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The Godfather Table.  - Waldo's Ristorante, Palm Desert, CA

Waldo's Ristorante

4.5
4.5
790 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to our home!
Waldo’s was founded by restaurateur Waldo Cesoni with the intention of becoming “the destination point” for a true Italian culinary experience.

The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, where delicious, exceptionally well-prepared food was served in settings that were simultaneously elegant, comfortable, and unpretentious.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 423-6061
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighbourhood gem

790 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and large portions. Nice ambience and excellent service.

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  2. JAYDEE

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, extremely impressed with service levels from moment of arrival. Cuisine, outstanding! We were party of four with 2 enjoying Restaurant Week pre fixe, other 2 selected from main menu. Alert!!! 50% off bottles of wine, all summer! Tiramisu: huge portion, fluffy, light, made in house. To die for.

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  3. JPAO

    San Diego

    104 reviews

    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is cute and charming, feels very Italian and feels like you are in a little special place hidden form the world.... the wine list is Fabulous !! the food is very tasty, just good consistent Italian food, and you walk away feeling great !!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The Caesar salad lacked anty anchovies and was bland. My pasta was over cooked. My wife's vegetables we over cooked The place is too crowed, as if the owner wanted to use every available space. So much so, that I had to look at the waitress' butt when she leaned over to add some cheese to my adjacent table. It was too crowded for her to walk around to the other side of the table. Before we even received our entree our server asked if we wanted desert. He had no idea as to our status. I will not return.

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  5. MikeD

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here one other time and honestly it was a better experience the last time. the food & drinks were very good. after being seated it was about 12 minutes before our server even stopped to acknowledge our presence. after that, the service was a bit rushed. our dinner arrived before we were finished with our appetizers. we were the last reservation that night (7pm) and they close at 8pm. it felt like we had to be done and gone by the 8pm closing. most restaurants closing time is for the last seating or time to order. not the time they throw you out.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While the main course was excellent, the Caesar salad ($15) a la carte was awful. Lettuce was not fresh. It had been prepared and had stored in the refrigerator so the dressing was congealed with the lettuce. This is inexcusable for a restaurant.that markets itself as an upscale restaurant.

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  7. Dori

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all enjoyed our delicious food and the service was very good. I understand the reason for it, but we would prefer a fine-dining restaurant like Waldo's NOT having a big screen TV with sports blaring from it. The only tiny negative.

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  8. SBfoodie

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week & tried the short ribs (sliced) with veggies. There was too much fat. What little meat I could eat was good though. I would go back & try something different.

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  9. Divachef

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here for dinner. Very enjoyable and lovely staff

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  10. Abfab

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our evening. Just wish they would cook that vegetables longer.

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FAQs

Waldo's Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Waldo's Ristorante

74970 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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