Ristorante Mamma Gina
For over 34 years, Ristorante Mamma Gina has been serving truly authentic Tuscan dishes to the Palm Desert community.
Our family grew up in Florence, and we love sharing the delicious flavors and traditional recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
It's a real passion for us -- giving our best and showing total devotion to our customers is just what we do. We consider every member of our team and every person who walks in our doors as a part of the family. With a welcoming atmosphere and meals that are sure to delight, we'll make you feel as if you've stepped into Florence.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
"The Best" fried calamari
Lady finger cookies soaked in espresso, mascarpone custard mousse and a chocolate topping
Spaghetti alla Bolognese
Spaghetti with our classic fresh veal and vegetable ragú
Will definitely be back. My husband had the veal and loved it.
Nice ambience. My husband enjoy his veal piccata. My dish, linguine with seafood disappointed. First, very Al dente spaghetti was used instead of linguine. Half of the clams were in broken shells That is a big no-no when dealing with shellfish. I spoke to the waiter and he just shrugged it off.
Had another lovely meal at Mamma Gina's last night. Food and service were excellent. The outdoor dining space is very nice with sufficient heaters in place.
It is always a pleasure to dine there. Our waiter was super-fantastic! Great food. Great wine. Took a walk on El Paseo after. Life is good.
We were a party of six and everyone raved about their dinner choices. The service was absolutely impeccable!
We will definitely be dining at Mana Gina’s when we are in Palm Desert.
The salad was good and the melon and procutte was excellent.
The veal with mushrooms was tough and we never had the waiter come over to check on the meal.
The Brozino was fair to good.
If you are used to a real Italian restaurant it is somewhat disappointing.
Great service. The food was nothing special, but the prices were outrageous. There are plenty of better options around town.
Branzino was smothered in tomatoes with a couple capers. Caesar salad was bland. Minestrone was good.
Wonder service, great wine list, perfect ambiance, very attentive, food was fantastic. The bolognese was Perfect. Overall the perfect upscale Italian Restaurant
Waiter didn’t wear his mask properly. Made us uncomfortable.
Great meal and friendly and efficient staff
The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect. We were celebrating an anniversary and could not be more pleased.
We arrived at 5:45, earlier than we usually dine. We were jarred by the large number of small children there in the main dining room. The noise level from the children, added
to normal din of a successful restaurant, made our conversation of two, sitting next to each other, difficult, and thus detracting from an otherwise pleasant dinner.
Solution: We’ll never go that early again.
Went for my husband’s birthday. Wait staff was excellent and food was delicious.
Great, Chris our waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable.
Excellent food and a great place to meet an old friend.
Excellent food and service. Our first visit to this restaurant. We arrived early for our reservation and host was able to accommodate our early arrival.
Max gave us superb service. Our starters all different all delicious. Carpaccio stellar! Seared scallops perfectly prepared. Pasta e fagioli a Tuscan staple that did not disappoint. From the mussels and clams in white wine to the squid ink ravioli filled with ricotta and lobster and the succulent veal chop - we enjoyed a culinary journey from Tuscany to the Veneto … the Italian wine list was delightful We enjoyed a Nobile de Montepulciano. Wonderful food wine and atmosphere.
Comida buena sin ser espectacular, buena carta de vinos y excelente servicio por parte de Max
We've dined at Mama Gina's several times and have always been impressed with the food, the ambiance and the service. This time, the server messed up 2 out of the 3 orders and because of this, the kitchen had to totally alter and then rush the prep of the remaining meals--which fell totally flat. We'll be taking a break until hopefully the restaurant decides that server isn't a good fit.
The bruschetta was average, the Caesar salad was good, the pasta was average. The affogato was excellent. It’s an ok evening but I wasn’t blown away.
Food and service was exquisite, as always. Our hosts and the wait staff were very professional and very personable. Thank you to all for another wonderful dining experience at Ristorante Mamma Gina!!
We sat down right away. No wait time. Really clean and the food was great. We will definitely be back
The restaurant was amazing the service was amazing I will continue to go to this restaurant
Recommended to us by friends. Celebrating our anniversary and the staff made everything great. The food was terrific.
Amazing restaurant! The service was absolutely incredible and the food was beyond excellent. I will definitely be coming back!
Always love Mamma Gina ‘s! Been coming for years! Never disappoints!😀
Although they were clearly short staffed, our waiter was pleasant the whole time even while overwhelmed
The saltimbocca was extremely salty!
Everything was good but the restaurant knowing it was my friends bday and they didn’t recognize her bday with a dessert.
Excellent in all respects!
Service was good but not great..had to ask for more water, coffee, butter etc.
It's the best in the Desert!!! The food, wine, atmosphere and great waiter we had was the greatest. I'll be back!!!
The food was delicious!
Everything was Delicious as always! The service was well done and gracious.
Return visit. Everything was just as I remembered Nice menu and delicious meal. Francisco was great
The outdoor dining was really nice and the food was spectacular! Much better than what I was anticipating and I knew it was going to be good.
First time at this restaurant. We are Italian from the east coast. This is the best Italian food in the valley, hands down! Had black squid ravioli, stuffed with lobster - outstanding! Will be back.
Noise level was pretty high due to no dividers between tables which was OK because that allows them to put more tables! And if there weren’t more tables we would not have been able to experience that amazing date.
Mama Gina's was the best dining experience we had in Palm Springs. The service was superb, the food absolutely delicious and ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner or family get together. We will definitely return to Mama Gina's next time we are in town.
Ristorante Mamma Gina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 568-9898.
Ristorante Mamma Gina is rated 4.7 stars by 1133 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.