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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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73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4328
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful Happy hour, went and had their calamari among other dishes, i would highly recommend this restaurant, seems to be one of the city's favorite and i agree, the spaghetti bolognese was outstanding and just the right portion at the right price. The service i...More

Thank ventcap
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great service, and delicious food. I have been in this restaurant so many times and always feel the same, This is the best restaurant in Palm Desert.

Thank Coloradoskiresort
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 10 July 2018 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
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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
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 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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