La Morra
La Morra

La Morra

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamorra.com/
  • Phone: 6177390007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 5-9:30
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 - 10
    Friday and Saturday 5:30 - 10:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Josh Ziskin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Josh Ziskin will create any of his specialties from the current menu. Chef Josh Ziskin will also coordinate rentals, service and any additional needs diners encounter.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and semi-private facilities. Upstairs dining room can seat up to 60 guests. The entire restaurant seats 72 guests. Full-service off-site catering available at any location.
  • Private Party Contact: Jen Ziskin (617)416-5184
  • Special Events: ITALY BIKE TOUR: October 9-14 Tour Piedmont Italy with Chef Josh Ziskin and his wife Jen along with DuVine Adventures: www.duvine.com/la-morra-piedmont-bike-tour.html

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Public Transit: Brookline Village/Greenline
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: parking available Thursday-Saturday for $8.
A word from La Morra
La Morra, known for its outstanding Northern Italian cuisine, is the perfect location for private parties large and small. The two private and semi-private dining rooms, feature exposed brick walls and hardwood floors that can accommodate parties as large as 75 guests for a sit down meal or cocktail party. We are fully equipped to cater your off premise parties, large and small. Whether it be a small intimate dinner for 8 or a large party of 500, we will bring Northern Italy to the venue of your choice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
La Morra reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (109)neighborhood gem (106)special occasion (80)notable wine list (57)romantic (53)good for groups (29)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Best restaurant in Boston
    NativeNewYorker
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I love coming to La Morra. They never disappoint. If you're looking for a place to eat and you're not sure of where to go, this place will definitely hit the spot. It's vegetarian friendly as well. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent meal
    wabanfolk
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The spring menu selections were stunning and tough to choose from; several great salads and fish options; portions were appropriate, not overwhelming. The arugala salad and asparagus w/egg were amazing. We all enjoyed the veal and fish dishes as well as the berry cocktail. Go soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, VERY long wait
    TOmB
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    love the food but it was another three hour night. arrived right on time for our 7:30 reservation and left at 10:30. the wait for food, delicious as always, was interminable
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    lucca3
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Second time at La Moora. A repeat of excellent food and excellent service made for a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful surprise
    grigioVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I've been to this restaurant before, but not in some time. The food was delicious. Three of us had three different meals, and two appetizers, and everything was great. The bread was as fresh as it could be, the pasta was cooked perfectly, and the three entrees were great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and lovely
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The rustic interior of the restaurant is surprising when looking from the outside. It was comfortable and attractive. The service on a Sunday evening was perfect, attentive without imposing. The waiter took time to inform one of our party with allergy issues of the entrees she could comfortably consume. All of our meals were wonderfully prepared and delicious. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Was looking for an small, family-owned Italian restaurant when I stumbled upon a review of this place. I decided to take a chance and boy, am I glad I did!! It was packed which IMO is always a good sign. Great service! Great food! Great time!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was delicious and creatively prepared. Wonderful flavors!! Also good warm Italian bread.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Dinner For a Large Group
    Satisfiedhost
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great place for groups of 8 or more. Food was excellent and service was quality. Good wine selection. Reasonably priced. I'll definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Rifka
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at this very wonderful restaurant La Morra. They had a glass of champagne ready for each of us- and candles in our desserts. The food was very good and different- we really enjoyed the wine pairing- definately would go back
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Morra continues to deliver
    PaulaVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    La Morra serves terrific Italian food in a warm and inviting space. Josh has kept the menu changing, while maintaining certain favorites, especially their small bites. If you can't get a reservation, try dinner at the bar with Bernie. La Morra is one of our favorite restaurants and we have never been disappointed. Known as a "neighborhood gem", they are better than most restaurants in Boston.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cute unexpected and tasty!
    ksgshmoopsVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Booked this place on Easter Sunday because it had a lot of availability without any expectations, but was pleasantly surprised to find a vibrant, rustic restaurant. I had the veal which was cooked to perfection, and the other 3 in my party ordered pasta dishes which lived up to expectations. I would definitely suggest ordering full plates (you can order halves). 2 people in my party ordered halves and were still hungry. Understandable because it was very busy and a holiday, but the service was a bit slow. We didn't mind, but I was surprised by the wait for the initial menus and the wait between apps and entrees. Nevertheless, I will definitely come back, and I hear they change the menu frequently, so I would love to try more from them!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great family get together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a group of 10, two families meeting for the first time, and we had a great experience. La Morra had our table ready, the wait staff was very attentive, and the food was great! Thanks for a great Easter/pre-marathon family get together!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We took my daughter's family with her children (14 & 16) with us and were slightly afraid that the children wouldn't find anything they liked, but they had several choices to choose from in each course. They would like to go back again. As usual the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. The fruit with the sweeten ricotta was delicious .
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love La Morra!
    KPizzle
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Wonderful food, cocktails, ambiance, with reasonable prices. This is my favorite go to restaurant. I have hosted a holiday party here, celebrated landmark birthdays here, hosted special guests here....all wonderful, special events.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dave
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    have been there numerous times and we are from out of state. Food is very authenic Mexican with a good variety of seafood. The younger adults rave about the marquerites.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Nice Restaurant, Food, Service, Ambience are very good!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food in Boston
    RichVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I know this restaurant is in Brookline, but in my estimation it outshines any place we've tried in neighboring Boston. The food is consistently dreamy and the chef is very accommodating. Every visit is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and wine
    kddinerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Can't say enough about the wonderful meal and fanastic wine recommendations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not recommended
    hungry
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I know this restaurant is busy and lots of people go but we had a terrible meal this past weekend. service was slow, they seemed overwhelmed by all the people, and all our food was poorly prepared --all was over salted and all the pasta was over cooked, shocking for an Italian restaurant. not sure why they are busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time!
    bevandtom
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our friends said this was there favorite Boston restaurant, so we tried it. Great food, friendly, professional service, very good ambiance. Will go back! Very noisy though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Comes Through
    RegularGuy
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    My work partners & I have eaten here every few months for several years and are always impressed by the inventiveness of the delicious food within a very friendly atmosphere. Every visit is a joy, every dish a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant Taken by Itself
    SarasotaSteve
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    La Morra is a restaurant that thinks it is better than it is. On the second Sunday of the NCAA basketball tournament, there was no television, and the hostess seemed to think my question was silly. I was told they only put the television on when the Red Sox are in the World Series. I went to the bar for a beer while waiting for my date to arrive, and had to ask if there was a bartender on duty! There was no one behind the bar. Once seated at our table, the noise level was extremely high, I could hardly hear what my date was saying. Nonetheless the food was good, and the service was adequate, even considering the absence of a bartender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adding La Morra to our go to list
    Westwoodfoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very happy with our dinner at La Morra, the only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is it's location. Very quaint interior but street view is not the greatest. Food was excellent across the board and prices are normal to high IMO. Our dinner ended being a little more than our other regular places because we ordered a bit more here, the portions are what you should eat but we were hungry so needed a bit more. We are adding this place to our regular listing and can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love la morra!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The service is impeccable. The food is extraordinary. Our favorite special occasion restaurant in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and creative food
    newtonite
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    preparations and combinations of ingredients that showed originality and culinary sophistication. everything was done perfectly and presentations were terrific. a real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every single bite of food
    Bethany
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Every single bite of food was exquisite. We had the walnut pesto, the sweet potato gnocchi, and the artichoke ravioli, and they were all so tasty. There were 3 of us and we each ordered a salad and then the full portion of pasta, thinking we'd have leftovers for lunch, but nobody did-- the full sized portion is pretty much perfect for dinner (for a girl-- a guy would still be hungry.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    JCLA
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    La Morra is a fabulous find. I was dining alone while on a business trip, and the staff went out of their way to make my meal feel more lively without being obtrusive. The food was spectacular: the house-made ricotta is out of this world, they have a great wine list, and the entree was very flavorful. Most delightful, though, was that they made an amazing effort to make a dessert I really wanted that wasn't on their menu. It was a simple dessert---an affogato, just ice cream and espresso---but it required extra work and attention from their staff. They did it readily and happily, though, and it really made my evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always treatd like a VIP
    alicelittle
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We go every year during restaurant week for my mom's birthday. They offer the whole menu, so you are not limited to RW offerings, and they offer 4 courses instead of the usual 3. And the portions are NOT skimpy--especially the main. Bread and homemade cheese alone is worth a trip. You'd never know it's restaurant week, which can sometimes be a "throw away" for some restaurants. Wine flight is always a treat. Cocktails are enough to return for, but La Morra has everything! Just love, love, love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had dinner. What we ordered was all very delicious but a bit salty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i prefer upstairs dining because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    i prefer upstairs dining because it is less hectic and a bit quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Morra never disappoints,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    La Morra never disappoints, and during Restaurant week the $38 four course prix fixe menu is one of Boston's best and most delicious bargains!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    My husband and I have eaten here before, and were delighted to see they were participating in Restaurant week (now Dine out Boston). What a fantastic deal - although they weren't able to accommodate us for our request to sit upstairs, they made up for it with their service and being sure to keep the room warm despite being next to the door. Our waitress was outstanding - made great suggestions and even went out of her way to accommodate for my gluten allergy. The chickpea fries were so great! I am still dreaming about them! Everything else we tasted was superb - I had: Verdi E Rossi, Risotto con Cavolo Nero, Eglefino Arrosto con Insalata di Patate, and an amazing special fruit dessert with mint broth and mango sorbet. We'll return! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tastes
    Food4goodVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was wonderful with very creative flavors and very knowledgable wait staff. Noise level was reasonable and it was possible to have normal conversations. Drinks were creative and the wine list was fun with the option of doing wine flights. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Course Fixed Price Night
    Frank2
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Terrific food. Well prepared and imaginative. Good presentation. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Delivery of the courses was timed well. Certainly not inexpensive but good value if you are seeking a foodie restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northern Italian gem
    bostonborn
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Every staff member was genuinely warm and welcoming. Service was impeccably executed. Each course was creative and there were many options so everyone should be able to find something they like. Interesting and varied selection of Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Find
    MarsVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    A party of four was Dining Out and La Morra was our choice. The food was excellent - green and red salad and tuscan bread soup started us off, followed by sweet potato gnoccho and oricchetti (??), followed by skate, duck, haddock and veal for the main course. These were very generous portions and delicious. Desserts were the salted caramel flan and a dense chocolate tarte. The service was a little chaotic at first but it settled down. Food was served in a very leisurely way. The noise level got to very energetic as the evening went on. All in all - a delicious find and we will return. Note - much of the food on the menu, while available for Dining Out patrons, required supplemental costs to be selected. So we stuck to the non-extra choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at excellent value
    Wilson
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Went to this restaurant with my boyfriend for Restaurant Week. The food was prepared nicely and in sufficiently large portions. We paid about 60 dollars per person for a 4 course meal, with wine accompaniment. The ambiance was very appropriate for any date and special occasion. Food quality is excellent, and the waitress showcases sufficient knowledge about their food and wine. Makes excellent recommendations about wines according to our tastes and preferences.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent evening
    Sally
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We are fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant in our neighborhood. The food never disappoints - quality ingredients, locally sourced if possible, innovatively prepared and always delicious. The service is quite good, efficient without being fawning. I highly recommend La Morra.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    My wife and I had to wait a long, long time for our entrees. The waiter forgot to bring the wine that went with my second course (I ordered the red wine flight) until after I'd finished eating it and reminded him. He also spilled wine at one point. Maybe the first night of Restaurant Week threw them off? On the good side, they were very patient with the kids in our party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic