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Chef Mario Marfia and Developer John Wessman meld their talents and bring a unique Italian dining experience to El Paseo in Palm Desert, we invite you to experience our fine dining and authentic Italian specialties. We offer genuine Italian hospitality, authentic Italian dishes including homemade pastas, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood and roasted leg of veal. Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like the world’s best gnocchi, incredible meat dishes, Italian style Martinis and signature cocktails, and a wonderful variety of desserts and fresh salads. If you call ahead, Chef Mario will prepare his Lasagna, Tripe, Spaghetti allo Scoglio, or any other of your favorite dishes.

Chef Mario was born in Sicily and learned his skills working as Chef in the Mediterranean. He uses those cultural influences to prepare truly unique and special dishes each and every day. Save room for the ultimate light and tasty homemade desserts.

73520 El Paseo Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Call For A Reservation: 760.341.6700
Complementary Valet Parking

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Monday through Sunday Pasta & Pizza Bar
Fine Dinning : 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bar: 4:30 -1:30 AM

Lunch & Dinner Menus

  • Lunch Insalate/Pizza

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    Salmone 14
    Tri-colore salad topped with grilled salmon strips and oil lemon dressing

    Gamberi 14
    Spinach, pancetta, shitaki mushrooms and grilled shrimp with balsamic dressing

    Romana con Pollo 12
    Traditional Caeser salad with grilled chicken strips

    Il Corso 16
    String beans, potatoes, black olives and seared tuna with dijonese dressing

    Barbabietole 11
    Mixed greens, beets, walnuts, pear and gorgonzola with red wine vingrette

    Straccetti 14
    Arugola, shaved parmesan and sliced beef with a balsamic dressing

    Di Verdure 11
    Mixed greens with pickled vegetables, extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar


    Margherita 12
    San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil

    Quattro Stagioni 16
    San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, Italian ham, artichokes, black olives and mushrooms

    Parmiggiana 14
    San Marzano tomato, mozzarella, eggplant and parmesan cheese

    Calabrese 14
    San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella and spicy salame

    Siciliana 14
    San Marzano tomatoes, anchovies, capers and olives

    Gorgonzola e Pere 15
    Mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese and pear

    Ai Porcini 16
    San Marzano tomatoes, porcini mushrooms and parmesan cheese

    Romana 18
    Prosciutto, arugula and shaved parmesan cheese

    Schiacciata al Rosmarino 5
    Pizza bread with rosemary and olive oil

  • Lunch Panini/Pasta/Pesce

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    ~Served with a choice of Pasta Salad or salad ~

    Emiliana 12
    Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes

    Salumiere 13
    Mortadella, salami, prosciutto, provolone, sliced tomato and lettuce

    Vasteda 13
    flat pizza bread with sausage and mushrooms

    Piadina 14
    Flat pizza bread with stracchino cheese, ham and arugula


    Tagliolini Giovanni 12
    Thin fettucini with chopped tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil

    Pappardelle Bolognese 14
    Large flat noodle pasta with a veal ragu

    Linguini Genovese 13
    Homemade short pasta with potatoes, string beans and a pesto sauce

    Spaghetti al Caciucco Livornese 18
    Spaghetti with salmon, white fish, scallops, mussels and clams in a spicy tomato sauce

    Pesce e Carne

    Salmone alla Calabrese 16
    6oz Grilled salmon with, tomatoes, green onions, capers and olives served with sautéed kale

    Pollo allla Milanese 15
    Breaded chicken breast served with arugula and chopped tomatoes

    Vitello alla Fiorentina 18
    Veal pailard marinated with aromatic herbs served with sautéed spinach

  • Dinner Menu

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    Caldo Mare 16
    Warm mixed seafood on a bed of greens with oil lemon dressing

    Aragosta Catalana 22
    Lobster chunks, mache, green onions, cherry tomatoes with citrus dressing

    Prosciutto e Bufala 16
    18 month aged prosciutto di Parma with bufala mozzarella

    Pomodori e Burrata 16
    Heirloom tomatoes with creamy mozzarella cheese

    Polipo alla Griglia 14
    Grilled octopus, potatoes, red onions, frisse salad in a oil lemon dressing

    Fiori di Zucchine Ripiene 14
    Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta cheese served with tomato basil

    Polpette di Carne 12
    Homemade beef meatball served with a tomato sauce

    Carpaccio di Manzo 14
    Thinly sliced beef served with arugula, shaved parmesan in a oil lemon dressing

    Affettati Misti con Sott’ Aceti 16
    Mixed cold cuts served with homemade pickled vegetables

    Zuppe E Insalate

    Passato di Verdure con Riso 9
    Mixed vegetable soup with rice

    Zuppa del Golfo 12
    Mixed seafood soup in a tomato broth

    Insalata Mista 8
    Mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes, balsamic dressing

    Insalata di Bietole 12
    Beets, mixed greens, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, balsamic dressing

    Pomodori Misti con Cipolla 11
    Heirloom tomatoes, red onions, capers, oregano, red wine vinegar dressing

    Insalata di Spinaci
    Spinach, mushroom, nuts, dry ricotta, warm pancetta, balsamic dressing

    Insalata di Farro 10
    Barley, cucumber beets, romaine shaved parmesan, oil lemon dressing

    Paste E Risotti
    Pappardelle al Ragu’ 24
    Homemade wide pasta with veal ragu

    Spaghetti Ortolana 20
    Gluten-free spaghetti with mixed vegetables in a tomato sauce

    Tagliatelle All’Emiliana 20
    Homemade flat pasta with peas, ham and mushrooms in a creamy tomato sauce

    Paccheri Pomodoro e Burrata 22
    Short round tube pasta with tomato, basil and burrata

    Spaghetti con Polpette 20
    Spaghetti with veal meatballs in a tomato sauce

    Linguini Vongole 24
    Linguini with manilla clams in a white wine sauce

    Ravioli di Vitello con Porcini 30
    Homemade veal ravioli with a porcini mushroom sauce

    Risotto al Tartufo e Prosecco 28

    Italian Carnaroli rice with prosecco wine and black truffle
    Risotto alla Pescatora 26
    Italian Carnaroli rice with mixed seafood

    Pesce E Carne

    Salmone con Salsa Verde 26
    8 oz grilled salmon with a caper pesto served with vegetables

    Pesce Spada alla Calabrese 29
    Grilled swordfish with chopped fresh tomato served with spinach

    Pollo alla Milanese 24
    Breaded chicken breast served with arugula and chopped tomatoes

    Nodino di Vitello ai Porcini 40
    Veal porterhouse topped with porcini mushrooms served with mashed potatoes

    Piccatina alla Viennese 28
    Bread pounded veal with a caper butter sauce served with mashed potatoes

    Costoletta D’Agnello alla Griglia 35
    Grilled lamb chops with rosemary served with vegetables

    Costata di Maiale al Ginepro 28
    Grilled pork chop in a juniper sauce served mashed potatoes

    Filet Mignon al Pepe Verde 28/34
    8oz or 12oz Filet Mignon served with a green peppercorn sauce and potatoes

    Fiorentina For 2 75
    32 oz T-Bone steak marinated with aromatic herbs served with spinach and potatoes

  • Dinner Dolci

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    Lady fingers, mascarpone, espresso, coffee liqueur and cocoa
    Bambino Cheesecake
    Baby cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce drizzled with white and dark chocolate
    Vanilla Panna Cotta
    Italian vanilla bean custard with raspberry’s and strawberry sauce
    Layers of puffy pastry, rum and ricotta cheese
    Chocolate Tart Seduction
    Chocolate cake, covered in a decadent chocolate cream icing topped with almonds

    Mascarpaone Affogato con Balsamico
    Italian mascarpone cheese with strawberry and 25 year aged balsamic vinegar
    Cannoli Siciliano
    Crisp fried pastry tubes filled with sweetened ricotta and chocolate chips
    Chocolate Tartufo
    Chocolate truffle and amareto gelato, covered with cocoa and nuts

    Macedonia di Frutta
    Italian raspberry sorbet with mixed berries

    Gelato $6
    frutti di Bosco
    Passion Fruit Truffle

    Mods for deserts
    Add gelato $1.50
    add chocolate sauce
    no chocolate sauce
    no strawberry sauce
    no raspberry sauce
    no nuts
    no cocoa powder

Bar Menu

  • Bar Menu

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    Royal Sunday Morning
    Carpano Vermouth, raspberries, fresh grapefruit juice, simple syrup, prosecco
    Road to Rome
    Abyss Absinthe, Cynar, Knob Creek, Luxardo marachino liquor fresh lemon juice, dash of bitters
    Lady Liberty
    Abyss Absinthe, Sauvignon Blanc, Cointreau, Dry stock Vermouth, simple syrup, fresh grapefruit juice
    Maison Premiere Absinthe Colada
    Absinthe, Appleton Especial Rum, Dekyvper, Creme de Menthe, fresh lemon juice, pineapple colada mix

    The Wizard Jim Martini
    Chopin Vodka, Carpano Vermouth, Yellow Chartreuse, Dash of orange bitters
    Ananas Martini
    Van Gogh Pineapple, fresh pineapple cubes, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice
    Orange DRop Martini
    Ketel One Mandarin, Cointreau, fresh O.J.
    Il Cielo Martini
    Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, Limoncello, Dekuyper Island Blue, fresh lemon juice
    Chartreuse Gin Daisy Martini
    Bombay Sapphire, Yellow Chartreuse, dash orange bitters, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar
    Romana Lemon Drop Martini
    Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, Limoncello Liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice

    Signature Cocktails

    Il Corso Negroni
    Carpano Vermouth, Aperol, Campari, Bombay Sapphire
    Bacardi Gold, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Prosecco and mint leaves
    Ciroc, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and lemon juice
    La Feniglia Seaside
    Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon and cucumber juice, top with soda water
    Bubbling Mimmo
    Grey Goose, Aperol, fresh lemon and orange juice, honey syrup, prosecco
    Paloma Italiana
    Reposado Tequila, Campari, fresh grapefruit, lime and lemon juice, agave nectar, San Pellegrino Aranciata
    Il Corso Bellini
    Peach slices, fresh peach nectar, Captain Morgan, dash of bitters, Ginger beer
    Caprese Daiquiri
    Ketel One, basil leaves, fresh tomato and lime juice, garnish with cherry tomato and mozzarella ball
    Sangria Corsica
    Tanqueray, simple syrup, dash of bitters, fresh lemon juice, Arancio Pinot Noir
    Blackberry Smash
    Fresh Blackberries and mint leaves, Stolichnaya, Blackberry liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, top with soda water
    Newport Punch
    Tanqueray, Aperol, simple syrup, fresh lemon, orange and grapefruit juice
    Music Box
    Bombay Sapphire, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, Pinot Grigio, orange wheel
    Summer in Paris
    Tequila Silver, Tanqueray, St. Germain Elderflower liquer, dash of bitters, fresh pineapple and lemon juice, agave nectar
    Casting Aspersions
    Dewar’s white label, fresh lemon and grapefruit juice, Amaro Averna, Mint
    Constant Traveler
    Armagnac, Creme de Cacao, freshly brewed coffee
    Claudio Royale
    Amaro Nonino, Cognac, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, sparkling rose wine


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Get Directions to Our Location

73520 El Paseo Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Call For A Reservation: 760.341.6700
(Parking in the rear)
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Monday through Sunday Pasta & Pizza Bar
Lunch 11:30 am -3:30 pm
Fine Dinning : 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bar: 4:30 -1:30 AM

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Get Google Directions

Monday through Sunday Pasta & Pizza Bar
Lunch 11:30 am -3:30 pm
Fine Dinning : 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bar: 4:30 -1:30 AM

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