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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Moro reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)fit for foodies (129)neighborhood gem (110)romantic (100)notable wine list (38)good for groups (21)hot spot (21)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not this time
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My only complaint was my portion size of the lamb chop entree. Only got 2 lamb lion chops along with a oniony quiche looking thingy. Not enough for a meal platter. Otherwise, appetizers and my wife's Branzino fish dinner were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS ENJOYABLE
    Dinerus
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I dined at Moros' for my 50th birthday and as always, it was an enjoyable dinner. The food is fresh and the service is superb. I had the scallops and my husband had the pork chop. Both meals were very enjoyable. We also had the gnocchi which was prepared. The chocolate tart was worth the calories and is served with fresh cream topping. I recommend Morro's for any special occasion or for a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • suprised
    sandmVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Although the food and service were very good. The wine list was non existent. Surprising for a restaurant who had quite an extensive wine lists. No one knew why, including the manager or were not saying. Leaves the appearance of a cash flow problem, but, who knows?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising!
    Buckeye2
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Moro was excellent. We were greeted warmly, shown to nice booth, and the service was prompt. Gin Martini featured blue cheese stuffed olives and they are always appreciated. Food was pricey but very imaginative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • simplepleasuresVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Although the restaurant and waiter were nice, I was disappointed in the food. The escargot was delicately spicy although it was not mention that it was spicy. I had the special pork medallion dish which when described sounded very good. The pork medallions were extremely peppery to the point, it was not enjoyable and the marsala sauce was just on one medallion and just dribbled on the other pieces. I told the waiter that it was really spicy ( which was not in the description) and could I have some of the sauce from the chicken dish (which my husband had and was very tasty). He brought me the sauce which was a different color and was very salty. We have eaten at Moro's before and have enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    vicki
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Moro. I put that info in our reservation, and we were greeted at the door with "happy anniversary". Our waiter knew as well, and our delicious Mango Creme Brûlée had a candle in it. The food was delicious. And, my husband wanted the short rib with all the sides that go with the chicken, and the kitchen was happy to accommodate. Everything was delicious. The service was excellent. All in all, a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great appetizers, bad main courses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Appetizers were outstanding but the main coursed were terrible! I ordered lamb chops and was brought 2 pieces on neck slices instead! 2 pieces for $28 is ridiculous! The meat tasted very old also. The other people I was with all ordered different main courses and they were all mediocre at best. I told our waiter that this is not lamb chops, he apologized and offered something else instead. I then heard another waiter tell the table next to ours that they are out of lamp chops. Why was I not told this? Desert was horrible too. Ordered the crème brule - was runny like water. Another guest ordered the rice pudding. The rice was completely undercooked. Couldn't they try it in the kitchen before serving???
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    after reading all the reviews I was expecting to be wowed but I would give the meal a B food was ok but nothing knocked my socks off dessert was disappointing sorbet was more like a granita
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and outstanding -a rarity
    Prates
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The chefs specials are outstanding and unique on flavor. We first tried this neighborhood gem after seeing a coupon on Groupon. It is now our favorite restaurant where we celebrate all special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous local restaurant
    scoop
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Been to Moro twice in past couple months. Both times have been a treat. Will definitely go again. The food is excellent and so is the service. Loved the corn risotto. It's a beautiful restaurant and is great for a romantic evening or a special occasion out. I hate chain restaurants and believe we need to support local businesses like Moro - especially when they are so good. Parking is a challenge, but you just need to leave yourself some time for that.
    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.
  • Great Food & Service
    Carl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Second time back to Moro and everything was superb yet again. The Burrata has been my favorite small plate that I have tried and I will keep getting it every time I come back a long with trying another new small plate (we share two small plates). My girlfriend got the special, branzino, and she really liked it. The bites I had were very good. I had the braised short rib, it was very tender and could cut it with a fork. Then it came with a parsnip puree, which was heaven. I loved everything about both our dishes. This is a perfect gem to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as usual
    empressVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was the second time I've eaten at Moro, and it was again fantastic. They clearly take great care in the food and your experience of it, with excellent advice from the waiter. We stuck to the shared plates and small plates (sharing those), and it was all outstanding -- though perhaps the pork belly and the shrimp were the two highlights for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening out with friends
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    love to eat in this restaurant, the menu is always very good but they also have a variety of specials and they are done perfect. The variety of salads makes you want to try them all and the main course I had the fish of the night and it was the Bronzino which was a big portion and prepared and served in an attractive plate
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Drop Off
    Dean
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to this restaurant 2 Saturdays in a row. The food was a drop off from the previous week at which time we were quite pleased. Secondly, the wine list was presented and about half of the selections were not available. On our second visit, they played all Billy Joel the whole time. I like Billy Joel but not for an hour and a half. They would be better off playing soft classical music in this kind of restaurant. I had a Kobe Pork chop on my second visit. While the Gorgonzola sauce was good, the pork chop was pretty bland. My wife's scallops were good. My impression was that the restaurant is using inventory in preparation of closing. If that'a not the case, they need to step it up.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter out to lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the request for bread that never materialized, to the martini which finally arrived 1/2 hour later, just in time for desert, service was inexplicably erratic. Hard to understand since we had an early seating and it wasn't a busy evening. Food was, as usual, very good.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • likesgoodfood2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The cheese board appetizer was outstanding along with our entries of pork chop and wild salmon. Mango creme brulee was also outstanding. Waiter, Cedrick, was knowledgeable, efficient and courteous. Will return soon and often.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • edwcrichi
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    There are no better restaurants in Wilmington Delaware than Moro and Satsuma for high end meals, professional staff and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    liveforfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food is always good there. Great for date night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a ladies get together
    PhoenixvilleThoughts
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We really enjoyed our time at Moro. The waiter was excellent and fun. He informed us of the specials and guided us through the small plates. we ordered an entire spread from the veal meatball, escargot, baked brie special. everything was magnificent. We split the short ribs and we all agreed that dish was the best short ribs we have had before. the truffle fries were addicting. The rice pudding was the perfect portion for us. Everything was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    DavisVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Moro's does an outstanding job in providing quality tasty dishes. However, one word of caution; you may want to avoid the specials not because they are not good but they are always more expensive than any of the other great dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.