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74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
+1 760-773-3080
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is out of the extraordinary for me ") First time I've seen waiters with a singing talent. We went to celebrate my friends engagement but unfortunately the staff is a little bit too much egocentric since it's all about they singing that they didn't even bother to ask if it was our 1st time, or if we were... More 

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1 Thank Allertstar
Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

It sounds crazy and way out of my comfort zone but was actually a very unique idea and great experience. We had to wait to be seated for about 5 minutes and you can sit inside it out. Delicious food but you had to wait around between courses as the waiters/waitresses were busy singing to you, individually or together alternating... More 

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1 Thank ZCRX
Brier, Washington
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We went to Cafe Italian on the recommendation of a friend and are glad we did...... The wait staff was efficient and pleasant. We heard they would sing to us and were surprised at how good they were.

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1 Thank MikeK42
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Looked to Trip Advisor for an Italian restaurant in our area. This got very good reviews.....it did not disappoint. I'll admit I was skeptical about the singing servers but it's actually fun and entertaining. They're very good. They're not in your face singing....they sing to the patrons. Very talented bunch. The food was delicious....I had the ghocci and my husband... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

We came across this place by incident. We were there at a quiet evening but the singing went ahead. Good voices singing some Musical standards but with good spirits. Food was as to be expected from a restaurant. Table service was very friendly. Glad we were there for dinner which is a much needed break from the fastfood scene

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La Quinta, California
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

The restaurant is lovely, but the food was very average. My shrimp dish was fresh, but the flavoring was missing. My husband's veal also was fairly tender, but had no flavor. Only one waiter had a fantastic voice. The other wait staff were either not great singers or simply bad. Our waitress, was gorgeous, pretentious and flirty, which I could... More 

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Nipomo, California
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196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

The Desert is not a hot bed of Italian Food. We are not Philly, or Brooklyn. However, here they have a good arrabiata source, and the veal was tender. Singing was so-so.

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Los Angeles
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

Boy, if this place could just work in the food, it would be an overnight smash hit. Actually given how crowded it is, maybe they don't need to. Good bread. Other than that: our pasta was soggy, food unseasoned, our meals came out staggered, which I hate. But we loved the singing waiters!

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Hummelstown, pa
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Visited Cafe Italia with my golfing buddies last week. Carrie was our server and she was absolutely terrific. Great service and the voice of an angel. The food was terrific as always. I had the canneloni and it was awesome. The parma could be sliced a little thinner. But I'm a picky italian.

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vancouver
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259 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Our party of four loved our food, the price and especially the singing waiters and waitresses.great that no additional charge for salad and soup which is rare these days. Children's menu, too. Be sure to sit inside to have the most enjoyment from the entertainment. Right next to Ralph's in the strip mall off of Cook and 111. THe chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74901 US Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210-7134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indian Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 760-773-3080

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?