Mimmo's Italian Restaurant
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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!!
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.
Loved the food and the service but it was a little too loud for my taste.
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. :)
Great food & service. Strip mall location with decent enough decor. Easy parking.
A wonderful place to eat with great food and very friendly staff.
A great find! Try the specials! Amazing!
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.
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,
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!
Awesome food and great service!!!
Been here several times. Food was fantastic as always. Will definitely be back
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.
I did last time and going again tomorrow. See we love it!
Love this place food is always delicious. Always our first stop when we come to Palm Desert.
Love Mimmo's, its a long time favorite! Excellent food and great place to dine.
The food and service were excellent. Looking forward to returning soon.
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!
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.
Veal and ceaser salad excellent, but justin cab at $18.00 a glass a bit much
The food is fresh & delicious ! The servers are friendly and helpful when suggesting what to order
A place to go and feel like “Family”
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
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.
One our favorite restaurants in the Coachella Valley.
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.
Food and service always top scale. Mimo always is gracious and warming
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.
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!
This place was amazing! The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious! I will definitely come back and recommend to anyone!
food and service was excellent in a cozy environment. gives you the feeling of an authentic italian restaurant from days gone.....
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!
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.
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.
Excellent service, delicious authentic food and reasonable pricing. We will return.
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
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.
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.
Excellent food. Wonderful services. My friends and I want to go back again. Yummy! Yummy!
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.
Great food and service. We will be back.