Ibiza foodies

A slice of summer – Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo

Authentic Italian pizzas and sublime cocktails in a picturesque campo setting in San José.

Nestled in the scenic countryside, Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo captures the essence of la bella vita with its mouth-watering pizzas and taste-sensational cocktails.

Words: Susie Saldanha McCormack

Nothing says summer quite like alfresco pizza, icy cold spritzes and ice-cream after a long Ibiza beach day. A picturesque pitstop in the campo, close to San José and in between Ibiza’s shimmering southern coastline and the legendary western beaches, Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo has long been the islanders’ go-to for all of the above. Here is the place to gather amici and famiglia to to savour mouth-watering Italian comfort food after a sun-drenched day, cocktail in hand, while soaking up the beautiful Balearic panorama.

Owners Alessandro Barni Spadacini, Andrea Sanarica and chef Giuseppe Vivacqua travelled the length of Italy in search of the finest ingredients to top their fantastic pizzas. “Our goal was to provide classic dishes inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Napoli in the same stunning location and beautiful garden that Can Domingo is known for,” explains Alessandro. “We’ve dedicated an entire terrace to Mimì Pizza Bistrot, so our guests can enjoy the serene countryside and sea views even when they’re not in the mood for fine dining.” Pizza devotees look no further – this is the holy grail of summer dining.

Mimì Bistrot by Can Domingo captures the essence of la bella vita with its mouthwatering pizzas and taste-sensational cocktails.

There’s no escaping the heartfelt bond these restaurateurs have with their native Italy and its rich flavours. The cuisine at Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo is vitally Italian. Picture the creamiest fior di latte and San Marzano tomato sauce atop Neapolitan style, crispy, feather light pizza bases that dreams are made of. Begin your dining experience with some quintessential pizzeria snacks such as fragrant focaccia and delicate grissini with anchovies from Cetara, black olives from Taggia and exquisite buffalo mozzarella, before moving onto more traditional Neapolitan treats.

Crispy fried starters are essential to any pizza feast in Italy. At Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo, the fried Montarine or Mozzarella in Carozza are absolute big hitters. These irresistible temptations are the perfect prelude to what lies ahead – quite frankly, the best pizzas on the island. A skilled pizzaioloworks wonders with dough before topping his creations with locally sourced produce from a large ecological finca near Cala Tarida. From classics like Margherita, Buffalo, Diavola, Capers & Anchovies, to more adventurous options like the Scamorza, Nduja & Rucola, these gourmet pizzas sing with flavour.

For those seeking an extra touch of culinary excitement, try the Pizza Tartufo – crowned with exquisite black truffles from Umbria that add a luxurious and earthy note to every slice, or the signature Pizza Mimì that features smoked Scamorza and tender beef cheek braised in Barolo wine. It’s not just the menu at Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo that evokes feelings of Mamma Italia – the dynamic team also serve up the kind of of warm and welcoming hospitality and sublime service you expect from trips to their motherland. Casual and friendly, ever-smiling and quick to suggest dishes and drinks that suit your taste, it’s impossible not to feel at home here.

The authentic Italian charm also shines through on the unique cocktail menu at Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo, which boasts an array of spritz cocktails, negroni creations, timeless classic and unforgettable signature mixes that transport you to the heart of Italy. Savour the refreshing notes of a Basil Margarita featuring basil-infused Don Julio Silver, zesty lime, agave syrup and a touch of pineapple juice in the cooling shade of the famous fig tree or indulge in a Classic Garibaldi, as the sun kisses the terrace farewell and days turn to dusk, before the kaleidoscopic colours of the sunset make way for the starry night.

The über cool offshoot of Ibiza’s most beloved Italian fine dining restaurant is nestled in the scenic countryside for laid-back evenings beneath the stars.

When night falls, charming lamps hanging from the trees illuminate the surroundings and Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo becomes even more magical. For those who love nothing better than a good wine or champagne paired with their pizza (and what a perfect match that is!), the pizzeria shares Can Domingo’s stock of fantastic natural wines from independent producers as well as rare gems from renowned wineries, with over 150 drops to choose from. With an innovative Coravin system in place, a diverse array of wines can be savoured by the glass, as it preserves the integrity of the bottle, enabling high-end wines to be served while keeping the cork intact – ideal for connoisseurs and adventurers alike.

Whether you want to escape the crowds and retreat to the tranquil campo for an intimate experience or the ideal ending to a long sun-soaked beach day, or gather your friends for a fun, alfresco pizza fest before a night of revelry on the white isle, there’s no finer place than Mimì Pizza Bistrot by Can Domingo. Throughout the months of July and August, a live DJ spins the soundtrack every evening from 9.30pm, the perfect accompaniment to your dining experience. It’s all about sharing the moment, the music, the warm evening air, classic Italian cuisine and the essence of la bella vita.