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Assaggio Ristorante Italiano

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1816 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
+1 760-767-3388
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10:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

After 11 years of gracious dining, they closed their doors and now we have to go to Brawley. Donna and Tom were always so welcoming and their food was so consistently good. They also knew what to do with chiles so I loved to order their hot seafood antipasto with five Thai chiles. The aftertaste stayed with me for days.... More 

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san diego
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a shame, best Italian food in borrego, at least we can still drive to brawley ca. If we want it. Location killed this gem of the desert.

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Thank neurosarcoidism
Gilbert, Arizona
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Prior to this meal, two of us met with the owners to see if they could accommodate 25 men for dinner. We initially tried to select two or three options to have as a buffet style meal, however, the pricing would have exceeded simply letting the men order from the menu. With this in mind we simply asked if they... More 

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Thank IDABOBBO
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I can't understand how it has several good reviews as this was a terrible experience. On the positive side we were seated promptly. After that it went south fast. Server brought drinks and never returned to take our order until we had to flag down others to get her to come back. When the food came she handed us our... More 

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Thank Char N
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The service is totally family and it shows. The food is prepared with love and you can tell they were having fun. It doesn't hurt that they have a view of the recently renovated/painted airport and runway.

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Thank marty947
San Diego, CA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

There are only a few good airport restaurants for private pilots in the San Diego area to fly-in for more than just a "$100 cheeseburger" and this is one of them. Flying to Borrego Springs airport is fun and you taxi right up to the tie-downs just about 50 feet from the entrance to Assiaggo's. They are open for lunch... More 

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Thank sdsteve10
Vancouver
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Another annual favorite. Quick service and great food. The staff are friendly and attentive. There is a nice selection of Italian and Chinese food on the menu. Have never had a bad meal here. Restaurant hasn't changed in years.. but it's always fun to go.

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Thank 748warrenp
Julian
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Others are correct, the bread was very good and served with ample butter. However, the entrees (lunch for 6) were mediocre and not even close to the dish so well described in the text of the Menu. Service was good, and the bread and salad came quickly, but my Vitello Saltimbocca (misspelled) had little resemblance to the real thing: a... More 

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Thank julianart
Orillia, Canada
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302 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a great Italian Restaurant next to the airport in the middle of the desert on the outskirts of Borrego Springs. It was well recommended and we were not disappointed. The food was great, service was likewise. Recommend this spot to anyone visiting to the area.

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Thank Garry M
Los Angeles, CA
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Imagine an Italian restaurant run by a Chinese family. We had tasty Italian dishes in the heart of nowhere. And very reasonable prices in this spacious restaurant just out of town.

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Thank Seniortourist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1816 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Borrego Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-767-3388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?