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Mimma's Cafe

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1307 E Brady St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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(414) 271-7337
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Best

I must tell everyone that Mimma's is an experience in dinning that you will never forget. The food is incredible. The service is second to none. Attention to detail. The enviromen...

Worst

Excellent. Best pasta by far. Not someplace to go every weekend because of the cost, but a wonderful occasional treat.

Slightly dissapointing 2/15/2011

I just dined at Mimma's last night for the first time and have to admit it was a little less than what I had expected from reading reviews online. I'm new to Milwaukee and had been dying to try it. more

Wonderful, Fantastic, delicous 11/25/2009

I must tell everyone that Mimma's is an experience in dinning that you will never forget. The food is incredible. The service is second to none. Attention to detail. The enviroment is absolutely charming. Not a spec of dirt in any corner. Pros: Accommodated our every need more

NEEDS SO MUCH HELP!!! 10/30/2009

I WORKED FOR MMMA'S & I CAN PERSONALLY SAY, HAVING WORK AROUND THE WORLD THE FOOD IS O.K. BUT THE OWNER IS SELFISH & HAS NO IDEA AS TO WHAT SHE'S DOING. I WAS A PASTRY CHEF BROUGHT IN TO HELP THIS BUSNESS WHICH IS TO LATE FOR HELP. THE CHEF STAYS WITH HER OUT OF SIMPATHY. THE FOOD IS OVER PRICE BECAUSE SHE'S $3,000,000.00 IN THE WHOLE. THE DESSERTS I DID I BROUGHT STARIGHT FROM ITALY AND THERE STILL WAS NO APPRECIATION FOR WHAT I DID. THEY ALSO DON'T APPRECIATE THEY'RE CUSTOMERS. THE DESSERT COME FROM SIMMA'S BAKER WHICH ARE STILL LOW QUALITY. YOU WOULD BE BETTER OFF TAKING THE TIME TO GO TO CHICAGO FOR A FIVE STAR MEAL. Pros: GREAT HEARTED CHEF Cons: ONE OF THE OLDEST & WORST OWNER IN THE BUSINESS more

AAA+ 10/16/2009

Went to Mimma's Caf? again ? party of six ? had an excellent table, waiter was very polite and really did not bother us too much, we had the table for two+ hours with no complaints from the waiter and we were able to have conversation without having him up in our bznz. Or pushing us to leave; he was great! Gave him a $60.00 tip! Food again was excellent ? took my folks there for the first time and they really enjoyed the atmosphere. It is a great place for family or a romantic evening for two; I again totally recommend this caf?!! Pros: Service, Food and Atmosphere Cons: n/a more

Overpriced and over rated 6/3/2009

I went to Mimma's with four other friends and the owner took us to the back area of the restaurant and pointed to our table and said that is where you sit. We walked ourselves BACK to our table which was on the far end of the room...she didn't! My fellow dinners ordered wine and when it arrived the glasses were barely an inch full! The waiter was given way too much area to cover along with large groups of people. He forgot requests for refills and there was quite a wait between our appetizers and the main course. The menu is impressive as it is written but the food is not. I have had better at other area establishments. Dessert was nothing to rave about either. For five people with a couple of drinks and dessert our bill came to over $300.00 with tip. I have spent less money for better quality at Eddie Martini's in Wauwatosa. That was my first and last trip to Mimma's. Pros: east side location Cons: under staffed more

best sicilian cuisine ouside of Sicily 1/11/2008

Best sicilian restaurant I've been to, outside of Palermo. I've been at Mimma's many times, needless to say it is my favorite in Milwaukee and I always recommend it to all my friends. The food is extraordinary and the wine list will satisfy most wine aficionados, (check their selection of Grappa, is great!) and to save the best for the last, Mimma is a gem of a hostess. Pros: everything, including the parking across the street more

Wonderful little find in Milwaukee 11/16/2006

Not having a clue on where to go to dinner on a Sunday night in Milwaukee, I read the Milwaukee Guide in my hotel room. I read about a number of restaurants, but still couldn't choose, so we got in the car and started driving around. We finally saw so many of the restaurants I'd read about, we decided to get out of the car and start walking the street. We checked out all the restaurants by eye and chose Mimma's Cafe. We were even lucky enough to get a table by the window overlooking the street and all the people out walking their pets and shopping...even on a Sunday evening. Pros: Wonderful Italian food and ambience. Also great wait staff. Cons: Can't think of one. more

They'll make you a dinner you can't refuse! 5/20/2006

Have enjoyed visiting Mimma's often as a great place for wine and dessert [not to mention the ONLY place for espresso in town]! The service is sometimes great and sometimes not-so. That said, I cannot think of a better fine Italian restaurant in the area. I love their calamari fritte! I only wish they served more red meats. Pros: Taste, Wide Selection Cons: Parking more

Annoying service 1/26/2006

The waitress was highly annoying as she was very blatant about trying to get us to add things to pad the bill. She suggested only higher-priced wines, etc. We had eaten here 4 years ago and loved it and this time it was rather disappointing. The wine list was extremely extensive but should contain more moderate priced selections. The menu has more variety than it needs to and can take a while to get through. Again, the waitress simply would not leave us alone long enough time to get through it all. My $18 seafood pasta came with tiny scallops and shrimp that tasted like they were frozen. There were larger shrimp in it as well that were tough, overcooked, and flavorless. My partner's pasta was sticky and his dish tasted fishy. I hate to say it but I don't think we'll be going back. Pros: Nice atmosphere Cons: Annoying service, Food not worth price more

I LOVE MIMMA'S!! 11/16/2005

I went here once on a whim a couple years ago... and ended up going back every other weekend with my best girlfriends for the next 2 years. They staff is so warm and friendly, including Mimma who is often around to make sure you enjoy your meal. The cocktail list rivals the best bars in the city- try the delicious Mochachino martini! Espresso, vanilla vodka, fresh cream... what more could you as for? The pasta is also delicious, fresh and homemade. I love the ambience, the food, the drinks, the late night live music... Mimma's is a true Milwaukee gem. Pros: Amazing food, Wonderful people, Warm ambience more

Irritating Service 10/25/2005

If you are looking for a place to have a romantic dinner and simply enjoy someone else's company, look elsewhere. A romantic evening for two was turned into dinner with a third wheel - the waiter was hovering over our table for 80% of the meal. We not only felt rushed, we felt like we had no privacy. No matter how good the food is, no one likes being pressured into ordering in record time. If you say ""I need a few minutes,"" you should be given a few minutes, not 22 seconds. Pros: Seated promptly Cons: Service more

Best Italian Restaurant in Milwaukee 6/29/2005

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in the area. The food is excellent. The pasta choices are perhaps too many, but all excellent! The appetizers are great and are more authentic and well done than most places. The ambience is romantic. The desserts are worth every calorie and then some. more

yummy 1/3/2003

Excellent. Best pasta by far. Not someplace to go every weekend because of the cost, but a wonderful occasional treat. more

Mimma's the marvelous 9/25/2002

Wonderful new York type joint....Delicioso !!!! Neat ambience..The service was good too... more

Italy right here in Milwaukee 8/14/2002

Dining at Mimma's is the closest to authentic Italian dining outside of Italy that I have eaten since returning from Europe and living there for 5 1/2 years. The food is fresh, well seasoned, and tastes delicious. The resturant is a pleasant dinning experience with great service. This is a delightful change other Italian Resturants both here in Milwaukee and the States who believe the only way to prepare Italian dishes is to smother the meal to death under extreamly heavy sauces. Truely enjoyable!!! Pros: Excellent Food, Great value, Service Cons: Parking, Limited Seating more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    More than a decade ago matriarch Mimma Megna opened a tiny storefront cafe. Now, after two expansions, this eatery has developed into one of the busiest restaurants in the city....

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Lower East Side

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