Chef Mario Marfia and Developer John Wessman meld their talents and bring a unique Italian dining experience to El Paseo in Palm Desert, we invite you to experience our fine dining and authentic Italian specialties.


We offer genuine Italian hospitality, authentic Italian dishes 

including homemade pastas, 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 Marfia was born in Sicily and learned his skills working as 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.

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