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Morello Bistro

253 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830-6503
203-661-3443
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Ranked #43 of 144 restaurants in Greenwich
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Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Trumbull
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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new york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
344 helpful votes 344 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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