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“DEPENDABLE, ATTRACTIVE AND REASONABLE”

Acqua California Bistro
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Ranked #19 of 105 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 13 June 2018

If you're familiar with the restaurant LuLu up the street in Palm Springs, then you're pretty much familiar with this, it's sister kitchen, in "The River" shopping center in Rancho Mirage. The day we were there, the "river" was a dry concrete ditch being cleaned, and the ambience suffered accordingly. The food and service, however, were pretty good, and the prices overall -- and especially on a variety of of three-course prix-fixe specials are very reasonable. It's got the vibe of a much fancier restaurant, with dependable quality, attractive presentation and -- when the "river" is flowing -- atmosphere. A good bet.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Although the Happy Hour is only available in the Bar area, it is served all day and well worth it. As a twice yearly visitor from Canada Acqua was a staple as a drop in at any time of day for a bite to eat. Great to see they are back (previously as Acqua Piazza). I missed my fix for a couple of years but knew Lulu in Palm Springs was there as a back up. Extensive menu with something for everyone. Try to Tuna Stack, Cob Salad, Pan Fried Oysters, etc., etc. Best magaritas too!

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We’ve always enjoyed the great food and atmosphere of Acqua and we’re so glad they are back! This afternoon we had our lunch serve by Cindy and she really made our meal even more enjoyable. She has a wonderful personality and sincerely takes pride in her job. We took time to ask for the manager so we could give her a pat on the back. Acqua should be proud of the way she takes care of their patrons and hopefully they will acknowledge the outstanding job she does. We will definitely return and you can be certain we will ask for Cindy!

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome and the food is delicious! My husband and I went with their super affordable 3-course feast - soup/ salad, entree & dessert. It really is a feast! We started off with wild mushroom soup, followed by the 8 oz. sirloin steak served with mashed potatoes & veggies for hubby, chicken piccata served with linguine pasta for me. We finished off with tiramisu & ice cream. The service was definitely 5 stars all around.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Pleasant surprise to find Acqua fishing counter part to it's sister restaurant Lulu's in Palm Springs. The Acqua location is much larger and a better interior design than Lulu's and the menu is identical. The restaurant was not busy for lunch and we seated immediately. Service was above average and overall a good dining experience. No online reservations available. Good choice for Sunday brunch. Ample parking with inside and outdoor dining. Prices for lunch without a cocktail or wine under $20 per person. Stroll around The River complex after your meal.

Thank Wally R
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