Like most European cities, Malaga has lots of Italian restaurants, but most of them offer run-of-the-mill pizza and pasta. And all too often you wish you hadn’t bothered.
Not so with Da Mimi where you’ll find Italian food just as you’d expect it. On the menu are salads, numerous types of pasta, starters such as parmigiana and croquettes, and, of course, pizzas.
Da Mimi serves Napolitan pizzas, so expect a thin base with a crispy crust, topped with tomato and Mozzarella, plus your choice of topping. There are two types – classic and gourmet – all cooked in the wood-fired oven. There are also three gluten-free pizzas and a wide range of options for vegetarians, both in pizzas and pastas.
Prices are reasonable, with pizzas costing €9 to €16 and pasta dishes, €14 to €16.
The outside terrace has ample seating, with plenty of shade in the summer. Inside, decor is functional with red and white checked tablecloths (as you might find in Italy).
Da Mimi is the University district of Teatinos to the west of the city centre. It’s easy to reach on public transport:
By bus – get the No 11 from the Alameda Principal and get off at the Louis Pasteur Dominguez stop and walk 2 minutes east. Journey time – around 15 mins.
By metro – get L1 from Atarazanas station on the Alameda Principal and get off at Ciudad de la Justicia. Da Mimi is outside the station. Journey time – around 15 mins.
By bike – follow the bike lane west from the Alameda Principal, along Avda Herrero Oria and then into Teatinos. Journey time – around 15 mins.