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Always a great experience! Vinny at the bar is all about the service !!
We made a reservation, arrived on time and were told it would be 25-30 minutes for a table unless we wanted to sit in the bar area. Food was mediocre, service was okay. Will not be going back.
Great food, attentive service, nice ambiance. Not inexpensive but delicious food and generous portions
The stuffed trout was incredible as was the Bolognese. Very pleasant staff.
Everything we ordered was amazing! Highly recommend the Spanish octopus and the lobster truffle pasta!
this was our first visit and we will definitely be back soon. The food and service excellent!!!!
Terrific restaurant with great food and attentive staff. We love this place!
Excellent spot that is beautifully decorated for a below ground location. Outstanding bar and fresh seafood.
Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Service was phenomenal. 10/10
Il Molo is always consistently good! Great atmosphere!
Handsome modern Italian space with comfortable seating (high bar stools, nicely spaced tables), Italian (and a bit of Spanish) anthem-like music (think lush strings, loud tenors), excellent service (from Hakim who couldn't have been more knowledgeable and professionally friendly), and superb food (the grilled octopus appetizer is the best yet). And it wasn't overrun with tourists - seemed more like a locals or at least not-the-usual-tourists who were there.
I went here back over the summer and had a good/great meal. Most recent visit was New Year’s Eve. The fixed price menu was $85 per person and probably at least $20 more than what I’d expect to pay. And the food was not worth anywhere near that. I had the scallops and risotto. Scallops were cooked well. But the risotto was not good.
I don’t know the economics of the New Year’s Eve menus. And I really like this place and want it to succeed. It is 2 minutes from my home.
But if serving over priced, below average quality for price food cooked and served by the B team you risk losing business.
I’m leaving this review because I really do want this place to improve and stick around. But don’t do New Year’s Eve there.
Bright but calming decor, a noise level consistent with conversation, and fantastic seafood. We were very pleased with our dinner there.
An incredible experience. Amazing seafood and wonderful service.
my mistake for coming to predominantly seafood restaurant when i don't eat seafood. that said, ten minutes went by before a server came to my table to offer me a beverage; i had made eye contact with a server in my first couple minutes there, and he acknowledged me, but never came by to take a drink order. the next hiccough was that il molo offers no substitutions. i asked to replace the arugula (which i do not like; too bitter) with the risotto from another dish, but this was not possible. per my server, no accomodations may be made regarding any substitutions, but i was allowed to purchase the spinach side. lastly, i was not given a knife to cut my meat with, and the server finally brought one over after i had nearly finished my meal with the help of the fork only. that said, the server was thoughtful and did comp the spinach and drink on the final total so i did leave the 20% tip, but i won't be coming back. inattentive service, inflexible menus, and not worth the $60 i ended up leaving. my guest was seafood-friendly so underwent no problems, but still did comment that the experience this time was not as excellent as previous ones.
This is our “go to” restaurant in the neighborhood. Food is always great with creative specials, service is exceptional, and the staff - Vinny at the bar and Rachel at the door - are always welcoming and and a joy to see.
Excellent service, wonderful food, highly recommend!
Everything about our meal here was excellent: The service, wine selection, food. And it was all a really great value. I will return to Il Molo anytime I am in Boston.
A very loud table made it difficult to truly enjoy our meals. Also the men’s bathroom has a terrible smell every time someone opened the door.
Our 5-6th time dining at Il Molo was a winner! Our guests were in heaven, devouring a seafood tower & the seafood stew. Although we've had a couple of bad experiences (e.g., swordfish was a little dry), our faith is restored when we return and have excellent seafood & pasta dishes. We'll keep going back!
What an outstanding meal - and great service too. As a frequent business traveler I get to try a wide variety of restaurants. The pasta special I had during my visit was one of the 10 best I’ve ever had, including my many trips to Italy. All the seafood was cooked to perfection. The pasta was al dente and the flavor was sublime.
Will definitely be coming back! Outstanding food and service
We eat at Il Molo frequently, since we live in the neighborhood. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have this restaurant close by. Food is always good and the staff is terrific.
In Boston for the evening and looking for a great restaurant. We found IL Molo and could not have made a better choice! The fish could not have been fresher or more deliciously prepared. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable as to the wine and offered us the perfect pairing suggestion. Overall, a fabulous experience. Thank you IL Molo, we will be back!
Great wine! And service!
Was so perfect! Sat at bar for an hour, Vinnie, the bartender was attentive, made great martini and kept his promise to me that I don't have more than 2!!! Our waitress was excellent, food so good.
We were the last ones to leave (sorry everyone) ! I loved the decor and vibe. I would definitely go back again
Food was delicious! Service was pretty bad... out waitress kept forgetting about us. She offered to bring us dessert menus, and then we were scolded by the hostess for asking for an update on the dessert menus (because, as it turns out, there are no dessert menus).
Great way to start a vacation with my grandson! First night in Boston and we chose IL MOLO!!! Fantastic!’
Very clean and interesting decor.
The.staff were very accomodating. The chef made meatballs to order for my father. Good wine selection, draft beer and wine. Thumbs up
Absolutely wonderful little seafood place. Wouldn’t have known how nice it was just walking by, but once inside it was great from start to finish! Great ambiance, great food, and top notch service! Highly recommend!
The food was lovely, and our server very knowledgeable. The noise level was pretty high because of the stone walls. The service was also a bit slow, but then there were two big tables next to us. I would definitely go again, but maybe they can do something to blur the noise by putting something else into the ceiling. It made it hard to hear my companion across the table.
Nice meal, prompt efficient service.
Food was excellent. The server was not the friendliest but she was efficient.
Loved the space, ambience, food and service ! We will definitely be back!
Wonderful restaurant, from their service to food & drinks. If I had to find a negative, the only criticism would be that I did not book a high top table in my Open Table reservation but we were seated at one. (I did not want to make a change once we were seated since we were a party of 6.) The decor & atmosphere are very well thought-out & welcoming.
Great lobster fra diavlo dinner special. The food, service and ambience are always first class
Sat at the bar. Had the sashimi appetizer special and the stuffed chicken entree special. Everything was wonderful! Will be back soon.
Great atmosphere, but food was completely underwhelming.
All really good
Upscale space in the Northend. Exceptional caring service. Seafood uneven. Did not help to start the meal with over cooked “tough “ calamari. House made tiramisu ended the meal on a positive note.
IL Molo is rated 4.6 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.
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