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Molinari's

8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6351
440-974-2750
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Ranked #17 of 161 restaurants in Mentor
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Chardon, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our waiter was very friendly and made good recommendations. The food was top-notch, and delivered with exceptional timing. We were able to enjoy each other's company while eating our appetizer, without having the entree rushed to us. Neither did we have to wait an exceptionally long time for our main courses. Everything was prepared exactly to order. The only issue... More

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Madison
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our waiter, Phillip was very impressive. He recited the special dishes of the day from memory, there were at least 8, in a friendly knowledgeable way. He invited our questions and gave us just the right amount of time to decide. Top quality, fresh food, generous serving size. We were comfortable in the subdued lighting and color palate. We started... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Our waiter, Phil, was top notch. The food was absolutely delicious and presented very well. The portions were on par, the filet and crab cake and my husband's shrimp pasta were perfectly prepared and fresh. I loved the atmosphere. The whole experience made our 9 year wedding anniversary definitely one to remember!

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Bern
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Friends told us it used to be the best place in Mentor. Well it wasn't bad but not really much above average

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Mentor, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

A top pick in Mentor, good food, nice people. There are dishes here that I don't love as much, but I love the tri-colored butter too w/ the pesto - especially in summer season!

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Chardon, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Molanari's has excellent food, the crab cakes are some of the best I've ever had. A little on the pricey side though.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Molinari's has improved more and more over the years. The new pizza oven makes terrific pies and the use of fresh ingredients makes me crave their pizza every minute of the day! The young gal serving us was relaxed and fun... no pressure. It feels a little like have a meal in Europe... since we shut down the restaurant. I... More

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