Welcome to Waldo’s Ristorante & Bar

Welcome to our home – Waldo’s, the quintessential Palm Desert Italian restaurant, thoughtfully crafted by the visionary restaurateur, Waldo Cesoni.

At Waldo’s, we are driven by the ambition to be more than just a restaurant; we aspire to be your ultimate destination for an authentic Italian culinary experience, where passion for food and a commitment to excellence come together.

Located right across from the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, we offer a slice of Italy in the heart of Palm Desert. Our founder, Waldo Cesoni, envisioned a place where the timeless charm of mid-20th century Italian American restaurants in New York would come to life once again.

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Our Menus

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Explore Our Dinner Menu

An Italian Culinary Experience

Dessert Delights

A Sweet Finale to Your Italian Culinary Journey

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Elevate Your Dining Experience with Our Drink Selection.

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Experience Fine Italian Dining at Its Best.


Penne Pesto with Grilled Chicken 2 3
Osso Buco Di La Nonna
Dessert Trio Platter 2
Tortelloni alla Roma
Seafood Pasta 3
Martini drink
Chicken Parmigiana
Short Ribs alla Italiana 2

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Contact Info

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74970 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA, 92260, US

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Hours of Operation

Sunday – Thursday: 4pm-8pm
Kitchen Closes at 7:45pm

Friday -Saturday: 4pm-9pm
Kitchen Closes at 8:45pm

Happy Hour:
Happy Hour Every Day, All Day Long.
Exclusively at the Bar & Bar Area.