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Mora Italiano

4.6
344 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 344 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Missing fish entree on menu
The whole fish was fishy
Missing in the menu a nice fillet of salmon or fillet of branzino

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in valley - super sweet atmosphere, great service

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Stan
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was quite slow. Otherwise all was good. Pasta was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Best Italian food in la!!! Noah is amazing amazing waiter but Eugene is the worst waiter I have ever had at a restaurant . Never have I seen so much attitude from someone I am paying for food and service. Literally the worst!

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vipgaryk
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint perfect local restaurant. Good is always good, reasonably priced and fantastic service.

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LaurenF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Our waiter was great. He made good suggestions on both food and wine. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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vipLouL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great service outdoor seating marginal adjacent to parking lot cars starting and stopping. Pizza great pasta acceptable and nice size portion. For price and food above average nice waiter service overall very acceptable.

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vipOneFabMom
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!! I love this place! Food is divine!!

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vipDonT
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went with two other couples. First timer here. The service was excellent. Our waiter made good suggestions and they delivered all our meals together in a timely fashion. The food Was very good 5
Of us had pasta dishes and my wife has the chicken. The appetizers were also good and everything was plated very nicely. We sat in their patio area which was very comfortable. I would recommend to others.

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GinaP
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

food was very good with nice size portions and reasonable priced
Will definitely go back

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LuanaG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Noah helped our table and he was fantastic. Friendly, good with suggestions and great with service. The gentlemen helping with busing the table was great too. If you like a bit of spice in your food, the The sauce on the Shrimp Fra Diavolo pasta was great. I don't eat shrimp, so I got that on the side.

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FrankV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was hit or miss. Good service and ambiance but very pricey.

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vipAniZ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is fantastic, service too slow. Can’t blame the servers since there are understaffed

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GaryM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef personally served us his favs. Excellent everything.

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vipmindyo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatly enjoyed my dinner with the wine last night.

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Lomabruin
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chicken and shrimp were good - terrific service - patio dining

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vipSFLADY
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio. Good service. Good us always good. Love the cacio e Pepe. Artichoke salad is excellent. Interesting wines by the glass.

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KrisK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love this place. The food is simply fantastic. I am pretty sure the pastas are homemade. Last nite my daughter had Cacio e Pepe and I had the Bolognese both were amazing and my sin had the fungi pizza-soooooo good! Highly highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

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vipJWFoodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! I’ve passed Mora a 1000 times and never took notice. After reading the reviews, I had to try and we were not disappointed. The attention to detail on each plate, the subtle flavors and use of fresh herbs was outstanding. The pasta took me back to one of my favorite Roman restaurants. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Good ambience. Outdoor seating was nice, quite volume until around 8pm, then a little noisy.

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vipgaryk
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Love the food especially the pizza. Staff is superb.

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vipWellington
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipstephaniec
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Best Caesar salad I ever had. Amazing pizza. Cheeses were phenomenal. Delicious pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place …so yummy !!!

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JanetF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Ingredients, preparation, and presentation excellent. Love the artichoke salad.
Only complaint is that the pizza was a tad too saucy, making it soggy.

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Stan
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I think the restaurant a bit more to make the outside more attractive....possibly plants, a mural. Kinda boring as is.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was very delicious, definitely authentic Italian, which is hard to find in the US. However service was not so great - I felt like we got the “you don’t belong here” treatment…

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vipAnitraP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was phenomenal they could be a little better with the service though!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot to eat and drink some wine 🍷

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willewonk
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had high expectations for Mora reading the positive reviews and friends recommendations. For some reason I felt very unwelcomed here . We had to wait for 20 minutes for our reserved table as another party who had finished eating talked and talked, etc,,,no effort by the staff to nudge them along. We basically did not have a waiter, and were ignored for the first 10+ minutes, the guy with the glasses who seemed very non-friendly eventually (20+min) took our order. He was in a bad mood about something???
The food was good, no complaints, the wine very good. Other tables were getting better and faster service, not sure why, maybe our demographics were bad? (old boomers) Try take out for pizza next time.

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Brandy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt welcome the minute we stepped in. Great service, great food. We had the mushroom pizza and 2 pasta dishes. All were wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Mora was out of the only fish dish they offer

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RhondaF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always!
Service I was wondeeful

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced. Everything finished with olive oil..

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vipFrannyLMN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! Charming, attentive waiter, wonderful food... a neighborhood gem. The pizza, the salads, the pastas... all delicious...

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OpenTable Diner
Nuremberg
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. I definitely will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Eugene, referred to Mora as a hidden gem, and nothing could be closer to the truth. Set far enough away from Ventura Boulevard, traffic noise was minimal from the lovely outdoor dining area. They have a terrific wine list and a menu with just enough choices - and they all sounded delicious! I had the Pinot Grigio (OK, 2 glasses), shared the roasted brussels sprouts and for the entree, the Pomodoro. Everything was delicious!! The portions were just the right size for a satisfied feeling without being too full. And from the second we walked into the restaurant for our table, the staff was friendly and helpful, and I feel like we have a new pal in Eugene. Highly recommend this hidden gem!!

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Tastebudprincess
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always perfect. Everyone very nice. Reservations a must.

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ufemizm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good neighborhood joint: good Italian food. The salads and pizza were great, as was the ricotta cheese cake. Bottarga pasta not as good as pre-pandemic for some reason.

But a lovely place to relax outside and eat a very good dinner.

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 4.6 stars by 344 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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