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SPC – Sirocco Pizza Company - Renaissance Resort & Spa

4.3
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

Sirocco Pizza Company (SPC), is a high-energy, casual, modern Italian eatery offering more than ever for diners to love.

SPC provides both traditional seating and communal tables, a 900 degree pizza oven and DIY cheese and charcuterie boards, in addition to a walk-up window where resort guests and locals can place their to-go orders, opening in early January.

The expansive menu offers five distinctive categories: “Boards,” “Salads & Such,” “Pasta,” “Neapolitan Style Pizzas” and “Sweets” all filled with tantalizing choices.


*All pizzas may be ordered with gluten free crust upon request.

*$1.00 corkage on Sundays.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Current hours of operation are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. Reservations are not required, but can be made by calling (760) 773-4444.

COMING SOON
will open for both lunch and dinner
(including the to-go window):
Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 773-4444 ext. 62
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Coffey
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Private party facilities
With three separate dining rooms, Sirocco can accommodate parties of all sizes. The most intimate dining room is the Mistral. This room can seat 12 guests comfortably. The upper dining room can accommodate parties of up to 50 guests. Larger parties can also be arranged.
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Private party contact
Marlena Espejo: (760) 836-1286
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 111
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Service. Pull up to the front of the Renaissance Esmeralda. See restaurant host for ticket validation.
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Special events & promotions
Join us in SPC for all of your special occasions.
We offer personalized menus, private dining rooms great food and impeccable service. It is sure to be a memorable experience.
For more information or group reservations please call Marlena Graf at 760-836-1286.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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Addy (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

Pizza was a huge disappointment. I actually love fire oven pizza therefore I anticipated it being bubbly and have a yummy char, but I have tasted fast food pizza with more flavor and char.
The dough was flavorless no and hard as a rock almost unedible. Our server was so rude to our table. I traveled with 2 children and they wanted more to drink, especially after a day in the sun God forbid they ask for a refill. Not only was he upset about us asking him for something he would talk to us with a neck snap! Watch out! Never again! I would consider to go BUT I think Domino's is better!

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PalmSpringsDiner (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on June 5, 2015

Tried to make a reservation on-line for 10 at 6PM. Only gave me options of 430 and 730 or later. So I lowered it to 8 people, and got the same. Lowered it to 6 people, and 6pm was then available. We got there, and the restaurant was empty. There must have been maybe 3 other groups seated in the entire restaurant. Note: not faulting the restaurant, I guess, but maybe an on-line problem. Menu looked good. We thought we were all going to have pizza but we all had pasta instead. RE: Servide. Someone was training someone. But we could never figure out who was training whom. 3 of us told the waiter how we wanted the checks broken up, while we were ordering. but that all came out incorrect, and we had to wait for them to redo. And the waiter kept arguing about how he said I told him to do it. I stated 3 of us told him, not just me. The person who brought out the food (was not the waiter) had no idea who got what. He looked completely confused. Re: the food. it was just so-so. I had a side of meatballs (3 meatballs), and I was surprised when i got my bill, to see they were $10 - which was more than my pasta meal and more than my caesar salad. Oh, the caesar was very bland. None of us were impressed with this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2015

We enjoyed out visit, the food was good, the atmosphere, ok. Our only concern, and we have noticed this with other restaurants in The Desert, the server announces quite loudly prices/money details to the whole
table while you are trying to be discreet with ordering wines etc. This practice is a "service industry 101" no no in most restaurants, so I think it is a matter of training.

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vipRick5370 (Palm Springs)
2.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

This space was once occupied by a fine dining Italian restaurant. This weak attempt at a Neapolitan pizza restaurant is a poor substitute. The sauce was tasteless. Meatball starter tasted like frozen pre-made meatballs although the marinara sauce on the meatballs was good (better than the the pizza). If you want true Neapolitan pizza go to Pierro's PizzaVino in neighboring Palm Desert. That's the real thing. Finally, the drinks we not just overpriced they were grotesquely overpriced. $12 for a glass of wine that the retail price of the whole bottle is about $14.00, never mind they purchased it wholesale. $7.25 for a bottle of beer that costs $1.25 in the grocery store. Its no wonder the place was empty on a Saturday night. Not recommended.

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vipJudie1170 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2015

Good pizza and salads, but the restaurant is very loud (music) and very bright. Both the music and lighting do not lend themselves to quiet conversations. The staff is friendly and eager to please.

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LinaGemelli (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

The food was very good, once we were allowed to deviate from a Valentine pre-fixe dinner which was "only one offered" which we did not know. I have never been to a restaurant where only one choice of price was offered and what if you did not want 3 courses or what they were serving? But because we did not want pre-fixe dinner, we were seated in bar area rather than dining room even though we ordered dinner from menu.
When we arrived we were told by valet that it is $8.00 parking and when I asked if they validate I was told not at Sirocco. I asked at the restaurant and was told because this is not an upscale restaurant. If that is the case you would not know it from their overpriced wine list. This is supposed to be the "new" SPC Sirocco which is mostly Pizza/Pasta which is more casual. The least expensive bottle of wine on menu is $38.00 and $10. by the glass. They should have something about $24.00 a bottle or less by glass like they have in the bar for guests that wish to have a simple glass or bottle of wine with food that is very good but not gourmet. They also do not serve bread with salad, only can order off menu and Parmesan cheese rather than grated is brought to table in a jar.
I would recommend to my friends based on food and service, our server was very nice, but would tell them in advance about parking and wine prices. Also too bad the pizza oven is out of site.

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vipDisappointed (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2015

The article in the local newspaper said that the once elegant Italian restaurant Sirocco was being updated for the tastes and casual atmosphere that todays diners desire. What a mistake!!!! I was a regular at the original Sirocco, but will not frequent this new rendition ever again. As one enters the room it is nice with a view of the man made water features, but you soon discover that the total experience is far from nice. The decor feels cold and cheaply done. The restaurant was far from full, but it was so loud we could barely talk and the lights were turned up way, way to high which added to the uncomfortable experience. Our table for 6 was very unstable and rocked with any movement which the waiter witnessed, but ignored.
The salads were nicely presented and there was a good selection of appetizers, pasta and pizza, but with todays carb conscious diners I find the change from a restaurant that offered wonderful meats, chicken and seafood as well as pasta perplexing.

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vipJeff (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

Very nice wine list, but on the pricey side for the offerings made!
Selections were offered in 6 oz., 9 oz., and a bottle. My wife ordered a 9 oz. California Chard., and when it came it was obviously not a 9 oz. pour. We complained to the waiter who insisted that it was a standard pour, yet other tables receiving the same were obviously different. There was no remedy offered, nor did we push the issue, wanting to just have a nice dinner for two. We switched to beer after that!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

Good food ... large family (young kids) kept noise level at a peak. Wait staff nice but new (learning).

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Doug497 (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on November 28, 2014

The SPC inside of the Reniance Esmeralda needs a lot of help. As we arrived we were greeted by a hostess that had a very curt attitude. We choose to have a drink in the hotel lobby while waiting for our table. The waiter was very slow and appeared to be a bit put off that we would sit in his section.
After finishing our drinks we were seat at a very basic table looking out at a stunning view of the grounds. We started off with garlic knots to share, they were undercooked. I guess that occurred because a group of chefs were all standing at the hostess stand instead of being in the kitchen.
We chose to order two pizzas to share. The menu noted that they were Neapolitan pizza and to expect some chare. I know great pizza so I was looking forward. The margarita pizza was okay at best the tomato topping had been over worked and was more of a sauce instead of pieces of tomato. The crust was blonde and undercooked. The fennel sausage pizza was undercooked as well. The topping on that were good.
The waiters were MIA they came for the order, they delivered the the order and delivered the check and never came to the table for any other reason. This restaurant needs help and leadership.

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