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Mora Italian

4.6
948 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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Scott Conant, acclaimed chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and judge on Food Network’s “Chopped”, has brought his signature brand of soulful Italian cooking to the contemporary dining landscape of Phoenix. Together with well-renowned local chef Matthew Taylor, Conant has created a seasonal and thoughtful menu of elevated traditional Italian fare. In the convivial setting of Mora, guests will also find a diverse wine list, witty, handcrafted cocktails, and an array of beer selections.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(602) 795-9943
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Conant
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Montebello
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking as well as Street Parking on E. Montebello Ave.
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Entertainment
Occaisional guest appearncce from local DJ"s that dig into the music of the Sinatra era and some local bands.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 948 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved dining at Mora! Great date night spot! It does get a little loud but we were able to enjoy our conversation without having to yell so it wasn’t too bad. There is also limited parking. Other than that the food is delicious and the staff is always very nice. We’ve been a few times and will be going back!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We chose Mora for our 35th anniversary dinner. We had been wanting to try it for awhile. We did not want a "fancy" restaurant and were looking forward to trying somewhere different. We did like the look of the place but I scored ambiance as fair because the table we were seated at was squished tightly between two other tables. (And that was when we declined the first table offered us in the bar area) We felt as if we were eating with our neighbors. Our server did acknowledge our anniversary when she first came to the table (so that was communicated from our reservation), but that was it. No offer of a complimentary dessert (we did order one to share) or a comment at the end of our meal. The manager never came to our table to inquire as to how our meal was. The prices, in general are are a few dollars higher , though the Focaccia de Recco was extremely over priced for what it was and I wish we would have been told by the server of its large size, so that we could have made a better choice for us. I will say that some of the dishes are creative and not something you would find somewhere else. Unfortunately, not worth the long drive to get to and a bit disappointing.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. An excellent experience all the way around.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Atmosphere was nice and the food was pretty great. My only critic is that we were there to celebrate our anniversary and my parents had called ahead to pay a portion of the bill and leave us a note that said happy anniversary. The manager assured them the credit and note would make it to us however when it came time to pay our bill the waiter just came over and told us that someone put a credit on our bill but that he was not sure why or who. We never got a note and so didn’t know it was a gift from family until we called to tell them about it. Other than that we had a really nice night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always love Mora Italian. The cocktails are exceptional and they have a very impressive wine list. Of course the food is always delicious and the staff is delightful. They accommodated our party even when two in our group couldn't make it due to an emergency.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I have been wanting to come since they opened. I finally decided it was time.

I shouldn't have waited. Food was excellent, wine list is awesome.

We hit all parts of the menu. One of the most amazing flavors came from a very unexpected dish. The spaghetti, something I take for granted and never order, and the sauce is a dish not to be missed - my wife shared a couple of bites.

I could talk about all food we tried, but each gets the same positive review.

Deserts do not disappoint, and the wine list represents the best from all over italy.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was beyond AWESOME....
Amazing starters - we tried 5 of them and loved them all.....incredible pasta and mains...love the pasta pomodoro, as well as, the scallops...!!
Wine list had great variety and really good value...
And service and staff were every bit as good as the food...!!!
It was our daughters graduation dinner with family in town and we all agreed that the dinner was such a memorable one....
Have eaten at Fusco and Scarpetta...as well other great non SC restaurants in NY and other great cities.....but this was a truly amazing evening ....!!
Food, wine and staff....
Thank you guys for such a lovely and fun memory and for making a very special evening VERY special.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Everything was on point from the service to the food . It was an overall great experience - and we will be back for sure . Not one negative thing to say - excellent job !

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent! A must go to spot in Phoenix. Everything we ordered exceeded all expectations!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The burrata is amazing! Worth having 2 for a meal. They have really well developed flavores in all the dishes I have had. We have been there multiple times and will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

One of our better finds in Phoenix. Really good pastas, appetizers and service

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our experience was perfect

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great time! If I'm in Phoenix again, I would definitely stop by.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our second time here. The service was excellent, the cuisine fresh, inventive and delicious. Our server Mikhail was very diligent in ensuring that I wasn't accidentally served something with gluten. It is so nice to go out and have a server that truly cared about our experience. The other two guests had bread board and pasta, I had scallops and polenta, we shared cauliflower and potato sides. It is also nice having gluten free options that are inventive and delicious. The caramel budino dessert was divine. The only thing that detracted was the noise level in the restaurant, so this is not a place for an intimate conversation. It is really nice to go out to a restaurant that lives up to the hype. I highly recommend and look forward to returning!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went before our prom for dinner and it was a great place. The food was great and I would definitely go back again

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Drinks and meal were delicious! It felt like a NYC restaurant. My out of town guest was very impressed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had awesome food and great service. The banana sticky toffee pudding was delicious! Our server, Dusty, was fantastic and even remembered our party from an earlier visit.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A day early for Mother's Day loved the experience been there multiple times always good!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This has fast become our favorite restaurant! We have been here multiple times and never left disappointed! The Focaccia di Recco is a must have. It is unlike anything you have ever had...light and airy and so so good! Also love the polenta, the pomodoro and the gnudi! I have honestly never had anything here that was anything but excellent. The staff is well trained, and so friendly. They are attentive without being intrusive and are quick to deliver whatever you need.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My wife's past that wasn't perfect, My octopus was really burn

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was our third trip to Mora, and we have been disappointed every time. The first issue, this past visit as with others, was the terribly slow service. Almost an hour between ordering and receiving entrees, and had to reiterate our original request for some bread - from a staffer who was not our waiter - after the appetizers came. The second issue is the food. Specifically the seafood choices. Our first visit, I had the lobster gnudi, which I had to send back because it was raw, which put me off the dish, and my dinner in general. This past visit, we ordered the yellowtail crudo, and the texture was just off. Raw, but almost rubbery. We felt like it wasn’t freshly sliced from a large, wrapped piece of fillet, but perhaps had been prepared and plated in advance and/or treated or soaked with some type of preservative because it was both raw, but the surface was “dry” in a plastic type way. I ordered the special - halibut - because the other fish selection on the menu was no longer available. Like the yellowtail, the surface had this really odd “preserved”/dry/rubberized texture that was just odd and not appetizing. It was also a very very small portion - I’d say 3-4 oz max, and not a well balanced plate. For that tiny piece of fish, there was a very large scoop - more than 1/4 c. - of the tomato “jam” mounded aside it, and it was buried beneath at least 1.5 c of small diced Italian and zucchini squash. All atop a puddle of smoked artichoke purée that went so overboard on the smoke that it took over the hope of any other taste profile on the plate. I have culinary training, and prepare fish for my family 1-2 x a week. I am an avid Food Network fan, and so desperately wanted to like this restaurant. It was really exciting to have such a big name operating in a town that’s really not known for its food. Alas, 3 times were not a charm, and even though the pasta dishes are decent, they’re not good enough to make up for consistently poor service. No reason to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great place, we'll be going back just to try more of the food. The wait staff was fast and very friendly. The manager made his rounds and made sure customers had drinks and were being taken care of.

The only thing I didn't like was the hard flat chairs on the patio, sitting for 2 hours for a leisurely meal became kinda painful.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great appetizer and antipasta choices! I love the special foccacia bread! The Lobster Gnudi is amazing and my new favorite is the sausage mushroom pasta. So much umami goodness in this dish! The pork chop is off-the-chart delicious!

They celebrated my son's birthday with the sorbet sundae, which made our visit super special.

Great drink menu and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent meal and wonderful service!! I would recommend Mora to everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Second time we’ve been here in a month! This restaurant is our new favorite!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This was my first time eating at Mora. The food was absolutely outstanding. We put together our own 'tasting menu' and shared among our group. Of particular note was the polenta (an appetizer), the pasta pomodoro and the Torchia, the pork chop entree. These dishes were fantastic. It was a little noisy until happy hour died down.
Would definitely go back there again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

One of the best meals we have had in a while. If you are looking for a great place with incredible service, this is a wonderful choice.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing atmosphere, delicious food. Went for my wife's birthday and she loved it as well. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner at Mora. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable! We will definitely dine there again!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great experience!!! Very friendly and professional staff. Delicious food and drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I had been wanting to come here since it opened. The atmosphere is modern and comfortable. The high tops we sat in were a bit close together, so the people next to you will hear your conversation and vice versa. We ordered the cheese and salumi to share. I loved the meat selection on it, I wasn't a fan of the bread as it was burnt in spots. I had heard there was a bread cart there, but didn't see one, disappointing as I don't usually eat much bread, so I wanted to splurge on some good bread at a great chef's restaurant. I also wished the cheese and salumi was more of a charcuterie with more accoutrements or they had add on items to include some if one should choose. My scallops were perfect and the lemoncello was a great end to the meal. I want to go back to try the brussel sprouts and more cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food. Service was mediocre
Will definitely go back for good food

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Outstanding food and service however the tables are too close and it’s very noisy (not relaxing). Maybe next time will try dining in the bar or choose a night that is not busy

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Our evening was awesome. Erin was our server, and she exceeded expectations. One of us has a food allergy and the entire staff was aware and incredibly accommodating. Great from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Loved the space AND loved the food! What a great find!!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great night out. Have been to Mora many times for a more formal dinner and decided to try appetizers instead of dinner this time. The asparagus soup was spectacular with smoked potatoes adding an unexpected savor. The focaccia Mora was crispy, cheesy and delicious! We ended with the little gem salad - just right. The sangria cocktail we each had was a lovely counterpoint to the great food. We will return soon!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

The food is incredible ‼️The service from all servers was perfect! Order polenta! It’s over the top ‼️

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2.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I loved the yellow fin crudo. I was extremely disappointed in the margarita pizza. The pie was undercooked, doughy. We didn't finish the pie and went to pomo.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Not the quiet romantic spot for an anniversary dinner we hoped for. It turned out to be unexpectedly busy for a Wednesday evening and they were caught short staffed. The service was extremely slow but the staff was very friendly. The food was good and I would like to go back and try some other selections. It was very noisy and you could hear the conversation from each of our neighbors. The bar was nice and might be a better option for dining. It was surprisingly quieter than the restaurant. It is however worth another try and hope for a better experience.

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