Molinari's

4.9
39 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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What 39 people are saying
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4.5
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NTGil
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding.... especially the marsala. Our waitress was really helpful and attentive. Had a great time.

EJ
vipEdandJ
New England
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town. Way better than the North End.

JH
JoyH
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Best meatballs ever! Garlic bread with cheese was very special. Shrimp fra Diablo and lobster scampi excellent. Had the zepoli for dessert. Everything cooked to order, sat at bar and loved watching the open kitchen. Will go back asap.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Excellent service

JH
JohnH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another great experience. Food and service outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Molinari’s. We continue to bring friends who have not been and they become fans after one time. Delicious food and great staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pasta dishes as usual. Attentive service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

DW
DawnW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, pasta and desserts made made fresh in house. Server was friendly and helpful with wine choices and food.

K
Kerryb
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Watching the chefs from the “bar” area was the highlight of our dinner. They were so fast, and everything came out so quickly it was too hot to eat! Delicious!

JH
JohnH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated promptly at our reservation time and wait staff greeted us right away. Not our first time at Molinari's... The food was outstanding as usual. Our group had a mix appetizers, pizza and pasta dinners, all served timely and hot. I highly recommend Molinari's for anyone who enjoys freshly prepared Italian cuisine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the restaurant, food is amazing as always. Our table of two was sandwiched between the bar and another table beside the window so we were constantly watching our elbows for people passing but the food was really good so made up for it. It was also a Friday night so expectedly busy. Will be back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Jovial atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Noisy but fun.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our entrees were deliscious!
Pizzas just amazing too ! Can’t wait to go back .
Crazy busy so make a reservation .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food, service, personal attention - outstanding! Can’t wait to come back and try other things on this “to die for“ menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Best pizza I have had in a long time!! Hats off to Chef Jeff!

CK
CathyK
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so delicious and the service was excellent
The portions were very large so we have enough for another meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ALWAYS!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Put this on the list of must try places in Boston! You will not regret I promise!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a great spot for a delicious, reasonably priced meal! Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience at Molinaris!! The food was outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff are amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is unreal

AH
AnneH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We go there every Wednesday night.
The first time I was disappointed with food. Getting a little too loud. What ever happened to restaurants were you could have conversation not yelling across the table ? I certainly miss those days
Overall I really love this place. Sorry I chose wrong item on menus this week. Staff is fabulous !!!!

M
Melissa
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not accommodating. Does not honor open table requests.

DL
DeborahL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative, plentiful, and delicious. Service was great, so welcoming, warm, prompt but not rushed. Overall a wonderful evening out.

S
vipSteph
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. we love the grilled chicken wings.

o
vipomnomnom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian food I've had in Boston. Never had a bad meal. The pizza is amazing, the pasta is delicious, the desserts are delicious, the waiters are hospitable. It's unassuming but homey. Love it here.

JK
JenK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having Molinari’s in the neighborhood. The food is great and I love that they have outdoor seating and cocktails now.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around!

M
Melissa
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and perfect service from Sarah

NR
NicholasR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes it was excellent and I highly recommend it. Great value, quality and service.

O
Outstanding
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 at the back booth and another table of 2 by the window. We had a fabulous time and the food was excellent. Arancini calls were over the top delicious, bruschetta amazing, our favorite dishes were Chicken Saltimboca to die for! Carbonara with pancetta had this smokey flavor that I must say was the best I’ve ever had!! Our waitress was over the top excellent and we even got the Kitchen a sick pack which is an option on the menu which shows appreciation to all the hard working staff. They were very grateful. The prices are so reasonable we are making this our go to restaurant for every occasion. Just love it here. And Doreen one of the owners was very accommodating to get our party of 10 in on a busy Saturday night. Book ahead though this place is busy and well worth it!!!

M
Melissa
Orlando
78 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service

AL
vipAnthonyL
New England
41 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is a gem! Sitting at the bar you feel like you are watching a movie!! The team works in symphony with each other and you feel like sort of the family! Love this place!

ER
EmiliaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You don't have to go to the North End to get great Italian Food. Or Napoli to get great Italian Pizza. this is as good as it gets. Crowded, a bit noisy and wait people are rushing around so you have to wait a bit. Totally worth it.

ML
MichelleL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistently great. Service is always prompt and friendly. Chef Jeff always available and welcoming to guests

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I have heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it... so glad we did. Restaurant and bathrooms were very clean, staff was friendly and our food was great! The eggplant roll ups and short rib ravioli was 👍

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 39 OpenTable diners.

Molinari's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/molinari-s/giftcards?utm_source=opentablelist&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=opentablelistcampaign.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.