Mora Italian

4.5
1960 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1960 people are saying
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vipAztraveaven
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So glad you are back open. Thaks for turning down the music.

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vipTfrijolito
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Menu variety decreased since the last time we ate here. The FOCACCIA DI RECCO is still great but everything else wasn't as memorable as we remembered. Their cocktail and by the glass wine selection is small. The BLACK GEMELLI was way too salty. The pomodoro and calamari were good. The cocktails were mediocre. They brought us a free dessert but we aren't dessert people.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service staff and ambiance were excellent, the apps and entrees were beyond great. Dessert was too heavy handed in the caramel department.

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vipLsharp
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to see Mora reopen here in Phoenix. We sat out on the covered patio - lovely with the trees surrounding it so you really are not aware of how close to the road you are.

Start with the Versace cocktail - delicious and heaped high with an olive oil foam. Warning - if you order the polenta appetizer, you are done for. It is easily the best polenta, but heaviest thing we have eaten. It will weigh you down immediately. Get the small bowl to share with your table. Enjoy!

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vipSherchap
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad this is back open! Feels like home! Lots of new faces but old friends as well!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mora! We are so happy they are open again. Everything on the menu is a little different but always delicious. Not your typical Italian dining. Highly recommend the Pomodoro.

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vipGKaz
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mora is back! Food was outstanding and a refreshed menu. Staff was great, swung by often to check in and ensured you were enjoying the Mora experience, #YUM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place wasn’t f*cking open despite taking reservations. Fraud

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation on Opentable for our favorite restaurant. Our reservation was confirmed. When we arrived the restaurant was closed for renovations. My review is based on remembrance of things past...

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vipShaps
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got the opportunity to dine at Mora. Very frustrating that Open Table made a reservation for us there despite the fact the restaurant was closed! In addition the restaurants website didn’t indicate that the restaurant was closed. Very irritating!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is closed! Do not book reservations for this restaurant without calling to confirm they are open first!

Mora Italian
Responded on September 30, 2020

We at Mora sincerly apologise for the confusion on our part with Opentable reopening our availbility when we were still closed. We are so very sorry for the inconvenience of your trip and your evening out as we know those are to be cherished after everything going on in the world. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please rest assured we have corrected the issue and we look forward to welcoming you back once we reopen!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren’t open... this was supposed to be my husband’s birthday dinner. How disappointing to take a $60 LYFT all the way there with our friends and find out they are closed. We had confirmed reservations. This was my first time using open table and I don’t think I will be using it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don’t book until you can confirm the place is actually open. We drove through half the town and the place was closed for renovations. Still gave them 4 stars because in the past the food was very good and I don’t want to down their overall reputation. But they might want to tell OpenTable about that.

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BrianC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mora for our anniversary dinner had the Burrata for appetizer, my wife had seared diver scallops I had the myer lemon dusted lamb loin, and for dessert souffle cheesecake @ Mora Italian. Amazing staff, food, and atmosphere as always

Mora Italian
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you Brian for your five star review, and for celebrating your Anniversary dinner with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and meal from appetizer to dessert! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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vipBethaniaT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! Loved the dessert to end the night!!

Mora Italian
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you Bethania for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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DarleneT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recommend Mora for a wonderful dinner! David was a great server.

Mora Italian
Responded on July 9, 2020

Darlene, thank you for the review! We will pass along your compliments to your server David. We hope to welcome you back to Mora in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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Leslie
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance Always EXCELLENT!!! THANK YOU!!

Mora Italian
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thank you Leslie for the amazing review! We always strive to go above and beyond in all of these aspects, and we are glad that you were able to enjoy your experience once again! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved for our anniversary dinner. Our meal included, appetizers, salad, main entree and dessert, bursting with flavor! I'll be back. Lived in Jersey for 5 years and had great italian. This place is fantastic all around.
Thank you, Mora Italian.

Mora Italian
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thank you Jeff for the raving review, and for choosing Mora to celebrate your anniversary! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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vipKarmenochka
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance of this place, service was great, food delicious... dessert was amazing!!! Cocktails are unique and delicious. We definitely be back to try more stuff on the menu!

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vipMaryC
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is on our permanent restaurant list. So glad we found it. Pasta like in Italy-amazing. The salted caramel dessert is nothing short of amazing

Mora Italian
Responded on July 2, 2020

Mary, thank you for the amazing review! We are honored to be on your permanent restaurant list! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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vipKikiMcQ
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best homemade pasta & pasta pomodoro I've ever had. My boyfriend and I were debating if we even had pasta that good in Italy. Focaccia is unbelievable. Scallops literally melt in your mouth. Our server was attentive and gave great recommendations. Perfect dinner & perfect evening. We are already talking about Mora being a great place to bring friends and family next time. Highly, highly recommend.

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RAS09
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week. They offered three dishes for the special. All were good. Unfortunately, they required the entire table to partake in the specials or noone could. Service was very slow, especially since the restaurant was not at capacity. Food was good.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for the 1st time during restaurant week. Everything was good, until the bill arrived. It was not the correct pricing for the restaurant week specials. My husband didn't notice until our credit card was already run. Our waiter could not reverse it at the time. He said it would be a day or 2 to show up. That doesn't sound correct to me. We will be watching closely to make sure the higher bill was reversed. He knew we had ordered from the special menu and just didn't pay attention to what he was doing when he entered it. NOT GOOD. We will try Mora again, but be very careful with watching about the fees charged.

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SanaK
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back! Such a wonderful, relaxing and delicious evening!

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vipCwertl
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and the service is equally good.

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MonicaS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience every time Ive been to Mora! Friendly staff and delicious food and drinks

Mora Italian
Responded on July 2, 2020

Hi Monica, thank you for the lovely review! We are glad to hear that every experience at Mora has been one not to forget, as this is what we strive for! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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vipLindsayB
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience. We were provided complementary glasses of champagne and dessert for our anniversary. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was spectacular.

Mora Italian
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you for the excellent review! We couldn't be happier that you were able to celebrate with us, and enjoy your special evening! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will 100% be back!!! Best italian food and quality service.

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vipLyss
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overdressed salad, but the octopus and the pomodoro were fantastic. Nice atmosphere overall and the service was attentive.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 27, 2020

Hi Lyss, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you got to enjoy the pomodoro and the octopus. I have passed along your comments in regards to your salad to our chef. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.

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Dissatisfiedguest
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was absolutely terrible. The octopus was so bad I actually got sick. The pizza was no better either. Spicy sauce?! D- or worse. Would never go back.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta just melts in your mouth. Great place if you are looking for a nice place to dine out.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 27, 2020

Thank you for the amazing review!

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Freqfoodie
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was simple, but so so so good. We went for restaurant week and ordered a few off menu items to share. Just delicious. Fresh ingredients and quality ingredients made this stand out for our group. Planning the next visit!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. It was our first time visiting the restaurant but it won’t be our last! Highly recommend.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 27, 2020

We look forward to having you back in, thank you for the kind words.

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GabbyV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Mora and I can’t wait to go back. We went during restaurant week so we were able to get 3 courses. We also ordered the lamb on the regular menu and it was to die for. I wanted to scrape the plate!!! Delicious food and instgramable plating! The flavor from each dish was so elegant and advanaced and the ambiance was initmate.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 25, 2020

Gabby, thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first dining experience at Mora, along with getting to experience our restaurant week menu! We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mora is simply the best. Ambience, delicious food, and top notch hospitality. I recommend Mora to everyone I know.

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vipHarleyL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Quality of food has really gone downhill from their opening a few years ago. It’s second rate now.

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vipphillyafil
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a pleasure to dine at Mora! Thank you to all!

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are wondering whether you should eat at Mora Italian, you need only repeat this mantra: salted caramel budino. Say it over and over until it is ingrained in your psyche. The salads are good, the pasta is phenomenal, but the salted caramel budino is life changing.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 25, 2020

Amber, thank you for your lovely review! We couldn't agree more about our Salted Caramel Budino, it is a game changer! We are glad that you enjoyed your entire dining experience, and look forward to welcoming you back for another Budino in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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TrudiA
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I selected Mora because of its reputation as an excellent restaurant. We had an early reservation and were seated quickly. We ordered a glass of wine, and were given menus. We chose a small salad, and a pasta dish. We had to ask for setups.

My husband enjoyed his salad, but I thought my salad was very over- dressed. I asked for bread, and when the waiter brought it, he never bothered to explain what was in the small container. It seemed to be smashed olives.

The pasta was delicious. The buddino dessert was overly sweet, but I ate it all.

We thought the service was under-whelming.

Mora Italian
Responded on June 25, 2020

Dear Trudi, Thank you for your review and your candid feedback. I apologize for the lapse in service that you experienced, as this is not the experience that we want for our guests. We do appreciate your comments, and I will pass those along to our team, as this is how we improve, and strive to get better. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Chanel Pusateri Guest Service and Events Manager

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FAQs

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

Mora Italian is rated 4.5 stars by 1960 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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