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“Bad experience”
Review of La Mimosa

La Mimosa
Ranked #58 of 705 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We reserved a table for lunch and specifically asked for it to be outside. When we arrived we were told that we could not sit outside as it was too busy and if we wanted to do so we would have to wait.

My mother is in her eighties and can't stand up for long so waiting was not really an option. The waiter said he would give us a table next to the back door which was "like being outside"

I could see that there were tables free on the outside terrace and asked again of we could not be seated there. the waiter made it plain by his reaction that he thought i was being a pain and stated again that this would not be possible.

So..we sat down at the table we were shown too and then we waited 10 minutes for a waiter to come and ask if we would like anything to drink. We then waited another 10 minutes for the drinks to arrive.

The food wasn't bad actually but even if it had been great it would not have made up for how we were made to feel on arrival.

It took an equally long time to get the bill..and when it came it was only the piece of paper the waitress had written out order on..no prices or anything..and I was told i would have to go to the bar to get the bill processed.

£90 for three starters, four bowls of pasta, a bottle of house red and a couple of soft drinks.

Distinctly unimpressed, won't be going again.

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1  Thank Antonia I
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We arrived inside the restaurant and a lovely Italian man welcomed us. We sat outside and the terrace had lovely river and park views with the tables being spaciously placed so as not to be on top of other diners. Myself and my partner ordered the calzone, the waitresses were friendly and polite and our meal arrived within a reasonable time. The menu is priced well for such a great location, i only mark it down as the drinks seamed a bit pricy. You pay inside and we were greeted by a lovely Italian lady. This restaurant will be a firm favourite of ours.

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1  Thank Ronnie S
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had a lovely meal, La Mimosa is a buzzy restaurant in a great location. It's the service that makes it really special - thank you!

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1  Thank JuliaandSimon
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

It was a quiet Tuesday evening when we ate at la Mimosa, we had an excellent meal and our waitress was excellent, very friendly and attentive. Would love to eat here again.

1  Thank karenjaynecox
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

La Mimosa was well placed for a group coming off a cold punt down the Cam - although it was busy, we got in without a reservation and found ourselves in a light, warm restaurant - just what we needed!

We were there for lunch on Good Friday, and we were immediately told by our apologetic waitress that several items on the menu weren't available due to the holiday. Presumably the restaurant was also short staffed due to the holiday, as food was slow to arrive and there only seemed to be a couple of wait staff for the whole, full restaurant! However, the staff were very good about letting us know there was a delay on the food, and even brought us complimentary nibbles to make up for the wait. It was a great example of how to keep your customers happy even though there were problems behind the scenes.

When the food did arrive it was excellent - portion sizes on the 'hearty' side, but still of good quality. I had the gnocchi al forno, and was particularly gratified that the sauce was creamy and flavourful without being overly rich.

Overall an excellent experience.

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