By Pete and Rosie / firstname.lastname@example.org
A newcomer to the Huntington restaurant scene, Mimo’s
has opened at the site of the former Asta on Huntington’s
Main Street bringing the tastes of Italy to the western end
of Main Street.
Like all things Italina, Mimo’s is a family affair.
Frank Carbone – who owns a barbershop across the street,
partnered with his brother, Mimo, who spent several years
learning to cook in Sicily, to open the family-oriented eatery.
Frank’s wife Maria helps in the kitchen and works the
dining room, while his mother spends time in the kitchen as
Our meal started with a basket of warm semolina rolls and
a flavorful house-made tapenade which we polished off in a
heartbeat. The Hot Antipasto ($12) appetizer gave us a chance
to sample several selections at once. The best was eggplant
rollatini, a roll-up of thin fried eggplant stuffed with a
creamy ricotta and a dollop of Mama Carbone’s tomato
sauce that’s available on its own as an appetizer ($8).
Lightly cooked Shrimp Oreganata was tender and not overly
spiced, and fried zucchini discs disappeared from our plates
like French fries.
We also tried the Fresh Mozzarella Salad ($10), which we consider
the benchmark dish for any Italian eatery. In Mimo’s
version, tomato slices and whole leaf basil dressed with a
tangy balsamic vinaigrette, roasted red peppers and red and
green olives don’t overpower the clean, fresh taste
of homemade mozzarella. Several green salads ($8-$12), including
a classic Caesar, are also available.
Pasta selections ($16-$24) range from a simple Filletto di
Pomodoro to Lobster Ravioli. We saved all for a return trip
in favor of trying the chicken and seafood selections. Chicken
Alla Mimo ($18) married a thin chicken scallopini with scallops,
shrimp and crabmeat in a cream-based sauce. Shrimp Scampi
($25) — not overly buttery and lightly spiced –
showed a delicate hand.
Mimo’s menu is extensive for the kitchen’s size,
and leans more toward Northern cuisine than Sicilian. Chicken
and Veal… Picatas, Scarpariellos and Saltimbocas…
and a half dozen seafood entrees, are complemented by daily
specials, and that Zuppa Di Pesce definitely has our name
Don’t skip dessert – the Cannolis are housemade,
and Cappucino and espresso are second nature at Mimo’s,
and made to linger over, particularly when there’s live
music on Saturday.
335 Main Street, Huntington
Atmosphere: Family-friendly, casual
Hours: Lunch, Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; Dinner, Monday to Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday to 11 p.m.,
Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m.
Price Range: Moderate