water.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

A great neighborhood eatery. Saw many of our neighbors there. I had a great salad and personal pizza.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 9, 2014

we enjoy going to Pizzeria Villago .. and my sister (visiting from NYC) also enjoys it .. so during her visit we made a point to go there & enjoyed a fried mozzarella appetitizer + 3 individual pizzas. Our waitress was very nice. An enjoyable evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2014

Our meal was fair at best. My salad was so bland and uninteresting that I sent it back. We had heard the pizza was great! The pizza sauce had little to no flavor and the crust was limp and soggy. We are always looking for a good pizza place since my husband is from New Jersey, but still we r looking. We wish our experience had been better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2014

The cocktail one in our group was not satisfactory. The liquor used was inferior.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 16, 2014

Several new items including seafood and one my wife had. Gnocchi with prosciutto and peas in a light creamy sauce. I had an old standby of penne and bolognese with chopped sausage. Both very tasty and as usual too much for one sitting especially after their famous garlic nuts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We enjoyed the food. The lemon martini was especially good. We would like to come back and try other entrees.
The restaurant is listed as a pizzeria but it more than that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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