Ristorante Mamma Gina

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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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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us, were very happy with service, food, and the food served in a timely manner

RS
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

No WIFI?? Seriously?? Unacceptable in today’s world. We shared a veal chop - it was overcooked and dried out and not worth the high price. Other local Italian restaurants are WAY better (e.g., Costelli’s). The service was great and the Maitre D was very nice and personable. But we judge restaurants by the food and this meal was not very good. We won’t be going back.

AP
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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. Our pasta dinners were excellent. The wine selection is very good. Overall, we felt so comfortably welcomed. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with superb service . We definitely will be coming back many more times!!

GL
San Francisco
155 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Mamma Gina salad, pasta e fagioli soup, then shared the veal Parmesan, followed by Tiramisu. All was flawless.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with great service. It was a nice time and delicious food.

NK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every dish we all had was wonderful just like last year when we were in town and are here. The veal Parmesan is amazing.

GJ
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening from table to service to food, wine and dessert to celebrate 60TH Birthday! Staff extremely professional. Most highly recommend!

JK
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Ginas is always a treat. Ate in main dining room, excellent and attentive server.
I always order veal chop-best veal chop in the country. Comfortably upscale.

S
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Food, wine, service and ambiance.
When y’all in Palm Desert area both Momma Gina and Piero’s PizzaVino a must for excellent and traditional Italian.

K
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance of Mama Gina for getting together with friends and the food is always fantastic.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate there for birthday last year. They remembered and offered free dessert.

d
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service 😎

EM
Philadelphia
232 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best !!! Angelo rocks !!! We were in Palm Springs for 6 days and ate at Mamma Gina's twice. Enough said. Can't wait to come back.

KW
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in town & I come from the OC area.

EM
Philadelphia
232 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel to Palm Springs we always go to Mamma Gina's - and as always the service, meal and everything was fabulous. We recommend highly and will probably return for another meal this week while we are still here.

S
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at Mamma Gina. We had an awesome waiter who was attentive and helpful. The food was great with so many good selections. It was noisy but not annoyingly so. The only negative is that it’s a little pricey for Italian.

LE
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mamma Gina does not disappoint. Wonderful Italian dishes. I had the puttanesca entree and the mushroom soup. The soup was outstanding.
Great bar offering (they have any spirit). Excellent wine list.
And always a very attentive wait staff.

LB
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special dinner for my sweetheart’s birthday and everything was perfect. Our waiter recommended a great wine to go with the pasta and even brought us a little Tiramisu when we declined dessert!

E
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was outstanding. We had the best risotto ever! We had a lovely white Italian wine. The valet parking is a nice touch.

MM
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfredo brought more to the table than food. His verve, his energy, his positivity, his "whatever it takes" attitude made our dinner the best yet in the desert - and my birthday even more special.

DJ
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you're looking for Italian cuisine, look no further. Mamma's is the best in the valley, guaranteed!

SD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional - from the complimentary bread basket to the exquisite calamari to the spaghetti carbonara. We also had veal and beef dishes which were prepared exactly to order. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. The service was unobtrusive and professional.

CC
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfredo our waiter was fantastic! Food was delicious!

OT
Springfield
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been too. Service was excellent. Quality and taste of food was incredible. Can’t wait to visit again next time I’m in town. Amazing food.

RH
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration of 6. Was surprised with birthday desert.

S
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host so very professional!
Love the booths!
Staff attentive.
Truffle mushroom pasta Superb!
Convenient Valet.

S
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Mama Gina’s before going to the Theatre and had great service and wonderful food.

JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this Desert institution. The restaurant did not disappoint. Ordered the Veal Chop which was just magnificent. Perfectly cooked, and seasoned. The service was very well done, and we were all made to feel like we were at home. I will definitely return to enjoy the pasta, which looked really good as well!! Thank you!

EK
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was fine. Food was good but not great. Server was lovely but the support staff were constantly reaching over us to fill water glasses and clear plates instead of walking around the table. Also, we had a birthday at our table, I called ahead to mention it, when we arrived they confirmed they had it noted but when the dessert we ordered came they didnt provide a candle or sing or do anything to acknowledge it. None of these things are such a big deal but all contributed to a luke warm experience.

V
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely meal with great service
Much appreciated!

FD
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, amazing food, we went twice in 2 weeks and both times it was unbelievable good
I can go eat there daily

GD
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Love Mamma Gina's!

s
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a return visit and it consistently lived up to our other experience which was fantastic- authentic Italian cuisine at its finest !

W
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. The corkage is unnecessarily expensive. ($25) The food was delicious however and the valet was right on the money.

L
Montreal
39 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.

EO
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat when we are in the Palm Springs area. Molto buono!

KS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolutely favorite restaurant in the entire valley. Best food, best service and best ambience!! It cannot be beat!!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were greeted and seated immediately. Service was average. Food for price was average. My salmon was overcooked. My husband had veal piccata special. It was also mediocre quality and flavor. Would not be our first choice for an Italian meal with friends in future.

CM
London
40 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!
Service excellent!
Great place!

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