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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
Complementary Valet Parking
Reservation: 760.341.6700

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Monday through Sunday Pasta & Pizza Bar
Fine Dinning : 11:30pam – 11pm
Bar: 11:30 -1:00 AM

Lunch & Dinner Menus

  • Lunch Insalate/Pizza

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

    Gamberi 14
    Spinach, pancetta, mushrooms, grilled shrimp, balsamic dressing

    Romana con Pollo 12
    Traditional Caesar salad with grilled chicken strips

    Barbabietole 11
    Mixed greens, beets, walnuts, gorgonzola, red wine vinaigrette

    Straccetti 14
    Arugola, shaved parmesan, sliced beef, balsamic dressing

    Insalata di Farro 11
    Barley, cucumber, beets, romaine, shaved parmesan, oil lemon dressing

    Insalata Nizzarda 13
    String beans, potato, tomato, black olives, eggs, onions, tuna, oil lemon dressing

    Carpaccio di Tonno 12
    Thin sliced cured tuna, rucola, chopped onions, capers, oil lemon dressing



    Pizze
    Margherita 12
    San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, basil

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

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

    Calabrese 14
    San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella, spicy salami Calabrese

    Fra’Diavola 15
    San Marzano tomatoes, homemade sausage, mushrooms,
    roasted bell peppers, onions

    Gorgonzola e Pere 15
    Mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, sliced pear

    Romana 18
    San Marzano tomato, mozzarella, Prosciutto, rucola,
    shaved parmesan cheese

    Carbonara 16
    Mozzarella, Pecorino, Pancetta, egg, cracked black pepper

    Prices subject to change with substitutions

  • Lunch Panini/Pasta/Pesce

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    Panini
    ~Served with a choice of Fried Potatoes or Mix Green Salad~


    Filoncino Caprese 13
    Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella,sliced tomatoes, Filone bread

    Salsiccia e Peperoni 13
    Grilled sausage with sauteed mixed peppers and onions, marinara sauce

    Vitello Arrosto 14
    Roasted Veal, provolone, spinach, Ciabatta bread

    Hamburger Boscaiola 14
    Homemade Wagyu hamburger stuffed with mushrooms, provolone, mayonnaise, Rosetta bread

    Hamburger Sorrentina 14
    Homemade Wagyu hamburger stuffed with mozzarella, sun dried tomato, Rosetta bread

    Paste
    Pappardelle Bolognese 14
    Large flat pasta with a veal ragu

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

    Spaghetti all’Amalfitana 14
    Spaghetti with tomato chunks, mozzarella, oregano and basil


    Piatti
    Sicilia Branzino
    Grilled Miditerannean seabass Couscous Tradional Sicilian style Couscous
    Verdure Miste Mix Vegetables
    $16

    Lazio
    Pollo alla Romana Chicken, ham, mozzarella Bucatini Cacio Zucchini
    Bucatini, Cacio cheese, Zucchini Verdure Miste Mix Vegetables
    $14

    Emiliana Salsiccia e Fagioli
    Homemade sauage, cannelini beans, tomato Pasticcio di Lasagna Pasta sheet, ragu, bechamel Verdure Miste Mix Vegetables
    $15

    Calabria Pesce Spada
    Breaded Swordfish, tomato, olive, caper Tortiglioni San Giovanni Pasta, spicy fresh tomato sauce Verdure Miste Mix Vegetables
    $17

    Toscana Vitello Arrosto
    Roasted Veal, Au jus Ravioletti Mini Veal Ravioli with spinach, creamy tomato ragu Verdure Miste Mix Vegetables
    $18

    (No Substitutions)

  • Dinner Menu

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    Antipasti

    I
    nsalata del Golfo 16
    Mixed seafood on a bed of greens, oil lemon dressing

    Aragosta Catalana 24
    Lobster chunks, mache, green onions, cherry tomatoes, citrus dressing

    Prosciutto e Melone 18
    18 month aged prosciutto di Parma, cantaloupe melon

    Pomodori e Burrata 16
    Heirloom tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, basil

    Carpaccio di Polipo 14
    Octopus carpaccio served with rugola, onions in a oil lemon dressing

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

    Carpaccio di Tonno 15
    Thin sliced cured tuna with chopped onions, capers, arugola

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

    Carpaccio di Manzo 15
    Thinly sliced beef served with rugula, shaved parmesan, oil lemon dressing

    Affettati Misti con Sott’ Aceti 18
    Mixed cold cuts served with homemade pickled vegetables

    Cozze e Vongole 18
    Sauteed clams and mussels in a white wine sauce

    Zuppe E Insalate


    Zuppa Toscana 9
    Mixed vegetable, beans and black kale soup

    Raviolini in Brodo 11
    Homemade mini veal ravioli in a chicken broth

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

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

    Insalata di Carciofi 11
    Frisee lettuce, shaved artichokes, parmesan cheese, oil lemon
    dressing
    Insalata di Spinaci 12
    Spinach, Shitaki mushrooms, dry ricotta, pancetta, balsamic dressing

    Insalata di Farro 12
    Barley, cucumber, beets, romaine, shaved parmesan, oil lemon dressing

    Insalata Tricolore 14
    Rugola, endive, radicchio, shaved parmesan, oil lemon dressing

    Paste e Risotti

    Pappardelle al Cinghiale 24
    Homemade ribbon pasta with wild boar ragu’

    Risotto dell’Ortolano 24
    Risotto with mixed vegetables, tomato sauce

    Tagliatelle All’Emiliana 22
    Flat noodles with peas, ham, mushrooms, creamy tomato sauce

    Rigatoni alla Norma 22
    Rigatoni pasta with eggplant, tomato, dry ricotta cheese

    Gnocchi alla Sorrentina 22
    Homemade gnocchi tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese

    Ravioli di Anatra alla Boscaiola 27
    Homemade duck ravioli in a mix mushroom sauce

    Linguini con Vongole 25
    Linguini with Manilla clams, zucchini, chopped tomatoes, white wine sauce

    Pasticcio di Lasagna alla Fiorentina 22
    Spinach handkerchief pasta, bechamel, mixed vegetable ragu

    Trofie al Pesto 24
    Trofie pasta, pesto, string beans, potatoes

    Spaghetti alla Pescatore 30
    Spaghetti with mixed seafood in a tomato sauce

    Pesce e Carne
    Salmone al Prosecco 28
    8 oz grilled salmon, Prosecco sauce, asparagus

    Pesce Spada alla Siciliana 30
    Grilled breaded swordfish served with warm caponata

    Pollo alla Saltimbocca 24
    Chicken breast, prosciutto, sage, mozzarella, white wine, vegetables

    Costata di Maiale al Portafoglio 28
    Stuffed pork chop, sundried tomato, spinach, feta, Chianti sauce, puree

    Filetto al Pepe Verde 38
    8 oz Blank Angus Filet Mignon, green peppercorn sauce, puree

    Milanese di Vitello 28
    Veal milanese, checca sauce, roasted potatoes

    Costoletta D’Agnello alla Griglia 35
    Grilled Lamb chops with rosemary served with roasted potatoes

    Tagliata di Manzo 34
    Sliced New York steak, balsamic reduction sauce, puree

    Cioppino 38
    Lobster, Scallops, Swordfish, Salmon, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, tomato

    Side Julienne vegetables, spinach, asparagus, green beans, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes
    6

    Side Penne with marinara or garlic and olive oil
    6

    Chef Mario Marfia

  • Dinner Dolci

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    Dolci

    Tiramisu
    Lady fingers, mascarpone, espresso, coffee liqueur and cocoa
    $9
    Bambino Cheesecake
    Baby cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce drizzled with white and dark chocolate
    $9
    Vanilla Panna Cotta
    Italian vanilla bean custard with raspberry’s and strawberry sauce
    $9
    Diplomatico
    Layers of puffy pastry, rum and ricotta cheese
    $9
    Chocolate Tart Seduction
    Chocolate cake, covered in a decadent chocolate cream icing topped with almonds
    $10

    Mascarpaone Affogato con Balsamico
    Italian mascarpone cheese with strawberry and 25 year aged balsamic vinegar
    $11
    Cannoli Siciliano
    Crisp fried pastry tubes filled with sweetened ricotta and chocolate chips
    $9
    Chocolate Tartufo
    Chocolate truffle and amareto gelato, covered with cocoa and nuts
    $9

    Macedonia di Frutta
    Italian raspberry sorbet with mixed berries
    $13

    Gelato $6
    Raspberry
    Vanilla
    lemon
    Chocolate
    strawberry
    Cappucino
    frutti di Bosco
    Hazelnut
    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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    Aperitivo
    Royal Sunday Morning
    Carpano Vermouth, raspberries, fresh grapefruit juice, simple syrup, prosecco
    $12
    Road to Rome
    Abyss Absinthe, Cynar, Knob Creek, Luxardo marachino liquor fresh lemon juice, dash of bitters
    $12
    Lady Liberty
    Abyss Absinthe, Sauvignon Blanc, Cointreau, Dry stock Vermouth, simple syrup, fresh grapefruit juice
    $12
    Maison Premiere Absinthe Colada
    Absinthe, Appleton Especial Rum, Dekyvper, Creme de Menthe, fresh lemon juice, pineapple colada mix
    $12

    Martini
    The Wizard Jim Martini
    Chopin Vodka, Carpano Vermouth, Yellow Chartreuse, Dash of orange bitters
    $15
    Ananas Martini
    Van Gogh Pineapple, fresh pineapple cubes, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice
    $14
    Orange DRop Martini
    Ketel One Mandarin, Cointreau, fresh O.J.
    $14
    Il Cielo Martini
    Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, Limoncello, Dekuyper Island Blue, fresh lemon juice
    $15
    Chartreuse Gin Daisy Martini
    Bombay Sapphire, Yellow Chartreuse, dash orange bitters, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar
    $14
    Romana Lemon Drop Martini
    Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, Limoncello Liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice
    $14


    Signature Cocktails

    Il Corso Negroni
    Carpano Vermouth, Aperol, Campari, Bombay Sapphire
    $14
    Viareggio
    Bacardi Gold, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Prosecco and mint leaves
    $12
    Oceanside
    Ciroc, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Aperol, fresh grapefruit and lemon juice
    $12
    La Feniglia Seaside
    Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon and cucumber juice, top with soda water
    $13
    Bubbling Mimmo
    Grey Goose, Aperol, fresh lemon and orange juice, honey syrup, prosecco
    $14
    Paloma Italiana
    Reposado Tequila, Campari, fresh grapefruit, lime and lemon juice, agave nectar, San Pellegrino Aranciata
    $13
    Il Corso Bellini
    Peach slices, fresh peach nectar, Captain Morgan, dash of bitters, Ginger beer
    $12
    Caprese Daiquiri
    Ketel One, basil leaves, fresh tomato and lime juice, garnish with cherry tomato and mozzarella ball
    $13
    Sangria Corsica
    Tanqueray, simple syrup, dash of bitters, fresh lemon juice, Arancio Pinot Noir
    $13
    Blackberry Smash
    Fresh Blackberries and mint leaves, Stolichnaya, Blackberry liqueur, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, top with soda water
    $12
    Newport Punch
    Tanqueray, Aperol, simple syrup, fresh lemon, orange and grapefruit juice
    $12
    Music Box
    Bombay Sapphire, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, Pinot Grigio, orange wheel
    $13
    Summer in Paris
    Tequila Silver, Tanqueray, St. Germain Elderflower liquer, dash of bitters, fresh pineapple and lemon juice, agave nectar
    $13
    Casting Aspersions
    Dewar’s white label, fresh lemon and grapefruit juice, Amaro Averna, Mint
    $12
    Constant Traveler
    Armagnac, Creme de Cacao, freshly brewed coffee
    $14
    Claudio Royale
    Amaro Nonino, Cognac, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice, sparkling rose wine
    $15

Location

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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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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

All Menus

  • Lunch Insalate/Pizza

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    Insalate

    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

    Pizze

    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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    Panini
    ~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

    Paste

    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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    Antipasti

    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
    10
    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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    Dolci

    Tiramisu
    Lady fingers, mascarpone, espresso, coffee liqueur and cocoa
    $9
    Bambino Cheesecake
    Baby cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce drizzled with white and dark chocolate
    $9
    Vanilla Panna Cotta
    Italian vanilla bean custard with raspberry’s and strawberry sauce
    $9
    Diplomatico
    Layers of puffy pastry, rum and ricotta cheese
    $9
    Chocolate Tart Seduction
    Chocolate cake, covered in a decadent chocolate cream icing topped with almonds
    $10

    Mascarpaone Affogato con Balsamico
    Italian mascarpone cheese with strawberry and 25 year aged balsamic vinegar
    $11
    Cannoli Siciliano
    Crisp fried pastry tubes filled with sweetened ricotta and chocolate chips
    $9
    Chocolate Tartufo
    Chocolate truffle and amareto gelato, covered with cocoa and nuts
    $9

    Macedonia di Frutta
    Italian raspberry sorbet with mixed berries
    $13

    Gelato $6
    Raspberry
    Vanilla
    lemon
    Chocolate
    strawberry
    Cappucino
    frutti di Bosco
    Hazelnut
    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

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