Moro Restaurant is chef owned and operated. Its Italian-inspired menu changes often and even daily to provide diners with a variety of dishes to try. In each of its recipes, it seeks to utilize fresh and seasonal ingredients from around the community. Some dishes served at Moro Restaurant include roasted bone marrow, raw oysters and tuna tarter. To enhance the experience, consider ordering foods in small plates to share and enjoy with others. You can also pair your entrée with a complementary glass of white or red wine.
Moro Restaurant makes its home in an historical building. It offers a charming décor with wooden tables and leather benches for seating.
I had heard about Moro for a while and I wanted to check it out. We walked in and there was no one to seat us. We waited about 10 minutes for someone to come and seat us. While we were at the table we waiting about 15-20 minutes before our server knew that we were their table even though they passed by us several times. The food was good, but the cocktails weren't. They couldn't even make some of them because they ran out of vodka. I've never heard of a restaurant running out of such a common and popular liquor like vodka. It wasn't just a certain brand of vodka, it was any vodka. I wouldn't go back.
Excellent food & service.
A bit pricey but that's what I expect at a really fine food restsuranu.
Short staffed so extremely slow service. Food excellent. Took us over 2 hours to have dinner. Hopefully this was an exception.
This past Friday evening Moro had just 2 servers and one chef on duty. They continuously turned away walk-in business not because they were busy (the place was nearly empty) but because they were short staffed. This time they were out of all but one beer choices and one menu entree. We waited nearly an hour between appetizer and entree serving. A month ago they were out of about 4 entree choices and all beer. The time before that they were again out of most entrees, most beer and most wine. I'm done with Moro.
Moro has gone way down hill since our last visit and is not the great restaurant it once was. The food and service were mediocre at best. The wine list was worse than average but we did find an acceptable bottle of wine, but it was overpriced for the quality. Not a good overall value and with all of the other good options in our area, we won't go back any time soon.
Was very disappointed. So many menu items were not available. While I am not a beer drinker, only having 2 out of 8 beers listed is pathetic. Two of the four appetizers were not available. No espresso coffee. Even some of the cheeses and meats for the cheese and meat board were not available. This is a pretty small menu to start with so not having 25% of the items is a bad sign.
My meal was OK - my friend had the lamb and said it was a bad cut of meat. My husband had the gnocci which were delicious. And the eggplant small plate was also very tasty. None of us would go back. Seems like the restaurant is on it's last legs. It's a shame because it was very good once, but no longer.
The eggplant tower is another new favorite.The restaurant was a little understaffed but all the employee's were working together. Our cute little waitress did a great job.We will be back soon.
Moro is consistently some of the very best and most interesting food in Delaware—it's my favorite go-to for a special occasion (this was a celebratory dinner) but doesn't feel fussy. I have never been disappointed by the small plates, in terms of quality, variety, and flavor. And the desserts were even better this time than they had been in the past.
Food & service is amazing! Must try. Great menu, I inly wish I had room for dessert
This was the 40th time we have eaten there in the last 8 years. Either it is really really good or we are really stupid. The tasting menu paired with their choices of wine is the best value in town. The high spot of the meal was a chocolate pate for dessert. To say it was magnificent is an understatement.
Great food, wanted to order every small plate offered! Ended up with 3 of the specials and the sole entree. All were spectacular!
The evening we ate at Moro they were understaffed. To order it took 20 minutes and to receive the bill after dinner took 20 minutes. We were put by the door which was cold when other seats were available. The food was ok but overpriced for the quality and portions. Very disappointed and would not go back.
It's portions was very small! Two scoops with your fork and you were done! Only best value was side of fries! Neaver again!
For the past several times that I have eaten here, they never have my choice of wine listed on the menu available. This past time was completely ridiculous. There were little pen marks on the menu denoting what was not available and it was close to half of the selections. This was on a Saturday night and is completely unacceptable. Of course, most of the wines available are the most expensive at $60 plus per bottle.
A lot of restaurants are struggling re the economy. Moro's is really doing a good job of hanging in there through this time. My friends and I just love Moro's, and it's our go-to place for a great evening. We were pleasantly surprised this last visit (last week) because they had opened up some $100 bottles of wine and were selling them to their loyal customers for $10 a glass. I KNOW wines, and these were terrific! Thank you for the treat, Moro's. Kyle was our waiter, and you couldn't ask for nicer service. We'll be coming back in about two weeks. I encourage their regular customers to support them through this economic downturn, if they are able. They are still worth it, and we want them to always be there for us. BTW, the specials we ordered were great! I always take an extra dessert home....because I can never decide between two of them.
No red wines!? Large wine cabinets were empty. Shortribs (signature dish) was unavailable at 6pm. Dessert menu full of substitutions. It was early on a Tuesday night....no crowd, but still problematic.
Whole experience seemed odd....like a "going out of business" mentality. Definitely not the place it was a year ago....
I was excited to bring my boyfriend to Moro as it has always been one of my favorite restaurants for several years. However, upon arriving we were told no alcoholic beverages (the waitress did explain that the bartender had a seizure and that they could only serve beer and wine). Also, we were tucked in the front floor left corner across from the kitchen when the rest of the floor was empty and I had hoped to have a romantic dinner without people talking over each other. For starters, we ordered the cheese plate, brussel sprout salad and truffle fries to start. The salad and fries were delightful, however we had over 1/2 the fries left with which we intended to take home for leftovers and the waitress took them without asking. As for the main meal we had the Salmon with which I raved about - yet it was extremely dry and hardly had any pineapple flavor, plus the portion was smaller than I have had in the past. As for the waitress, I believe she was the only waitress on which in turn we waited a good bit of time before seeing her during the meal and when we were looking to receive the check.
We've been disappointed the last couple of times we've eaten here We're from out of state and discovered Moro's about 10 years ago when our son was at UD. It was fantastic - we ate there whenever we visited and recommended to everyone, and continue to eat here when we're in the area or passing through. The quality of the food has gone down. The tuna tartare, which used to be one of their best dishes was disappointing - it was not the best tuna and was a little fishy. They were out of several of the "large plates" so we had all small plates. Their wine selection is not nearly as extensive as it used to be.
Looking for a quiet, leisurely meal: Shrimp & Grits excellent; short ribs perfect; Caesar salad lettuce discolored; server failed to explain cheese tray cheeses and meats; server apparently inexperienced because he kept coming back to table rushing the meal when the restaurant was mostly empty. Left feeling disappointed.
Moro is a lovely downtown restaurant which has creative and unusual meals . I particularly like that you can choose small plates or large plates. It is fun to order a variety of small plates and share with others at the table. I have enjoyed the food I ordered.