Morso - NYC
Morso - NYC

Morso - NYC

  • 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 2127592706
  • Special Events: 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.
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Morso - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (52)great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (27)special occasion (20)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (11)romantic (10)notable wine list (9)hot spot (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Quality with style
    NYCtravVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Excellent preparation and great service make this a consistently enjoyable dining experience for us. Pastas are standouts but you can't go wrong with anything on this well balanced menu. Go and you'll come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Bethluv
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Went for brunch Only thee tables including us. Service was terrible Food was mediocre Screwed up the orders Coffee was served in metal pots with no lids so after five minutes the extra coffee was cold Just seemed to be extra stupid Will not return Better options elsewhere
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent and Dependible
    KimiVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great service, food and always a pleasure to see Pino... Thoroughly enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring Ear plugs and a two way radio
    Sanford6810
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The noise level at Morso is so high that at one point my friends and i were writiing notes to each other. What is the matter with restaurants in this city? Everyone knows New Yorkers are loud and aggressive, but lately when we go to restaurants there are people there who are obviously deaf or think they have to let everyone else in the restaurant know how witty they are, talking at the top of their lungs. At one point when we were trying to give the waitress our dinner order, even she couldn't hear us. The food is okay. Nothing to write home about
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration
    appleannie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had a delightful evening at Morso. It was our first visit. We were greeted warmly by the lovely hostess and the night just went up from there. Service was excellent and the food amazing. Every dish was delicious. We shared the special chicory salad with anchovies, the sardines with onions and raisins, and the amazing Timbale. (If you've craved this ever since viewing The Big Night, here's your chance to taste it. You won't be disappointed.) Oh, and let me not forget to mention the delectable desserts - warm passion fruit tart and the lightest cannoli ever! We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group meals in pleasant setting
    nycadventurouseater
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Morso is a go-to place for us, especially for group meals in a much more pleasant setting than most restaurants that can flexibly accommodate large groups. Warm, gracious service. Delicious salads, appetizers and pastas. Entrees we've had have been quite good, though my experience there is limited - we've tended to stick with pasta entrees. Desserts at least quite good, but their tiramisu is first rate - strong espresso flavoring, delicate cake, very creamy mascarpone. Lovely shaved artichoke salad, intensely peppery cacio e pepe, delicious octopus. Wine list skews a bit towards the steep side. I haven't done a count, but my guess is that only about 10-15% of the red wines are under $50, with at least half the list or more north of $60.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    suttonplaceVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I live in the Sutton Place area and find this a convenient location where I can get good food and service on a consistent basis
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    lluv2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    when it opened next door to me near the queensboro bridge i was skeptical but i've been 3 times now and the food and service are always outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sometimes less is...
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you wonder if the "small" option for many of the entrees will leave you hungry, be assured they will not. Particularly if you begin with the evening's soup in a bowl big enough to share. And then there are the popovers which arrive unbidden but oh so warmly welcome.If your chair abuts an aisle you may find yourself brushed by the occasional passing waiter, and that's really the only demerit I can assign. Morso has a fairly senior clientele (I am one) who too often raise their voices to be understood by dining partners just across the table. When many such voices are raised, you may wish for a hearing aid--just so you can turn it down.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • corked wine
    lbt22
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    first choice of wine the bottle was corked! i know this happens, but the waitress tried to convince us it was fine.. really? otherwise, food was good and overall pleasant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keeps getting better
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Pino's vision keeps getting better and when the new terrace is complete the experience wil be wonderful. Always fresh, authentic Tuscan food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The noise level is overwhelming to the point it makes dining less than pleasurable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Service poor. Waiter forgot to put one order in. When dish came - veal scalloping- meat was so tough it could not be cut. This was replaced with a mixed sea food dish in which half of the items were hard and not good. Drink forgotten til reminded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb!
    EffieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is such a wonderful restaurant...and, we are very lucky to live close by. While we often come back for our "favorites" it's fun (and always satisfying) to try something new that Pino suggests. Morse never disappoints. Grazie mille!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Loved it the first time we were there. Not so pleased the second time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    NYCtravVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    amiable and caring service plus excellent Italian cuisine make this a frequent choice for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Ambiance pleasant, comfortable,inviting, food excellent-like the option of half portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr. Steven Tunick
    BHound47
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Have been there several times over the last two years. Find the whole experience excellent in all aspects. I have no criticism or complaints. Loved the ambience, the food, the service. Good vibe. Had a dish that we had in Rome last year, Bucontini e Cacia e Pepe which was excellent. Highly recommend this place. It is a find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HelperVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    45 minutes after our appetizers and no entree. We had to ask the server about it. He should have been on top of it and the kitchen screwed up. Although the food was good,not sure if we would return. This shows poor management.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good
    IknowwhatIlike
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant has it all. Good food, attentive service with a casually sophisticated atmosphere. The wine list is small and more than adequate with relatively modest pricing. ALWAYS a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. Also, the owner Pino Luongo has been there every time I have been there. Another great sign of "quality control".
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sutton Place Gem
    suttonplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem in Sutton Place where you can get good food, great service and be in a very comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • John
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Outstanding food and service, a must place to go when in New York
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to favorite
    NYCtravVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    always congenial staff and great food make this our go-to favorite! They will make special pasta samplers for you if you like but the ones on the menu are terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Returning guests
    moomoo32
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They were wonderful to us. Accomodated us graciously at corner table away from the kids birthday party Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Greek food
    BostonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I am in from out of town on business and wanted delicious late night Greek food without too much fuss. This place was perfect: tasty, well-prepared food, courteous service, and nice tables outside at which to enjoy it all. Morso would be a fun place to go with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A place to be visited when in New York, great food n service a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cookie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Neighborhood Fav
    notsogoodVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise--in a Good Way
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Dogs have it!!!!
    StarrtreksVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 274 reviews are from the Morso - NYC reviews archive.
  • Pino's magic!
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    HarvVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As always, Morso continues to be an outstanding restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    HarvVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at Morso. Food, service are consistently above average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice, but noisy outside
    ExNewYorker
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish
    CrinkVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food good, service bad
    Foodman
    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.
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  • Great food...but thats all
    amywestvillageVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant in our building
    JbnyuVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paris5th
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet