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Mimmo's Italian Restaurant

4.6
335 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 346-9712
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Diana Davey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between San Pablo And San Luis Rey
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Parking details
Free parking in the front.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 335 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Staff was very friendly and considerate. Food was excellent. Portions were generous and very tasty and the pasta was fresh.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Service excellent; food marginal.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Italian dishes are not like it used to be when the owner was doing the cooking.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service and food. We have never been disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was our first visit to Mimmo's... We were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the food was... There were so many choices of food that sounded outstanding that it was difficult to decide. However, we went with the Osso Bucco special, which was delicious. We will definitely return... It is our new favorite Italian restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very friendly and attentive staff. Our server was excellent. Octopus and Polenta appetizers were delish. Main courses very good (I had the veal scallopini) and dessert - Tiramisu- really great. Affordable and a great value too

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The waitstaff was knowledgable about the menu and knowing that we were headed for the theater, he kept us informed about the progress of the meal and made sure we had everything on time. We have tried many of the Italian restaurants in Pal Desert and this is among the best.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food good service

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food and service was very good. It is a small place so chatter was a little loud that evening because it was a full house. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was nicely presented and tasted like authentic Italian.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good Food, Great Service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

arrived 30 min before closing, but our party of 5 was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm. every suggestion from the waiter was spit on and the entrees were all delicious! we did not feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Once again Mimmo's has more than met our high expectations. For six years we have dined there and have always been so happy to have gone there. The food is superb, the atmosphere warm and cozy, the service above and beyond -- they even moved our table when we requested . We will continue to go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great service by Ruben. Food was exceptional and the staff was very friendly with our two tired young sons. We will definitely be back to eat here the next time we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent Italian Food, Nice atmosphere. Attentive Waiters.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great fresh food at a fair price. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great family dinner while we were on vacation. The portion sizes are those you can finish at one sitting - which helps me not overeat. Sauces are delicious. Service is friendly, fast and knowledgeable. Loved our experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was top-notch. Our waiter and the service staff were outstanding. It made the dinner that much more enjoyable. We were celebrating the end of our vacation in Palm Desert and we picked the right place to do it! Thank you :)

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service and food were outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Grandchildren in town for Easter. They loved their dinners as we did also. But they were in a hurry to leave to get to the Pool! 95 degrees outside makes the water inviting!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We like to rate restaurants and we both decided to give it a 6 1/2. Bread was very average for an Italian restaurant.
I had the lasagna for 24.50 very disappointing small over cooked and dry.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very well received by our party of 6. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much.
Waiters are very attentive & pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love this place! It's a family restaurant who treats you like family. The food is always great with very fair pricing. I haven't had a single dish there I didn't like. The "specials" are typically there every time you go...Think you should try it!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening with our friends. The service was excellent, however, the noise level was loud. We could hardly carry on a conversation across the table. I ordered sand dabs and I thought that they were too mushy. The lemon/butter sauce was too thick and there were on,y about three capers on the plate. We asked for more. My husband ordered the veal piccata which came with three slices of meat. Two were nice and tender, but the third piece was tough. Also, the polenta was dry like it had been sitting u dear a heat lamp too long. I know that the restaurant gets good ratings so we will visit again and hope the food is better.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

It was our first time there and will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Wonderful veal shanks

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food. Had spaghetti and meatballs with peas and fish special. Tirimasu was best I have ever tasted! Dining area temperature was too hot. Everything else great

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and service! Olive tapenade with the bread is outstanding, and perfect start to wonderful food!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food and service were excellent, including the burrata and heirloom tomatoes and freshly made pastas. Our waiter was very professional and friendly. We will eat at Miami's again in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good all around experience

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The six of us had a really nice dining experience. Five of us had veal dishes and the other person had raviolis. We all like our dishes and thought that they were priced well for the quality we received. Service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My wife and I introduced a couple newly arrived to the desert to Mimmo's and they loved the restaurant--busy and bustling at 7:15 on an in-season Saturday night but still very comfortable--even before we ordered. When the food came--and we all had veal dishes--they reiterated their love for the place. Veal saltimbocca, veal osso bucco, veal piccata--all were fingers-to-the-lips-and-explode-them-with-a-kiss good. The burrata and beets starter was succulent and savory and memorable, the sweet and the sour contrasting perfectly, and the first rate burrata portion very generous. Cheesecake topped off the evening, accompanied by a perfecto espresso. And the whole evening was orchestrated perfectly, attentively, and patiently by Jose-Luis, who added to the fun of the evening. Mimmo's has been and remains an Italian desert favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

our second dinner at Mimmos and as expected it was great. We were greeted warmly enjoyed great service and a great food. We were happy to go back and will go back again for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service. I wish it had a slightly more upscale vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We’ve been coming to the desert for many years, but this was Our first visit to Mimmo’s. I selected it because it was near the Mccallum Theatre, where we were seeing the performance after dinner. All 4 of us loved the food, atmosphere, the owner, wait staff, etc. We will be returning to Mimmo’s on a regular basis when we are in the area.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves very much. The only downside was that our waiter was very impatient and was in a hurry.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We have eaten here many times and usually are delighted. This time, while the food was good, we were kept waiting although we had a reservation, and when the meal came, the appetizer cam with it rather than before. Service was a little disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always enjoy our meals at Mimmos...One of the best "Italian" in the desert!!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Loved the atmosphere of this place - lively conversations going on but no problem hearing our own. The food was delicious and service excellent. Will definitely return if we find ourselves in the area again.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

First time diners. Very pleased and recommend highly

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