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Molinari's, Dorchester Center, MA

Molinari's

4.9
4.9
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
“I wanted to do a place with good Italian comfort food. The simplicity of it, the freshness of it, the quality of ingredients that you get to work with.” They specialize in that quintessential Italian comfort food – pizza. “I think it’s great that the city of Boston is turning around and starting to become known for pizza like the other big cities in the country,” he said. “It is such a simple food but it all comes down to the quality of ingredients.” It’s all done out of an open kitchen where the star of the show is Molinari’s wood burning oven.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 825-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey L. Cincotta

  • Catering

    Catering menu available

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 116 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food from the pizza to the pasta. Not to mention the creme brûlée was great! This is a great spot for our take out spot for an Italian fix. Finally went to sit down and the service was great. Wine menu is on point. Quality Italian food at reasonable price. Not mention theirs easy no hassle parking.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My college friend from 1986 came up from Rhode Island for dinner.She is of Italian decent and absolutely LOVED her meal as did I.This favorite spot of mine never disappoints!!
  3. RJ

    RJB063

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My companion’s Pasta Ala Vodka was excellent. Filet of Sole Piccatta was very good - a fine choice for a light entree. Salad was fresh as always.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is as good as anywhere in Boston. Service is second to none.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    7 woman, everyone loved their meals and leftovers were great the next day. Kerry Ann was terrific, very responsive and accurate. We will be back again soon!
  6. A

    Anon

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  7. P

    Paul

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was the first time in about 6 times that I have been there, and it was not a great experience. Server was not very organized. salads came and two minutes after the meals. No time to enjoy our salads. Felt rushed!
  8. JD

    JosephD

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great, but the people at the table behind us were very loud and it was hard to talk
  9. KH

    KimH

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we get together regularly for pizza and salad…delicious!
  10. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molinari’s is always excellent! Exceptional service and phenomenal food. Happy 6th Birthday!
  11. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was Odee. Definitely coming back. Perfect pasta place in the neighborhood.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  13. GS

    GabrielaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was 10 out 10, definitely recommend it to everyone.
  14. N

    Nancy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and defineitely not the last time! Food quality was outstanding, portion size was excellent and wait staff was attentive. Will definitely go back and I loft the fact they take reservations because it is on the smaller side.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would go back in a heart beat. Kelly was the best bar tender and truly made the entire experience the best!!
  16. k

    kathleenf

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious. Got the shrimp with orzo - so yummy! My husband had the chicken Parmesan and loved it. Service was great!
  17. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Congratulations Brendan!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always.
  19. JC

    JonathanC

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value and good food.
  20. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent!!
  21. RJ

    RJB063

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salad was fresh, pasta dishes cooked to perfection and piping hot. Highly recommended sitting at the bar for watching the cooks at work. Service was pleasant and attentive. Our go to place for Italian.
  22. BD

    BillD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal at Molinari’s Home made pasta makes everything better.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Molinari’s and come here often. The homemade pasta, sauces, and pizza are all out of this world. If you can grab a seat at the bar, do it! It’s impressive seeing everyone in the kitchen zooming around and making delicious meals. The waitstaff is always wonderful as well. A neighborhood gem and must try
  24. L

    Littlelivey

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal! It has been our go to spot for Sunday dinner for 7 months now. Sit at the bar and get dinner and a show
  25. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molinari’s is always excellent! Thanks to Kelly! She’s the best
  26. J

    Joeyballs

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome never disappoints great value great service and great food!!!
  27. JP

    JohnP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was great! Food was Great, always consistent!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always delicious!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time
  30. A

    Anon

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Noise is loud, food is absolutely delicious. The tables for 2 are a bit uncomfortable and close to next party. I feel like I’m dining with them.
  31. J

    Joeyballs

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!!! Service was awesome, we sat at the bar and watched the magic happen
  32. CK

    CathyK

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and service was impeccable. Highly recommend Molinari's.
  33. MO

    MarkO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Great experience. Can’t wait to go back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service! We all loved our meals. Fresh and steaming hot! I’ll be back for sure.
  35. DT

    DTrain891

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great local restaurant with great food and friendly staff who didn't mind our twin toddlers making a mess of things :)
  36. DM

    DotMatt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeff knows what he’s doing. Never a bad meal. It’s a must in the neighborhood
  37. RJ

    RJB063

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Molinari’s fails to disappoint. Seasonal salad was fresh, entrees piping hot and delicious. Server was able to have a dish prepared that wasn’t on the menu. Excellent experience all around.
  38. KB

    KristenB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been disappointed by any dish at this restaurant. Absolutely the best and always my go to for dinner out.
  39. SC

    SusannaC

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t begin to tell you how delicious everything was! Carbonara was better than the one I had on the Via Veneto in Rome!! Can’t wait to go back!
  40. DC

    DebbieC

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Everything on the menu is fantastic. Pizza is delicious, homemade pasta, good beer and wine selection. Friendly wait staff. Able to answer all questions about the menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Molinari's using the Order Online button. Molinari's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 825-1700.

Molinari's is rated 4.9 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Molinari's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Molinari's

789 Adams St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey L. Cincotta

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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