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About Trilussa Ristorante

Trilussa serves traditional Italian cuisine in an intimate and family atmosphere. They serve great Italian seafood, steaks, pizza and pasta dishes with elegance and a smile. Front door parking to the restaurant available.

68-718 East Palm Canyon Drive, #401
Cathedral City, CA 92234
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:



Dinner Sun-Thurs 4pm-9pm
Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 4pm-7pm (At the bar)

Cross Street:
Monty Hall Dr.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 328-2300

Website:
http://www.trilussarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Sylvia playing your favorite classics on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Also, Ron & Peggy playing your light pop and jazz favorites on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Executive Chef:
Oscar Rojas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Trilussa Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Authentic (30)
Romantic (29)
Live Music (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (19)
Fun (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

We were greeted by the maitre’d. The restaurant was totally filled. We had reservations thru open table. The maitre’d was apologetic for having to keep us waiting on a cold night for a table o clear and offered us a complementary appetizer for keeping us waiting. This was unexpected and just delightfully. The food was absolutely delicious. The waiter was 4 star -rated because he seemed overly busy and we did not have time to have a second wine when he came to the table to offer dessert. Otherwise I can’t remember having a more delicious and enjoyable evening at Trilussa. Can’t wait to return.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very spacious booth seating! Great house Chardonnay and a generous pour! Lasagne was delicious!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Our first time, food was terrific and we had a wonderful time. Our Server was great.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Dinner with friends, service spot on. Meal good; not over the top but well presented.Veal parm with pasta; a little too salty Music great; ambience nice. Rose presentation nice touch; liquors on the House as well.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine’s Day dinner. Seated right on time for our reservation. Plenty of staff so no mix ups on a very busy night. Never felt rushed. Enjoyed a great meal

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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place for special occasions. Great food and service !!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I had reservation for 5:45 PM. Arrived early but was not able to be seated until after 6 PM. What is the purpose of reservations if not honored by the restaurant?
Service was slow to non- existent. Food was good but nothing to shout about. This was most likely our last trip to this Trilussa restaurant as many other Italian restaurants in the area.

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food3
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food! Recommended by local as we were visiting Palm Springs from Sacramento area. We will definitely return when we go back to PS.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. First rate service too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The fresh warm bread and black olive tapenade was a delicious start, but from there it was just adequate. It was amusing to be asked if we wanted marinara sauce with the spaghetti and meatballs and then be told later it was a marinara with meat—uh Bolognese. We asked if we could get the Vodka sauce with spaghetti and meatballs, was told no, then saw on the menu that you could order the spaghetti with vodka sauce and add meatballs or chicken. Waiter did not know his menu. Caesar salad was kind of tasteless. If they split it for you it’s a $3 charge, so just get an extra plate. The meatballs were rather mushy. Chicken piccata had two tiny pieces of chicken in fairy greasy sauce. Good live music up front. Felt like an ok Italian chain restaurant.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

disappointing service very slow and not at all attentive, table request away from the front door and music was not honored

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Recommended by someone else and we were not disappointed. By the looks of it reservations would be wise. We will go again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Basic Italian fare but foodies will be disappointed. Like many places in the Valley it's really a bar masquerading as a restaurant. Service is decent, and they have ample parking, although handicapped access could be better.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great ambience and food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were disappointed with the length of time to get our meals, very slow could have been as to the amount of customers they were serving. Waiter din't refresh our wine glasses our mention how was dinner?

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Greeted well. Happened to arrive a bit late due to gps error and no issues. Offered the “early” dinner menu which was plentiful but heavy for our palette. Notwithstanding a good restaurant with excellent service and fair pricing.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It is always a pleasure going to Trilussa. The restaurant was packed. Our waiter was detained because of a very large group he was attending to. When one of the other waiters realized the situation, he stepped in, got order, explained what was happening with our waiter and he delivered the cocktails. Great team work.
The food was wonderful as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was fgood and the service was superior. The menu tends to be somewhat limited. Unfortunately the music played was too loud and the sound effects not pleasant due the construction of the facility.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have eaten here several times. The last time we strayed a bit on the menu and were a little disappointed. Noise is always an issue and if you are close to the entertainment its really annoying. Pipped in music would be a better option.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at Trilussa. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. We really appreciated the live music. It was delightful but not too loud. Our server was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My wife and I used to visit Trilussa regularly a few years ago but suddenly stopped after a bad experience. We are very happy that we gave it another try. We were early for our reservation, so we had wine and appetizers in the bar. Decent house wine and a very good pour for low $. A pleasant surprise was the wonderful Calamari, especially the tart tomato dipping sauce. We would go back for that experience alone. In the dinning room, the service was every bit as good as the bar. We both had pasta and they were kind enough to accommodate my wish to have only clams with my Linguine. Nice people. My one and only picky criticism was the abundance of sauce with the the clams and pasta. It is not often you have a customer complaining of "too much" sauce, especially good sauce like this, but it was still an inch and a half deep in my bowl when I was done. That would never happen in Italy. All in all, a great evening. We will be back. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Nice touch to bring complimentary amaretto and almond biscotti with the bill.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always great. Tried the margarita pizza - perfecto!

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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Easy parking (free)
Great Staff, friendly and helpful
Live Music, nice ambiance. Not loud but pleasant
Food is average (I am a bit of a foodie). Not bad by any means, but un-remarkable
Did not know I could bring my own bottle of wine.
I feel like my girlfriend and I were the youngest people in the restaurant, and we are middle age.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food, affordably priced. I had Risotto Pescatore and the portion was ample with lots of clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp. My husband had the Gnocchi and loved the taste and texture. We went with friends who gave it a great recommendation and we weren't disappointed. Had the house wine and it was well under 10.00 and it was a delight! We will be returning for sure!

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was wonderful! One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Third time. Tasteful dishes as before. Obviously a local favorite.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Been to Trilussa many times and have taken friends on several occasions. NEVER disappointed with the incredible service or the incredible food. It's a winner in my book!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Very disappointing! We were there a year ago and it was wonderful. Unfortunately, this time we were given a horrible table - even with reservation, very loud - couldn't have a conversation, slow service, bad rissoto, fair muscles and clams.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in California in our opinion. We can’t wait to get back down here and enjoy them!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Trilussa is one of my favorites Italian restaurants in the Coachella Valley. The food is constantly good, the prices reasonable, and the atmosphere is pleasant and makes it easy to hold a conversation. The live music on the weekends is a bonus. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

great food in a very pleasant environment---easy parking--nice music

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The new three course menu is great and great value. Loved the appitzers and the entree. The desert was just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was very good except the noise level was fairly high. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always enjoyable!! A favourite spot of ours in the valley.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a wonderful evening. Service was outstanding and food sooooo good. Will definitely return.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Really good overall as usual. However, my Bolognese sauce was very salty, this time. Never before. Also, if you drink your cocktails on the rocks, forget the rocks. Neat is better. Very weak drinks.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have eaten at Trilussa many times and have never been disappointed. The portions are big, good and I enjoy the leftovers for lunch.
The big disappointment was the decaf
Cappuccino and I asked the waiter twice if it was. Well, two o’clock in the morning I know
It was caffeinated. If waiter wasn’t sure he should have remade it. Very upsetting to not
sleep with nothing to be done.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Feel lucky for having selected this place for my birthday dinner. Service, food, and ambiance were very nice. My wife and I shared the rack of lamb and I don't recall having one that tasted or was prepared more to our liking. Easy to recommend.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Trilussia is a cozy, well appointed Italian restaurant. The food is good to very good; certainly better than your average neighborhood Italian hot spot. They have a good variety of homemade pasta dishes as well as veal entrees and lots of chicken options. Prices are moderate and fair. We had a great Sicilian tomato salad (variation on a Caprese), a nice veal marsala, chicken Cariofi (a nice option), chicken Carbonara (sauce was a little too heavy, but delicious), and a Swordfish special with a Scampi-type sauce that was delicious. All dishes were served at appropriate temperature and the timing was good. Presentation was basic and entree accompaniments were basic. It was a Saturday and there was live music (singer+key board), but they were pushed off into a corner and only really contributed to the noise level. Corkage was very reasonable at $15.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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