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
Lady finger cookies soaked in espresso, mascarpone custard mousse and a chocolate topping
Homemade gnocchi served with Gorgonzola cheese sauce
After a great day of golf with family, we enjoyed an amazing meal and bottle of wine. We will definitely be back
Always excellent. Chris.our waiter was terrific
Very good food and drinks. Thanks for a great evening.
Wonderful food and service!
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.
Very accommodating all things considered
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.
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.
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!
Great service and food. Always a nice experience.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you!!! Everything was superb 😘😘
Authentic and well prepared Italian food served in and elegant atmosphere!
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!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
Wonderful as always! Excellent food, friendly staff and brought us desert for our anniversary and we don’t even tell them❤️❤️❤️
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!
Every entre was outstanding, and Veal Scallopini was about the best I can ever recall. Service was excellent. Covid comfort also very good.
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!!!
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.
Great food and service. Very accommodating to seat you outside. They even brought a surprise dessert for my birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant .
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🤗
Staff was attentive, food was great, management was reassuring. Overall great experience, nothing better.
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.
Very good dinner & service. The manager cane by and called me by name. VERY nice touch!
Very good service. Food was delicious! Great variety on the menu.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
They had ac and fansthatactually worked, Itwas cool and comfortableand the foodis always good😊
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.