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Morelli's Cafe Italiano

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Fifth and Main, Ellensburg, WA 98926
509 925-7704
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sad they're gone!

This was THE best place to eat in town. Sad not many people had heard of it. They made all their gelato in house, and used old family Italian recipes. Now out of business :(

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Rachel K
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Ellensburg, Washington
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ellensburg, Washington
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This was THE best place to eat in town. Sad not many people had heard of it. They made all their gelato in house, and used old family Italian recipes. Now out of business :(

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Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

They have closed. My wife and I went frequently. They had good specials and great gelato. It was in a great place and we dug the outside dining area. Their stuffed pastas were great. I'll miss my regular order of manicotti with marinara and pesto sauces in addition to the garlic cream sauce so that it looked like the Italian... More 

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Sagle, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I love eating outdoors when traveling as a family. Great little spot, the kids loved it, good food, great wine, great service, we will be back.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Morelli's closed in June 2014. They had the best gelato in town, some very good entres, and the most bizarre version of carbonarra I've ever had. Nonetheless, they'll me missed.

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Cle Elum, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loved their Spicy Chicken and Sausage Linguine dish! I always order this dish! They have an excellent Lasagna as well.

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Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Was hankering for some of Morelli's delicious meatballs. Guess what, they have closed permanently. So sorry to see that. Yes, is was a very small restaurant but they served some very big good meals. So, if Italian is what you are wanting, the Pasta Company seems to be the only choice in town but sorry to say they don't have... More 

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Ellensburg, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very tasty, interesting combinations of foods, always seasoned beautifully. My favorite place to go for dinner in Ellensburg.

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food is delicious! I would highly recommend the spicy sausage linguine. It is a little spicy but so good. The amount of food is unbelievably large so be prepared for leftovers. The waitress was helpful in picking a wine that went with my meal. The is every few tables inside, but they do take reservations. In the warmer months,... More 

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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped by with my daughter & two grand babies. We had a lovely dinner, with plenty to share. The owner is present & fantastic, doted on the kids. What a surprise to find such an authentic Italian restaurant in Ellensburg!

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Oregon
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Morellis is a great restaurant with food cooked from scratch, the old-fashioned way. With one exception, over the past 5 years I have always had great service there. If you have any problems, just ask for Mr Morelli. He is always there. Just visited in Sept, 2013 and had an exceptional meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fifth and Main, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509 925-7704

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?