Al Molo

4.5
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623 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Al Molo brings Italian cuisine from the Emilia Romagna region - voted by Forbes magazine as Italy's greatest gastronomic treasure - together with a modern style. Chef Giuseppe Vannucci combines his origins in traditional Italian cooking with his training in London resulting in a restaurant that brings Italian metropolitan chic to the seaside resort of Weymouth.

Using local produce with the finest Italian ingredients the restaurant prides itself on quality food with a difference in a venue which provides an amazing setting. Whilst dining on excellent cuisine you can enjoy panoramic views of Weymouth Bay and the Jurassic coastline in a relaxed and grand setting.

Respecting the building's origins as part of the pier's bandstand the restaurant's decor nods to the past incorporating art deco features together with modern design. You sense a feeling of luxury as you walk through the doors.
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Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, hope to see you guys back open in a few months time.

MC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very smart restaurant serving excellent food, we will definitely be back!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! Fabulous location, staff really looked after us 😊 will for sure be coming back here again when we are next in Weymouth.

CB
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, very pleasant environment, attentive service and excellent food. The menu was comprehensive, the presentationand and quality of the food was first class. Unconditionally recommend and will certainly return.

Al Molo
Responded on 10 March 2020

Great descriptive and comprehensive, Colin. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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BE
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View in the dark is not so good as a nice sunset. However great little gem of a restaurant. A little expensive, but not unduly so. Food was good and we were not rushed between courses.

Al Molo
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you, Barry, we'll pass on your kind words to them. Come back when the sun is shining the view across Weymouth Bay are amazing. Giuseppe & Tim

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JC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was brilliant and the service excellent. This is a lovely location, venue for a special treat as the prices are on the high side, although the food was excellent. There was a large party in a private room at the back but they were quite loud and could be heard in the restaurant at times.

Al Molo
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Jo. Our private dining rooms are popular, I am sorry that the party in one of them was too noisy for you. I hope that has not put you off returning. Giuseppe & Tim

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very good food was outstanding and also the service. The 3 course fixed price menu was well worth the cost. If in the area again would visit this restaurant.

Al Molo
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you, Ken. Sounds like our 'Set Menu' was a hit. Giuseppe & Tim

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SC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever great meal excellent service and a lovely evening

Al Molo
Responded on 24 February 2020

It's good to know that we are being consistent. Thank you, Sandra. Giuseppe & Tim

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is nice for a special occasion. I was a bit disappointed with the vegetable that came with the fish, I couldn’t make out what they actually were and they where hard and only tiny slithers. You did get two pieces of fish for me this was too much and I would of preferred a small bit of mash?

AA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As ever - lovely food, attentive service, nice atmosphere. We'll be back!

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

We look forward to it, thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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J
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Al molo is nice
Would Ike more food on plate
Overall a lovely evening

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you James. Giuseppe & Tim

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JA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous friendly service with care and attention
We will definitely visit again soon

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you, JoffA. Giuseppe & Tim

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A
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was okay but the wait time was so bad. Arrived slighlty early so waited at the bar. Tables that came in after were seated before us apthoygh booking time was the same. Wasnt overly busy but had to wait 30 minutes for starter then nearly an hour later for main.

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

We are sorry that you're not 100% happy about your recent visit to us. You did visit us on `Valentine' Night' one of the busiest nights of the year and on that night from experience, we have learnt that our dinners like to take things slow and savour the evening. Unfortunately, from your review, that was not what you wanted. We try our best to get things right but sometime we can't keep everyone happy. Giuseppe & Tim

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely meal and staff all so helpful! Looking forward to going again!

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

We look forward to seeing you too, Carol. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect evening, service and food was exactly as you could wish.

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

Brilliant, that is what we like to hear, thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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KT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous thank you see you again soon lovely touch with the birthday wish

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

It was our pleasure Karen, thank you for celebrating here with us. Giuseppe & tim

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JC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, good choices on the menu. Prompt service but not intrusive. Could recommend as a special evening out.

Al Molo
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation Janine. It means the word to us. Giuseppe & Tim

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MD
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit this year and not disappointed lovely meal and friendly service very happy with our meal out

Al Molo
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you, Martyn. Here's to many more visits in 2020. Giuseppe & Tim

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ML
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite independent restaurant. Crisp white table linen, elegant decor in heritage landmark building, outstanding food , wine and service. Fabulous panoramic sea views and always a warm welcome.

Al Molo
Responded on 3 February 2020

Lovely, concise, to the point and lovely review. Thank you, Mary. Giuseppe & Tim

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RP
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant relaxed atmosphere and great service. Food was amazing and we had a superb evening. Would like to return on a summers evening to enjoy the view too

Al Molo
Responded on 3 February 2020

You should Rachel, the views in the Summer are amazing. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit - all round excellent. Panoramic views, great service and delicious food. We will be back, thank you.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

We are glad you discovered us Robert and that we made a great first impression. Here's to many more visits in the future. Giuseppe & Tim

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MA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Food was quite good, service good. Awfully noisy. We only had two courses without drinks, which made the value OK, but if we had spent more, the overall score would have dropped further.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 January 2020

Great to hear that you liked our food, found it quite good and the value was ok. However, we are both confused about the ‘awful noise’ on Saturday evening 18th January and perplexed your scoring. We had a busy restaurant on the night, but not to capacity, our music was on at the same low level and no one else, including yourself, mention that noise was a problem at the time. Giuseppe & Tim

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DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with outstanding service. Can not recommend enough.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thank you, David. Giuseppe & Tim

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YW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, quiet music in background, very good service. Monkfish was delicious, will be back to try other dishes.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

There are lots to choose from Yvonne. See you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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SC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening at Al Molo, great service, food and views, would be great if more local people visited this place, head and shoulders above many in the area!!

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thank you, Sandra, please if you can help us spread the word and get more of them in, that would be amazing. Giuseppe & Tim

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Very entertaining and the staff were very attentive.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Really, pleased to hear your feedback about our New Year's Eve party. Thanks for the kind words. Giuseppe & Tim

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JH
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Basic, underwhelming. Needs investment.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Oh no, I am sorry to hear that. That is very different feedback than we usually receive. Don't know what more we can say after that. Giuseppe & Tim

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C
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We couldn’t fault the food, service or view from the restaurant, but we were the only diners on Saturday lunchtime. Such a shame as this is a very good restaurant. Perhaps the decor could be smartened up a bit (rusty radiator/stained dining chair). We will return.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we will take your feedback onboard. Giuseppe & Tim

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p
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as usual , always nice atmosphere and very enjoyable

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thank you, Paula. For your kind words in your review. Giuseppe & Tim

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the food. Service impeccable - my husband thoroughly enjoyed his 60th birthday dinner. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Al Molo
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you, Anna. It was our pleasure to host your husbands 60th celebrations. Giuseppe & Tim

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LB
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Al Molo's. Excellent food and wine. Their fish dishes are always beautifully cooked. The aubergine starter was delicious as was the chocolate orange mousse desert. Very friendly and helpful staff. We're always happy to return...

Al Molo
Responded on 16 December 2019

And we are always happy to see you, Lizzie. Thanks for taking the time to review us, if you are able too, would you be able to help us out with a mention on TripAdvisor too, please? Giuseppe & Tim

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AW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. We all had the set lunch menu - different course choices - and all were excellent. Good value for money. Service cheerful and efficient. Beautiful location. Only complaint was that the main course plates were not warmed and therefore the pasta went cold quickly.

Al Molo
Responded on 20 January 2020

Thanks for that feedback, Annie. We'll take that on board and make sure it doesn't happen again. Giuseppe & Tim

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F
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent party night , excellent food and atmosphere. My only comment would be that we had preordered but they kept bringing out the wrong order, not sure whether the tables were mixed up or what happened. However it did not affect our enjoyment of the evening

Al Molo
Responded on 9 December 2019

Thank you, Frankie, for your kind words and feedback. We are very sorry about the mix ups. We have sorted things out behind the scenes to make sure that doesn't happen again. If you have the time would be able to help us out with a TripAdvisor mention? Giuseppe & Tim

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M
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service as always very good, waiter and waitress always very attentive, always a nice relaxed ambience my favourite restaurant in weymouth, thanks Tim and Staff.

Al Molo
Responded on 9 December 2019

Thank you, Maria. Would you be able to help us out with a mention on TripAdvisor too, please? Many thanks. Tim & Giuseppe

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A
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was relaxed ..,the waitress was full of fun...the food excellent!

Al Molo
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thank you Annie, that means a lot to us. Giuseppe & Tim

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PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant - great location, very nice staff, food excellent. Wide-ranging but slightly short menu offered somewhat limited choice. Ambiance on a Sunday night a little quiet - but understandable in November . We would definitely return.

Al Molo
Responded on 28 November 2019

We look forward to seeing you again soon, Peter, thank you. If you have the time, would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor? Giuseppe & Tim

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MW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my other half came to this place for a date night and it was absolutely outstanding, service was amazing, food was on point and was absolutely amazing. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a romantic date night for two

Al Molo
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you, Martin. With your recommendation, we will be the 'Date Night' destination of choice in Weymouth, brilliant. If you have the time, would you be able to give us a mention on TripAdvisor, too? Giuseppe & Tim

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I
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, staff very helpful and double check allergens if specified in advance, reasonably priced and good sized portions, did not come away hungry.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 November 2019

That's great to hear, thank you for reviewing us. Can we ask for a huge favour, would you be able to give us a review on TripAdvisor? Many thanks Giuseppe & Tim

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JM
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took family with us this time ,they were both happy.New menu looking good,will try other items next visit,thanks so much

Al Molo
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you, Joy. It sounds like the new menu is a hit. Please, if you can, would you be able to help us out with a mention on TripAdvisor? Giuseppe & Tim

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S
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday lunch and were pleased to have something other than a roast. The mussels starter was excellent with a lovely tomato sauce rather than the usual creamy sauce one gets. If I was being picky I feel a biscuit or biscotti would have been nice with the ice cream but otherwise an excellent meal.

Al Molo
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you, Skylad, for your review and feedback. We were delighted to hear that enjoyed your alternative Sunday lunch with us. Would you be able to help us out with a mention on TripAdvisor? Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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