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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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
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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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
Very pleasant experience, reliably good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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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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Darien, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was more impressed with the architecture of the restaurant than food itself. I went there for brunch and had their strata, which was pretty good but not the best I ever had. I should go back for dinner, though - it really looked beautiful inside, and I would love to sit upstairs. This restaurant would be a great place... More 

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Connecticut
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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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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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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

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?