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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, Takeout

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  • 30
    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
Outstanding dinner and service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Al D
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Willoughby, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Willoughby, Ohio
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71 reviews
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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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Mentor, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great wine, great food and great service. Definitely a place to try for a quiet romantic dinner or a dinner with family and friends. Nice selection and variety of dishes that are well seasoned and delivered hot. .

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Northfield
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Molinari's is a dining experience without the high prices. You MUST try the grilled pork chop, pulled off the bone and done to perfection...along with those apple fritters, YUM! Molinari's started with a wine bar that served some food, but has expanded it's menu, added a pizza oven (which by the way the margarite pizza is awesome). There is a... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My first experience at Molinari's was right after my husband asked me to marry him. We had the chateau breon, which was recommended by the waitress. It was fantastic! We love this place.

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Mentor, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Molinari's is one of the very few "real" restaurants in the Mentor area. The food is always well prepared and presented. Although Italian cuisine is not my personal favorite, it is one of the only places in the area where I can be assured of a good meal when scheduling a dinner with clients.

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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
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3 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
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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
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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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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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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: Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?