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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: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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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
GOOD COULD OF BEEN REAL GOOD

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Summersnuggles
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
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351 reviews 351 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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301 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Derby
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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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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?