Morello Italian Bistro
Morello Italian Bistro

Morello Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.morellobistro.com/
  • Phone: 2036613443x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:







    Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm







    Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm











    Lunch:







    Monday - Friday - 12:00pm-4pm







    Dinner:







    Monday - Thursday - 4:00pm-9:00pm









    Friday & Saturday - 4:00pm-10:00pm







    Sunday - 4:00pm-9:00pm





  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Cater your next office lunch or your next family function from Morello. Enjoy some of Morello's best dishes at home or in the office. For inquiries, please contact James Branigan @ 203-661-3443 or jbranigan@morellobistro.com for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your next planned event at Morello- Our restaurant features 3 unique event spaces and offers flexibility to host everything from birthday parties, wedding receptions to corporate luncheons and dinner meetings.
    Mezzanine One: 60 Seated 85 Reception
    Mezzanine Two: 45 Seated 70 Reception
    Entire Bar and Restaurant: 120 Seated 300 Reception


    Let our Chefs customize your event with the best of his menu creations.
    Or have our expert Sommeliers pair fantastic wines with delicious food.
    No matter the occasion Morello is the perfect place to enjoy a magnificent space with excellent food and wine.
  • Private Party Contact: James Branigan 2036613443x
  • Special Events: Book your next event at Morello. Please contact James Branigan to assist you in planning your next event @ (203) 661-3443 or jbranigan@morellobistro.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Elm Street
  • Public Transit: Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample parking can be found on the street and in lots behind Greenwich Avenue. Parking is metered Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.
A word from Morello Italian Bistro
The posh retail district known as “The Avenue” in Greenwich Connecticut is now home to a stylish Italian restaurant and gathering place, Morello Italian Bistro. Owned by the London based restaurant group, MARC, Inc, with restaurants in London and New York, Morello Italian Bistro combines regional Italian cuisine,with exceptional wines and superior service. A familiar face, James Branigan, formerly of Terra Ristorante Italiano in Greenwich, will be looking after guests, ensuring special care and attention to detail. The bi-level space is a historic Guastavino design with domed ceilings. The décor is tastefully chic and brings together casual warmth with high energy. The large bar is a social focal point of the restaurant where creative cocktails and global wine selections can be savored.
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Morello Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (9)special occasion (9)great for lunch (8)romantic (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A nice place to dine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is just an easy place to enjoy a night out with someone special or friends! The food is good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Building
    WineNineDine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The inside of the restaurant is very nice - high ceilings with beautiful furnishings. Relaxed atmosphere. Salad was excellent. Sandwiches were good but were a lot of bread. Pricey but probably typical for the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable Dinner
    CoupleNSTA
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wine list is sizable and provides excellent choices from most vineyards you'd expect at a restaurant like this. Salmon Tartar was OK, seasoning could have been a bit more 'nifty' though. Spaghetti Carbonara is usually deemed to be a very easy dish to prepare - therefore in most restaurants it is most of the times very boring ... not at this place though! Very nice and right on the spot - one of the best Carbonara sauces I have ever tried ... well done!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Anonymous1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went as a group of 5 for drinks and dinner. The bar scene was good, bartender was friendly and attentive. When we were ready for dinner, the downstairs was a bit loud. The manager offered to have us sit upstairs that was closed, to give us some more quiet privacy. The waitress and staff were very attentive despite us being out of the way. Food was excellent. Overall, an excellent evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    BauschVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Always a "no guess" experience. Consistently good food, friendly management and staff. Especially lovely on warm days with the open front if you're sitting in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Morelos
    CJK123
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall a very good dining experience. Food was good. We had an upstairs table overlooking Greenwich Avenue. Service was efficient but a little bit rushed. For example, as the appetizer plates were being cleared from our table, the main course was immediately served.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise
    Madhatter22
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just a chance from Open Table turned this into a spot we will return to when we are in Greenwich next. Tremendous wine list and creative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our Favorites
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Never disappointed with the food or friendly service. Have recommended Morello to others a number of times and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Morello several times but only once have the cooking and service risen above the ordinary. This time, we had braised beef ravioli in a butter sauce, passable but not exciting. Service was indifferent, par for the course here.
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  • Not up to usual standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Last time I ate there, about half the people in the group were disappointed. I've been there often, and this was not the usual level of food I have come to expect. The salads were ordinary, and the chicken nothing special. Fortunately, it's been much better in the past. If I have another meal like this one, I will cross it off my list, as the prices are too high for food that is only average.
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  • Morello Bistro
    Review
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I thought the food and atmosphere of the restaurant were very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine disappointing
    CustomerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wine List generally OK, but devoid of good Californias like BV Tapestry, BV Georges La Tour, Hewitt, Provenance, Sterling Reserve Cab, Rosenblum Reserve zinfandels, Acacia, Chalone....food too good to not have these wines on the wine list, which are affordable AND available even from a wholesaler who doesn't give you very good wine service. DEMAND BETTER WINE SERVICE FROM YOUR DISTRIBUTOR AND YOU WILL GET IT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Beautiful Room to Enjoy
    StrategiesVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Morello is an attractive and well run restaurant, located in the heart of the Greenwich retail district. The food ranges from good to very good, depending on the item and when you visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality poor.
    Emma5galen
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food quality has gone down hill. Food ordered rare came well done. One pasta dish was tasteless and the other looked reheated. Servers were very friendly, but the food was not good and the place was exceptionally noisy despite being only a sixth full. I would not go back again for dinner but would go back for lunch if I was only interested in a salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 338 reviews are from the Morello Italian Bistro reviews archive.
  • Reliable and never boring
    Redhead
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love Morello. The food is excellent and the chef is always willing to accommodate special dietary needs without sacrificing taste. The waitstaff is attentive, gracious, and helpful. Despite the high ceilings, and the crowded nature of the restaurant, the acoustics always have permitted us to have a conversation without yelling. We stay away from the bar area, which is always more densely populated and louder, but this is a restaurant where there seems to be something for everyone. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food not up to par...
    Ines
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Two in our group had the lamb chops which we had ordered medium. They arrived close to rare, there were gobs and gobs of fat on the chops, the plate was cold, the food was luke warm and the sides (a dab of cold polenta, more gobs of fat in the form of Pancetta which was not properly cooked, some peas and a few morels) left something to be desired and very extremely sparse. Not going back any time soon. Very disappointed... Definitely not what I had in mind for a birthday dinner.
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  • poor choice for high priced food
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Morello Bistro thinks that Bistro means tasteless food, reheated for serving, in very small portions and that Bistro means no tablecloths, although prices are very high. The kitchen was very slow, although there were few dining customers, as most were at the very noisy bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid and reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Nothing really to blow you away here but this was a perfectly pleasant meal in a good setting. The prices weren't too crazy (rare for Greenwich) and the staff were very pleasant (even rarer for Greenwich). Definitely one of the better and more reliable options on Greenwich Ave.
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  • Expensive wine
    Kayo
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Wine markup is much too high. Even ordinary wines are priced four times retail.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LocalVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our lunch there recently. All five of us were impressed with our food choices and the service was fast and friendly. We did not feel forgotten or ignored - a concern given the other posts. We were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jeanneVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was salty and my husband's chicken was overcooked. The most disappointing part was the the service. Snarky and lacking. The staff acted as if they were doing us a favor. What a waste of time and money. we used to go here all the time, but the last two times were bad.
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  • Unimpressive
    FairfieldCountyFoodie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I don't see this place staying in business as is. Ambience of a cheap hotel bar restaurant trying hard to have some "edge", lackluster service, and inedibly undercooked salmon served to a child, unsafe. We had asked for it to be cooked opaque through. Came out like sushi. Other dishes were not great. Left a lot on the plates. Would not come back, you're better off at Terra (and I have no personal connection there.)
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  • Terrible
    GreenwichDiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not only was the service terrible, but the food was completely overcooked and lacking flavor. I will never visit this restaurant again. It is a shame because they have good ambience but the food and service killed it.
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  • Everything ok
    cocolocoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Ok food with good service. Really appreciated wait person running down the street after me to give me my credit card.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Was excellent. Food was delicious. I had the mushroom pappardelle- it was fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful but it was very loud. That was my only negative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lizzygirl1234VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is a really pretty restaurant on a gorgeous main street in Greenwich. Ask for a view by the window upstairs and you won't be disappointed. It was a busy Saturday night so don't expect perfection when it comes to service but the atmosphere was fun and the food was good. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been There Done That
    PeterMVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Morello's is a place we like to go to and so, always feel this is a good choice. A slow night after a busy weekend, perfect spot to decompress. The wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive. There was a large gathering at the bar, appeared to be an extended family group and their exuberance increased the volume to an extreme. Not our usual experience noise level wise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone
    FloeyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Late dinner on a Saturday night after a local performance accompanied by our star of the show, our young granddaughter. Considering the day and hour, we anticipated some discomfort but were pleasantly surprised by the great staff and attention. The menu offers a good variety of well prepared food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Italian
    jillie
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Enjoyed everything. Cauliflower appetizer was almost a meal in itself
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable spot in Greenwich
    vactionmaui
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Morello is our goto spot in Greenwich. Consistently good. Great special tonight. Squid Ink pasta with shrimp an scallops. Food is always fresh and cooked to perfection.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcoming, beautiful and delicious
    foodtrek
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Took a customer out to dinner. The host was warm and welcoming. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I definitely will be going again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were looking for a sit down Easter lunch for nine people and found it. Morello's accommodated us and we didn't have to keep getting up for a buffet; perfect!
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely worth it
    mnoormo1VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We stopped here en-route to New York from Providence. From the bread sticks to the entrées, the dishes were simply outstanding. Enthusiastic thumbs up for the Halibut poached in parchment paper with carrots, corn, zucchini and lemon juice and the bolognaise. The portions were just right i.e. not too small nor too big. An outstanding meal overall. We will definitely be returning to this location. If you're driving to New York, its well worth it to stop here for dinner and/or lunch. The
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  • Better than expected
    David10546
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Planned to meet friends for dinner. Tempered my expectations based on several online reviews. Service staff was very nice, but rather slow and not always around. The food was very good. A bit pricey, but it's Greenwich afterall. Portions were fine. Setting was very nice. Liked seeing people still there at 10:30PM when we left. I'd return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant for everyone
    Nicole
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Good for families and groups, nice unpretentious restaurant, good food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good call
    LynnH
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food is excellent and have a very good wine selection, even by the glass. I'm never disappointed by any of the menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty room, great food, just go!
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Saturday night dinner, loved our calamari and especially parmesan fritters for appetizer; bucatini carbonara and garganelli bolognese were very tasty for entrees, topped off by the bomboloni for dessert. Table upstairs overlooking Greenwich Avenue was perfect, the dining room there is probably the prettiest in the area, it's always fun coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was friendly and
    PeteandChristine
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    The service was friendly and very attentive. The food was excellent and varied. We had the prosciutto & fontina fritters to start which were light, crispy and flavorful! My date had the butternut squash ravioli which was exceptional! Sweet and a little nutty with the right balance of savory. I had the four cheese faro cooked risotto style. It was creamy and flavorful. Dessert we shared the cheesecake with salted caramel. So delicious and light. the perfect ending.
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    romantic
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  • Food was great and was never
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great and was never able to empty my water glass!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Cherp
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I have been here three times in two months. Each time I am in Greenwich I drop by for the delicious lunch menu, which includes great cocktails. The tiled ceiling is amazing and by the same artisan who did Grand Central's Oyster Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.