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253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503
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Ranked #48 of 142 Restaurants in Greenwich
Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The only thing going for Morello is location and atmosphere. The wait staff is slow and untrained in general. The food is average to sub par. My spinach salad came drenched in oil, had no flavor. The calamari had to be sent back to be cooked... The breaking was soft and was basically just damp flour on top of squid.... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate at Morello Bistro last week with two other couples. The entire upstairs dining room was closed since it was a Monday night and our table was all the way in the back of the main floor. The food was acceptable but pretty average. Service was average and we had to keep asking someone to pour the wine. I... More 

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South Salem, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined at Morello's several times and what is particularly nice is the consistency; from the warm welcome on arrival to the chilled glass of sparkling wine, great atmosphere, delicious selection of quality food and the desserts are to die for. Furthermore, the ambience is not stuffy but relaxing---I could sit with a glass of bubbly for hours just... More 

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New York City, New York
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465 reviews 465 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An old bank who's huge vaults has been turned into a comfortable bistro. Menu in interesting. The asperagus with poached egg is delightful as are many of their offerings. The pasta was not special but maybe it was an off night. Friendly service and reasonable prices make it a place for a casual quick bite. Sorry have overlooked since it... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good service and good food...would go again. The salmon was great and also had the Morello pasta - would recommend both.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good place for lunch and people watching. The burrata was prepared Sicilian style, with crushed cherry tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic reduction, toasted ciabatta for dipping. Panini's were less inspiring, but well paired. Preparation could have been better as contents kept falling out with each bite. Otherwise tasteful decor and architecture.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A "gem" in Greenwich, this "popular", Italian bistro is a must go to whenever I am in Greenwich. It offers "interesting", "high-quality" fare, including appetizers like beef carpaccio and my favorite dish the mushroom pappardelle - that’s "as close to heaven as one can get"; I must admit I was disappointed to find on my last visit that the Pappardelle... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a really good quality Italian restaurant. The food has been excellent every time we have eaten there (three lunches, one dinner); the service is helpful and efficient and they don't forget you if you are in the small (6-covers?) section out on the avenue itself. The price is reasonable given the high quality and the location.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We go here every so often for drinks and a snack. They have a great happy hour everyday from 4-6 and their food is quite good. The chickpea fries are one of our favorites along with the escarole salad. We have been here for brunch as well which was also good. Wine list is extensive. We will be back.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

When reserving, I specifically requested a quiet table. Things started off well when the host gave us a choice of tables. We picked a pretty banquette in a corner by the front window. Lovely. Within seconds of being seated, this drunk chick a few tables over jumped up shrieking loudly, dropping F-bombs in her delight over seeing some friends of... More 

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Additional Information about Morello Bistro

Address: 253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503
Phone Number: 203-661-3443
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Greenwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Italian

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