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Molinari's, Bethlehem, PA

Molinari's

4.5
4.5
387 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian cuisine served in a laid back atmosphere utilizing the Lehigh Valley landscape to help you #SaveTheAirfare by enjoying fresh, flavorful, and simple Italian food as you would on a piazza in Tuscany or a little cafe in Venice, but right here in the Southside of Bethlehem. House-made gelato, pasta, pizza, and bread, among many other things. We strive to also support and partner with other Bethlehem businesses like Bonn Place Brewing and Lit Roastery & Bakeshop. We have an all-Italian wine list as well as creative cocktails with house-made syrups and purees. We hope to see you soon!

Close to Artsquest venues and the growing Southside Bethlehem arts district. Within walking distance of Lehigh University.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 625-9222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Abela

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for private events at https://molinarimangia.com/contact-us, complete the contact form.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    Polk Street

  • Parking details

    We have exclusive use of the lot located directly across Polk Street after 5pm Monday through Saturday. Please note that this is a private lot and is only available to our guests during our business hours.

  • Public transit

    There's a public bus (line 102) that drops off and picks up at Polk and 2nd St (across 3rd from the restaurant).

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Poor service. Below average food.
  2. RS

    RavSho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We felt welcomed and will return.
  3. JV

    JennyV

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful dinner. Excellent service. Wonderful food. It was a super nice evening all around.
  4. B

    Babs

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very happy that Molinaris has reopened because we were regulars, and the food is still delicious. We can't wait to go back!!
  5. LV

    LVdiner

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are glad that Molinari's is back. They have returned to their old pizza formula nd they are great. It is certainly worth going again.
  6. MS

    MarkS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good, just drinks were a little pricy ……but food was great, service, drinks were good, plenty of alcohol
  7. SM

    StephenM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were greeted enthusiastically…given a choice of tables. The manager and the wait staff were fabulous! The food was incredible..,,we will be back often.
  8. t

    teamfur

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My granddaughter was visiting from London. She always loved going to Molinari’s for their margarita pizza, and I have been a loyal patron until the pandemic. This was a good opportunity to go back. We both opted for pizza. The crust was absolutely delicious. The bread served before the pizza arrived was excellent, and the gelato was really, really good. My granddaughters lemon cello tart disappeared very quickly. So glad to be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Everything was totally fine our server was great and our apps and drinks were good but our mains were both just not good.
  10. M

    Millie

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was very tasty with portions large enough to take leftovers home. No delays in being served any of the courses. Excellent customer service. Always highly recommend eating here! The only suggestion would be to increase the selections on the menu. We'll be back!
  11. RR

    RoseR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing and dessert delicious, definitely will recommend this restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food, interesting menu. Service needs a little polish, unfortunately having enough staff is an issue. But, be patient with the waitstaff the food is worth it!
  13. KP

    KellyP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed our experience.
  14. SW

    SonjaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant with different menu. Great presentation, convenient parking (right next door). Food was yummy and not your usual Italian fare.
  15. C

    Ck88

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad experience at Molinari's. The service, food, and drinks are exceptional. Molinari's is hands down one of the best restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.
  16. L

    Lucia1

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To all Foodies: As an Italian American who prepares many authentic Italian dishes myself I highly recommend Molinari's. I commend chef Bruno for his excellent cuisine. I will surely return to enjoy as many entrees as possible. Mangia! Lucia Ann
  17. JN

    JackN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Molinari’s never disappoints! The food is great. I prefer the booth if you want to carry on a conversation.
  18. HC

    HCBVt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good restaurant with knowledgeable wait staff who take pride in their work and in the place and its offerings. We would go back if we're in the area again. That's the highest recommendation we can give.
  19. m

    myslinskipa

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, nice variety on the menu and the pizza is always a great option.
  20. JB

    JoeB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing!!! Drinks were perfect!! Wait staff exactly what you want.... Fast, friendly and very attentive!! Highly recommended!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Show at winds
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chose Molinari’s before a show as a total guess. We were pleasantly surprised and very happy with the food, service, etc. Would definitely recommend it to friends heading to Bethlehem.
  23. SA

    SandyA

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and Edwin our server was excellent.
  24. RF

    RebeccaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was AMAZING! The arugula salad was the best salad I’ve ever had. However, the service was super slow I honestly couldn’t believe it. We were seated and were waiting for 10 mins for menus or anyone to greet us. Then another 10 mins for water, then another 10 mins for our waitress! It was ridiculous to be honest. Also wish their oil and bread had some spices for it. But seriously, the food was amazing definitely worth checking out!
  25. g

    geo13

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A MUST for the experience !!!! Food and service were TOP NOTCH !!
  26. m

    mjbasil

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service at Molinari's is always excellent...service beyond expectations! Robert is an amazing host and server. He was so accommodating with our large party, our allergy management needs, and truly made our experience exceptional. I always look forward to dining at Molinaris...it's consistently the full package with amazing food and service in a lovely setting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The best service I’ve ever had. Very knowledgeable waiter with helpful suggestions. Great food and an overall wonderful experience. We will definitely be returning.
  28. MD

    MDavidSnyder

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service was stellar. We like to eat here exclusively for special occasions. Can't recommend this joint enough.
  29. D

    Donnie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Valentines Day. Never there before. I was delightfully surprised. Good food, great drinks, excellent service. My wife and I enjoyed our dinners immensely. Rebecca, our server, was wonderfully, answered lots of questions and when asked, made great recommendations. We will be back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was perfect (Thank You, Rebecca!). The food was delicious and well executed. The wine selection was carefully curated and had some really interesting bottles! The rest of the restaurants in Bethlehem really need to up their sh** together. This place wins.
  31. N

    Nbw16

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is wonderful and easy to talk to as always!! Love the new food on the menu, and the drinks are amazing
  32. NL

    NatashaL

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very knowledgeable and patient with us! It was our first time here and she thoroughly explained the menu. The bartender makes amazing drinks! All the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and great cocktail menu. It's wide open with a high ceiling so it's a bit noisy. Great for a casual dinner or lunch, not so good for a romantic dinner out.
  34. RU

    RheaU

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful restaurant! Can't say enough great things. Been here many, many times. Always consistently excellent. All of the pizzas are amazing and we usually share one for an appetizer. The pastas are delicious with lots of fresh exotic mushrooms and the staff is always friendly. And the mixologist makes the best drinks imaginable. A neighborhood gem. Thanks so much Molinari's. Always a pleasure!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Will definitely return!
  36. JG

    JohnG

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good, but the portions are tiny. I left hungry and lite in the pocket.
  37. DB

    DavidB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent
  38. GL

    GreiceL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came on a Saturday night for a nice dinner with my husband. We lived their homemade fresh bread, arugula salad, homemade pizza and homemade vegan pasta. Service was amazing as well! Highly recommend this place.
  39. NR

    NickR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’ve been to Molinari’s many times over the years. Tonight was not their best. I understand its after the holidays and this week is typically slow for restaurants. My drink, Long Island had to be looked up
  40. LR

    LRazze

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to treat someone special to a special meal. We had the best time eating and drinking all kinds of wonderful and creative dishes. It was a quiet night for them, but I’ve been here many times when it’s a party with excellent service always. It’s not cheap but worth every penny. Thank you for a fun and yummy night!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Molinari's using the Order Online button. Molinari's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 625-9222.

Molinari's is rated 4.5 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Molinari's

322 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Polk Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have exclusive use of the lot located directly across Polk Street after 5pm Monday through Saturday. Please note that this is a private lot and is only available to our guests during our business hours.

  • Public transit

    There's a public bus (line 102) that drops off and picks up at Polk and 2nd St (across 3rd from the restaurant).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Abela

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 625-9222

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for private events at https://molinarimangia.com/contact-us, complete the contact form.

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