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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 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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Wonderful restaurant that is very gluten-free friendly"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "The food was delicious and creatively prepared. Wonderful flavors!! Also good warm Italian bread."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
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