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Italian Restaurants in Greater Palm Springs

Sipping a glass of merlot, sharing lively conversation over homemade lasagna and watching the sun set behind a dramatic mountain backdrop—now that’s amore. Step inside one of the many Italian restaurants in Greater Palm Springs and you’ll find molte cose to love, from fresh seafood pastas and wood-fired pizzas to traditional antipasti and paninis. 

For a romantic dining experience, book a candlelit table or cozy booth at Johnny Costa’s Ristorante in downtown Palm Springs (the linguine clams were a favorite of former regular Frank Sinatra and are still on the menu!). Listen to live piano on the enclosed patio at Castelli’s, known for their authentic family recipes and throwback decor. Stop in at Frankie’s Italian Bakery, Cafe and Supper Club and browse the glass display case of gourmet Italian sweets, including cannoli, biscotti and sfogliatelle. And don’t miss the daily happy hour at Enzo’s Bistro & Bar, where the pastas and sauces are made in-house.

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