Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

4.4
1751 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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  • Valentine's Day at Mulino

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us on Monday, February 14, 2022, for a special Valentine's Dinner at Mulino! We'll start the evening off with two welcome drinks to get you warmed up for your four-course meal which includes a bottle of red or white wine. The first course for the night is our Scallops with Parmigiana Truffle Fonduta, following your appetizer dive into our Wild Mushrooms and Ravioli with a Mushroom Ragu. For your Secondo, we'll be serving Braised Organic Beef over Polenta. To finish off your evening of love enjoy your favorite dessert, our homemade Tiramisu. Our prix fixe menu is $125 per person (includes taxes and 15% gratuity).

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 1751 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

3 of 4 meals met expectations. Salmon dish not so. Pasta was lukewarm and fish overcooked.

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HalimahA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frutti di mare was DELISH. Beautiful restaurant and awesome staff.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

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

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious authentic Italian meal. The gnocchi was phenomenal. Highly recommend! Request Salvatore for you waiter, he truly enhances your dining experience!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipfoodie
Western NC
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was lukewarm and not spaced out enough… was eating apps while dinner was served. But service and ambiance was great..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Hostess so accommodating as well as peppy manager always so convivial. Really fun evening!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad you had a fun evening out with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! I’ve ordered a different meal every time I’ve eaten at Mulino’s and every dish is excellent! The prices are worth every bite. High quality ingredients and phenomenal flavor!

Shout out to our waiter Christian! Very friendly, very informative, and prompt service. I will request him on our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Gave this one star just off of the drinks; overall experience was very underwhelming. Upscale prices for mediocre dishes; the pizza reminded me of what I would eat as a kid at Golden Corral, bread was cold and to top things off the waiter lost my card taking it to the back. Only highlights would be the drinks and the ambiance; This is my first time leaving a review on any platform ever, but just needed to share my perspective; will not be back.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

We are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We will share this feedback with our team. We strive for all of our guests to have a five-star experience. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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BenjaminP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit. Left extremely happy! We will definitely make this a regular night out restaurant.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Benjamin, Thank you so much for your five-star rating! We're so glad you had an excellent first experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Rossi
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I went to this restaurant before and I like it very much but in my recent visit the service was very bad. I had to hunt a waiter to make my order. Since I had a great experience before, I will give it another try.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Rossi, We are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the team. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gorgeous place for a quiet date! Although we were running late for our reservation, the staff were quite welcoming and very enjoyable. It was a very pleasant experience and I would definitely go again if I’m in the area again!!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to host you again when you are in Raleigh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Terrible server, he could barely hear us. Food is fantastic

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

We're disappointed to hear about your service. We are so glad to hear your food was fantastic! We hope you'll give us another shot in the future,

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selene
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. It was a little cold, but overall, excellent.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Selene, Thank you so much for your high marks! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Carmen
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! Love this place!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Carmen, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you love the food, service and ambiance. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipJeremy
Raleigh
69 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve been eating here for years, but the last two times, it’s started to slide. Food was cold and not seasoned as usual. Also, none of the staff was masked, which is really odd considering their special air purifier system. I really enjoy this place, and hope it gets better.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Jeremy, Thank you so much for leaving 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was decent, but the service was not. The outside area was maybe 3 times as loud as the inside area, so our request to be seated inside was accommodated. We sat and waited for more than 20 minutes before seeing a menu or getting water. The table next to us had way more people, but they were attended to within a few minutes of being seated. Our server walked past us more than a handful of times before even saying anything to us. Typically, when a restaurant is busy the server will stop by and tell us that they'll be with us shortly but we felt ignored for way too long.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We have already started a conversation with the staff. We strive for all of our guests to have a five-star experience with us. We apologize and hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere are both excellent and I absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great dinner with family or friends.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoy the food and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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michaelh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had 5:45 reservations, not seated or accomodated until 6:08, were told to wait at the bar or step aside. Were placed at one table, then after 10 minutes were asked to move to another table. A simple birthday celebration turned into a 3 hour ordeal with poor services and long delays, extremely expensive with a take it or leave attitude. We have been patrons previously and recommended before, but not after this past experience on January 8, 2022. Very dissapointing.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

We are so sorry about this experience and have already started a conversation about this with the staff. There will be no more waiting for guests. We apologize and hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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MarkMack
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks and food were wonderful. However, the server we had made it all so much better

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

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

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KPacoNC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have been here five or six times. I was disappointed last night. The server was excellent but spread thin so waiting for a drink took a while. That can happen especially with staffing shortage. The appetizer I love is a cheese plate with little fried dough. Never told they weren’t coming the server said the woman that make the dough must not have come in so no puffs. That was odd. The price was still the same. Food was fine. I like this place but I am no longer loving it and will wait some time before I return.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are disappointed you did not have a five-star experience with us. We hope you will give us another shot in the future!

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PenguinsLikeRhymes01
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience, especially the food and the ambiance. I did feel like there were staff constantly around me where I was seated given the location of the table so it made it a bit hard to enjoy the whole experience.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so glad to hear you had a nice experience overall. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good food but way too cold in the tent.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your food, but are disappointed to hear you were cold in the tent. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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DeannaP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was amazing and very knowledgeable. The food was perfect and cooked as ordered. We will definitely be back.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

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

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foodboss
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was bland.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are disappointed to hear you did not have a five-star experience with us. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

So very disappointed. Only my wine was good. Salty salty food. Everything came at once. Mushy overcooked pasta. Overpriced.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are so sorry to hear you were disappointed in your food. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future.

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. The setting was incredible and the bread is for sale. IYKYK. Instant fav.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

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

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PaulL
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulino is a unique combination of an amazing atmosphere and outstanding food! You feel like you're transported to a villa in Italy when you walk in. The gorgeous outdoor patio is year round thanks to a non-obtrusive covering for winter. The full bar makes outstanding drinks, and the limoncello is homemade!! Mulino is a treasure in the heart of downtown Raleigh!!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoy the food, atmosphere, and drinks. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KelsT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal NYE and were welcomed like long lost family! Great space with lots of character.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Kels, We are so glad you had a wonderful NYE meal with us. We are happy to hear you felt like family when walking through our doors. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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shadow
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate New Years. Our waitress was fantastic! Great service

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for celebrating with us! We're so glad you had wonderful service.

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BillK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Some of our meals were good, some weren't. Hostess took about 10min to acknowledge us to seat for reservations, but was obviously tasked with more than she (or anyone) can handle. Men's bathroom needs repaired (exposed holes in wall), graffiti on urinal, and cleaned (spider in ceiling corner). We were served warm wine.

Pizza is their best meal along with the pasta diablo. The fettuccini was a soup with way too much sauce. This restaurant has a nice courtyard, but doesn't seem to be managed very well and misses the mark on many details.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

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

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ArrinD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Short staffed forgot some items
Food was pretty good but not great

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Arrin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are short staffed as well as most restaurants in the area. We are glad you enjoyed the food. We hope you will join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambiance keeps us coming back. I hope the food improves or the menu expands to include more vegetarian pasta dishes of which there are limited options. The margarita pizza tastes a little school cafeteria and could be better. Service was ok, though we never got a salad we ordered.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We will be sure to share this with the team. We hope you will join us again soon!

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DMA87
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good, service is great, and atmosphere is fun, but a little loud. Overall a good place.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much for your high marks! We're so glad you enjoy the food, service, and atmosphere.

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christianw
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was authentic and delicious. Service was great and prompt.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Christian, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We're so glad to hear you had wonderful food and service.

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ChaneeceW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was very bland. The ravioli and lasagna tasted like it was from Chef Boyardee canned food. Our appetizers were served to us cold. They sat us in the back dining room where it was cold and drafty because the servers used the door to go in and out of outdoor bar area. There was old champagne bottle and items in our dining area from the previous party. It’s a shame because the meal cost over $500 and it e could love the better and cheaper at Olive Garden and would’ve been pleased. So unfortunate. This place use to have excellent food and service.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Chaneece, We are disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We will share your feedback with the team. We hope you will give us another shot in the future.

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JerryZ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overpriced “ok” food and very crowded but they were fast to bring out the food.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback.We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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vipAbOvoUsqueMala
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been to Mulino twice now and both times were really very impressed by the food - absolutely delicious and really on par with their traditional Italian counterparts. Service is great despite the chaos of a pandemic, and we appreciated the hard work our server was doing. Ambience is fun - the outer courtyard was hoppin’! It’s a beautiful space and we can’t wait to go again.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your high marks! We are so glad you enjoy our food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LisaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and ambiance was wonderful. Food was all delicious and drinks were great. Such a nice special occasion restaurant.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your five-star review! We are so glad you enjoy our food, service, and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Few wore masks. Could only give 2 stars for service because our server and many other employees were not wearing masks. Our experience would have been much better if this covid precaution was followed.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing this feedback with us! We will share this with our team. We hope you will visit us again soon!

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KarlTee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and was so patient with our big table. We took our corporate team out for dinner and drinks and they had nothing but positive things to say about the food, ambiance, drinks, service. Overall, it was a great experience.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Karl, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you had a great experience with us! We appreciate you bringing your team to dine with us.

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MattW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Setting was very nice outside. Waiter had to many tables and wasn’t able to check in on guests for beverages and ordering appropriately…not his fault.

The burrata was delicious, the pizza was good…

We were really looking forward to the house made noodles and were really let down by the salmon and lobster ravioli. The ravioli dough was thick and over cooked and were overpowered by the sole taste of salmon, at $27 a dish we expected more. The sauce was nice and helped with the dryness of the pizza at least.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your detailed feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance, burrata and pizza. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future!

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FAQs

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 1751 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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