Mora Italian

4.6
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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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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. The food was good but slightly too salty

JA
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta pomadoro is as good as it is acclaimed to be!

b
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Mora this past weekend for our 50th Anniversary and really enjoyed it. All of the employees from the receptionist, bussers and our waiter, Matt, greeted us with. “Happy Anniversary “ which was a very nice touch. We also received a complimentary glass of Prosecco and also a nice dessert which was also complimentary. We were really treated royally and our young waiter, Matt, was outstanding in every way. My only issue was the noise level which really made conversation difficult for seniors with hearing aids but the young people don’t really have an issue with that. Overall a wonderful night out....

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was amazing...

P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On point with everything! We will definitely be returning

D
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best meal ever. Outstanding service. Will be coming again.

a
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A bit noisy with a crowd but manageable. Lot's of classic Italian food and some innovative dishes. We were having a hard time picking so ordered the "Tasting Menu". That was a great decision, 5 courses with generous portions. You'll take some home. After flat focacchia stater, there were 2 examples of each course, hot and cold appetizers, pasta, and desert. Excellent servers moved each along at perfect pace. Plenty of reasonable wine choices. We'd go again!

KJ
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was a second time to go to Mora the first time was a fund raiser for the Italian Association. The food & wine pairing was delicious but we wanted to try it again to try some other dishes. SO tasty, the burrata & arugula salad was great as was the lamb! And the Buddini desert was epic! So good, I love butterscotch anything & this was divine! We will be back and soon! Our waitress was a doll. My only issue was the guy sitting next to us was yelling at his father concerning the father's will. I had to call him on it since he was so abusive. Our waitress came by to check on us knowing he was a regular customer. I appreciated her checking in.

L
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. It was my wife’s birthday and everyone wished her a happy birthday from the hostess to our waiter, Mikhail was incredible. He told us some stories and provided great service. The food was absolutely delicious and the ambience was nice and quiet.

MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fabulous! Highly recommend. Polenta, scallops, and gnudi were amazing.

C
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just returned from a trip to Italy and we were craving some good pasta. This exceeded our expectations. It was amazing food and service. We would definitely recommend to others.

DJ
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster gnudi was so delicate and flavorful, can't wait to have it again!

SB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was ready when we got there! The 15 minute window is real. I added on the notes that it was a Birthday and they brought an extra dessert! The food was delicious and the ambiance and lighting was perfect for an evening.

JJ
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an incredible meal! We had a wonderful server, wish I could remember his name. He had grayish hair with tattooed arms. He was awesome!!

WA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The pasta was perfect. And definitely is a top 2 Phoenix pasta next to Tratto.

All dishes were full of flavor, and nicely portioned, and photoworthy.

My only issue was the sports bar feeling you have dining here. The atmosphere didn't make it feel like a fine dining experience.

AM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience is great. I just expected the food to be better. This is my 2nd time at Mora. The 1st time my pasta came out cold but it was still good so i just warmed it up when i got home & ate it. This time my pasta was hot, it tasted great but the chicken was dry. It’s not the cheapest menu so i feel I shouldve had a better experience. Needless to say, i had high hopes for this place, i set my expectations way too high. I won’t be returning for the food but maybe just for a drink & the ambience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Amazing entries for everyone and wonderful bottle of wine :-)

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had high expectations for our dinner. I had read really good reviews online but we left disappointed.

First though, the service was exceptional. We were well taken care of but it was not overbearing. The place is very nice and modern but noisy.

The cocktails were good and the Barolo wine (chef’s selection) was superb. The salad, meat balls and focaccia were good. The pasta sauce (we had 4 different pasta dishes) was very salty and too rich in all of them. The sausage in one of the pasta was very good but the sauce too salty as well. The deserts were good. It was $500 for 4 people and we were disappointed with the value for the money.

DL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive. Waiter recommended a wine based on our taste which was very good. Wine selections is very nice. Food excellent!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

DK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I personally thought the food was only so so and too spicy but that’s me.

r
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the guests said tonight that the entire meal was outstanding. We all agreed. 2 pasta meals, lamb loin and 1 scallops

M
Phoenix
290 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here but it will not be our last. Everything was delicious! Stunning presentation and each plate was outstanding. Great wine list too. We will return!

EM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have waited a long time to dine at Mora and it was absolutely worth the wait!! Thank you Scott Constant for coming to Phoenix.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pomodoro was AMAZING!! Best we’ve ever had!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best dining experiences yet! From the appetizers to the main course everything was spot on. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience! Lobster Knudi was amazing.

W
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the tasting menu. You get to taste the best of the best. Wonderful experience.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service left something to be desired.

b
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

SY
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!! I'm a Sicilian from New York and felt right at home. The atmosphere was wonderful everything was amazing!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world amazing like always!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

MM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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