Ristorante Mamma Gina

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819 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The only truly authentic Florentine restaurant in the Desert. Piero Pierattoni was born and raised in Florence, Italy were the original restaurant has been operating since 1956.

The El Paseo location has been a landmark in the valley since 1986. Classic yet current in our selections and presentation Ristorante Mamma Gina will not disappoint you.
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Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Food, ambiance and service was awesome. Our server, George was wonderful. Lyle who greeted us was so welcoming. Strongly recommend this restaurant!

F
Milwaukee
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual! Love it!

R
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always love the service and ambiance at Mamma Gina’s!

KC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!!! The food and service were both excellent. I hope to return!

JD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned to Mamma Gina’s after an earlier visit this year which was excellent. We found the same great food, attentive service and comfy atmosphere as we had in April. I’m sure we will go back when we return to the desert next time.

F
Milwaukee
72 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this restaurant! A real gem!

J
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday celebration

M
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice attitude, with smiles and solid menu also good pour

RJ
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service...Wonderful ambiance...
Will return next time we are in the area!

c
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on vacation from Portland,Or Wish we had an authentic Italian restaurant to enjoy at home. We live Mama Gina’s! The food is great, the service is exquisite and the ambience is perfect. We plan to visit your restaurant in Florence when we are in Tuscany next Sumner.

BM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience all around. Terrific menu choices and food, and excellent service!

1
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing & Adrian our server was fantastic!

L
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Gina’s is my go-to place whenever I’m in Palm Springs. It’s a “don’t miss” The wait staff are excellent. Professional and attentive. I love the linguini and clams. Yum!

D
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely dinner here on Tuesday, we decided to eat here once more before leaving Palm Desert! Great drinks, wonderful Mezaluna. Looking forward to next years trip!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent. The waiter seemed a little distracted so wasn't as attentive. You forgot to bring butter three times and brought it on the 4th time. It may have just been because they were busy.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time in a month, consistently great food and service.

D
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our pasta with clams was made per our request. Lovely desserts. Wonderful celebration!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! We definitely will be back!

S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was impeccable. Service was very attentive and we had a great dinner. Would definitely go back.

L
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here with good friends!

s
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food and good service. We were surprised that Mamma Gina was so good!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A gluten-free dish came out with ‘regular’ linguini instead of GF pasta. Other than that it was an excellent experience

H
Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent selection of Italian foods from appetizers to dessert and everything but pizza in between on the menu. The food was prepared to our order and tasted great. Service was superior and the manager visited with us twice during the meal to ensure all was well.

OT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a positive experience from the beginning to the end. Great service and exceptional food.

RS
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here. Good food, drinks and service.

DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. Great atmosphere

MD
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience great food great service great atmosphere

C
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I was rather disappointed that the calamari is no longer
gluten free, the Bolognese never disappoints. My fave Caesar
salad. And always excellent staff.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On business dinner alone, wonderful food and service. Will return

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Italian Ristorante

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Miami
58 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Although the ambience is beautiful in this place, nothing can detract from the fact that I told the waiter multiple times that I had a dairy allergy and can’t have anything with butter or cream in it. However ,they didn’t adhere to my concerns. Although the waiter assured me multiple times there was no butter in my food, this was not the case.
This is a restaurant that he professed to put butter in everything. Italian restaurants that put butter in the red sauce is something to be desired. This is just another one that doesn’t care enough about it s customers. I thought it would be a beautiful dinner, but it turned into a horrific night and early morning. This is one place in the desert I won’t be visiting again.

P
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice!! Dignified and special for that special occasion.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

the night started off badly. we had a reservation and were first taken to the front of the restaurant and told a table wasn’t ready so we we were taken to the back instead to the much darker and less appealing end of the restaurant by the kitchen. we saw other parties after us being sat in the more appealing section near the front of the restaurant, while younger couples and families were guided to the back. disappointed in the quality of our meal as well and how long we waited between soup/salad and the main entrees being served. the couple that was sat next to us was also displeased with their meal and took the check quickly too. unfortunate experience altogether because it was a long-time tradition for my husband’s family to come here every time they came to palm desert.

DS
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and excellent service

CB
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Chris, was delightful. He was funny, efficient and very nice. Three of us ordered the Special, Veal Piccata. The veal was very tender but all three of us agreed that there was too much lemon used in the recipe which put the taste off a bit. We would return but would not order the veal piccata again.

L
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school Italian. Flavourful, generous servings and fabulous service.
We had a very friendly server who treated us like we were family.
Perfect place to go for date night or a celebration.

JN
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server had a great personality and made the dining experience fun. Food was good and atmosphere was pleasant. Would definitely recommend to an Italian food lovers.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! It’s our 2nd time and we’re making it a tradition every time we visit Palm Springs!

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