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About Permanently Closed - Morello Italian Bistro
This restaurant is permanently closed.
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.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday 12-2:30pm
Tuesday to Saturday 5-9pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
East Elm Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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 email@example.com for details.
Ample parking can be found on the street and in lots behind Greenwich Avenue. Parking is metered Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm.
Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
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.
Private Party Contact:
James Branigan: (203) 661-3443
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morello Italian Bistro - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We reserved a table for Sunday evening. We were shown the worst table in an empty dining room and asked to sit elsewhere. The printed menu and drinks list were in old, frayed covers. We ordered cocktails and then were told that they had no Canadian or blended whiskeys. No champagne, only prosecco. We left and will not return.
I went for lunch this time with my friends. I ordered lunch menu. The salmon I ordered was so delicious! The way they fried was just wonderfully well done as outside was crispy but inside was medium cooked, just perfect! The sauce was another excellent addition with it!! I am very impressed by this dish. ( I cook a lot, so I totally know this dish is very special dish!)
Always welcoming atmosphere, especially the manager is the wonderful person who thinks about customers always!
The title says it all. Maybe they were having an off night? Maybe the waiter was new or serving too large a station? But the restaurant was not filled to capacity, so not sure why they were so overwhelmed. Frustrating, because the food was really pretty good once it arrived. Room-temperature white wine was a deal-killer, though. They comp'ed it, but never managed to get it to proper serving temperature. Ach!
As usual everything about the place met with our high expectations. Tried new drinks on the menu: Michter's Grapefruit and Fiore Liz and they were great, shared a great Arugula salad and the goat Cheese Ravioli and Eggplant Parm servings were just the right size. As usual we had the pleasure of chatting with Jimmy before we left and will return again whenever
Have been there before. This time we weren't happy.
The tuna tartar was overly made with too many capers.
The endive salad was saturated with dressing. Not edible.
Calamari was decent.
The goat cheese ravioli was fair.
The spaghetti carbonora was very good. Great flavor.
The pasta with bolonaise sauce was pretty good.
Service was outstanding
This is a casual, comfortable, restaurant in a very attractively renovated building, which I think was a former bank. Service is friendly and attentive without being effusive. The menu is varied and good, and properly prepared. Looks good enough to eat, and it is!
Morello's setting is unique and the service was reasonably knowledgeable and attentive. The food was quite tasty. The tuna tartar, with it's super fresh fish, had an Italian twist, with a touch of pesto on the side that turned this appetizer found on every menu in town into something special. My eggplant parmigiana was probably the best I've had, delicately fried egglant layered with just the right amount of cheese, sauce and herbs-not the goopy, oily mess one typically encounters even in high end Italian restaraunts. However, we found the menu choices extremely uninspiring, to the point where we had to struggle to decide on our entrees. I generally don't complain about portion size; most of the time I end up taking home half my meal. The entrees at Morello's though, were teeny tiny, without any sides. At that price point, with those portions, the chef could throw in a few stalks of broccoli and some strands of spaghetti.
When we walked in we had requested a certain 4 top so we could see our daughter and her friend who wanted sit outside. The hostesses said no she could use that table for 2 people only 4. So about 10 mins later she sit two people at the 4 top table we requested. So we ask to speak with the manager he was rude and un apologetic.
We eat at Morellos at least 1 every two weeks. Some times weekly. Just very disappointed in the Leader and the waiting staff was apologizing for his rudeness.
The service was perfect. Friendly staff. The Crispy Calamari and Cheese Plate was a great starter. I had the Morello’s Garganelli Bolognese. The sauce and pasta was cooked perfectly My wife had the Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon... She loved it... It had a great flavor and a nice seer. Had a little wine and Scotch with dinner... Finished off with an espresso... Everything was done well.
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