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Molinari's

322 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA
610-625-9222
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Ranked #32 of 307 restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went there one time and if the meal was not veal then most everything else had a veal glaze, stock or sauce. Forget what we finally ordered but I know we went away hungry. Will not take a chance and go back. I don't eat veal or anything with veal in it, glaze sauce or whatever. Menu may have changed... More

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Too many restaurants build their image solely around their food. My wife and I have been to Molinari's on several occasions, and one thing that stands out is the fact that their drive for perfection is not limited to the, albeit simply outstanding, food and menu. Obviously, the food is out of this world, from fresh pasta to premise-made gelato.... More

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Only place close to where we were staying. It was late evening and we had no choice. Found menu not to my liking and prices a bit high for the area. Best thing was the dipping oil and bread pieces.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I've just recently written a review on Molinari's last month, but couldn't resist weighing in again on a terrific restaurant! Super service, great table this time, this restaurant is really a gem. Great Manhattan and other cocktails...Started with the special white pizza with broccoli, then two of us had salads and one the mussels which were terrific. I had the... More

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coopersburg pa
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Forget your typical spaghetti house; dine at Molinari's for authentic Italian dishes made with local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. We have never, ever had bad service or a bad meal. The staff is extremely knowledgeable of every dish on the menu, attentive, never intrusive. I always get the arugula salad. The additions to the arugula salad vary by what is locally... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I can't believe this place has been here over two years and it was only our first time! What an awesome place. Very warm and friendly. The food was AMAZING!! We were a little put off to start, because we couldn't really understand any of the menu, but Lee was very helpful with describing everything. He also helped pick out... More

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New York City, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Having enjoyed earlier meals at Molinari's, we dined here again last Saturday evening, and its still terrific. Three of us; one our college aged son with a hearty appetite. We began with appetizers, the Pizza Ipomea - great flavor and frankly could have just ordered the salted pizza crust! The other two had half (generous) orders of pasta - the... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My book club met for dinner there recently, and I can't help wondering how the other lady whose book club met there ever managed to discuss anything! The noise level made it impossible for any type of group conversation - I could really only hear the people directly next to, or across the table from me! I realize that they... More

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Asheville
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Thanks to a suggestion from our Inn, we were delighted walking the few blocks to Molinari's for dinner at 7. The restaurant was not crowded (it was a Tuesday evening) and Christine (?) was very knowledgeable about each item on the menu and its preparation. We're traveled in Italy and still needed a little help in ordering. Everything was wonderful,... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped by here after going to steel stacks for a concert. There are a couple of pizza places and sportsbars in the area, but not many good restaurants. We stopped by and while the menu was a little confusing the waitress was very accommodating and helped us out. We ordered a couple of pizza which were a neopolitan very thin... More

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MMangia, Owner at Molinari's, responded to this review

Thank you for your considerate review. The menu is constructed so as to provide the complete experience as if you were in Italy. It is our goal that once you enter our doors it is as if you traveled to Italy including the menu. We know that can be awkward but that is part of the fun of being there.... More

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