Molinari's

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
12/7/19 Feast of Seven Fishes. Go here for more info and tickets https://bit.ly/8Years7Fish. Hospitality as only Italy can provide. Authentic Italian food. Freshly made pasta. Pizza in the Neapolitan style. Gelato and sorbetto made on premises. Award winning Italian wine list. Italian craft beers. Simple, fresh, flavorful. In addition to getting a great meal, you can feel good about eating at Molinari’s since a portion of sales goes to feed hungry children locally, regionally and globally.
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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An impromptu dinner with my son and girlfriend. Everyone enjoyed their selection. Kendall our waiter was great. Amazing how he can remember everything without writing it down. Enjoyed our evening and will return again.

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Appetizers were wonderful, service was very good!! It was quite cold sitting by the large windows and the group’s consensus on the pasta dishes was fair. I will stick to pizzas and shared plates for my next visit.

T
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to this restaurant in a few years since I moved further away but after this visit, I will make an effort to get back there more often. They added more small plates and it was very hard to choose which ones I wanted to try as they all sounded wonderful. The local greens salad was one of the best salads I've ever eaten and the grilled octopus and New York strip small plates were excellent as well. The bread and olive oil (from Seasons in Bethlehem) were also quite tasty. We took advantage of the Happy Hour pricing for a bottle of wine (red blend) and it was a great value and excellent as well. This is truly one of the best restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.

DG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Looking forward to coming back

r
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Molinaris. We most recently dined there to celebrate my husband's birthday. As always, Molinaris provided a very positive experience, with both high quality food and service. We both ordered the arugula salad as well as the mushroom risotto. Both were scrumptious. Thank you for another lovely meal and being part of our celebration!

JW
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the change in the menu offering with the small plates!

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for dinner before seeing Steely Dan at the Wind Creek Event Center. We started off with the local greens salad. For entrees, we split the Fettuccine and the stuffed pasta. Both
had interesting flavors that worked so well together. Both were delicious. Looking forward to going back next time we are in Bethlehem.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good would definitely recommend to friends and family.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Staff very well briefed on entire menu and wines! Staff offered suggestions and it was right on! I’m going back soon!!

BZ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Always have great food and wonderful service.

CR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think this may very well be the best restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. Every meal we have had here has been outstanding. Their offerings are incredibly flavorful but also experimental. Molinari’s is a gem and it’s prices are very, very reasonable.

r
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was yet another memorable dinner at Molinaris. Kendall provided outstanding service as always; the meal was delicious. Especially noteworthy was the Beet Agnolotti special which was absolutely exquisite, reminiscent of the very best pasta entrees we have eaten in Italy. At this point, Molinaris is one of only two restaurants we feel offer consistently very high quality food and top-notch service in the entire Lehigh Valley. We've tried other restaurants in the ABE area, but over time, the others haven't stood the test of time. Molinaris has been serving excellent food for years, and we greatly appreciate their unwavering attention to quality and to service. Dining at Molinaris is always like being "home".

TA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought friends visiting from Pittsburgh; they are both vegetarians. I had enjoyed a great meal there a few weeks earlier and remembered there were several meatless entrees.
My friends chose a meatless entree and, in fact, so did I, and both were excellent -- mine was a beet pasta filled with butternut squash, in a browned butter sauce, and given its richness, a perfect size portion!
Our server was informative and attentive throughout.
Once again, an outstanding meal and experience.

J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is not as good as it once was. The menu has changed and the quality of the food and ambiance has slipped.

JP
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️Great place! Our appetizers and pasta dishes were amazing! Recommended by our awesome waiter Joshua! Can’t wait to return to try the pizza!

IR
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food and new menu were excellent but the service was way too slow. We would have ordered another bottle of wine but the server took way too long.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the meal and am excited to go back again in the future.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Joshua was well versed with not only the menu but also with complimenting certain dishes. Although our fare was somewhat lite that evening, he did an exceptional job on selling each dish. By far one of the best meals and BEST service we have had in the Lehigh Valley!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We went in July and the food was excellent. We were excited to eat there again and the food was no where as good as the first time we dined. The service was slow even though the restaurant was mostly empty. I ordered the same dish (bucatini) both times and the most recent time there was no flavor and tasted like it was premade. Bread was stale, steak was fatty, octopus was the only tasty dish.

WR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Food was good, not great. For that it is over priced. I get what they are trying to do, farm to table, seasonal menu, trying to be a big city restaurant. It's just not quite there.

D
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food! We were there during happy hour and prices were great!

r
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quality of food very good however portions were small.

j
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molinari’s exceeded our expectations! Tuscan with a twist ! Edwin made sure our dining experience was beyond memorable! Thanks Edwin & Amy our server- Molinari’s is lucky to have you!

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is so fresh! Service was great along with their wine list. Highly recommend!

RR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The mushroom pizza is delicious. Service is always friendly and staff is honest and knowledgeable. We’ve been coming here for years and will continue to be loyal patrons. Highly recommend

OJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, welcoming menu, and attentive staff. I especially like the non-alcoholic drinks menu.

LH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place! If you are looking for classic Italian, this won't be it. That being said, the food was delicious and from Italian roots. Fresh, well herbed dishes served in a leisurely style. Great place to chew, chat and chill with friends over wine.

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered the ragu which was so salty I really couldn’t eat it. My wife’s pasta was not cooked enough.
The lemonade was great.
The burrata salad was great.
We would go there for the wine, salad and pizza.
This was the third time we were disappointed with the entrees.
Great wine list from Italy.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’re from the NY area but visit Allentown often because our son goes to school there. We haven’t found any restaurants we liked at all, UNTIL our dinner at Molinari’s. Now we go there every time. I hope we can find a few more places of this caliber in Bethlehem/Allentown area!

AN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved Amy as our waitress. I had reserved a table two weeks prior to our date and was a bit disappointed being seated by the waiter stand. Otherwise the food was incredible as was the wine list. Wish we had saved room for dessert. It sounded yummy. I was in town for a 90th birthday for my dad and this was the perfect segue into the “family affair.”

RD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

t
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Went to celebrate my wife’s birthday and the combination of great service, great drinks, and great food was outstanding. On the expensive side but I didn’t mind as it was a special occasion and the overall quality experience backed it up.

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food as usual, but the restaurant seemed understaffed on Monday night, 12 August. Our server struggled to keep up with the many tables he had to serve both inside the restaurant and outside on the patio. While we enjoyed the relaxed pace of the dinner, we did have long waits right from the time we were seated and throughout the entire meal. Our server did a great job and was excellent, but he couldn’t keep up.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid dining experience -- Molinari's staff and service is superb and the regularly updated menu takes advantage of seasonal produce and foods. It has been a favorite for years.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 39 wedding anniversary! Everyone was great! We will be back for sure! Worth the drive to Bethlehem for sure! Thanks for a great time! Awesome food!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food is awesome!!
Help with the wine menu was great.
This place will not disappoint.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service. We had the arugal salad, meatball pizza, and a shrimp pasta dish. They happily split the salad and pasta dishes for us.

S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molinari’s is our ‘go to’ place for a nice dinner out. Food and service are always great!

JM
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. entire staff was friendly. Recommendations were helpful.

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