Mimmo's Italian Restaurant

4.6
404 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
Mon–Sat 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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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 404 People Are Saying
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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve eaten at Mimmos several times in the past and decided to take some friends there. We shared a bottle of wine and salads (buratta and Caesar) and then ordered dinner. The shrimp scampi was amazing. Very fresh, with polenta and vegetables. Our friends ordered sand dabs, sole and veal. Everything was very good and we think the price is reasonable for Palm Desert. Only downside is it’s a small restaurant and it’s hard to get a reservation during the season. So plan ahead and get a fabulous meal!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointed. This review is only about the service and not the food. My first and last time here and would not definitely recommend anyone to come here. Our waiter was extremely rude and did not acknowledge that we were celebrating my dad's birthday even though I stated that on my open table reservation and the hosts also acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday. The waiter was rude and was not interested in taking our order. Food was ok and at that point I was overall disappointed. He was in a rush to give us the dessert menu and then the check. Again, as our waiter he should have known we are here to celebrate a birthday. On our way out the host said happy birthday! I'm surprised that the host still remembered that. Why couldn't our waiter ??
Anyway, I am embarrassed that I chose this restaurant to celebrate my dads birthday.

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SU
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food and the service but it was a little too loud for my taste.

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B
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

on this, my 8th visit to mimmo's in the last year, frank greeted me warmly as my party of three entered, jose luis took excellent and attentive care of our needs, offering confident advice on the evening's menu when asked, and all of us enjoyed fabulous food...again. pasta bolognese with carrots, wedge salad, veal piccata, scallops, petrale sole, cheesecake, cannoli, gelato and coffee were our choices this evening. even with a full house we received the perfect amount of attention and perfect timing on the delivery of our courses. thank you mimmo, nino, frank, jose luis, and staff! see you soon. :)

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BB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food & service. Strip mall location with decent enough decor. Easy parking.

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T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to eat with great food and very friendly staff.

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TP
Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find! Try the specials! Amazing!

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N
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Again, I loved my dinner as the Sand Dabs were scrumptious. One order of veal wasn’t up to par, but quickly recooked and it was simply perfect our guest commented.

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really like this restaurant. We visit Mimmos every time we visit the desert and it never disappoints. The food is excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere is nice,

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DJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Mimmo's often. This visit was a birthday celebration. My friend is vegetarian and Mimmo's wait staff is always helpful regarding this. Our food was delicious - it is an authentic, family restaurant with most of the pastas made on-site. I'll be back there very soon!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service!!!

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times. Food was fantastic as always. Will definitely be back

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e
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, the service were excellent. If you leave there less than completely happy with your experience, it is your fault. If something is not exactly as you envisioned it, they will do their best to fix it.

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N
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did last time and going again tomorrow. See we love it!

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JS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place food is always delicious. Always our first stop when we come to Palm Desert.

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L
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Mimmo's, its a long time favorite! Excellent food and great place to dine.

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SL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Looking forward to returning soon.

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RS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Has become our favorite place in the desert. Special thanks to the front of house personnel who make us feel at home every time we are there. Food and people are top notch! Well done!

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N
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just discovered this after ignoring restaurant, not realizing the place had remodeled , changed owners and had outstanding authentic recipes with quality pure ingredients. So Pleased-we will return shortly!
Owners present and delightful.

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x
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Veal and ceaser salad excellent, but justin cab at $18.00 a glass a bit much

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E
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh & delicious ! The servers are friendly and helpful when suggesting what to order
A place to go and feel like “Family”

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l
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. The only negative was a large loud party seated near us. Next time I'll request a quieter table

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MS
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice comfortable friendly spot. Professional service and excellent food. Nice menu with lots of choices. We had the Linguine vongole which was very good with lots of clams, and their veal special that evening that was rolled and stuffed, also excellent. This was our first time there but we will go back again soon. So far for us the spot to go for good Italian.

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s
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One our favorite restaurants in the Coachella Valley.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food. My Sicilian husband said the Bolognese e Piselli sauce was almost as good as his Mother's. High praise indeed. All the food was top notch.

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a
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service always top scale. Mimo always is gracious and warming

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FG
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming from Boston (Italian North End) to the desert we had minimal expectations for Italian Dining. Being Italian we have high standards for Italian food. Mimmo's exceeded our expectations. The meal started with burrata which was superb followed by my wife's selection of pork roast and my dinner spaghetti. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. We will be going back before we head for snow country.

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! My husband is EXTREMELY picky when it comes to his Chicken Parmesan...no one has been able to hold up to Dantana’s (West hollywood) until now...it was fabulous! He ordered a side of homemade meatballs and a spaghetti aglio e olio and it was one of the best we’ve ever had! I had the lasagna and thought it was fabulous! Definitely a MUST GO when in Palm Desert!

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely come back and recommend to anyone!

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p
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was excellent in a cozy environment. gives you the feeling of an authentic italian restaurant from days gone.....

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B
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I are regulars at Mimmo's and we always look forward to going because we always leave very satisfied and happy. It's an authentic, feel-good, friendly, classic Italian restaurant. It didn't take many visits for Nino to learn our favorite table and to tell us stories of growing up in the restaurant business. Every server and staff has taken great care to attend us well, to help make our evening fun, and yet not intrude on our enjoyment. Rob [or Roberto, as he agreed, with a smile, that we should call him] did just that for us on Wednesday night. Our party of three ordered the sole, the veal piccata, and the veal saltimbocca. My wife and I loved our dishes, loved the carrots and polenta sides, and the extra side order of pasta. Our guest, a 93-year old WWII vet said his meal was the best meal he's ever had, and he usually finds food to be unremarkable. A fabulous wedge salad, a savory sausage appetizer, and delicious bread got us started in grand style. And a little sambucca, a little amaretto, and a gelato dolce, with a biscotti treat, were the cappers for another great evening at Mimmo's. We, once again, look forward to our next meal at Mimmo's!

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Palm Springs
76 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, food and service was wonderful! The restaurant has an old world quality that is lacking in many other places. We enjoyed our evening very much.

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L
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic and absolutely delicious Italian cuisine. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Host Nino (Mimmo's son) made sure our anniversary dinner had special touches. This is one of our go-to restaurants for special occasions. We always feel appreciated as customers, and in turn, we appreciate everything about the dining experiences we've had here.

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GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, delicious authentic food and reasonable pricing. We will return.

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our kids b days, my family is from Verona Italy and can be critical of authentic Italian dishes, no complaints and nothing left to take home , which is a good sign, we also had our 8 mo old granddaughter who ate her first polenta!! The service and ambience was perfect , so from 8 mo to 65 yes old our family had a super time! Thank you The Segala Family

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AS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic Sicilian food made with good ingredients. Service is always excellent. Owner is on premises every time we have been there. We eat at Mimmo’s at least once every time we visit Destin.

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JM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife really enjoyed the sea bass special. I had the crab ravioli and there were no survivors. You can actually have a conversation without having to yell. The crème brulee finished off a very enjoyable evening. Our waiter Claude is the best. Very knowledgeable on wine selection.

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SD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Wonderful services. My friends and I want to go back again. Yummy! Yummy!

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Mimmos was outstanding.....the food was wonderful, service impeccable and the atmosphere is always very enjoyable. We always make it a point of have dinner at Mimmos whenever we are in the desert.

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T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We will be back.

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