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.

  • No Gelato walk-ins

  • 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.

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Molto Bene Italian Eatery


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

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Love our food and want to share that with someone? Well, now you can! Send them a gift card and give them the chance to indulge in our delicious Italian dishes full of flavor and love made just for you!

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GF= Gluten Free

Bruschetta     9

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

Crostini     10

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   GF

Baked cauliflower topped with herbs
and EVOO.

Zucchini fritte    10

Zucchini planks breaded and fried.

Arancini     9

Rice balls filled with asiago cheese.

Cozze in Sugo di Pomodoro    14   GF

Mussels over house-made pomodoro sauce.

Aperitivo      16

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


Caprese     9   GF

Slices of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes,

basil, and EVOO.

Caesar     9   GF

Romaine lettuce, croutons, and shaved
parmigiano cheese.

Molto Bene     9   GF

Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and croutons. Served with EVOO and balsamic vinegar glaze.

Della Zia    10   GF

Mixed greens, beets, glazed pecans, 
goat cheese. Served with EVOO and balsamic vinegar glaze.

Aggiungere (Add ons)

Smoked salmon 4, anchovies 2, goat cheese / provolone / gorgonzola dolce 3 ea.


Vittelo alla Parmigiana     20

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

Pollo alla Parmigiana     19

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

Cioppino     28   GF

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     25

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

Trota al Cartoccio   25   GF

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

Steak Tagliata   24   GF

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


Picatta di Pollo    20   GF

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

NEW!  Il Piatto Speciale del Chef     MP

Each week our chef offers a unique Italian dish that you won’t find on your menu. Ask your server for this week’s special!


Lasagna     18

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

Spaghetti al Frutto di Mare     23

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

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina     19

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

Penne alla Carbonara     19

Pancetta, parmigiano cheese, and egg yolk.

Linguine al Salmone e Pistacchi     22

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     23

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

Sachetti Panna e Prosciutto     19

Four cheese purse pasta topped with alfredo style creamy white sauce and prosciutto.

Penne alla Vodka al Modo Mio     19

Onion, bacon, and house made vodka sauce. Served over penne pasta.

Ravioli di Aragosta    23

Lobster ravioli in lobster cream and cognac sauce. 

Fettuccine al Ragú     19

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

Penne e Gamberi     20

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

NEW!  Gnocchi alla Iuri     19

Chicken strip, housemade light pesto, and pomodoro sauce, topped with fresh grated parmigiano cheese.


Gelato    6

Choose flavor at display. One Scoop.

Medium To-Go Gelato     18

Tortino al Cioccolato with Gelato     9

Warm molten chocolate cake with a
scoop of gelato.

Cantucci e Vin Santo     11

Vin Santo Italian dessert wine and almond biscotti.

Tiramisu     6

Panna Cotta & Amarena     8

Italian dessert with amarena cherries.

Torta di limone     6

Lemon cake.

Affogato     8

Espresso with a scoop of gelato.


Due to local laws, we can only serve beer on Sundays. 


Peach Bellini

Prosecco, peach juice

Molto Bene Spritz

Lemoncello, prosecco, cranberry 

Amore Mío 

Blood orange mix, tequila, lime

Negroni Sbagliato Campari

Prosecco, sweet vermouth

Angelo Azzurro

Saphire Bombay gin, Cointreau, Blue Curaçao

Rose Mojito Italiano

Rum, mint, cane sugar, prosecco rose



Lemoncello shot

Tequila El Jimador shot

Sambuca shot

Tito’s vodka shot

Jameson scotch whiskey

Jack Daniels

Rum Bacardi Reserva

Tequila Patron & pellegrino 

Johnnie Walker Black Label




Great Lakes Dortmunder

The Brew kettle White Rajah IPA


For our most current list of wines, please click on the icon.

Fettucini in Salsa di Aragosta
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
Various Dishes
Spaghetti al Frutto di Mare
Penne e gamberi
Tortino al cioccolato with gelato
Spaghetti e vongole
Pollo alla Parmigiana

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18401 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH  44107

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Kitchen closes at 9pm.

Kitchen closes at 8pm.

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