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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food if you like a nonfancy place.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Extremely slow service. Multiple managers never bothered to check on our table, mostly standing around chatting with each other. Received dirty silverware twice. Red potatoes were a mixture of over-cooked and under-cooked potatoes.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Happy Hour is great. You get to try a lot of different dishes (all of which were good) and by sitting st the bar you get attentive personal service. We’ll be back. ;)

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very inexpensive considering the quality and quantity of food you receive. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and my wife had the chicken parmesan and both were excellent and enough for lunch the next day at home. Can understand why they were voted the best Italian and pizza restaurant in the Valley.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 10, 2017

the best pizza. love that they bake your bread when you are seated and comes piping hot to your table.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

High end Italian style menu. Good wine list. Excellent selection of entrees and appetizers and salads. Really fresh salads and very ample portions on all items.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Since they went back to original menu/recipe food is terrific. Glad they did

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best Italian food. Everyone in our party loved our meal. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food and excellent selections. Service was superb.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great Italian Cuisine. Great Service. Enjoyed the Sausage/Meatball Lasagna recommended by the waiter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We really enjoy Villagio; however, their calamari was not very good this time: over cooked, dried out and rubbery. Usually it is lightly fried and very tender. We still enjoyed our meal and we would still recommend. Everyone has an off night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time here, ate at the bar. Bar menu was very nice, adequate selections & variety
Had their cheese pizza, very good

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Five of us went on a search for some great pizza, and we were not disappointed. It is very difficult to find good pizza in the valley.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Best pizza on Northern hemisfere :-)
Great choice on toppings

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Casual, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The restaurant was closed. Wasted 30 minutes driving there, and had no place to eat. Update your files. Ridiculous!!!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Unfortunate, they are closed on Monday's for the summer months only OpenTable did not know that. We ended up going somewhere else.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Pizzeria Villagio is an excellent place to dine for Italian specialties. We had the Lasagne which was outstanding. Each serving was enough to feed two adults, so we ended up taking one whole order home for another meal later in the week. From what we have found out talking to others, all of the portions are large, so go prepared to eat.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Plenty good food and excellent service salad should be shared if not main meal

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We started coming on opening day and loved the great New York style food, then something happened and it wasn't the same. After many months we returned to find it excellent again. New chef but same wonderful Italian food as we remembered it. Chicken parm and chicken Marsala was wonderful. So happy to find it great again. Charles the waiter is also as good as it gets.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Really good pizza, didn't try anything else. Service as expected at a busy pizza/pasta place. Will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was terrible and so was the service. We asked for the manager at one point and he could care less about how our experience/food was.
We have given this restaurant chance after chance but this is the last time we will ever dine
there and absolutely will not recommend to anyone we like!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Wonderful food. Fresh, light, and full of flavor.
You won't be disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The ravioli was lukewarm. Bread and Parmesan cheese had to be requested. The kale salad was dry and tasteless! Why is bread included with one kind of salad, but not kale salad? The salad was $14.00!!! Very disappointed in this dining experience!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Spinach/artichoke dip appetizer was excellent, almost a meal in itself. Pasta dishes were also very good. Go for Happy Hour, a good deal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Restaurant appeared to be short staff. Never cleaned our table. Appetizer was not hot.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Average overall, but food is good. Just an odd ambience and not enough staff. It could be great, because the food is good, but needs a makeover and more staff.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I was told by our waitress and the manager the reason why my pizza was so delayed was due to a large number of take out orders.  I don't understand why they'd prioritize take out orders over customers seated in the restaurant.  I'd think they would reserve at least some part of their capacity to produce food for customers who are likely to buy alcohol or tip the staff. Poor management and decisions will kill their business faster than bad food, but put the two together and they could be gone soon. I for sure will not go back again and I've been a semi-regular since they first opened.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Have gone to this restaurant several times and it was fine but last night it was not! First, they served my friend the wrong wine. She drank it with no complaint until the bill came out and she was charged for the wine she didn't get. Then the entrees came out at different times. When mine finally came out, the salmon was inedible. Returned it and ate the roasted potatoes which were very good but not much of a dinner. Will not go back.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great value, good all around place for lunch or dinner, happy hour - we keep going back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We have dined here twice in the last two weeks. Both times we were very happy with the food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Hose the restaurant for a pizza on the last night for our guests. The pizzas were good and obviously unique. However, it seemed a little chaotic and don't know if that was lack of staff or just normal. It was superior to the major chains although a little tight for space.

Tags: Spicy, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Charles was our server and did an excellent job!

Pasta & salads were very good...huge portions.

Restaurant couple use a little more ambiance & Italian flair.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was okay but server was slow and had to be reminded more than once about things we requested.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everyone was super friendly. Food was delicious. They said I'd have a long wait for food but everything came out in a timely manner. Even for a super busy night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2017

They have 2 sections. 1 is nice the other is more of a cafeteria setting. We had reservations and were all dressed up. They gave us caffateria said you must request nice section when you reserve.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant was really busy but our server was outstanding in doing his best to give us a great dining experience. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone to try. Fantastic food!

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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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