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04 Feb 2013

Wolfgang Puck Pizza Joint Coming to El Paseo

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A new casual-dining spot named after a well-known celebrity chef will be opening its doors in Palm Desert in the coming months.

Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar is currently under construction at 73130 El Paseo. Representatives for the Wolfgang Puck family of restaurants say the opening is tentatively set for late March or early April.

The celebrity chef’s family of restaurants includes fine-dining establishments such as his flagship restaurant Spago—which originally opened in 1982 in West Hollywood but now has four locations—and the Cut steakhouses, which have been touted as some of the top steak joints in the country. His holdings also include more-casual eateries and a handful of bars, cafés, express eateries and lounges in cities across the country. The Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar concept falls soundly in the casual category.

“These comfortable and casual restaurants offer a full bar and an extensive menu featuring delicious pastas, salads, oven-roasted dishes and, of course, the master chef's famed signature pizzas,” reads the description of the Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar at wolfgangpuck.com.

Offerings start in the $8 to $9 range for appetizers and top out at $25. A lengthy list of wines, beer and other drinks—including a selection of specialty cocktails—will be featured. 

A large selection of gluten-free and vegetarian items will also be available.

The first Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar opened last summer in Charlotte, N.C., followed later in the year by another location in Greensboro, N.C. An additional location is currently under construction in San Diego.

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