Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Lunch Menu Sparkles at Mimma’s on Brady Street
If one place could be credited with spearheading the rebirth of Brady Street, it would have to be Mimma’s (1307 E. Brady St.). The exterior looks like a modest storefront, but the accents of gold paint hint otherwise. Inside, black marble tops the curving bar and faux-marble columns add charm to the dining rooms. The Italian menu features an abundance of pastas. This place is the epitome of Italian elegance, with prices to match—that is, until the recently returned lunch menu. This menu is considerably smaller, but also more reasonable. Lunch items top out at $15. There are starters of bruschetta and calamari, salads, sandwiches and pizzas. The pizzas, which are not offered on the dinner menu, have a good thin crust. The pizza margherita is a classic, but the carciofi, or artichoke, also works. Weekdays offer a “Happy Hour” menu as well. The bar is a relaxing spot for a glass of wine or perhaps a bottle of Peroni.