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Morello Bistro

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253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503 (East Elm Street)
Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
203-661-3443
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The posh retail district known as “The Avenue” in Greenwich Connecticut is...
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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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Greenwich Avenue Jewel

The decour in this restaurant is very cool and pleasant to dine in. We went late on a Sunday night. Not that many patrons which made it nicer for us. Service was very good as was the food. I had the Oreccheitte Pasta with Sausage/B. Rabe - excellent. My son had the pasta and lobster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
TonyLovesToDineOut
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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Went here during Greenwich Restaurant week. Food was cooked well, but taste horrible. The venue used to be good and have not been in a while. Certainly will not return as all the dishes except the Beet salad was horrible. Definitely a pass. Go there for drinks or non-cooked snacks. The vaulted Cathedral ceiling style is beautiful. Asked the hostess... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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179 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The decour in this restaurant is very cool and pleasant to dine in. We went late on a Sunday night. Not that many patrons which made it nicer for us. Service was very good as was the food. I had the Oreccheitte Pasta with Sausage/B. Rabe - excellent. My son had the pasta and lobster - excellent. The chicken piccatta... More 

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464 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely restaurant , good food and pleasant wait staff. The staff was excellent water glasses always filled and never needed to call them . Had excellent chicken and we all know many places over cook their chicken This was perfect as was the fish Not a large menu but everything was well prepared

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Thank Steve R
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

On Greenwich Avenue and easy to get a nice table on a weekday night. The location is in a former bank building with a high domed ceiling - nicely appointed and comfortable either on first or second floors. The bar area can get noisy at times so we prefer sitting near the back. The service is welcoming and the food... More 

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Thank Pat H
Greenwich, Connecticut
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452 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

NOT UP TO USUAL Kathy and I went there with Andrew and Brian as this was the last weekend before school Have been there before. This time we weren't happy. The tuna tartar was overly made with too many capers. The endive salad was saturated with dressing. Not edible. Calamari was decent. The goat cheese ravioli was fair. The spaghetti... More 

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Thank Summersnuggles
Darien, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant setting is beautiful and situated right in the middle of Greenwich Avenue. Jimmy, the manager, makes everyone feel at home and the dishes won't disappoint.

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Thank Annie H
Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very central on the shopping strip it gets very busy at lunch. OKay food, average service and fairly priced.

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Thank MarcoPolo2105
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

In actual fact all the restaurants that I have been to in Greenwich with either/both of my wife or toddler have been superb. That is testament to the overall customer experience that the restaurants aim to deliver....The food is great and the citrus salad and the chocolate cake are superb.....For those who enjoy sitting outside and taking in the scenery... More 

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Thank Preneshan R
Greenwich, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Morello has a fantastic menu with something for everyone. They also have a great spaghetti and meatball plate every Sunday for the family. The bar tenders are fun to talk with and the service is excellent. Favorite Meal: The cheese and meat plates are awesome and so is the Branzino and the Veal Milanese! Great wine selection as well but... More 

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Thank johnstewartt
Greenwich, Connecticut
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452 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

WENT WITH ANOTHER COUPLE Mike and Sue and had a good dinner. We sat at the proper reservation time and got our drink order very timely. One problem was we never got the bread for the table. Appetizers came out so quickly and dinner followed immediately. Not much talking time in between. It wasn't that crowded that it would be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503
    (East Elm Street)
  • Public Transportation: Morello Italian Bistro is located 3 blocks up Greenwich Avenue from the "Greenwich" Metro-North station on the New Haven line.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Greenwich
  • Phone Number: 203-661-3443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?