Chef Mario Marfia and Developer John Wessman perfectly combined their talents to bring a unique Italian dining experience to El Paseo in Palm Desert, and Downtown Palm Springs. We offer genuine Italian hospitality and traditional Italian dishes including homemade pasta, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood, and roasted leg of veal.
Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like the world’s best gnocchi, incredible meat dishes, Italian-style martinis and signature cocktails, and a wonderful variety of desserts and fresh salads. If you call ahead, Chef Mario will prepare his lasagna, tripe, spaghetti allo scoglio, or any other of your favorite dishes.
Chef Mario was born in Sicily and learned his skills working as a chef in the Mediterranean. He uses those cultural influences to prepare truly unique and special dishes each and every day. Save room for the ultimate light and tasty homemade desserts.