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Ristorante Mamma Gina

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Tue, 10/20
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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.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.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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a delicious meal, outside..in the parking lot! At first I thought "wow, not a great view" but after a few minutes realized we had the best seat in the place...Quiet, no one breathing on us, cool, and private. The food was delicious, I...had the branzino and it was great, very flavorful. The bread is to die for, and the olive tampanade I could have eaten with a big spoon. Service was excellent. Attentive, but not over the top. All the staff was friendly and polite, even when we walked past restaurant, thinking it was the wrong one. Lovely meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 24, 2020

the bolonese is to die for...Piero send me the recipe - it is amazing nice ambiance - great staff - Food A+ - and service excellent

Date of visit: February 2020
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SheriPierattoni, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2020

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our bar and our wonderful staff. We can't wait to have you back soon. Until the, we are offering curbside pickup and delivery service from 3:30pm to 8.00pm Tuesday through Sunday!

Reviewed March 16, 2020

Went with friends and enjoyed meal in the bar. Very fun atmosphere. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. I had the asparagus risotto which was excellent. Margaritas were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed March 11, 2020

How did we not find this place before?! What a perfectly lovely dining experience. Lively dining room filled with people clearly enjoying themselves as much as we were. Our waiter was delightful and so attentive, as was the rest of the staff. Always a good...sign: when the maitre d' comes over to inquire during one's meal that everything is satisfactory. The rigatoni and the lobster ravioli were excellent, as was the Capresi salad. The wine selection is very good. Overall, we felt so comfortably welcomed. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

We are delighted to read this lovely review! Thank you for joining us and sharing about your experience!

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Great service. Friendly servers . Bar and happy hour on one side and fine dining on the other side. Prices were reasonable and large wine list

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Thanks so much for the excellent review, Jane! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 2, 2020

Mama Mia.....this place is always jammed....so much so I'd advise you to go to the LIVING DESERT instead.....it is a zoo that is much more enjoyable.....at least for us!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

We appreciate your perspective (and your humor)! While we believe our packed restaurant is a testimony to our popularity and proven quality, we can understand that it can be overwhelming to some. We hope you consider coming back and giving us another chance to really...More

Reviewed February 25, 2020

Cannot attest to the authenticity of the Italian dishes but I had a decent mushroom soup and a wedge salad for lunch. We did not need a reservation and the staff was friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

Thank you for stopping by, Susan! We appreciate the nice review and we look forward to you trying more of our authentic Italian dishes next time you are in the area!

Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

I know we are in the minority but this was terrible. We didn’t have a reservation so had to write our name on a chalkboard. We waited in a narrow hallway where employees rushed back and forth with food, dishes, water etc. All the while...they were bumping into each other and people waiting. When we got the menu the meals are either pasta or a protein. We finally figured it out and ordered. The salad was tasteless, the pasta was a small portion and not tasty at all. We ordered a chicken breast in mushroom sauce. This was the only good part of the meal. Unfortunately, it was served with sautéed spinach which was frozen spinach which my wife couldn’t even eat. Super disappointing and will never go back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

We appreciate you sharing your perspective. When the restaurant is packed, it is understandable to be frustrated while waiting for a table without a reservation. When it comes to food and service, this is where we should have won you over. We wish you would...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

The Italian fare always impresses. Judging by the "full house", a lot of people are impresses. We had the best risotto ever, a wonderful bottle of wine and a yummy dessert.

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2020

Thank you for sharing about your time with us, Ernie! We are so happy that you loved our risotto, wine, and desserts! We look forward to having you join us again soon.

Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy fine Italian food. Everything is first-class and the service was exceptional. We will be back on our next trip.

Date of visit: February 2020
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pieratta, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you so much for this great review! We look forward to your next visit!

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Janis L
January 20, 2019|
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Response from jeannem52 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would call the restaurant to speak with one of the owners who are most helpful.
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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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Response from O1994GOjohnk | 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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