Mora Italian

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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner, as always! You can always count on Mora for amazing housemade pasta and the freshest ingredients.

DH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit ever to Mora Italian Restaurant, but certainly not the last. The food & wine pairings were phenomenal! We look forward to our next visit!!!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of this world amazing like always!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The food was delicious & our server, Kim, was fantastic!

RC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, but wasn’t necessarily blown away... especially at the price point. Great atmosphere and service though! Would recommend for a special occasion!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been several times but first time for my wife due to travel. It was amazing for both of us.

JD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a quiet night. EVERYTHING we ordered was delicious. enough said.

SR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Bar was very good, wine offerings were very good, service was great, ambiance is always good, some of the food was just off that night.

AZ
Phoenix
270 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had heard raves about Mora but had a disappointing experience. It was a Sunday night but a second rate kitchen staff is no excuse on any night. The Prosecco and hazelnut gelato were excellent but the rest was average at best. The meatballs had nice viable herbs but you couldn’t taste them because they were sooo salty. The fettuccine was only okay (overcooked) but their “signature” pomodoro was embarrassingly bland, plain and definitely didn’t look anything like the picture on the website. The mushroom polenta appetizer was delicious though all the rich added ingredients made it hard to discern any corn flavor. It’s too bad because the restaurant has a great ambiance but we won’t drive past another outstanding Italian restaurant to come here again.

j
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our service was excellent. Most of our food was outstanding, but of the four of us, three thought their pasta dishes were too salty. All in all, it was a great meal, but kind of surprised that Mora hasn't really changed their menu at all in recent years.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night! Live this place- food was next level.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Average food at best. Maybe my expectations were a little too high. We did the 5 coarse meal many of the items contained too much salt.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outsanding dining experience!

MH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We shared several appetizers. We were very disappointed - there was nothing we had that we would go back for again.

JC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portion sizes are ok, but not for the price. $18 for 1 Octopus tentacle... ? The pasta dishes were rich, but almost too small to serve as a main, and to expensive to be a Primi. Service was excellent. Quality of the food was also excellent.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfectly prepared and service was excellent as well.

M
El Paso
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Loud! Great service.

EB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

While this restaurant is very attractive our first experience was disappointing. This was addressed by Mora's manager, and we will return for a second try.

HS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level was high. Food was very good. We will go back. A little pricey but it a place for sharing

AG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attention from everyone involved. Food was excellent as usual. Thanks

HF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even better than we hoped for! Fritto Misto to start was outstanding-perfectly prepared. The Pasta Al Pomodoro was the best I’ve ever had, you must try it! Service an A+. Thank you, Mora Italian, for a lovey evening.

j
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar with Alex and couldn't have had a better time! The food was easily among the best i've had here in the Valley. Chef accommodated my lactose intolerance and Alex was a pro at not only knowing all of her menu ingredients but also sending out alternatives and additions that I could enjoy while my husband enjoyed the dairy items I couldnt have. We had such an amazing time and will be back again and again.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the 5 course tasting with wine pairing. The food was amazing, and the service outstanding!

AA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My overall experience at Mora Italian was less than desirable due to the music not fitting the restaurant and being way too loud! At times it felt like I was in a club and had to yell to speak with my wife! Please re-evaluate your evening music choices and rebalance your audio set up; running a little too hot!

GM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great combination of flavors in every dish.

PO
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Actually disappointing after the hype. Pasta dishes were nothing special. Not bad, but not special. Won’t go back.

LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I really enjoyed his birthday at dinner. Our server went above and beyond to make sure our experience was exceptional, including a recommendation to split several different dishes to try since it was our first time. He also made sure our lamb entree was cooked in a special way, as requested. We enjoyed the ambience and birthday dessert. Will definitely be back.

S
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

f
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was awesome! The French Rose was great and service attentive. Overall great night sitting at a high top near the bar. Fun and we’ll be back soon. Thanks!!

BB
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michail was excellent as always, makes the best wine suggestions. Food was fab! And the bday desert was to die for! All around awesome.

y
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I am a fan or Mora but the last three times service has been in decline. This last experience my guest has undercooked pasta. The server was very helpful in correcting after it took 5 minutes to grab her attention. Now we have two people not eating and experiencing together. Next we have no water refills for a min of 10 min. These are not massive issues but they detract from a positive experience. I hope they trained staff better as my hard earned dollars should be valued and not dismissed.

D
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mora is probably my favorite Italian restaurant in Phoenix. The interior has an amazing, modern ambience with great music. The food is phenomenal and the cocktail list is top notch. Who doesn’t love amazing house-made pasta?

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Mora for our weekly girls night and I brought a first timer. Erin was our server and did a FANTASTIC job! She was quick to refill our water and wine glasses and was so nice and friendly. She definitely gave us a great experience. The food was absolutely amazing and we’ll definitely be back. Thank you so much!

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Sat outside and it was a bit like eating in a wind tunnel. Mister's could be toned down a bit.

BB
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Juan took great care of of. Food was excellent, as usual. Kale under lamb was only thing we would change as it was TOO salty so aa to be not eaten. Would love the same experience with less noise. The 4 of us literally had to lean in for conversation. Quite Loud.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, I thought for the price there should of been a little more octopus. Other than that. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been coming to Mora for a while and decided to celebrate my birthday here. The server, David, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing! From the octopus to the pasta al pomodoro, to the dessert (Mora sundae with a candle), I left full and satisfied. All of the staff make you feel warm and welcomed, especially the manager, Lance. I hope to return soon and tell everyone I know to dine at Mora.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live this place, the customer service is on point and the food never disappoints

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time! Everything was top notch except the black Campanella. I felt that the pasta was just a bit tough but the clams were delicious and we still ate it all, so...
dessert was an amazing combo of sorbet.
Such a great vibe in here. Can’t wait to come again.

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