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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


$31 - $35
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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insalata mista
a mixed green salad w/ carrots, celery, in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing w/ sliced parmigiano cheese.
insalata di campagna
bib lettuce, tomatoes, onions, extra virgin olive oil & lemon juice.
insalata di funghi e sedano
fresh sliced mushrooms, celery & rugola in a lemon dressing w/ sliced parmigiano cheese.
insalate cesare
the classic *caesar* salad
insalata rucola e radicchio
arugula & radicchio w/ house dressing
insalata tricolore
lettuce & shrimp, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar
insalata di pollo alla griglia
bib lettuce w/ grilled chicken breast & house dressing
la caprese
fresh buffalo mozzarella sliced tomatoes & basil drizzled w/ extra virgin olive oil.
melanzane alla parmigiana
eggplant baked w/ mozzarella & parmigiano cheese
bruschetta al pomodoro
open-face ciabatta bread baked & topped w/ fresh-diced tomatoes, garlic, & basil drizzled in extra virgin olive oil
crostini ai funghi
open-face ciabatta bread baked w/ mozzarella cheese & topped w/ sautéed mushrooms
crostini al prosciutto
open-face ciabatta bread baked w/ mozzarella cheese & topped w/ prosciutto
zuppa di spinaci
fresh blended spinach soup
zuppa di farro
Spelt (organic whole-wheat) famous tuscan soup considered good for the heart by Italians
zuppa di lenticchie
classic‎ italian lentil soup
minestra di verdura
The classic Italian vegetable soup
tuscany's most famous soup of fresh vegetables, beans, & cabbage.
ai funghi porcini
italian arborio rice w/ porcini mushrooms in a white wine sauce
con asparagi
italian arborio rice w/ fresh sliced asparagus
alla creme di scampi
italian arborio rice w/ prawns in a pink tomato sauce.
spaghetti alla carbonara
spaghetti‎ w/ a sauce of italian bacon, eggs, pecorino & parmigiano cheeese in white wine
rigatoni all' amatriciana
short‎ tube pasta w/ italian bacon, garlic, onion in a tomato & white wine sauce
penne all' arrabiata
"angry pasta" quill shaped pasta, garlic, tomato & flaked red peppers
spaghetti ai frutti di mare
spaghetti w/ fresh prawns, squid, clams & mussels in a tomato sauce.
fusilli primavera
corkscrew pasta w/ spring vegetables; peas, carrots, celery, squash, onions & diced tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil
spaghetti al pomodoro
spaghetti w/ tomato sauce, garlic & fresh basil
capellini al pomodoro e basilico
spaghetti w/ tomatoes, garlic & fresh basil
agnolotti alla contadina
ravioli‎ stuffed w/ tuscan salami, chicken & ricotta cheese in a pink cream sauce.
gnocchi alla sorrentina
fresh potato dumplings w/ a tomato sauce & a touch of basil
cannelloni di spinaci e ricotta
bake cannelloni w/ spinach, ricotta cheese & tomato cheese
pappardelle con sugo di pollo
flat pasta w/ chicken & tomato sauce
tagliatelle alla fiorentina
fresh‎ flat pasta w/ grind veal, beef, & pork simmered in wine, cognac, & tomato sauce.
gnocchi alla sorrentina
fresh potato dumplings w/ a tomato sauce & a touch of basil
tagliolini con gamberi e arugula
fresh thin pasta w/ shrimp & arugula
pollo al limone
chicken breast sautéed w/ white wine & lemon
pollo alla boscaiola
"woodcutters" chicken breast w/ mushrooms in white wine sauce
pollo al rosmarino
grilled skinless chicken breast marinated w/ rosemary served w/ fresh sautéed vegetables.
branzino alla griglia
fresh grilled atlantic striped sea bass served w/ fresh vegetables.
salmone ai porri
fresh salmon sautéed w/ leeks, white wine, cognac & extra virgin olive oil in a pink sauce.
a specialty of naples to honor queen margherita of the netherlands, w/ mozzarella cheese, basil & tomatoes.
con prosciutto
With cured Italian ham from parma
mozzarella, prosciuto, boiled egg, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, olives, & tomatoes.
bresaola e rughetta
tomato, mozzarella, cured beef & rugola
quattro formaggi
parmigiano, mozzarella, fontina & pecorino cheeses
con verdure
with fresh vegetables: peppers, eggplant, onions & zucchini
con funghi
with mushrooms
mozzarella pomodoro cipolla basilico e olio
mozzarella cheese, tomato, onion, basil & extra virgin olive oil
grilled eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, lettuce & tomato
salame e provolone
tuscan salami, provolone cheese, tomatoes & lettuce
mortadella fontina e melanzane
italian ham w/ pistachio, fontina cheese & eggplant
prosciutto e fontina
cured ham from parma thinly sliced w/ fontina cheese, tomato & lettuce
bresaola e rughetta
bresaola (cured beef) thinly sliced w/ mozarella, tomato & arugula
con pollo
grilled skinless chicken breast w/ tomato & lettuce
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The food at Mollies is great, and Mollie herself is a sweetheart. Who cares if Oprah, Barack and Nancy Pelosi are only memories captured on photos at the front table and they’re not sitting at the table next to you - Mollies delivers great food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 15, 2018

My wife and I went to the State St. Mollies before the Symphony concert. We hadn't been to the Montecito location, but heard that Lasagna was a signature dish; so we each had the Lasagna. If you expect a stack of noodles with a rich...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Mollie's food is very sophisticated and delicious. She's been there for a quite a while and is a celebrity favorite

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Trattoria Mollie (or Mollie's) is now also located on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara (1200 block, near the Granada Theater). I just enjoyed a meal of bruschetta, eggplant parmigiana, and cheesecake, and everything was especially delicious. The eggplant dish was a perfect blend of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Ate a late dinner at the bar. Very good service and good food. We had a pizza, which wasn't bad at all. Not the best, but pretty good. Also, the lasagna, which was good. Not sure I would return, but it was pretty good.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I had never eaten here and heard many raves about it. I'm thinking its because famous people go there. Service was "good". Food "very good". But wine list was inadequate. There were only 2 chardonnays and they were either $56 or $59. That is ridiculous....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This Trattoria apparently boasts TV celebrities amongst their clientele, the food was very good though I found the wine list expensive.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed March 9, 2018

After the fire and floods of late 2017-early 2018 we wanted to show our support to the local restaurants, and Trattoria Mollie did not disappoint. We sat outside in the early spring time warmth, and lunch was delightful. The table ordered Insalata Tricolore with shrimp,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Over the years I have enjoyed lunch or dinner at this long standing restaurant. It’s always been pricey but worth the it. Sadly my last visit just after Coast Village Road reopened after the mudslides, was most disappointing. There were only a few tables and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 19, 2018

In warm weather the patio on the Coast Village Road is far enough above the street that it feels good and private. In cold weather the main dining room is very attractive and warm and welcoming. The menu is extensive and they always have specials....More

Date of visit: February 2018
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