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Permanently Closed - Morello Italian Bistro

453 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Morello Italian Bistro is a multi-level fine dining restaurant that specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant's interior features vaulted cathedral-style ceilings with large chandeliers, wood floors and a rustic, upscale ambiance. Morello Italian Bistro uses fresh, high-quality ingredients to create each of its beautifully-plated dishes.

For starters, try an appetizer like the classic Caesar salad with shrimp or mixed greens and fried broccoli. Morello Italian Bistro offers a wide range of hearty entrées including brazed short ribs served with mashed potatoes, roasted scallops, black truffle pasta, orecchiette with broccoli and house sausage, lobster rigatoni, squash ravioli, roasted chicken and branzino. End the meal with a sweet dessert like molten chocolate cake or homemade doughnuts.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Tuesday to Saturday 12-2:30pm

Tuesday to Saturday 5-9pm

Closed Sunday & Monday
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Host your next planned event at Morello- Our restaurant features 3 unique event spaces and offers flexibility to host everything from birthday parties, wedding receptions to corporate luncheons and dinner meetings.
Mezzanine One: 60 Seated 85 Reception
Mezzanine Two: 45 Seated 70 Reception
Entire Bar and Restaurant: 120 Seated 300 Reception

Let our Chefs customize your event with the best of his menu creations.
Or have our expert Sommeliers pair fantastic wines with delicious food.
No matter the occasion Morello is the perfect place to enjoy a magnificent space with excellent food and wine.
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Private party contact
James Branigan: (203) 661-3443
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Cater your next office lunch or your next family function from Morello. Enjoy some of Morello's best dishes at home or in the office. For inquiries, please contact James Branigan @ 203-661-3443 or for details.
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Cross street
East Elm Street
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Parking details
Ample parking can be found on the street and in lots behind Greenwich Avenue. Parking is metered Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.
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Public transit
Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
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Special events & promotions
Book your next event at Morello. Please contact James Branigan to assist you in planning your next event @ (203) 661-3443 or
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

The food was very good and the restaurant is very nice. The service leaves something to be desired. I ordered Basil Hayden bourbon before dinner. The waiter said they don't have that (which is fine). I asked what bourbons they had...he said Johnny black or red. I said those aren't bourbons...he said that's all they have. We had a nice dinner, and then he brought the dessert menus. Lo and behold, there was a list of 5 bourbons on the back! Also, they had no espresso or cappuccinos as the machine was "broken"....just broke today! There are other reviews that mentioned it was broken, so it's an ongoing problem. In summary, I would go back only if they train their servers and improve their customer service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Waiter disappeared at our table after taking food order but was attentive to other tables. My date has been at the restaurant six other times.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

Food was absolutely awful The service was acceptable and the ambience lovely. Sadly the menu was limited and the quality
Of food was poor

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

Highly priced items that were very underwhelming. Food needs improvement. Had a linguine with clams entrée that was totally over salted, briney, not hot enough and lacked enough big clams. Cappuccino maker was broken so settled for tea which was boiling hot. Flourless chocolate cake was actually gross. Was hoping for a better meal.

vipTaster (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Food was ok - service was good - good location

KristinC (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Food wasnt as good as it had been on my last two visits. Not sure if chef changed or just an off night. A bit disappointed overall especially in super bland tomato mozzarella and branzino.

vipAnnF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The food was good (salad with salmon) but a bit pricey. Service was good, but not great (did not refill iced tea).

Dinner (pasta specifically) has been better than lunch. I would come back.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

The restaurant was fairly empty. The service I got was excellent and the food was very good. Hoping that service is good all the time but I wanted to be clear about the circumstances. Theres no air conditioning so it was a little hot in there. If the place is packed, I'd imagine it would be like an oven in there. Will be back though.

vipFloharr (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

Good food and nice ambience. The main dining area downstairs was very warm in certain areas. Only front section was cool. Good prix fix 3 course dinner at reasonable price.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Beautiful place, great food and lovely wine selection.

vipPeterM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

Always happy to come here, and never disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Love this gorgeous restaurant. Excellent food, great service and beautiful ambiance. 5 star experience all around.

Swimsdaily (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Tiniest oysters ever seen; no espresso; uninformed and disinterested waiters; dungeon like dining area. All on what should be a joyful Mother's Day lunch!

practicalgourmet (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Everything was just mediocre. Salmon dish: Salmon was soaked in a sauce so one could not taste the salmon at all. Hard to ruin a piece of salmon unless you overcook it and it's too dry....but they found another way.

High ceiling so the upstairs is cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

vipPeterM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2016

Always an enjoyable venue for us. I feel that the feel "regular wines" were a little pricey as a bottle of Ruffino Chianti cost $45. The wines on special all looked good but, there were no Chiantis on the night we were there.
This will always be one of our favorite places and especially early on Sunday nights when we simply want to relax and enjoy a good meal.

Shir (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner here on Valentine's Day! Pastas are pretty expensive though. I asked for a basic pasta with vegetables and they really only had like 1 vegetable to put in and no mushrooms. I did like the marinara sauce though! I wish they had more good vegetarian options. Overall a great dinner though!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

Food was just OK...nothing spectacular. It was a Friday night and was not very busy. Seemed more like a family place than a killer location for business or dating

vipPeterM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Service, food and ambience always dependable. Jimmy never, ever lets anything go amiss, he is on top of ever detail and is a wonderful host and you can be assured that your dining experience will be top class. The staff is experienced and we never have a question that they cannot answer. On New Years we asked for advice on a wine since my wife and I have rarely can find one we agree on and the waiter came back with the perfect bottle!! Who can ask for more but we got just that with a perfect meal.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

From walking into Morello to leaving everything was spot on. It's a great place, the ambiance, food, everything was the bomb diggity!

vipTaster (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2015

Nice menu with selections for everyone. They are very accommodating each time the kids ask for spaghetti w/ meatballs