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Morso - NYC
Morso - NYC

Morso - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.morso-nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 759-2706
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday : 5:30pm-10pm Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Pino Luongo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Experience the same great cuisine in your home or location of your choice. We are delighted to cater your next event from 20-2000. Please inquire with our private dining department.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Dining Alcove is steps away from our main dining room and offers guests a majestic view of the 59th Street Bridge. This semi-private space can seat up to 14 guests in a fun, casual ambience.You may order a la carte or select some of Morso signature dishes to create a special celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Ezma Samuel (212) 759-2706
  • Special Events & Promotions: esamuel@morso-nyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Avenue and Sutton Place
  • Public Transit: 4,5,or 6, N, Q, R Subway to 59th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Morso is happy to offer our guests $3 off every hour of parking right next door to our restaurant at 422 East 59th Street between 1st Ave & Sutton Place.
    Entrances on both 58th & 59th Streets. Present your parking ticket to us for validation. Validated tickets must be presented to garage cashier at check-out. SUV rates may apply
A word from Morso - NYC
Morso is a culmination of a life in food and a passion for culinary excellence. Thirty years ago Pino Luongo, brought the then unfamiliar flavors and culture of authentic Tuscan cooking to New York City. With the essence of his homeland at heart and a truly original style of cooking, Luongo shaped the Italian menus and restaurants we consider as classics today. For Morso, his values and passion remain unchanged. Great, seasonal ingredients, skillfully prepared, shared with family and friends. Taking little bites of inspiration from all over Italy and the Mediterranean, combined with Pino's finest signature dishes; Morso represents a quintessential dining experience—authentic contemporary cooking in a vibrant and relaxed setting.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was wonderful and attentive. The summer salad special was delicious and the cacio e pepe pasta was perfect - tasty, but not too heavy. Just the right portion size. Such a pleasure to dine outdoors, and not be right on the sidewalk amid all of the traffic. Close your eyes and you are in Italy. Delightful!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "It seems like I eat at Morso at least once every other week. I have introduced more people to this restaurant than any other. The food is excellent, ambiance is very good, service nees to be worked on. 3 times we were served other peoples meals. Somehow, I don't want to complain. I'll just hope the practice and get it right. I'll be back probably next week."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Too often neighborhood places are well, in the neighborhood--meaning their great strength is convenience. Morsi is a really good Italian restaurant that offers fine foodm good wine selection, personable service. And the half portions (full size available too, of course) means you can sample a bit more widely without feeling gluttonous. And in the warm weather, like now, you can eat on the broad terrace under Cinzano umbrellas--albeit with a view of the side of the 59th Street bridge. Still, close your eyes, and you can imagine you are somewhere in Italy on a terrace overlooking the Med. Only the occasional truck in need of a new muffler will spoil your dream."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Morso has a nice range of Itaian food and offers half portions if ao desired. Servce is great , customers ae local and happy to be there. We enjoy the food very much"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I have eaten at Morso's on several occasions in the outdoor area and found it delightful but on Wednesday evening it was most unpleasant There were at least 6 dogs and I assume with their owners, some quiet, some not so quiet, some on owners laps and being fawned over I find taking ones dog to dinner quite rude. I am a dog lover, but find sharing dinner at a lovely restaurant most unpleasant. Our server Michael was not at his best I spoke to the hostess who informed me dogs are very welcome!!!! I will return because the food and ambiance is lovely and the service is usually quite good I hope there will no dogs at dinner"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is Pino's gem. He brings real Italian food to those who appreciate the "Big Night". Everything is fresh and the crowd is vibrant. Nice to get off the uptown 2nd and 3rd ave scene."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As always, Morso continues to be an outstanding restaurant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Morso. Food, service are consistently above average."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We ate out on the patio. The food and service were very good, and the staff all liked our 11-month-old child. However, it is next to the Queensboro bridge - noisy enough that conversation is affected."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We tried two of the specials for the day: grilled sardines on a bed of cooked fennel, and skate served with Tuscan fries and greens. Both were some of the best we've ever eaten. The salads were imaginative. One of us had a salad special of nectarines, peaches, avocado, greens, and feta cheese, the other a salad of cooked summer vegetables. The outdoor dining is in front of the restaurant, separated by planters from the sidewalk, across from the Ed Koch Bridge. Pleasant enough. There was the constant hum of traffic noise from the bridge but very little traffic going along that part of 59th St."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The brunch food was very good. It only took 50 minutes to get it -- and the restaurant was half empty! Took 15 minutes, after we sat, for our waiter to bring over menus and water. Seemed as if they were interns from another country with the lack of speed and confusion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The fish is delectable. ...fresh and well prepared...the pastas yummy. However on a steamy summer night, they had the door open to feed the diners sitting outside so it was uncomfortable and sticky inside, the tables are so close together that you have to strategize how to navigate to the restroom, the service was very slow (we got our meal an hour after ordering) and it was too noisy."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Like a cafeteria for the Sovereign. We can say on the spur of the moment...let's go downstairs for dinner. The ambience and staff are amazing. Always feel like I am at home."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was good--my friend had sole which was excellent. I had a pasta a la vongole--a bit disappointing. The clams were out of their shells and tasted rubbery, but the pasta itself was delicious. Salad was terrific."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We have found Morso to be very consistent and delicious each time we dine and this week did not disappoint. We sat out on the ample patio--cool and shaded on a nice evening--and enjoyed our courses all at once since we had our three-year-old with us (a good diner, but you don't want to chance it). The menu has changed since we were there last and we found the Tagliolini alla Buttera to be particularly delicious. Rich but not overpowering with just the right mix of sweet and spicy sausage. The carciofi salad was also perfectly acidic. And the house-made ricotta and popovers that they bring when you sit down are always a crowd pleaser. For the neighborhood, the price is not outrageous and we are sure to return again and again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was such a disappointment due to a party that was scheduled. We could not hear ourselves talk. The manager was inexperienced and not gracious. She just acted like it was too bad that we could not hear ourselves talk. Dinner was a good deal of money. The manager should have offered us something to give us the incentive to come back. But she was too inexperienced to know how to be gracious."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Outdoor dining is very nice except for the traffic noise coming from the bridge. Will definitely try for lunch. Don't know why it isn't listed in Zagat."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Always a consistently fine meal at Morso. "Adult" ambience...no pounding music...so that conversation is a pleasure. Given the opportunity to order smaller (morso) or larger portions of most dishes, makes it possible to try many thing on their menu. Nice outdoor seating with a view of the 59th St Bridge."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love the wall graphics, food and menu terrific, wait staff on time and not intrusive. Especially like that they don't tell me their name and that they're my server. I already got that."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Morso has amazing food, great waiters, and a nice atmosphere. Even if it is a little out of the way, it is worth the trip. The only shortcoming is that the greeters are a bit rude. The first thing we heard once the greeter appeared was that one can only eat outside if it is specifically requested when making the reservation and that we could eat at a different restaurant if we didn't like it--and this was before we even said whether we wanted to dine inside or outside. Everthing else was spectacular. If you think you might want to eat outstide though, I guess you should plan ahead."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "noise was particularly irksome on Thursday night I was shouting to be heard among the three at my table it really did diminish a terrific meal with our favorite waitress and always appetizing food had a 7:30 reservation no problem with that a very loud group of 6 were nearby, this was the crux of the problem"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "apparently what was once a neighborhood secret is no more- Thursday night the joint was jumpin! - I of course am not surprised the food is superb, the service great and the chef/ owner Pino Luongo knows how to extend hospitality to every diner. We had the Cacio e pepe pasta - one of my favorites there and as always it was great and not to be missed is the Timpano - the eggplant wrapped baked pasta - one of the best italian restaurants in New York"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent food with a flexible and accomodating staff make this one a favorite. This time of the year, the patio is great on a summer night. Pasta samplers are fun to share. wine is reasonably priced in some categories."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "enjoy Morso with NY and out of town friends, never fails to please food is well prepared, and well presented"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "It's become my kitchen away from home...or, at least, downstairs in my building. Lovely people, very good food, outdoor space wonderful."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "MORSO is a great restaurant in the Sutton Place area. It always is consistent and serves good food with pleasant service in a lovely setting. It is a great neighborhood gem. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great food in a neighborhood that lacks good restaurants. Pleasant outdoor dining space with unfortunate traffic noise from the Queensboro bridge. Morso has a terrific side room for larger party of 8-12 people. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "One of my favorites - food and service are always outstanding and now the outdoors is open - YAY - this is one of the best italian restuarants in new york - don't miss it!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "There was nothing leftover, everything was epic!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very consistent.... Bucatini is the best!!!i had soft shell crabs which were delicious. Thanks Pino"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The menu is improving. Italian specials are unique and the place is comfortable. The appetizers (starters) are amazing, pasta dishes change nightly along with other main courses. Wine list always changes which makes it interesting."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A little noisy. The acoustics in the restaurant make it difficult to hear the person across the table."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "It really is. And, it is a neighborhood gem. A very special plave with an outstanding menu and worderful ambience. Even luckier to have Morso nearby!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "If you would like to wait over an hour for an egg, french toast, and salad or beg for bread while waiting- you deserve Morso. What made the experience worse is that instead of being apologetic or accommodating-they were defensive and resistant to the idea that it was their responsibility. Oh and the prices were REALLY high-we were there on Mother's day and were forbidden from ordering off the regular menu. Bottom line-never again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I and my party of 5 were looking for a neighborhood restaurant that could deliver good food ith good service in a limited time because we were going to a show. We told MORSO we only had an hour and they delivered for us very well. We appreciate the excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Lori is a wonderful server, pleasant and self assured"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Menu and specials are getting better. Fried tomatoes appetizer is a must and main courses are wonderful."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Love the place. Simple, cheerful decor---great menu with interesting twists on every type of food. Love the Chicken Martini and the fried green tomato salad. It's busy but not overcrowded and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great italian restaurant hidden close to the Queen's bridge. It is a modern italian restaurant with great food, service and a nice place. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Morso is located on 59th St between Sutton Place and First Avenues. We live on Sutton and find it provides consistent good food and service. We and our guest went to the movies on 60th and 3rd, Cinema 1,2,3 and then walked to Mirso for a lovely casual dinner. This is a great neighborhood gem. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014