We recently dined at Acqua Pazza in Rancho Mirage. The service was excellent and the food choices unique. I enjoyed acorn squash stuffed with quinoa and currants ($12.99), plus gelato for dessert. Pastas from $13.99, entrees from $15.99.
Acqua Pazza, 71-800 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage; (760) 862-9800, http://www.acquapazzabistro.com