very expensive - definitely
very expensive - definitely not 2 $$ - $350 for 4 people. Perhaps a re-visit for a special occasion.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Il Moro offers a pleasant
Il Moro offers a pleasant dining experience. We got there after 8:30 PM and it was not very full, so the noise level was quite low -- don't know what it might have been with a full restaurant. The waitress was new and needed to ask someone when we had questions. but she was very pleasant. We enjoyed our food and the atmosphere and will return at some future time.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is not a $$ restaurant
This is not a $$ restaurant (as noted in some reviews), but at least $$$, so be forewarned if you're on a tight budget.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
had not been to the restaurant
had not been to the restaurant in many years & it was as good as I remembered. Happy hour was especially great - great appetizers served on the bar. Will definitely return.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice ambience. A bit pricy
Nice ambience. A bit pricy but food was tasty. the HAPPY HOUR was were it was happening!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Normally the food is better
Normally the food is better than it was yesterday. Chicken breast was very dry.
4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always on the mark!!
Beautiful modern surroundings, well lit and not noisy! Beautiful outdoors in the summer; with heat lamps in the winter. Great pastas and pizzas, but with a much more interesting menu that a group with varied tastes could enjoy. Lively bar crowd from 5-7PM with lots of tasty appetizer dishes. A well-managed and well-maintained neighborhood gem off busy Olympic Blvd just west of the 405! Great location with street and valet park.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful dining experience.
Delightful dining experience. We had excellent food, lovely service. Celebrated a birthday but the birthday girl didn't get a desert with a burning candle. Only dim spot in the evening.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My sister didn't like her original order, so it was most graciously replaced with another dish suggested by our server. Otherwise, the food and wine were quite good and the atmosphere pleasing, as always.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely evening at
We had a lovely evening at IL Moro with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals with excellent service. We hadn't been there for a long time and certainly will return soon.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a Girls' Night Out
Was looking for a fun place to take one of my best friend's since high school on her birthday and this was perfect for a girls' night. We dressed up and ate like queens! We're convinced that every meal should start with calamari and end with warm chocolate lava cake. Love the comfortable, easy-going ambiance. We stayed for more than two hours catching up and enjoying a night out without the kids. Parking was easy. Definately a neighborhood gem!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not been to Il Moro for a long time. I forgot what a delightful place it is . The food was outstanding and the patio is so pleasant! Great place for a dinner with friends, a romantic dinner or even a dreaded business dinner or lunch. Plus they can accomadate groups!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting and varied menu;
Interesting and varied menu; knowledgeable and friendly service. we were offered tastes of unfamiliar wines before ordering which was much appreciated and did alter our choices.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful setting, very cordial
Beautiful setting, very cordial staff and delicious food
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really a lovely experience
Really a lovely experience and a great value for their special Sunday brunch when they offer it. Very attentive service - don't remember my server's name but she was terrific and Ericka is a lovely hostess with a great personality.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch in the garden was relaxing
Brunch in the garden was relaxing and beautiful. Food was excellent. Service was tops, thank you Erika for taking great care of us.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
always good food, good service and a wonderful menu whether you feel like something creative or just a pizza!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
the restaurant was empty on a friday night. Food was good, noise level was very low. great place to talk but restaurant was empty.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the special soup
As always, the special soup of the day was terrific. It's also nice to be able to get most of the salads in either an appitizer or entree size.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at il Moro
Five of us shared all our dishes. The salads were delicious but too small (we ordered the entree size of 2 salads). The pizza had a crispy thin cruist which I love. We also had raviolas filled with eggplant and garnished by yellow heirloom tomatoes.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet Green Scene
We had not been to Il Moro for several years - appears to have a new chef who has is not only creative but sophisticated in the way he/she blends ingredients. The shaved artichoke salad was perfectly prepared. I had the cheese ravioli with an orange sauce that was divine. Others in our group had pork tenderloin which was very good, but I personally thought the presentation was too "brown." Needed color and a change of shape on the plate. We shared two deserts, - Tiramisu & Lemon Tart - both excellent.
We will definitely go again soon. Bravo Il Moro!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now our favorite!
Had dinner twice in one week. Very good each time. New specials, completely different from other evening. Service excellent.
Espresso HOT. Bravo Il Moro.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, lovely decor,
Excellent food, lovely decor, and quiet (a rare thing to find in restaurants these days).
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE THIS PLACE!
Delicious, authentic food and wonderful service - what more can you ask for in a restaurant?!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Found this gem on a whim while looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion. Made the reservations the same day and upon our arrival we were greeted very politely and shown to our table with no waiting. Everything was superb from the service to the cuisine. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and will be sure to return.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a perfect restaurant to escape from the hustle of WLA. Upscale, good food, and attentive wait staff make for a good luncheon experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
...and it's great for Happy Hour if you want to avoid getting on the 405. :)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-Kol Nidre dinner
Please dine at il Moro soon! Our congregation holds High Holy Days services at the Olympic Collection, il Moro is across the street and 2 blocks West- very convenient. It also happens to be one of our favorite restaurants of all time. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. I also ask the wait-staff (ask for either Emina or Ray- they are both fantastic) to select a red wine for me. Tell them what you like if you can't decide, I've never gone wrong with one of their suggestions. On this night, even Elio the owner was there- who greeted us warmly by name; we haven't seen him in a long time. They will try to accommodate every request- even gluten free pasta, which my husband has to have. Make a reservation soon.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Moro has really improved!
Il Moro was disappointing the last 4 or 5 times I dined there - which hasn't been in about 3 years, because I basically gave up on them. However, I gave them another shot Friday night, and man oh man, I will be back again soon! The food was spectacular. Thank you so much, Il Moro! :)
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
While not a regular, I've been here often enough to notice significant menu (and staff) changes. Last Friday, the menu seems to have largely abandoned its Northern Italian heritage in favor of a foodie orientation. Not that it's bad, but I did miss the osso bucco...
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Il Moro
It's truly a lovely restaurant with consistently good food and great service. Reservation times are always honored. The owners are lovely people who have owned the restaurant at least 20 years. They change the menu regularly to provide interesting and delicious food. Their fish is outstanding and portion size very nice so a $30 fish entree is well worth the price. We love this restaurant and wish more people knew about it. Wonderful!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Tortelloni di Zucca
Every Fall, fresh pumpkin-filled tortelloni are on the menu. Get them before the season is over.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pumpkin ravioli, served
The pumpkin ravioli, served in a pumpkin shell was amazing. I presume this is a seasonal item... the presentation and the taste were just fabulous.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a before-theatre
This was a before-theatre dine, chosen for its very convenient proximity to the Odyssey Theatre. I'd go again for that reason; and for the lovely outdoor setting (as long as the heat is regulated); and for the star attraction in my opinion, Emina, our wonderful server. In fact, all the staff I encountered were top notch and gracious. However, I'd go with different menu choices next time. My cherry tomato soup with whipped mozzarella and basil was good; but my scallops and spinach salad didn't do it for me (actually, everything about that dish was great except for the overcooked scallops). My partner quite liked his parsnip soup; and really loved his lasagne bolognese. All in all we had a very nice time. Good value and worth a return visit.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hmmmm, Hmmmmm, GOOD!
The food was simply amazing. I have enjoyed the happy hour on many occassions, but had never dined there. So, I must say it was indeed a treat and will again very soon.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for lunch
Attentive staff, tasty food, and conversation is possible.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
For years I had driven by this restaurant and finally I had dinner there! What a nice surprise! Beautiful restaurant and bar area and great patio space! I've gone back again to have another wonderful meal. Their Osso Buco was fab, their super thin crispy pizza, their perfect al dente pasta! even their fresh berries (ripe and not sour!) with sorbet was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a weekly meal or special occasion. So glad I finally went! Also, the staff is very friendly and you feel welcome!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awsome service and food
NIce variety on the menu. Believe it or not, what I really wanted for dinner, was a pasta not on their menu and the chef made it specially for me , no questions asked. The service was excellent. Artichoke salad delicious and not too tough as I have had in other restaurants. My husband loved the lasagne and daughter loved the penne arribiata that we took her to go. Also they didn't charge for extra shaved parmesan. Very nice.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant / Limited Menu
I love to meet friends and colleagues at Il Moro for lunch. It's a great in-between spot with freeway access. The outdoor patio is wonderful. The staff is friendly and efficient and the food that I order is excellent. The only trouble for me is that there aren't enough options for smaller lunch type foods.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM