Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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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.

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was mediocre at best

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, amazing food and fantastic staff. We will definitely be back

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waitress was rude and when I asked a question about anything on the menu it was a smart condescending response. It was cold outside so we asked if we could be seated inside as soon as we sat down she asked “are we now good with this seating?” With an attitude. I think she was tired but it made me feel uncomfortable. She also snatched the bill out of my hand when I was trying to pay for my boyfriend we we were celebrating him and in today’s society if a woman pays for a man, it should be accepted. She then said my boyfriend should pay even when I said we were celebrating him. She made my friends feel uncomfortable.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food was average for top rating it gets on Yelp

B
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good, but Service wasn’t. We felt like we were being served quickly and pushed out of the restaurant.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian food! The branzino was one of the best I’ve ever had, the house made pasta had the right texture and held its sauce well, and the house made limoncello was smooth and the perfect finish. The service was thoughtful and attentive. Will definitely be back!

b
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food quality and service in a retro building. The fresh pasty was outstanding. I had the lasagna, and, for a guy who eats out a ton, it was arguably the best I have ever had.

J
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

a
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good, our food was delicious and the service was excellent!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Pasta is just special, but pizza is solid too.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience but dessert of lava cake was only disappointment in that it was dry and crumbly no “lava”

CB
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. My party had three different dishes and all three were delicious! This was our first time and we all have commented that we will definitely return to try new dishes...or get the same ones again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with relaxed, elegant setting. The food is simple and well prepared, and staff was so nice to talk to. Definitely plan to come back!

C
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like the ambiance, and the food was great. It is pricey for what you get, but isn't that life...

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bri is amazing!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

During our dinner the background music was not playing due to some type of glitch. We found this to be quite refreshing and enjoyable as usually you cannot have a simple conversation without all of the noise. It actually allowed us to slow down and really enjoy the overall experience you provided. I highly recommend considering doing away with the unnecessary noise as most people dine out to enjoy each others company anyway. Thanks again for a very pleasant evening out! - Mark

L
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to many Italian restaurants in area and Italy wondered why this one was lacking in several areas. First, there was no bread offered with the meal Second, no extra cheese (parmesan) and black pepper was offered. Lastly, the appetizer ordered (shrimp and calamari) did not have the vegetables included as stated in the menu.

S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Everything a la carte. Do not serve ice tea. Did not offer bread, and when asked for bread provided a very small portion (no oil or cracked pepper).

A
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve drive by on my way to work and always wanted to try. My parents were in town, and when families in town we do Italian. We were blown away! Great service, great food, and beautiful restaurant. I would 100% recommend. Also look fantastic to host a private event. Definitely check out the back room.

CB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mulino is a spacious old mill with friendly employees. I'd love to see it on a busier night. Maybe a little buzz would have filled the large space and made it feel cozier and more vibrant than it did. We enjoy really nice food and we're lucky to have so much of it in Raleigh. In this case, the food was good but nothing that knocked our socks off.

ST
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my very first time here at Mulino, and it will definitely not be my last. The food was amazing, the service was perfection and the atmosphere was so beautiful. I cannot wait to go again.

P
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal. Great service!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Why thank you, Phil! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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LL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade Italian dishes with the gnocchi melting in your mouth. Service is friendly and prompt. Very cool and romantic outdoor seating. Definitely will come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and even better food !! Amazing place for a date night

EU
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve been to Mulinos multiple times before and enjoyed it, so when I saw they had a Valentines event I jumped on it. At $200 for two tickets I thought we’d be getting something truly special. The food wasn’t that great, the wine was ok, the cocktail they served was decent. Overall was an ok night. It was unfortunate to spend $200 and end up receiving something that was lesser value than their regular dining meals. The outdoor seating area looked great though, the roses were a great touch and the pedals all over the water was very romantic.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the feedback, Ethan! We enjoyed sharing the special holiday with you.

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AB
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great time at Mulino for Valentine’s Day! The venue is absolutely beautiful. The limited menu was great and service was spectacular! The only, slight “issue” I would say we had was that our risotto with the first course was cold. I know they made this is mass quantities for the occasion, and it was still good, but just was the only downside. Other than that it was great! We will be returning to try their full menu options!

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the kind remarks, Anna! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and graciousness in giving us valuable feedback regarding the risotto. We look forward to hosting you and yours again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great employees

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for valentine's day and had the four course meal they offered. The first meal was luke warm but delicious. Thr owner/ chef was very active and the manager was attentive.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the high marks, Brittany! We are so glad you were able to enjoy a nice night out with us. Cheers!

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VM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

never went to an Italian resturant that didn't serve bread with the meal. Food was very bland.

Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Vincent. We're sorry you didn't enjoy the experience more and hope to make it up to you in the future.

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w
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good, reasonably priced food and wine. Choice of seating in the old mill building or in a large covered patio. Will definitely return. Recommended

OT
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered ravioli... was overcooked / hard. Not worth the money.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent early Valentines dinner. John our waiter was well informed and attentive. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be dining here again.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

LP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious! The heated outdoor patio had wonderful romantic atmosphere. Will be back.

KW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. As always the food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good place to have a dinner for a special occasion. The menu is simple and easy to understand. The service is great and the food is delicious. Would recommend.

OT
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall, food tatey and great atmosphere

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, great customer service and delicious food. The special was gnocchi with a bolognese and short ribs...they did not disappoint. The gnocchi was fresh and the sauce had a perfect bit of spice. The short ribs were huge and super tender.

p
Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance at Mulino is like nothing else in Raleigh. The outdoor patio is wonderful and the indoor space is very cozy. The service and food are outstanding. I will return there again and agian.

DW
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Service was awesome. Food is always delicious. Only special touch missing was nothing extra for a birthday celebration. That was surprising given how great everything else is.

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