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Il Corso Palm Desert

73520 El Paseo, Suite B, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4338
+1 760-341-6700
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (42 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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73520 El Paseo, Suite B, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4338
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is definitely an upscale Italian restaurant. It's a 4.5 star. The dining room and bar are stunning spaces. There is also outdoor dining on El Paseo. Since I have taken so long to write a review I have no idea what anybody ate. I...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tired of always going to Mama Ginos? Give this place a try if you want some lux Italian. Pros -Legit house made fresh pasta -Hot bread with olive tapinade is awesome -Variety of sharable first courses, and yes you should order one. -excellent wine list,...More

Thank Anthony P
Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Anthony, thanks for this thorough review that includes both things you love and things we can work on. We know we're capable of providing a five star experience next time, so hope to see you back soon! Sincerely, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had diner with some friends. the food was ok not spectacular but some of the prices were really sspectacular. the sevrice is ok not especially wonderful for the level of restaurant they think they are. some of the dishes are more than adequate, others...More

Thank Barbara M
Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We wish your experience was a little more enjoyable. You'll have to come by again soon so we can prove how wonderful our service and food can be. Thank you, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a beautiful, modern design restaurant in the heart of El Paseo in Palm Desert. The menu is large and diverse. The first thing you notice is that it's in Italian with English "subtitles", and I think that's the idea. It's almost like being...More

Thank Todd2PS
Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sounds like a great evening indeed. We love your attention to detail during your visit and are thrilled you enjoyed everything. You'll have to come by for more pasta, wine, and gelato soon. Kindly, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 5 June 2018

My wife and I went to Il Corso Restaurant sunday june 3rd @4pm. I ordered A filet mignon and the server (Omar) offered my wife a special of the house which was a lobster pasta. My wife was very shocked when her order arrived the...More

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Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving this for our team -- it helps us to get to the bottom of what happened. It was never our intention for you to feel less than appreciated during your visit and are sorry about that. We did the best we...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Traveling through Palm Desert we stopped here for lunch. The lunch menus had lots of choices and was very reasonably priced. The food was excellent, this is a great stop at lunch. The dinner menu was more expensive but had a very wide selection.

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Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for stopping in for lunch! You'll have to try our dinner next time when in town. Safe travels, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Nice setting right on El Paseo. Went there for happy hour. Prices for the food were good and so was the food. Unless you are buying well drinks, it's very pricey for alcohol. Don't be fooled into thinking happy hour is a good deal. High...More

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Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

We do our best to offer great Happy Hour prices and wish you had enjoyed them more. Come by again so we can prove to you we're worth what you pay. Have a wonderful week, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Located on trendy El Paseo, Il Corso Palm Desert’s interior decor with its high ceiling is very stylish and inviting. At dinner, there was a fun ambience and a bustle. It gave me the feeling of being a place in which to see and to...More

Thank James N
Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

We thank you for this trendy review, James. Great to see how much you enjoyed our food! Come and see us again soon, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We took business clients here. Started great with drinks, wines and suggestions on the menu. Food was great. But server disappeared. We finally had to go ask someone to get us water and take our orders for desserts. Someone we had never seen came to...More

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Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

We're not sure what happened here with your service but can assure you it's not up to our standards. Hope you'll give us another chance to prove to you our service is just as awesome as our food. Warmly, Il Corso Team

Reviewed 26 April 2018

It was very nice from the moment we walked inside. The bar was great and the lighting in the entire place was beautiful. I had a glass of cabernet and it was good, not too pricey. When we were seated it was comfortable and the...More

Thank KathleenPR
Claudio M, Owner at Il Corso Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

We hope we get another chance to wow you. Please let your server know next time about your food restrictions so we can better work to create a perfect meal for you. Thank you, Il Corso Team

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brenda613760
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Response from golem67 | Reviewed this property |
This question is a misuse of the forum. Checkibg website or calling would be more appropriate. Come on now!
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Paul B
14 March 2017|
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Response from ZenMasta | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about corkage fee. They have nice wine by the glass and by the bottle.
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Herb Z
21 July 2015|
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Response from Barbara J | Reviewed this property |
The bar area has a bar menu of small plates which are lower priced than the regular menu. Not sure the time of day, however-- give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73520 El Paseo, Suite B, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-341-6700
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Description
Chef Mario Marfia and Developer John Wessman meld their talents and bring a unique Italian dining experience to El Paseo in Palm Desert. We offer genuine Italian hospitality, authentic Italian dishes including homemade pastas, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood and roasted leg of veal. Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like the world's best gnocchi, incredible meat dishes, Italian-style martinis and signature cocktails, and a wonderful variety of desserts and fresh salads. If you call ahead, Chef Mario will prepare his lasagna, tripe, spaghetti allo scoglio, or any other of your favorite dishes. Chef Mario was born in Sicily and learned his skills working as chef in the Mediterranean. He uses those cultural influences to prepare truly unique and special dishes each and every day. Save room for the ultimate light and tasty homemade desserts.
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