Mora Italian

4.7
2188 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Experiences

  • Celebrating Scott Conant's New Cookbook

    $155.00 per person

    Oct 27, 2021 only

    Join us on Wednesday, October 27 at Mora Italian for an evening to celebrate Chef Conant’s newly released cookbook Peace, Love, and Pasta! There will be one seating between 6PM and 7PM – with aperitivo and canapés to kick off the festivities followed by a four-course dinner with wine. The family-style menu will include Chef Conant’s favorites from the book, which are the very same dishes he cooks for his own family. Each guest will receive an autographed copy of Peace, Love, and Pasta plus the opportunity to take photos with Chef and our team. Tickets are $155 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity) and $75 for children 12 years and under.

Offers

  • Tuesday Wine & Pizza Night

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Indulge in a carafe of Frico Rosso Bianco or Rose on tap (750ml) with any one house-made pizza for $25.
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Grab dinner mid-week and explore our entire wine list at 50% off! (excludes certain bottles)
  • Sunday All Day Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Happy Hour lasts all day on Sundays! Exclusively available at our bar & lounge.

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 2188 people are saying
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idgbutters
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Sat outdoors for evening dinner. Wonderful atmosphere, remarkable server and his knowledge of the menu. Such a great birthday dinner with family. Thank you, all the way from Philly Natives.

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KatieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Our service was also impeccable! Pasta was like being in Italy again.

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TierrasantaFoodie
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Great service. Wagyu bolognese, at $34, is overpriced but still delicious. Every thing else was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived for dinner we were instantly sat and greeted by our waiter. Our waiter was very attentive throughout the whole night and helped us make informed decisions on our food choice. The food was delicious and met all expectations. Overall was a pleasant experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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vipValerieH
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service.

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AshleyH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my husband for date night. Started at the bar for happy hour and were sat at a table with Adam. Phenomenal waiter. Dis the tasting menu for 65/PP. was told it was five courses but it’s more like 20 plates of food. Everything was divine. This place is a must! Had the Versace on 7th, drunken wife and some other cocktail, the presentation was fantastic. Kevin was the manager. Exceptional service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda provided fantastic service, thank you! Everyone really enjoyed the many dishes we tried. Overall a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu and it was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was excellent. Our server, Amanda, was friendly and attentive to our questions. Thank you

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viprobertw
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was so fast and amazing it really couldn’t have been better, the restaurant had a beautiful vibe very lovely. Things were just a bit pricy I felt but it is definitely an upscale place to dine. I would definitely recommend for a date or special occasion for an Italian food lover. A must try

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great and entertaining. Recommendations were perfect. Overall great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing!!!! Loved every bite. My boyfriend and I love finding new places to eat and Mora Italian has been on my list. Last night we had the focaccia bread, meatballs, and baby lettuce and goat cheese salad for an appetizer. The focaccia is a must so order it. My boyfriend ate half within 5 min of it hitting our table. For our main course we had the tagliatelle and ricotta cavatelli. Both dishes were delicious. The only part of dinner that was not my favorite was dessert. We had the Italian donuts. It was more like a roll with filling. Not my favorite. Will skip that next time and go for something else. My boyfriend and I can’t wait to go back.

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RachelB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything from the food to the wine to the service was absolutely fantastic. Our server took such amazing care of us and went out of her way to make us feel welcome and ensure we had a nice evening

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vipdbs959
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptionally good meal. The Polenta Cremosa was so good I could eat it every day of my life. The seared Octopus was a little tough--could have used additional tenderizing, but a lovely flavor. The heirloom tomato-melon salad was very fresh and and a great counterpoint to the richness of our other appys. For pasta course, the four of shared the capanelle and the fettucine. Both incredibly good, and the fettucine might have been the best I had ever had. For entree, we had two Divers scallops, a Branzino and the NY strip. The scallops were melt in your mouth---large, perfectly seared, and not a bit of grit. The Branzino skin was so crisp, a perfect match for the melting tenderness of the meat. The NY strip was good---ordered medium rare, was closer to medium, but nicely seasoned. The service team, from sommelier to runners worked as a team, making sure we were very well taken care of without intruding. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Cynthia
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu. It included the signature Recco & pomodoro pasta! The dessert was a soft serve Sundae that had a variety of toppings to choose from. Our server Lisa was knowledgeable, pleasant & paced out our dinner perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us were celebrating three birthdays and did the five course experience. Did not disappoint! Highly recommend!!!

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MattA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding as it was before . Server was good , training anot

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service is priceless these days our wait staff was very attentive

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LauraD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was excited to go back to Mora after their reopening. I went with friends who had gotten married during the pandemic they gave us some complimentary Prosecco to start. I’m gluten free and still had plenty of options at Mora. We ordered the brussel sprouts and shishito peppers to start. They put the Tuscan crumble on the aide of the sprouts for me. Both were good. I would
Have liked a bit less lemon vinaigrette in the sprouts but still they were satisfying. The scallops were my main and done to perfection as was the chop that my friends split. Allison was our server and she was great! She brought us a complimentary salted caramel budino for dessert and put the crumbles on the side so we could all share. I know the menu has been changed a little and I didn’t see their meat and cheese board on it which was disappointing but I will be back.

Mora Italian
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments & feedback Laura! I will be sure to share them with staff! I'm so happy to let you know that our Salumi & Cheese Board is currently back on our menu. We hope you enjoy it just as you did previously on your next visit! Happy Dining- Amanda, Director of Services

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KatM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and ambiance were perfect. Our server, Fantasia was delightful. The Octopus and burata cheese were delicious! My steak could have been a little more rare. (She did offer to exchange it) Couldn’t decide which was better, the Versace on 7th or the Drunken wifey. I will definitely be back on my next visit to Phoenix.

Mora Italian
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments, Kat! I'll be sure to let both Fantasia & the rest of the team know how much you enjoyed everything! We look forward to having you back in next time too! Amanda, Director of Service

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NancyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipNorthcentralres
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Too humid for misters. Water getting everywhere. We’re told they couldn’t be shut off and we couldn’t be moved. Should have left then. Instead since we’ve had good experiences in past, we stayed although one in our party left w huge wet splotches on clothes. He was bemused by evening.
Service took forever. WaItress kept forgetting items. Seemed v preoccupied Brought items at wrong times. Huge wait between salads and entrees. Think she forgot to put in >1 hour. When we finally got bill she lost credit card. Didn’t seem very worried about it either. We insisted she look for it. Finally located it back at stand. Seemed to shrug as though we’d just get another. Extremely bad experience all around Crazy

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vipFoursteins
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! The food is amazing and the staff makes the experience very enjoyable. Highly recommended!

Mora Italian
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your comments! I'll be sure to share them with your server! We look forward to seeing you again-- Amanda, Director of Service

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! The food was amazing. Will definitely come back when coming to town

Mora Italian
Responded on September 12, 2021

Thank you so much! We are delighted to hear you had such a good time! We look forward to having you back! Amanda, Director of Service

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vipFrequentDiner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I still haven’t found my new favorite everyday Italian Restaurant like I used to go to back East. All these Chefs seem to over engineer everything and it comes out average. Italian food is not that hard! This restaurant is really “Nuevo” Mediterranean more than Italian. Portions small, example my 1/2 chicken looked more like 1/2 Cornish Game Hen! Pasta dishes very small! Meatballs, small!

When going to an Italian restaurant, at the end, everyone should loosen their belt a notch and take home leftovers! Not here!

The face of this restaurant is on Chopped. Well…he has been chopped as far as I’m concerned!

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MiguelD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service with good food will return..........

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vipKRDfamily
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were very excited to eat at Mora for my birthday dinner. We had heard amazing things about it and we had eaten at Cellaio in the Catskills numerous times and loved it.
We ( husband, son and myself) arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation and were seated soon afterwards. It took a while for our server to come to our table with water. He took our drink orders and quickly left. It took several minutes for him to come back. He answered our questions about the tasting menu and left again. We knew what we wanted but weren’t given a chance to place the order. He stops by again a few minutes later and hubby ordered. We still haven’t gotten our drinks. Also, the place is pretty busy but there are a lot of servers, 2 hostesses, 2 managers and at least 6 or 7 people in the kitchen. Definitely not under-staffed.
Our drinks finally arrive and we still wait another 10 minutes for apps. Meanwhile, the table next to us is sat. They get water and drinks and their apps before we do. Finally our apps arrive. Food is really good. We got a charcuterie board, a focaccia bread and a pizza to try along with the salads on the tasting menu. We just eat a few bites of the apps, knowing we have way more food coming. A busser takes our dirty plates and takes the leftovers to be boxed up. And then we really wait. It was at least 40 minutes before the next portion of the tasting menu came out. The male manager walked around the restaurant all night, looking, but never talking to patrons. The female manager finally came over, brought clean plates and silverware for the next course and apologized for the delay. She assured us the next course would be out soon. Then we waited some more. The frito misto and grilled octopus arrived 15 minutes after she told us it would be right out. It was another 20 minutes before the pasta arrived. Pasta was excellent, by the way. The main course, half a roasted chicken, arrived. Delicious. They did comp us 2 of the tastings. However, we won’t go back

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vipRobertZ
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tagliatelle was outstanding!! Woke up thinking about it. Lively atmosphere, great service, and good recommendations from the server!

Mora Italian
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks Robert for the kind comments! We dream about the Tagliatelle Wagyu Bolognese too! We're delighted to hear your had such a wonderful time! Hope to see you again-- Amanda, Director of Service

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WinstonF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I ate out on our date night
at Mora. The service was great and the food was good but there's always room for improvement. I will recommend.

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AnthonyK
Monaco
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very memorable experience! We will be back! The cocktails were amazing! Thank you!!

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SamPhilli
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back to Mora after they reopened. The food and wine was fantastic as always! Our server Calvin was fantastic and very knowledgeable on all the foods and thousands of questions that we asked about each dish! The sommelier was wonderful as well and made sure our glasses were always full! We really enjoyed ourselves at Mora.

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vipJanice
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Food excellent and Adam was fantastic!

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Good
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service at the bar was a little slow but the food was tasty
The soft drinks were not free refills, and the portions look small but were quite filling. Overall good experience. We took our kids and the kids menu was simple but tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Pasta great - fish not great. Service very slow towards the end. Server not too concerned about things

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StacyV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Mora Italian. It was a great place for our 34th wedding anniversary. We shared a sampling of several items on the menu and finished it off with the sundae. The wine selected by the sommelier Andrea went perfect with the menu items selected by our waiter Justin selected for us. Andrea and Justin were very attentive and made the experience that much more special. We will be back.

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NinaB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine, and athmosphere was excellent, as always!

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vipmntbird
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fantastic meal and experience at Mora. Justin our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Met the GM (didn’t catch his name) who was so very personable. The food was incredibly flavorful and the serving size was just enough to satisfy. We both enjoyed the homemade pasta, shared a bottle of wine and had gelato for dessert. Wonderful evening in Phoenix. Sat outside and was comfortable, even though it was over 100 outside, the fans and mist were cooling. Overall, fantastic evening and will definitely go back when we visit Scottsdale next time.

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vipPamR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would recommend to dine there anytime or a special occasion!

FAQs

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

Mora Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 2188 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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