Best of the Best

The Desert Decides

You voted online for your favorite 
Coachella Valley places, services, and activities. 
The results are in. Here are this month’s winners.

Erin Peters Best Of

Best of the Best

Best Italian Restaurant

Castelli’s Ristorante
For 28 years, Castelli’s has perfected an already outstanding level of service, delicious food, and fine wines. Try the house special: fettuccine alfredo or the signature glazed pork chops.
73098 Highway 111, Palm Desert. 760-773-3365;

Mamma Gina’s
73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert.

il Corso
73520 El Paseo, Palm Desert.

The patio at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs.

Best Breakfast

Elmer’s Restaurant
Seasonally fresh entrees and premium, made-from-scratch favorites using Northwest ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The classic German pancake and mimosa are a must.
1030 E. Palm Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs. 760-327-8419;

701 W. Baristo Road, 
Palm Springs. 760-327-3446;

Clementine Gourmet 
Marketplace & Café
72990 El Paseo, Palm Desert. 760-834-8814;

Elmer’s breakfast fare in Palm Springs.

Best Convention Hotel

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Casual elegance and excitement under one roof for your convention with two pools, 340 spacious guest rooms, award-winning spa, several restaurants, and gaming galore.
32250 Bob Hope Drive, 
Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995;

Hyatt Palm Springs
285 N. Palm Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-322-9000;

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74855 Country Club Drive, 
Palm Desert. 760-341-2211;

Best Martini

Modern European global award-winning cuisine and a full bar menu to order a dry or dirty martini.
196 S. Indian Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-778-0017;

Lulu California Bistro
Enjoy a classic martini at the desert’s longest happy hour, 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-327-5858;

Johnny Costa’s
440 S. Palm Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-325-4556;

Best American 

Stylish and elegant atmosphere for romantic dining, power lunches, or that special Sunday brunch in a spectacular setting.
701 W. Baristo Road, 
Palm Springs. 760-327-3446;

1030 E. Palm Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-327-8419;

The Tropicale Restaurant & 
Coral Seas Lounge
330 E. Amado Road, 
Palm Springs. 760-866-1952;

Best Sushi

The Venue Sushi Bar & 
Sake Lounge
Sleek, modern sushi bar with inventive and artful house rolls, sake cocktails, and outdoor seating.
73111 El Paseo, Suite 103, 
Palm Desert. 760-346-1500;

Gyoro Gyoro Izakaya
105 S. Palm Canyon Drive, 
Palm Springs. 760-325-3005;

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar
78370 Highway 111, La Quinta.