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Osteria Morini - New Jersey
Osteria Morini - New Jersey
  • Address:
    107 Morristown Road (Route 202 N)
    Bernardsville, NJ 07924
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Osteria Morini - New Jersey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamorininj.com
  • Phone: (908) 221-0040
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Knevals
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pretty much anything that the guest would imagine; from only food to a full event outdoor, to a special meal cooked by Chef in your own home.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer semi-private parties during the week and private parties on the weekends for lunch. We also offer full buyouts of the restaurant. In addition, contact Francois for any catering inquires.
  • Private Party Contact: Gerardo Giorgio (908) 221-0040

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Finley Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Osteria Morini - New Jersey
Osteria Morini, first introduced in 2010 to New York’s Soho neighborhood, was conceived from Chef Michael White’s dream to bring the same soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region to the United States. After making our original home in Soho, in downtown Manhattan we thought it was time to share the love with the Garden State. Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group have always made a commitment to bring top quality food from New York to New Jersey. That commitment has been reaffirmed by bringing the highly acclaimed Soho restaurant, Osteria Morini, to Bernardsville, New Jersey.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food is overall good. Nothing over the top but good for a casual dinner close to home. Service is prompt and attentive. I would go back ."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "It is great to find a place that takes care to give each dish it's own personality instead of smothering everything in red sauce. If you want an amazing experience, order the pasta sampler and try three favorites. Also a great wine list."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "You won me with your Lasagna: made the way I remember having it when I went to Italy. Some people might get annoyed that the dishes are labeled in Italian, but when they have a taste they'll know it's fresh and authentic."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Past Sampler is great for group dining or if you'd like to try a variety of the pasta dishes."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was a great branch, excellent food, good services."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We are never disappointed by the food and service at Osteria Morini. The dishes are basic, simple and delicious, with fresh, top quality ingredients expertly prepared. The wine list is very good. The service is courteous and friendly. We enjoyed the mussels/clams appetizer, the Branzino (EXCELLENT!), the swordfish and the lamb. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is my 5th visit and again the meal and service was excellent. To start, the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese plate was a good portion and very very good. I went with a pasta this time and the SPAGHETTI ALLA VONGOLE was very tasty. Not an over-sized portion but it allows room for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very good food......average service......small place......very open......"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The pasta and entrees and salads were excellent. My daughter and I spit the Tomahawk Ribeye which was very good. The pastas were amazing"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Osteria never disappoints. Vibrant atmosphere, excellent food, and consistently great service. Certainly one of the top restaurants in Northern New Jersey."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This our best brunch ever! The entrees and desert were great, but the "table" was out of this world with fresh oysters, clams, tuna, squid, smoked salmon,"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Upon recommmendations from friends, we tried the Sunday Brunch after church and LOVED IT! Excellent buffet selection for only $10.00! We had great service and left feeling satisfied and full of healthy food! We will definitely return for brunch, lunch or dinner soon! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Heard about this place from a friend, and since we were in the neighborhood, we tried it. We found it to have a nice decor, good service and yummy food. The pastas were very fresh and tasty, as were the salads. We had the butter lettuce, and the daily special salad, both of which were two of the best salads we have had in a while. would tell anyone to come and try this spot."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Having lived in Bologna for several years ...This is the only restaurant in NJ that for me truly captures some of the Authentic cuisine and flavors of the remarkable "Emilia" region. Osteria Morini typifies the Emilia-Romagna cuisine ..."Symphonies of flavor that will explode on your palate" Signiore Lambertini (Restaurateur, Bologna). Chef White and his team have brought a credible "taste" of this tradition to NJ!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I have had lunch and dinner at Osteria Morini in Soho numerous times and dined at Marea in Manhattan. I have a reservation for Ristorante Morini in NYC because I'm such a big fan of Michael White. So taking my mother, who lives in NJ, to Osteria Morini in NJ for Easter brunch was a natural choice but a major disappointment. Pasta was overcooked and I had to add salt to give the dish some flavor. A sausage patty was undercooked and when returned came back rare inside although blackened on the outside. My mother is a connoisseur of tiramisu and found hers unsatisfactory. The cappuccino tasted like milk with a dash of coffee. Service, however, was good and the waiter didn't charge for the sausage because it went uneaten. Won't return"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Bad service, cant understand "Hispanic" staff...nothing Italian about this place"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Next to a CVS, you would never know that they had a great wine list and yummy food. We had a cheese/meat/veg app and I had pasta for dinner. Took my team out to a nice dinner and we had a lovely time. The service took a little time. While we ordered bottled still water, they refilled us with tap w/o asking. Not a big deal, but it's the little things. Like I said - very nice place and good food. I like little surprises like that in odd locations. This place met that."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The trip from Summit is soooo worth the yummiest meatballs I've ever had. The food is lovely and not fussy. The service is very friendly and appropriate. Great spot."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Osteria Morini is hands down the best restaurant in New Jersey! We had the best meal ever and can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Outstanding energy...and Michael White's menu plus Kevin's cooking/execution make for a five-star experience every time. Three different pastas, shrimp and tomato, gnocci with butternut squash and sage brown butter sauce and sauusage "weeds", oh and finish with the simplest, but oh so wonderful, vanilla gealto with hot espresso poured over top!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Meeting several friends, the restaurant was happy to put together a large table, give us all the time we needed They created share plates for all the desserts, filled water twice as often as they asked about drink refills. Very agreeable in every respect"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great vibe and special team. Never a bad meal or experience. Bravo. A gem."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Osteria never disappoints - consistently very good food and nice service, in a upbeat and attractive atmosphere. One of our very favorite restaurants in northern New Jersey."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wonderful time to be at this restaurant - Super Bowl gametime, so noise level down. Very easy to converse with fellow diners and staff. Choices for everything from first to last course diverse - all were good. Wine list good, but initial choice was unavailable. Price is high, but food measures up."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Excellent business lunch on Friday! Food and service were excellent... I will be going back for dinner soon."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Dinner for two - opted to split a pasta as the appetizer. Ordered the Garganelli, based on another reviewer's comments. It was fantastic - truffle butter, mushrooms, and prosciutto really jazz up the penne pasta. For the main course, chose the Branzino and the Salmone. Both were prepared and presented exceptionally well, tasty, and the accompanying sides perfecty matched the fish. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service - my new favorite NJ restaurant. All four of us ate every bite of everything and it was perfect!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "If you haven't yet tried Michael White's venture in suburban Bernardsville, NJ, don't hesitate. Charming decor, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff, and remarkable food rate high marks all around. The dishes are bursting with flavor and everything is homemade. High quality, but not over the top prices. GO!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was empty for a Friday lunch. The service was just average. Food portions were small and lettuce in salad tasted burnt."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here for the first time on NYE and it was an excellent choice. They had a special menu for the night and there were many choices. Standout items of the night: meatball appetizer (probably the best meatball I've ever had in my life) and the Garganelli, which was outstanding - fresh and homemade. The inside is very nice and has a romantic feel. I would definitely recommend this place for a romantic night out. But I do have one criticism - the chairs were really uncomfortable. They cut right into the middle of your leg and they're too high - I'm a pretty average height at 5'5" and only my toes touched the floor!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The pasta was absolutely delicious. Just like the pasta I have eaten in Italy. The pork chop was tender and grilled to perfection."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant a few times for dinner with customers and enjoyed the meals. The lunch menu was limited and way overpriced. The chicken sandwich (can't remember the exact name) was way too creamy with chicken that was over cooked. I was very disappointed and will likely not go back."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My waiter and staff was excellant! I was there on the 17th with a 7 pm res"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The home made pasta was perfect the rest of the food average. Wait staff was very attentive despite the full house."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My husband and I decided to take day off from our busy photography business and chose Bernardsville. I read about about the Osteria and decided to give it a try. It was a little difficult to find, tucked behind a CVS., but worth the effort. We were heartily greeted by the owner, promptly seated and given attentive service by our waiter. He was quite knowledgeable, too. The draft beer was great,Chianti, great, too. I ordered a ragu with tagliatelle, typical of the Emiglia-Romagna region. It was scrumptious. My husband ordered a panini-salad combo. The salad was good, but he said the panini was a little dry. We topped off our meal with capuccinos which tasted like the ones in Italy. All in all a great restaurant find!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "All the pasta served here is homemade egg pasta. Well prepared and sauced. Make sure you try it when dining here."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "In an area where there are lots of good restaurant choices, Osteria has familiar offerings but always with a twist that makes them special. It's casual but the food is spectacular! Hard to get into on weekends but a nice treat for a dinner during the week."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "When "going out to eat", this has been the favorite place for my family and I since its opening; for all the right reasons. It's not cheap, but not entirely out of the question either. On balance, the experience is worth every penny."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Always great. I had the pizza this time and is was soooo good. My husband had the pork ragu with the homemade pasta which was excellent."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Everything was great, did a lunch as was as good as the sister restaurant in the city. Oh and quite a bit cheaper, result."
    Dined on 11/3/2013