“An elegant, small, very popular restaurant for delightful Happy Hours (4:30-close)!”
It is an elegant, small, very popular restaurant, great for delightful Happy Hours (4:30-close)! It's in a plush neighborhood; has a large selection of tasty dishes and drinks, and excellent service.
It has a small, inviting bar counter; an intimate bar area with several bar tables. The dining room is medium in size with comfortable, elegant setting.
My wife and I had a wonderful happy hour experience here last Sunday evening (Sept)! We had the classic martini (6.50), wine (5), draft (3.5); salad (5), fried zucchini (6), and scampi with spinach (8) - ALL DELICIOUS! They had quite an extensive bar menu. Wish we had a bigger stomach! Well there's always next time! Our waitress was very friendly, attentive, and humorous. We were not surprised that the bar was filled to the gills during our happy visit (6-8), and there was a waiting line for dinner. Most of the customers seemed to be local regulars.
- Dinners? Their dinner menu looked great, but we were too stuffed from our bar dishes to give it a try. Based on the waiting line, its dinner must also be pretty good, too!
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- This was actually our 2nd time there. One afternoon in our vacation in Palm Desert 2 years ago, we took a nice walk along the beautiful El Paseo Blvd, a friendly local told us about this great place for happy hour or dinner. We did and had a delightful happy hour! So, this time, we went back to Mamma Gina to re-live the experience - and it was another memorable one, indeed! We'll be back again next time, perhaps, will even sample its dinner menu as well!
Peterskis, Sept 2012
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