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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (93 reviews)
“tiramisu” (34 reviews)
“osso bucco” (16 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 May 25, 2016

We went to the happy hour. I had the spaghetti and meat balls. No meat balls! My wife said I ordered the meat sauce. Once I got the bill, it said meat balls. I should have spoken up, but did not, my bad! It had...More

Thank dennisk139
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2016

We're sorry to hear about your last experience at our restaurant. We never want our customers leaving feeling unsatisfied and hope you will give us another chance to prove how great our food truly is.

Reviewed May 25, 2016

It is a crazy place if you want to eat in the bar, you have to line up and have several glasses of wine before you can sit, once called by the server. If you want some peace and a white tablecloth go to the...More

Thank Marnie M
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

Thank you for the review and recommendations! We're happy to hear you enjoy both of our restaurants and hope to see you again soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed May 25, 2016

The experience at Mamma Gina started off great. We had a group of 8 and they placed us in a private room. We are a loud bunch, so this worked out great for us (and probably served the best interest of the other guests as...More

Thank KCR J
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Ratings are very good for this restaurant and we were put on a waiting list to dine here. Luckily they called back and said we could dine there on the day we wanted. Upon arrival they were packed, but we were seated quite quickly. Anticipation...More

Thank rsh414
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2016

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are glad that you enjoyed most of your food, but we apologize for the undercooked Osso Bucco, that should never have happened. We want guests to leave having a positive experience, and we are very sorry...More

Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had dinner here with a group of friends, so we had a chance to try a bit of everything on the menu, from pasta to prosciutto, from salad to scallops.. Everyone enjoyed their meals and there were no exceptions. The place is very very busy,...More

Thank tony c
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Thank you for the review! We are very pleased to hear you got to try so many of our delicious menu items with your party. Your compliments mean a lot to us and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 9, 2016

The initial service, seating, drinks etc was quick and friendly. The food order was taken but the delivery of the food was delayed because on of our party had order a dish the required a longer cooking time than the other meals. Although this wasn't...More

Thank Gerard B
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Thank you for visiting us! We are pleased to hear you made your show on time and that ​after the wait you enjoyed the food and ambiance of our restaurant. Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 4, 2016

We've been there last October and had no reservation. There were no free tables, but we were asked if we could finish within an hour. As we agreed, we were shown to a table and without asking for it, the waiter offered the happy hour...More

Thank Karl S
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2016

Karl, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are very happy to hear you had a great experience with us and will be visiting us again soon. Thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed May 3, 2016

It is always a treat to dine @ Mama Gina's. The food, service and atmosphere are all great. Special deserts and good wine are an extra bonus.More

Thank Larry G
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2016

Larry G Thanks...Short, sweet and to the point review.. What else can I ask? It's so great to feel rewarded and appreciated .. A lot of dedicated members of my crew do feel the same.. I hope to see you back soon.. Mille grazie Piero...More

Reviewed May 1, 2016

The happy hour is worth going to. Great selection on the menu and the food was very good. Need to get there early or you will not get a table.

1  Thank Mama18
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2016

Thank you for the review, glad to hear you enjoy our happy hour menu!

Reviewed May 1, 2016

If there was a rating above 5 star, Mama Gina's deserves it. Years and years of fine dining, excellent white table service and top quality food. Also adjacent "Happy Hour" area which also is one of the best in town and right on renowned "El...More

Thank bobbyM101
Piero P, Owner at Ristorante Mamma Gina, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2016

Wow, thank you for the great review! We are pleased to hear we could provide you with great service and delicious food. Your compliments mean a lot us and we look forward​ to your next visit!

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RubyS248
March 7, 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
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March 25, 2016|
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wifey_sd
March 23, 2016|
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Response from Piero P | Property representative |
Hello Happy Hour is all day starting at 11:30 until closing, Monday-Saturday. Sunday 4:00pm to closing. Starting in May we will be open every day starting at 4:00. Thanks Piero
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 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
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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