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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 2 days ago via mobile

Of Eggplant Parmesan from coast to coast and locally. So, the Eggplant Parm here? Nothing short of spectacular. Directly from the oven. Be careful not to burn your mouth. Sort of “crispy” on the outside and very moist on the inside. Very tasty all in...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I make treks from LA to desert a few times a year and a visit to the Palm Desert Mamma Gina, well located on beautiful El Paseo, has become a must-go-to meal (or two). There is often a short wait for the tables in the...More

Thank drjlever
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place gets very busy. Went to the bar area for happy hour. Food is pretty average and service can be spotty. Good selection of drinks and wines by the glass. Not bad but nothing outstanding.

Thank csolsen2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mama Gina’s is very good but very pricey. We didn’t try the bar side which has lower prices. Our service was very good as was the service but for the prices, I would have expected even better. Reservations are essential.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I spent our first night in Palm Desert at Mamma Gina's. Fortunately, we had reservations as its a really busy place. The service and competence of the staff made it hard for other restaurants we visited to surpass. After nine nights out...More

Thank CMBarbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a formal restaurant, and then the bar side where we ate, with the bar side having lower prices at all hours, in this otherwise expensive zone. Food was not super special, but the place is very pleasant, and prices for the area are...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The special chicken dish and linguini (very salty) were well done and enjoyed daily well. The salmon was dry with absolutely no seasoning on either it, the mashed potatoes or asparagus!! Very forgettable! Service was very good (but gruff) and ending with the cream brûlée...More

Thank Straightenup
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew nothing about this restaurant, but lucky us, we stumbled upon it on our recent trip to Palm Desert. The ultimate test for my husband in an Italian restaurant is how well spaghetti and meatballs are done. Here, they passed with flying colors. I...More

Thank Discerning67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for Happy Hour last night after reading all the good reviews on TA. Looked like a long line up, but we were seated on the patio within five minutes after arrival which was great... it was so much less crowded and noisy than...More

Thank ViVi1819
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your food. Next time, if you ever sense something to be wrong with your food, please reach out to your server. We hope you decide to give...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Mamma Gina’s recently on a trip to Palm Desert. Since we had dined at its wonderful sister restaurant in Italy, it was a no brainer for us to dine at the U.S. based restaurant. One diner in our party has food allergies,...More

Thank MissMoorea
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review. We're so happy to hear that you have dined at our sister restaurant in Italy! We will gladly take your recommendation into consideration, and we are sorry to hear about your experience in finding a safe sauce for...More

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Questions & Answers
7 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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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23 March 2016|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
Hello Happy Hour is all day starting at 11:30 until closing, Monday-Saturday. Sunday 4:00pm to closing. Starting in May we will be open every day starting at 4:00. Thanks Piero
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 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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