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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La Morra reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (74)romantic (53)notable wine list (50)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Good Food, Good Hang....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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
    • Food
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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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North End in Brookline
    hhwdsfarnsworth
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back for sure.
    jeanbean
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing service! The owners are a couple who are very involved - the husband is the head chef! Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. You won't be disappointed by the food! The free bread comes with homemade ricotta cheese and basically everything on the menu is homemade! The chocolate mousse for dessert is to die for and they put so many hazelnut bits in it!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You should try La Morra!
    Gover2000
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    What a great place! We went here during restaurant week, and were lavished with four courses (that's right, four!) of absolutely delicious food. Everything we put in our mouth was a magical experience. A must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week experience
    Peter99
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I went on a Wednesday night and the Maetre de went out of her way to allow us to eat upstairs which has much more ambiance. The food was outstanding (as always here) and the service very efficient. Highly recomended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and service were exquisite. Most enjoyable and consistent experience during Restaurant Week. Going early results in quiet dining. Noise level increases after that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paulo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our 3rd visit, an anniversary celebration. LaMorra has earned it's place as one if our dependable "Go To" restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Northern Italian Cuisine
    Andy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Service (Kaylee and Brendan), food and wine were top notch - a solid gourmet step up from typical red sauce restaurants. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic menu
    LacklusterVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food--went for restaurant week and had an amazing array of options! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    jh2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had the corn salad which was amazing. The Fettucelle with lobster and zucchini was also worth the 5$ extra charge and the hangar steak was delicious as well. Due to the restaurant running out of panna cotta, they offered us Pavlova that I have to say was out of the world. Delicious food. Service was also incredible, the waitress was very attentive even though it was busy. We were very close to another group (who were slightly unpleasant) but that didnt change our wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love everything about it
    GTWCW
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for Restaurant week and had a wonderful four course meal. The staff here is wonderful--friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The atmosphere is very relaxing and beautiful. It is a little expensive (at least for me) for a casual weekend night out, but it is good value for what it is--a great place to go for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trio
    JPeats
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Three of went for Dine Out Boston to try La Morra for the first time. We'll definitely be back. Food was fresh, seasonal and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative cuisine
    beek
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Imaginative variations on Italian dishes. Every course was excellent. Pasta with figs was unusual and mouth-watering; a tender pork chop exploded with flavor. Waiter was informed, helpful, and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian in the 'hood
    Hadliie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A friend recommended we try this spot when we were in from out of town. Server recommended wine and both were delicious. I had the prim fix which was tempting mix of traditional and new. Small glass of muscato capped that menu. My date ordered from the menu and was equally impressed. Go and enjoy but make a reesevation if going on the weekend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Pasta!
    Rozzie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The special pasta of the night was outstanding, including juicy figs. The pasta with lobster also delicious, as was the cornish hen. A lovely evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, wonderful atmosphere
    Redhead
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Professional yet friendly when asking for advice on menu and wine. Enjoyed Bernie and her enthusiastic and knowledge on wine and pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding, as usual!
    Jpfan
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Haven't been to LaMorra this summer so decided on a last minute reservation. The food, which is always very good, was particularly outstanding. We began with the Pate Toscana as we often do. The Arugula salad with roasted beets, funnel toasted hazelnuts and parmesan was a delicious antipasto. Fettucelle con aragosta, homemade noodles with lobster, zucchini, and basil in a light sauce was the best pasta dish ever with some actual chunks of lobster. My husband had Agnolotti with Corn and mushroom filling which was a bit sweet and a wonderful change from lamb filling. We both chose the smaller portion option and it was more than sufficient in both cases. Service was prompt without being rushed; the server was friendly and helpful. A+
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes, La Morra!!!
    FES1123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have never been disappointed in a visit to La Morra. From the cicchetti to dessert, everything has always been wonderful. The only thing I miss is the apple cinnamon martini they used to serve, but there are plenty of wonderful alternatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Morra
    jmanddmVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food and service is always very good. This is a great restaurant that is easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Became our "go to" place
    Buck
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Have been there 8 times in the past year and left each time thinking how wonderful the food is. Fresh ingredients beautifully prepared, warm service. Could you want for more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LA MORRA
    HOFFIE
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our first try after passing this place many times. The overall experience was positive, relaxed, good food, pleasant wait staff, quiet enough for a conversation, etc. I'd say the food was very good, but potato chips with pasta? not necessary. I hope La Morra doesn't get caught up in the foodie "It's got to be exotic" craze. I'd certainly go back. The price was reasonable, and the parking no where as difficult as I thought it would be-- in fact, it was easy. We parked on the street (route 9) a block or so away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, service a bit confused
    medfailure
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The system here is complicated, but I like it. However, the servers (in the few times I have been here) have been a bit confused and a little slow to take orders. They have a course that one can order before appetizers, consisting of just one or two bites. Diners receive this menu before the main menu. But my experience has been that drink orders are taken, and then (usually after a fairly long wait for a place of this size) the waitstaff comes up (having handed the diner the full menu after drink orders) and wants to take the whole order. I think it is probably supposed to work differently, but in practice, it is a bit odd. Still, the food is good, the wine list is good, and the ambiance is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a bit too oily
    littlemisspiggie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I got the pasta special -- broccoli with cheese and it was swimming in oil. Tasty but looked like it could've had about half the oil. Not really super gourmet, something I might make on a weeknight, but tasty enough. For the prices, I think the food could be a bit more sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-free errors
    BobL
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The young man bringing the entrees gave the gluten-free entree to the wrong person, and the entree containing gluten to the wrong person. Then, in the gluten-free pasta entree, some regular pasta was found. Very disappointing. If you are on a gluten-free diet, and you are eating there, be very careful. The food is very good, the ambience is nice, and the staff are very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Dennis
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great menue that always feels seasonal and fresh, its great they are still going strong after ten years. It is clear the owners and staff care about thier guests and make each visit a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If there was a way to reduce the noise level, la morra would be perfect. The food is always great and the staff friendly and knowledgable. But the noise level is a problem. We code to sit next to the window upstairs to reduce the number of tables around us and if was still hard to engage in comversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dinner
    paradisio
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were delighted to introduce our foodie friends to La Morra. The menu is interesting and one of our friends - who rates restaurants by meatball goodness - pronounce La Morra's as worthy contenders. Everything was very good and we had a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top, tasty, and creative cooking!
    foodloversVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been coming to La Morra for years, and it is still one of the best restaurants we know. There are always new additions to the menu, with a delicious and creative use of a wide palette of fresh flavors (and often their signature wood-fired grilled taste) to make wonderful and interesting dishes. This visit, the pleasant flavor surprises were the sliced rhubarb in the salad and the grilled sorrel with the hanger steak. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable dining experience
    Freckles
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    onthemove
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavors
    EmmaG
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Such a good mix of flavors in all the dishes! Love the south end feel right in Brookline village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time even better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good prices
    samthegourmand
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sllllooooowww
    samziamVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eat at the bar
    IgoeverywhereVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic