Danilo Desideri is an Italian cinematographer.
Born in Rome, Desideri began his film career in the late fifties as a camera assistant on the crew of Tonino Delli Colli. He later worked as a camera operator with Gianni Di Venanzo, Ennio Guarnieri, Giuseppe Rotunno and Luigi Kuveiller among others. After having worked in the advertising field, he made his debut as cinematographer for films in the late sixties; his first major production was the film In the Name of the Pope King, directed by Luigi Magni. In 1983 he collaborated for the first time with Carlo Verdone, beginning a professional association that characterized his career in the following decades. Desideri won the 1992 David di Donatello for Best Cinematography for Verdone's Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato.