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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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“pasta” (118 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
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 today via mobile

We wanted Italian and were walking by and decided to stop in. The place was packed which we thought was as good sign. They couldn’t seat us for an hour a half so we opted for the bar which was packed also. We luckily were...More

Thank Jiucer
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate at Ristorante Mamma Gina's this week and were disappointed in the ambience. While the food is wonderful, the placement of the tables is such that if you are a twosome, you will likely be seated at a less than optimal table. The first...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This may have been the best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at. I am a big fan of Italian cuisine so have tried many places. The pasta was so fresh and delicious. I had the linguini mare, and there was a large amount of...More

Thank jmac1992
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Big flavors. Been coming here a few times a year for many years. One the best italian restaurants in the area. Always great food paired with great service. Pastas , meats, fish, specials all good. Many can be made gluten free if needed. Reservations a...More

Thank Grant L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was excellent and service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

Thank toulouse777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate with a large group and had exceptional service. It was our intention to eat off the happy hour menu in the bar (which we hear is amazing), but ended up sitting in the dining room. No complaints, we had a wonderful dinner. Everyone's...More

Thank teammcneley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant multiple times and the food is consistently excellent!If you like authentic Italian then this is the place for you! This is a spendy Italian Restaurant with good service and good food.

Thank AnnieB543
Reviewed 1 week ago

way overrated italian food , not ! , old inside , not comfortable , food is mediocre at best , sorry but its not italian

1  Thank FoodieDiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has two sections, a bar for Happy Hour and fine dining, I have eaten in both section. The bar has more atmosphere and more fun. I was somewhat disappointed in the food in both sections. The service was good but somewhat too expensive for...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mama Gina's is always a favorite for me. Consistently meet friends there for Happy Hour, and highly recommend the Shrimp Scampi.....The bartenders are friendly and entertaining.....just a favorite, favorite with many of the locals.

Thank DesertHatLady
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your continued patronage and for your 5 star review! We hope to keep living up to your expectations

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30 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.
30 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”.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 45
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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