Like the wind off the Saharan desert, Sirocco has taken the Coachella Valley by storm as one of the top awardwinning restaurants. Zagat-rated and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner for its Northern Italian cuisine and international wine cellars, Sirocco offers a classic, elegant ambiance with views of the Renaissance’s Lake Esmeralda, fountains, and lush green belt.
Italy’s regions contain a complexity of Turkish, Greek, Arabian, African, and European cultures that have woven themselves by conquest, invasion or proximity into this ancient culinary fabric. Italy’s gifts of land and sea are threads from which this tempting tapestry is created. At Sirocco you are invited to explore Italy to your heart’s content.
Refreshed with a more contemporary look, Sirocco’s deep Tuscan grape carpet, seating and banquettes are accented with soft gold like a Mediterranean sunset. Classic Roman columns give the room a grand scale, with an intimate Italian herb garden and glowing amber candles complete the sophisticated décor.
With new Executive Sous Chef George Peterson, Jr. at the helm, the carefully crafted menu follows authentic age-old family recipes using the highest quality ingredients. Many of the home-style recipes come from Sirocco's kitchen chefs such as supervisor Brian Ricci. Bread is baked fresh each day and desserts are house-made.
The glass-walled double wine cellars at Sirocco’s entrance feature extensive Italian as well as Californian wines and choice selections from France and Spain. In addition to the regular menu, the popular “Tour of Italy,” a $39 prix-fixe, dinner is offered Sunday through Thursday, featuring a different region of Italy each week.
Dinner is served nightly. Mistral, the private dining room, seats 12; and a larger dining room is available for parties from 30 to 60 guests. Reservations are recommended.
“Experiences the subtle nuances of Italy’s ancient, culturally intertwined culinary history.”
By Pamela Bieri