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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4328
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a fantastic place to go for a date our double date. The food is great and the atmosphere is amazing. Make sure that you make a reservation, though.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was okay but much more expensive than is shown on Trip Advisor. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff.

Thank stevieray1955
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was packed but managed to get us seated right away on a very busy night. That was great & enjoyed the busy atmosphere, it usually means the restaurant is great or why would it be so crowded. Overall I’d thought it was ok!...More

Thank 1958Theresa2015
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! We appreciate your opinions and are happy to customize your meal to your liking when you visit us next time! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice ambiance for an Italian ristorante in the desert. There is a comprehensive menu for sure. My wife had the heirloom tomato and burrata salad which she thought was awesome. I had the cannoloni bean and pasta soup which was terrific. We both had Veal...More

Thank n2r49rs
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 stars! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your soup and salad but are sorry that you weren't impressed with your entrees. We appreciate you taking the time to leave comments to help us improve. We hope to better impress you...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Ate here last night in the bar for all day happy hour. Pasta $10 glass wine $7! Great service. Busy place with the quieter option of the restaurant too. Walking distance from our hotel Paseo a bonus

Thank Flotink
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our happy hour menu. We hope you come back to visit us again soon the next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Good food / excellent value Pizza was the best deep dish style. All the pizza toppings you would want, but we did not explore other unusual options Interior was a nice Italian atmosphere

Thank Michael S
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Draft - Michael, thank you for the 4 stars! We are happy you liked our deep dish style pizza! We look forward to having you explore our menu and trying other authentic options! Best wishes!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

During the summer they do not serve lunch. Their dinner menu has all the items you would find in an Italian Restaurant... I particularly liked the Wild Mushroom soup... so indescribably delicious. Make reservations because some nights this place is packed.

Thank Michael D
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Michael, thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Wild Mushroom Soup! Great choice! We look forward to your future visits!

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Five Star Fantastic. Loved the staff and the food. A real “GoTo” Authentic Italian in the desert. Thanks to the entire staff. We will be back.

Thank M T
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear the positive feedback on your dining experience with us! Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Food was incredible, wine even better, service amazing! VERY affordable if you sit in the bar, pasta (good portion size) $10 and wine by the glass $5-$8.

Thank LizzieLuz
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lizzie, thank you for the 5 star review! We thank you for your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Mama Gina’s is essentially two restaurants in one. You can choose to eat in the lively bar with a great happy hour and fun bar food, or the quieter dining room. Both good food, good drinks just depends what you are in the mood for...More

Thank Jeanette713
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review, Jeanette! We appreciate you taking the time to write us such a generous review on your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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Harvey R
29 August 2018|
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Response from Troy B | Reviewed this property |
I think they have areas where you can have a private dinner.
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Harvey R
29 August 2018|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a nice place and good food. But “quiet” is not a word I would use (for the night I visited). Not “noisy” either. Just not “quiet”.
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Rubinfruits
14 May 2018|
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Response from Russ Q | Reviewed this property |
It’s pretty fancy. Not sure kids would appreciate it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$45
Meals
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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Description
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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