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The 15 Best Mediterranean Restaurants Near Palm Desert

Updated: May 2, 2022

Craving tapas, hummus, and crispy pitas? These are the Mediterranean eateries you need to visit in Palm Desert. We analyzed top review sites and food blogs to find the best Mediterranean options for this list. When we want chilled glasses of ouzo with fantastic mezze we head to these Palm Desert venues.

Find the perfect Mediterranean restaurant

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$$, Palm DesertItalian, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Palm Desert's 10 Best Restaurants for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Alps Village

German, $$, Palm DesertGerman, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Trattoria Mezzomondo

Italian, Palm DesertItalianPalm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mimmo's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Piero's PizzaVino

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Ristorante Mamma Gina

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Athena Gyro

Greek, $$, Palm DesertGreek, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Castellis

Italian, $$$, Palm DesertItalian, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Haus of Pizza

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Koutouki Greek Estiatorio

Greek, $$, Palm DesertGreek, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Il Corso

Italian, $$$, Palm DesertItalian, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bucatini Trattoria

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Bella Vita

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Backstreet Bistro

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Sammy's Place

Italian, $$, Cathedral CityItalian, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Mediterranean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10624 restaurants in Palm Desert, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 264 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and USA Today and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area and USA Today - Palm Desert's 10 Best Restaurants for an Unforgettable Dining Experience. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

There are 4 Mediterranean restaurants in Palm Desert.

Alps Village, Delish Bistro & Bar, and Athena Gyro are the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants that serve breakfast in Palm Desert.

The highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants for delivery in Palm Desert are Alps Village, Delish Bistro & Bar, and Athena Gyro.

Alps Village, Delish Bistro & Bar, and Athena Gyro are the highest-rated Mediterranean restaurants that are good for groups in Palm Desert.

Athena Gyro and Luna Grill - Palm Desert are vegetarian-friendly Mediterranean restaurants in Palm Desert.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chardonnay with your falafel

    When enjoying falafel, it’s suggested you pair it with a glass of oakedChardonnay, a white wine that enhances flavour

  • Take tomato and arugula salad to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


  • Rosé and falafel


    When considering what goes best with falafel, we recommend a glass of Rosé, it truly complements the dish as it counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.


Factoids

  • The first ever

    The falafel was only thought up in medieval period! We wonder what people ever did without some good falafel in their lives...

  • A priceless experience

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  • What Morocco drinks

    did you know that they make tea by unique brewing technique? We learn something new everyday!

Parking information

Parking in Palm Desert can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mediterranean spot.

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