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8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
440-974-2750
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Ranked #5 of 166 Restaurants in Mentor
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Mentor
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I go there frequently for special occasions. The food and service is always amazing. The waiters and waitresses are well versed on daily specials, when they recite these specials it will cause you mouth to salivate. The staff dresses so professionally. We like the quiet atmosphere where we can talk and not be bothered by loud music... More 

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The atmosphere was elegant for being in a strip mall. Watched the barkeep polish my glass before pouring my wine. The small bite caprise salad was fantastic! Great shrimp pasta which was not one of the specials. Homemade raspberry sherbet for dessert. A must visit spot if you are nearby.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wonderful food great service. We all ordered different entrees so we could taste each others. Every dish was wonderful. The wine selection is great and they offer retail price on the bottles plus $5 corkage. We were impressed and will be back

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Mentor, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times-usually for a special occasion. The menu offers interesting options for most food preferences. The service was friendly and efficient. We appreciated the extensive wine list and our server was well-informed, suggesting certain wines for food choices. It's definitely pricey. Is the experience worth the cost? Probably.

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Portland, Oregon
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160 reviews 160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We came here for dinner on a Friday night with another couple. Our waitress was friendly and the service was good. She recited / read off a long list of specials from 2 - 3 appetizers to several entrees and dessert. It was a bit long and she said it a bit fast. We commented that it would be better... More 

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Additional Information about Molinari's

Address: 8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
Phone Number: 440-974-2750
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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