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Ristorante Mamma Gina

73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4328
+1 760-568-9898
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4328
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place used to be solid and exceptional. Maybe it was an off night, but our dinners left us disappointed. I had the squid ink ravioli, it was so smothered in sauce that the taste was choked out. The service was exceptional, but with so...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just had dinner at Mamma Gina. Last time I ate there was about 10 years ago and I can honestly say It was just as good the second time around. I’m Italian and studied in Rome and there are few places globally (they have a...More

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the minute you walk in the door you are welcomed, escorted to your table, napkin on you lap, and they are ready to service you. Their food is outstanding. You would have to go to Florence to match it. Give it chance if you...More

Thank rosenbarbara3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Mamma Gina’s. I had the butternut squash filled ravioli and my hubby had the tortelloni and it disappeared quickly. The flavors were wonderful and it was just the right amount of food. The only negative is that the food...More

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mamma Gia while visiting Palm Desert on a family vacation...it was a nice night out. Cozy and romantic. Food is more rustic Italian and very traditional. It was all delicious! Service was very good as well! Definitely recommend if you’re in the Palm...More

Thank Rubinfruits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time at this Italian restaurant. The Caesar salad is awesome and pizza too! Great place to take my family and/or a large group!

Thank elizabethbH596VK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant for high end Italian or happy hour in the bar area. Better get reservations or you will be waiting a while. Must try when in the desert area!

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly, this was our first time here, during Palm Springs Area Restaurant Week. I'd heard it was good, and so it was. I had a linguini puttanesca that was perfect and tasted the others fish, meat and pasta. All were wonderful. Will definitely go again.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always go to the bar for happy hour. It gets quite busy so you usually have to sign your name on a chalk board and wait for a bit. It's worth it. Looks of fun people, great food and fantastic prices (guess that's why...More

Thank Gabrielle G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing, great food, great service. Fun place to be with friends. Set in a wonderful neighborhood. Excellent.

Thank Tslowik56
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14 May 2018|
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Response from Bea r | Reviewed this property |
Probably allows children, but this is a very nice restaurant ( think white linen tablecloths,etc) so would skip this one if children are young....
7 March 2017|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
Yes we can.. we have a private wini room up to 26 people. Please call us daily after 11:00 am Tnx Piero
25 March 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-568-9898
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Ristorante Mamma Gina has been a landmark in Florentine cuisine in Italy since 1956. Thirty years later, in 1986, California residents were able to get their very own taste of Italy as Ristorante Mamma Gina made its way to the United States.Since then we have been serving the desert with the best Italian food you can find on this side of the world. We pride ourselves on our authentic Italian cuisine, kitchen, and service. With white linens and a very classy atmosphere, Ristorante Mamma Gina is the perfect spot for your next date night or family get together. Bring your next special occasion to Ristorante Mamma Gina. Our Wine Room and Lounge are available for small private parties. For an intimate gathering our Wine Room accommodates between 10 to 18 people comfortably. For larger groups our Lounge accommodates parties up to 60 people. We have 4 sample menus to choose from, or you can always create your own. We're the next best thing to Italy itself! Come in for a traditional and authentic Italian dish. White wine with barrel on vineyard in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Thinking of traveling to Tuscany, Italy for the real deal? Weekly or monthly rentals available at great apartments in Florence and Villas in Chianti area. We know just the right spots to travel and of course eat! Additional Business Information: Happy Hour: 4pm-close Dinner: 5pm-close Early Bird Special: 5-6pm
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