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Mercatale di Cortona: Trattoria Mimmi


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Reviewed by: jodee from NY, review #1979

When: 2005

In the town of Mercatale di Cortona, right on the main road, is Trattoria Mimmi. Home cooked meal, wine flows, about 10 courses; $25 per person; yummy.

Trattoria Mimmi was absolutely great, no menu, just whatever Mimmi cooks that day. Ten of us ate 3 appetizers, 3 home made pastas, 3 meats with all the sides and then tiramisu for dessert. Ask for the house wine, it's great. Plus salad and fresh fruit. We rolled out of there. About $25 per person.


Reviewed by: Bill Thayer from IL, review #888

When: 2004

Traditional cooking. Mimmi herself is getting old, and not doing much of the cooking, so not the fabulous eat it once was; but pretty good.

Lunch, 2004: A middling-priced, uneven meal which I rated a B, but my savvy friend who's lived in the area for years a C (explaining that the quality of the pasta had slithered down): ravioli of nettles (I think) and ricotta with sage, A- by me; cannelloni B+ and lasagne C+ in different tomato sauces; mix of chicken, pork, and thin grey slices of beef C with excellent potatoes A; a commercial strawberry "shortcake", i.e., of the kind that passes for shortcake in the US now but isn't; a second dessert, the homemade tiramisú A-; an outstanding homemade limoncello A+.

Overall rating: B Value for money: C+

(Note: phone number changed Nov. 2005, someone emailed to say we had the last two numbers reversed.)

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