Al Molo

4.7
1491 reviews
£26 to £40
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 piers 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1491 People Are Saying
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KarenJ
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Al Molo delivers excellent food, sublime service in a beautiful setting with fabulous views.

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Fiona
Bath
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Amazing food, great presentation and interesting menu. Delicious lamb tortillini.

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CarolineS
Dorset
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant evening. Staff were brilliant and the food to die for. We had the steak and it was the best steak we have ever had, so tender and melted in your mouth. We will definitely be back thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Window seat great view. Food fantastic, service superb. Great night👍

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HarryB
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, a fantastic meal, good service and a lovely ambiance, really good value for money, already booked our next table!
Harry & June Barnes

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SarahC
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely setting and overall the service was good. The food was average, with a lack of seasoning, especially on the starters. The pasta main was very good and if dining there, go for pasta. Not sure they should say they are a fish and pasta restaurant when there are such good fish restaurants in Weymouth.

Al Molo
Responded a day ago

Hello Sarah I do not understand your review, service was good but you give it 3 point which is a bit on negative side , Starter lack of seasoning ( what's that mean for you ) you don't says what starter you had ., calamari ? cured meat ? salmon ... Then i have no idea where you have read that we says we are fish and pasta restaurant .Mah You right in town there's a lot of fish restaurant , we are ITALIAN in fact ..

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JosanneC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at Al Molo at our favourite table by the window. An added bonus, we found they are dog friendly - we'll definitely be back again soon

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

Nice to see you back at your usual table. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality tastey good in I nice setting with excellent service

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

It sounds like you had a lovely time with us, Peter. Thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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NigelC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have eaten there before and the meal and setting have always been very good.

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Nigel. Giuseppe & Tim

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PiersC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, reasonably priced wines, superb food and a gorgeous restaurant. We even had dinner with our cockapoo under the table, who was good as gold. Could not have asked for more.

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Piers. It was lovely to have you and your beautiful cockapoo with us. Many thanks, for your review. Giuseppe & Tim

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PaulaL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening for my husbands birthday. The waitress was excellent and evening arranged for a candle in my husbands desert. I had not even asked for this, it was the perfect touch and a perfect end to our lovely experience. The food was amazing, the ambience warming, it was just lovely.
Thank you

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EmmaF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, food and service excellent as ever. Thanks!

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

Great to see you again, Emma. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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HowardJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and spent a good time enjoying ourselves here.

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

That's great to hear, Howard. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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michaell
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had heard such praise from our friends and relatrives who had dined at Al Mollo that we expected a higher standard of food. However we were disappointed overall with the standard of meals.

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terencer
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat, lovely food, friendly and helpful staff, fine wines

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Terence. See you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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PatC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant ! Dog friendly too ! Henry 🐾 settled down , no problem Definitely one to try for a special occasion too

Al Molo
Responded 6 days ago

It was lovely to meet you all. Both two and four-legged diners are always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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JenB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. Food was amazing, service excellent. Great place for a special occasion

Al Molo
Responded on 13 January 2022

Thank you, Jen. We appreciate that you took some time to review us out of your busy day. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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Maximiliano
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food with sensible variations on big-standard often found in Italian restaurants in the uk

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Maximilliano. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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VincentD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food was OK, but I was surprised that the main meals did not come with sides and that the sides were so expensive.
£6 for a bowl of green beans and about the same for a bowl of mashed potato, adding £12 to the price of the meal. Both of which should be included as part of the main course.

The service was excellent, but that's the best part of the whole experience.

I would not return due to the quality and price of the food.

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

We are sorry to hear that, Vincent. Although a little confused, has our sides dishes are clearly marked as extra on the menu and our staff which you rate as excellent also make that clear when taking your order. Since we opened the restaurant, we have always worked this way as our diners prefer it like that. Unfortunately, that wasn't to your satisfaction. Giuseppe & Tim

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JoyM
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New menu has some great great items,sea bass was great.Ham and pear stater nice but a bit to much for the me ! My husband enjoyed his meal staff great thanks to you all

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

That's great to hear, Joy. Glad you enjoyed our new menu. Giuseppe & Tim

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billyboy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and unusual.Portion size was just right, but generous and the service was excellent and friendly.

Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with good views but enough space for comfort

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Billy boy. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Many thanks. Giuseppe & Tim

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Strongly recommended. 1st time visitors to Weymouth and we were very pleased with everything. It was a winter night and we want to come back in the summer for the sea view.

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

You must the views are amazing. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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vipJulietB
Shropshire
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing as always .
Such a great restaurant and superb staff.

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

Lovely to see you again, Juliet. Thank you for taking the time to review us. See you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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Billyjean
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it love love it. My favourite restaurant by far!x

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Billyjean. Your comments mean a lot, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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EvelynD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, lovely , professional and very helpful.

Al Molo
Responded on 10 January 2022

Thank you, Evelyn. It sounds like you really enjoyed your meal with us. See you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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AndreaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening. One criticism would be the glass of complementary champagne - we literally had a mouthful in each glass. Would suggest in future you fill the glass to the top or don’t offer it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

As always the food was fantastic. Unfortunately we were very disappointed by the entertainment included in the price of the evening, we thought the quality of her performance did not live up to the standard of Al Molo.

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ScottW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant right on the Weymouth seafront
Great menu and wine list and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful

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SusanJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Molo is blessed with everything - beautiful views and very good staff and most importantly fantastic food. And good value. We ate here 2 nights running and both meals were best I've had in 2021.

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Ginnie
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal set in a great location. Staff were very attentive. Highly recommend

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff were attentive and friendly

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AndyH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as usual and lovely food. Highly recommended.

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Jess
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied and well conceived menu, friendly staff, good wine list, lovely views. Great for a special occasion.

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RobertW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff very professional and friendly and the food was delicious

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kimr
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Weymouth for 40th Birthday celebrations & had the most amazing food in Al Molo - to be honest some of the best food we have ever tasted. The tortellini was particularly amazing. The staff were very friendly & happy to make drink suggestions when asked. When visiting the area again we will be sure to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food again. Thank you

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ChristopherP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal Excellent Service could have very much done without the background music which was distracting why do some restaurants feel that we need this?

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was helpful and attentive but restaurant was quiet.Food was excellent, tasty and well presented. Lovely table overlooking the sea. Came to this restaurant a few years ago and were not impressed. Very different this time and would definitely come again

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PeterH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a last minute booking, the staff had our drinks on the table before we had got our coats off.

The food and service was as good as ever, fantastic.

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LeifC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want good service and food then this place delivers all

FAQs

Al Molo is rated 4.7 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.