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322 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA
+1 610-625-9222
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant exceeded our expectations with both food and service. The woman at the front desk at Sayre Mansion recommended it. It is a short drive or walk from there. We arrived on a Monday night with no reservation and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is quiet and sedate. Even though the restaurant was fairly full, the noise level was... More 

Thank Mark F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The girl in the front desk (wears glasses) appeared annoyed for no apparent reason. She asked us to wait for "3 minutes" to be seated in a restaurant with several available seats. We didn't think much of it. 10 minutes later we asked to be seated again thinking an honest oversight might have caused a delay. The same girl said... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Six of us ate at Molinari's fir the first time this week. We arrived around six pm and the restaurant only had a few tables that were occupied. We were seated promptly and given menus. The waiter we had was young and apparently new. We ordered drinks and they were quickly brought to the table. A member of our party... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We came back during Lehigh parents' weekend after a wonderful meal here last winter. Though food is still wonderful, on this night one member of our party was served her pork entree uncooked, and when it was finally returned in an edible state, everyone else had finished their meals. These things happen, but when it does, waiter should apologize and... More 

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Consistently great food! Their pasta dishes are scrumptious!! The staff are very friendly, energetic and provide excellent service. Very impressive!! Loved the Arugala salad and their pasta special had duck confit, which was one of the best pasta dishes we ever had!

Thank Caron F
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times over the past years. Waiting for a menu change. Few specials. Always good, but for me I need more variety. Would love if they added ages non- Italian wines to their wine selection.

Thank luvdesserts
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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597 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We attended a special dinner for the region of Campania, it was fantastic! They made a 5 course meal specific to that region and paired it with 5 wines. None of it is on their regular menu. We can't wait for the next region to try! Thanks Lee!

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Palmerton, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food!! Great service! Loved the pasta dishes, cooked al dente! Great wine to accompany our food! Close to music venue!

Thank Caron F
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have to be honest... I'm Italian. Let me put this right out there, as my comments are clearly colored by this. The restaurant is OK, but not as great as many reviewers have it. Menu is nice, wines are a good selections of many regions and pair well with the courses. The food is generally not impressive for the... More 

Thank cb75_it
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We have had dinner at Molinari's many times. Every time, the food and service was very good. If you want a heavier Italian dinner, they have it. If you want artisan-style pizza, they have it. The bar selection is top notch.

Thank Keith K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-625-9222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?