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Food Net­work star Scott Co­nant’s new restau­rant, Mora Ital­ian.

Scott Co­nant, chef, restau­ra­teur, cook­book au­thor and judge on the Food Net­work‘s “Chopped”, daz­zles diners with a top-notch Ital­ian menu o ered in a laid-back eatery space. Grab a seat at the bustling bar, slide into a leather booth or en­joy a seat on the street-side pa­tio. Diners en­joy the ta­ble­side bread cart and an­tipasti op­tions such as po­lenta, bur­rata and Grilled Oc­to­pus Ceci. En­trées range from the Wood Grilled Rib Eye of Beef to the Whole Roasted Orata. Pas­tas here are hand­made, with dishes such as Spaghetti Po­modoro and Ca­vatelli with braised duck and black tru es (pic­tured) as choices. Pizza napo­le­tana op­tions are avail­able too. Unique cre­ations in­clude the seafood pizza, topped with clams, mus­sels, shrimp and baby toma­toes. Open for din­ner daily; bar is open un­til mid­night Th-Sa. Lunch and a week­end pa­tio brunch de­but­ing soon. www.moraital­ian.com. 5651 N. 7th St., 602.795.9943. Val­ley Map N15.

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