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About Mora Italian

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.

5651 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Italian

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

Cross Street:
Montebello

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 795-9943

Website:
http://www.moraitalian.com/

Entertainment:
Occaisional guest appearncce from local DJ"s that dig into the music of the Sinatra era and some local bands.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking as well as Street Parking on E. Montebello Ave.

Executive Chef:
Scott Conant

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mora Italian Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Good for a Date (68)
Special Occasion (65)
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Creative Cuisine (58)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Bar Seating (46)
Hot Spot (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Casual (39)
Worth the Drive (38)
Authentic (36)
Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fun (32)
Business Meals (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Happy Hour (21)
People Watching (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Cozy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a holiday party with 8 people. Mora set us up with a large, round table off in a secluded corner of the restaurant. The architecture and mood is upscale and casual - very cool and inviting. The large screen TVs over the bar definitely reduced the feeling of the place from smooth, classy restaurant to high-end sports bar. Has a neighborhood vibe which fits into the area.

We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. Service was professional and attentive... when they were around. There were several stretches when water glasses were empty, used plates sat on the table for long periods, and we were left trying to find staff for requests and even to order. Entrees were served 1.5 hours after appetizers. Coffee was served 15 minutes after dessert arrived. Dinner took 3 hours, overall. We didn't mind the long meal because we were socializing in our group, but everyone definitely noticed how long things were taking and the poor timing. The two tables next to us also had issues with the service and we could hear them discussing it, including one of the tables being dramatically overcharged.

The food was excellent. Every single bite was fantastic, especially the yellowtail crudo and the veal/lamb meatballs. Cocktails are creative and tasty. The wine list is unique and surprisingly affordable with excellent choices for wine by the glass. By the end of the night, we were talking about the service and not the food, though.

Mora is most likely a decent place to grab an appreciable meal when you can afford the time and are looking for creative twists on traditional Italian food, but they don't appear capable of handling a group.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, but horrible service was there for a birthday and it took over 3 hours for us to finally get out of there. Waiter never brought our drinks we always had to ask where they were and forget about refills. The restaurant was so hot we were sweating as we ate. But the worst was the service we didn’t even bother ordering dessert because it would have been another hour before we got it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised all around by our dining experience at Mora recently. Every course was inventive and delicious, portions were adequate, the restaurant design was impressive, the staff very attentive, and we will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Went to celebrate receiving an award and was very pleased! Great food! Had salad and polenta with mushrooms and bacon-outstanding. Had the chef special pomodoro which was amazing and rigatoni with sausage. Great wine and plenty of food to take home. Service was outstanding. We will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Love the atmosphere.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food, incredible service! Can’t wait to go back. It got a little too warm for my comfort and serving bread automatically with the meal would be nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had our office dinner at MORA tonight. This was the first time that I had eaten here. The food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. I was also greeted by the General Manager who I know from a previous restaurant he worked at which made me feel very confident that this was a top notch restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Amazing food! Great service! Love the outside seating

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Servers were friendly but SLOW. We sat on the patio and when we needed something no one was around to help us and it took awhile to get drinks and our entrees took 20+ minutes to come out and our server never acknowledged how long it was taking to get our food or our drinks

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very nice meal after a long and difficult day. Food was excellent and so was the service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Absolutely one of the top 10 restaurants in Phoenix! Go, you will have great food and great fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

any of the pastas are great. also the focaccia is great too. they we're 30 minutes late to seat us for our reservation, but the staff did a great job in communicating the situation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The appetizer was wonderful (fritters). My husband's salad was good. I got the pasta pomodora since it was their signature dish and it was not great. Our food took quite a long time to get to us, but our WONDERFUL waitress brought us a delicious pudding on the house.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went with some good friends on the recommendation of a local foodie who said the owner is a celebrity chef. The evening was so much fun. The place is beautiful with great energy. The service is attentive but not overbearing. We ordered the pasta pomodoro, which is the house specialty, and couldn’t believe such a simple dish could be so amazing. We also tried one of the other pastas, one of the pizzas and the arugula salad. All superb—fresh and flavorful. We were too full for dessert but the desserts looked really inventive. Tried an amaro digestif. We had never heard of amaro (and there probably could have been a bit more info about the amaro drinks on the menu) and discovered it was a lovely way to end a meal. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great dinner but the service was rushed. Server asked what we would be drinking with dinner right after giving us our apps, which should have been a warning, since our entrees landed before we were done with appetizers so there was hardly room on the table. The waitress was unapologetic until I pointed out the fact that we weren't done with the apps yet. For as much as we spent (two rounds of drinks, apps, entrées) getting run out of the place didn't feel quite right.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Jarrett was a great waiter. Food did not disappoint. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was haphazard and disorganized. Multiple servers involved which typically would be good, last night not so good. Multiple items forgotten, delivered out of sequence. In the end with tip, $400 for 4 people One experience does not make a restaurant good or bad, but for me probably won't return.At that price near perfection would be the norm.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful meal celebrating a birthday. We all loved the food - pasta, fish, pizza and pork. The wine was a good value. Thank you for such a delicious dinner!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food is always delicious. Great place for a celebration. Will go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Mora is wonderful. My brother was in town from NYC. Everything was great especially the polenta. He is looking forward to going to Scott's other restraunt in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good was great service was very good and over all wonderful evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

the food, atmosphere and service were all outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was a fun take on traditional Italian dishes, with punched up flavor and creative options. What really stands out is the service, particularly Francisco who was very helpful with the wine list and drink selections, as well as meal choices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent meal...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was 1st class. food was outstanding and presentation was done to perfection. We had high expectations for Mora and they were far exceeded. Great job by the chef and kitchen crew putting together great dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Dinner was incredible. Our waiter, Victor, was fun and smart and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. We had lots of check-ins from both him, as well as managers stopping by. As always, the polenta was completely sublime. We tried the heirloom tomato salad, which reminded us why we enjoy tomatoes. The pomodoro pasta is ridiculous. I referred to it as "f'ing witchcraft" because it just tasted so good. And for those that don't know, the Mora sundae is the perfect ending of a meal; not heavy, layered flavors, the right amount of sweet and rich. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and service, will definitely be back

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for my adult daughter's birthday. When we got there about 20 minutes before our reservation, there was a little line and no one to greet us. We decided to use the restroom first, there were five individual small bathrooms, two for men and three for women. I would have liked to see automatic soap and towel dispensers in addition to the automatic flush. In this day and age, that should be a given. We then waited again in line to be seated and we were seated right away. The restaurant is very pretty and quite big. Our reservation was for outside and we were seated in the indoor part that was close to the outside and that was great. The bar area there was quite noisy but not too loud. We were not acknowledged by our waitress for a good 10 minutes. I have walked out of a place for being ignored too long. Perhaps communication between the person that seats people and servers should be increased. The server was very nice
but not aware that we were there for a birthday. I did tell her though. Food came out fast and was very good. My daughter had the snow cone drink and it was really a snow cone. Once all that ice melted, she found the drink too watered down. For my daughter's birthday the waitress brought us a desert with cheese cake, sherbet and raspberries and that was delicious. We saw Scott Conant zoom by. It would have been great had he come by and just wish my daughter a happy birthday. Oh well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

While the spot has a great feel and the service was appropriate for this type of restaurant I was disappointed with the food. The lamb loin was all about the Meyer lemon puree. Totally overtook any lamb flavor. The pork chop Milanese was over the top with mustard seed crust and was over cooked (it was somewhat juicy perhaps because it had been appropriately brined but was totally gray throughout the way pork used to be over cooked by most folks years ago). The meatball app was good but $12 for three meatballs less than the size of a golf ball left me wanting better value. The $20 spaghetti which is to small for an entree so we had it as an app was delicious indeed. I was reminded of the $5 milkshake in Pulp Fiction because “it was a pretty F***ing good” dish of spaghetti. But in 1994 that $5 milkshake was underpriced compared to that spaghetti serving. Interesting wine list seemingly not as overpriced as some of the food. If I was local I might go back and sit at the ample bar with several TVs and get a few glasses of wine with some cheese and salumi and see if that works.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I love Mora. The food & service are consistently good!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is third time I was at Mora, and it is always spectacular.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was mediocre. After wanting to dine there after a good review I read, I was dissapointed. The scallops were good, thought not great for the $$. Beets were good with the exception of what was supposed to be marscipone cheese on top, which tasted like and had the mouth feel of whipped butter which made my stomach turn. Pasta was too aldente, could of used an additional minute of cooking. Over all bill $77 without cocktails and tip for two. Ambiance was good for the younger crowd, I could see going back for drinks at the bar, but not dinner. Large party having dinner were extremely loud, by no fault of the restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and service! The pasta pomodoro is my favorite!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been here many times for different occasions and it never disappoints. We usually order different appetizers and entrees and share family style. We love the polenta appetizer, the meatballs, the Lobster Gnudi, the Alfredo, and many more!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great experience. Food was very good. Our least favorite dish was the pomodora but everything else we got was excellent. I would definitely go back!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ate at Mora for our 17th Anniversary. It was nice -- a bit more noisy than expected. The food was excellent and we had very good service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reservations made a month in advance for indoors...seated outdoors. We were moved quickly to a nice indoor table. Indoors or out the restaurant is very bright with just voice level, but it was expected. The bruschetta boards were well done and very delicious. The pasta and pork chop were also very yummy. However, the Orata was over cooked, as was the lobster with the Gnudi. After the after dinner cocktail was brought, along with the check, the espresso order was forgotten. Service is not professional and sporadic. Sigh. All in all a good evening, however.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here for dinner last night with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. I want to start off by saying that our server was 5/5 and our food was also excellent! But we'll get to that.

The reason for only 3 stars was because they seated us in the bar. I honestly wouldn't have minded had we walked in, but when someone makes a reservation a few weeks in advance and lets them know it's their anniversary, they do not want to be seated in a loud bar with music, tv's blaring and people standing around your table. Please take note, hostesses.

I can't remember our servers name, but he was perfect. We started with the bread board which was delicious! My husband then ordered the Strozzapretti (duck ragu) which we both loved! I, then ordered the Veal & Pork meatballs and Burrata. Both were absolutely delicious. The server and delicious food made up for our complete and total lack of ambiance. But next time, I will ask to not be seated in the bar.

Tags: Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing experience. Food was delicious. Service outstanding

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A remarkable meal! Some of the best service and food I’ve ever had. My server, Mike, was funny and charming. He offered insightful advice about the menu throughout my whole meal. True to the Scott Conant reputation, the food was incredible. I highly recommend giving Mora a try and will certainly return myself!

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