Mimmo's Italian Village

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$31 to $50
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Mimmos Italian Village is one of the 3 original restaurants left in San Diego's historic Little Italy district. Established in 1973 in the heart of Little Italy you will find Mimmos is 3rd generation family owned and operated .

Mimmo's Italian Village was started by Vincenzo "Mimmo" Gaglio, originally from Montelepre, Sicily. Before arriving in San Diego, Gaglio sharpened his cooking skills in Tunisia, New York City, Ontario, California, and finally, San Diego.

Mimmo's offers a relaxed dining atmosphere where you order your food and beverages at a walk up counter and get to seat yourself. Your food is brought to your table when ready.

Mimmo's seating areas consist of a charming indoor village, alfresco front and back patio seating.

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vipKemp
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mimmo’s He is always great and very special with all of their pastor being homemade and outstanding choice sauces. As close to Italy as you will get without going through the country! Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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vipSatisfied
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Was disappointed this time....food came to the table just warm......waiter didn’t come around till about ten minutes after the food came to check what the food was like. Was offered to reheat it but by that time I had eaten enough and was ticked that the waiter didn’t come around sooner. They were not busy at all so that was not an excuse. Also the food itself was bland...it was the sauce that was so good. Last time we were here it was perfect. Food was hot and waiter was excellent. So I guess it depends on who is the cook and who you get for a waiter.

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Kerryb
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a great dinner that got dampened by a party of about 16+ that left us with a sore taste.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! A few small errors that could be fixed with time and questions, like the menu says all salads come with a vinegarette but I asked to add blue cheese to the salad so we just got blue cheese dressing instead. Entrees and appetizers were perfect! Wine is affordable and priced low so come and enjoy great food and wine. Lot of other options around but this was enjoyable and great!

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Nancy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a room off to the side for our group which was very nice. We were there on a Sunday night and it wasn't too crowded, however the service was slow. But everything we ate was delicious and I would definitely go back next time I am in San Diego.

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vipTimothyH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very rushed service. It’s clear they want you in and out as quickly as possible. Our main course came while we were still working ok our appetizers.

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Bonnie
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went early for my husband's 76th birthday. We took advantage of 1/2 off on wine and small plates before 6:00pm. Especially, in winter when it gets dark early, this is a nice option. We found two small plates and a full salad shared was a perfect amount of food and delicious. Small plates are generous and generally easy to share. The house red wine for the evening was a Merlot and was smooth and delicious. The restaurant gifted us dessert complete with a sparkler to make the evening more festive.

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vipMarcie
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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ValF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meatballs mushrooms delish blackened chicken dry Alfredo ok

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HarrisonJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for Valentine's day. Was seated immediately. Food, service, and wine was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Romantic setting , food was really good and great place for date night .

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vipSatisfied
Calgary
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a delicious as it was last time we were in SD about 4 years ago. Keep up the good work

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ZoeW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, a little pricey for what it is though! We had slow service but it allowed us to enjoy our expensive meal for longer!

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MariahN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a delicious meal and sat at a nice table in the little side room rather than the main dining room, which definitely kept the noise level down. The food was good. The portions were a good size and we all enjoyed our meals. I would definitely come back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La comida no es algo especial, y el servicio se pudiera mejorar,
El lugar no tiene nada espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Charcuterie plate "B" Pear salad "A", Capatavii Sausage "B+".

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GregR
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Mimmo’s! Excellent service, quaint table in the back, great food what more could we ask for? We had an amazing dining experience here and can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even just the bread is fabulous. We had the gnocchi with meatballs and vodka sauce, and it was melt in your mouth amazing!

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DinerZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meatballs were recommended, but were a little dry and not so fresh, may have been because it was a Sunday??

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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RickC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and was treated like a king. The pasta, pizza and appetizers were amazing. Happy hour pricing in the dining room was a bonus and the free birthday tiramisu was icing on the cake of a wonderful early New Year's Eve evening. Definitely recommend. Thank you so much for the wonderful food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Sweden
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and simple.

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vipsjteachers
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good for groups. Baked dishes and pizzas could have spent a bit longer in the oven.

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KathyF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food just doesn’t “blend”. Chicken Pomodoro had grilled chicken in a red sauce with too much garlic.
I could taste the “grill marks” on the chicken. The garlic wasn’t cooked enough.
The service was very good.

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Poms
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatives visit

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JimP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For Italian food that was priced somewhat high, it was an ok experience. Good. Not great.

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vipSophiaR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my mama out for the most delicious Italian food. We LOVED everything we got. Started with the calamari, then a small Cesar (MUST ORDER), gnocchi with vodka sauce(wowowo so good), my husband had the Mac and cheese and I’m so glad he did it was soooo good, my mama had the ragu and it was some of the best ragu we’ve ever had. Server was great, he seemed like he wanted us to put in our order super quick, but was very knowledgeable about the menu. 🖤

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MiltonH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting San Diego for the first time and a friend told us about Mimmo’s, so glad we went it was the best Italian food we have ever had. Wonderful service, great ambiance & delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very peaceful, friendly, quiet & romantic

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AngelaD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food but no AC so it was very warm, they do put down industrial fans on the floor..... atmosphere is like being in Italy... def recommend

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ChrisS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best of Little Italy — food and service were wonderful!

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ValarieH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I have 10 years experience in the restaurant industry and received arguable the worst service I’ve ever received.

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ChrisS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and delightful — we went two nights in a row!

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food with a wonderful atmosphere. A very romantic setting.

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ViktoryiaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good value for money, portions are big. The ambience of a old traditional Italian place, feeling like in an old Italian home. Relatively inexpensive. Food was good mostly, not mind breaking but solid good. To the negative comment - There is only one sink in the female restroom for females and there was a huge line. I think it’s definitely not enough and should be changed, the place is big and there are many customers.

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AndyT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We celebrated a birthday here. The staff were helpful and very pleasant. The food was very good in general but lacked taste in a couple of dishes. We were a party of ten.

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DartS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, the ambiance was great and the food was the best Italian we’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews