Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

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Mulino provides a dining experience that takes the curious on a richly rewarding gastronomic journey across the Italian culinary landscape and rewards the intrepid adventurer with simple yet sumptuous cuisine, wines, and a complementary culinary education in the history of Italian cuisine all in a very cozy environment.

Located in downtown Raleigh and minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center, Mulino can accommodate parties from 2-250.

For Parties of 12 or more, a large party menu will be required. For details, please navigate to: https://mulinoraleigh.com/menus/limited-menu/
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JO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a little disappointed. When I made the reservation, I said that it was my girls birthday and if we could get a table with a view or something special , if possible. When we got there, I gave the hostess my name and she proceeded to seat us. I told her that it was a special occasion, a birthday, and she replied , oh thats nice, happy birthday. I felt like it did not even matter that I requested something special, if possible. It would have been nice if we were greeted with, Hi Mr. and Mrs. Whidden, right this way, we have a special table for you.... thats all.

Everything else was fantastic, no complaints...

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome meal and our server was so great!! Would recommend Mulino’s food and ambiance- we will be back!!!

JW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pasta was excellent, salmon was a bit overdone.

EM
Philadelphia
217 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Raleigh for business and always love to find good Italian food. We picked Mulino and were very pleasantly surprised.

The setting is magnificent - I have been to Italy twice and this mimics those settings amazingly. I took a self guided tour of the restaurant and they did a great job of converting the factory into a restaurant space. The ceilings in some rooms were very cool.

The staff was great, the waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was very good and wines were fairly priced and a great selection. I will return when I am in Raleigh again. Great spot.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant acoustic was causing people to almost scream as it got louder by the minute.

In all fairness, there was a large party near by which made it difficult for everyone to raise their voice just to converse.

L
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Excellent waiter! Ambiance classic! I had the Rissotto of the day with fire-oven scallops—very good! My husband had the baked branzino—he devoured! Looking forward to going back to try another dish. Highly recommend!

MD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As close to our Italian honeymoon as we could get in North Carolina! Beautiful patio and wonderful fresh pasta dishes.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing!!! The atmosphere could not have been better. The hostess was so polite and patient with us! We will be returning!

MB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent, the food was very good and we particularly enjoyed the outdoor patio.

AB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I would recommend the restaurant mainly for the atmosphere. The food was good, but I would say overpriced overall; I would venture to say you essentially pay for the ambiance/experience. But the service was good and they were very accommodating.

J
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Very nice view and nice seating outdoor table. I love the service and good for special occasion.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was there with my adult kids for a birthday at 5:30 on a Thursday. Place was mostly empty but the atmosphere was nice, outdoor dining looked nice even though it was too hot to eat outside the day I was there. Food was fresh and good including entrees and desserts. Staff was friendly and attentive. Very nice place to eat.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with the service and the food was wonderful can wait to go again

P
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such wonderful food and a beautiful location. We go again and again.

VE
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and excellent service. The wood fire cooked fish was delicious. Very lovely place by the pool in the day light and at night when the light hit the old brick building. Again, excellent waiter. A bit pricey but lovely evening.

2
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Overall a great experience.

JW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! The service was fantastic and the food was amazing! Will definitely be back, we enjoyed a late summer night outside by the patio!

RR
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Italian authenticity was really nice. Christian, our waiter, took great care of us and let Estrella wine before deciding on one which we really enjoyed. The carbonaro is fantastic and my wife enjoyed one of the flatbread pizzas. We had a cheesecake for dessert which was outstanding along with a lemoncello which was very strong. The ambience was great and the music was nice but not too loud. it did get a little stuffy in the right hand side of the restaurant down towards the end so just be aware if you're sensitive to that to stay closer to the bar where it's cooler or sit outside which is beautiful on a nice night.

C
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife had a wonderful date night here. We have tried most Italian restaurants in the Raleigh area and this one was by far our favorite. We have both spent time in Italy and the food here was as close as we have found since being back. Highly recommend if you love authentic Italian food.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food!!

OT
New England
87 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here.....ate outside, nice patio area, glad we stopped.

Nice wine list....plenty of Italian entree options.

SB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience. Wonderful atmosphere and , in my opinion, best outdoor bar in Raleigh. Wine list is excellent. Best gnocchi I’ve had since New York. Lobster tortelloni was incredibly disappointing...saffron and orange overwhelmed the dish. But all in all, a nice experience

AP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent infrastructure, good food selection, nice food presentation, average food quality, poor table presentation.
The service was lenghty.
Good espresso coffe made by the kind and professional Russian bartender (the only that speak italian in there).

JR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! We had the carbonara, ravioli, and lasagna. It was a tad noisy as we sat outside and they had live music, but the music was good. The ambiance was fantastic. Just make sure if you want bread, you have to ask!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and the meal was perfect.

LK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Sorry to say I was very disappointed with both food and service.

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

Great Vibe. One of my new favourites.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food, it was delicious. The ambiance is great, perfect to celebrate an anniversary. They do not do anything special so there is really no point in letting them know, which is fine. Although the food is great, it is very overpriced. May only come back again for a very special occasion, would not be a place I would come to regularly. But service was good and food was good :)

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

Great food. Great ambience. Will definitely go back.

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and very helpful waiter. A very nice meal and overall experience. Definitely going back!

A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading reviews, I was worried the food wasn’t going to be too good. I have to disagree completely. The pasta was amazing and the service was excellent with a beautiful ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant. The location and quality of this place is perfect.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a good vibe and excellent food i literally dreamed all week about eating leading up to my reservation

E
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a foodie and it’s honestly very hard to please me. But this place was amazing. Thanks for great food and good service!

RR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited this place as another restaurant. Mulino is far better. Spoke to a gentlemen, who I assume had a vested interest, made a point to stop and ask about our experience. Great place to dine.

i
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite dinner spots. Tagleliatelli is delish.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful location by the pool on a beautiful evening. Service was attentive and food was excellent.

SK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was not good, I asked to order a specific drink on the menu and the waitress suggested that I do not get it, basically saying it did not taste good. Then she disappeared for over 10 min and we were unable to order any drinks during our meal.

We ordered an appetizer, which came frozen in the middle, which meant their food was NOT made fresh. Then our actual meals were just OKAY, I ordered the Carbonera which was VERY soupy and had a consistency of an Alfredo sauce which was strange for a Carbonera.

I would not recommend going there. However it is in a beautiful location

w
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. We went on an evening where most clientele were outside, leaving the inside real quiet and private. The bartender was our server, and he was amazing. His recommendations for food were perfect and he made a lemonade from scratch just for us.

e
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don’t go out to eat in Raleigh often, but when we do go we choose Mulino. The food is always amazing and the service is too!

ED
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is really beautiful, you have also a terrace next to the pool.
The service is perfect as usual.

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