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Il Moro

27 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QY, England
+44 1789 415770
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Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Situated just 2 minutes from the centre of Stratford upon Avon, and 5 minutes from the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, Il Moro is a small, intimate, family run Italian restaurant with a Sardinian twist. Chef/owner Massimiliano Melis, from Selargius, a small town in the south of Sardinia believes in serving traditional, simple, home-made Italian cuisine but also enjoys the challenge of infusing flavours from his homeland into his dishes, making Il Moro a little bit more than the average Italian restaurant.Within a cosy and personal surrounding, guests can relax amidst artwork made by the family and traditional artefacts, old photographs, plates and tapestries from Sardinia. Stepping into Il Moro is like stepping into another world - one that is steeped with tradition and has a real authentic feel but is at the same time contemporary and fresh in its approach to food and service.
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Having read reviews of Il Moro before going, I panicked during the first ten minutes of our meal as the service was turning out to be as bad as predicted. Staff didn't know the menu and kept having to go into the kitchen to check what things were and how they were cooked. Our waiter just plonked the starters onto... More

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Guadiaro, Spain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

First visit in new premises and food was very good. Starter of calamari was a small portion but main course, shellfish "stew" was excellent. Chianti Classico was smooth and just right for choice of food. Service was attentive without being obtrusive and restaurant busy for a Monday night. Well worth a visit when in Stratford and well recommended.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had visited Il Moro once before in their smaller premises in Greenhill Street and were less than impressed but when they moved we thought we would give them another try and we are glad we did. We were greeted by a very friendly welcome and were seated downstairs where there was a not a table to be had and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went 12th September with a group of friends, 7 in total. The place was very busy and had a great atmosphere. We were seated upstairs with a view of the kitchen. Service was excellent and the head chef was very visible and happy to talk to the diners, which is part of the experience. Everyone was very happy with their... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the overall experience in Il Moro. The food was excellent and the general ambience and service was also very good. Sounds unadventurous but the pizza was beautiful, the crusts really crisp but still light and the toppings very authentic (we've just come back from Italy and we were craving Italian food!). My wife had a risotto which was... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was apparent from the service we received we became invisible after getting our table whiich was not well positioned despite having been reserved in advance. The acoustics in the restaurant are dreadful. It can be difficult to converse.The tables are too close together and I was constantly jostled by waiters trying to get through the gap between seats. When... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went here for the first time in its opening week, expecting great things as this was already an established business making a move up in the world. To be honest I wasn't disappointed at all, it has to be said that for the price, the portions could have been larger. However the quality of food and service was superb... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a 3 course meal for two, we both ordered the squid starter, which was excellent except for the amount on the plate, 5 smallish rings of squid for £8 is just not value for money. Our main courses were excellent, my only comment would be to suggest that a plate for the used mussel shells is provided try... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having heard mainly good reports when at their original address, we decided to try Il Moro at their larger new venue. We were seated in the noisy upstairs room at a table squeezed into a corner so tightly that I could hardly get to my chair. Our table was within a few inches of the next table. The menu was... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I loved the restaurant when it was situated on Greenhill street and it is now at a new larger venue. If you love fresh Italian food, this is the place for you. None of the pre - prepared, food in a plastic bag that is microwaved (as happens at a lot of chain restaurants!!) This is the real deal -... More

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