About Alberto's Ristorante
Alberto's is a hidden gem serving local residence and international celebrities for the past 34 years. The intimate dining room gives you the feeling that you are in a lovely home or private club. The cozy cocktail bar, friendly service, authentic Northern Italian Cuisine makes Alberto's a must.Featured menu items are homemade Ravioli, Gnocchi, Manicotti, and Cannelloni, Veal dishes,such as our world famous Osso Buco,double broiled veal chop. Several Signature dishes consists of veal rapallo, veal garibaldi and Chicken Pappagallo. Also serving fresh white Fish, scampi and prime steak. We look forward to serving you.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Between Country Club Dr. and Indian Trail
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is free parking on the street or you may leave your car with our valet.
Across the street is a public bus stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining is not always available during peak season. During non peak season, we can see if there is availability.
Private Party Contact:
Robert Pagliari: 7603463221x
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alberto's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
We are in town for a quick getaway weeke ...
We are in town for a quick getaway weekend! We give every restaurant a chance but, this was B-A-D from the start. We enter at 7:30 AM - total of 3 others tables taken. First, sign! A gentleman, very nice - seats us and tells us Juan will be our waiter. We had brought a nice bottle of wine (keep in mind). We sit and Juan, who clearly has a bad attitude - came over - states he is opening the wine - why ask!? - he's just doing it! We acknowledge he pours mine then my husbands glass, leaves. After 10 minutes brings bread with butter, leaves! Ok, we'd like some water!?!? I get his attention and ask Juan for some sparkling water - he brings it puts the bottle on the table with lemon & lime -leaves! Ok, maybe see if my husband wants water!?!? After we flag him down pours my husband a glass of flat water. Finally, Juan returns bad attitude and all - as if we are inconveniencing him by even wanting to order. Now, reviews - overall, are good, we are overlooking Juan and really anticipating this "incredible, out of this world Italian dinner!" Not to mention my husband is Italian! We order appetizer: Prosciutto with Melon (PM) & Tomato & Mozzarella (TM). The PM was good, can't go wrong, TM - mozzarella was good but used beefsteak tomatoes they were too big, altogether ok start. I order Manicotti & my husband Veal Scallopini, first my sauce was literally salsa- tasted like Mexican Salsa - NO JOKE! My husbands had NO flavor, ZIP! His spaghetti sauce - same flavor like a Mexican red salsa. We were ready to scream! Was this a joke!? Then the bill, we see a bar charge for $30!? We ask &they state the corkage is $25! Huh, what! Not even Mastro's charges that! The waiter tells my husband, he just works here, talk to a manager, my husband - tells him that is a ridiculous charge! Juan says, then don't come back! WHAT!? Really!? Just save yourself the disappointment & go to the Edge steakhouse or find another Italian Restaurant! Not worth it, who likes place & food???
Veal Garibaldi To Die For
My dining group of three has been to Alberto's a half dozen times now and we have always found our ordering choices to be quite tasty--sometimes just good, sometimes really, really, rave worthy good. This trip we thought the food was the best it has ever been. Our entrees, the Chicken Alberto, Fettuccine Pesto, and Veal Garibaldi were all outstanding. I, in particular, will recommend the Veal Garibaldi. And the side of spaghetti was phenomenally fresh and savory. The service was a tiny bit on the gruff side, but gruff with love. We had a blast and are looking forward to our return again soon!
This was the 2nd time we were here in 5 weeks. it was always on our bucket list, but out of site out of mind. If you like great Italian food, this is a must. You can tell it has been around for decades. They have it perfected, when it comes to quality food and service. We will continue to visit here often when in the Palm Springs area.
Tucked away in an unexpected location, A ...
Tucked away in an unexpected location, Albertos is worth finding. The northern Italian food is well prepared - veal rappallo medallions were tender and flavorful. My husband is not a big pasta eater, but he ate all of his with shrimp. the wine list is reasonably priced and we had a lovely experience.
one of the best
Our group of 8 were treated like royalty. Excellent service, varied and delicious cuisine - we all raved about it. Extensive and reasonably priced wine list. Not the place for al fresco dining, but if you crave a warm, inviting environment, i don't think you can find a better restaurant in the valley.
My parents used to dine here always until one night the owner told them that because my father was in a wheel chair, he was a fire hazard and his patronage was not welcome any longer. So for twenty plus years, I have avoided dining there because of their rudeness. So last Saturday , I came with two of my friends and found out that their son was now in charge and actually saw a woman in a motorized wheel chair at the restaurant. Made me very happy. The food was wonderful. Our waiter was a little stiff. But bottom line. I'll be going back again!!!
Best Italian Food in the Desert
Alberto's was recommended by a good friend who is Italian and has lived in several major cities. He describes Alberto's as his favorite Italian Resturant. I cannot disagree. Do not go if you are looking for fancy; it is not. Go if you want superb, flavorful Italian quisine.
A fine dining occassion
Our latest visit to Albertos was a good as we anticipated. We had a warm welcome from the staff, and made a good start with a bottle of Prosecco. The dinner itself was delicious. It's so nice that the portions are not enormous, so we had room for desserts. We always dine at Albertos when we are in Palm Springs - we'll be back.
Alberto's is a charming - old style - resto. Food was really good,except the escargots, they were not in the 'original style' Bourgignon, with just herbs, garlic and butter, they were quite nicely done but not authentic. But everything else we had was very good. Would be nice if there were more of a choice for GLASSES of wine, not only bottles. All in all though a very pleasant experience, thank you!
Old world Italian cuisine and service
This restaurant is reminiscent of old Italian restaurants in San Francisco. Fantastic food and excellent service. We are repeat customers and have never been disappointed. My husband loves the tomato and onion salad and the manicotti was excellent. Nice to patronize a restaurant that has kept it's standards high. It is like visiting old friends.
We frequent Alberto's every time we are ...
We frequent Alberto's every time we are visiting Palmsprings .
The eggplant Parmesan and the of the veal dishes will not disappoint . All of the entree are served with pasta on the side.
We always request Jose as our server he and Is wait team always give impeccable service .
Exceptional Old School Italian
Among the best Italian food I have had anywhere in the world, including Italy. Everything is excellent on the menu, especially the veal parmesian and the homemade pasta. Fantastic osso buco! And all of the desserts are outstanding. Terrific service in a quiet, elegant atmosphere. Everything is done right!!
Pricey. Good pasta dishes. Cold ambiance.
Ambiance was cold. Made us move our car because the totally empty parking lot was for valet parking only. Hostess ignored our request to be seated away from chilly entrance door although the place was empty at the time. The food ranged from bad to delicious. Strachiatella soup tasted like hot water but the pasta courses were excellent. Conolli was old, cold and very hard inside. Glass of pino grigio wine was icey cold and poor quality. Staff was busy speaking loudly and constantly to each other in Spanish, over our heads, paying very little attention to us. I felt like we were interrupting them. I was searching for a warm and friendly Italian Mom and Pop place. Not here!
New Year's Eve dinner with friends
Alberto's is one of our favorite restaurants in the desert not only for its delicious dishes but also because of its more intimate atmosphere. However, for the first time, this year we have noticed some slipping in service and food quality such as the salad greens aren't crisp, and house wines not up to standard. I had a dinner of veal scallopini with peppers which was delicious, but meager in portion which isn't the usual case. We will probably return to see if our favorites will still be as good as we remember them .
Cant wait to go back!
Definitely old world, even the very nice server. It's a little musty, but forgot all about it once we sat down. The food was amazing! Their marinara is lighter, more flavorful and better than any we've had - even in Italy! If you dine early, it's nice and quiet, the later the louder as the tables are closely spaced. Can't wait to go back and have the authentic caesar for two and try another veal dish!
Our new favorite Palm Springs Resturant
We have been visiting Palm Springs once a year for the past 20 years, and have enjoyed many amazing meals in the valley. I found Albertos on open table and made reservations for our group of eleven, someone from the Resturant called me to confirm and they easily accomadated our large group. Three of the eleven of our group said that it was the best Italian meal they had ever had. Personally I have been on a world wide search for the best spaghetti and meatballs, and Albertos has pushed Il Mulino in Fort Laurdale into second place. Our waiter was a safistacated older gentleman who paid close attention to detail and made us feel we were the only table in the Resturant. Another nice touch and reminiscent of a 1970s Midwest supper club, the owner stopped by at our table to see how our meal was. We were all full at the end of the meal but reluctantly ordered desert after hearing the deserts on the menu including the spumoni were home made. This was one of the very best dinning experiences I have had in recent memory.
Past Its Prime?
On a Friday, 7:30 PM the restaurant was nearly empty. Service was OK, though a little dour. Faded, tired ambiance. My husband's fettuccine alfredo was pasta floating in a tasteless, milky liquid. My cannellonis were rolled in the expected crepes but the filling was tasteless and ground to a mush. Both the food and the restaurant need a complete refurbishing, even the exterior, to bring back the style and class it must have had many years ago.
The restaurant was comfortable but the staff seemed overly tired. The hostess was fine until after we were seated and then proceeded to talk to other staff about sports or other subjects that could easily be overheard by customers (when there should have been no talking). There were no greens for a salad other than for a Caesar salad. The bread was 'cheap." There were few vegetable choices and the broccoli was very al dente and the waiter said that was all the kitchen could do.
We chose two veal entrees. Unfortunately, the veal was tough and required a knife to cut it-not so at most other Italian restaurants in the area. Prices were moderate though the food didn't justify them. We didn't realize that this was the last night of the season for this restaurant and we believe that everyone was just ready to leave for the summer. We would not go back.
Once again, a delicious meal with great service. All four people in our party were delighted with our choice of restaurant. From the calimari to the Chicken Alberto dinner, I was on top of the world. Everyone loved their salads, and then ate vociferously their choice of Chicken Garibaldi. (yes, they will substitute the veal with the chicken, if requested).
Nothing exciting, food, presentation and staff friendliness just average. Would not recommend nor do I expect to revisit any time soon. Many other better restaurants in Valley. Found staff to be very cold and and felt like they were doing me a favor in having them serve us.
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