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About Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
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.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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We offer On-premise catering to wedding facilities, conference centers, clubs and other venues.
Free 74 slots parking spaces-Complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Open to corporate events, weddings and private VIP functions
Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar is perfect for your next private event. With four different private dining areas, there is a room to capture a memorable private dining experience.
Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews
This was our third trip to Mulino. Would have to say service was good but not as exceptional as on the first two visits. Same with the food. The Lamb dish was excellent as were the Mushroom Ravioli. The Gnocchi were just ok and the Risotto special was a bit heavy on the fennel and was only average. The ambiance is great. Wine a tad overpriced. Wish they had not gotten rid of the Limoncello dessert which was a favorite of mine. The chocolate dessert was enough for two and over the top rich. The Tiramisu was a bit lemony for my taste. Overall it'a we enjoyed it but it has gone slightly downhill from previous visits.
We got the worst experience, the server was so bad and he said no for every question we asked! I’m sure he has no clue he was not welcoming didn’t offer appetizers or beverages. I paid 50$ on a pasta ball and a gnocchi plate! It was the worst experience for a restaurant ever.
The entire experience was amazing! Our server was attentive and full of great advice about the menu and wine list. My husband ordered the gnocchi and I the salmon and both dishes were mouthwatering. Finally the atmosphere is stylish and moody in the best possible way! We will definitely be back!!
Our experience at Mulino's wasexceptional. The friendliness of the valet service and the welcoming attitude of the hostess indicated that it was going to be a good evening. The waiter was helpful with suggestions and descriptions and attentive without being overwhelming.
The food was exceptional - the home made pasta was great. I think anything with their pasta would be good.
Had Tiramasu for dessert - very creative presentation and it was delicious.
We'll be back.
Food was pretty good. I think I just had the wrong expectations. I was looking for a nice Italian restaurant. The loud techno music just made it not seem like that at all. Set the wrong tone and just put me off. Too nightlifey and not as Italian feeling. Again food isn't bad just not what I was expecting I guess.
Incredible service and food. Wine list by the glass could be improved upon, not a lot of options, not even a Chianti by the glass for an Italian restaurant that is odd. Also bottles of wine were a little steep for the atmosphere you are in.
The ARANCINI rice balls are a must for an appetizer, followed by the BOLOGNESE & Lasagna. Everything food wise was incredible, I will go back again.
Amazing for a special occasion. It was my birthday and our waitress took such good care of us, complimentary glass of champagne and gelato/Ice cream from the chef upstairs, not to mention the pasta was impeccable. This will be our new Italian go-to! Great experience, highly recommend.
Wonderful interior; very cozy on a cold winter night. We didn't use the outdoor patio area, but know it is "tented" in for the cold weather and when we walked thru it, it was very comfortable. All enjoyed the pasta dished (carbonara and bolognese). Disappointed in the lamp shank as I was expecting very tender and tasty lamp (given the restaurants past as a Moroccan restaurant), but it was tough and bland. Pasta is expensive for what it is.
Delicious food and great service, however very odd atmosphere for an Italian restaurant as when we first arrived the music was more like a club than an Italian eatery. After asking our server to adjust, all was ok and we enjoyed the evening. I would go back for the food given the “club” aspect goes away.
Food was great but service was slow, probably because a wedding reception was going on upstairs. Very loud and vibrant with cool ambiance. The only white wine they serve is Italian so if you are a chardonnay drinker there is not one wine on the menu you will enjoy. Overall, a great place but sadly we won't return because we love a good chardonnay with our dinner.
It was a first time at Mulino for everyone at our table and we all left with the same feeling- disappointed. We had high expectations as the waitress explained the menu and gave great reviews of certain dishes. We ordered a bottle of wine and had pre-Dinner cocktails which was very good. We started with the arancini and they were good, but nothing fabulous. We then split the gnocchi and I had pork, my husband had the steak. Our friends got the salmon special and lasagna. We all had the same general thoughts, that the food was just “OK.” One issue was that each plate had whole cloves of garlic- not one, multiple cloves on each plate. Sure, it’s a sort of edible garnish, but it really led to an overbearing flavor that took over each dish. My pork was dry and flavorless and my husband said his steak was just OK. The ambiance is beautiful and the service was great, but for the price point, there are much better Italian restaurants in Raleigh. We probably would not go here again.
This place is a gateway to downtown if you're coming from the north and we have forever wanted to try it. Dined there last Friday night and it was a TOP NOTCH experience. Funky 150 year old building with great funky decor. Not an extensive menu but well appointed. My wife had a fabulous boneless breast of chicken that was artistically served with the bone-in wing drumette attached....excellent potatoes and string bean accompaniment. I had the house made pasta with bolognese - fabulous. Friendly, prompt, informative server. Prices don't break the bank. We will be back.
Poor Food all around. We had lamb shank with something I think was supposed to be risotto but apparently it was some other indigestible starchy accompaniment. The bruschetta was not even grilled .Lasagna was runny and something I would have been better off getting in the frozen food section of the grocery store.
This place is really a nice venue but incredibly disappointing
Beautiful space inside and out. The food is authentic Italian and delicious (the seafood pasta dish I ordered didn’t have much flavor but I sampled everyone else’s entree and we also ordered countless apps and I was extremely pleased with everything else). Each person we interacted with went above and beyond with customer service.
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