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Francesco's Cafe

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72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
+1 760-202-4425
11:30 - 21:00
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Reno, Nevada
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited twice during our stay. The first night we ordered a pizza for take out. It was excellent. Service was slow, and the place was crowded. When I checked out, I realized they are not computerized! They still write up the sales checks and use the adding machine. That certainly slows service. The second night we dined in and... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends of ours asked if we had ever been to this place. We said no, but decided to give it a try. Wow...glad we did. We arrived early, per our reservations, and 60 minutes later the place was packed. The food is a Persian/Italian cuisine. It is full of flavor with a Mediterranean slant. I had the Persian salad... More 

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We ordered the double portion of Veal Picata, with fresh veggies, and the swordfish skewers. The take out meal was well prepared and the veal was tender while the chunks of swordfish were nicely marinated and served with rice and other veggies. The eat-in restaurant area was busy so I recommend a reservation to this family run restaurant.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had an excellent meal at this place and loved every course, the ambiance, the coffee, the waitstaff, and the music. I would have given it 5 stars except for one thing. A few hours after eating there I was violently ill and spent the night throwing up. It could have been from that food, or it could have been... More 

Thank gordon m
Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One meal was completely wrong and other was short several items . A long wait to replace entrée over 30 minutes. lots of staff running around getting very little done. Quality of food was average to poor. We will not be back

Thank Fencer88
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Every trip to the desert we come here at least twice. This time we came to eat 3 times, plus we had them prepare a half pan of lasagne ($60) which we took back to our condo, froze it and brought it back home with us. We love the lasagne, the pizzas, the Persian salad, calzones, lamb dishes... well everything!... More 

Thank Hobdeb
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I heard a lot of great comments about this place but my experience wasn't as good. Service was fair to poor, we had three different people trying to take care of us and nobody seemed capable of doing the job. Food was good-lamb kabobs especially, but the garlic bread was overcooked and more like a cracker, soup was luke warm,... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is excellent with good flavors. I always order the falafel appetizers and my family loves them. The plate comes with hummus, cucumber sauce and pita bread which is soooo good. I also always order the chicken kabob with the basmati rice, it's always delicious and never disappoints. If you have not been here... More 

Thank missinggreece
Woodstock, ON
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A surprise, but convenient find. Wide menu choice with Italian emphasis at very reasonable prices compared to most other eating establishments in the area. Atmosphere and surroundings very pleasant with soothing background music, not the usual blaring Rock most places play. Enjoyed lunch and will definitely return got dinner. As a bonus, if you are a guest at the nearby... More 

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san diego
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This restaurant does not deserve to be in business. After 10 minutes finally a waiter comes to take our order, it turns out it is the owner. After a 30 minute wait I have to go look for her to inquire where our food is and she mumbles while doing her accounting of take out orders. 5 minutes more of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72047 Dinah Shore Dr, Ste C1, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1790
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Rancho Mirage
  • Phone Number: +1 760-202-4425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?