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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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“pasta” (121 reviews)
“bread” (54 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Another favorite restaurant. They have a bar area where the food is less expensive. My favorite is sausage and polenta. I’m picky eater——- no fin or foul for me. Their salads are also very good. My favorite dessert is a Napoleon. Can’t beat the prices....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to MG for Happy hour and was pleasantly surprised. Martinis 6.50, Wine $5. Both very good quality Served fresh warm bread that was delicious. Ordered their Spaghetti and meatballs Bolognese. Meatballs were veal, tender but not mushy and the sauce was rich. Finished with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Superstar070707
Reviewed 5 days ago

I like the feeling of this restaurant a bit upscale, wait staff is top notch, food is always good. Love the seating along the front window, quite and allow you to be a people watcher. Always go here when in town.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ric B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here two years ago and raved about the place and nothing has changed. Delicious Italian dishes with the ability to have gluten free pasta. Went back to the old standby of spaghetti alla bolegnese with veal and vegetable ragu sauce. Wonderful, as was the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 112royf
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming again after two years! We are glad that your experience was as enjoyable as the first time! Thank you again for the 5-star review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in a luxurious neighborhood. They offer a special discounted menu in the bar area but there was a large group waiting so we opted for the dining room. Beautiful. We actually we're allowed to order half orders of the pasta dishes which were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HeidelbergSummer
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and our food! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Mamma Gina’s many times and this is the first time that we have been disappointed. It was a Friday night so there was a long wait for a table in the bar, but we had anticipated that would be the case,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tenacious1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jiucer
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terry H
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Terry, we are glad you enjoyed our food, but we are sorry the ambiance didn't meet your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jmac1992
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your words and for your 5-star review!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank flyguy360
Piero P, Manager at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your ongoing patronage of our establishment and thank you for the 5-star review!

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760harveyr
August 29, 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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760harveyr
August 29, 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
May 14, 2018|
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Response from RussQ691 | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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