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The 15 Best Pasta Restaurants Near Palm Desert

Updated: May 2, 2022

Longing for a bowl of Spaghetti and Meatballs or a simple Aglio olio? These are our go-to pasta spots in Palm Desert. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of pasta restaurants. Get ready to twirl your forks around the best carbonara and linguinis in Palm Desert available at these top eateries.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

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

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

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

Il Corso

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

    2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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

Tuscano's & Brewquinta

Italian, $$, La QuintaItalian, $$La Quinta
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Norma's Italian Kitchen of Rancho Mirage

Italian, $$, Rancho MirageItalian, $$Rancho Mirage
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Trilussa Ristorante

Italian, $$, Cathedral CityItalian, $$Cathedral City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Pasta craving shouldn't be so tough. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10624 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 264 lists and articles from Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and USA Today and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Palm Springs Area, 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 to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Palm Desert Pasta.

Questions & answers

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and Sweet Basil California Eatery are the highest-rated pasta spots that are good for groups in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and Sweet Basil California Eatery are the highest-rated vegetarian pasta spots in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and Mimmo's Italian Restaurant & Bar are the highest-rated upscale spots for pasta in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and Tiramisu Deli are the highest-rated pasta spots to get a quick lunch in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and Tiramisu Deli are the highest-rated pasta spots that are good for a date night in Palm Desert.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Take bacon mac and cheese to the next level

    Experts often pair bacon mac and cheese with a glass of Merlot, a popular red wine.

  • Chardonnay and mac and cheese


    When considering what goes best with mac and cheese, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the rich flavors.


  • Pair Strongbow with macaroni,cheese and leeks

    Strongbow is dry and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Interesting facts about Pasta

  • A hefty price-tag

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

  • An iconic duo: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Did you know that Spanish granache pairs perfectly with mac and cheese? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

  • Who made the first macaroni and cheese?

    Some tasty history for you, macaroni and cheese dates back to the year 1769 when it was made in Northern Europe.

Parking info

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