Molinaro Ristorante

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212 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
At Molinaro Ristorante, our mission is to provide a world class Southern Italian dining experience. We feature the best available chicken, veal, beef and seafood. Our house made pastries, pastas and pizzas are crafted with ingredients and ovens imported from Italy.
We offer over 300 bottles on our expertly crafted Italian-focused wine list, let our Sommelier pair the perfect wine to compliment your dining experience.

Our Private Dining Room can seat up to 24 guests with audio visual available in the room. Our new Wine Cellar event space can accommodate up to 70 guests with a private bar and AV capabilities.
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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I ordered lasagna and our waiter ( who was delightful) came back and said they were out of it. The second thing I ordered was a pasta with a sauce containing sausage ( can’t remember the name) and they were out of that too. The third thing I ordered was pasta with vodka sauce and that was superb! When I eat lunch at 12:30pm I don’t expect the restaurant to be out of anything unless a tour bus stopped there! But I will go back again based on the quality of the lunch I ate.

C
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Our server, Aaron (sp) was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the spicy banana peppers and the linguine pesto. Oh and Branzino!

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect dinner thanks to your staff and especially our waiter Nick. The food was excellent and the service top notch. Can not wait for our next trip into Pittsburgh and a return to your establishment.

M
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta portions for dinner were a bit small. Everyone in our party ordered a pasta and would have liked a second helping. We all had appetizers fortunately. Dessert was excellent.

JO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was poor. I have been there 4 times and it was never even good service :(

J
Pittsburgh
110 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really would give 3 1/2 stars. Pre-theater dinner. Fried calamari cooked well, though breading needed seasoning as it was pretty plain. The sauce and lemon helped. Chicken Caprese was good. Papparadelle Boscaiola was under cooked and cream sauce was a bit gloppy. Their version of papparadelle was too thick which probably contributed to it being cooked way less than al dente. Mark-up on wine is pretty pricey. Our server was very good.

JT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our appetizers {Burrata, Arancini}, drinks {Aperol spritzs}, and entrees {Salmon, Gnocchi, Chicken Parm, Flatbread} were all fantastic! Molinaro's is my favorite Sicilian restaurant in Pittsburgh!!

JO
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner on Saturday we sat outside on a beautiful evening and ate delicious Italian food all of the great
Italian classics
Meatballs, zucchini, stuffed banana peppers and delicious pasta and pizza
Great service and great wine

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Chicken parmigiana lacked seasoning
Ravioli was great

HM
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation on a Tuesday evening and we were promptly seated. Our server was very personable and helpful in regards to gluten-free suggestions, despite the restaurant not having a gluten-free menu. The food was excellent. We had the STRACCIATELLA ROMANA soup and it was tasty. The salads were also very good. The SALMON PORTOFINO, SOLE MUGNAIA were very good but the VEAL PARMIGIANO was outstanding. The wine selection was very good. It was a bit on the pricey side but it would still be a good choice for special occasions.

WD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside was way too loud but inside was a great spot for a business lunch.

T
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was really attentive and so friendly! A very memorable first time.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at Molinaro’s was wonderful. Our group came here for the first time for a special occasion and the service was outstanding! Everyone’s meals were spot on and there were no complaints from the group. The price was a little high for some of the dishes, but with the service you get it’s totally worth it. Highly recommend going here for a special date or occasion!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious.

PG
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pre-show dinner. Service took our schedule into consideration without rushing.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Freshman Duguesne

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great! Apps, entrees and desserts were wonderful

j
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting Molinaro's and I enjoyed my visit very much. I came here to celebrate my friend's birthday and for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and the food was very good and the portions were generous and satisfying. The calamari was cooked to perfection. All of the food was quite tasty including the meatballs, pesto linguine with shrimp and tiramisu for dessert. The manager came over to visit; both he and our server were very personable and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to others and I would return as well.

PG
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Not for lunch. Service was SO SLOW. We had almost a 2 hr lunch and we missed a 1pm meeting.

CS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite new restaurant. Excellent food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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D
Pittsburgh
210 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our time here.

LL
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We've been here several times and we've really wanted to love it because we love the space and the ambience and the food is good, too, sometimes really good. But the service has never been good -- not for lack of trying. People seem like they're trying. But the waiter we had this paat Saturday spent an awful lot of time at whatever computer he was on trying to put orders in and whatever else--we could see him gesturing and being frustrated by it--and it just kept taking him forever to get back to us. At one point, he offered me a second glass of wine but I declined then a few minutes later, I changed my mind and he seemed irritated that I ordered it then instead of earlier and I truly think it's because he had to contend with the computer again. Just guessing but that's what it looked like. Service seems to be an ongoing problem, at least in our experience, which is a bummer. We kept going back, rooting for it.

BM
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Service is very good. food still sucks Ate there when it first opened and thought it may have been just growing pains. Nope the food still sucks! Service is very good and the location is fantastic. Too bad about the food though.

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good service was great. Would definitely go back.

c
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went after a Heinz Hall event. Valet parking in Market Sq is a plus!! Service was impeccable, food fantastic. We were not rushed. Top notch customer service. Ask for Anna. Managers are visible and engaged.

CP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Wine and friendly staff. Our waiter was new to his job and worked hard to make sure we had a great experience

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience, the only issues were regarding two orders of stuffed banana peppers, when asked during the ordering process how many peppers were in an order- we were told 4. A couple in our party were splitting them and one other person ordered them as well for himself.
When they arrived only two were on one plate and 3 were on the other- when asked if there was a mistake, the waiter checked and explained they were by weight not quantity???
Also the number of salads ordered when it first came out was incorrect and they had to get more.
But overall it was a great location, very nice atmosphere and the food was excellent

F
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Molinaros!

j
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the wait staff was superb. Our waiter was informative, friendly and attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent. Great waiter . Outside table overlooking mkt square was very nice- music, activities etc. But was overpriced IMO.

m
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as well as the service. We will definitely be back

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waiter! Very patient with our friend who arrived late and never had us waiting. The service and food were great and I would for sure go back again in the future!

RG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time and both times I was there I had a great experience. The food is phenomenal. I had amazing service on both occasions. I honestly cannot wait to go back again.

O
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our first dinner here. The negronis were excellent, the pasta and veal were perfect and Connor our waiter was very attentive and personable. We will definitely be back soon.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Caesar salad in Pittsburgh!!

MK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service and atmosphere also excellent.

F
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Molinaro. The food is always excellent as is the service.

JS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

At this price point bread brought to table should be fresh and warm, pizza crispy not soggy, food (other than seafood which was excellent) should just be better. Fantastic location, beautiful restaurant, and our server was terrific. Wish I could say the same about the actual food! Does seem fixable.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun night out with my daughter celebrating her new job and my placing at Masters Nationals. Food, service and conversation with waiter were all amazing.

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