Mimma’s Cafe, Milwaukee WI | Merchant Profile

When owner Mimma Megna came to this country in 1963 from her homeland of Sicily, she had no idea what was meant by the ìland of opportunityî. At a young age, she spoke no English but had the ability to cook. 27 years later, Mimma oversees an internationally recognized restaurant that has expanded from eight tables and a four-burner stove to one that now seats over 160 guests and 17 employees.The menu at Mimmaís Cafe is organized in nine different sections labeled in Italian such as antipasti (appetizers), insalate (salads), pasta con carne (pasta with meats), pasta ai gusti di mare (seafood pasta), pasta vegetaria (vegetarian pasta), carne and pesce (meat/fish specials), cannoli desserts, gelato and wine selections. The restaurantís specialty dishes consist mostly pasta dishes such as fusilli rustici (pasta with grilled peppers), ravioli con peperoni e salsiccia (meat filled ravioli), lasagna Siciliana and spaghetti Tonnati, Other popular dishes include its homemade gelato, tiramisu, fettucini alfredo and tortellini.The restaurantís bar serves wine and cocktails, with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m as well as drink specials such as house wine, martinis, cosmopolitans, spritz and garibaldi (Sicilian cocktail). Mimmaís also offers private dining, with a dining room that can accommodate up to 75 people. During the summer, guests can enjoy an outside patio alongside Milwaukeeís Brady Street.Mimmaís Cafe has been recognized for many awards for its excellence in Italian cuisine from publications such as Milwaukee Magazine, WTMJ4, Shepherd Express and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.ìMy longevity is, and will continue to be, from the guests that fill our chairs dailyî, says Mimma. ìMany of you have chosen Mimmaís CafÈ for a special occasion, and for that I thank you for your trust. Many more of you come through my door wanting a wonderful dining experience for your hard-earned dollar. Knowing that makes me want to work as hard to prepare a magnificent meal in return. So to you I raise my glass and say: Grazie cari Amici, per I bellissimi e prosperosi 20 anni di attivita ristoratiua e guardo audnti per I prossimi 25 anni con voi al mio fianco. Grazie!î

1307 E Brady St
Milwaukee, WI 53202