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Ranked #18 of 392 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Drove out to Bethlehem to get a much needed haircut. Had some time to kill, so I was looking for a place to have a drink and maybe a quick bite to eat. Decided to stop in to Molinari’s because it looked like the place to be! They had live music playing outside. Awesome atmosphere. I was immediately greeted by the friendly hostess. I took a seat at the bar and I was instantly sold. The bartender Robert was well dressed, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. If I didn’t already know what I wanted to drink, he was there to guide me to the right drink for me. With a few key descriptors (for example “bitter”, “fruity”, or even “fragrant”) this man could create a drink for you. Watching him create these drinks was entertaining enough. There is also a list of established cocktails as well as a vast selection of wines to choose from. They take the whole “farm-to-table” thing pretty seriously. I can respect a place that sources their ingredients locally. Had some awesome food, phenomenal drinks and a great time. Highly recommend checking it out. Definitely has the Bethlehem feel!

Thank Aleh J
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Venue: loved the quaint, funky atmosphere. Silversagers were there! Nice lighting and well decorated. And we loved their byline: "Save the airfare."

Staff: Attentive, nice, quick.

Food: We started off with grilled octopus- excellent! Also the rice balls - not much cheese to be found inside but nice flavor and texture. We ate pizza, porcini canestri and the radiatore - all delicious and beautifully presented.

They list their farms and vendors which is really nice. Farm to Table.

Moderately priced.

Seems like a very adult kind of place. We like that.

Silver Sage Magazine

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Excuse me while I RAVE about this place! I was searching for sustainable, farm to table dining options in the Lehigh Valley area and this gem popped up. The pics were alluring and the commitment to humane and sustainable farming and food prep was the hook my partner and I needed.

I booked a last minute reservation, walked in and we were enthusiastically greeted and sat within 6 minutes. Our server was knowledgeable and hospitable and patient as the menu had SO many great options we were beside outsides with the choices.

We shared flatbread and local whipped ricotta cheese, quid ink and truffle arancini, grilled octopus, carrot and seasonal veggie pasta and grass fed Delmonico steak, sorbets and gelato. We pretty much rolled out the door at the end. The prices were reasonable for the quality that you get, service and ambiance.

Casual dress is appropriate but a little "fancier" casual will probably leave you feeling more in tune with the esthetics and high quality provisions and service. They boast an extensive Italian wine list. Full bar and a black board showcasing all the many local farms, bakers and food suppliers they collaborate with.

I highly recommend dining here wether it be a date night, business dinner or quick solo bite bar side. I do not doubt you will be well taken care of all while supporting a business who is supporting the local economy while serving exquisite fare.

Thank Alonna M
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We are from out of town, in Bethlehem for work. We were visiting the nearby Industrial History Museum and a docent there recommended Molinari's. We were delighted with our meal in every way possible!
There was music playing, but not so loudly that we had to talk over it. We were warmly greeted and shown a both, our preferred seating choice. The menu is a creative and diverse selection of your not- average Italian food, and we only wish we lived closer so that we could try everything.

Thank DebraEss
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We loved it! This restaurant has delicious Italian food. Go there! I want it to stick around. Their gelati are wonderful.
Nice outdoor tables.

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Thank Richard0337
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