About Alberto's Ristorante
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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: (760) 346-3221
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alberto's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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???
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, 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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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 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 .
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!!
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!
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 .
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