Mima Vinoteca

4.5
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370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Set in the picturesque Irvington-on-Hudson, Mima is a beautiful 75-seat restaurant and wine bar. Surrounded by original brick walls lined with wine bottles, the restaurant is set with rustic Tuscan wood tables,
A warm restaurant combining the two best things of Mama's kitchen: food and wine.

Mima's provides the perfect backdrop for a first class dining experience. A traditional Italian menu highlighting local seasonal ingredients, matched by an exceptional wine list. Reservations are taken up to 30 days in advance.

Mima is a reminder of all our grandmothers and mothers who taught and cooked for us through the years.
From food to wine, everything has the heart of our past.
We invite you to our location in Irvington to experience Mima, simply a kitchen.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes without a crazy Pre Fixe menu! We offer a special menu that highlights our 7 specialty fish dishes of the evening along with our other best selling dishes!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

What 370 People Are Saying
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4.5
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SA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We got seated in the back and it was INCREDIBLY loud. I don’t know if it’s the acoustic of the room, but there are only like 5-6 tables back there. The back of the restaurant isn’t as dark and sultry as the front - definitely try to sit near the front and NOT the back room.

Good food, good drinks!

W
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We have enjoyed Mima’s for many years.
Had met a couple of girlfriends for lunch
Midweek. All of us felt they stepped up their game
As the food was very inventive and delicious.
A must go in Irvington.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I came here for restaurant week with my girlfriend and overall the meal was good. I had the burrata cannolo as my appetizer, salmon as my entrée (good not great) and the strawberry cheesecake gelato which I enjoyed. My girlfriend got the rice balls which were very good, the salmon and the bombolini as her dessert. The bombolini was average but everything else was good and the half off wine on Mondays is a sweet deal. I would come back.

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal. Our waiter was very attentive but not overbearing. The food was very tasty.

s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is always so good here. Reasonable wine list. Lovely warm atmosphere.

MR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING food and service!!!! We were in town for 3 days and ate there 2 days in a row!!!! A must do!!

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true gem. Great menu, great wine list, friendly staff. One of our favorite options in the area.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Service! Food very good and the wine bottle specials were great!

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

The drinks were the best part of the evening. Manager served overcooked fish special that crumbled and he threw on the plate. Chose to serve it that way and when we finally got him to come over to the table he said he was busy taking care if other things. Guess we weren't important to him. Branzino was mediocre at best. We did have the sweetest waitress who couldn't have been any more apologetic. She said the regular chef was not cooking. VERY off night. We had been before and food was great. Such a disappointment, as we were celebrating my sisters birthday. We will NOT be back!!!

t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

PROS:
Small intimate setting
Quaint decor
Food was unique.
Food was Fresh and flavorful.

CONS:
Not a single thing. Maybe, just maybe, the staff could dress in a coordinated way so we can tell who is who, but thats nothing, just a comment.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always ,one of my favorite westchester restaurants.

k
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was very crowded and our table was 40 minutes late. We were given complimentary drinks and apps. They were so nice.

SZ
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Haven't been here in a while and I doubt I will be coming back. Food was very plain and the octopus dish was probably the worst I ever had. Go elsewhere.

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although I enjoyed and I would return , I think that all pasta should be under $25.00
$29/29 for pasta in a small restaurant in quaint town in Westchester is $$$. I am from Manhattan and think this was high.
Entrees should all be close to 31 wherever possible

Thx

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place. Have been many times and never disappoints. Quaint, charming - feels like soho in Westchester! Excellent service and food....

AH
Montana
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent pasta dishes! We loved it.

EL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had an incredible cheese and meat platter and unbelievable Carbonara. My only issue was with the pork belly special entree. I’m always a little hesitant ordering that because of the fat but the waiter described how it was prepared and that the fat was cooked down. To the contrary it was really all fat. The vegetables were great and the sauce amazing but I should have said something at the time. We’ll definitely be back but will stay away from the pork belly.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

The chicken Scarpariello receipt has been changed Gone is the slow cooked bone in chicken, tasty sausage. Now uses only white meat chicken and loaded down with jalapeños.
I was unable to eat it

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our all time favorites...never had anything that was less than perfectly delicious. Wine is excellent. Never ever disappoints. We recently took friends who cant wait to return.

RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mima Vinoteca is a family favorite. Whether we're there with just a few friends or a table full of family, the service is always exceptional and the food is great.

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was fair to good but prices exorbitant

DB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely adorable Italian restaurant. Genuinely kind and friendly staff.

OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were very disappointed overall. The good part was that we did not feel rushed at all and enjoyed a table on the back for six people. The service was slow and it was very frustrating when one of our party did not get her entrée. They forgot to make it and was delayed by about 10 minutes.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

very good authentic italian food. cozy bistro feel. we sat in the back room which i dont like quite as much as sitting in the front w the bar.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was superb and the food was delicious. Great chicken Scarpiello! Creamsicle cheesecake is great. Highly recommend.

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm, welcoming staff, old school ambiance with classic good cooking. Manager Arturo knows his restaurant and diners; chef/owner Dominic friendly, skilled and creative. Based on my past orders they suggested two wines which we were invited to taste (I liked the inexpensive 2016 La Cattura Toscana), and an Osso Bucco that was excellent.

On the main drag in Irvington within easy reach of Rockland and Westchester. Deserves a try.

d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The attentiveness of the servers were amazing! The small venue is cozy and the food was delicious. Must try-burratta, peach and prosciutto crostini; spaghetti carbonara, eggplant roll anti I and the short rib gnocchi......

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

I have been to Mimas a few times before. Last night was the first time sitting in the back room and I was extremely disappointed at how many bugs (big and small) were flying around the back room during our entire dinner. This is extremely unsanitary and makes for a less than ideal dining experience when you are waving flies away from your face and food the whole meal. It’ll be a while before we go back and if we do - we will only sit in front of the restaurant since I don’t remember this being an issue when we sat up front.

i
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

We were disappointed- reviews oversold this. We were a party of five and each ordered different appetizers and different entrees. There was not much flavor in most of the dishes. The only successful dishes were the octopus appetizer, spaghetti carbonara and rigatoni bolegnese. Unfortunately, everything else was bland (and the branzino was not fileted well either, as there were a number of bones). The desserts were very good!

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mima is always good. It is my go to Italian restaurant in the area. Although its offerings extend beyond red sauce/gravy dishes, that is what I go for. Mima’s meatballs are authentic, sautéed and delicious. And the red sauce/gravy is as good as I’ve ever had. Top that off with some red vino (Tuscan) and you have a perfect evening.

O
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best anchovies ever!
The risotto with lobster and scallops were the best I’ve ever had!
Highly recommended

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at Mima’s, and the moment we set foot in the door we were made to feel welcomed and comfortable. The food was only surpassed by the attentiveness of the waitress. We had a lovely dinner and dessert.

JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The for was terrific as was the service and decor. Everyone at the table had a great meal and evening. They were also able to accommodate my son who is celiac with gluten free pasta.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always exceptional and the service is attentive. My favorite place in Westchester.

M
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is very good, service is excellent as well. However the restaurant looks old and the chairs are too high. The prices are high so I expected more. Overall though my pasta and my wife’s chicken was really good.

MD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food, cozy atmosphere. Definitely a favorite.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommended. Came here based on a recommendation from a friend and was very pleased. We had the risotto balls, scallops and carbonara and everything was delicious. Can't wait to return!

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Early Saturday night dinner...6:30 or so on a steamy night. Restaurant was so comfortably cool, back room lovely and the food and wine were fantastic! Started with the chick peas, meatballs (not to be missed,) followed by chicken scaparello, chicken Milanese, and eggplant rolls tonight. Wonderful dinner and looking forward to next visit!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food great service outstanding high level of noise.

CH
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a wonderful little place! The service is not pretentious and the food is spectacular. The cocktails are also wonderful. The blueberry-basil mule is refreshing and tasty. I went the first night with friends and enjoyed it so much that the next night I took my business dinner there. The roasted chickpeas... Who would have thought that as a carnivore I would enjoy those so much. The scallops where wonderful. A colleague had the pork chop special, also a treat. They were super accommodating to my Celiac colleague. I highly recommend and will be back. The only drawback might be that the place is a tad noisy.