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Molinari's

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8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
440-974-2750
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Reservations
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dependable delight!

Molinari's is great for an intimate dinner. The service is always good and most importantly the food is consistently a gourmet delight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Molinari's is great for an intimate dinner. The service is always good and most importantly the food is consistently a gourmet delight!

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant is the best one in Lake County. It is the go to restaurant for special occasions.IMolanari's is well established and has had the same owner and chef, Randy Johnson, for over 25 years. Although I go there for dinner, the ladies like to go for lunch because of the food and ability to talk. If it is a... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at Molinaris is always excellent. Guessing that this is the best restaurant in Mentor - always go here for special occasions.

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in Mentor! Always quality food that tastes great! The menu is extensive and we have a hard time picking an entree because there are so many that are delicious. My husband and I always pick Molinari's when we have friends we want to entertain but also just for a special night out! Great wines to pick from... More 

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Chardon, Ohio
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Took our youngest son with us on a snow packed Friday night. It was worth the drive. Split a generous walnut and blue salad among the three of us and had more than enough. Main courses were a crispy skinned trout fillet, apricot bbq ribs with 3 jumbo onion rings on the side, and the always wonderful veal four seasons.... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I love to visit Molinari's whenever we get the chance. It's really the only fine dining restaurant in Mentor, if not one of few. We have a hard time passing up on the filet mignon which is always done perfectly. We always know that it is what we're having, but I love listening to the specials anyway.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been going to Molinari's for 20 years. It is one of my all time favorite restaurants. And it's chef driven. Randall is a great person and an amazing chef. I normally order the Hoison duck wings and mussels. The duck wings taste like you're eating duck bacon. They are so good that just thinking about them right now, I... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I was wined and dined here when I came for a final management interview back in 1998. I was unimpressed with the outside at a strip mall. When I walked through the door I knew why we were eating there. There is a huge wine bar / selection. Everything is done with class. You can see some of the chef's... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We go there frequently for special occasions and romantic dinners. The daily specials and service are always amazing. A must visit spot if you are nearby.

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Mentor, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My husband and I visited spontaneously tonight. Our salad was great along with our dinners and dessert. The homemade dark chocolate ice cream with hot fudge topped off the night. Wine list extensive and well priced. Great waitress. Will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: 440-974-2750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?