sad to see it closing on 3/31
It was 37 years of good food and fair pricing
The building needed to be repaired
We had the worst service imaginable and we have been here on numerous occasions. Apparently the restaurant is closing at the end of the month. The Veal Garibaldi is the best meal I've ever had, and I would love to have it one more time before closing. However, we would not risk having the same waiter again!!!
The disappointing news, the restaurant is closing for good on April 1st, 2017...
Great!! So sad they are closing April 1st!
Man I miss this place
We had another excellent dinner, just as usual. Delicious food, good service.
We were so sorry to learn that they're closing the end of March. We love this restaurant and their amazing food. Nothing in the desert compares.
Excellent food as always, good ambience, good service.
We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and were immediately accommodated. Within 30 min. the restaurant was completely full. Food was excellent - highly recommend Cioppino. Service was good but not exceptional. This may have been a result of the full house. Wait staff very informative about specials and regular menu selections.
The restaurant services good traditional Italian food.
Consistentry serves high qauality authentic Italian cuisine. From appetizer tp dessert...worth the trip!
This was our 4th time at Alberto's and we had friends in from Florida that enjoy great Italian food. Alberto's did not disappoint us and we had wine that was reasonably priced and delicious dinners. the veal dishes were particularly great with very tender veal and just the right amount of pasta as a side. The outside of the restaurant is nothing to speak of and actually hard to notice but inside is old world Italian décor. Most of the staff have been there for a very long time so they are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Am outstanding Old School Italian restaurant, been going there for 20 yrs, never disappoints, Den the waiter makes you feel like part of the family, as well as Tommy the bartender.
Old time Italian restaurant with old time waiters who seemed to have been there for years! Sat next to people whe frequent this place from as far away as a good 40 minute drive.
This was reccomended to us as an excellent restaurant. The food was very good, but the staff was not very attentive. I had to ask the waiter twice for water and also asked the bus boy for water also.
This restaurant probably hasn't changed much in 37 years. Is hey cozy old-school Italian restaurant catering to the older crowd in Rancho Mirage The food was very good and so was the service We were the youngest people in the place and we are 50s and 60s.
We have been eating at Alberto's for several years but saw a noticeable difference at dinner last nite. The Caesar salad was skimpy and watery. The whitefish was thin and overlooked. A sauce was brought to the table but it was too late to remedy the dry fish. The seafood pasta was filled with rubbery seafood which leads me to believe it was not fresh. Dinner was a big disappointment as Alberto's was always high on our list of places to eat.
Top 3 Italian restaurants in the valley.
Have been eating there for years. Always good food and service
Retro to my childhood outside NYC; warm and inviting with attentive wait staff.
I always love Alberto's. Very authentic Italian restaurant. There are several semi private tables in the front that are fun for a group of 4 or more...I enjoyed everything bout Alberto's on my last visit.
Tasty food prompt service but this restaurant urgently needs a refresh
Been going for years on special occasions, this time New Years Eve, but think the pricing is starting to get a bit over the top, $23 for plate of cannelloni, no sides or go withs, then $12 for a bar scotch on the rocks.
Food and service still very good!
Food was way to salty !!!
Food was good, waiter was bad. Took long time to take order. Then never saw him again. Busboy did everything else. Brought food, ask how dinner was, asked if we needed anything else and even brought check and took payment. One of the worst waiter ever!
DH wanted Italian for his birthday dinner and found Alberto's on Open Table. We really enjoyed our experience there. I noted his birthday on the reservation and asked for a nice table. The hostess led us (party of 3) to a corner booth where we could hear each other talk and watch the rest of the restaurant patrons enjoying their meals (a favorite pastime of mine).
Although our waiter was initially brusque (the place was packed), we all warmed up to each other quickly. He was very attentive to us and the other tables he was serving. The food was delicious, but my main course of sausage and peppers was too heavily salted. There is nothing wrong with the pasta sauce, but it had too much oregano for my taste - one of our tablemates thought it was fantastic (but salty), so that's a personal preference. Our calamari appetizer was terrific and more than enough for two to share. Dessert was a tiramisu on the house, with a birthday candle. DH was tickled pink. We hope to return some day.
Excellent Service and Food.... a GEM in RM.
Excellent across the table.
We're never disappointed when we go to Alberto's. We live in Houston and visit Palm Springs a couple of time a year. We always ask for Din, the best waiter ever!
A great find. Historic and very traditional. Loved the Caesar salad prepared on a cart near our table. Warm, inviting atmosphere and great service.
The restaurant is very old and rather shabby. Food was ok but turn us off immediately in the area to choose from like Mimmo's. The odor of cooked broccoli hit us in the nose when we walked in which helped turn us off right away!!
Main entrees very good. Caesars salad for two was very poor.
Great classic Italian cooking....wonderful service.
Restaurant was nearly empty and food was only so so
Food was excellent. Atmosphere was somewhat disappointing as our party was one of only three parties in the restaurant, as it was closing for the season. Too quiet. Could not hear the background music.
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???
Recommended by others. Met our expectations. Italian food great. Nice small local restaurant without tourists.
Sorry to say restaurant is back in the 50's. Staff was friendly food fair. We would have walked out but a little embarrassing to get up very few people in restaurant. Old and stuffy.
Best food in town
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!