Mimmo's Pizzeria and Restaurant -- Essex Junction, VT
I love pizza and Essex Junction has some great local pizza (see my other posts on Bingo's, Foodee's, and Leonardo's), but Mimmo's (pronounced Me Moes) . . . nothing compares to Mimmo's. Serving a southern Italian pizza -- thin pizza with a big, fluffy, crunchy crust -- Mimmo's in Essex Junction is a full service Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Prices are not unreasonable, but you pay for quality food made from high-quality ingredients. The budget-conscious should probably stick to ordering single slices served piping hot. Seating is limited and during lunch and dinner (especially on weekends) you're going to wait to be seated. The service is great and the waiters and waitresses are friendly and very helpful. Although Mimmo's is definitely a "family dining" experience, it doesn't feel like you're trying to eat at a day-care. Take-out is available, as well as delivery in a limited range. Mimmo's is definitely a "where-the-locals" eat kind of place -- simply, the best!