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8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
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Ranked #14 of 162 Restaurants in Mentor
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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35 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

there food is generally pretty good i like that wine section and the menu has a lot of good choice, what i don't really care for is there are a lot of "extra" charges like it you want extra dressing and extra this or that, listen when you spending the money to eat at a higher end restaurant those things... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I travel to Mentor, OH twice a year and have been dining at Molinari's for about 15 years. My main contact is the night manager named Justin. He is knowledgeable about all the wines and spirits and helps me select the appropriate wine for the party I'm with. (All the wines are in a wine rack accessible to the customers... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a large party, and we were seated at the time of our reservation. Its a large dining room with a wine shop and bar on the opposite side. Our mistake was ordering steak at an Italian restaurant. No one had there steak cooked to preference. Stick with pasta and you will be fine. Good desserts and OK service.

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Perry, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food was amazing, the service was very good. You get what you pay for her; yes the prices are a little high but I didn't mind paying because the food was worth it. Tiramisu for dessert was yummy. Can't wait to go back.

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North Canton, Ohio, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday when Molinari's was chosen as the dinner choice. We were not disappointed. The specials list was almost as long as the menu itself with some very modern takes on classics. To begin, they brought a Tuscan bean and olive dip with flatbread. What a delightful change from the ordinary bread/dipping oil that... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have never had a bad experience here. Food is always tasty & presened well. Service is good - never wait too long for anything. The bread & flavored butter are the best. Every dollar I havs spent there is well worth it.

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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a very nice dinner to celebrate my son's engagement. Food was very good, but the prices are rather high. Service was ok. Our waiter forgot to serve the cake we had brought earlier in the day, so it would be a surprise. we had to ask where it was.

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Chardon, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were looking for good food but quick in and out. We told our server Karen that we were in somewhat of a hurry and she helped us out. We split an amazing spinach and apple salad with house made polenta croutons and a sherry dressing. WOW was it good. My wife had the broiled perch and I had the... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant with emphasis on Italian food. But if you book the table in the kitchen for up t eight people, Chef Randal will prepare a six course gourmet meal with wine paired with each course. Obviously you've got to arrange this in advance.

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New Smyrna, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The front desk staff at our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was a very good recommendation. The menu was diverse and imaginative with a strong focus on Italian cuisine. We ate early so I can't say how the service or noise level would be if they had a full house. For us, the service was delightfully professional. Somebody must... More

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