Il Moro
Il Moro

Il Moro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ilmoro.com/
  • Phone: 3105753530x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am to 3:00pm

    Happy Hours: Monday to Saturday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Dinner:Monday to Thursday: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm,

    Dinner:Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gaetano Foiani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Lucy Foiani.
  • Private Party Facilities: Il Moro provides a range of services. From elegant dinners to corporate cocktail parties, wedding reception, fashion reception, charity galas and film premieres. A selection of proven or customized banquet menus coordinated with Lucy, combined with impeccable service ensures a great experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Lucy Foiani 8886035855
  • Entertainment: See our schedule on Events
  • Special Events: Yes, from small to 250 people Special Events: Wine Tasting, every Tursday 6 pm to 8 pm. Happy Hours, Monday to Friday 5 pm to 7 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance of parking valet is on Purdue Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet on Purdue Avenue, Private lot and Street parking
A word from Il Moro
You can now relax in our Traditional Italian Bar open from 11:00 am Monday to Friday , Lunch, Happy Hour cocktails and small appetizers, . Our multi-functional bar is always open. Il Moro features exquisite Northern Italian cuisine served in a classic restaurant with a modern ambiance. Enjoy the beautiful open-air and heated patio garden.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Il Moro reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (43)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (17)good for groups (14)romantic (12)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great for Business Lunch
    TherealmjbVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Great food, great service, and a good place to have a productive business conversation for lunch. Many other tables with business lunches as well. Food is authentic, service is outstanding. I've worked it into my rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable
    Mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Il Moro and it will not be our last. The special occasion menu was outstanfing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food would have been very good except that the artichoke salad was overly salty. I sent it back and the replacement was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty on a Friday night! Still,
    bobyVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Empty on a Friday night! Still, we had high hopes. My wife's lasagna was overly rich...slathered with a béchamel sauce and mediocre by Italian standards. My Orechiette with 3 mussels and beans was terrible....all beans and overcooked pasta. Our friend raved about the Osso Buco...at $34 it should have been good! All in all, very disappointing.
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  • Thankful
    Thankful
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The wait team/Manager was so helpful when it was determined that I was not going to make my lunch meeting that my team was facilitating. Not only did they pass the message to the attendees that I would be running 30 minutes late, but had them served quickly and took me right to the table as if nothing happened. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    ackmena0709
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    A group of 5 of us ate here last Thursday...the same group hadn't been there since six months previously when our friend was in town. Our server remembered us, remembered even some of what we ordered last time, and she was a complete and total professional - the food was outstanding, and we had a superb time - It won't be six months before I'm back there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Also good
    darryl22
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Great food, rock solid service, not crazy prices Been many times before and will come again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was very disappointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    was very disappointed in the food. have eaten here many times in the past but this time must say that I was very disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, terrible service
    NoonYo
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I don't think it was the server's fault. The restaurant may have been understaffed, but it was like we were in a wasteland. No one for miles. The meat was good the sides mediocre, although the Mac and cheese yummy. And when I asked to take things home they lest out my lamb, which was significant!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the only restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    This is the only restaurant my husband and I have found that is consistently quiet. Their excellent food and service make it a perfect place to suggest for friends seeking an actual conversation with lunch or dinner. They are also very accommodating. Years ago we had a surprise party there for my son's 18th birthday and it went without a hitch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great. Hostess
    hotdawg
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Everything was great. Hostess was very warm and friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I realize haven't commented
    AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    I realize haven't commented on the decor up to now. Simple, clean, sleek, crisp... are the words I'd use to describe it. A no messing around kind of look, not especially remarkable to me (except for the patio portion with its greenery and lights). However, I recently went with a first-timer, and right as we walked in she exclaimed "Oh, I love it!" Her enthusiastic approbation was repeatedly expressed throughout our dinner . So, there you go: Different strokes. Anyway, I've consistently found all the staff to be extremely gracious; and the dishes on their refreshingly non-standard Italian menu are delicious. I return because I can count on having a pleasant experience, and it's so convenient to the Odyssey, one of my favorite theatre venues.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I returtned to Il Morro for
    AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I returtned to Il Morro for another pre theatre dine (very convenient to the Odyssey Theatre on Sepulveda at Olympic). Our server, Emina, shone as before; and the bussers were spot on -- smooth, gracious, and efficient. We enjoyed the food even more this time, though: Eggplant Parmesan Timballo, and Spinach Salad to start; and Mezzaluna with Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Orecchiette with White Beans and Mussels as mains. We left very, very happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Everything we had was phenomenal. Amazing appetizers, salad, and entree although I could have skipped the dessert. The artichoke salad was surprisingly delicious. I want to go back for the pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Don't let the goofy location fool you. This place always deliver.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat customer
    Bobb
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Dine here often, always very reliable. Specials are excellent, regular dishes always good. Very good restaurant all the way around.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Favorite
    rosebud61960
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    One of our top clients prefers Il Moro to other restaurants in your area. It is one of our favorites as well. The food is always thoughfully prepared and attractively served. The artichoke salad is the best! Would ilke to see more California wines on menu. Continue to create wonderful dishes.When it is not chilly, we love dining on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant / Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I love to meet friends and colleagues at Il Moro for lunch. It's a great in-between spot with freeway access. The outdoor patio is wonderful. The staff is friendly and efficient and the food that I order is excellent. The only trouble for me is that there aren't enough options for smaller lunch type foods.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome service and food
    maryVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    NIce variety on the menu. Believe it or not, what I really wanted for dinner, was a pasta not on their menu and the chef made it specially for me , no questions asked. The service was excellent. Artichoke salad delicious and not too tough as I have had in other restaurants. My husband loved the lasagne and daughter loved the penne arribiata that we took her to go. Also they didn't charge for extra shaved parmesan. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    For years I had driven by this restaurant and finally I had dinner there! What a nice surprise! Beautiful restaurant and bar area and great patio space! I've gone back again to have another wonderful meal. Their Osso Buco was fab, their super thin crispy pizza, their perfect al dente pasta! even their fresh berries (ripe and not sour!) with sorbet was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a weekly meal or special occasion. So glad I finally went! Also, the staff is very friendly and you feel welcome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inedible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Such poor quality food. Throwing money down the drain.
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  • Nice place for lunch
    1050Lynn
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Attentive staff, tasty food, and conversation is possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmmmm, Hmmmmm, GOOD!
    Msbedah1
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    The food was simply amazing. I have enjoyed the happy hour on many occassions, but had never dined there. So, I must say it was indeed a treat and will again very soon. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a before-theatre
    AmaryllisVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This was a before-theatre dine, chosen for its very convenient proximity to the Odyssey Theatre. I'd go again for that reason; and for the lovely outdoor setting (as long as the heat is regulated); and for the star attraction in my opinion, Emina, our wonderful server. In fact, all the staff I encountered were top notch and gracious. However, I'd go with different menu choices next time. My cherry tomato soup with whipped mozzarella and basil was good; but my scallops and spinach salad didn't do it for me (actually, everything about that dish was great except for the overcooked scallops). My partner quite liked his parsnip soup; and really loved his lasagne bolognese. All in all we had a very nice time. Good value and worth a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pumpkin ravioli, served
    tshakalee
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The pumpkin ravioli, served in a pumpkin shell was amazing. I presume this is a seasonal item... the presentation and the taste were just fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable ...... BUT
    conaisseur
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    I have visited this restaurant a number of times on business invitations. I like in particular the outdoor dining during lunch. Since I was hosting someone for lunch, I paid attention to my bill. the food was delicious, but to charge $ 6 for a Cappuccino is ridiculous. $ 4.50 for a Diet Coke also seems excessive. I won't return on my own nickel !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feedback to Restaurant
    Grammy
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The restaurant called to confirm our arrival, plus they asked if we wanted a table inside or outside. I said outside. When we got there, they had prepared a table inside and outside for us, which was nice service. The restaurant is beautiful on the inside, very modern, and the patio is lovely. Our waitress was not friendly at all, which seemed to set the tone for our dinner.. She gave us the specials, but when you had a question she acted like she didn't have time for that. She would not give any info other than a straight answer. One felt you could not ask anything else. The calamari appetizer with artichokes was not good at all. The specials were good, but not outstanding. It does seem like a place one should try one more time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Tortelloni di Zucca
    Larry1334
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Every Fall, fresh pumpkin-filled tortelloni are on the menu. Get them before the season is over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Il Moro
    SandebVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    It's truly a lovely restaurant with consistently good food and great service. Reservation times are always honored. The owners are lovely people who have owned the restaurant at least 20 years. They change the menu regularly to provide interesting and delicious food. Their fish is outstanding and portion size very nice so a $30 fish entree is well worth the price. We love this restaurant and wish more people knew about it. Wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Moro has really improved!
    cathieloloVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Il Moro was disappointing the last 4 or 5 times I dined there - which hasn't been in about 3 years, because I basically gave up on them. However, I gave them another shot Friday night, and man oh man, I will be back again soon! The food was spectacular. Thank you so much, Il Moro! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ever-changing menu
    Hershl
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    While not a regular, I've been here often enough to notice significant menu (and staff) changes. Last Friday, the menu seems to have largely abandoned its Northern Italian heritage in favor of a foodie orientation. Not that it's bad, but I did miss the osso bucco...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Kol Nidre dinner
    HollyLAVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Please dine at il Moro soon! Our congregation holds High Holy Days services at the Olympic Collection, il Moro is across the street and 2 blocks West- very convenient. It also happens to be one of our favorite restaurants of all time. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. I also ask the wait-staff (ask for either Emina or Ray- they are both fantastic) to select a red wine for me. Tell them what you like if you can't decide, I've never gone wrong with one of their suggestions. On this night, even Elio the owner was there- who greeted us warmly by name; we haven't seen him in a long time. They will try to accommodate every request- even gluten free pasta, which my husband has to have. Make a reservation soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Again
    Mac27
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Food was bland and quite mediocre. Even worse, the management didn't seem to be concerned that we weren't happy with our food.
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  • STRANGE PIZZA
    FoodnikVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    The pizza was supposed to have burrata, mozzarella and parma ham. The crust was crispy and extremely thin like a emaciated cracker. The crushed tomatoes were barely there, as was the cheese. Then a see thru layer of Parma ham to top it off. I'd hardly call it a pizza and it certainly didn't satisfy would was supposed to be lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    ...and it's great for Happy Hour if you want to avoid getting on the 405. :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great escape
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    This is a perfect restaurant to escape from the hustle of WLA. Upscale, good food, and attentive wait staff make for a good luncheon experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kitchen problem
    N21PMVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Fish soup was bland fettuccine Bolognese was over cooked pasta and mushy meat sauce.
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  • Fantastic
    PartyB
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Found this gem on a whim while looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion. Made the reservations the same day and upon our arrival we were greeted very politely and shown to our table with no waiting. Everything was superb from the service to the cuisine. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and will be sure to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!
    NatanyaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Delicious, authentic food and wonderful service - what more can you ask for in a restaurant?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, lovely decor,
    nperl
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Excellent food, lovely decor, and quiet (a rare thing to find in restaurants these days).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.