Interior of dinning room
Mama Cimino's owner with his family
Just a few blocks from The Cove of Lake Geneva, Maxwell Mansion and other local guest spots, Mama Cimino’s is serving up authentic Sicilian and classic American meals seven days a week. Everything from sandwiches, ribs, chicken and burgers to oven-baked pasta and desserts can be found on the menu.

Of course, there are plenty of pizza pies being twirled into the air back in the kitchen! Classic Sicilian pizzas, with crusts up to 24 inches, are available. Specialty pizzas cater to lovers of both meat and veggies, or exotic flavors. There is something at Mama Cimino’s to tantalize every taste bud. The ingredients are fresh, the dough is kneaded each morning, and the customer is treated like family.

The Cimino’s have been in the restaurant business almost half a century. The Lake Geneva location opened in 2010. The real-life Mama Cimino helped her son, Nick, branch out with his own restaurant. Nick Cimino runs the business with his wife, Rachel. Other Mama Cimino’s Restaurants can be found in Illinois, California, Nevada and Florida.

But there is no place like Lake Geneva. Located 10 miles north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border, the city rests on the eastern shores of Geneva Lake. Lake Geneva is home to such annual events as the Jaycees’ Venetian Fest, bringing live music and a carnival to two city parks near the lakefront. VISIT Lake Geneva’s Winterfest, which hosts the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship. Sculptors from around the country compete during Winterfest, carving whatever their imaginations can conjure out of snow near the Riviera and other spots throughout the city.

A trip to Lake Geneva should include a stop at Mama Cimino’s, where Nick says, “No one cooks like Mama!”

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