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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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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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Nice pre-Christmas dinner

All set for the holidays so we went here to celebrate. Split a walnut and blue salad which was perfect. Next had the veal four seasons and a salmon dish. Both were well prepared and well seasoned. The veal was tender and a good portion size as was the salmon. No room for dessert. Washed it all down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
davechardon
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Chardon, Ohio
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Chardon, Ohio
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283 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

All set for the holidays so we went here to celebrate. Split a walnut and blue salad which was perfect. Next had the veal four seasons and a salmon dish. Both were well prepared and well seasoned. The veal was tender and a good portion size as was the salmon. No room for dessert. Washed it all down with a... More 

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Thank davechardon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I found the food excellent, the mussels starters were cooked perfectly and the broth was very tasty. I enjoyed a very well prepared veal parmigiana dinner. The service was excellent.

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Thank Patrick M
Cypress, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I visited with another couple last week and we all decided that it was over priced and only fair food. Both the ladies complained that their entree was too salty and mine was essentially spegetti with meat sauce for $25. Two of us had a birthday and they offered their cheapest desert at no charge but not even... More 

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Thank Jim F
Mentor, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Fresh, local ingredients and consistently good food make this my favorite restaurant in the area. Their shrimp & pasta is one of my favorites but all the menu items deserve your attention. An additional bonus are the wines they offer (all available for retail purchase), buy the wine at retail and just pay a corking fee, a great deal! A... More 

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Thank Dennis V
Chardon, Ohio
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283 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Enjoyed a nice business lunch of a seared tuna sandwich on toast and a walnut and blue salad. Portion sizes were generous and the taste and visual presentation was wonderful. Nice and quiet which made it perfect for discussing business. Excellent attentive service.

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Thank davechardon
Mentor, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every visit is better than previous. great wine selection and retail price with $5 corkage is great chance to try new vintage.

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Thank louis n
Mentor, Ohio
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It is still excellent! And again I ask why don't I frequent here more often. Yes a bit more pricey, but it is well worth it. Had a well seasoned chicken dish , perfectly made asparagus. Excellent staff here, on top of things. They have a fantastic wine list as well.

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Thank nocola
Mentor, Oh
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Chef makes a fantastic array from food from fish to steak and all in between. If you like red meat get the ribs or the cowboy steak. Their seafood specials are among the best I've had around the country. When Justin is behind the bar, martinis to die for. You just can't go wrong here.

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Thank projsuper
Chardon, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Great food, wine selection, and service. Only a $5 corkage fee on any of the excellent selections from the wine wall. Went with the server's suggestion of the Ripasso for $32 - nice choice. Had the Pasta Putanesca while my wife and mother had the Chicken Saltimbocca - both were very good. Service was excellent. Only suggestion would be to... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My first dinner experience at Molinari's was one we will never forget. From the minute we walked in for our anniversary dinner, we were welcomed warmly. Our service was friendly without being overly so. The wine list was extensive. My walnut and blue salad was great, while my wife's tomato bisque was tasty. My four seasons chicken was full of... More 

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Thank Al D

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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: Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?