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Permanently Closed - Mimmas Cafe

4.3
315 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner:
Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 271-7337
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mimma Megna
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arlington Pl
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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.
Additional
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
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Mimmas will be missed by Milwaukee. Best lasagna in town.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

This was our last visit to Mimma's. She will be missed. Our final dinner there was as good as our first. William took great care of us. We are looking forward to Mimma's cooking show and watching to see where else she might pop up in the future.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2016

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.)

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

This was my first time at Mimmas and it was amazing. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing!

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

It's very sad that one of Milwaukee's finest is closing at the end of the year. But the food and service is all was excellent and this establishment will be missed. Thank you for another rest meal and memory.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Mimmas is closing NYE 2016, so get in now before it's too late. Best Italian food in Milwaukee, tragliatelle alla favorita is amazing!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Mimma's Cafe has always been excellent. I am sorry to see it go. Good luck to everyone at Mimma's Cafe in whatever comes next in your life.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2016

Hate to see it go! 😥Always one of our favorites!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

This is a Milwaukee treasure. Too bad you only have until New Year's Eve to enjoy this great restaurant one more time. God bless you Mimma. You too are a Milwaukee treasure.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Just wasn't a good experience, service and food were not good.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Perfect as usual. I will be so sorry to see this close at the end of the year.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

As usual, excellent food. The lighting and table spacing is also great for private conversations.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

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!

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1.0Dined on October 24, 2016

Our waiter clearly didn't want to be there or wait on us. He started walking away before we were finished ordering. The food was ok, but the waiter really rubbed us the wrong way.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Perfect as usual. I can count on this restaurant for a wonderful evenings with friends or family.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Outstanding! As always! We're coming back before it closes. Get there before it does! You'll regret not having had the experience!!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2016

Very charming place in a cozy neighborhood with folks out walking and riding bikes even on a chilly October evening. The food was delicious, and service was polite and attentive. If I'm in Milwaukee again, I will return!

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was absolutely fabulous. Mimma was in the kitchen doing what she does best... cook! We had three of specials and they were so tasty.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Simply wonderful!! Great food. Great service (enjoyable and engaged). Could not get any better.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Only a short time left to enjoy a wonderful meal at Mimma's before she retires at the end of the year. This meal was as great as always.

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2016

Great food, nice atmosphere... Our waiter was very knowledgable, friendly, and charismatic! Looking forward to coming back before they close!

Definitely a gem in the neighborhood -- it's a shame to see it go!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

One of Milwaukee's finest restaurants - service is always superior and leave it to Mimma to serve up one outstanding entree. Will certainly miss this place after it closes.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

We don't go to Mimma's enough. Every time we have dinner here, we wonder why we don't eat here more often. We love the menu, but we almost always end up with one of the daily specials!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2016

Parking is a big problem that detracts from the overall appeal of the venue.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2016

I love Mimmas! My boyfriend used to live in Milwaukee until he moved to Chicago. We used to go to Mimmas all the time before he moved. Whenever we come to Milwaukee we know we're coming to Mimmas!!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2016

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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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

We dined at Mimma's Cafe on Friday, 9/2/16. The food was delicious, but more than just enjoying the extraordinary food, we were really impressed by the service. An added bonus: people watching. Thanks Mimma's for a lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

I was visiting home to see my mother and saw good reviews. We were not disappointed. Very attentive service, terrific food. There are many wines by the glass and they kindly brought me two tastes to sample. I'd return.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2016

We had exceptionally lovely evening! The dining was outstanding.amazing service!food was fantastic.our waiter and bus boy were knowledgeable, engaging and very attentive..they were so accomodating..and we had 4 small children with us . will go again! Soon!

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

The food was amazing. The grilled calamari was delicious. The carbonara was perfect. And the desserts were to die for. Our waiter was the best.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised with Mimmas! The food was amazing ! The menu had a lot of options leaving me wanting to come back again and again !

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2016

We LOVE Mimma's ! Food is always great and it has a wonderful Italian feeling ambiance. Fun to watch the activity on Brady Street and the pricing is so reasonable! Check it out. You won't be disappointed! Will, the waiter is always a good time!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2016

The service staff offered great service, attentive to us thru out the meal. Great paced dining experience. Food was homemade and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

best food and atmosphere in the city...a must to go to

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Great food, ambiance and ok service. Felt rushed to get table turned. Friday night reservation and no one was waiting when we left. Would give it another try.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Great food with many selections. Our waiter was experienced, super friendly and really made our evening special. The staff accommodated our late arrival and called
a taxi when we requested one.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2016

The food was outstanding and it has a great wine list. Our server was among the best we've had . Very knowledgeable and friendly . We used a Groupon but we would go back without it .

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