Mora Italian

5651 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA

Helmed by Chopped judge and celebrity chef Scott Conant (of NYC’s Scarpetta and Impero restaurants), Mora Italian is one of the Valley’s buzziest eateries. It’s all about Conant’s wholesome Italian cuisine—ricotta fritters and all. Expect to find plenty of his famous dishes on the menu, including Neapolitan pizzas, signature polenta, and freshly made pastas, such as his now-famous pasta al pomodoro. (The black campanelle with clams and Fresno chilis is sinfully good, too.) Cocktails range from the fun and flirty—rosé snow cone with a pink peppercorn tincture—to the more traditional, including the always popular negroni.

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