Mimmo's Italian Restaurant

4.7
808 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT AND OUTDOOR DINING FROM 4:30pm TO 8:30 SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND 4:30pm TO 9PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
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 808 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkW
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were there to celebrate mother’s birthday, and the experience was wonderful. The staff was attentive and professional, and really took good care of mom. We loved the food, especially the calamari!They sang happy birthday, and we had a nice chat with the owner, who is on site and hands-on. The ambience was somewhat challenged because of the street dining, but this will pass with the pandemic, and we would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Erika
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good and service was great. Recommend . They offered a heater also for outdoor dining

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vipCosmopaola
Palm Springs
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening with favourite wait staff. Everything was wonderful

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FionaA
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Specials were overpriced and we were not told the price of the specials when they were offered.
Vegs with salmon were only ok.
Pasta special was good but overpriced.

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vipCaityP
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday and were not disappointed. We had the pork loin and halibut, both off the Specials menu. The pork was moist and flavorful and the halibut was simply melt in your mouth (and no bones to pick out). My 4 year old enjoyed her spaghetti and sausage. There is a good choice of beer, wine and cocktails. Our server was attentive without being too intrusive and was very helpful in describing the menu items.

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MichaelZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great! Hot food served quickly and delicious!

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WendyN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Would definitely go back.

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LauraAS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Dominic our waiter was especially attentive and made great suggestions. Food was fabulous.

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DebB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mimmos is one of our first “go to” restaurants when we arrive in the desert. They have made the best accommodations they can under the circumstances and the food is still exceptional. If available the burrito is a must!

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Elp15
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service — I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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HowardC
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food we had was truly outstanding. Chicken piccata highly recmmended!

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vipDineoutqueen
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mimmo's was really amazing considering we were there on Valentine's Day and they were packed. The food was fresh and delicious. Service was prompt and friendly even with a tired staff. So glad we were able to spend the evening there with a couple of friends who all had a great experience. Order the Linquine con Vongole!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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RoulaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food and service was good too. Best Italian restaurant in the desert.

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LauraK
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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LanaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Food was amazing! Sausage grilled! Fantastic! Vodka sauce was superb! Meatballs were small and perfect! Great dinner!

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Eddie
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! The pandemic patio out front has a great view of the mountains and sunset.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Excellent food, no ambiance for a date but great Italian

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kens
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food in the Palm Desert area. Outdoor dining for now.

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Saly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We very much enjoyed our dinner at mimmo’s!! The food was delicious and our waiter, Reuben, was attentive and oh so personable!! We will definitely be visiting often.

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SteveG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sauces at Mimmo's sets it apart from all other restaurants in the valley. It is so satisfying to eat at a family run restaurant when you are made to feel like you're part of the family and the family knows how to prepare delicious food!

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vipRobertM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

They need to either lower their prices 15% or spend to funds to make it look better. People were fine.

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vipQMEH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and everything was outstanding as we remember from our first visit. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so lovely to eat AT a restaurant again. This was a wonderful experience. Everything we ordered was delicious!!

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vipRonaC
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, authentic Italian. Absolutely delicious. Wonderful service.

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rubybee
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had friendly efficient service and our waiter was very helpful making choices. Nice portions and delicious authentic Italian food. Osso buco was a special a it was exceptional tender and very tasty as well as the lasagne and calamari fritti also a special that evening. I have found my new favourite Italian restaurant. Of course with covid restrictions it’s not what it could be but they have done a great job under the circumstances. You can tell they care about their guests’ experience. Loved it ! Thank you

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vipCiaoBella
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic italian restaurant in Palm Desert was so delightful. The servers were very attentive and the food was fabulous. The Calamari appetizer was incredible. No one else in the desert has a menu and quality of food that can compare.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, exceptional service

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Grande
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great homemade pasta specials. The calamari appetizer and tagliattelle pasta are excellent. Servers are very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Excellent food & service!

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vipdamoses21
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!

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katherineh
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
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
10 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
5 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.

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 4.7 stars by 808 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.