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Molinari's

322 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA
610-625-9222
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Ranked #20 of 314 restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I ate here on a visit to Bethlehem to tour area colleges with my college-bound teenager. The quality of the cuisine at this restaurant belies that it is in Bethlehem, PA. The food is outstanding. We ate a pasta dish that was as good as any I ate in Italy (and I've been to Italy 3 times and the last... More

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Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Without a doubt, this is the absolutely best Euro-Italian restaurant in the tri-state area, and probably the entire north-east (outside of Manhattan). I've enjoyed high-end Italian food in New York, London, Paris, and Rome, and Molinari's competes with the best of them. They claim to use only the best quality locally sourced fresh ingredients, and it immediately shows in their... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Delicious food, awesome service from Hilary. There were 4 of us and we all raved about our meals. A gem.

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COOPERSBURG
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Word of warning, do not use Molinari's online reservation email process. Made reservations 5 days in advance via their website. Since we had a party of 8 I called the day before to confirm and oopss, sorry we never got your email request. Can't help you, we have nothing until 9pm. Needless to say not a good experience at all.... More

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

Denise, firstly, we would like to offer our sincerest apologies that our website did not function as it should have. We truly aim to make sure that all things related to an experience at Molinari's are easy and enjoyable. That being said, we take great efforts to make it clear in our contact forms that it is, indeed, a request... More

Allentown, PA
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For the second year, Molinari's hosted a fundraising dinner for the SouthSide Film Festival. Chef Michael Joyce was joined by 4 other chefs, Lee Chizmar of Bolete, Shawn Doyle from Savory Grille, Michael Adams of the Hotel Bethlehem, and Alan Pitotti of Dolce Patisserie put on a fantastic dinner! Each course was incredibly delicious. In addition, South Italy Wine Imports... More

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant had a very unique menu with a great way to share with everyone at the table. I will return for sure.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

So accommodating and the food is delicious. I come here a lot with a vegan friend and they always make us something fabulous. The staff is wonderful, bar is fun and the best pasta in Bethlehem.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 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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