If you’re visiting the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, plenty of chain restaurants line the waterfront. From pizza to crab cake, you can find everything your family wants in a quick meal. For a treat, venture a block further into Little Italy. After walking the streets of this cozy neighborhood, you can enjoy delicious, authentic Italian cooking. Whether you’re looking for a date spot or a family friendly meal, Da Mimmo’s is an excellent choice. 

Da Mimmo’s Restaurant Review

Not only is the location convenient to the attractions of the Inner Harbor, but walking through Little Italy also offers a cultural experience that both children and adults can enjoy. Step into this neighborhood to discover festively painted bocci courts, the beautiful stained glass of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, and the incredible food at Da Mimmo’s Restaurant.

Authentic Italian Appetizers

After a long morning exploring the city, I was happy to enjoy several appetizers with my family. We had all worked up quite the appetite! One of my favorite appetizers to share in an Italian restaurant is calamari. With a crispy texture and a flavorful side of marinara dipping sauce, this one didn’t disappoint. Even my daughter, who had never eaten calamari before, couldn’t get enough of it.

Since we have homemade French onion soup once a month (read our family recipe here), the Tuscan onion soup was an interesting, Italian twist on a common dish. With the mild taste of Grana Padano cheese mixed with the rich flavor of the prosciutto, the soup was a tasty and light appetizer that isn’t too filling to have before your meal.

My favorite of the three appetizers was the Eggplant Soufflé. I loved letting my fork dive into the multiple layers of the dish. Since the dish was cooked in a Vodka sauce, it had a distinct flavor much different from the marinara in my entree. Outside, it was very cold, but this dish warmed me up and was very satisfying.

Flavorful Entrees

Although the menu offered a wide range of sea food, I decided to try the Homemade Meat Lasagna. This hearty meal had an incredible marinara sauce, plenty of cheese, and deliciously flavored meat. The serving size was so generous that I brought half of it home. I was very happy with my choice of entree.

At an Italian restaurant, you have to try the meatballs, a classic staple of any Italian meal. Even though I tasted the flavor of capers in the meatballs (a more Southern Italian style than we usually have), my daughter ate almost her entire dish. For a child, the pasta dish was very big, but she loved it!

We also ordered the Veal Chops, a specialty that the restaurant is known for since it was voted Best of Baltimore Veal Chop. My husband, who doesn’t typically order veal, went with the waitress’ recommendation and tried the dinner special. The entree was big enough for two. With very tender meat, the veal had an excellent flavor.

Tasty Desserts

The waitress told us all the dessert was locally made. She highly recommended the chocolate chip cannoli – which has a delicious, cinnamon-flavored shell – and the in-house made cheesecake. When she walked in with a cannoli lit for my daughter’s birthday, it seemed like the perfect location to celebrate this occasion. We saw several other families celebrating special occasions there as well.

Overall, everything was well prepared and had a delicious flavor. Since the price for the dinner menu was more than we would usually spend, we would wait to come again for special occasions. After the large meal, we enjoyed walking the streets of Little Italy. For a fun outing, you can see the beautiful lights in the neighborhood at the upcoming Light City 2017 event.

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Fried Calamari With Marinara Dipping Sauce At Da Mimmo's - By Theresa's Reviews

Fried Calamari With Marinara Dipping Sauce

Tuscan Onion Soup With Prosciutto, Pancetta, & Shaved Grana Padano Cheese at Da Mimmo's Restaurant in Little Italy Baltimore - by Theresa's Reviews

Tuscan Onion Soup

Eggplant Souffle At Da Mimmo's Restaurant In Little Italy Baltimore- By Theresa's Reviews

Eggplant Souffle

Homemade Meat Lasagna At Da Mimmo's Restaurant In Little Italy Baltimore - By Theresa's Reviews

Homemade Meat Lasagna

Side Of Spaghetti And Meatballs At Da Mimmo's Restaurant In Little Italy Baltimore - By Theresa's Reviews

Side Of Spaghetti And Meatballs

Veal Chops At Da Mimmo's Restaurant In Little Italy Baltimore - By Theresa's Reviews

Veal Chops

Enjoying the cappuccino before dessert at Da Mimmo's Restaurant in Little Italy Baltimore - Theresa's Reviews

Enjoying the cappuccino before dessert

Da Mimmo's Restaurant in Little Italy is an ideal spot for a family celebration. - By Theresa's Reviews

Da Mimmo’s Restaurant in Little Italy is an ideal spot for a family celebration.

Chocolate Chip Cannoli At Da Mimmo's Restaurant In Little Italy - By Theresa's Reviews

Chocolate Chip Cannoli

Which dish looks like it would be your favorite? Share in the comments.

Disclosure

I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion!

38 Responses

  1. robin masshole mommy

    The food there all looks so good. I would love to eat there if I ever find myself in the neighborhood. I love Italian.

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  2. candy

    If the food is fresh, well presented and delicious what more could you ask for. Oh yes great service from friendly staff.

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  3. katriza

    Wow this place looks awesome! Everything looks so delicious! I will definitely have to check this place out if I’m in the area!

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  4. karen

    Everything looks so super yummy and wish I lived in Baltimore to try out this Italian restaurant! I can imagine how delish that lasagna was!

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  5. Sara Broers

    Those veal chops really caught my eye. I understand how you felt ordering lasagna when you can have all the seafood you love. Sometimes, it’s better to try what’s not considered the norm in an area. I often think that gives an interesting view of what foods are offered in a particular area. This restaurant looks like a win/win! Everything looks so tasty.

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  6. Janel

    Looks like you guys had a fun outing. This restaurant looks delicious and the photos are amazing .

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  7. The Spirited Sloth

    I haven’t been to Baltimore in a few years but the food there can be just top notch. This place looks incredible. Great review, and when I’m there, I’ll check it out!

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  8. Jessi

    This all looks delicious. I am a sucker for good Italian food. That may be why I married an Italian man though lol

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  9. Chel

    First, I live and die for cannoli, so that last picture was like heaven to me. Secondly, I’m a huge fan of French onion soup and have never heard of this Tuscan version. I’m officially on the hunt for a bowl near me here in the Detroit area!

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  10. Kimberly Cox

    OMG!!! This looks delicious!!! If we ever go to Baltimore, we’ll definitely have to try it <3 Thanks for sharing <3

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  11. Tereza

    I absolutely love fried calamari – could eat them all day every day, and these look pretty damn nice! Looks like you’ve had such a lovely time too xx

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  12. Journa Ramirez

    So mouthwatering! That lasagna and fried calamari is soooo tempting! Hope we have a Da Mimmo’s Restaurant here!

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  13. Nikki

    Yummy Italian is one of my favorite types of food. Chocolate chip cannoli’s are the best too!! Looks like a great family spot!

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  14. Reesa Lewandowski

    I love restaurants like this! What a delicious looking meal. It’s so hard to come by authentic Italian food this days.

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  15. charlotte

    Italian is one of our favorites (we actually went out for Italian today) so this looks like just the place we would visit if we were ever up that way.

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  16. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com

    This restaurant sounds amazing! I am a big fan of clamari and their’s looks delicious! I will have to check it out!

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  17. Heather

    This looks like an awesome restaurant! We love visiting the Little Italy neighborhoods when we travel. Thanks for giving us another to add to our bucket list!

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  18. Dawn McAlexander

    The veal chops and cannoli caught my eye. I love Italian food, so this would be a great place for me to eat. If I ever get to Baltimore, I will have to check this place out.

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  19. shannon

    Italian food is one of my favorites! Seems like this place is a winner. The food looks GREAT!!

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  20. CourtneyLynne

    Omg everything looks absolutely delicious!!! One of my favorite things about going in vacation is all the yummy food!

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  21. Brittany

    This looks like such a great place to go! I love trying to restaurants for date night!

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  22. Jessica | Salt & Life Blog

    That calamari looks amazing!!!!!!!! Okay, really all of it does. Let’s be honest. I’d love to see the coffee options, too, which I bet are just as incredible. It sounds like you loved it and had a great time! Thanks for the review!!!

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  23. Vaishnavi

    Wow, looks like a nice cozy Italian ambiance with such lovely choice of awesome food. Just the right place for some fun time with my family!

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  24. Michael Selden

    I used to eat there from time to tim. I liked the beef tenderloin in a black truffle sauce. They also have a pork chop which is considered the specialty of the house (as I remember).

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