Mi Piaci El Paso
Our steaks our certified 1855 Prime Black Angus Reserve. Wet aged 21 days minimum.
Seafood flown in fresh from Seattle Fish Company.
Pastas made from scratch by chef and owner Cosimo Battaglia.
Mi Piaci is an authentic Italian restaurant serving the West El Paso region for close to 14 years. We specialize in giving our guest an extraordinary experience in cuisine and service. The Chef and owner hails from Calabria in the most southern part of Italy where he learned his artisan trade of cooking. With over 20 years of experience and 21 years right here in El Paso chef Cosimo Battaglia is sure to create a feast for your pleasure. Come enjoy food, wine, full bar, and a welcoming atmosphere at Mi Piaci Ristorante italiano di Cosimo.
Private Dining room for business meetings, birthdays, or any event.
We'd been to Mi Piaci only once before - also for an anniversary dinner.
We made our reservation on the Open Table app so it was a no fuss entry in. We were greeted and seated within seconds of arriving.
I'll state up front that our server (Robert) was terrific. He was friendly, informative, and attentive.
We got the calamari appetizer with the fresh marinara. It was terrific. The batter was light and the squid was cooked perfectly.
My wife had the Gorgonzola salad and I had the Caprese. Both were excellent.
Post salad, our meals arrived (in a very timely fashion I must say).
My wife had the Lobster/Squash stuffed ravioli. I only had a small taste of hers, but it was terrific. Far more lobster than squash - which only meant there was nothing to complain about. It was served with a cream and saffron sauce that was light and tasty.
I got the Chicken Parmesan. The portion was far bigger than I expected and the taste was terrific. The chicken was breaded and baked, but topped with mozzarella and a slice of ham. It was far to much to finish, but we managed.
We even had dessert, which consisted of a bowl shaped wafer that held a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. The plate was decorated with various berries.
All in all, this was an amazing meal. It made for an excellent date night dinner; and an even more memorable anniversary dinner.
I cannot recommend Mi Piaci enough. It is, in my opinion, far and away the best Italian food restaurant in El Paso.
It's perfect for dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and for showing off a great restaurant to out of towners.
I can't wait to go back.
The lamb was superb, as always!
Mi Piaci is at the top of our list of places to go whenever we visit El Paso. We are consistently blown away by the food. Our favorites are the Pollo a la Vodka and the Gnocchi al Forno. Service was TOP NOTCH and atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Best Italian food in EP!!
It is always special for us when we dine at MI Piaci, the food is creative and delicious. its a little pricier than the places we usually eat at, but it is worth it . Its a lovely restaurant. If I could criticize anything, I would suggest they put a door or screen in front of the kitchen entrance.
Wow, was last here about 8 years ago and left disappointed with poor service and so-so food. What a change. The drinks, Italian food, and service were excellent. Yes, go here.
We enjoyed a pleasant meal. Nothing outstanding, but then I don’t have any complaints, either.
The food was good but service was slow. Only 2 servers and one was also the bartender. I’d still go back.
We had heard about this restaurant from a number of people, saying how good it was. So, we finally tried it with friends. It was great. Great atmosphere, great service, great food.
Definitely worth going back to.
Haven't been to this restaurant in about 14 years because of the poor service and mediocre food I had then, but wow. What a gem, now. The cream of red pepper soup was a very nice start, followed by the tenderloin, a great meal. Look what I've been missing!
The decor was old and drab looking. The food was fair at best. My ceasar salad was small for the price. Lettuce wasn't fresh, dressing was scarce and the croutons looked and tasted like they were from the dollar store.
I had to flag down a waiter for iced tea refills. I asked for butter and got a melted blob. I had the creme brulee for dessert and it was cold and not rich in flavor. I was told by many friends I would be disappointed but went with an open mind. They were right. FYI I am retired from the restaurant industry with 45 years in three different countries.
We went for my birthday with my family, service was too slow, not attentive. Missed recommendations, we waited 15 minutes in order to get water when we sat down, there were no glasses, we were being served by the bar tender in the beginig which was confusing. Could barely hear the music playing.
Food is very good, but needs to improve service urgently
Mi Piaci is one of our favorites. Always good food and good service.
Very good italian food kitchen directed by Italian chef-owner. Excellent service. We think it is a great choice for italian dining just when we don't want to cook. Doesn't have to be a special occasion. The day before a race, I always choose to have the spaghetti and meatballs at MiPiaci.
The food was great,,,,, the seats a little bit uncomfortable ,,,,but everything was delicious and good ambience
I am absolutely smitten with this restaurant after my dazzling evening here on Monday.
It was a beautiful evening so we decided to sit on the patio. Our server recommended a bottle of wine to us and we went with it. I forget the name but it was a nice smooth red that paired well with our appetizer. We tired the bruschetta to start - It was delicious and they give you a decent sized plate. They also give you bread for the table with butter.
For our meals we had the rib-eye steak and the special of the night which was Sea Bass and roasted vegetables. Both were absolutely delicious. The Sea Bass was mouthwatering. Kudos to the Chef!
We couldn't believe it but at the end of the night they actually comped us our desert and an espresso cocktail! What a kind gesture! After a nice of truly amazing service this was the icing on the cake. We were sold on Mi Piaci!
It was only us that Monday sitting on the patio. We came at 5:30 pm. The fact that it was only us really made the evening so special. So if you're looking for a more private night I would definitely recommend a Monday.
I just wanted to extend a huge THANK YOU to the staff at Mi Piaci. They made our evening so special and absolutely perfect. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone visiting El Paso. Very impressed!
Always great. Friendly folks who are attentive and interested in you. Great food and drinks.
The Italian food is the best in El Paso. Ambiance is excellent. Compared to Boston or Chicago Italian it’s a 4/5 though. The gnocchi is fresh and delicious. Eggplant is wonderful. The caprese was okay, tomatoes were nothing special but mozzarella was good. The tomato based sauces are okay, not amazing. All of the pasta dishes were good and the fruita de mara fish was good, that’s saying something for El Paso.
Wonderful service! Wonderful food!!! Hidden gem!
Excellent as always. Have been there many times and is the go to spot for an always exceptional meal and definitely special occasions. Love this place!!
Wonderful meal. Excellent service. We will return frequently.
Great dinner. Polite waitress. Too noisy!
Restaurant is great, however they had an EVENT that created a lot of noise and slowed service. Should have closed or warned prior to the reservation.
Dinner was delicious, service was great. Tables are a little too close together, could overhear conversation at the table next to us. Would return, however, since the food was so good.
Great experience. Food was good, but wish the taste and portion was as wonderful as the presentation. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive. Will return again!
Good tasting comforting realistic Italian food. Nice food menu & good wine list. Pleasant service without being intrusive. I received a complementary dessert for having booked through OpenTable.
Fantastic experience all around. Great service chef is outstanding
Really liked the place. Overall we would have rated it higher except that we told the waiter my wife had a nut allergy and her dish came put with nuts anyway. It didn't even mention nuts in the dish on the menu. They apologized, but we had to wait another 20 minutes for her food to come out while I waited to eat mine as it sat on the table. If that hadn't happened, it would have been a great place with smooth ambiance.