Mimmo Cucina Italiana

3.8
58 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mimmo Cucina Italiana is a true gem in the Upper East Side In Manhattan. Executive Chef Mimmo, with 24 years of experience, serves an incredible variety of creations. All his dishes are inspired by the rich culinary tradition of Liguria and Tuscany, where he owns and directs two renowned and successful restaurants.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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vipLovedthisplace
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table should be ashamed of themselves. I booked a restaurant for this reservation and it was confirmed by OpenTable. When I got to the restaurant it was clearly closed down for quite some time one of the neighbors came out on the sidewalk and saw me looking at it and said it had been closed for months. How come open table doesn’t keep track of its restaurants. Then came the nightmare of trying to reach OpenTable Customer service. It’s basically impossible. When you call on the phone they tell you to go to a chat online and the phone hangs up on you. When you go to the chat you get told you’re in a waiting queue of somewhere between 15 and 25 people and you can spend 34 hours waiting And never get to chat with anyone. Well I’m annoyed that the restaurant was shut down I’m more annoyed that OpenTable sent me on a wild goose chase and doesn’t seem to want to hear for me as a customer.

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shira
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was literally closed which we didn’t know until we got there so I wish I got a warning another that otherwise I’m sure it would have been great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant has closed down, I showed up for my reservation to find the place shuttered 🤬

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bethm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I think it’s hard doing a review in these times, as some restaurants are not working up to their usual. Service wasn’t great but the food was good. Especially the calamari. Should have had 2 for the table!
Pastas looked good. I ordered a pizza that seemed like it was missing ingredients. Crust was good.
Overall we enjoyed and would go back.

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vipmichaelc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for pasta and pizza. All fresh and homemade.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time in this UES neighborhood restaurant. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipnotmsn
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was decent. Classic Italian meatballs and mixed seafood platter. Decent for a neighborhood place. Best thing was the bread on the table which tasted like crispy ny pizza crust, so I will definitely try their pizza which might be the best thing there.

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Pyrfun
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Been to this restaurant several times. Tonight was a disappointment. The service was spotty (leaving dirty plates too long on the table) and the food barely mediocre. The Caesar salad was wilted. The main pasta dish cold. The pizza doughy. I hope that this was an aberration. In this case, it will be a good long while until I return.

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vipSunilN
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great work with the outdoor dining arrangement - food and service were excellent too

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vipsteveG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant sitting outside. The service was exceptionally good

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vipDebbie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice outdoor space

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JenniferM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Brunch menu is a little limited, but we were able to order off the regular menu and still receive the brunch menu. Waitress was kind enough to help me find something to my liking (I’m picky) and she offered excellent service! Only reason I’m giving 4 stars (aside from the limited brunch menu) is because the utensils were a little dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Elliot our server made everything super special. He is the most attentive but kind server I think we have ever known in the city. Thank you Elliot. He always checked in at the right time with a smile, and although he was super busy, he handled and attended to everyone without any stress.

The prix fix menu was great and glad we got an early table. The hostess was very nice too and took my coat.

We love the restaurant because it’s a neighborhood place. Although I don’t live here full-time my family has been visiting for years. We need more places like Mimmo’s.

We will be back just to see Elliot. He’s the best.

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thedivarobin
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and presentation was outstanding! I can’t wait to return! The service was not as good as the food but was kind and earnest. I would recommend it to all.

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TaisL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff - very friendly. The food taste really good and the serving is generous. They have tables for big groups. I am definitely going back there.

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vipkismet
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

I am afraid that once again this restaurant will be closing soon. I took my friend there for her birthday and they did not have most of the food on the menu. No scallops, no filet of sole, no clams.. If they didn't get delivery, they probably aren't paying their bills. I'm sorry because the food and service are really good but one doesn't go out and spend real money to be told that many of the items offered are not there. It was very disappointing.

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IleanaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. I love the ambiance and decor. They have great pizza. The food plating is pretty. I would definitely go again. Mimmo is on the premise which makes it a personal experience. You can actually see him preparing your dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

a disaster my pasta dish could have sunk a ship the shrimp were not fresh neither was my wife's Bronzino. The waiter brought the wrong pasta for our granddaughter. the place has declined. We had tasty meals in the past but not this time. two waiters and no manager or person in charge of dining. A little strange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mimmo is here from Italy/cooking authentic Italian food to challenge the senses: Visual, aromas, palates. Mimmo’s authentic pizza oven is where he creates a Pizza Dough adorned with a variety of traditional toppings to delight the most discerning guests. Mimmo’s hospitality & big smiles are filled with much Italian pride. On Palm Sunday Mimmo surprised me & guests by serving us a large bruschetta topped with fresh tomatoes, olive oil on his delicious pizza dough. I am so happy Mimmo continues his Italian traditions in my Upper Eastside Neighborhood Restaurant ! I love Mimmo’s!!!

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vipJoanK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed Mimmo Restaurant. The food was like home cooking. The alcoholic beverages are fairly priced. We look forward to going again soon.

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Will definitely return. Delicious food, good atmosphere and you can have a conversation without having to scream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We love the food here. Great drinks and wines.

However, they never seem to staff enough waiters and waitresses properly during the weekday. Always seem to wait and constantly ask for help. 1 person for all tables.

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pkM199542loj
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and great food!

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MICHAELN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quickly becoming a “destination” restaurant. Food and service improving steadily, better each time we go there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As I age, I have learned that regret and hatred are more toxic to myself than they are to others. That being said, after my experience at Mimmo, I am willing to swallow poison if it means I can share my painfully miserable experience at Mimmo with anyone with ears. In fact, I would be willing to swallow poison to not eat at, think about, or see this restaurant ever again. Some of the highlights of my special evening: half the menu isn’t actually available, one of the meals (from the specials menu) was never made so the table had finished eating before one individual even got their food, bland and rubbery shellfish, ravioli filled with what can only be described as paste-y mystery filling, an ambiance straight out of a low budget mob movie remake, a wine list filled with overpriced screw tops, a lovely waitress (the only highlight of the evening) who’s warm demeanor was overshadowed by a brutish owner and an aggressive manager/front of house staff, service (from the kitchen) that was inexcusably slow given how empty the restaurant was, and a food menu that overall lacked creativity and favor (namely salt). To anyone looking for a restaurant to enjoy on the UES - I cannot implore you enough to go literally anywhere else. There’s a lovely bodega across the street, I would choose anything from there if I was in the neighborhood and starving.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was fine- it just took forever for us to get it. Had to get up and ask for water, our food and the check... No one was rude, our table just felt invisible.

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vipPhilC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

First bad review I've ever given. Worst experience in 20 years living in nyc.
One good entree, one terrible. Sent the bad one back (which never happens) because it tasted like detergent. No further acknowledgement from staff.
Worst waiter in years. Empty water for an hour.
Took 30 minutes to get the check. They didn't take off the returned entree. I mentioned it and asked it to be removed. They tried to charge for it again.
They offered 15pct discount next time. Ha. We won't be back.

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mary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable neighborhood spot. Good value for the money. Music was at a moderate level. Caveat: I was there very early and the restaurant was not crowded.

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MarciaA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is great-service a bit slow but overall worth a visit.

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vipLNF1
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A bit elevated pizza place with food. Pizza's are terrific! We had a few fried calamari which was fresh and excellent with shoe string veggies. menu is limited, yet enough choices. Kitchen is slow, as is service...though pleasant. Will go back because it's local

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MichaelB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I loved the food. We had Shrimp Scampi with Pasta and a wonderful soup to start.

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vipRobinV
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty, beautifully prepared and served Italian food in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Items made in the wood-fired oven were particularly exceptional, but everything we ordered was delicious.

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MichelleL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It’s hard for any restaurant to be perfect: here are the pros and cons
Pros:
-Food was delicious
-They let us dine and weren’t rushed at all
-Spot was cozy and clean
-The pulsd deal was SO worth the trip.

Cons:
-Service was a little slow (wasn’t busy and we had to ask more than once for coffee)
-Brunch included bellinis, mimosas, or blood marys but they couldn’t offer the Bellini as the restaurant didn’t have one of the ingredients.

All in all, I’d return again :)

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vipBarbaraN
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious especially the pasta with the lobster. Would definitely go back.

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vipSkip
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, quite a bit of variety and friendly service. A nice little local neighborhood restaurant.

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vipChiron83
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was okay, but not reason enough to come back. I called the day before and asked if they were serving brunch and was told yes. When we came, it turns out they didnt serve brunch. We were the only customers for the entire meal, yet this was the slowest service I can remember. We were also told that we to share menus (we were a group of 5, but the only customers). There was a 5-7 minute difference in when our entrees came out, and our plates werent cleared in any timely fashion. I had to go find our server to even order coffee because almost 20 minutes had gone by since we had finished our meals. Even when I ordered coffee, no one cleared our plates before the coffee came to us. I know that there was only 1-2 folks working the room, but it's common sense to clear the table before serving the next course (or coffees in our case). Everyone was nice, but this was amateur service. Even with a packed house, this was unacceptable service, and almost incomprehensible given that we were the only customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s eve

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vipMIMI
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good solid food at a very reasonable price. Would recommend and return.

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vipRobertG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at this place 5+ times this past year ( 2018) as it is close to my apartment. I fine the food is always delicious , the service terrific and they do not rush you. I also like the atmosphere . The pizza, Pasta Bolognese and seafood are outstanding!

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PhyllisG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service
Food just average

FAQs

Mimmo Cucina Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Mimmo Cucina Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 409-5820.

Mimmo Cucina Italiana is rated 3.8 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.