Ristorante Mamma Gina

4.7
928 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 928 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a great day of golf with family, we enjoyed an amazing meal and bottle of wine. We will definitely be back

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vipDowntownGirl
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Chris.our waiter was terrific

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vipDinner
Sacramento
298 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Thanks for a great evening.

MB
MegB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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vipHools
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We realize that it is hard in the age of Covid, but we went to 7 restaurants in the past week, and this was the bottom of the seven-- Food seemed like it was re-heated or from a food service.

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vipKauaijunkie
Sacramento
56 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating all things considered

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LeeE
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice service in the ‘parking lot’. It was very comfortable and you forgot you were you were. The wait staff was very attentive.
The food was very nice as always at Mama Gina’s.

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trickyV
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were very excited to find Mamma Gina's still open and operating in Palm Desert!! We went last year with friends and had an outstanding meal and time!! This year we took another set of friends with us to share what we hoped we would be another awesome meal & evening. With the Covid restrictions, we knew it would be a bit different. We made our reservations weeks in advance. When we arrived, we were placed at a very undesirable location outdoors - not near a heater, close to the back parking area (would rather have been by the main street), by a large loud party, and the folks that first greeted us were not very friendly. Our waiter was friendly and good and did what he could to assist us. BUT, the meal was not nearly as good as the prior year (I had read this on other reviews, but still wanted to go back) and pricing seemed much higher. We ended up spending in excess of $450 for 4 with wine and walked away with an unsatisfied and disappointed feeling. Will probably give the other Italian restaurants in town a try next year!! Just can't recommend any longer.

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PatrickF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was fantastic

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vipJudgeDora
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 6:30 reservations. Seated promptly. Outdoor only due to COVID restrictions. It was about 60 degrees and the waiter moved a heater closer to us. Glad to see there was a Malbec on the wine list! We had heard about the calamari and started with that and it did not disappoint! Really delicious! The minestrone soup was very good too, and hit the spot on a chilly night. I had the cannelloni which was spinach and ricotta filled. We asked the waiter if meat could be added - sausage or something similar - but that was not an option. Disappointing but understandable. My husband ordered the veal piccata and it was fabulous - tender and very flavorful. We finished off dinner with tiramisu. Wait staff was excellent, food was delicious, and restaurant did their very best under difficult circumstances. We recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining here again on our next trip!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Always a nice experience.

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vipChesterfield
Seattle
121 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eve! Food was amazing and the waiters etc were excellent .... helpful in choosing our meal and friendly. We’ll eat there again on our next visit!

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viphoneybee
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food
Friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Very disappointed. We had high hopes for this restaurant. My reservation was for 4 people. The restaurant had us down for 2. The food quality was average. Red Robin serves food on par with This restaurant. We were seated on the sidewalk by the driveway entrance. Very noisy and when the sun went down they turned on the lights over the sidewalk. It was literally like sitting under stadium lights. Not enjoyable at all. The server was very nice and attentive. Other than the server our overall experience was very disappointing.

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vipDglbtrvlr
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My wife had the branzino. There were a lot of bones throughout the filets. I had the veal salt I’m boca. It was a little dry and overdone. Scallop appetizer was very good as was the mushroom soup.

TG
TimothyG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent friendly service and you don’t feel rushed. Currently they only have outdoor dining, but it was a beautiful evening so it was very comfortable. Can’t wait to get back to eat there.

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KFrancois
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Gina is consistently wonderful. The food is incredible. The service is so friendly. Our server, Aaron, was so kind and accommodating. I always recommend Mamma Gina when asked about restaurants in the desert.

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Kerry
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!!! Everything was superb 😘😘

CG
vipCityGalNY2OR
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and well prepared Italian food served in and elegant atmosphere!

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jayi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The worst food you could imagine. Noodles were dried out and hard. Bolognese was worse than Ragu. Mushroom sauce was dainty Moore out of a can. Spaghetti Factory would have been 5 times better at 10% of price!!!!!!!!!!

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NancyC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff was very nice, accommodating and attentive. However food was ok to average My husband had bolonaise. It was flavorless. My linguini mare was good. Moms pork chop also good But the mashed potatoes were cold. We were disappointed since it was so highly rated.

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vipRKCarl
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In this time of pandemic, it's great to have a place that you feel safe, comfortable and, have a great meal, too. Ristorante Mamma Gina has been a favorite of ours and has never disappointed us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Excellent food, friendly staff and brought us desert for our anniversary and we don’t even tell them❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with exceptional service and the food was delicious! Stuffed chop was out of this world as well as the seafood pasta! We stayed in Indian Wells for a family wedding, definitely would return here for dinner the next time we’re in town!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every entre was outstanding, and Veal Scallopini was about the best I can ever recall. Service was excellent. Covid comfort also very good.

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MarcusO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice setting for the “situation “ we all find ourselves in. They’ve done a great job at being dynamic during this!!!

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vipFourRings
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many months since we've dined at M/G and it's still a great dining experience.
Service was impeccable as was the food.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very accommodating to seat you outside. They even brought a surprise dessert for my birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was just perfect, the noise level very comfortably low, and the service over the top 👍. The manager attended to our every need👍🇮🇹. So happy we chose Mama Gina’s🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive, food was great, management was reassuring. Overall great experience, nothing better.

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LynP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

According to my wife, the best eggplant Parmesan she can remember. We were comfortable in a booth with their social distancing and our server and bus boy were accommodating and pleasant. Will return soon with friends.
Lyn Perry

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Shawn
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner & service. The manager cane by and called me by name. VERY nice touch!

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Bill
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service. Food was delicious! Great variety on the menu.

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SallyK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Due to COVID, Ristorante Mama Gina’s menu was somewhat limited, and I was disappointed that a few of my favorite Italian entrees were not offered. What we ordered was very good, and service provided by George was top notch!

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JPLsreview
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This is a little unfair since this was September of Covid year, but we were outside by any alley and it was hot with no mistors.
The menu was also smaller than usual, nevertheless I can’t really say much positive about the food. My wife had pasta with Italian sausages which were very bland and my veal marsala was also pretty tasteless.
So many great places to eat in the valley so this was wasted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on a Sunday evening!
We felt welcomed by everyone who worked there and very comfortable and safe.
The service was amazing and the food was delicious!
This is my sons favorite restaurant in the desert and when he visits he looks forward to dining at Mama Gina’s!

KC
KerriC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating.
Service was great and friendly. Food was awesome, just wish s they would offer a choice of pasta or mashed potatoes.

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ellenk
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Could not find my reservation although I got several confirmations. That took so long that they would not honor the Early Bird dinner menu. Food was unremarkable and expensive. Will not return.

JD
vipJanD
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had ac and fansthatactually worked, Itwas cool and comfortableand the foodis always good😊

FAQs

Ristorante Mamma Gina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ristorante Mamma Gina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 568-9898.

Ristorante Mamma Gina is rated 4.7 stars by 928 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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