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Mimma's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1307 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1612 (Arlington Pl)
+1 414-271-7337
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Mimma's is a gem, tucked away on funky Brady Street, about 5 minutes north of downtown. Mimma, the owner/chef is from Sicily, and her delectable dishes are authentic Italian. Lots of wonderful pastas. A half dozen specials each night, lovingly prepared by Mimma herself. Impeccable service by Will and the rest of the staff. A delightful wine list. Meals to... More 

Thank Waterlefe1
St. Francis
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my neighbor to use up a Groupon was very pleased with the whole evening. I made a reservation like requested and told them I had a Groupon. We were not treated differently because of it. We had the grilled calamari as an appetizer there was more than enough to feed 4 people instead of 2. We both had... More 

Thank Vandrt71
Binghamton, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

There were nine of us for dinner here on a Monday night; 6 of us were from out of town. Everyone enjoyed their food and desserts. We even met Mimma, who was a very pleasant lady; and Mr. Mimma was working behind the bar. Will, our server, I believe that was his name, was thee best and very patient and... More 

Thank AliBaba2371
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Dined here during street festival. Dinner was awesome. Spidini was outstanding as well as salad and veggies cooked to perfection. Oh the spumoni encased in chocolate shell heavenly. Will be back.

Thank iceal1
near Milwaukee, WI
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207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a Groupon, and we seemed to be treated just like the full-price-paying guests. Anna greeted us enthusiastically and shared the specials. Excellent bread and dipping oil started us off, and that's always a good omen. We shared an antipasti of mozzarella marinara--nice fresh cheese, sauce, and rounds of bread. We both opted for seafood pasta entrees--generous servings of... More 

Thank CityHiker73
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I purchased a groupon for $50.00 which specified that you must make reservations and mention that it was a groupon deal. When we arrived we were seated in the back room where the other parties next to us were also groupon guests. Service was fair, food was fair, and I felt that our experience was inferior to previous visits when... More 

2 Thank gandjgordon
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at mamas on Saturday. She had salmon and I had lobster ravioli. It was excellent. The wine selection was wonderful and the beer selection was wonderful. This was our first visit, But we will be back.

Thank Larry M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very disappointing experience. Waiter spilled on my coat and told me Mimma would reimburse me for dry cleaning. Not the case. When I called Mimma to discuss, she asked why I bothered calling her, she didn't spill on my coat. This sharp-tongued owner clearly does not appreciate the concept of customer good will. Very many nice Italian restaurants in town.... More 

1 Thank Jill J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

For over twenty years Mimma has been serving the best Italian cuisine on eclectic Brady Street. A true example of a great trattoria with owner, Mimma, still putting in long hours in the kitchen. Wonderful ambiance to go along with generous servings of great tasting, competitively priced pasta dishes. Waitstaff is great and if you get a chance ask for... More 

Thank MichaelFreddy
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

A friend and I came here before a show downtown. Easy to find a spot to park along side streets if you are early enough, even on a Friday. Place was lovingly decorated for the holidays. Service from our waiter (Nils?) was impeccable. Lots of specials or order off the menu. Food was great, both fish and meat dishes, their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 E Brady St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1612
    (Arlington Pl)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-7337
Since 1989, Mimmas Cafe has been a Milwaukee destination for lovers of unforgettably fine Italian Cuisine and dining. We take your tastebuds on a romantic journey into the best flavors of Italy, from the rich pastas of Sicily to the delicious meat dishes of Tuscany!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?