La Morra
La Morra

La Morra

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamorra.com/
  • Phone: 6177390007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 5-9:30
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 10
    Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Josh Ziskin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Josh Ziskin will create any of his specialties from the current menu. Chef Josh Ziskin will also coordinate rentals, service and any additional needs diners encounter.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private facilities. Upstairs dining room can seat up to 60 guests. The entire restaurant seats 72 guests. Full-service off-site catering available at any location.
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Ziskin (617)416-5184
  • Special Events: ITALY BIKE TOUR: October 9-14 Tour Piedmont Italy with Chef Josh Ziskin and his wife Jen along with DuVine Adventures: www.duvine.com/la-morra-piedmont-bike-tour.html

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Public Transit: Brookline Village/Greenline
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: parking available Thursday-Saturday for $8.
A word from La Morra
La Morra, known for its outstanding Northern Italian cuisine, is the perfect location for private parties large and small. The two private and semi-private dining rooms, feature exposed brick walls and hardwood floors that can accommodate parties as large as 75 guests for a sit down meal or cocktail party. We are fully equipped to cater your off premise parties, large and small. Whether it be a small intimate dinner for 8 or a large party of 500, we will bring Northern Italy to the venue of your choice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
La Morra reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (82)notable wine list (58)romantic (55)good for groups (33)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Charming restaurant
    foodforthought
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We found La Morra on OpenTable and had a great experience. The food was creative and delicious and the service was great. Also, the dining rooms, both upstairs and downstairs, were charming, with a European feel. The only thing I would suggest is for them to put the bread in baskets rather than have a waiter dole out one tiny piece per person. We will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • meals were just amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    wine pairings too! thanks............................
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  • Delicious food but slow and loud
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I took my family and my mother who was visiting to this restaurant on a Friday night. Tables were close together and it was very loud, so it was difficult to have a conversation. Service was on the slower side as well (and I had to approach one of the service assistants just to request bread for our kids as I could not get anyone's attention from the table for several minutes). That being said, the food was very very good, among the most delicious pasta dishes I've had in the area, so I would recommend this restaurant highly if you do not mind the deliberate pace and the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • l1kef00d
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We ate here last in February 2014. The food was fantastic then. Very disappointed at this visit. Chef seemed to be trying too hard. Food was just ok, on the heavy side. We probably won't be back for a while.
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  • bad service
    MikeStar
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    There were a few hiccups the night we went. I ordered the lobster pasta and they forgot to add the lobster, good thing I wasn't too shy to ask. The dish wasn't that spectacular it needed a little something, maybe some heat/red pepper flakes. Water glasses were never refilled and waitress was difficult to flag down. My partner had the salmon and enjoyed it otherwise I would have given 1 or 2 stars. Someone did approach us at the end of the night to apologize for the mistake with the dish and slow service and comp'd some items which was thoughtful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    BobL
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food, excellent attentive staff, convenient location, easy parking
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We both ordered the Prezzo Frisso menu, enjoyed the selections from each course. Amazing quality for the price! Would not recommend the $18.50 wine pairing. I switched to a different selection after a sip of a very bland Pinot Grigio. That was the only low point, the rest of the evening's meal was stellar. Ample portions meant no room for dessert. The waitress boxed our torte and cookies for us to enjoy the next day. Hope to return next time we are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will definitely come back
    Fritz
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    By coincidence we ate here shortly after returning from a trip to Italy. La Morra held its own compared to some terrific restaurants we ate at in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    Bostonvisit
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at La Morra. Out flight was delayed and the hostess graciously moved our reservation to a later time. Everyone in our party was able to find something delicious to eat on the menu, including my very picky daughter! Our waiter was knowledgeable, fun and engaging. All of our appetizers and entrees were amazing! The wine list was interesting and offered many options that I had not previously sampled. My son said it was the best meal he had eaten since returning to college!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pasta bolognese: don't pass it up
    JPchick
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great place, deserving of all of its accolades. Loved the pasta bolognese!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Repeat Performance
    Repeat
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been to LaMorra several times in recent years. Each experience has very positive from the time we enter to the time we leave. The service is great, the seating is comfortable and most importantly the food is very good. Thank you La Morra.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This NY-er was THRILLED!
    LaurenC93
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Warm and cozy environment, exceptional, mouth-watering food, kind and friendly service. I will definitely be returning and recommending this neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night re-charge
    holli
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Restaurant very organized, called to confirm our reservation. Many enticing specials, both petite appetizers were delicious. Chef sent a mushroom taster to the table with compliments. Entrees were delicious! Happy to see that the salmon dish was a wild salmon and not farm raised. My husband and I like going out on a night that's not so crowded so we can sort of re-charge for the busy week without being stressed because the restaurant is too busy. This did the trick!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tim10g
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Delicious food and large wine list. There was some condensation from the overhead airvent that dripped on our table. Otherwise great dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Every item on menu sounds so good it is hard to choose, and every choice turns out to be delicious. The staff is informative and helpful about food and wine. Always an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing this time
    RuthieGVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have eaten at La Morra a few times and each time I have really enjoyed my meal. This time, however, it was rather mediocre. My date and I both had the eggplant parmigiana. Unfortunately the underside was overcooked, in fact, it was slightly burned and it overwhelmed any flavor. The mozzarella, which was evidently homemade, was virtually tasteless. The best part of the entree were the tomatoes, which were very fresh and flavorful. Our salad, which we shared, was the arugula and beets. Truly delicious. The dessert (a chocolate concotion) was tasty enough but not particularly memorable. Service was great and the ambiance comfortable, but the meal was definitely wanting this time.
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  • Perfect pasta
    LCdiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The best dinner we had in boston. Nice neighborhood feel, good service, and cozy ambiance. The homemade pasta is to die for and the hanger steak was melt in your mouth tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zindergirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second trip to La Morra and the food was delicious, just like the first time. Our server was professional and knowledgeable. However it was so loud we could not hear each other until the end of the night, just like the last time. Some noise dampening pams would improve the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We chose La Morra for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. The server (Matt) was excellent - personable, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The appetizers were exquisite, especially the Squash Blossoms. The wine selection was extensive, with many choices quite moderately priced. The entrees were excellent and very large (we got two meals from ours). The atmosphere is homey, not unlike an Irish pub. We had lovely chats with people on both sides of our table (the tables are very close). All told, a marvelous evening and once again La Morra was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masi Wine Dinner
    MCOfoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The five courses of Venetian inspired dishes we spectacular. The food is always delicious at La Morra but I'm also always so impressed with how great it is and what is offered at such reasonable prices. It's a true neighborhood gem and one I recommend to everyone I can. Wine pours were a bit small but no complaints as we sampled six different wines. The cheese plate from Wasik's cheese shop was a mind blower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food
    mareVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We have been to La Morra many times and have always been impressed by the food. It is consistently delicious and innovative. The manager Stephanie knows the wine list very well and always gives great suggestions. We always recommend La Morra to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Revisit to La Morra
    Judy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In the past, we have had outstanding meals at LaMorra. About a year ago, I remembered the food as too rich but decided to return to see if that were true. We love the setting, the service was wonderful and the beet salad outstanding, but the main dishes (both fish) were indeed very salty and oily. Even the vegetables were cooked with too much oil.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Dining
    02445DMM
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food is incredibly delicious, very well prepared and unique among Italian restaurants. Absolutely my favorite!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our first visit to La Morra. We went for my wife's birthday. We a great time- the food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and the overall experience far exceeded my expectations. Keep up the good work- we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Amazing and creative menu, attentive service, never been disappointed
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great food
    genemiae
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's been a couple of years since our last visit. I forgot how great the food is at this wonderful restaurant. The Ragusa pasta is the best anywhere. They had a pork tenderloin special that was out of this world with a very tangy sauce. Wine by the glass is top notch and all the prices are reasonable considering the close proximity to Boston. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boston's Best Italian Restaurant
    collegefoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    La Morra is phenomenal. I had the pleasure of dining from their à la carte menu as well as their fixed Restaurant Week one. It's an absolute gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I took our son's college roommates out for I nice Italian dinner and picked La Morra based on internet reviews. The four course fixed price meal was fabulous. Combined with a great atmosphere and excellent service, it was an exceptional experience. We will be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, tight quarters
    Bill
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    As always, the food and wine were exceptional. It was particularly nice to have a wine service to match the food. The portions were just right for a traditional Italian meal. We ate on the first floor and it is cramped. In fact we had to move from the first assigned table because it made us a part of our neighbors' conversation. The noise level was also pretty high. As I recall, upstairs is probably better. They appropriately attract a lot of diners because of the food and wine. Maybe its time for an expansion?
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Little Gem
    Sprouts
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. It proved to be a pleasant surprise. We arrived early and sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. Our bar appetizer was very enjoyable. It was a good beginning. Our party of five was seated in the upstairs dinning room. No sooner did we sit down that we were approached by the staff, who were very attentive and offered suggestions throughout our meal. We selected from the Restaurant Week menu with the suggested wine parings. The entrees proved to be excellent and the suggested wine was a good compliment. All in all, everyone enjoyed their meal, and we will be sure to return again. Congratulations to the Chef and to all of the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I reserved a table at La Morra during restaurant week online and made a special request to make the dinner extra special for my fiance who was leaving for Africa for an extended period of time the following day. The manager and entire staff went above and beyond - they moved us from a crowded area to a more spacious table, gave us complimentary dessert wine toast, and wished my fiancee well on his travels multiple times. The food was delicious and the staff was professional. We will definitely be back!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    LA Morra is a very cute space. Always very attentive service and staff is great at explaining the dishes and figuring out what one may enjoy. The pastas are especially good. Authentic Italian but innovative additions. Accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets too. Can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table northern italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    4 of us went to try La Morra. We had been there once before and sorry we had not been back more often. Simply put, they use fresh ingredients and create their own twist on classic meals. We started with their table serving of homemade bread and a mixture of homemade ricotta & olive oil spread. Between the for of us, it lasted 90 seconds. For appetizers we got different items, Insalata, wood grilled corn salad, and a cherry tomato based salad. This time of year would be a mistake not to get salads with fresh tomatoes. For dinners we got selections of hangar steak, cornish hen and eggplant parmigiana (that was incredibly lite and flavorful). We had a couple of bottles of Barbaresco and finally desert. Service was great. Perfect nite
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TobyRVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everyone can find something to enjoy at La Morra but this time I came across a dish (tomato bread pudding with parmesan foam) that I will remember vividly for years to come, it was that outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Hang....
    eMBeeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The food is unique, consistently good, and reasonably priced. The staff is super, and there is always someone on hand who really knows the extensive and well thought-out wine list. The owners really love the food and the experience and that really shows when you eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    went for "dine out Boaston" on Monday eve. Service was impeccable-waiter was especially knowledgable,pleasant.Food-just delicious!! Four courses-all the right sized portions. We'll be back..
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North End-quality in Brookline
    Brady1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dined during Boston's Restaurant Week and had a fabulous meal at La Morra. Everything was excellent -- food, service, atmosphere! The choices were wide-ranging and all were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North End in Brookline
    hhwdsfarnsworthVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Another delicious meal here. The food is consistently excellent. La Morra is off the beaten path but well worth the visit.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Chris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes rustic italian. Also don't forget to make a reservation they are always busy and full!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best!
    ASA1006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I finally tried La Morra after many recommendations from friends. It did not disappoint! Our dinner at La Morra was one of the best meals (top 3, I'd say) that we've had in the area. The food and wine were delicious, from the homemade ricotta to start to the eggplant parm. This is a great place for a special meal!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.