11400 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006434.036111 -118.442782
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:15am-3pm; Dinner Tuesday-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-10pm, Sun Brunch 10:00 am - 2 pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, West Los Angeles
The best halibut special EVER – Had a business lunch here and ordered the halibut special which was prepared simply in a wine/lemon sauce. I have eaten a LOT of halibut, coast to coast, and without question, this fish was the absolute most delicious I have ever tasted. If it is available, don't hestitate to order it!
Some of the best food in LA – Wow, I can't believe that I've lived in LA almost 10 years and have never heard of this place. Had an amazing salad and cured meats for an appetizer. The wine was amazing. Pizza was ok. Service was impeccable. The happy hour is insane, there must have been 10 plates full of food and no one eating it!
Great happy hour – Was introduced to Il Moro by a friend who works in the area. It's his regular lunch spot, because it's nearby, and it's very good.
The happy hour is fantastic. A wide selection of interesting wines and beers (they also offer a tasting selection of various wines) at very reasonable prices.
The main attraction is the fantastic and free happy hour buffet. Lots of goodies like tomatoes 'n' basil 'n' mozarella, bruschetta, crusty bread broiled with parmigiano reggiano atop, miniature shrimp cocktails, roasted chicken breast hunks on kabobs, endives with goat cheese and more.
You can have a great early dinner with drinks for less than the price of lunch at places of comparable quality.
Clean, good looking restaurant. Only downside is service was just okay; a very attractive but very ditzy and inattentive hostess was the primary service during the time we were there.
I'm looking forward to going back for dinner sometime. Supposedly it's quiet during dinner, because it's mainly a lunch place. Happy hour wasn't very busy in the middle of the week.
Among the very best Italian in LA – 'Il Moro' was truly a great find. Tucked away in an unassuming office tower courtyard in a quiet part of town, 'Il Moro' is LA's undiscovered Italian gem. The prices are very reasonable (the wine especially is a bargain) and the food is impeccable and authentic. The main dining room is minimalist is shades of white, beige and black, and the courtyard is very charming with loads of greenery, a babbling brook (which completely covers any traffic noise), and shimmering candlelight. Great food, cheap wine, knowledgeable service -- I am *definitely* coming back here!
LA Weekly Said it was the best....and they were right! – I usually read reviews with a little bit of suspicion, but the LA Weekly roundup of the best Italian restaurants in LA was intriguing...we can't get enough good Italian in LA! This place was extraordinary - the food was as good as anywhere we have tried recently, but it was much more affordable than comparable places! My waiter was from Italy and could not have made us feel more welcome.
50/50 – Usually the service is great here, but lately I have noticed that the food taste different. The KM is a bit heavy handed on the salt. The last two times I went. But over all it's a nice place and wine selections is tremendous! Oh, skip the dessert, the dessert is very average, have it some where else. I've tried almost all of them and it's okay.
greatest happy hour anywhere... – The title of my tave says it all. I had pasta with meat sauce, and one with spicy sauce, toamtoes stuffed with tuna, these chicken taquito things, crab salad, mushrooms stuffed with herbed goat cheese, all kind of italian meats and cheeses, calamari, and so much more. how much did all this cost you may ask? NOTHING, it was all free. the food spread varies from day to day, but its all free. the drinks i think are regular price, not sure though, all i had where 2 cokes, my friend had 2 glasses of wine. the service was god, but i still cant get over the free food, it was yummy too! Go there, well, maybe dont, i dont want them to stop giving the food away!
A friendly staff delivers powerhouse Northern Italian fare in a serene setting. – The Scene
A bright, spacious oasis tucked into the first floor of a high-rise, the restaurant's patio area, with lush greenery and a waterfall, attracts a black-clad younger crowd, while the airy, high-ceilinged dining room brings in a steady stream of laid-back locals.
Il Moro features Northern Italian cuisine in all its herb- and garlic-infused glory. Chefs cook in an open-air kitchen, conjuring up routinely spectacular food delivered by a uniformly friendly waitstaff. The grilled portobello mushroom appetizer (a puff pastry packed with Brie, garlic and ham) is a powerhouse for the palate, while the grilled lamb chops (sprinkled with Provencal herbs and swimming in oyster-mushroom sauce) is so juicy and flavor-packed that you'll refuse to share it. Top off your meal with a sinfully sweet caramel-doused pear tart or an ultra-creamy crème brulee, then spend the next six days on the Stairmaster.
A Perfect 10 Dining Experience – You can't really see this place from Olympic Blvd (the entrance is on Purdue) so obviously these guys are relying on word of mouth to get their customers - which might be why everything was so wonderful! It's a beautiful restaurants with a sleek bar area, lovely spacious dining room with a glassed-in private room, and a garden with lots of heat lamps where all the young people eat (inside, where I was, was a slightly older crowd. Outside was young hipsters). First we sat at the bar and flipped through their excellent beer menu, which had thorough descriptions, and had one of the best beers I've ever had in my life (oerbier). When our entire party was there the hostess (very sweet and friendly) seated us promptly. While we looked over the menu they brought us bread and an excellent fresh tapenade. All of our food, from our appetizers (please try the tuna tar tar) to the entrees (the lamb chops and pasta with pork cheek were the stand out hits) to the dessert were all amazing. Zero complaints. Prices were actually low considering how great everything was: pastas were all under $20 and meat entrees were all under $30.
Some of the best Italian in LA! – I'd recently had some not-so-good experiences with Italian and was hoping to have a good meal for a change. Il Moro delivered the goods! We were slightly put off by the $4.50 valet so we parked two blocks down the street for free and walked up. The bar area up front was elegant but empty. We were wondering where everyone was when a hostess greeted us and led us to our friends who were already seated. We started off with some sourdough and olive spread which was simple but tasty. My girlfriend and I split the spinach salad with goat cheese and a vinagrette dressing which was very good. For my main course, I had the Linguini Mare Monti with shrimp and the tomato-based cream sauce was excellent! My girlfriend had the Lasagna Bolognese which was amazing. We each ended up trying the other's dishes and my friend's Costiccine (lamb chops) were smoky and flavorful. They have an excellent assortment of Belgian beer as well. It was a bit chilly Saturday night but we'd love to come back and eat out on their patio, which was sprinkled with heat lamps everywhere. The best part is, it's only like $18-20 for entrees! Absolutely fantastic experience and I would absolutely go back again!
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