Appetito brings the spirit of the classic Italian deli to Palm Springs with great food, fun, value and a sense of community. It’s the new version of the Italian eatery with a twist just right for Palm Springs. The menu includes house-made fresh pasta, salads, panini, focaccia pizza and a small but mighty wine and cocktail list. The menu utilizes seasonal and local California produce and ingredients whenever possible to complement imported Italian staples.
Appetito’s menu includes snacks like marinated olives, crispy calamari with spicy romesco and lemon, grilled chicken wings with gorgonzola dip and pickled vegetables, and burrata, pepperonata, Castelvetrano olives and aged sherry.
Pasta selections range from tagliatelle with butternut squash, black truffle and straciatella; ricotta gnocchi with kale, pesto, and pecorino romano, and spaghetti with Sunday sauce and whipped ricotta.
Deli fare at Appetito will be Italian sliders with meatball and mozzarella, or eggplant parmigiano; panini like porchetta with broccoli rabe, provolone, Calabrian chili aioli; salami with pepperoncini, fontina and arugula; kale and stracciatella and anchovy vinaigrette. Foccacia includes prosciutto and smoked mozzarella, grapes, rosemary; margherita with oven dried tomatoes, straciatella, oregano, garlic, and little neck clams with white sauce, pancetta and parsley.
And desserts include funnel cake with nutella gelato, seasonal cannoli, affogato, and tiramisu bomboloni.
Dining is casual at Appetito- with orders taken at a counter- and guests selecting their own indoor or patio table to enjoy their meal. The bar menu at Appetito is equally unique with its own Negroni bar featuring variations of the classic Italian cocktail made with Campari, signature cocktails and a selection of beers and wines on tap.