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AN ODE ITALY IN THE 60'S

Mora Italiano was inspired by the bustling streets, striking fashion, and societal liberation that was emerging in Italy during the 60s and 70s.

The interiors are light-filled, relaxed and elegant, with an artfully curated mix of furnishings, making it the perfect spot to settle in for an intimate evening with friends, or a lover.

At Mora Italiano, we celebrate the best things that life has to offer; honest food, good wine, great design and of course, romance.

Drop in and share a special bottle of wine and a apertivo, as you graze the menu complete with all the Italian classics.

You’ll find the perfect wine to match, thanks to the extensive list curated by our in-house Sommelier Fernando Trivisonno. Sip on one of his local favorites or let him surprise you with an extra special drop. Needless to say, you’ll never go thirsty here.

Speaking of good food, Joseph Gilliard and Mindy Oh’s love of local produce shines in their Italian-influenced menu, sharing a passion for creating simple, yet elegant dishes.

If there’s a group of you, why not make a reservation on our beautiful outdoor patio and enjoy a shared dining experience.

Meet our team

Fernando Trivisonno

SOMMELIER AND GENERAL MANAGER

Born and raised in Argentina, Fernando Trivisonno is a strong believer in the connection between wine and artistic expression. He moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1989, and seeking a challenge, took his love of good food and wine and turned it into a career in the hospitality industry.

Previously, Trivisonno worked as the sommelier at 55 Degree Wine, as well as at The Red Room, widely popular among patrons for its wine program. In 2018, he accepted the role of sommelier of Mora Italiano, the newest concept from Alliance Hospitality Group, where he focuses on pairing wines from around the world with Italian cuisine, based more on structure rather than flavors and region. He also chooses wines for guests by interacting with them, making selections based on their personality as well as preference.

An educated and accomplished level three sommelier, Trivisonno’s certifications include Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Educators, and completion of wine programs from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

Trivisonno currently resides in the San Fernando Valley and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to classical music and reading books.

Mindy Oh

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Born in Los Angeles, Mindy Oh always loved working with food, finding that cooking was the only thing that came to her naturally. Despite her initial ambitions of becoming a veterinarian, she eventually realized her true passion for cooking. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, she decided to move back to Los Angeles to pursue her culinary ambitions by attending Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena.

After completing her culinary education, Oh went on to work with Los Angeles institutions such as Patina Catering, as well as serving as executive sous chef at The Victorian and sous chef at Superba Food and Bread. In 2018, at age 27, Oh accepted her first executive chef role at Mora Italiano, the newest concept from Alliance Hospitality Group. With Mora’s seasonal menu, she stays true to Italian tradition, while incorporating her own modern touch.

Oh currently resides in Alhambra,California., with her dog, Whiskey. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new restaurants and being in the great outdoors, including camping, snowboarding, and jet skiing.

Welcome to our table. Buon Appetito!

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