Mora Italian

4.6
2115 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2115 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kathie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word, FABULOUS!!! Cannot wait to return to try other items from the menu.

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RobertF
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, wine were all great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Top notch!

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KimR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was outstanding but not hot. We would most certainly go back and will make the waitstaff aware next time.

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vipCarolyn
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been a couple years since we've been to Mora and boy did we miss it. The food couldn't have been better. Our server was top notch; informative, friendly (but not hanging around), good suggestions etc. When we arrived the 2 top tables had empty tables in between which was really nice. As the evening wore on though, the tables began being utilized but overall, I wouldn't change a thing about Mora. MORA - We have missed you!!!

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JoshuaY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing We will definitely go back. The food was great

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vipjennyogini
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went here for our anniversary. It was ok. I was expecting to be wowed because it’s Chef Conant’s restaurant but it was just good, not great. We’ve actually been wowed by many dishes at Pubblico just steps down 16th.

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MikeS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cool place that we never knew was there. Although maybe a touch over-priced in my opinion, the food was really good and the atmosphere was lively and fun. We'll definitely be back.

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Nate
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service and the bar were excellent. I came for my birthday and everything was done to perfection. My only gripe was the noise level of the music was very loud and I had difficulty hearing the waitress and my wife at times while trying to carry on a conversation.

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Jacquelynn
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, everyone was very kind and inviting.

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Gr8t
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Mora for quite some time. And, I am really happy that we choose to eat there last night. The ambiance was just as I remember, fun, interesting and pleasing. The food was spectacular, Branzino, Scallops and Pomodoro were so tasty. The drink, Versace on 7th was very interesting (mix of flavors were well done) and really tasty. The only disappointment was the heirloom tomato, cheese and melon salad. I can't wait to return! Deliziosa!!

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Jarrod
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and great food. Our waiter was fantastic and very helpful.

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KenK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. All in all...a positive experience. We will return!

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JoleneO
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, portions were great for the price and the service was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents visiting from NY. Everything was up to a top standard or better. Thank you!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, the timing on drinks and dishes was quite spread out. The meatballs were dense. Favorite item was the foccaccia. Pasta portions are quite small. The decor is beautiful and the server was kind. We we're low on water most of the meal. A good pizza joint would have been a better choice, unfortunately I will not be compelled to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my wife’s Bday and over all we loved the food. The pasta was amazing. The NY strip however was 80% fat. We didn’t even say anything but when our server took the food he came back and asked if the steak was fine. So after he asked us we told him it was pretty much all fat as you can see and he said he’d go see if he could take care of it. He came back and told us his manger would buy our desert. It was a $50 steak thanks for the ice cream lol.
We also asked if we could hold off the side salad and fries with the steak because we had other sides. Our server went to ask the chef and he said no. Seemed very weird to refuse a simple request but oh well. Our server Adam was great… he cant help that his management isn’t quite up to par with customer service for such a nice establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

When we arrived about 5-8 minutes before our reservation the hostess at the front desk was not very friendly to us. Took over 35 minutes to get my wife and I’s salads. Mine was great but my wife said hers was not good. Then when we got our entrees, everything was bland and just had no flavor at all. For the prices that they are I really do expect the food to be at least decent.

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somethingtowineaboutaz
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was really looking forward to dining here. All and all it was a good and not great experience.
We started with the Burrata and it was delicious. Then the Baby Letucces w/goat cheese. This was just okay and not what I was expecting. I wish we would have tried the Heirloom Tomato and Compressed Melon.
For the main courses we ordered the Seared Diver Scallops and the Pasta Al Pomodoro. The Scallops were super tasty and would highly recommend them. Especially the addition of the Sunchokes!
The Pasta is Scotts signature dish. I am sure he would be disappointed if he had tasted mine. It lacked flavor ultimately and had a bit of a gritty texture.
Dessert was amazing! Salted Caramel Budino.
Service was spectacular! Fantasia was our server and did a great job taking care of us.

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ConradP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Have dined at Mora many times and always get the Pomodoro and ask for fettuccine noodles as a substitute and request always granted. This time was told the chef said "NO". I was shocked but decided not to make a big deal because we were with new friends, Disappointed.

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Bbqguy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular from A to Z.

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KurtL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal. The food was excellent, our Server Alison was a true delight and professional as they come. We had a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Arizona, hands down!

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LouieT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal!

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to make the reservation.
The staff recognized my special event with complimentary champagne.
The service and food were great.
We had a great experience overall with no complaints.

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Perry
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Well worth the experience.

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MAGGIEL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

All four of us were looking forward to dining in the great scott's restaurant - welll
what a complete letdown. The moment we took our seats we were looking up to what
looked like a sports bar with the Sun's game right in our faces.

The restaurant itself is very cool, very well done. Our waiter was a snoozfest - no energy at all. Maybe you should send him back to the hair salon he came from.

We had to ask him for butter, which we never received and cheese for the pasta. He never once came over to see how we were doing. Johnny on spot when the bill was
presented.

The food - wellllll we are all world travelers - average at best - we did like the pomodora
pasta - the sauce was nice - but the meatballs - yuck - if you like I will gladly send you my husband's grandmothers recipe and you'll be able to see how to make a real meatball.

I know playing music a high volume is the thing in restaurants but honestly it was really
annoying. Look around at your guests sometime and see that they are there to talk with each other, to socialize. All we ended up doing was having to raise our voices at our table to be heard.

We move on from here - there are so many other worthy places to dine in and we have.
We wanted to try this so called "celebrity chef" restaurant - but just like most celebrities it is all hype and little substance.

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MaddisonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great overall. The Bolognese was a tad salty. Amazing scallops and cookie. Had a great waitress. Will be back.

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MikeY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Staff was pleasant. Only complaint would slow drink service

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KimberlyH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in. Had the best time! Our server was fantastic, super helpful and attentive. The food was incredible! 10/10! Will definitely be back

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must get the focaccia appetizer and the bundino dessert! It was delish!

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vipCindy
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was fantastic. The staff was friendly from the minute we walked through the door. The food was delicious as we expected it to be. We had been to Scott Conant’s restaurant in Vegas when he owned it and it was amazing too. We will return!

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vipfoodyogis
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was...the best! His name was Adam Z, we were at table 63. I am a retired Director of Sales and Marketing for Luxury properties, most recently Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City Utah. This young man was so on top of it, great personality and definitely one of the best waiters we've had in quite some time. If I were still in the business, I would be trying to recruit him away. The food was excellent as usual and we love the atmosphere as well...great overall experience speaks to the importance of hospitality in the hospitality business!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Highly recommend Mora Italian.

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viplitebites
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fresh pasta was phenomenal as were the appetizers. Our server, Fantasia was fantastic:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most outstanding service and awesome food! Thank you for this wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Mora Italian for our engagement and had a terrific experience! The food was outstanding, the venue is elegant and modern, and the service was wonderful. They offered us complimentary champagne to celebrate, and made the night feel really special. We will definitely be back!

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SteveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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RyanS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the experience. Excellent drinks, amazing service, awesome food. Highly recommended

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Mora Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 795-9943.

Mora Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 2115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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