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330 Mayfield Dr, Ste A15, Franklin, TN 37067-7203
+1 615-771-7780
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was tucked away and cozy, but you couldn't hide the good service and food. The waiters knew the menu selections well and were able to offer some tasty options. The bread was great and hot. My friends and I were traveling and were happy to come upon this delightful restaurant. Nice Job Molinari's.

Thank BobbyBluewaters
Level Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to Franklin pretty late after being on the road all day. Molinari's was recommended by a friendly hotel staff. It is a neighborhood restaurant and the clientele seemed to be a mix of local and visitors. It is located in a strip mall. Once we were seated we were greeted by our waitress, Lindsey who was so bubbly... More 

Thank blackfriarbobby
Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small Italian restaurant with friendly long term waiters. Ours, Joel, said he had been there 12 years. Entree includes salad which is cold and wonderful. Garlic bread is offered but we decline. Entrees are always tasty and large enough for a take home box.

Thank MustLoveDogss
Brentwood, Tennessee
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've always been partial to Molinari's. I discovered it by accident within months of its debut, it's hidden away in a quiet spot, even some of the locals don't know about it, and it was the location of my second date with my future wife. So they'll always have a special place in my heart. Cool Springs is one of... More 

Thank PeteDeborahWade
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I took my family into this restaurant to try it out. First we realized the link attached to the restaurant on google was for another restaurant. My family and I arrive and think the restaurant had a great look. Immediately we realized the service was going to be an issue and there was not a wine list, only unknown brand/house... More 

2 Thank Wjrh
Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Being Italian, living in Italy and married to a citizen.. This restaurant is about as far away from Italian food that you can get.. You don't drench sauce on your pasta. Their pasta literally is swimming in sauce that you can't see the pasta. The pasta is overcooked too. THe thing with the garlic rolls is definitely a southern thing... More 

2 Thank dee r
Columbus, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Sliding into Mollinari's around 6:15 on a Friday night, we were surprised to find a full house. This place is moderately priced, the service...you have to be patient, but when they get to you they deliver! The pasta was perfect, with a family salad bowl served to the table and the bread...butter, garlic...a small slice of San Vicenczo. We both... More 

Thank Doug P
Dowagiac, Michigan
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Home cooked Italian food with great rolls and salad included in the price. Had enough for leftovers and ate them the next day. A bit pricey for the area but overall a good choice.

Thank Kleine
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Chicken Marsala tasted bland and the bread was soaked with butter and garlic. Sauce tasted like bottled (way too sweet). Will not go back. There is a charge for splitting the dish

2 Thank ckgreco
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The food was better than the staff, service was slow. The garlic rolls are great but sometimes come out hard and insufficient garlic. Most dishes are great and have plenty of sauces and cheese. This is not the cleanest restaurant I've been to.

Thank Edward G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Mayfield Dr, Ste A15, Franklin, TN 37067-7203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-771-7780

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