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“Another great meal with perfect service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant

Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant
7951 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911 (Formerly Moraldo's Fine Italian Restaurant)
(406) 837-2720
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Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Bigfork
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ennis, MT
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Another great meal with perfect service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

One dines at Moraldos to share an evening of great Italian food with loved ones and friends. It is a place to enjoy great Italian food with proprietors who really care.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Whitefish, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Real Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Wow! What a great meal. This is not fast food. This is food cooked from scratch and served by a family. Don't go if you are in a hurry or are impatient or the taste of your food doesn't matter to you. If you enjoy savoring every bite while having a nice conversation and glass of wine, this is the place for you. Our waitress was so helpful in every aspect, explaining all of the authentic Italian ingredients and flavors to us. The food itself was all amazing, those ingredients make all the difference. I am not a Tiramisu person but "Grandma's recipe" won me over! Nice wine selection. We are a bit spoiled with the great restaurants we have in Whitefish, so were so pleased to have a such a wonderful experience on our little get away. We will make more special trips just for this. Can't wait to share the pleasure with friends and family.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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“Great Place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

So my standards for MT food is fairly low. Especially in "touristavilles" like Bigfork! Bigfork is a place where they want every nickel from tourists! It was formerly a nice, quiet place with theater, but it has been gentrified in the last 5 years. Yuck!

But Moraldo's was superb. Let me state that another way! It was the best Italian meal that I have had since Seattle! Fabrizio is the owner and runs the small restaurant like you would expect. His wife welcomes you, serves as the waitress, and keeps the pace going. Fabrizio is in the kitchen making magic. It is reminiscent of small restaurants everywhere. When we arrived at 5:45 pm on a Thursday, the place was packed. After we were seated, we perused the wine list and shared a bottle of chianti. Excellent choice! Then we had a caprese salad and house green salads. Superb! The caprese was excellent. Warm toasted bread was added to the mix with olive oil. We all ordered pasta specials and were very happy with our choices. What a find!! And I will call foul on the person who criticizes a 25 minute wait for a hand crafted pizza! If you want a frozen dough pizza like Domino's fast, then go to Domino's! Leave the quality restaurants for those who want to enjoy a good meal with a quality glass of wine!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good grief! The service on a Thursday was horrible!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The chef was cooking the food and serving the food. Inside area has bar, high stools and 1 table- how is it kid friendly! Good food when it finally came- 30 min for salad, appetizer, and pizza-really!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Glacier, Montana
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“We Will NEVER Go Back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After a full day of touring we thought an Italian meal sounded like a nice treat. We were wrong. We entered an empty restaurant and were asked if we had a reservation. When we replied that we did not, we were reluctantly shown to a small table by the door. Perhaps it was because we chose not to order wine (we were driving) but we could not have felt more unwelcome during the entire experience.

We have dined in some of the finest restaurants in the country and have never been treated in such a condescending manner. The meal was overpriced for food that was tasteless and portions that were incredibly small. We left hungry & insulted. On the way out I noticed that the restaurant was less then half full prompting me to wonder, "What difference did it make whether we had a reservation or not?"

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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laura f, Owner at Moroldo's Fine Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Dear Sirs,we would like to reply to your review regarding your dinner experience at our establishment as follows: all fine dining establishments are in the habit of asking every client entering if they have a reservation (especially during the extremely busy summer season here in Bigfork, July and August) and if no reservations were made, we are always more than happy to accommodate them at the next available table. You should however understand that in order to seat patrons without reservations at an open table we need to look at our list (with matching table seatings) as is customary at all restaurants. If we were to seat people randomly at any table they chose our patrons that called ahead of time to make reservations would arrive to find they "lost" their table since it was given to someone else. This wouldn't be correct on our end.The table you are given is not based on whether you choose to drink wine or not, how would we know this the minute you walk into the establishment? We don't ask people if they drink or not...we give everyone fair and even customer service regardless of their food and drink choices. If the choice of table wasn't to your satisfaction and if the dining room was indeed empty as you claim we would have gladly given you a different table if you had mentioned this "issue" upon seating. We understand that some can have seating preferences and we strive to please all. Our portions are always commented on as being huge and many patrons eat them "family style" therefore your comment on "incredibly small" portions greatly surprises us. Our prices are well in line with the other fine dining restaurants in the valley also considering all the imported Italian ingredients used in each meal.
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