Al Molo

4.6
884 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 pier's bandstand the restaurants 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 884 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynK
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am still thinking about the braised lamb tortellini now....absolutely delicious.
My dining partner had the red mullet and was equally as impressed. We will definitely be back, and hope to use their lockdown takeaway offer.

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SharonS
Dorset
10 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We moved our reservation to avoid lockdown, we were booked for our anniversary on 5th November.
Lovely welcome and great sea with sea view.
Full menu available which was great,
Hope to return after lockdown

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JulieS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great meal lovely food and good service will definitely be going back

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JoyR
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service was brilliant. A lovely setting and a great dining experience. The only criticism was that the beers were far too overpriced.

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Bazzer
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 1st time at Al Molo and now can not wait to repeat.
Lovely friendly staff who were really helpful in recommending/clarifying dishes and also the wine list.
Good variety on menu to cater for all tastes and reasonably priced for the quality. Well cooked flavoursome dishes- you can not go wrong.

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LibbyH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great place to eat. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was delicious. We went as a family of 6 with fairly small children and we all had a lovely evening. Great children’s menu too.

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GillM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and thought the staff were particularly helpful and friend.y. Excellent food too.

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JulietB
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a poor meal in the restaurant, for me it’s the best in Weymouth

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REllis
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely staff, would definitely recommend this place!

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LizzieBeee
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fish courses,are very good at Al Molo. The Chef really knows how to cook them and I would recommend this restaurant for that. Other items like pork belly and mushroom risotto need improvement. So for fish lovers, a very good experience

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KathyB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really excellent. Highly recommended; it isn’t cheap but the food and service are worth paying for.

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MOIRAA
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulously restaurant!
The staff were exemplary from the moment they greeted us on arrival & throughout the time we were there.
Knowledgeable about the menu & the wines.
The food was excellent- my seafood linguini was the best I have tasted !
Hubby had the rabbit ragout that he too thoroughly enjoyed.
The chocolate & orange mousse was literally exquisite!
Yes - we thoroughly enjoyed our meal & the accompanying wine.
I highly recommend a visit to what I would describe as a jewel in the crown of Weymouth‘s restaurants !

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In one word , wonderful.

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MarkL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Not a lot of choice with gluten free and thought they would have gluten free pasta available but no. Bit expensive for chicken and mash.

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

We were surprised to see your review about our Gluten Free options, Mark. There are 10 gluten free options on our menu, was that not enought? Giuseppe & Tim

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

That's great to hear, Sarah. Happy to hear you enjoyed your recent meal with us. Giuseppe & Tim

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect food, perfect venue and perfect staff.. couldn’t fault any of it and they even changed my meal slightly without a hesitation. Thank you!

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ShariH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We make a point of treating ourselves to a meal at Al Molo on our annual visit to Weymouth. We love the fantastic view across the beach and town and the food is delicious. The team are welcoming and attentive and in the past we've also really enjoyed the entertainment nights. Wishing the team there all well through these times and look forward to seeing you again next year.

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AlanS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, excellent service, all with good views!

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ToniB
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Beautiful setting. Food great. Staff great too.

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thank, Toni.

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AlisonB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, delicious food excellent service wonderful evening celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service a lovely experience all round

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

That's great to hear, thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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AlanS
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. We're booked to go back! Good views as well!!

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thanks for your review, it sounds like we will see you again soon. Giuseppe & Tim

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Italian fine dining experiences I have ever had. The good and service was outstanding and faultless. Highly recommended and will put it firmly on our must do list for Weymouth

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

Wow, thank you, Chris. That is incredibly high praise, Thanks for reviewing and recommending us. Many thanks, Giuseppe & Tim

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GertieW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great and the service is excellent. Will definitely be returning.

Al Molo
Responded on 29 October 2020

We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for the review. Giuseppe & Tim

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Herbie
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Only cause for concern was that a dog was in the Restaurant, and not a blind dog. W e don’t think that is in keeping with your high class dining.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We took the decision this year to allow well-behaved dogs into the restaurant because our customers kept asking us if they could. With many people 'Staycationing' this year we felt it was essential to be as inclusive as possible. We make sure customers with dogs sit in a quieter part of the restaurant away from the main crowds. We hope this has not put you off returning. Giuseppe & Tim

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JackieC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good, food and service. Always a welcome . Thoroughly recommended.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you, Jackie. For your review and recommendation. Giuseppe & Tim

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Plum
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took partner here for his birthday and the service and food was outstanding - the chef even put happy birthday in chocolate on his dessert plate high was so thoughtful - great restaurant with great food and service :-)

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

We are pleased to hear that we were able to make your partners birthday just a little bit more special. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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redpepper
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We visited twice this week. We loved the food. The turbot was excellent. I had the sword fish starter which was good but could do with a little dressing on the rocket.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Twice in one week, that is what we like to hear. Thanks for taking the time to review us. We'll take a look into your feedback too. Giuseppe & Tim

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SteveC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Although a little expensive l couldn't fault the food. The Turbot with seafood was to die for, although needed some veg, spinach perhaps. The tiramisu was also delicious, and I am not a great fan of tiramisu. Well worth a visit.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thanks, Steve. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us. Good choice with the Turbot, we do always recommend a side dish or two to accompany a meal. Did the person looking after you mention that? Please let us know. Giuseppe & Tim

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food and wine. Not the cheapest place in Weymouth but good value,

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you, John. Giuseppe & Tim

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CarmelaM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service from our waitress with the beautiful green eyeshadow. Views were amazing and the food was incredible. Definitely would go to again, perfect experience!

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Haha, that opening line sounds like something for a 1930's crime novel. We'll pass on your compliments to her. Thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food and service excellent, perhaps menu specials when possible.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thanks for the feedback Jane, when things are little more back to normal, we will take a look at that. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Giuseppe & Tim

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Jobo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food. All 3 courses were tasty and superbly presented. Loved the dried fruit slices used on my starter and dessert. We were seated in the smaller room which lacked atmosphere and was quite brightly lit. It overlooked the sea which I imagine in daylight would be special but not so good when dark. Service was friendly. I would visit again for the food.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you, Jobo. Please next time you visit, if you are not happy with where we seat you, please say something and we will do our best to move you. Many thanks, Giuseppe & Tim

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Janesarah
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

This was a “Covid“ dining experience and the large restaurant was almost empty and felt sorry for the proprietors. To be fair, this was a Wed in mid October. Staff were friendly and food was hot and served well. Nice to have a view of the bay with the cruise ship lights. Regretfully no atmosphere due to very large open room and very few customers.
It’s a tough time for business but have tried to put a constructive review. The restaurant is in a great location above the beach In Weymouth.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Sorry, you felt that the restaurant lacked atmosphere, as you mentioned things are a little different these days. It makes us a little sad that you thought that was more important to talk about than the food. Giuseppe & Tim

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maggieg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic had the seafood linguine, so much shell fish in the dish.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

That is a very popular choice, Maggie. Thanks for the review. Giuseppe & Tim

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ElizabethH
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the outside it did not look exactly appealing but please do not let that put you off as when you go inside it feels if you are in a different building and it was literally right on the edge of the promenade, overlooking the beach.
The food was delicious and very well presented while the service from the staff were very professional. We were given a window seating so we could see the sea and this made the evening more enjoyable. Thank you to all at Al Molo for making our evening out special.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

And thank you, Elizabeth, for being such a lovely customer. Reviews and comments like yours make all the hard work worthwhile. Many thanks, Giuseppe & Tim

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SueS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was utterly delicious! What made the place really special was the attention to detail from the staff. Dining with young children is not always without challenges but the team made our whole family feel welcomed , and took care to ensure that the kids received their food promptly, and arranged minor changes to the menu to accommodate our youngest. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thank you, Sue. We know exactly what you mean about dining with small children. We are really glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for the review and your recommendation. Giuseppe & Tim

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an amazing place. Atmosphere , service and food really good. That good we went two nights on the trot.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

Thanks for the 5-stars.

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Sandaw
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious risotto & home-made pasta - awesome puddings!!!

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

That sounds like a big thumbs up, for your meal with us. Thank you. Giuseppe & Tim

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ColetteK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked this restaurant in advance for a trip my husband and I were taking to Weymouth.
On arrival you are met with a stunning art deco interior.
All Covid precautions were adheared to.
There is glass all around the restaurant and if I go again I will try and go as the sunsets.
The food was incredible.
The team were amazing.
We loved it.

Al Molo
Responded on 21 October 2020

And we love customers like you, Colette. Thank you for your fantastic review. Comments and reviews like yours makes all the hard work worthwhile. Giuseppe & Tim

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Al Molo is rated 4.6 stars by 884 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 reservations at the moment.