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Mi Piaci El Paso, El Paso, TX

Mi Piaci El Paso

4.1
4.1
218 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mi Piaci is a locally owned Italian restaurant specializing in steak and seafood, open for lunch and dinner.
Our steaks our certified 1855 Prime Black Angus Reserve. Wet aged 21 days minimum.
Seafood flown in fresh from Seattle Fish Company.
Pastas made from scratch by chef and owner Cosimo Battaglia.
Mi Piaci is an authentic Italian restaurant serving the West El Paso region for close to 14 years. We specialize in giving our guest an extraordinary experience in cuisine and service. The Chef and owner hails from Calabria in the most southern part of Italy where he learned his artisan trade of cooking. With over 20 years of experience and 21 years right here in El Paso chef Cosimo Battaglia is sure to create a feast for your pleasure. Come enjoy food, wine, full bar, and a welcoming atmosphere at Mi Piaci Ristorante italiano di Cosimo.

Private Dining room for business meetings, birthdays, or any event.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (915) 875-0034
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Cosimo Battaglia from Calabria, It
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mi Piaci can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private dining space holds up to 70 people. Pre fix menu pricing available. Audio visual available. Mi Piaci specializes in full service.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Couts: (915) 875-0034
  • Neighbourhood
    El Paso
  • Cross Street
    Festival and N. Mesa
  • Parking Details
    Large free parking area
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • El Paso

    Neighbourhood gem

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Great for outdoor dining

  • El Paso

    Romantic

  • El Paso

    Neighbourhood gem

  • El Paso

    Great for fine wines

  • El Paso

    Great for outdoor dining

  • El Paso

    Romantic

218 Reviews
  1. ChristianP

    El Paso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Recommend it, excellent 👌 service and good food.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Soup was salty and a little bit noisy. We missed the waiters don’t sing happy birthday in Italian anymore.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Drinks and service were great, food lacked seasoning. Nothing like the pictures, would not recommend.

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  4. SGDC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Great ossobuco, slow service, outdated decor and harsh lighting downstairs. Will come again for the food, but it's not really a romantic dinner place and be prepared to stay 1.5 hrs at least.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food. Quiet place yet beautiful.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful Italian gem close to home (Deming). Servers were very personable and attentive. Food was fantastic and wine selection was great (would have liked more Italian options - like Barbera or Borolo - but found a Pinot noir and Chianti that were very good). We will definitely be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having spent a few weeks in Italy earlier this year we were looking for a reminder of tge wine and food. Cosimo did not disappoint. He is definitely the best Italian restaurant in west El Paso if not the whole city. The Pistachio Pasta was awesome. The shrimp cooked perfectly and fork tender. The sauce rich and creamy with the perfect balance between cheese and pistachio. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her Eggplant Parmigiana and it all paired beautifully with the Carpazo Brunello. If your not familiar with Italian wines don’t fear. Cosimo will pair you meal wonderfully and with a wine in your price range Great meal that brought great memories of Tuscany

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  8. Katt

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great as always, 2nd time here great thanks

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MiPiaci is one of our favorite restaurants in El Paso! The food, wine & vibe is always consistent & amazing. Fabian always takes such good care of us. 😀

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  10. micky1

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in El and should be on everyone’s must go to list.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great dining experience. The food was delightful to taste, the waiters very polite and helpful

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was amazing in itself with the service that was provided made my night one to remember. Having noted my special request and making sure it was ready was another delight!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean and the setting was pleasing. Definitely will be coming back again for next date!

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  14. MarioC

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!! The food was delicious, and the staff was wonderful. The business was very accommodating. The day before Valentines, they business allowed us to add 2 more people

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chihuahua

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Aniversario

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Kitchen took too long. Interior of the restaurant looks dated and in need of refinishing, from walls to lighting. Food was good but not excellent.

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  18. Daniel

    El Paso

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was referred to this restaurant by a friend and after looking at the website and menu I was excited to go so I made reservations for New Years Eve. When we got to the restaurant, we were handed a menu where we only had a choice of a 3 course or 4 course meal which were both over $100 per person. I asked the server where the regular menu was and she said they weren’t doing the regular menu and we should have been told about the special menu when we made our reservations. Not only were we not told about the special menu (well over $100 per person) but we were sent the normal menu on our confirmation email. Additionally we went to the website and searched and nothing mentioned a special menu. Poor job on the restaurant not to mention anything about this special menu, anywhere on their website and due to it being New Years Eve we were unable to get into another restaurant and we had family in town.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food good service

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  20. WilliamB

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel between NM and ME and struggle to find good food. Our meal was fantastic! Great service; food presentation was amazing and our meals were delicious. Best meal in several years. We will drive the 100 miles to experience your restaurant again.

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  21. AngelG

    El Paso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service just wish there would be some background music to enjoy.

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  22. Esteban

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, wife and I liked it. Its relax ambient with good simple food :)

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  23. sharon

    El Paso

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was perfect! The meal was even better. You can always depend on Mi Piaci for a special dining experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business meeting. Food was great. Very nice atmosphere.

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  25. Usatran

    El Paso

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for 4 people and drinks was not expensive. The food was outstanding, this is coming from an ex-New Yorker who grew up in Brooklyn. Great place to quiet conversations with dinner guests.

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  26. alang

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tasting, portioned reasonably, highly recommend (even if you are trying to eat healthy)

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  27. Simone

    El Paso

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Best lemon drop martini In town. Order anything off menu and always amazing. Pollo picatta and pasta pistachio are favorites of mine.

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  28. DavidC

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very friendly staff, great service. Unfortunately there were a few issues with the restaurant. (1) Ran out of beef carpaccio, 2) scoglio didn't have much fish in it and I don't think any scallops, 3) didn't have a wine on the menu in stock, 4) the restaurant is very sparsely decorated and has a kind of "warehouse" feel to it, including pipes running long the ceiling ... not very romantic. Re the question that OpenTable asks, "would you recommend restaurant to a friend", I really wish they would add a "It Depends" option. It depends on what the friend is looking for. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their steaks are good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing and tasty.

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  31. RobertV

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Mi Piaci many times over the years. The service is good and the food is deliciously prepared and presented. The ambiance is perfect and table conversation is not hindered by loud music. Very good wine selection, too. This has been consistent service we have found.

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  32. KarRos

    El Paso

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We went to Mi Piaci after seeing the pictures on their Facebook page! What we got was not like the picture at all. The plate I got was the filetto de manzo, I asked for the cooking temperature medium. Half was medium the other half was well done the asparagus were frozen and not fresh not worth the almost $50 price. My husband ordered the seafood pasta he enjoyed the seafood but the pasta sauce was more like chef boyardee. Very disappointing experience. Will not be returning.

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  33. Victor

    El Paso

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    There were only two avid servers that were doing their best to help customers, but their response time was very slow. There were only a handful of customers dining at the time, and a full time bartender, so we were unsure why they seemed like they were so overwhelmed. The food wasn’t so bad, but it was heavily overpriced. It was also a little hot in the dining area. This was for my fiancée’s birthday, so we were a little disappointed. I would highly recommended Mesa Street Grill over this restaurant any day; much better pricing, much quieter and the food was of a higher quality. The main reason we came to Mi Piaci was because my fiancée loves Jersey Shore and the cast viewed Mi Piaci as the “best Italian restaurant” in El Paso, TX which is a huge hyperbole.

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  34. SamuraiGuy

    San Antonio

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Mi Oiaci. We had Carbonara, Pistachio Fettucini with shrimp and Cacio e Pepe. Wonderful meal, drinks and wine. Keep it up Cosimo!

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  35. Simone

    El Paso

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always an awesome experience. Food consistently delicious. They make the best lemon drop martini in El Paso!

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  36. JsVO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Mi Piaci has a lot of potential. The service was amazing - everyone was stellar, down to the bartender running a stylized shop pouring drinks to the classic Italian tunes. The food was really good. We ordered calamari and bruschetta. The former was undercooked and wet, and the latter was too oily (but very tasty). Our entrees were superb. I ordered thr pesto gnocchi which was very good. My husband ordered a chicken pasta fish in beschemal. Very yummy! The ambience was not great. They have this huge dark room with one ENORMOUS WINDOW that let's light into a fraction of the restaurant. I was unlucky enough to be seated such that my husband was in the dark, and I was staring directly into the searing El Paso sunlight. It was terribly. My husband switched spots with me which was very nice, but guys, do something about the window. Seriously. It does not jive with the atmosphere. On top of that, there was no other mood lighting. So just black, or death by a thousand sun's. Dessert was a delicious sweet mascarpone dish, and an awful lava cake that was gritty and cold on the inside. No lava, just cold, gritty chocolate mush. All in all, a good restaurant for El Paso. The highlights were the wonderful service and the delicious entrees. Lowlights were primarily the ambience/environment.

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  37. LILYM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was okay, not sure if the price was worth it, it wasn't a wow, but okay. The ambiance and place make it a nice quiet romantic place if thats what youre looking for. Servers are okay but could improve dinning experience.

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  38. ReidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Staff was extremely polite.

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  39. RobertA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and it exceeded all expectations. This was the most authentic Italian food in El Paso. Anything topped with the Parmesan toast should be highly considered just for the topping! It’s amazing!

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  40. Leon

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Entrance to exit and everything in between were all great. Food and service were excellent when they got to it.

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FAQs

Mi Piaci El Paso does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mi Piaci El Paso also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 875-0034.

Mi Piaci El Paso is rated 4.1 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mi Piaci El Paso

5411 N Mesa St Ste 1, El Paso, TX 79912

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Festival and N. Mesa
  • Neighbourhood
    El Paso
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large free parking area
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Cosimo Battaglia from Calabria, It
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (915) 875-0034
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mi Piaci can accommodate all of your special event needs. Private dining space holds up to 70 people. Pre fix menu pricing available. Audio visual available. Mi Piaci specializes in full service.
  • Private party contact
    Robert Couts: (915) 875-0034
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