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About Molino's Ristorante

At Molino's Ristorante, owner and native Italian Kanuccio Purisico captivates diners with a menu of mouthwatering Northern Italian fare. Dishes of calamari fritti, and clams oreganato entice appetites, and burbling waterfalls beckon outdoors as patrons find themselves in sunny Adriatic here in beautiful Bonita Springs. Our culinary team dazzle guests with authentic dishes such as the lambata di vitello alla griglia, a grilled veal chop accessorized with hot cherry peppers and mushrooms, or the rollatine melanzane, ricotta cheese rolled into thinly sliced eggplant and topped with tomato sauce. For those searching for ocean-fresh seafood try our salmone onde e terra, a cut of broiled salmon luxuriously lounging in a rich cognac sauce with a posse of peas, prosciutto, and mushrooms.

26841 S. Bay Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 992-7025

Website:
http://www.molinosristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Kenny Purisico

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Available for buyout and parties up to 60 people private, also private VIP table in wine cellar for up to 12 people.

Molino's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Casual (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service is always excellent. Thank you.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Enjoyed the food as well as the ambience. would definitely return...

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great restaurant we come every time we are in town!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Vegan, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our table had two veal dishes that were poor in quality. Veal was breaded and fried and tough. Veal pieces were quite small and overlooked. Both dishes were unappetizing.
One diner requested sauce on the side as opposed to on the meat and the platter came drenched in sauce. The restaurant was busy service was slow to approach table initially and maintained slow response time. Usually this is not the case at this establishment but over the last month the food quality has noticeably deteriorated

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food, great Italian cuisine . Favorite restaurant in the area. Sometimes service could be better, depending on the waiter. Overall, very good.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant.....delicious as usual....we love it and great value

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Beat's the nearby competition for service and quality.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great food. LOVE the vodka penne with chicken

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great the waiter attentive just a good place to dine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The best eggplant rolatini ever........A must go for authentic Italian

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food very disappointing- when pasta is very over cooked in a place that specializes in Italian.... and dishes quite watery- all ☹️

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our service was great and the atmosphere was really nice. I thought the sauce could use some help, it lacked flavor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was expensive and food was mediocre. They ran out of Budweiser after only one beer.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always enjoy our dining at Molino’s ! The Italian food is one of the best here in Florida! We come for dinner & also bring friends to enjoy! Nice atmosphere for Special occasions! Great food & wine & the staff is always friendly & great service! Will always recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Nick, Joey and Al are always great. They treat you like extended Italian familia! Food’s great, not costly. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and service were very good. Used a coupon for a discount and the company accepted and applied with no difficulty.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

First of all, I was hoping to find a new place to put on my list of regular restaurants. However, we were seated at a table for 2 next to a high wall, which separated the kitchen from the dining area. Felt claustrophobic. A waiter came to take drink orders. I drink Jack and diet 7-up, but will take Sprite if I have to. They had no 7-up or Sprite of any kind. This was a Saturday night! So, I couldn't get a simple drink. Their Spiedini appetizer, which is why I was looking forward to going there, was mostly bread in an orange liquid that tasted of neither anchovies nor capers. It was like eating a sponge. The main courses, eggplant parm and veal parm were served on a plate with very overcooked pasta. The red sauce was a cut above ketchup. No pieces of tomato or spices were visible. The cheese that was placed on the top was probably Polly-O. Normally, both of these dishes are baked in a ceramic baking dish that is placed in an oven to melt and brown the fresh mozzarella cheese. The pasta is typically served on the side. Not at thisplace! This was a total disappointment. At one point I thought I might have been in a retirement home dining room with plain, dull food. Sbarros is better.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We keep going back for the food and the staff, but the last few times have been inconsistent. Half moon ravioli's are sometimes square and taste off. Bread feels stale . The air conditioner has not worked properly since we were there in July! Staff is still wonderful, but with so many other Italian options close by(and one right across the sidewalk) we may look to dine elsewhere next time. Sad.. we have been going there for years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always food & service can't be beat. Joey did a great job

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was o.k. Nothing great. The service was extremely slow, although once he finally got to our table, the waiter apologized for ignoring us for so long. The 4 stars for value is given because we were able to use a 30% off coupon.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Showed up for reservation..place was mostly empty..Waited a few minutes...NO-ONE bothered to greet us.....fan was blowing, tables stacked up in corner near entrance..

Place was hot...no AC,,..we walked out! Honestly the place looked tired and worn....

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good old fashioned Italian food. Place was packed so a little slow on service at first. Would go back.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and wine. We all enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 17, 2017

As always, the food and the service were outstanding. Thank you to Nick for a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a delightful & delicious dinner w/ great service!!!

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Formal decor, quiet atmosphere in off-season. Server did a great job. Very friendly and helpful with menu selections.
Food was fresh and wine selections were good. Appetizer was not prepared as described and was somewhat disappointing.
Would have been much better if prepared in a more traditional Italian style. Entree was very good. Fresh vegetables and good ricotta made a plentiful serving of eggplant rollitini a delightful selection. My wife's entree was equally good with fresh and tasty shrimp over pasta. Nicely prepared. My dessert cannoli was not as expected. I would have preferred one filled in a more traditional style with creamy slightly sweet ricotta, chocolate and citrus zest. Unfortunately, it's filling was a thick and highly sugary blend that was not very pleasant. Overall dinnerc was pleasant, but some dishes needed improvement.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We come here at least 2 times a month -sometimes more. Service is excellent, atmosphere like a small trattoria in Italy (very authentic) & the food is always excellent. They don't have an "attitude" like some other places nearby do!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Didn't have Titos vodka. Didn't have wines on menu. Ordered Dover Sole; fish was good but came swimming in butter sauce. Should have been on the side. Linguini in clam
sauce dry. Food was served on smokin hot plates. we like room temperature plates; waiter should tell you before ordering. Music was too loud and electric rock during last part of meal. We felt like they wanted us to leave and close up.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Just delightful! We had a coupon and the value was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Little noisy inside. Great outdoors. Meals varied & inconsistent - some very good, some so-so. Great service. Fun for get together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Good food, service was good, environment was pleasant and evening was enjoyable

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 17, 2017

As always, it's great here-from the food, to the atmosphere, to the service --Great!!!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Menu is very good with quite a bit to choose from and not your every day food. Food was excellent. All 5 of us enjoyed our dishes very much. Service was attentive and excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We enjoyed Molinos. The food was great. We feel the waiter sorta quick served us. We had to ask slow down the food. He also did not give us all the options. We had to ask.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Nicola was a wonderful waiter. Food here is consistently good & very close to Italy, much more than the other Italian - American red sauce places around. Veal Francese was excellent, baked clams also. Plus they don't have an "attitude" here like at DeRomo's

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 25, 2017

All five of us enjoyed our delicious entrees as well as desserts/cappuccino. Missed some menu items as the menu recently changed for Summer.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We are basing our review on past dining experience at Molino's. We made this reservation on Opentable for 4 p.m. only to find contrary to Opentable availability reservations the restaurant does not open until 5 p.m.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Both chicken entrees (Milanese & Cream Mushroom sauce) were cooked exquisitely to perfection. The marinara sauce was also delicious. The desserts were equally delicious. Our server was attentive, professional, courteous & informative. We are looking forward to frequently dining at Molino's in the future for perfectly prepared meals. Fine dining at it's finest.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Always delightful and delicious.

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 14, 2017

When we order our dinner we notice that the entree' might not be enough so we ordered 2 sides portions of spaghetti in vodka source and asked if our son could have regular tomato source for his penne dinner. When our dinner arrived 1 entree was missing a item and the tomato source was way to much in the serving that it could not be eaten. Our waiter did not come over to us until one of us were finished. We complained about the dinners and the 2 sides of spaghetti were billed as 2 entree's at $39.00 my son did not eat the penne and was charged full price. Our bill was $121.09 and the waiter apologized for the dinners.
We will not return to this restaurant.

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