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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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Molinari's - one of the best!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Mentor, Oh
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Mentor, Oh
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good food and excellent service. Only reason I didn't rate 5 stars - my Pironi beer was expired. A restaurant of this calibar should do better job in terms of serving quality. A bit pricey but worth it.

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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Mentor, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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?