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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.

309 N Dawson St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Lane Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 838-8595

Website:
http://www.mulinoraleigh.com/

Entertainment:
Current Events:

For more information visit:
www.babylonraleigh.com

Catering:
We offer On-premise catering to wedding facilities, conference centers, clubs and other venues.

Parking Details:
Free 74 slots parking spaces-Complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday

Executive Chef:
Samad Hachby

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Business Meals (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Scenic View (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Waterfront (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and even better service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is mediocre, with decent presentation but lacking in taste. Price is far too high for the quality of food. It leaves you wanting more. Atmosphere and service are fantastic however.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Average food and overpriced, much better fine-dining value available in the area

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was great and unique. Nice to try something new and different but it was very noisy. No place for noise to go. Almost impossible to have a conversation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service! Delicious food! Cool set up! Good vibes

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience at Mulino! The patio is nice to relax and let the awesome meal digest while sipping on your after dinner drinks around the pool. Everyone was really impressed!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brilliant evening - great food, attentive staff, lively fun atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Appitzers best part of meal esp octopus and there rice balls. Seafood pasta dish fish over cooked and desert below par

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff is very attentive and pleasant. I had the bolognese and brisket dish and both were wonderful. Pasta dishes are made fresh and taste delicious.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was outstanding. Menu was adequate and the food was excellent. Rustic Italian. The atmosphere is really cool! Definitely would go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant. Christine our waitress was outstanding. But the food needs improvement. Our meals were fair. Will go back again if the food improves.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great atmosphere! Loved each dish we had. Service was great and enjoyed the slow, relaxed pacing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything from the service to the ambiance to the food was fantastic! HUGE outside heated seating is the best choice.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good food and beer. Service was hit or miss, but didn’t effect our experience too much

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect, but the food was inviting and the service was great and accommodating. The arancini balls were a highlight!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Will definitely make this a regular dining choice for us!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was very good and so was the atmosphere. We love this building, but unfortunately we were disappointed with our food. None of our dishes were bad, just not very good either.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very quick & friendly service. Unfortunately, the food was uniformly mediocre (from the appetizers to dessert). This was our first time here. We won’t return.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great as always,👍

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Tried Mulino for the first time Saturday night. The food was very good overall, but did not care much for the salads. Wine list was nice and the service was also very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good food and service. Opportunity to sit outside even in winter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went for a date. Great atmosphere and service. I highly recommend the lamb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our meals were all very good. Cocktail was well done and the bottle of wine excellent also. Look forward to returning when it's warmer out and the patio is open.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time there, not one single complaint! Very elegant restaurant with a classy yet fun vibe. The staff was very friendly and professional. Drinks, food and desserts were great for everyone at the table, decently priced for very good quality food.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We we're celebrating three November birthdays for our visit. we all enjoyed our food and it was nice to get a birthday dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Birthday celebration, great experience! Food and service was very good. Have already discussed going back.

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