Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

4.4
1671 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

Patio seating is first come first serve for reservations.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1671 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna! Everything is great and the ambience is ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Best birthday dinner ever.. amazing food, phenomenal staff. Where do I even begin?! Do yourself a favor and please visit asap!!!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you had an amazing birthday dinner with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The overall experience was good. Our server was wonderful. I ordered a pizza which was delicious.

My issue was that the table kept rocking and wasn’t sturdy at all. I also had a plant leaf touching my head so I had to shift a bit.

Also, I didn’t know that none service animals were allowed. There was a customer one table over had her pocket pet just hanging out. I’m allergic to certain pet dander so I was surprised about that.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

We are so glad you had a nice experience and enjoyed your pizza! We appreciate your feedback and will share this with the team. We hope to see you again soon!

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sarax
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Visited Mulino for the first time to celebrate my birthday! Was excited to get in and try the food – it didn't disappoint! Start to finish, everything was delicious! My friends loved their cocktails, and our server was lovely. Overall, will definitely be visiting again!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Sara, Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday at Mulino! We are so glad everything was delicious. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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NicholasR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

This was our first time there. First thing, when we rove up it was dark. There were no lights on in the parking lot. Definitely did not feel safe. Second, those metal chairs were very uncomfortable. Third. There were no menu's. We had to have a phone with us to see the menu. Then, we were given a menu, but was told it was an old menu. Again, not very professional to give a diner an outdated menu. You have 2 bars and yet could not make my wife a Strawberry Daiquiri. If it were not for the fact the food was so good, you would not have gotten 3 stars.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi Nicholas, Thank you so much for your feedback. We will share this with our team. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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Anna
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Beautiful patio. Only complaint was the loud country music playing.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Anna, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and great service!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service.

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JerH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The staff was very friendly, welcoming and attentive. The food was very disappointing. When we explained that one of our dishes was very bland, no effort to make it right was made. Even after we just asked for some additional seasoning be brought in a to go box, it was not accommodated. The Pasta Di Mari was underwhelming to say the least. Pictured as piled high with shell fish (shown on Instagram), it was actually mostly pasta with 3 small littleneck clams, 4 shrimp and 2 scallops. Pretty disappointing for one (if not the) of the most expensive items on the menu. Our server was otherwise very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. Sounds like a change in the kitchen might be worth considering.

We will be back, but only for drinks.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jer, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your dishes were not perfect. We are glad to hear you had great service. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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WallS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive atmosphere. Top notch service. Food for the four in our party delicious. Without a doubt, we’ll return.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Wall, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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WendyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time at Mulinos, since we are from out of town. The ambiance is fantastic and the food was very good I thought. I wouldn't say excellent, but I would say very good.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for visiting Mulino! We are so glad you had a good experience with us. We hope you will visit us again next time you're in town.

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vipBruceP
Wilmington
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very good experience and the holiday decor is lovely. But overall it wasn't up to the 5 star experience of the past. This time it was a very busy Saturday evening of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Our server Elizabeth was delightful and helpful. All of the first course offerings were excellent - the Frito Misto was a star, as was the beet salad. After we ordered our main courses there was something of a delay. After about 30 to 40 minutes our server returned to somewhat sheepishly report that they were out of the special one of our party had ordered. After some helpful discussion with the server a substitute entree was ordered. Not long thereafter a runner brought the entrees only the replacement item for the out of stock entree was incorrect - the wrong pasta. Shortly thereafter a corrected pasta was brought but it was less than ideal. The pasta carbonara was somewhat gummy and there were clumps of stuck together pasta in the serving. The other entrees - two pastas and a salmon were all excellent but one unfortunate diner ended up with three strikes in one meal. Nonetheless we will return as overall the food and service were good for a busy night.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bruce, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience but are disappointed it wasn't up to the five-star experience in the past. We will be sure to share your notes on the food with the team. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early ~4:40 for our 5:00 reservation. We were able to wait in doors and they sat us right at 5:00pm. The service, drinks, and food were phenomenal for our family dinner together. The atmosphere was great and the dining area was lovely. We had a great time.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, food, and drinks. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! My girlfriend and I came here for our anniversary and were pleased with everything, from the friendly service to the speed and efficiency of that service as well! The outdoor seating was beautiful and the food was fantastic, I will definitely be coming back in the future.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 26, 2021

Matthew, Thank you kindly for celebrating with us and for your thoughtful review. We consider it a pleasure to be able to host your special moments and look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our anniversary. Had a reservation for 2. We were seated at a horrible table by a high powered blower and immediately behind a table of 8. The party had to walk right behind our chairs to get by. It was 7,o’clock and they were already out of bread and oven pizzas. I do understand Covid and all but I still thought that was incredible to be an Italian restaurant . Sever was nice and kind, but still over priced disappointing experience.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 24, 2021

Happy Anniversary! We are disappointed to hear you did not have a five-star experience with us. We will share your feedback with the team. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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AmandaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went on a Sunday and they didn’t have any bread (the batch for the day was burned) and they ran out of pizzas from Saturday night. So off the bat it was very strange to be at an Italian restaurant with no bread and half the menu gone. The pastas were good - we had the picci amatriciana and the gnocchi. You could tell the pasta was homemade but the sauces were average. Definitely good but not amazing. The burrata salad seemed liked something you would make at home. Overall just ok but service was good and everyone was very friendly.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 24, 2021

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were out of bread and pizza when you visited us. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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vipTony
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is one of the premier venues of the area. From the building to the pond out front and obviously the food, its all top shelf. They are not immune to service and food shortages but handled it well. Mostly the attitude of the service team made it easier to deal with delayed service and missing menu items.

The one disconnects is the men's room. I was at the PNC arena the night before to see the Genesis concert and those men's rooms were better and cleaner than this first class restaurant. They should have used the pandemic break to do some delayed maintenance and bring this aspect up to par with the rest of the experience.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your five-star rating! We are so glad you enjoy the atmosphere and service. We appreciate your kind words and feedback. We will be sure to share this with the team. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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JonathanK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good service and nice atmosphere. But food was terrible. Calamari was fried crumbs -- no fish at all. Lasagna was dry and tasteless -- zero tomato sauce. Pasta was clumpy and had no seasoning. No the chef's best night.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We will be sure to share this with the team. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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BigglesMK2
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Parking : we got last spot - log jammed for everyone else. Entrance not marked, you enter via a tent. Sat next to noisy heater, kitchen forgot our appetizers and the poor wait staff totally overwhelmed. We did get a nice walk through at the beginning and I am sure when it is les busy it is very pleasant. 2 entrees, 4 cocktails, bread (cold) and 2 desserts $239 (inc 20% tip). The oil for the bread was in a plastic cup and both plates where chipped.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. Cocktail and wine selection very good.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed the drinks, food, and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Initiating service was slower than I’d like. We had to ask for silverware. Our drinks were superb. The salmon special was undercooked/ raw in the middle. The eggplant ravioli was delicious.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback. We will share this with the team. We hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Special of the day was very disappointing. Salmon was over cooked, pasta was tepid at best and not very flavorful. Overpriced and disappointing.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 22, 2021

We are disappointed to hear your food was not cooked perfectly. We will share your feedback with the team. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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ElenaM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulinos is a family favorite, the food is outstanding and very traditional. The specials menu always offers a new option to keep the menu changing. The atmosphere is lovely and definitely a place you want to go for a special event!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Elena, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad to hear Mulino is a family favorite! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Kelsie
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, ambiance, and service! Unfortunately we were seated right in the middle of the walk way for all of the servers so privacy was limited. All of the other tables were more secluded so hopefully this was not the experience for other guests. Additionally, their chairs are very narrow, and if you plus size, you may need to request alternate seating.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Kelsie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service! We appreciate your feedback on the chairs and will share this with the team. We hope to see you again soon!

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our time at Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar. We had requested a high-top table but for some reason we were seated at a low seating level table. It was quite loud inside. Other than that, the food and service were fantastic. Will return in the future.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Cameron, We apologize you were not seated at a high-top table as requested. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite restaurant

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so happy to be your new favorite restaurant!

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LandK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Server and ambiance were top notch but unfortunately the food let this place down. In the frito misto the calamari were chewy in a bad way, the arancini were weirdly sweet, and the chicken in the pollo ala vodka was inedibly dry. Bartender and drinks were very good and the tira misu was fantastic. Unfortunately I don't think we'll be back again unless we go back for drinks.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service and atmosphere but are disappointed to hear about your food. We will share this feedback with the team. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Mulino's last night so celebrate my mother's birthday. We could not have been more pleased with food and service. All of our meals were exceptionally good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and so helpful. I would highly recommend, we will be back.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience for your mother's birthday! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Flogab
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The pasta and pizza have almost nothing in common with what should be an Italian restaurant. Pasta is not "al dente", there a bit too many ingredients in the sauces, and the prices are on the high side for what this has to offer.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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Dricci
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First timer. Outdoor seating looked amazing, but was too chilly to sit outside. We had a great waiter named Logan. He was very attentive and all orders were correct. We all (6 of us) enjoyed our meals. We all had pasta dishes. We all commented it seemed that all dishes had a little kick to them. A little spicy. Carbonara could had used some additional cheese in initial prep. Drinks were good. We didn’t order desserts.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your food and service. We appreciate your feedback on the Carbonara. We hope to see you again soon!

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AlisonC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place for dinner! Service and food was amazing.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Hi Alison, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reservation time was pretty loose. Waited for an additional 30 min at the bar. Bartender pushed us to have a drink. Server was very nice and attentive. Pasta was good but ravioli tasted a bit too earthy for our liking. We enjoyed the ambience. Should go when it’s warmer out.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

Hi David, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We apologize for your wait time. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your service! We look forward to having you again when the weather is warmer!

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JequettaZ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night/ dinner experience. Hostess was so engaging and friendly and the ambiance and food was outstanding.

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RogerL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Atmosphere was nice. Quaint historical building. Perfect setting for such an establishment. The food was sub par and bland. The Arancini was unseasoned and had a weird smoky aftertaste. The pizza tasted no better than a frozen Red Baron from the supermarket. The Margarita pizza was definitely misrepresented; very little sauce and no fresh mozzarella or olive oil. Very disappointing…

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was just ok. The Filet was over cooked and completely unseasoned. The carbonara was salty and kind of dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with Gabby
As always outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific service. Great atmosphere!

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TheFam
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful and the ambience was great. The service was very poor and extremely slow (as it is most places right now). The food was pricey and came out luke-warm to cold and our chicken was extremely dry. Not worth the money at all. We really wanted to love it but unfortunately it wasn't great.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 17, 2021

We are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We strive for all of our guests to have a five-star experience when they dine with us. We hope you will give us another shot in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and better food

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! We sat outside and had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a few hiccups with our reservation upon arrival but it didn’t take too long to correct. The hostess seemed a little flustered and when the table was ready, she just said, “oh you can go have a seat”. I’m sure that’s not typical as I saw them actually walk other guests to their table. Not too much of a big deal… The food and drinks were exceptionally good all but one dish. We had the bolognese, lasagna and risotto. The risotto was the only dish that was really bland and a little watery. The scallops and shrimp we added to it was the only thing we ate out of it. We drank a purple drink called something diva, amazing. I could’ve had 5 if I weren’t driving 😆…. Oh and the pizza oven was down 😢, that’s what I was anticipating having from finding it here on OT but that’s a reason to revisit. Overall, I really enjoyed the food and I will return for the authenticity of the pasta dishes.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your food and drinks! We are so sorry the pizza oven was down when you visited. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar using the Order Online button. Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 838-8595.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1671 OpenTable diners.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/mulino-italian-kitchen-and-bar/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

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.

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