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Molinari's, Dorchester Center, MA

Molinari's

4.9
4.9
101 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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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–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 101 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Best Overall

  • Boston / New England

    Best Food

  • Boston / New England

    Best Value

  • Boston / New England

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boston / New England

    Italian

  • Boston

    Best Overall

  • Boston

    Best Food

  • Boston

    Best Service

  • Boston

    Best Value

  • Boston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boston

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  2. k

    kathleenf

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Congratulations Brendan!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always.

  5. JC

    JonathanC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great value and good food.

  6. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. L

    Littlelivey

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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

  11. JR

    JenniferR

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Molinari’s is always excellent! Thanks to Kelly! She’s the best

  12. J

    Joeyballs

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always awesome never disappoints great value great service and great food!!!

  13. JP

    JohnP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Service was great! Food was Great, always consistent!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome time

  15. A

    Anon

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.

  16. J

    Joeyballs

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. DT

    DTrain891

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 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 :)

  21. 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

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. J

    Jude

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Always delicious and great customer service!! Fresh, homemade pasta. Great portions. Neighborhood Gem.

  27. W

    Wren523

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so delicious and Carrie Ann our server was so helpful with suggestions as it was our first visit to Molinari’s. We can’t wait to return. Great experience in every way.

  28. M

    Mema

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Pizza was great but the rest of our meal was mediocre at best. We won’t go back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We recently discovered this place and we love it! We will definitely be back .. again and again. Delicious, fun, laid back, great quality.

  30. DH

    DanielleH

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, Molinari’s did not disappoint! The food and service were outstanding!!

  31. M

    Mema

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food may be the best Italian in the Boston area and I live near the Northend. Noise level is a little robust but that won't keep me away. Was there on a weekend evening. Perhaps the noise level is better during the week. My son and husband have enjoyed lunch there when fewer people = less noise. My only real problem is that everything is so amazing that I eat way too much. Love the fact that Mr Molinari visits the diners.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Everything was delicious, highly recommend

  33. LT

    LendseyT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was so very flavorful and tasty. I can see why they are busy! Although I got to my (3 person) reservation 10 minutes early, I did have to wait until my other friend arrived to be seated. Parking is a bit of challenge but it's Boston. I am definitely coming back!

  34. K

    Knor

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food & service!

  35. CH

    CindyH

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a big family (7) plus a baby on Saturday night. The team at Molinari's made us all feel welcome, super friendly environment, delicious food, and the 'place' to be on a Saturday night. The pasta is all homemade, fresh and yummy sauces. This is a winner1

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite local Italian.

  37. EO

    EatOutAlot

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated my sister’s birthday here and everything from the service to the food was exceptional!

  38. MK

    MeKAC

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our server could not have been more wonderful! The food was FRESH and flavorful.Definitely a neighborhood vibe. Great experience all around.

  39. R

    doubleR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the food and the vibe. Everything we ordered was delicious. Will be back!

  40. KT

    KarenT

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant! Excellent food and srr!

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 101 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

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Molinari's

789 Adams St Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dorchester

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–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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