Ristorante Mamma Gina

4.7
784 reviews
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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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CB
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I have been there this month. Great food! Great ambiance! Great service!

GS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The address listed on the reservation confirmation is correct. But,
when you click the Get Directions Link in the Open Table Confirmation, the
Map program takes you to 73350 El Paseo instead of 73705 (a few blocks east).

E
Stuttgart Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in the desert. Great service, amazing food! Very attentive to my gluten free restrictions. Highly recommend!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, fantastic food , everything was amazing for my son’s birthday dinner celebration!!!

UF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was awesome. What a great night. Typical Italian restaurant with just that but extra
The bread was amazing

S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and wonderful meal as always
We usually eat here during the Tennis Tournament every year.
Chris was great, Adrian and the entire staff is fantastic

CH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite; been there many times and will be back many times!

CC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Gina's is a popular restaurant in town and a bumpin' happy hour. Fortunately, we went early on a Summer Sunday evening so there was no wait (and we had our OpenTable reservation!). The service was over-the-top attentive. Adrian offered to customize our dinners in two half portions because we couldn't choose between our first and second choice. How amazing was that?! He had a sense of humor when we asked for one dessert, four forks, and a stopwatch to set a timer... The maitre'd paid us a visit to ask how things were and our water glasses and bread basket never dipped below the half-way point. The food was plentiful (nothing worse than being hungry after a nice dinner out) for my teenage son and the prices reasonable. This is a safe choice for first-timers and a regular stop for locals. Bon Appetit!

V
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food I’ve ever had! Our experience was so amazing that out of our 3 nights in Indian Wells, we came to have dinner here twice!

CW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Great service! Everything tasted fresh. Bar area was hopping! Love the fact there was a great mix of couples and families enjoying a Saturday night dinner out. It is officially one of my favorites now.

K
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose was attentive but not overbearing as a waiter. Food was perfect !. Spaghetti Bolognese & the linguine carbonara was authentic & superb. Wine specials were also a welcome surprise. Little white table clothed tables made for a romantic setting although bigger tables seated larger groups that appeared to really be enjoying the night. And at the end, the price tag was very reasonable. All in all............I'd dine here again in a minute but I'd eat light beforehand so I could try more from the menu as I'm sure everything they do here is really good. Bravo Mamma Gina !

J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved it and am already looking forward to coming back during our next visit!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was really disappointing. I ordered my Salmon Mediterranean and noticed that it was not fresh. The fish went bad, but they served it anyway. When I complained to the manager he was indifferent. The server was impolite and not attentive. Stay away from this place because it’s overrated.

D
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Ristorante Mamma Gina has once again fulfilled my expectations and exceeded in quality of food and service was great.

CH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The calamari is especially good.

O
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious. Great service. Waiter was very attentive. Had a good time celebrating my friends bday

PA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent.
Food was just ok, not good for the price.
I had osso buco veal shank. The meat was not tender at all, kind of tough. Server told us because main chef was out, they had a substitute.
My wife had the veal parmigiana. It cost more than the osso buco. LOL. Size was big but wafer thin.

CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect Italian restaurant. Excellent professional service. The ambiance is just right. I had researched 4 Italian restaurants in the area and we were so happy we chose this. We had a wonderful lemon drop cocktail and calamari to start. I could not decide between the gnocchi and pasta carbonara and they offered to bring me a half serving of both. It was very generous portions. We all agreed it was the best gnocchi anyone had ever had. All the dishes we ordered were excellent. The staff is so professional- timing is spot on. Save room for dessert! wish every dining experience was this enjoyable.

OT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always delighted with our delicious food and outstanding service.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, Emilio was awesome

GG
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best in the valley.
Ozzie, our waiter is the best in the restaurant.

DC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and hospitality from everyone. Food was great and authentic.

T
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris, our server, was so welcoming and friendly. The restaurant continued offering the Restaurant Week Menu even though that activity had concluded. Overall great food and very accommodating to their guests.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Absolutely perfect!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and staff warm and lovely !

W
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening dinner and 85th Birthday celebration for our Mom. Food was fantastic and our waiter George made it easy for all 9 of us to order from an extensive great menu. We are locals and appreciate restaurants like Mamma Gina keeping the standards high throughout the year.

DT
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have had many happy hour meals in the bar area and those are great. This was our first time in the dining room for dinner. No complaints of any kind. The food was all yummy and cooked properly. The New York steak was one of the best we ever tasted. Our waiter was on top of everything all night and he had another big table besides ours of six. We will definitely go back

PC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A great place for Italian food.
Large selection of dishes.
Always very busy when we come so I know it is very popular.

RG
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful evening at Mama Gina’s on June 7. All the stars aligned. Excellent martini, nice table and ambience, and spot on service. I had a Caesar salad and the calamari fettuccine for dinner. Both were excellent. Their wine selection is also very good and desert should not be missed. I look forward to my next visit.

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Closest to Florentine cooking I’ve had outside Italy. Cheesecake was divine.

PD
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and perfectly delicious as always. Patricia took exceptional care of us. See you again soon!

b
Tahoe
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fabulous.
Service was good
A classic restaurant

JM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive staff, nice ambiance, will be visiting again.

RL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Food and Service is the best

OT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service we're amazing (Adrian was the best)! We will definitely go back. It's a little pricey ($90 for 2 apps, entrees, reg drinks) and the interior felt a little dated, but sometimes I think the best restaurants are :). I'd give it 4.5 out of 5

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