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La Morra
La Morra

La Morra Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamorra.com
  • Phone: (617) 739-0007
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was equivalent to that of any good Italian restaurant and there was nothing special about it. Our dinner for 5 people took 2 and 1/2 hours since the service was so slow. It would be normal for Europe but not for America. The prices were fair and the ambiance good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Good food, good service, and excellent quality. Presented us with a complimentary dessert because of the long wait for our meals -- not necessary but very much appreciated."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our first time at La Morra and it was absolutely splendid. The food was well prepared and presented, delicious and abundant. We were treated to a few amuse, and the wait staff crisp in their attention - but not intrusive. We generally avoid Italian restaurants in fear of the "red sauce on everything" tendency of them. La Morra's food is interesting, inventive and fresh. We enjoyed every aspect of the evening and highly recommend La Morra."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Such a good mix of flavors in all the dishes! Love the south end feel right in Brookline village."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed eating at the bar last month with a friend who had especially recommended La Morra ... brought another friend for her birthday last week and sat upstairs... everything was even more wonderful, the food flavorful and adventuresome; the service, attentive, informed and made great recommendations! the noise level was a little high but clearly everyone was having a great time so just spoke more loudly! I am recommending to all my friends!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have attended this place several times. The food is consistent good. Nice original entries and good size entree portions. Their prix fix menu is adequate and convenient. They have good gluten free pasta, although a limited choice for people on a gluten free diet. The noise level is high and you can hear conversations of people several tables away"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very good food as always, but service painfully slow. Shouldn't take 45 minutes to get relatively simple entrees on the table. Second such experience in past couple of months."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A favorite restaurant of ours for years with a prix fixe menu that is a good value- with an accompanying wine flight that nicely pairs a wine with each course . But in the last year or so, we felt that the food was spotty at times - a prix fixe meal in which the courses that were chosen were all a bit on the salty side and it was hard to find some of the ingredients stated on the menu! On a recent visit, the waitress was new and even though it was later on a Monday night , she was a bit off and so a dinner to celebrate a graduation was not as good as expected. Though the monkfish was good, the portion was very small. But, overall it is one of the best restaurants and the menu satisfying and creative. It can be noisy when busy."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food is remarkable. La Morra keeps topping itself. The tables downstairs are crammed in. Upstairs is also less than loungy. However the longstanding bartender offers great hospitality. She is a good guide through the menu. Attentive and warm, she also makes a good drink. I love La Morra, best when I am at the bar."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our second time here and this time we brought my parents. Very creative dishes--we ate every morsel!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "LaMorra is Brookline eating at its finest. The food and wine are always excellent. Desserts are not as good as main entrees but knowing such enables one to better focus on the heart of the menu. The staff are always attentive are the selections of Italian wines is superb. This neighborhood resturant ranks among the top of Boston's many great Italian eateries. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "One of the very best Italian restaurants in the Boston area. Quality on par with Erbaluce, but more personal and less cerebral."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Went for a birthday last year and experience was outstanding. Went back for an encore this year and was really only OK. Service was fine, although a bit stoic. Last year food was outstanding. This year was just OK. Maybe an off night."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have been to LaMorra many times and never had a bad meal. This night, my husband had herb crusted veal that he said out of this world. We started our sharing a pan fried soft shell crab with a celery salad that was also delicious. There are always wonderful specials to choose from so we just keep going back. So lucky to have this restaurant in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were celebrating a college graduation, and had a perfect experience. The food was fabulous and served at such a comfortable pace. The waitstaff was warm and watchful, making sure that everything was fine without being solicitous. The menu choices were interesting, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It was lively in the restaurant, but it felt intimate at the same time. A great time was had by all."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • " gigandes need more flavor Roasted carrots were superb as was coucous which was served with the monkfish ramp pesto was excellent"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "HERS:: The Tuscan meatballs w/porcini and prosciutto were too overwhemed by pepper; the fried mozzarella & anchovy sandwich was good but lacked the anchovy accent; the risotto w/wild mushrooms was nicely rich and flavorful; the mascarpone cheesecake w/lemon yuzu curd was excellent. MINE: the risotto w/razor clams, fresh herbs & lemon zest had mostly tender clams & modestly flavored risotto,pretty good; the wood-grilled, brick-splayed cornish hen w/ smoked vidalia onions, gigante bean ragu & rosemary carrots was generally beautifully executed but was a tad too salty; the Arneis white was nicely appropriate, though underchilled. Both of us loved the on-the-house sage polenta with parmesan. Service was very friendly, slower than desirable."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner--truly enjoyed what was a special night out in a low-key, unpretentious but magnificent restaurant. Service outstanding by every single person we interacted with, the food out of this world, and the atmosphere inviting and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Cozy room, interesting and varied menu, delicious food. If I lived in Boston, I'd be a regular. Well worth a visit."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Really amazing meal and great staff. It was our anniversary and they gave us complementary sparkling wine. Atmosphere is cozy and rustic. Food is great!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Service and atmosphere outstanding. All food very good; favorite was roasted asparagus w/ fried egg - perfect! Hanger steak very good, cavatelli (spelling?) w/ spring veg very good, risotto w/ razor clams a little disappointing - last time I had risotto at La Morra it was better - seemed a little soupy this time. Wine recommendation perfect. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food (that's all courses, not just the entree or appetizers) is as good as it gets, and the prices are considerably below that of downtown restaurants for comparable quality. The only downside is that its on the eastbound side of route 9, so parking is harder, but they do have valet parking."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food at La Morra is as exquisitely prepared as at any fine Boston restaurant. The dishes are always well thought out, interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant that is very gluten-free friendly"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our 4th time at La Mora. The menu is always innovative and delicious. The portions are on the large side, which is unusual these days. The service is friendly, the value is there... a great night out. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I love coming to La Morra. They never disappoint. If you're looking for a place to eat and you're not sure of where to go, this place will definitely hit the spot. It's vegetarian friendly as well. :)"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Second time at La Moora. A repeat of excellent food and excellent service made for a very enjoyable dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The spring menu selections were stunning and tough to choose from; several great salads and fish options; portions were appropriate, not overwhelming. The arugala salad and asparagus w/egg were amazing. We all enjoyed the veal and fish dishes as well as the berry cocktail. Go soon!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "love the food but it was another three hour night. arrived right on time for our 7:30 reservation and left at 10:30. the wait for food, delicious as always, was interminable"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had dinner. What we ordered was all very delicious but a bit salty."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant before, but not in some time. The food was delicious. Three of us had three different meals, and two appetizers, and everything was great. The bread was as fresh as it could be, the pasta was cooked perfectly, and the three entrees were great."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The food was delicious and creatively prepared. Wonderful flavors!! Also good warm Italian bread."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The rustic interior of the restaurant is surprising when looking from the outside. It was comfortable and attractive. The service on a Sunday evening was perfect, attentive without imposing. The waiter took time to inform one of our party with allergy issues of the entrees she could comfortably consume. All of our meals were wonderfully prepared and delicious. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Was looking for an small, family-owned Italian restaurant when I stumbled upon a review of this place. I decided to take a chance and boy, am I glad I did!! It was packed which IMO is always a good sign. Great service! Great food! Great time!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great place for groups of 8 or more. Food was excellent and service was quality. Good wine selection. Reasonably priced. I'll definitely go back there."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We celebrated our 25th anniversary at this very wonderful restaurant La Morra. They had a glass of champagne ready for each of us- and candles in our desserts. The food was very good and different- we really enjoyed the wine pairing- definately would go back"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "La Morra serves terrific Italian food in a warm and inviting space. Josh has kept the menu changing, while maintaining certain favorites, especially their small bites. If you can't get a reservation, try dinner at the bar with Bernie. La Morra is one of our favorite restaurants and we have never been disappointed. Known as a "neighborhood gem", they are better than most restaurants in Boston."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Booked this place on Easter Sunday because it had a lot of availability without any expectations, but was pleasantly surprised to find a vibrant, rustic restaurant. I had the veal which was cooked to perfection, and the other 3 in my party ordered pasta dishes which lived up to expectations. I would definitely suggest ordering full plates (you can order halves). 2 people in my party ordered halves and were still hungry. Understandable because it was very busy and a holiday, but the service was a bit slow. We didn't mind, but I was surprised by the wait for the initial menus and the wait between apps and entrees. Nevertheless, I will definitely come back, and I hear they change the menu frequently, so I would love to try more from them!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We took my daughter's family with her children (14 & 16) with us and were slightly afraid that the children wouldn't find anything they liked, but they had several choices to choose from in each course. They would like to go back again. As usual the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. The fruit with the sweeten ricotta was delicious ."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a group of 10, two families meeting for the first time, and we had a great experience. La Morra had our table ready, the wait staff was very attentive, and the food was great! Thanks for a great Easter/pre-marathon family get together!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014