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About Permanently Closed - Mimmas Cafe
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Since 1989, Mimmas Cafe has been a Milwaukee destination for delicious Italian cuisine and an authentic Italian dining experience . Mimma's menu is a celebration of food from all regions of Italy; from Sicily to Tuscany, taking diners on a romantic journey through some of it's most flavorful culinary traditions.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Private Party Facilities:
The Bellini Room, which houses its own full bar, is situated directly adjacent to both the Main Bar Area and the Kitchen. There is convenient access to an additional set of restrooms as well as the coat check. This spacious private room can accommodates up to 80 seated guests
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We love to accommodate groups for special events. Please call us directly to inquire about your event and let us know exactly what you're envisioning.
Mimmas Cafe - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
A lot more expensive than we thought it would be.
One of the "Specials" was tilapia. We thought
that maybe a "Special" might be reasonably
priced, but WHOA! It was $27! The price was never given
to us until we got the tab at the end of the meal (we
didn't ask beforehand, which I guess is our fault.)
We were disillusioned, with what we read in the paper--
about Mimma retiring, after cooking for others for so many years.
And, the name included "Cafe", which gives the impression that it is
small and reasonably priced.
I suspect, that when Mimma retires, she will live VERY comfortably.
The absolute best part of the meal was our server (I think his name was Mark.)
He was very attentive, and made our experience more enjoyable.
(btw three drinks, an appetizer,,two meals and tip cost us $96--a little
steep for our tastes--being blue collar workers.)
I ordered a fish dish without the flour dusting and it came out very overdone, Inedible. The waiter then proceeded to blame me saying he told me it wouldn't be as good and it was my fault that the order was dry. Very unprofessional. They removed the charge but he was unpleasant to deal with the entire meal.
WHAT A GRAND EVENING. WE HAVE BEEN MIMMA FANS EVER SINCE RETUERNING FROM COOKING SCHOOL IN Tuscany AND THE SCHOOL RECOMMENDED MIMMA'S. WE DID NOT NOTIFY THEM IN ADVANCE THAT WE WERE CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY AND A CONDO PURCHASE BUT MIMMA GRACIOUSLY OFFERED A MARVELOUS DESSERT TO END THE EVENING. WE LOVED HAVING WILL AS OUR WAITER. I WILL BE SAD TO SEE SUCH A FINE RESTAURANT CLOSE.
We lucked out on the Saturday night we were there... Mimma herself was cooking and our selections were absolutely delicious. A true traditional Sicilian foodie experience! Our server was delightful, extremely informative, attentive and fun! A wonderful dining experience! We'll most definitely dine there again before Mimma retires!
Mimma's never disappoints. We started out at the bar for happy hour, nice wines very reasonably priced. The meatball app was delicious. We had Mimma's special, the veal marsala, which was absolutely spectacular! Both the bar and wait service were right on. To top it off we had the turtle cheesecake and tiramisu, amazing!!! Need to get back before Mimma stops cooking!
We were visiting, briefly, Milwaukee. Friends had recommended Mimma's Café. We found everything about it just outstanding -- especially the food. We have been to a lot of Italian restaurants, here and in Italy, and this was among the top five or even three. The menu is extensive and original -- including over a dozen pasta-seafood dishes. Good list of Italian wines; I had a very good Sardinian white to irrigate my "mare misto" -- mixed seafood and pasta. George, our excellent waiter, was personable and knowledgeable. We'll go there any time we are in Milwaukee.
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