Mimmo's Italian Restaurant

4.6
778 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are opening on October 1st.

The foundation of good Italian cooking is the freshest of ingredients prepared with simplicity, bringing together flavors so no one ingredient overpowers another. Mimmo’s Italian roots begin in his hometown of Bagheria, Sicily. The fresh fruits and vegetables picked from his family’s farm were on the table, or tavola, that night. Our logo of the lemon and lemon flower, or zagara, is a symbol of Sicily’s rich history of growing and exporting lemons, and a reminder of Mimmo’s many memories of lemon picking in his grandfather’s groves.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 778 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Excellent food & service!

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vipdamoses21
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!

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katherineh
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. Great attention was given.

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vipRandyJ
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food. Not exceptional.

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vipTom14
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent service and very good food. Will definitly return when back in the valley.

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JaeE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us. We sat outside in the seating area they established in the parking lot. (They really put one effort into elevating it so it’s not like tailgating in a parking lot.). Service was wonderful- very friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent. I especially liked the crispy polenta with mushroom sauce. The eggplant was delicious, and the so was the catch of the day. It’s top of my list for dining out in Palm Desert.

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maryf
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had to mark it down on ambience because of the patio seating, but that's because of stupid CoVid-19. Otherwise, it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic, home cooked italian food. Very much recommended.

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JanaL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the restaurant ever opens up indoor seating, it's usually quiet, with dining outside the noise level is up a bit but not bad. Everything else is outstanding. This was our 2nd dinner at Mimmo's. Will return again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious ! Minnie serves a variety of traditional and innovative Italian dishes. We enjoyed the Cesar salad and the Mediterranean sea bass and crab stuffed raviolis . All delicious . Other times we have tried the veal . Excellent!

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vipcindy
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is always one of my very favorite go to Italian restaurants. The wait staff is always super friendly, and we always enjoy Ruben! The food was wonderful, as always, the only fault of the evening was having to ask three different people before finally getting the garlic bread that we had ordered, before our meals were consumed.

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DebraK
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST "uptown" Italian food in the Coachella Valley at very reasonable prices. Seriously, the food was a 10. The service from Claude was, as always, professional, fun and pleasant. They have lots of outdoor seating. Full bar, great wine list. I used to live in Manhattan where there is some of the greatest Italian food. Did I mentioned they even make their own Burrata cheese? This is JUST AS WONDERFUL. Check it out!

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vipKrisE
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs area. Consistently good Italian food

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SharonR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Claude our server made us feel like we were in Italy! He was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Brought my husband for his birthday and he absolutely loved it. He loves Italian food and this hit the spot!! Will definitely be coming back to Mimmos!!!

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vipJosephW
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Due to COVID, we had outdoor dining. Their outdoor dining is widely spread out. They had their own patio, and went into the street. so getting a server was a little hard if you’re sitting in the street. We finally asked to be moved out of the street..and service was better.

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BobbyV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been coming to Mimmo's for a number of years now when we are vacationing. The quality of the food and service is outstanding. ESPECIALLY when they have their fresh Burrata available. We think it's a hidden gem. When we talk to Valley residents, they say they've never heard of Mimmo's. Each one who tried it, loved it. Enough said. This should be a regular stop on your culinary list of "go-to's" in Coachella Valley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

considering it was a makeshift patio for Covid requirements, it was quite pleasant. The food was great...lots to choose from on the menu as well as some specials. We would definitely go back.

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FloydH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Except for outdoor dinning (on the noisy street) the dinner was superb!
excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fabulous meal! We make this a go to when we travel to the desert. We’ll be back again after Christmas!

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vipcindy
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Raul, was AMAZING!!

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EditaL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s our first time to have dinner in this Italian Restaurant and we were so happy with the choices of food, they are all delicious. I enjoyed my Caesar’s salad and seafood pasta. The services is excellent. We. Will surely come back for sure.

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vipGolfer
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Given the pandemic...we could not eat inside in the main dining room, but we all made it work on the open air inside patio. We felt very safe. Server was friendly and attentive.
Food was delicious. We will definitely go back.

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. It was above and beyond the experience we were expecting and can’t wait to dine here again.

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KerieB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate. Dinner was nice to sit outside. Will return.

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vipStJamesDiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Re-opened, Mimmo's hasn't lost a beat. Same wonderful food and excellent service.

The new outdoor dining area is in the parking lot, with HiWay 111 about 80 feet away, so not the lovely, quiet decor inside, but it works just fine, with white tablecloths no less.

So glad they are back !

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DianaM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, very fresh and we’ll prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Mimmos’s and we enjoyed everything! We had a three course dinner and every course was delicious! We finished off with Mimmo’s carrot cake and creme brulee for desert and everything was so good we left every plate clean! Definitely returning!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have traveled to Italy several times and have had the opportunity to experience authentic delicious homemade Italian cuisine. Based on the good reviews this restaurant had Open Table we were excited to try it. Unfortunately, the food was terrible and the service was just as bad. I have had better Italian food at a farm to table restaurant than at this establishment. The garlic toast was hard as a rock and lacked garlic flavor. The cheese that was melted in top was disintegrated. Out of 4 meals we were served the only meal that was good was the spaghetti and meatballs. With respect to the service, it took over an hour for our appetizers and another 30 minutes for our meals to be served. The server who was non existent for most of the meal couldn’t even be bothered to tell us about dessert and referred us to the menu which didn’t even contain all of the desserts. We overheard another sever beside us explaining them to his table. If I could rate this restaurant with a negative I would certainly do it. We left hungry after spending $165 and this was without drinks. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO A GOOD ITALIAN RESTAURANT.

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vipFantastic
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we visit from LA we always eat at Mimmo’s. The service is warm and friendly and the food is excellent. Highly recommend!

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vipMikeS
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very nice meal at Mimmo’s. We had Vongole and a special pasta with veal and mushrooms. Excellent and their service is always attentive and professional. It’s a favorite Italian restaurant in the desert.

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Moishe
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. We sat outside. My food was just like my mother made it. Delicious. Reuben, our waiter was wonderful. Wish I could take him to all my restaurants.

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SteveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would only recommend Mimmo's if you like good food, excellent service and an enjoyable meal out. Every aspect of my recent dining experience there was superb. Being treated like a loved family member doesn't hurt either!

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vipRichM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food--very consistent. Been going there for years.

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MaryD
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining here. Food is excellent, service was very good. Enjoy introducing our friends to it who have never been there. They all have loved it.

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vipRobkat
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Great food. Too bad restaurants are closed now. Hope to go back before we leave this area otherwise will definitely go back when we return.

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vipKathyO
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant! It never disappoints!

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marjor
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was traditional Italian food. It was very cozy and friendly. We enjoyed the focaccia bread. The beet burrata salad was excellent. I really enjoyed Branzino was perfect. My husband thought the sole was a little tough. We had a very nice evening.

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vipDaveC
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were really looking forward to our meals as past dinners here have been very good, however this was an off day. We both ordered two of the specials for the night. Both lacked the great flavors we had experienced in the past and were quite bland. My spaghetti carbonara was very bland. The pancetta which normally brings live to the dish had very little flavor this night. Although disappointed this time, we will try again as our past experiences have been quite good.

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vipMmurphy772
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read the menu online and chose the restaurant. I am so happy we did! This place is amazing. I will return if I am back in the area. It was authentic Italian food with amazing service! The wine list was very good, too.

FAQs

Mimmo's Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 346-9712.

Mimmo's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 778 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.