Moro
Moro

Moro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mororestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 3027771800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Only: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Closed Sunday and Monday). Moro Will open for large parties of 20 or more on Sunday or Monday Nights. Lunch is also avilible Tuesday Thur Friday for groups of 10 or more
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael DiBianca
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Moro caters off premise weddings, business dinners and non-for profit organizations. From 8 to 500 guests. See the entire catering document on the Moro web site Contact Eddwardo @ 302-777-1800
  • Private Party Facilities: Moro offers semi-private dining for groups ranging in size from 10 to 60
  • Private Party Contact: Edwardo Requena 3027771800
  • Special Events: Moro Restaurant features monthly wine dinners. All wine dinner & food pairings can be viewed at www.mororestaurant.net. Dinners begin at 7:00 PM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street (1 block from Pennsylvania Avenue and 711)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available very close to the restaurant. Park on North Scott Street or any cross streets close to Moro
A word from Moro
The contemporary setting of the dining area and exceptional food from 3 time nominated James Beard Chef Michael DiBianca make Moro one of Wilmington's best restaurants. The ambiance has a big city feel while the food and service ranks right up there with the best in the region. Moro offers a cuisine of Just Good Food along with an amazing wine list, Chef tasting menu is available upon request. Moro Wine Dinner Series. Recent acclaims include Zaget's Delaware's Best Restaurant, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Delaware Today Magazine - Best New Restaurant, Best Service, Philadelphia Inquirer, Three Bells, Craig LaBan
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Moro reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)fit for foodies (125)neighborhood gem (110)romantic (98)notable wine list (36)good for groups (23)hot spot (20)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Overpriced and overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Not much for the price. Trying to be something they did not achieve. Tastes are not complimentary. It has been sometime since our last visit and or dinner confirmed the reason.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our experience was excellent for a special occasion dinner this past Saturday. Our server "Joe" was excellent, friendly and good humored! The food presentation and taste was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moro is the best!
    LorrieC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have been here a number of times and have never been disappointed by a meal here. The menu is diverse and the food excites. Scallops were perfectly cooked and sweet, with a delicious chorizo risotto as an accompaniment. Escargot were excellent and a flat bread with cherries and Parmesan was a delicious small plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Moro!
    Katehar
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We've been doing special occasions at Moro for a while, and we are never disappointed. The prices are on the higher side but the quality warrants them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wilmington Diner
    Dave
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Provides nice selection of entrees and appetizers in a pleasing dining environment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moro
    EJDCMDVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent dinner on a rainy Wilmington night. The servers and food were excellent. Try the roasted cauliflower when you are there. Many small plates offered along with nightly specials. This is a good neighborhood spot with limited parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Specials!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went with two friends. We all ordered something different and the food was terrific! I had the shrimp and, grits. Yum, shrimp not overcooked. Veal Bolanese was also, very good. Everyone thought the food they ordered was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu Experience
    SilentGrace23
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My group of four did the five-course tasting menu. It was a wonderful experience. All of the courses were delicious, varied, and perfectly timed. It was the first time I have done a tasting menu, and I was very very pleased. We started with a spicy salmon tartare, then had a roasted tomato with ricotta, followed by duck breast with roasted potatoes, and for our main course, pork with pureed turnip and brussels sprouts. But it was after the main course that Moro really impressed me. They served us pear sorbet as a delicious intermezzo followed by a paired dessert - peach shortcake and chocolate mousse pie. Absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this restaurant
    geniceE
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Another great night at Moro Restaurant. It never disappoints. I took a friend there for an early birthday present and she said that she is afraid to order scallops out unless by the sea but with Moro, there is never any doubt about the quality of food. As reviewed before, only suggestion would be to offer more dessert choices like the ones offered for your catering menu. I love my desserts and usually skip that part of the meal; unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overlooked Gem
    Visit2dine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We need to dine here more often. Mid-week in early August so it was quiet. Specials were interesting and the menu was diverse. Not inexpensive but a great dinner. Need to rethink the entrance which involves tight, twisting and difficult stairs if your are the slightest bit infirm or after two glasses of something. Otherwise great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful evening, server joe exceptional! Always have a great experience there.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still very good
    chickVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food and service are both very good. That's rare especially in Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Claddagh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Moro sat evening expecting a n exceptional dinner as we have had in prior diniing occasions. Very disappointed ! Appetizers took An extended time to receive and then the waiter's ground pepper shaker not working. Took an additional 10 minutes to receive ground pepper for soup and appetizers. I ordered the special of the day which was peppercorn encrusted pork tenderloin. Presentation was beautiful but could not eat the meat due to the overbearing peppercorn covering even after removing the peppercorns. By then I had my fill of peppercorn chunks in the salad and on the plate. Waiter did not ask if we enjoyed our diners at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staying Power
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been regulars at Moro for more than 15 years. During that period it has changed, evolved, but always remained true to the best ingredients, careful preparation and innovation - within reason. The restaurant business is a tough mistress. Over 85% fail, so longevity says a great deal. Sometimes longevity can be the result of habit as the clientele and restaurant grow old together. This has not happened at Moro where the majority of diners are early in their restaurant appreciation careers. The innovation attracts new diners while the quality and consistency keeps them coming. Edwardo and his staff do a great job, too, so it's not just good food. It is a nice experience. Go! You will enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting Menu
    karinanderic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had the 6-course tasting menu with the wine pairings. All 6 were creative and well presented. Taste is subjective, but we found 2 to be very good and 2 to be exceptional. The wines were fairly average, but paired well with the courses. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    plant
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was good and they recognized my husband's birthday!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Bird
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food and very unique dishes. Nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AngelVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Excellent as always. Special attention to detail and attentive service, delicious dishes. One suggestion: wedge salad could be larger. Seemed skimpy. What I had was delicious but for the price, should have been larger.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious tasting menu
    cuffthisVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A dear friend of mine dined at Moro on a Tuesday night and were very thrilled with our food and the service. We opted for the 4 course tasting menu and were thrilled with everything. Each course was unique and filled with vibrant flavors. This is a wonderful restaurant that deserves repeated follow ups to taste all the great offerings that come out of its kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic forty first anniversary!
    Chrislazop
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our special day was enjoyed with dinner that surpassed our expectations. Delightful and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding for anniversaries
    JCW281
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I recently dined here for our 15 year wedding anniversary. We had a perfect table waiting with two glasses of champagne ready. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The ambience was good except the table was too far away when I sat back in the booth. I could bearly place my hands on the table and I'm 5'10" tall and have a long reach. I had to sit at the edge of the booth in order to reach my food comfortably.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woo hoo!
    Gloria
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always great! And this past Saturday was no exception. In fact, it was an extra fun time. The people who came in were all in a great mood, and we all shared lots of stories and fun as we ate at the bar (singles and couples). It was just one of those great nights that came together for everyone. The food and wine was delicious, as always. Note to regulars: Jim is back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous food, every dish was yummy
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Every dish tastes better than the next. After I leave your restaurant my taste buds are tingly for hours. Your Chef is fabulous and your servers are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork chop Heaven
    Wubzy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Moro's Kobe pork chop is outstanding! It was "pork chop heaven", always a great meal. Just wish they would put steak back on the regular menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing food & service
    Yluv
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Moro never disappoints. Love the small plates & the variety
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really disappointed
    JTF81
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    At 6:15 not only were they not accommodating when we asked to move tables (before we even ordered drinks) but it was almost 40 minutes between courses and at least 25 minutes for our drinks to come.
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  • Delicious food
    SarahDee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went with a Groupon, otherwise the prices would have been too high for us. The ribeye was incredibly tender and flavorful. The red fish had crispy flavorful skin. The server was attentive and we went early and had it to ourselves.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rutts
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was not our first time here, the food is AWESOME, as is everything else about Moro. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Memorable menu
    Gr8Flavor
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Joe, our waiter organized presentation of our 5 dishes for a relaxed progressive meal. Each dish was carefully prepared and delicious. Highly recommend the Antipasti, Tuna Tatar, and Roman logs. Yum.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Maddie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Moro is one of my favorite restaurants. Always wonderfully prepared dishes and good service. Consistent quality.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Wilmington, DE
    Greatfoodfirst
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem in Wilmington. There is definitely a food artist at work here and the freshest ingredients were used. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. I've recommended Moro to 10 friends and family members that live in the Wilmington area. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dining
    ypaintwilmington
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    They don't rush you. The food is wonderful and in just the right proportions. You are not overwhelmed by the size. The drinks are wonderfully priced, beer $5 and martinis are $12 for a large glass. Bottled water is always offered. If they run out of something, the substitute is equally as good.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Below expectations
    shesgoneagainVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to us and we heard it was great. Has the potential to be but when we went we were told as soon as we sat down that they were out of 2 of the 6 "large plates" or entrees - we placed our order and the waiter then came back and told one of us their selection was also not available. So half of their entrees were unavailable. On top of that the waiter was competent but seemingly uninterested in us or the restaurant being out of items. The food we did get was pretty good. But overall it wasn't worth the hassle
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  • Food excellent, service not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food at Moro is excellent. Our entree choices of baked pork chop and braised short rib were delicious. They were, however, our second choices because their regular menu item of scallops was unavailable. Also disappointing was that several of the listed wines were also unavailable. The service was pathetically slow. 45 minutes after being seated we finally got our drinks. First course served an hour after being seated, entrees took almost 90 minutes to appear. The wait staff appeared to be scant and overworked.
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  • Ooooh la la!
    Gloria
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Moro's is always THE BEST! This time was no exception. Dinner, wine and dessert were perfect. You can come as one, a couple, or a group and always feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was very good, service was very good. Little bit pricey, but otherwise a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two Items to Note ....
    ChaddsCouple
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had a lovely evening ... for once, we were dining in a room filled with adults!! The room was energetic and filled with conversation .. not whining, crying or shouts. The special fish .. tilapia ... was very nice. And the special appetizer ... whipped ricotta .. was a perfect start. We enjoyed the tilapia, but a suggestion -- the plating was bit bland, needed some color. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boringly Magnificent
    dichotomy
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was the 30th time my wife and I have eaten at Moro's in the last four years. You must decide whether we have escaped from the Burger King College of Haute Cuisine or that Moro's is indeed fabulous. We always choose the tasting menu and the matching flight of wines. We have been treated to cuisine that is more culinary art than mechanical execution of recipes. We have had dishes which leave us speechless in the balancing of flavors and textures. One night we were served a hot cheesecake with mushrooms as one of the courses. Truly amazing. If you want to go out and get the same old same old with a twist of "avant garde", go somewhere else. If you want fabulous, imaginative cuisine, go to Moro's. It is unforgettable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our first time visit with many recommendations from friends. Food was great, really fresh with diverse selection
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic