We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mio Vicino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1290 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4805
+1 408-241-9414
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 76: English reviews
Spaubeek, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A mixture of nice seating, good atmosphere and premium Italian kitchen. Dishes are served with salad and the is a nice collection of wines, Service is good and fast, parking no problem. Highly recommended.

Thank Hans S
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a feeling that you are in Italy when you eat at Mio Vicino. The atmosphere is warm and everyone speaks loud and excited, it's definitely a family environment.

Thank maryjor835
Parker, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the best Italian restaurants that we have been to in a long time in the U.S. Truly a remarkable find in the Santa Clara area. Fantastic Tuscan wine, excellent service from Sarah and excellent staff. The Marsala Cream sauce on the Chicken Cannelloni was a amazing combination. The Tiramisu was the best that I have ever tasted. This... More 

Thank JimCrypto
Level Contributor
101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice little restaurant tucked on a corner... arrived there around 535pm on a Sunday and it wasn't that crowded. We were a party of three. Ordered the calamari appetizer..not that much flavor other than being deep friend. We all ordered the chicken marsala...I felt that it didn't have enough "marsala" flavoring... it was just OK. I also ordered a beer... More 

Thank strawmns
Santa Clara, California, United States
Level Contributor
78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I like a lot of their signature dishes and if you are not sure what to order ask the staff and they'll set you straight. Great soup but their clam chowder is outstanding. Typically staff can get a table together for you very quickly.

Thank James68_13
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were just looking for a "late night" meal in Santa Clara, where most restaurants seem to shut down early. This came up in my search for places still open, and that was good enough for us. What a lucky choice for us! The atmosphere is nice, but casual - someplace to go for a decent meal that still feels... More 

Thank magdiego
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I live in Santa Clara and when I want an easy, comfortable, Italian dinner i always go to Mio Vicino. Located in a small mall near Santa Clara University , they cater to students, their families, and the locals. The staff is wonderful, red check tables, small bar, with an open kitchen. They seat only about 40 people, so sometimes... More 

Thank Jean H
Level Contributor
55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I miss Sorrento's located on Berryessa Road near Safeway in San Jose. So close to home and just good Italian food. Always good, always consistent. Neighborhood style. Not too fancy, just walk on in, that sort of place. I remember Mio Vincino and we decided to visit. Bingo! Neighborhood style. Not too fancy. Just walk in. Plenty of parking. No... More 

Thank loopycynic
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food,great amosphere,highly recomendo this place locate in beautiful santa Clara california

Thank robert532014
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Fresh seafood specials in an unexpected location near the University of Santa Clara. One of our favorites and we eat there often. Never disappointing despite our travels in Italy.

Thank battkatie

Travellers who viewed Mio Vicino also viewed


Been to Mio Vicino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-241-9414

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mio Vicino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?