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Mamma Gina Ristorante

73-705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA 92260
+1 760-568-9898
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Ranked #7 of 240 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place has been here forever and they truly work to keep you coming back. spectacular and authentic food and great ambiance.

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad to hear you have been enjoying Ristorante Mamma Gina over the years. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

were here for happy hour, fun place, good food, not sure for a full dinner, but happy hour was just what we wanted and they delivered on that!

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

I am glad to hear you enjoyed our happy hour! We look forward to having you back! Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The best happy hour in town on the exclusive El Paseo strip. You may have to put your name on the waiting list for a seat, but worth the wait. Quite noisey, busy, bustling bar, great small plate menu, excellant value, good drinks, great service. Best place to meet friends for fun

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving such a kind review! I am glad to hear you have been able to take advantage of our great happy hour deals! I will pass your kind note onto my waitstaff and kitchen. Come back for more soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A friend recommended we go to this restaurant and we are really glad we did. We sat in the bar and ordered off of the Happy Hour menu. I had the asparagus risotto and it was as delicious as any I have had anywhere in Italy. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs and it was very good, too. We... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the experience you had at our restaurant! I am so flattered by the wonderful compliment about our asparagus risotto. Thank you!! We look forward to having you back next time you are in the desert! Grazie! More 

Sandy, Utah
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went here for dinner on the recommendation of our concierge. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service as good as you will ever have, and a wonderful atmosphere. We had a pasta dish and a veal dish that were excellent. Great place for a nice dinner.

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share! I am so happy your concierge recommended Ristorante Mamma Gina. Many of our returning customers love the veal and I am glad to hear you enjoyed it as well! I will take your kind words back to my kitchen and staff. Grazie! Visit us again next time you are in the desert! More 

Rosamond, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Friends and I want to have Italian food for dinner so Restorante Mama Gina was suggested by someone in our party. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately in a comfortable booth in the back of the restaurant. The staff immediately followed up with fresh bread, water and menus. Our waiter was friendly yet professional. With his help... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Grazie! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review about Ristorante Mamma Gina. I am so glad you were able to enjoy a lovely evening at our restaurant. The fried zucchini sure is a restaurant favorite and I am happy you agree! I hope you come back for more soon! Thanks again. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We arrived in time for the Tuscan Feast, early bird menu and boy what outstanding value. My calamari was outstanding, to be honest a meal in itself. My husbands soup was also excellent. I had the Red Snapper as a main course and it was delicious. Carlos, our waiter, was attentive but not overpowering and the atmosphere was great. Thank... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. I am so happy you enjoyed the food at Ristorante Mamma Gina! We pride ourselves on offering fresh seafood and unique ingredients. I will be sure to bring your kind note back to my waitstaff and kitchen. We hope you visit us again next time you are in the desert. Grazie! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When a server brings entrees and says " pasta and meatballs?" when all the salad plates are still there, and the table next to us is empty where he could have put down the entrees, and apologized for not having cleared them first before we had to stack and hold all the plates, well that tells you about the training... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the food at Ristorante Mamma Gina's. I am sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied with the service you received. I will be sure to bring your notes back to my staff as we are always looking for ways to improve and better accommodate customers. I hope you visit us again... More 

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is an quaint, perfect restaurant in the heart of Palm Desert. The place is family run and still had the vibe and everything is so yummy. The portions are big so good to share specially if you order appetizers too. The staff and the manager, or maybe the owner Michael are super friendly and the chef who's excellent will... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting and recommending Mamma Gina's! I am glad you think all of our food is delicious. We greatly appreciate your kind words about our food and staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Grazie! More 

Carlsbad, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I picked this restaurant from our Fodors California Guide and it did not let us down. The restaurant ambiance has nice vintage look, with a bar, 2 seating areas and a Private dining room. The host and Manager were Italian (that’s always a good sign) and the food was good. I was there with my husband and... More 

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Pieratt, Owner at Mamma Gina Ristorante, responded to this review

Grazie! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We greatly appreciate when customers tell us about their time at Mamma Gina's. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the Carpaccio of Octopus special and the Osso Bucco di Vitella alla Fiorentina! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our balsamic. I will be sure to bring your comments back... More 

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Additional Information about Mamma Gina Ristorante

Address: 73-705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: +1 760-568-9898
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 45
Cuisine: Italian

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