The Desert's Best

We ask you to select your Coachella Valley favorites online. You vote; we reveal. Here are your latest top picks

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Pizzeria: Pizzeria Villagio

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Pizzeria Villagio in Palm Desert.


Try New York–style or traditional Italian pizzas with the freshest California ingredients. Choose tasty toppings including pepperoncini, meatballs, and pancetta to complement the New York pizza’s hand-tossed crust, sauce, and mozzarella, or order the Pizza Bianco from among several thin-crusted specialty pizzas available.

37029 Cook St., Suite 101, Palm Desert. 760-779-5050;


Outdoor Dining: Spencer’s

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Spencer's Restaurant in Palm Springs.


Spencer’s misted patio at the foot of Mount San Jacinto offers the ultimate elegance and ambiance for any dining occasion. Choose delectable appetizers and entrées from the award-winning American menu with French–Pacific Rim influences and fine wines from the extensive list. Bring Fido along, too: This iconic restaurant is also pet-friendly.

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


Continental Restaurant: Johannes Restaurant

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Johannes Restaurant in Palm Springs.


Johannes’ award-winning continental cuisine with Austrian flair has been a downtown Palm Springs staple for 15 years. Try the mouthwatering Cheese Spaetzeln (housemade noodles in fontina and Gruyère cheese) and the signature Wiener Schnitzel — which was recently featured in 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, a book listing the world’s best restaurants and dishes — for a palatable dining experience.

196 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. 760-778-0017;


Women’s Apparel: Macy’s

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Macy's at Westfield Palm Desert.


From designer gowns to casualwear, accessories, and shoes, Macy’s offers everything under one fancy roof. Peruse aisles of fashion’s hottest brands while enjoying special deals and promotions.

Westfield Palm Desert, 72780 Highway 111, Palm Desert, 760-346-9300;

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