In order to provide the safest and efficient service for all our customers, please follow these guidelines:

  • We prefer and we encourage that you make your reservation for your table 24 hours in advance.

  • If you don’t have a reservation, please come into the restaurant to see our host (our waiting area is eliminated for now) We will put your name and number on our wait list. We ask that you wait in your car until we call when your table is available.

  • Parties are limited to 5 people or less due to our limited space available

  • We encourage you limit your dining time to 90 minutes due to our limited seating & to ensure that we can accommodate the rest of our guests.

  • For the safety of our customers and our staff, at this time we don’t allow gelato walk-in sales nor samples; dine-in only.

We appreciate your patience with us and our staff. We do our best to ensure that you enjoy a wonderful dinner in a safe environment on this difficult time for everyone.



Molto Bene is the place everyone loves, with a warm, welcoming vibe and a deliciously classic and contemporary Italian menu. We serve pasta, pizza, and Gelato made fresh daily from award-winning GelatoStar.
It is our pleasure to serve you!

Due to our small space and to be fair to all of
our customers, we do not take reservations
for any reason. First come, first served basis only.

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Per Cominciare

Bruschetta     8

Toasted bread brushed with fresh garlic
and topped with a mixture of fresh diced tomatoes, EVOO, and basil.

Crostini     9

Four slices of toasted bread with assorted
toppings. One each of tomatoes & mozzarella, goat cheese and fig preserves, salmon &
mascarpone, and eggplant.

Cavolfiore al Forno     9

Baked cauliflower topped with herbs
and EVOO.

Arancini     9

Rice balls filled with asiago cheese.

Cozze in Sugo di Pomodoro    12

Mussels over house-made pomodoro sauce.

Aperitivo Autunno      15

Ciabatta bread, whipped ricotta,
truffle olive oil, honey, marinated olives,
prosciutto, and asiago cheese.


Caprese     8

Slices of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes,

basil, and EVOO.

Caesar     8

Romaine lettuce, croutons, and shaved
parmigiano cheese.

Molto Bene     8
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and croutons. Served with EVOO and balsamic vinegar glaze.
Della Zia    9
Mixed greens, beets, glazed pecans, 
goat cheese. Served with EVOO and balsamic vinegar glaze.

Piatto Unico

Vittelo alla Parmigiana     19

Veal coated with bread crumbs and topped
with pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, and
parmesan cheese. Served over penne pasta.

Pollo alla Parmigiana     18

Chicken coated with bread crumbs, sautéed, and topped with pomodoro sauce and mozzarella. Served on a bed of penne pasta.

Cioppino     26

Seafood stew of clams, shrimp, mussels,
calamari, scallops, and white fish, simmered in an herbed tomato and wine broth. Served with a toasted Italian bread.

Risotto al Frutti di Mare     23

Arborio rice with mussels, calamari, clams, shrimp, and pomodoro sauce.

Trota al Cartoccio   23

Fresh trout baked in parchment paper with shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels, and pomodoro sauce. Served with a Molto Bene side salad.

Tagliata   22

Marinated steak tossed over an arugula salad and topped with shaved parmigiano cheese.


Picatta di Pollo    19

Chicken breast cooked with a light lemon cream sauce, capers, white wine, butter, and spices. Served over linguine pasta.

La Pasta

Lasagna     17

Tomato and ground beef sauce, fresh
mozzarella, parmigiano cheese, and
béchamel sauce.

Spaghetti al Frutto di Mare     21

Shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari, white wine, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and pomodoro sauce.

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina     18

Gnocchi baked with pomodoro sauce, basil,
and fresh mozzarella.

Penne alla Carbonara     18

Pancetta, parmigiano cheese, and egg yolk.

Linguine al Salmone e Pistacchi     21

Smoked fresh salmon with pistachios,
served over linguine pasta, topped
with pomodoro sauce and hint of cream.

Penne Arrabbiata     18

Garlic, red pepper flakes, and
spicy pomodoro sauce. (very spicy)

Cavatelli alla Norma     19

Cavatelli pasta mixed with eggplant pieces,
spices, basil, topped with crispy eggplant
and pomodoro sauce.

Linguine Vongole e Bottarga      21

Clams, garlic, white wine, olive oil, and parsley. Served over linguine pasta and shredded bottarga.

Tortellini pancetta e broccoli     17

Ricotta stuffed tortellini with bacon and
broccoli, topped with pomodoro sauce.

Ravioli de Carne alla Vodka     17

Beef ravioli with pomodoro sauce, hint of cream, and evaporated vodka.

Fettuccine in Salsa di Aragosta    28

Fresh fettuccine pasta topped with lobster meat, garlic, red pepper, and pomodoro sauce with white wine. 

NEW! Cavatelli Mare e Monti     19

Cavatelli pasta topped with pomodoro sauce, light pesto sauce, shrimp and mushrooms.

NEW!  Bucatini all’ Amatriciana     19

Fresh bucatini pasta topped with pomodoro sauce, bacon, red flakes, onion and pecorino cheese.

Fettuccine al Ragú     19

Fresh fettuccine pasta topped with house made ragú sauce (meat sauce).

Penne e Gamberi     18

Shrimp, white wine, garlic, herbs, and pomodoro sauce with hint of cream.

I Dolci

Gelato    5

Choose flavor at display. One Scoop.

Gelato To-GO medium     16

Tortino al Cioccolato with Gelato     8

Warm molten chocolate cake with a
scoop of gelato.

Tiramisu     6

Torta di limone     6
Lemon cake.

Affogato     8
Espresso with a scoop of gelato.

Spaghetti al Frutto di Mare
Penne e gamberi
Tortino al cioccolato with gelato
Gnocchi al Ragu Bolognese
Spaghetti e vongole
Pollo a la Lucchese
Pollo alla Parmigiana

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