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Moro

4.3
1523 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only: Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
(Closed Sunday and Monday).
Moro Will open for large parties of 20 or more on Sunday or Monday Nights. Lunch is also avilible Tuesday Thur Friday for groups of 10 or more
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Phone number
(302) 777-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael DiBianca
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Private party facilities
Moro offers semi-private dining for groups ranging in size from 10 to 60
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Private party contact
Edwardo Requena: (302) 777-1800
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Catering
Moro caters off premise weddings, business dinners and non-for profit organizations. From 8 to 500 guests. See the entire catering document on the Moro web site Contact Eddwardo @ 302-777-1800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th Street (1 block from Pennsylvania Avenue and 711)
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Parking details
Street parking is available very close to the restaurant. Park on North Scott Street or any cross streets close to Moro
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Special events & promotions
Moro Restaurant features monthly wine dinners. All wine dinner & food pairings can be viewed at www.mororestaurant.net. Dinners begin at 7:00 PM.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.1
ambience
3.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

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.

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Frantastic (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

Excellent food & service.
A bit pricey but that's what I expect at a really fine food restsuranu.

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vipbeancounter (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Short staffed so extremely slow service. Food excellent. Took us over 2 hours to have dinner. Hopefully this was an exception.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

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.

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mariazak (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

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.

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vippattiB (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

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.

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vipempress (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

Food & service is amazing! Must try. Great menu, I inly wish I had room for dessert

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dichotomy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2016

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.

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bc5000 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Great food, wanted to order every small plate offered! Ended up with 3 of the specials and the sole entree. All were spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

It's portions was very small! Two scoops with your fork and you were done! Only best value was side of fries! Neaver again!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

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.

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Gloria (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2016

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.

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