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Mora Italiano

4.6
310 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 310 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrannyLMN
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
3 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
15 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.

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viphungry
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and authentic Italian food and the wait staff was very knowledgeable.

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vipAniZ
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and wine! Just would’ve been nice if they stayed open a bit later. 9:00pm is too early.

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LindaV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Mora for a long time now. The pasta is delicious with my favorite being Cacio y Pepe. We had a salad & the Charcuterie Pizza last night and it was delicious. The wine list has a good selection & variety for exploring. We will always go back. The staff are all knowledgeable & professional.

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MaureenS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience and our waiter Noah took very good care of us. We'll DEFINITELY go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, small establishment, service good. Corkage fee 25 dollars, a bit steep.
Ambience not great due to outside dining

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AJCandJAV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, Covid...how we missed a real restaurant experience. Well last night we had one of the best meals, service and experience we could have hoped for coming out of the closures and restrictions. Cheers to Mora Italiano and its chef and staff! Bravo!!

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
402 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, delicious food and great wine list by the glass

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal at Mora one of our favorite spots to dine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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Elena
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this charming neighborhood Italian restaurant. The menu is not a predictable menu offering something for everyone. The wine list is extensive and interesting. And Eugene, the waiter with the best memory and recommendations never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day. They were very busy & we were lost for a little bit, but they came by after a few minutes & very attentive from then on. The food was amazing, it is a small menu. Lovely patio & I will certainly go back. I’ve already recommended to others.

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WMMdoglover
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant several times and I am always happy there. I am vegan but my husband isn’t so I often have a little difficulty finding satisfying meals at non vegan restaurants. At Mora Italiano I always find something wonderful and often creative. Also they are very accommodating to my diet. The last time we were there I had pasta with a vegan “meat” sauce. It was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and great service

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Jlstcui
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've been fans of Mora for several years now, and though they have changed their menu somewhat recently, you can always count on the food being really tasty. They seem to have varied and upgraded their salads of late, and my wife's lamb chop entree was excellent. I do find the prices rather high, though, and while the service is generally good, the staff can sometimes vary from asking how everything's "tasting" to being a bit hard to catch when you need something. All in all, it remains a place we enjoy visiting, but I can still see at least a little room for improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Would definitely come back

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Sassan
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mora Italiano is now my favorite go-to Italian restaurant. Cacio e Pepe and roasted chicken were prepared well and were very tasty. Service was friendly and attentive.

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MichaelP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best Italian Restaurants in the Valley. The food is wonderful and Eugene and his staff make everyone feel like family. Terrific wine list and desserts are devine. An absolute must if your are in the Valley

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice! Food fresh and well prepared! Waiters gracious

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DonT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Ambience and service was great. Noah our server was very friendly and made our first experience even better.

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MaraG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the Cacio pasta dish and it was amazing! Server was knowledgable on wines as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice table outside. Confortable. Good service

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jeanettes
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was pretty good! Four people and $400 later the service was not great at all, sorry to say. I mentioned to Moro that it was my birthday and specifically mentioned that I wanted my guests to have a wonderful time but the service was really uncomforable and we felt ignored.

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JillB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cacio e pepe I've ever had. Eugene is the best waiter. Super cute, European style neighborhood place.

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RickC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely, small neighborhood restaurant with a nice patio, friendly service, and delicious food. All the pasta dishes we've tried to far have been great, the branzino was terrific, and the burrata with sugar peas appetizer and the artichoke salad were so good. Easy parking. Not cheap. But worth it.

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LindaV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Mora & it is a neighborhood favorite. The service is always great & Eugene is very knowledgeable about the food & wine. I have the Cacio y Pepe almost every time & am never disappointed. Will go back often.

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DAVIDS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

poor service, seated right in front of smelly restroom

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StefanR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the host even knew us by firs name.
Felt like family - a bit pricy - but highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and incredible food. Everything about this restaurant was perfect. Also loved the ambiance.

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vipLenoreN
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding
Service friendly and attentive

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LindaV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food there. A delicious Charcuterie Pizza & Salad was perfect for a last minute evening.

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vipCorinneK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - truly incredible. Great ambiance and impressive service. We are definitely coming again! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic simple food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I really wanted to like this spot, but unfortunately it soooo missed the mark. The food is really tasty, and I enjoyed everything I ate, but the service was atrocious. I may get take out, but dining in would more than likely never occur again.

Came on Saturday evening for dinner and got seated outside of their tented area, got informed we would be getting a heater for our table, but had to ask for it twice before it was brought out. A busser took our drink and food order, brought our bread, food, and silverware. Only about halfway through our dinner did we actually see a server that came to check on us for about 10 seconds before running off. Not once were we offered refills for our drinks or asked if we wanted anything else.

We ordered an appetizer, 2 entrees, and 2 sides. Whoever took our order missed one entree and when we asked about it multiple times, they kept saying it was coming and no one admitted they missed putting it in. We were offered boxes to take our leftovers home and then we asked about the missing entree again, we were informed that the roasted chicken takes a lot of “tender, love, and care to prepare.” So, you guys forgot the order, no big deal, but not even an apology or anything.

We eventually got all our leftovers bagged up and the roasted chicken entree arrived, but we weren’t given any utensils or plates. The busser that had been so kind to tend to us all evening noticed and brought us plates, utensils, and a to go to box for the chicken. Then he said have a good evening.

NO ONE BROUGHT ME MY CHECK! I could’ve left and screwed over that crappy server, but I didn’t. I made my reservation on Opentable and was able to see the total cost of my dinner there, so I left cash on the table to cover the bill, and I tipped the busser 20%. Did they actually get my cash to cover my bill? I have no clue. It would be 1 star just for the busser that helped us out all evening, but the food was decent so I guess 2 will suffice.

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Elena
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Seems they must be on skeleton crew. Took a while to place order and get served. The food though, is unbelievably good and looking forward to going back and getting more artichoke salad. Wish they had more reasonably priced wines by the glass. I ordered a red after not enjoying the initial red I had and it was $16/glass and it was a smallish pour in a cheap wine glass.

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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 310 OpenTable diners.

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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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