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About Mimmo's Italian Restaurant

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.

73540 Highway 111
Suite 4
Palm Desert, CA 92260-4023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between San Pablo And San Luis Rey

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 346-9712

Website:
http://www.mimmospd.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking in the front.

Executive Chef:
Diana Davey

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mimmo's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Always excellent food with attentive and great service, the entire staff is friendly and welcoming

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Server was very attentive. The food was served in a reasonable amount of time. The food was tasty and nicely presented. We will definitely come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are consistently excellent. The food is outstanding and the prices are quite reasonable. The chef really knows how to cook fish. Topping it all off Mimmo is usually around to see how everyone’s doing. He’s a nice guy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a nice evening visiting with friends and we all enjoyed the food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing meal. The Osso bucco was so good! I loved the ambiance and the service was great. I'd recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had been wi( friends before, and wanted to go back!
It was great perfect timing to make the theatre on time. Had time for a great capacinno and
Tiiramasu for Desert.
Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First time and it will be on our list to return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent service and food, a good wine list. We really appreciated the low noise level that allowed a conversation - this is so rare. Will be back next time we're in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Awesome osso bucco. Excellent service, very attentive.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Outstanding as usual! All dishes are the real deal--best italian restaurant in the desert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It is always a pleasure dining at Mimmo's. Your welcomed and greeted warmly. The service is excellent , and the food is likewise excellent and offers a great selection. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Healthy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Two weeks ago my wife and I had the best Italian meal we have had in the desert at Mimmo's so we decided to bring some friends to join us for another anticipated great meal. Boy were we disappointed. We ordered the same meal and it was nothing like the one we had two weeks ago. Last time the Veal Scaloppine Sicula was crisp and amazingly flavorful. Our mouths were watering as we ordered it again this time. When it came it had a runny, creamy, white cream of wheat tasting polenta which we promptly took off our plate. The veal and eggplant with parmesan was not crispy and had on tenth the flavor of the previous week. They must have different chefs on different nights. Our friends had the Veal Piccata and they too said it was not nearly as good as they expected. The only thing that was good was the bread and pesto at the beginning and the cheese cake at the end. Two weeks ago we thought we found our go to place for good Italian food. Now we are very reluctant to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Spaghetti Bolognese with peas was very dry, two person at our table ordered the same thing both individuals thought the pasta was dry.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is the second time we have dined at Mimimos both have been excellent... we will be back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food, good wine, loved the waiters special fish suggestion

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This was our first time there and we will definitely be back. The food and service were great and it may become our go to restaurant when we want Italian.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Difficult to get to, strange combos. Any change extra charge. Staff was friendly. Nice family business.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was really disappointing, we had been there before and it was great, but this time, both meals were not very good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We have eaten their any number of times and have been very satisified. But this time both my wife and I were disappointed in the quality and presentation.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to Mimmo's on many occasions and find the food, service and value consistently good. The owners are always gracious and friendly and the servers are efficient and knowledgeable. The menu has great variety with something for everyone. The crab ravioli was nicely prepared with a abundant portion of crab meat filling. The shrimp diavalo was nicely spiced though the portion of shrimp was relatively small. All in all, a sure fire place for authentic Italian fare.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

first time here. they started opening for lunch Nov. 2. driven by this place for years and finally made reservation through open table. LOVE this place. great service , food and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A really good Italian restaurant. My wife thought the lasagna was the best she ever had. If you are in the Palm Springs area and want good homestyle Italian at reasonable prices this is your place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Hmm, hmm good. Home made Gnocchi and Polenta. Gnocchi was super fluffy and the pesto used walnuts vs. pine.
Polenta with mushrooms was new to me. We typically have it with meat sauce.

Prices are a bit on the high side for Italian IMHO

Definetly will be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were excited to try Mimmo’s, we had a reservation and upon arrival were greeted by a grump man who put us out on the patio even though all the table inside were open. We asked a server if we could move inside and he did move us. The best part was our waitress. She was very nice and took good care of us. I had the pollo Parmesan and it had very little flavor. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs and said his also lacked flavor. We will not be returning.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Using Open Table was very easy to use and I was sent a reminder. We were greeted immediately and was seated in the patio. Nice ambiance, I liked the way the dining room was designed into different rooms, quaint.. Staff was very attentive and our server, Claude, was very good and knowledgeable of the menu. Claude even read my comments on the reservation and knew there was a birthday and that I wanted a tiramisu for her birthday cake!! The menu had a wide selection to choose from. Food was excellent! We went for our friend's birthday and she loved it. She wants to bring her husband there and so do I!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We always love Mimmos! Food, service and ambiance are great

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A lovely restaurant . Quiet and reminiscent of Italy.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

1st time at the restaurant. The food was remarkably well. The wine was great the waiter helped us and selecting wine which he did a great job. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody who loves Italion food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had another great meal, this was our second time visiting from Tucson. Food and wine are great and reasonable as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed Mimmo's very much. This was my first time at the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Prices were very fair and food was very good. I will be back for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in the valley

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The lasagna is excellent. Good servic e. Homey atmosphere

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Lovely family owned Italian restaurant best service I've had in forever and the food was divine the owners made us feel special and at home I think this is my favorite restaurant I would give ten Stars if I could

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

In a word: Outstanding. We had driven by Mimmo's for years and never managed to remember it when going out for Italian. What a mistake. It's Mama Gina's without the expensive location. It's Castelli's without the pretense. Great service. Tremendous food well prepared and presented. The manager/owner spent a few minutes chatting with us. This is our new "go to" for Italian in Palm Desert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

So happy to have Mimmo's open again for the season. We always enjoy the home-made pasta dishes, as well as chicken and veal entrees. Highly recommend the tiramisu if you are a fan. Our server was terrific, and everyone is very welcoming. One of our favorites in the desert!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The service and food was very good but we have had the same dish twice the size for the same amount of money. It was enough for dinner but with no leftovers. It would be a better value if it included a dinner salad or was a larger portion.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We hadn't been to Mimmo's in awhile and decided to try it again. we remember they had excellent veal and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. John loves spumoni and they have a lovely version of it here, so he was quite happy. Mimmo's will be closed for the summer but we are looking forward to returning in Sept when my sister visits.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food and service were impeccable, as usual! We have taken several of our friends to Mimmo's and everytime we do, it's ends up being their new favorite restaurant. I can't say enough good things about Mimmo's. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent service and the food is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The staff, ambience, and food was superb! ALL of us from Thousand Oaks & Riverside have agreed...we will drive her just for dinner. Cianti & pesto were amazing...staff very accommodating & friendly...BRAVO!

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