Ristorante Mamma Gina

4.7
1133 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Now Open for a Wonderful Indoor & Outdoor Dining Experience!
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1133 people are saying
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JerryG
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Will definitely be back. My husband had the veal and loved it.

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vipMaggie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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vipChesterfield
Seattle
147 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipArthurA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDishie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipMattS
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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LuvSTK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder service, great wine list, perfect ambiance, very attentive, food was fantastic. The bolognese was Perfect. Overall the perfect upscale Italian Restaurant

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vipMillie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter didn’t wear his mask properly. Made us uncomfortable.

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vipGerry
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and friendly and efficient staff

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AmandaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere perfect. We were celebrating an anniversary and could not be more pleased.

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vipRandyH
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. Wait staff was excellent and food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, Chris our waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything!

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NancyO
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great place to meet an old friend.

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vipDiner
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KaarenM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipjosev
Mexico City
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comida buena sin ser espectacular, buena carta de vinos y excelente servicio por parte de Max

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gregc
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

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.

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Rocco
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipJackK
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat down right away. No wait time. Really clean and the food was great. We will definitely be back

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JerryH
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing the service was amazing I will continue to go to this restaurant

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dprvashon
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended to us by friends. Celebrating our anniversary and the staff made everything great. The food was terrific.

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vipKatie
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! The service was absolutely incredible and the food was beyond excellent. I will definitely be coming back!

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vipFoodiedude2
Milwaukee
87 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love Mamma Gina ‘s! Been coming for years! Never disappoints!😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Although they were clearly short staffed, our waiter was pleasant the whole time even while overwhelmed

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vipCindyV
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The saltimbocca was extremely salty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Everything was good but the restaurant knowing it was my friends bday and they didn’t recognize her bday with a dessert.

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vipWilliamW
Tucson
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects!

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lenny
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was good but not great..had to ask for more water, coffee, butter etc.

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HassenM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best in the Desert!!! The food, wine, atmosphere and great waiter we had was the greatest. I'll be back!!!

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vipsidraG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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Finedine
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Delicious as always! The service was well done and gracious.

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit. Everything was just as I remembered Nice menu and delicious meal. Francisco was great

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vipThomasB
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipPriscillaM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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tylerh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichelleM
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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