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Mi Piaci El Paso, El Paso, TX

Mi Piaci El Paso

4.5
4.5
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mi Piaci is a locally owned Italian restaurant specializing in steak and seafood, open for lunch and dinner.
Our steaks our certified 1855 Prime Black Angus Reserve. Wet aged 21 days minimum.
Seafood flown in fresh from Seattle Fish Company.
Pastas made from scratch by chef and owner Cosimo Battaglia.
Mi Piaci is an authentic Italian restaurant serving the West El Paso region for close to 14 years. We specialize in giving our guest an extraordinary experience in cuisine and service. The Chef and owner hails from Calabria in the most southern part of Italy where he learned his artisan trade of cooking. With over 20 years of experience and 21 years right here in El Paso chef Cosimo Battaglia is sure to create a feast for your pleasure. Come enjoy food, wine, full bar, and a welcoming atmosphere at Mi Piaci Ristorante italiano di Cosimo.

Private Dining room for business meetings, birthdays, or any event.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (915) 875-0034

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Cosimo Battaglia from Calabria, It

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mi Piaci can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private dining space holds up to 70 people. Pre fix menu pricing available. Audio visual available. Mi Piaci specializes in full service.

  • Private party contact

    Robert Couts: (877) 344-7805

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Cross street

    Festival and N. Mesa

  • Parking details

    Large free parking area

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SG

    SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Mi Oiaci. We had Carbonara, Pistachio Fettucini with shrimp and Cacio e Pepe. Wonderful meal, drinks and wine. Keep it up Cosimo!
  2. S

    Simone

    El Paso

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always an awesome experience. Food consistently delicious. They make the best lemon drop martini in El Paso!
  3. JV

    JsVO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Mi Piaci has a lot of potential. The service was amazing - everyone was stellar, down to the bartender running a stylized shop pouring drinks to the classic Italian tunes. The food was really good. We ordered calamari and bruschetta. The former was undercooked and wet, and the latter was too oily (but very tasty). Our entrees were superb. I ordered thr pesto gnocchi which was very good. My husband ordered a chicken pasta fish in beschemal. Very yummy! The ambience was not great. They have this huge dark room with one ENORMOUS WINDOW that let's light into a fraction of the restaurant. I was unlucky enough to be seated such that my husband was in the dark, and I was staring directly into the searing El Paso sunlight. It was terribly. My husband switched spots with me which was very nice, but guys, do something about the window. Seriously. It does not jive with the atmosphere. On top of that, there was no other mood lighting. So just black, or death by a thousand sun's. Dessert was a delicious sweet mascarpone dish, and an awful lava cake that was gritty and cold on the inside. No lava, just cold, gritty chocolate mush. All in all, a good restaurant for El Paso. The highlights were the wonderful service and the delicious entrees. Lowlights were primarily the ambience/environment.
  4. LI

    LILYM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was okay, not sure if the price was worth it, it wasn't a wow, but okay. The ambiance and place make it a nice quiet romantic place if thats what youre looking for. Servers are okay but could improve dinning experience.
  5. RH

    ReidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Staff was extremely polite.
  6. RA

    RobertA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and it exceeded all expectations. This was the most authentic Italian food in El Paso. Anything topped with the Parmesan toast should be highly considered just for the topping! It’s amazing!
  7. L

    Leon

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Entrance to exit and everything in between were all great. Food and service were excellent when they got to it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Bad smell in restaurant and bland food
  9. S

    Simone

    El Paso

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently great. Always enjoy my experience at Mi Piaci. Chicken Picatta is exceptional.
  10. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant I've been to in quite some time. As someone who lived in Italy for 6 years, and is married to an Italian woman, I am naturally very skeptical and pretentious about all "Italian" restaurants in the U.S. I was however pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the recipes prepared at MI Piaci. Excellent entrées prepared well and without the usual excessive amounts of cheese and ingredients typical to most places in the states. The service was excellent as well. Our waiter was polite and attentive without being annoying. He recommended a great wine to pair with my gnocchi out of their rather large selection. While on the pricier side, the menu was not outrageously priced, and you certainly get decent proportions. Overall an excellent restaurant. My compliments to the chef, I will most definitely return.
  11. A

    Artgal

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Revisited after moving away 10years ago…food was as good as remembered but the restaurant itself looked old and shabby both inside and out. Round windows into the kitchen were so filthy you could hardly see through them.
  12. CR

    CherylR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! The best Italian food I have had anywhere. I thought it was so great that the Chef himself came to the tables to greet and check how the food turned out. Excellent! We will be back when we have family back in town. Thank you for an awesome experience.
  13. SG

    SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Cosimo cooks great authentic Italian food. He is from Calabria Italy and knows about various Italian regions- their food and wine. He is always willing to talk about Italy and share his experience. The food he prepares is consistently great and the fine is excellent and very reasonably priced. I love dining here.
  14. DR

    DeborahR

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic taste of Italy! Chef’s special pasta incredible and the Filetto de manzo melts in your mouth. Treat yourself!
  15. U

    Usatran

    El Paso

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As an ex-New Yorker, living in El Paso, Texas, I have a definitive reference about Italian food - I grew up in the East New York section of Brooklyn in a Jewish-Italian neighborhood. I know how Italian food is prepared because as a teenager, after school, I worked in the kitchen of the local pizzeria. So, when I say that the food at Mi Piaci El Paso is authentic, I know what I'm saying. I had the "Pollo Alla Parmiggiana" and it was terrific. Everything, including the cheese layers, was spot on. The service was great (thank you Max) and the ambiance was just right for my wife and I to enjoy our meal.
  16. JA

    JustAnotherMinion

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Got there for our early reservation and they were already out of menu items. The staff was trying but really didn't seem to have it together and a lot of tables were waiting. We got our meal and there just wasn't a lot of flavor between the dishes. Prices were moderate at least. A lot of hype for this place and it ended up being a fizzle. Do not recommend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The food was delicious and staff was attentive to our table. However a large group sitting against a wall was excessively loud and swearing throughout the dinner. Restaurant customers just glanced at each other while management did nothing. The ambiance was lacking as the restaurant needs an update, there were delivery boxes by a ramp leading to the dinning room, such boxes would be better stored in a closet or storage room.
  18. PM

    PaulM

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good almost blew a load at the table, so happy we CAME here
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, very talented chef!
  20. LL

    LuvLife

    El Paso

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated exactly the time of our reservation. The atmosphere is so inviting and friendly. As always, the food was outstanding.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Always a great experience.
  22. RV

    RodolfoV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,awsome service no wait time as reservation was exactly as made.
  23. HG

    HectorG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful dinning experience. I will be returning regularly.
  24. LF

    LuisF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The sea bass and the Penne a la Diavolo were great, salads ok and a good Eggplant appetizer the place is ok needs more ambiance.
  25. FZ

    FrankZ

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi Piaci always provides a wonderful dining experience. The food was wonderful and the service prompt and helpful. Plus Cosimo, chef/owner comes out and greats the patrons and even table. A nice touch.
  26. CM

    CharlesM

    El Paso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service was uneven, perhaps because of staffing shortages.
  27. DR

    DeborahR

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to Fabian, outstanding service. And Cosimo is a true example of how an owner does it right.
  28. PA

    PriscillaA

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, my family and I come here a lot, the food is excellent and service is great as well! It’s the best place in El Paso to get real authentic Italian food!!
  29. DD

    DiningD

    El Paso

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    They were very understaffed and we understand the problems restaurants are having. It beats last year at this time. We just had to wait along time for our drink order to arrive. Food was good but we were there for about 90 minutes. I’m sure they will work it out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome and the service was amazing could not be happier truly love this restaurant
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome and the food as amazing Highly recommend and definitely going back! He recommended appetizers as well the chefs special and everything was perfect
  33. JG

    JenniferG

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly and amazing and our food was delicious. Thank you for a lovely lunch
  34. CG

    CindiG

    El Paso

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    This was our first night out in awhile, and while the food was delish, the service was pretty lackluster in comparison. We had a reservation a d were seating immediately without being given any drink menus. It was 20 minutes before anyone came to our table, and we still had to ask for drink menus before we could order. We had caprice salad and bruschetta which was very salty. I ordered the pesto gnocchi and my boyfriend had tenderloin. Meals were prepared well, not incredibly balanced. We had to ask our server walking by for another round of drinks. Servers, runners were perfectly polite but either sorely understaffed, over worked, or not understanding of what fine dining experience should be. We may order to-go from here, but don’t think we’ll be back.
  35. j

    joeyd305

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be back again!
  36. CL

    CLWinchester

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant experience. Our waiter was very patient and attentive to our request. It was very calm and inviting.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place to enjoy ur evening with your date or family , food was great and the chef came out to say hello and make sure the service was up to par .
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambience!
  39. AN

    ArmyNurse

    El Paso

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Janessa was a fantastic server. The spaghetti Carbonara and the Tilapia Sicilians were both excellent.
  40. PF

    PattyF

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food as great as I remember haven’t been in a long time and glad I returned. Extensive wine list with worldwide choices. Good covid protocols, but in the interest of keeping tables “safe” the table tops are stark and leaves the restaurant harsh looking.

FAQs

Mi Piaci El Paso does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mi Piaci El Paso also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 875-0034.

Mi Piaci El Paso is rated 4.5 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Mi Piaci El Paso

5411 N Mesa St Ste 1, El Paso, TX 79912

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Festival and N. Mesa

  • Neighborhood

    El Paso

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large free parking area

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Cosimo Battaglia from Calabria, It

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (915) 875-0034

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mi Piaci can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private dining space holds up to 70 people. Pre fix menu pricing available. Audio visual available. Mi Piaci specializes in full service.

  • Private party contact

    Robert Couts: (877) 344-7805

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