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8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6345
+1 440-974-2750
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Englewood, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to go to Molinari's when in the area often but stopped going because of an overall unfriendly atmosphere by both the owner and staff. The food was always very good. We decided to try it again after many years of staying away. Again the food was very good. It was a weeknight and the restaurant was not very... More 

Thank K8E54
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend for lunch at Molinari's. We had not seen each other for a long time and wanted to visit. We started by selecting two wines, we paid the retail price plus a $5 corkage fee. It is a great selection and the BEST value way to enjoy fine wine without all the extra costs that restaurants pile... More 

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Chardon, Ohio
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501 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a spicy blue burger and an Italian burger. Both were juicy and hot with delicious buns to match. Disappointed that they were out of sweet potato fries but the regular fries were perfect. Desserts of banana foster and creme brûlée completed a great lunch. Service from Michelle was wonderful too

Thank davechardon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We always come to Molinari's for special occasions because of the gourmet food and elegant atmosphere. We have always ordered from the daily "specials" (especially seafood) and have never been disappointed!

Thank Tracy B
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I think it's so sad how the young adult changed settings of fine dining, operas etc.. there is very few dress requirements in this world anymore. But the dining is still the same as in fantastic food and drink! Highly recommened.

Thank Sue D
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had not been to Molinari's for many years and suggested we go for dinner with friends. It was so good the first time, I still remembered what I ate. We started off with a hostess who didn't even know they served liquor. We waited 25 minutes to order drinks which were unattractively served. We were at the table for... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This Italian restaurant has an interesting menu that goes beyond traditional Italian fare. Those in our party who had a pasta dish thoroughly enjoyed it. Portions were large enough that most took leftovers home. There was an extensive menu of specials that all sounded interesting. I had salmon in a lovely sauce and garnished with pickled onions that added depth... More 

Thank coolcarm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been patrons of Molinari's for many years and are always impressed with the total experience. The menu is well thought out with many enticing regular offerings and a cornucopia of inviting specials. Every time we've dined there (and I do mean every!) we have been completely pleased with every aspect of our meals. The service is always impeccable.... More 

Thank Karen K
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a great experience!! I rarely rate a place with 5 stars but this restaurant is absolutely worth it! From the fantastic wine selection, to the great starters en delicious mains and dessert. Our waitress was an absolute delight and no request was too big or small. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody!

Thank theot602
Mentor, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Food is Very good, it is pricey, but the food is great. If you care about the taste and quality of your food, then this will be a place to eat. The staff (server) was not the nicest, I could not tell if she was having a bad day or if she was arrogant. There seems to be a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8900 Mentor Ave, Ste J, Mentor, OH 44060-6345
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Mentor
  • Phone Number: +1 440-974-2750

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?