Moretti's of Arlington

Moretti's of Arlington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.morettisofarlington.com/menu.htm
  • Phone: 614-486-2333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Moretti's of Arlington
A family-owned business. Owner Tim Moretti is there daily preparing homemade sauce, butter, pasta salad and noodles. You will also see him nightly, cooking, preparing your made to order meals.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Moretti's of Arlington reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (34)fit for foodies (19)romantic (14)special occasion (14)good for groups (9)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 1970's Italian fare
    ajaxVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Average precooked Italian food. Two had lasagna: one vegetarian, one sausage with sausage sprinkled over vegetarian. I had a very large eggplant Parmesan "appetizer" . All tree were ok but looked/tasted like they had been precooked and frozen, then heated in an oven. The eggplant was very thin with a very thick crust. The tomato sauce was just ok. Salad dressing was very tart. Atmosphere was 1970's and pleasant. Service was very good. Overall we felt like we were caught in a time warp. Nothing was bad but...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgooditalian
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Love the patio. Food was excellent as always. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was great. Sat outside and the atmosphere was great! Treated a friend for his birthday, all was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    Eric
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food and service made for a perfect evening on our first visit to Moretti's. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor dining!
    diners
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was a hot evening when we decided to eat outdoors at Moretti's but with the lovely shaded patio we were very comfortable. The food was great and the super Tuscan wine was wonderful. Service was good as well. We stayed until the restaurant closed, the evening was so nice. We plan to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arlington staple
    Jacey
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We consistently get great service and food at morettis. The outdoor patio is a perfect spot
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • veal dishes are outstanding!
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very noisy but the food is worth it. The bruchetta appetizers were delicious and I could never pass up the veal morretti.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Katt
    Katt
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Having not been to this restaurant for a few years ,we were very pleasantly surprised. We ate outside which was very enjoyable. It was quiet, and nicely appointed with flowers and such. My salad was very fresh and tasty. My entree had spicy sausage and pasta. It was very tasty and plentiful. I brought about half home. The service was good and prices were reasonable. We plan to go again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary
    TAllen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The staff at Moretti's reserved for us a secluded table and brought out a bottle of wine right after we sat down. Wonderful food. Excellent service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid italian cuisine
    singleitaliandiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I'm italian and would rather stay home and cook rather than eat at most Italian restaurants. Moretti's is an exception. The food is consistently excellent and the service always prompt and courteous. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Came here for restaurant week. The only thing I did not like was the couscous. It was very bland and tasted a little bit like cardboard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First Impression
    BillyB
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Being from Cleveland we took a chance during restaurant week on a new place. What a wonderful surprise. Excellent food! Great service! Going back with friends very soon!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    Haveforkwilltravel
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Sorry to say, my last couple of experiences at Moretti's have been pretty ordinary. They have done a good job of remodeling, but as we sat at a table in the bar, the noise was unrelenting and the table itself was so narrow that three of us were crowded. We each had a small plate, only one of which was small. The servings are generally enormous which can be off-putting. The chicken dish, basically with tomatoes and pasta, was so dry that I hoped to get a side of marinara, but our server never checked on us so I was rescued by my friend's bolognese sauce. There is nothing better than good Italian crusty bread, but Moretti's serves a bland, soft loaf. I would put this restaurant at the lower end of a ranking of Columbus Italian eateries. T
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love this place so much! Great service and excellent food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Meal
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Took my in-law's from out of town for some Italian and were not disappointed. The food was great and we had a winderful low-kay dinner. Monday night so not crowded, wish it was a nicer day to use the patio. The only downfall is the kitch was out of veal... boo... but i understand things happen. Will just have to try again next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really enjoyed out meal. We took 3 guests who had never been, and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Close Quarters
    Katie0222
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I went the first time for dinner using a Groupon. I was pleased to find they had gluten free pizza and pasta options. The food was very good, but the ambiance was a little close and noisy. The table was pretty large, so I had a hard time hearing the person I was with, along with a good deal of background noise and the people at the table next to us being closer than I would've liked. I would go back if I were in the neighborhood again, but would not go out of my way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Italian food in the area
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This restaurant is fabulous , hand made pasta and sauces , fantastic price points. This is my new favorite Italian restaurant in the Columbus metro area , a must try I will recommend and I will return again and again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was off
    Weluv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We like to dine at Moretti's because we live in the neighborhood. The last few times the service has been off, starting at the hostess table where we were not greeted and continuing thru meal. On a Friday night you'd think they'd be staffed for a crowd, but with the restaurant only half full, we waited extraordinarily long and then our salads came out without dressing. The server said the kitchen was overwhelmed. The bartender must have been overwhelmed too, because our second round of cocktails were not the same as what we ordered. I will give it another try, but it is moving to the bottom of our list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday dinner
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We arrived early and were seated quickly. The food and service were very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Melanzana Supremo
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife loves eqqplant parmigiano. We live in Powell, but come here for the eggplant. It is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 368 reviews are from the Moretti's of Arlington reviews archive.
  • Very Good Food but Noisy
    NDChad
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Our meal at Moretti's of Arlington was very good. Three of us got pizza's and one got pasta. All the pizza's were very tasty and the pasta was very good also. The service was excellent. Our only complaint was the noise. There were many open tables available but we were seated right next to a family with kids. The kids were very loud. I know kids will be loud but we could have been seated away from them very easy. Overall though it was very good and we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little noisy, but tasty
    Subverita
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    White asparagus excellent, calamari wasa overdone. Flat bread was crispy and flavorful. Mozarella was quite fresh. Eggplant parmigiana was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moretti's, a great place to eat!
    dumetre
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I really enjoy going there. Service is fantastic, food great. Waiter are always very nice, ready to make your experience most pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Quiet
    cgallucc
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Moretti's always has great food. Our most recent visit was on a Wednesday night and it is quiet relative to Friday or Saturday night. It was like it used to be on Sundays when they were open on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just OK
    ToHoVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We have been going to the UA Motetti's for years. The improvements in decor/ambiance appreciated - it is not fancy but it is pleasant. The people are friendly but there were 3 mistakes in one meal for our table of 6 - resulted in a 10 minute saving delay for one of our party - always awkward, but everyone shared a little while he waited - easy to do because the portions are generally large. I'd rate it good v. fair but spaghetti and a salad and a glass of wine with a tip is $70 for 2 - it's just the way it is today, but I feel the need to be more critical increases along with the fare. We'll go back - I just hope they keep refining things as they always have
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love moretti's...
    Mlferg
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband and I came here to celebrate my birthday. The food and drinks are fabulous and our server was very good. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Italian Dining
    JimBob
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I made my reservation at Moretti's (through Open Table, of course!) because I had an Amazon coupon for it. I noted on my reservation that we had theater tickets and had to be in and out in 90 minutes. We were seated immediately, service was prompt and friendly, the server knew all about the parameters of the Amazon coupon, and the food was spectacular! My wife and I both had the cheese ravioli, which was so perfect to my palate that I longed for more a few hours later. Our guests both had eggplant Parmesan, and raved about it, as well. And, yes, we were in and out in plenty of time for the theater. A special meal and a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a groupin tried it... Was ok
    Am1234
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We ordered the calamari as our appetizer. The breading was bland, wasn't served with marinara or a lemon edge like calamari should be. Bread was kind of hard. I ordered the cheese ravioli and the beef and truffle. I thought the cheese ravioli was way too sweet and the sauce was very bland. The truffle and beef was good, but very very hearty, almost too much. The server did not pre buss our table, and we clearly had a pile of dishes sitting at the side of our table waiting to be taken away. Ordered a cheese cake as a dessert it was good, the bottom crust a little too hard to chew. I am not sure if I would come back again if I'd have to pay the full price of food. Too expensive and not enough flavor too bland for the price.
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  • We are no strangers to dining
    Laura
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We are no strangers to dining at Moretti's of Arlington. As always, the food was great and we had a great server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok, seemed dated
    New2UAVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our party of 3 dined at Moretti's this even and came away disappointed. Service was iffy, food was not that great. Most of the items on the menu are *heavy* - lots of cream sauce, cheese, etc., that may serve to mask flavorless cooking. All of the chicken seems to be breaded as well. We felt it was several notches below Bravo! (local chain) for example. Will not be back even though this is 5 minutes from our house, which is too bad.
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  • A perfect blend of tastes
    Goodwithoutgluten
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I love Italian food and switching to a gluten-free diet meant that I had a period of mourning over all the lovely things I was renouncing. Moretti's doesn't fully solve that problem, but it goes a fair way. They feature one gluten-free pasta a night that can be substituted into dishes already on the menu. They also offer a gluten-free pizza dough. I opted for the pizza and was not disappointed. The crust was good--maybe not exactly like regular dough, but good enough that if they'd told me this was their specialty crust, I'd have not complained at all. And I loved the toppings--I got the Trevi Fountain. The sweet potato fries we got for an appetizer were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Good food, nice happy hour with great wine selections and the staff was wonderful
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to meet an old friend
    Uwe1
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    We had a very nice evening chatting and catching up. The server was very accommodating but the food was average at best.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    albertlight
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Excellent menu, tasty food items, beautifully prepared
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food - but a little pricey
    woodc33
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was excellent, but it was a little pricey for a family italian restaurant. Additionally, they did not have a great wine menu and they were "out" of the only one in the category I wanted. Disappointing for my night out...but the food was good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Flooy657VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Modern spins on Classic Italian fare. Delicious and friendly service. Restaurant is quite small-- reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Everything was great from the salad to entrees. Only negative was too noisy for my elderly mother to be able to hear.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We're Never Disappointed
    Vanessa
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had family coming in from out of town and were looking for a place we could count on for good food and selection. We weren't disappointed. We had to wait a while to get seated even with reservations but once we got to our table the experience was great. Our guests ordered the Red Snapper piccata and loved it. My husband ordered the Sausage Ziti and was planning to eat half and take the rest home. He couldn't stop eating it because it was so delicious and finished the ample dish. I am gluten free and was able to order the Chicken Parmisan with Gluten free pasta. I LOVE Maretti's red sauce--just a tad spicy but not hot. Delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal, the excellent service, and the ambiance. The wine list had some nice wines, too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    bobcatben
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Food, Service, ambiance.... I am hard to please, and i left with a smile from ear to ear
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.