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Mora Italiano

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259 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
With a modern ambiance and a hint of romance, the new Mora Italiano in Encino opened its doors in September 2018 to offer the community a long-awaited classy neighborhood restaurant. Proudly offering Los Angeles a cozy hideaway with great music, a heated outdoor patio, and the best Italian cuisine and wine list in town.

Mora Italiano has an extensive selections of wine by the glass and bottle, as well as an array of Italian options such as pastas, pizzas, salads, and entrees. Mora Italiano is located at 17499 Ventura Blvd in Encino, CA, next to Coral Tree Cafe.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 259 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Bex4
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely ever bite was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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vipAlbertC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food(the bucatini pasta and chicken is absolutely killer)and great service!!

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vipCassi08
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute cafe. They have the tables nicely separated. Good wines to choose from and very tasty food.

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viphonestgrl
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent wine advice, sometimes off menu listing, superb food, safe comfortable
thoughtful vibe, one of our favorites!

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GordonM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond! (Thank you Eugene!) The food was not of this Earth. Had an amazing time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty food! Doing the best they can with the COVID situation. Menu a little limited.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Covid conscious including an easy to access bathroom and backup masks. Tasty food

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vipDannyR
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time but won’t the last. Food and service were great. Enough said

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Staff was very nice
Must make reservation I think because it very small but
Very nice for a date night

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MariaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never lets us down! Always right on the money! Love Mindy and her staff. Tell them I sent you! Maria Lapides

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vipKenny
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Have eaten here 4 times now & have not been disappointed. The pizza is fabulous! The chef seems to treat each dish as if she were cooking just for you!

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viphonestgrl
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! Discover this treasure, attentive knowledgeable staff, excellent and
inventive food! we love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The service started out great and then once it got busy we had to flag them down multiple times to get water or other items. It seems like they were understaffed. The inside restaurant is way too small and people can hear everything you say next to you. Our side dishes came out after we had already finished eating our dinner

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vipExplorer
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best pizzas and caccio e pepe

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vipforbenu
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the great cacio e pepe, the hen of the woods pizza, the sauteed spinach, etc, etc! Great food, great service and love that the chef, Mindy is so energetic and passionate about food! Also, our server Matt is just wonderful and always makes us feel special!

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vipcareolson
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Wonderful food but the poor service will keep us from coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. Best pizza in Encino ... and that cacio e pepe... So simple, yet absolutely divine. I will be going back for another carbo load soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are now my favorite go to restaurant! Love the food, service and ambiance! A must do!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic valentines dinner with my future wife was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend came here for Valentine’s Day. We had a wonderful dinner and our server Matthew was very attentive. We ordered the chicken and Bolognese and both were delicious!

THE BRUSSEL SPROUTS ARE A MUST! Couldn’t get enough of them! Also if you have enough room for dessert, get the tiramisu and thank me later!

Will definitely be coming back! Great date night spot! Super romantic!

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BarryC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This charming little restaurant is a real find. There are a handful of tables inside and then a larger enclosed patio. At night the patio was dark and a bit cold so we opted to be inside. The menu is very limited but we settled on the lamb shank and linguine bolognese and both dishes were excellent! The staff couldn't have been nicer and bent over backwards to make sure we were happy. A bit pricey but well worth it!

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vipJoshua
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We only wish we had discovered this place sooner. Really great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice small restaurant with authentic Italian food and good specials

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and phenomenal food. Try it, you’ll love it.

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Elena
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant surprise. This place is tucked into a corner of a strip mall. Entering you feel like you are in a small New York restaurant with a stylish interior. Servers are knowledgeable about wines and passionate about the food. Was using a coupon I got in the mail which I usually don’t do. So glad I did. Looking forward to this being a regular place for us.

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EatieGourmet
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant's plan seems to be to focus on a small number of items and, presumably, make them special. They're good, but they're not particularly remarkable. And if the service were any slower, we'd still be there... and that was five days ago.

While it was easy to carry on a conversation, the noise level was noticeable (so don't dare to eat at the few tables inside if you care about your eardrums).

It's a nice enough place in a typical Valley strip mall, but it's not worth a long drive to get there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have such a delicious neighborhood restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of my dining experience!

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ItalyLover
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Bread, Margherita Pizza, Cacio e Pepi and the Tiramisu for desert. We were surprised at how lovely this small space restaurant was and the service was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little local place. Very romantic, great food. Will Definitely be coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, the service, the decor, the wine selection are great but the food is beyond Devine and delicious! Even the pizza is light and amazing! A must for everyone. It was my second time and it was superb!

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FireSign
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful and clean. Small dining area, but with more patio seating with heat lamps.
Great service. Good variety on menu and portions were larger than I expected.
Nice wine selection. Bartender will recommend and offer tasting to help you decide.
It is quiet, with light music in the background. If you talk loud or expect surrounding noise to drown out your voice...nope.
Crowd was mostly older locals.
Great place for a nice mature dining experience!

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vipgwilly
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It's a surprise. Located in a strip mall leads one to low expectations, but this an exception. The pastas are really wonderful...been there a few times and always leave wanting to return. Its a small place and can be overly intimate, but we've only come across nice people. A word on wines, the sommelier - Eugene (?) is amazing. Observant, thoughtful, kind and informative...he is talented and someone you will remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a gift card to try it out. Didn’t disappoint! Great service. Everyone was very friendly and the food was good!

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vipLaurelS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Loved meeting Eugene who took fantastic care of us. My pizza snob hubby from NYC loved the pizza. Everything was delicious! We can’t wait to return.

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vipLeslieG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So happy to have such a wonderful neighborhood restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The margherita pizza came out on the cool side and when you try separating the pieces, the cheese slides all over the place.
The Brussels sprouts and sunchoke appetizers were delicious. I had the scallops and beets were were very good.

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viphealthy1
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Corkage is high for this establishment. Our server Eugene was delightful.

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GaryR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local place. Great food and low key atmosphere. Pizzas, salads, entrees are all amazing. Nice selection of Pastas. Love that they are continually changing up the menu. Great wine selection. Would highly recommend this hidden gem in the valley.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and it was another fabulous dining experience. Our server Matt was pleasant and very helpful in suggesting what to order. The atmosphere was great, as was the food. If you haven’t visited Mora Italiano, you’re missing out on a true neighborhood gem. Chef Mindy Oh is a creative genius.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mora Italiano using the Order Online button. Mora Italiano also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mora Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 386-0278.

Mora Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Mora Italiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/mora-italiano/giftcards?utm_source=rallyforrestauants.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=r4r&utm_content=Mora%20Italiano.

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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