Mora Italian

4.7
1431 reviews
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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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very inconsistent food. Way too salty and had to send back Brussels Sprouts as burned during roasting. Ok service, no reason to try again.

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CS
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we were not disappointed. The service and food were terrific. Will definitely return.

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EH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delightful. Got bread appetizer at $10, huge portion with 4 different types of bread, 3 of each kind, and 3 dips. Got $16 cheesy pizza appetizer (not called a pizza) - our favorite, and huge. We could have stopped right there, but had zucchini pizza (can easily share among 2-3), and cauliflower (asked them to put less chili on there - perfect.) We've been here before and ordered their $58/pp tasting menu, which is also excellent and includes their home-made pasta and an entree selection. We just weren't that hungry this time.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

After asking about the tasting menu I got excited about the food I would receive.Once our server returned I ordered the tasting menu. Once my companion started to order , we was then informed that the whole table would have to order. Very disappointed because they didn’t want to order that. I have ordered tasting menu before and this was the first time I was unable to do so. This just made the whole experience normal. We disappointed.

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M
Miami
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Will return when I’m back in AZ

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mora never disappoints. This was my third visit and the food was DELISH!!!! I had the torchio pasta this time and it was phenomenal. My mouth is watering thinking about it. The staff is always so friendly and welcoming. Definitely will be back soon. The only thing that would have made the evening complete would have been a selfie with Scott Conant...I’m a big Chopped fan. :)

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M
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit to Mora, I live on the East Coast and discovered it last Oct. thoroughly enjoyed it again. Will be back and highly recommend!

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a
Houston
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing night! It was our first time at this restaurant, and it certainly will not be our last. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, and very welcoming. The service is excellent from the minute you walk in, very attentive staff. Our server, Alexandra was the best! She is very knowledgeable on the menu and wines...was very helpful in wine selection, AND she gave us a little history lesson on the wine we had. Remember her name and ask for her as your server, you will be spoiled by the time you leave. NOW for the food, it was SO SO SO good, we had a hard time deciding on what to have, it all sounded so amazing! We settled on doing the tasting menu (5 courses are included ).....very happy we did that, it gave us an opportunity to try foods we probably would NOT have gone with, it was all delicious and plentiful! We walked away stuffed and very, very satisfied. Our favorite (which again, not something I would have ordered) celery root soup, WOW! It was followed by a couple of huge salads (which we could not finish), then by appetizers (2) which we boxed up and took home, then a couple of generous portioned pastas, which we could not finish(boxed up) and then dessert (delicious pistachio gelato and raspberry sorbet) with coffee.....lots of food and all of it was great! ALSO if you have food allergies, they are very accommodating on your needs..my husband does and we will have a great meal not feeling like we were missing anything because he's unable to have dairy (cheeses, butter, dairy...) Fabulous, great night, thank you Mora

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K
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Gray atmosphere
All fresh ingredients

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JK
New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice but they need to hire someone who knows about Italian cuisine. Putting ground meat on top of pasta does not make a Ragu. Also the wine should come from a bottle not from a tap like beer. Service was polite.

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

Our food was absolutely delicious and prepared just right. I felt the prices were reasonable considering the high quality food and service. Nice ambiance, didn't feel stuffy or pretentious at all which I really liked. And the seating was quite comfortable. All in all it was a great experience! Highly recommended!!

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D
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experiences from start to finish! My husband & I had the tasting menu and everything was fabulous. The wine suggestions were perfect. Felt like being in the middle of NYC.. we will definitely return!

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c
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has consistently been very good. The octopus is sooo tender (although more than one little piece would have been nice) but the beans with it were also delicious. The torchio pasta with sausage and mushrooms is the best. The budino dessert was also great.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was really great. The waiter was fair at best - short on recommendations.

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MC
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good, my only issues were with the minuscule pour for a $12 martini, and the very skimpy serving size of the grilled octopus.

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E
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous
Yummy
First visit
Will return
Great atmosphere

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TG
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not what you think of in terms of a usual Italian restaurant. The food is inventive, elevated, and expertly prepared -- really amazing. The gnudi with lobster and guanciale are just heavenly -- so light they melt in your mouth, and amazing flavor. The scallops were seared perfectly. I don't remember ever having a dessert better than the salted caramel. The service was fantastic. Only complaint is the noise level. The tables are roomy so the person across the table from you is pretty far away, and it is very difficult to hear conversations. Next time, I will try for outdoor seating if the weather permits. Bottom line, however, is that this is a unique dining experience, and one of the very best restaurants in Phoenix.

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F
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. I love this place. Great food great service and nice ambience. A regular place for me

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Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Great pasta!! But over priced and very loud. Been there 3 times because the pasta is so good and unusual but cannot hold a conversation as the noise level is very loud and tables very small and close together

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C
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Great food, wine and people. Dined here recently for a friend’s birthday and we were all SO impressed. We’ll be back. Thanks, Mora!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time Bday party experience. We tried the tasting menu and loved it ! Definitely will come back !

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JW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lives up to the celebrity chef hype- by not being the least bit pretentious. Food is an experience. The attention to detail in the kitchen is a joy to watch- the staff have clearly been trained in serving excellence. Dishes are simple, but perfected. The outdoor patio is amazing! Seriously, this place is doing high class dining that is relaxed, and at a reasonable price point.

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W
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit lacking...had a reservation but had to awkwardly wait in the restaurant near other patrons already eating while they adjusted the tables for us. Also our appetizer came out not as ordered (wrong size) & also waited a very long time between our appetizer & our dinner when all we ordered was the chef’s pasta, soup & salad. Thankfully someone noticed (not our waiteress) and approached us & soon after we were finally served.

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PR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time in on our way to a concert. Server was very attentive and management came over to check on us. Food was delicious and wine list more than adequate. Would definitely return again.

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JW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a great food experience.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Entirely too loud. Acoustics are horrible. Even difficult to hear the waiter. If you don't mind having to yell during prime times, the food, service and setting are good.

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GM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, service, and wine selection were outstanding!!! The only downside was the noise level in the restaurant....it was a bit loud as it is completely open which made it difficult for my wife and I to converse across the table without having to raise our voices. Overall an outstanding experience and will definitely be going back.

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GH
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great birthday dinner!

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m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

On past occasions we have had a great meal but this last time we were totally disappointed with the meal, the whole meal! Appetizer looked very messy, and did not taste good at all. Pasta was overcooked (which is a sin considering this is an Italian restaurant) in one of the dishes and the other pasta was just subpar with hardly anything on it except a bit of sauce, all dishes arrived cold. Service was just okay. We will definitively not return and its a shame because it used to be very good. Shame!

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Sea bass was overpriced and not even worth it. And I love fish! Meatballs came out as 1. Plural me as more than 1. Might w at to change that! Meatballs have cheese in them. Sorry diary free people. Love the ambiance, will go for drinks only next time.

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MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brussell sprouts and wine list is outstanding! The server well very professional and well informed. Highly recommend!

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LF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If angels came down from Heaven to make our meals I don’t think they could’ve been better. The polenta was magic, a unicorn must be in the kitchen cooking along with those angels. Hands down one of the best meals I have ever had. We celebrated my fiftieth birthday and everything was so amazing. Can’t say enough good things about it.

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b
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice addition to our vacation in AZ. Worth the uber ride to and from Scottsdale

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S
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you for greeting us with glasses of Prosecco for our anniversary. The service from Matt was top notch.

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A
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Phoenix

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EB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Try to go on an "off time," if there is such a thing during this time of year. The service was excellent and the food just good: the pizza we had (zucchine) was not that special and the focaccia was somewhat dry and disappointing. I've had better here before, so it may have been an off night?

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DC
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special birthday dinner for my husband. The polenta was outstanding as was the cauliflower side dish. My husband enjoyed the pasta al pomodoro. The pizza was also excellent. Our server, Erin, was exceptional. The prices were more than reasonable for the quality and quantity of food provided.

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AB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! New favorite place ♥️

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SW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance. Highly recommended for any occasion

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Enough said.

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