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“Great restaurant that's not a beachy seafood option” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano

Mimmo's Ristorante Italiano
979 U.S. Hwy. 98 E.,, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 460-7353
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Ranked #5 of 246 Restaurants in Destin
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Great restaurant that's not a beachy seafood option”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal here sitting at the pizza counter with Maurizio at the open wood fire oven. Full bar, great bread, pizza and pastas. Not your avg mom and pop place. Service was great, ambiance made you forget you were at the beach. One of the best meals we had on a week vacation. Maurizio made us a special off menu pizza with pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and topped with fresh arugula... Superb!

Visited July 2014
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“Really good food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First, this is an unexpectedly attractive restaurant (given its location in a strip shopping center). It is well decorated and nicely appointed. Second, they take reservations (or at least call aheads) which is also very nice. Third, the service is great and they seem to have a more mature cadre of servers than most Destin restaurants. Finally, the food was very good. We had chicken marsala and chicken piccata with a side of spinach. Delicious!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Service & Italian Food In Destin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I just have to rave about this place for a minute. In December we had our company Christmas party at this location. My boss accidentally dropped a $50 bill (unknowingly) sometime during dinner. The next day, the owner personally came to our store (knew we were the company Christmas party from the previous night) and asked if we had lost anything that night. We confirmed we had somehow lost a $50 & he handed it over. He said our waitress had found it & turned it in. I'm sorry but you will not see that everyday! The service is outstanding, the decor is stunning, you wouldn't guess from the basic outside, and the food is the best Italian in the area! We absolutely love Mimmo's & recommend it to everyone!

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“Great food, relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here on a Tuesday night. They were full. They take reservations so I'd suggest that, although we were able to get in quickly. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We had: pizzas, linguini with clams, and manicotti. Wood fire pizzas, they were great. Fresh ingredients and great crust. The manicotti with the vodka sauce was so good. Linguini and clams were very fresh and tasty. The atmosphere was very relaxed. There weren't very many wines by the glass, so I'd suggest finding a friend to share a bottle with. Very happy, we will be back when we visit again.

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“Amazing Grouper and pretty much everything else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our first night in Destin and we are looking for a good meal. Not some place that was a tourists trap but someplace with fresh yummy food. Trusted Trip Advisor reviews and we hit a home run. We called to check on the wait and the hostess said I will hold a table for you!! Who does that on the busiest week of the year??? Everything was superb!! The appetizers (try the stuffed garlic rolls) to the fresh catch of the day. Hubby had manicotti and loved it. They have a brick pizza oven so the crust was awesome! Excellent wine list. They only thing we didn't try was the desserts. Who would have room with all the other dishes to try. Small local place you must put on your list to check out. You will not be disappointed.

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