Molto Bene

4.5
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268 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcomed is exactly how we want you to feel the moment you walk through our doors. Located in the heart of Bellmore, Molto Bene invites you to feel right at home. Our menu offers a cuisine full of variety that consists of rich authentic flavors, featuring signature dishes such as Veal Parmigiana, Stuffed Rigatoni Bolognese, and Gamberi Fra Diavolo. Our pasta is made fresh every day, adding to the fully Italiano experience.
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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor set up even though it faces Merrick Rd. Food and service was excellent. All covid rules were followed. Looking forward to going back.

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MicheleG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The homemade burrata is a must!

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vipTriciaG
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Do not hesitate to try this restaurant; it literally is Molto Bene! The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. There’s indoor and outdoor dining options. Although it’s located on a busy (Merrick Road), the management did a great job of creating a nice dining experience outdoors and we enjoyed our meal immensely on a mild September evening. We didn’t order dessert yet the waiter came out and surprised us with a wonderful slice of chocolate mousse. Very classy move and a great business move. This has become my husband’s new favorite restaurant and he’s a tough critic. Bon appétit!

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vipBrutus813
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arturo, as always was attentive, and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food ! Would definitely go again service was excellent!!!

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vipAudreyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been there many times. Food I consistently delicious. Service is awesome

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vipIlicia
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and had terrific service. All 4 at the table had specials (3fish) (1 lamb chop) and everyone raved.
From appys to dinner and wine. All great. Highly recommend.

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JeannieC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here for my boyfriend's birthday. Couldn't have been more pleased. He's a bit of a restaurant snob, so I was a little hesitant. No worries. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambiance was right on point. I will definitely return to try something else on the menu. The only downside was deciding on what to order. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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vipMarkZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as always. Restaurant was respectful of required COVID-19 safety measures.

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BarbaraK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The escargot in pesto with goat cheese was outstanding as was the service!

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JakeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Gem of a place! The staff is so welcoming and polite. The food is so FRESH, Youll never get a bad meal here.

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vipLinda
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Service inside was very comfortable and spacious. There is outdoor dining, too.

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SusanS
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from appetizers to dessert was delicious and the service was excellent. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely recommend the restaurant.

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vipRhondaW
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming outdoor area and spectacular food and service! A neighborhood gem!

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vipTriciaG
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my Husband’s birthday and I thought we’d try a new restaurant. We were both VERY glad we did. There was outdoor seating which was a lovely setup except for the fact that it’s right on Merrick Road and there were several loud muscle cars that sped by during our meal. Totally no reflection or fault of Molto Bene; We could’ve opted to eat inside. Our Waiter was EXCELLENT which totally enhanced our dining experience and the food was AMAZING. The menu is extensive with plenty of choices and also several specials for that particular day. Also, The prices are very reasonable. My Husband is not easy to impress. His stock answer whenever I ask how his meal is is always “it’s OK” but this time when I asked him he looked at me and enthusiastically and said, “It’s delicious!.” (He had the Veal Parmigiana). I booked a reservation through Open Table and noted it was a special occasion/birthday and the Waiter surprised us with a chocolate mousse dessert equipped with a lit candle. It was a really nice touch and on the house. Very classy. We will definitely be back. Trust me, this restaurant is literally MOLTO BENE!

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vipLisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Molto Bene is always consistent. Excellent food, great service and comfortable atmosphere. They adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well. Highly recommend.

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scottf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful Arturo and Val are the best

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RhondaF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I will preface this by saying I've been to this restaurant a few times over the years. Always found it enjoyable.
Got to the restaurant on time for reservation. They couldn't find it. Told them it was made through Open Table, they seemed disgruntled. We were sat at a tiny table in the corner.
Once our orders were taken, we never saw our waiter again. No one offered fresh ground pepper for salads. Once we finished our appetizer, a women can over to take our coffee and dessert order. We told her we hadn't had our main course yet.
Dinner arrive. I was given the wrong entrée. No one came over to check on us. I wound up eating it, but it was not what was ordered. We had to flag down someone to get our check.
We felt that since the staff was very friendly to what appeared to be regular customers, we were definitely treated as an after thought. There were many other vocal customers this evening.
The place is small and crowded, the food is ok, the prices do warrant what is served.
Will not be going back.

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vipMarkZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and amazing food here!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 7:30 reservation on a Saturday night. We arrived on time and they could not seat us because an earlier reservation was 40 minutes late. We waited until 8:00 and they still could not seat us. They did absolutely nothing to accommodate us or attempt to apologize. We left at 8:00 and went elsewhere. Disappointed and will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always a hit! We’ll be back soon!

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RonnieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Found it very noisy, crowded, tables added since last time we were here. I had very expensive seafood special & the lobster tail was not edible. Pasta lumped on my plate. Very very disappointed. Really never had a waiter assigned to our table

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vipBunny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Welcoming? Not so much. Poor service, being ignored and a bombastic atmosphere did not make for a delightful dining experience. There is such a rushed and harried atmosphere to everything they do. Truly this is a restaurant to avoid.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthday dinner (6 of us dined)
Everything was perfect. ALL of the Food was incredible for all of us. And so many specials to choose from

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Gennifer227
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so delicious; can wait to go back . Try the French martini 🍸 too

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Morgan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated as soon as we walked in. There were too many tables added that the waiters could not get around the tables without knocking into the customers. Food and drinks were very good. It was a bit too loud...needs sound proofing!

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vipDiningDan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but seating is tight. Not much space between tables.

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sandiw
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. It was a bit noisy. We were not rushed out of the restaurant. I would definitely go back and recommend to a friend!

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LauraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molto Bene is an exceptional restaurant. The food and service is always top shelf. It is a little pricey so you need to be prepared.

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vero
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had specials and a great bottle of wine. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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Mamadebo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My whole family went for Christmas Eve. We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was delicious and everyone was very happy with their meals. The waiter was very informative and attentive. Great experience I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable dinner
Good food and drinks
Lively crowd
Intimate surroundings

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SusanS
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was the second time in one week that we were at Molto Bene. It's a very nice neighborhood restaurant with attentive staff and very good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.. Great food, service and value...Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Great service! We have been before and we will be back!

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SusanS
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable regarding the wine and menu. In addition to the menu, there were a ton of specials. Food was very good and the pasta was al dente. I would highly recommend.

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vipAbs444
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy ourselves; food is good; staff is attentive

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vipGloria
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh, high quality, well prepared ingredients. Good variety of specials and regular menu items.

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vipMikeysfood
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best local neighborhood Italian restaurant on LI

FAQs

Molto Bene offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 900-1270.

Molto Bene is rated 4.5 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

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.