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Morello Bistro

253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503
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Ranked #36 of 144 restaurants in Greenwich
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Elm Street
Transit: Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
Description: The posh retail district known as “The Avenue” in Greenwich Connecticut is now home to a stylish Italian restaurant and gathering place, Morello Italian Bistro. Owned by the London based restaurant group, MARC, Inc, with restaurants in London and New York, Morello Italian Bistro combines regional Italian cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Kevin Garcia,with exceptional wines and superior service. A familiar face, James Branigan, formerly of Terra Ristorante Italiano in Greenwich, will be looking after guests, ensuring special care and attention to detail. The bi-level space is a historic Guastavino design with domed ceilings. The décor is tastefully chic and brings together casual warmth with high energy. The large bar is a social focal point of the restaurant where creative cocktails and global wine selections can be savored.
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English first
new york
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Nice space. Weird, disinterested and unaccommodating staff I attribute to youth and inexperience, I guess. The place could not be less hospitable. They all seem to have something better to do than seat easily. Given the Greenwich demographic, one would think the reception would equal.

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New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Very pretty restaurant. We sat upstairs. Noise level was good. Food was good but portions were minuscule. Don't know if I would return.

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Greenwich, CT
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Escarole salad, fried brussel sprouts, and halibut livonese are fabulous! Love the atmosphere upstairs with the concave brick ceiling. Wish they served up there every day as downstairs dining atmosphere is not as great. Bar area is cozy and fun.

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New York City
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170 reviews 170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We brought a large group for dinner and a lovely table in the back of the first floor was ready on time. Appetizers (meatballs, escarole salad, caesar salad, squash soup, tecolori w/ goat cheese fritters, cauliflower w/ lemon aioli) were served nicely, I was sad to see the carpaccio is no longer on the menu. The goat cheese fritters are... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great bar setting for wine and appetizers on Friday/Saturday nights. Staff is knowledgeable and food is consistently good.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Morello's has the best Italian food in Greenwich hands down. The food is pricey but definitely worth it. The restaurant itself is an old bank - the designer was the one that did the Grand Central Station. You will recognize the same designs on the ceiling inside. They also do amazing events on their upper levels ranging up to 60.... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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202 reviews 202 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This Italian restaurant has been around for some time and has numerous regulars. The interior and decor are excellent and the second floor is the better place to be for dinner since the noise level is lower than on the first floor. The menu is extensive and the wine list is very good. The food is good but not special... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I ate here last week and didn't find it to be anything special. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Service was okay. Place wasn't very busy for a Thursday night as opposed to some of the other restaurants in Greenwich which tend to be full - such as Terra, Mediterraneo, or Gabrielle's Steak House. For a... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

On our last day we were invited to Morello's and it was an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere is that of a popular restaurant with lots going on but not too loud, just right. The service was very good and the food was tasteful. All in all the kind of place you would go back to again and again.

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greenwich, ct
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

A lovely setting in a unique architectural design, coupled with a solid staff and interesting menu falls short as the food is inconsistent in presentation and preparation and often over-salted. Having eaten here 6 times, I admire the staff's enthusiasm and professionalism as well as the overall ambiance in this lovely, slightly cramped space. I want to enjoy the menu... More

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