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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS La Spiga Restorante Italiano

73405 El Paseo, Ste. 33D (San Pablo Ave.) Send to Phone
760-340-9318
The creative and subtle Italian food at this cozy restaurant sets a standard that's unmatched anywhere in the desert.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sat. (closed July-Sept.)
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Outdoor dining
  • Reservations required

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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS La Spiga Restorante Italiano Restaurant Review

: In an intimate (50 seats) and cozily elegant setting, chef-owner Vince Cultraro (also of the original La Spiga in Edmonton, Alberta) sets the standard for Italian food in the desert. Here he turns out imaginative, subtle dishes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, to the delight of a well-heeled, low-profile clientele. Start with the spicy sausage with mustard sauce, or the calamari with tomatillo reduction that has a delicacy that makes you question all previous versions you may have tasted. For entrées, try the branzino with fennel or the veal with an intense but light porcini sauce. Service is discreetly impeccable.

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