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Osteria Morini - New York
Osteria Morini - New York

Osteria Morini - New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamorini.com/
  • Email: info@osteriamorini.com
  • Phone: (212) 965-8777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - 11:00pm; Thursday-Saturday: 5pm - 12:00am; Sunday 5pm - 11:00pm Interim Menu Served Everyday from 3:30 - 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael White
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are serving a 4-course pre fix menu for Monday February 13th and Tuesday February 14th in recognition of Valentine's Day. It is $75 per person with a choice of appetizer, pasta, entree, and dessert from our regular dinner menu. We will also be offering specials that can also be included in the price-fixed menu. We will not be offering an a la carte dinner menu on these dates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring
  • Public Transit: 6 at Spring Street. N,R at Prince. B,D,F,M at Broadway/Lafayette.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There are parking garages nearby.
A word from Osteria Morini - New York
Osteria Morini - New York is a authentic rustic Italian restaurant by acclaimed and award winning Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini - New York Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first downtown restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "High pace. Very authentic Italian food with some the best home made pasta. A definite keeper next visit. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love Italian food. This was the best Italian food I'd ever had in my life -even in Italy. And the service is super! I can really recommend osteria Morini!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and some menu favorites are the parmigiano gelato and polpettini! My fiance and I also ordered a meat and cheese plate (please order the squacquerone, it reminds me of stracciatella!). Our entrees (risotto primavera and porchetta) were cooked to perfection and it was hands down, one of the best Italian meals we've had in NYC."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant has been on my list for the last couple years. I visit New York three or four times a year. There is nothing like this on the west coast. I can not remember better pasta. And yes there was great wine, salami, cheese, crustini and a few other gems on the table. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "executive chef comes with a lot of credentials and that shows. food was solid, ambience was like many NYC restaurants, had character and small in space for this guy from DC. spaghetti and pork belly was my fav dishes. good cocktails. "
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. The food is so tasty. I think once a month is too few for me to eat there! Everything is great and delicious."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I am very discerning when it comes to Italian food, and have eaten great pastas throughout NYC. The food at Moroni is spectacular. The pastas were cooked to perfection. The vongole was one of the best I ever tasted. The calamari appetizer was executed perfectly, dusted with breadcrumbs and parmesam, then pan seared. The waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The veal cutlet was perfect. I cannot recommend this restaurant strongly enoigh."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Osteria Morini is in the vibrant Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. Its a great find. Great wine coupled with delicious food and sparkling ambiance, makes the restaurant a real find."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took some friends who were visiting from Denmark here, and we loved the cheese and meat appetizer which we shared. The wine list was extensive, and we all had great pasta dishes. Our waiter was very attentive. Bottom line--we had a great time!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One of the best in the city...been 3x and never disappoints!!! Garganelli hands down is my fave!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I enjoyed a fabulous birthday lunch with my boyfriend. We started with the mare which was fresh and had delicious flavor. We each ordered a pasta for our entree and didn't want them to end."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Very good Italian food with reasonable price. I recommend for everyone who loves Italian food."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant had wonderful food, and a very attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I came back because it was a great experience at the first time!! the food is outstanding"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The service was great, it's a group effort by staff to keep the tables served with everything they need. Loved the seared baby octopus and the selections of cheese and salumis you can choose to create a board for the table. The best part of the meal are the homemade pastas. Delicious!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Will go here whenever we are in NYC. Promptly honored reservation. Food was great - insalata mare and squid ink pasta outstanding. Only thing better would be if they used wine glasses. but if this keeps the prices down then its ok."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We hadn't been here for some time and were very pleasantly surprised. The chairs though are still excruciatingly uncomfortable..ask for a cushion right away-especially if you are a little old. Great seafood salad. Big chucks of shrimp, scallops and other stuff that was sparkling fresh and lemony. It just needed a shot of freshly ground pepper and a pepper mill is actually on the table! The pastas are as good as Italy. Not too saucy-just perfect. The spaghetti with vongole was lovely! There is a reason Michael White is successful!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I go to Osteria Morini for 2 reasons: the meatball and the tagliatelle w/ ragu. They're delicious!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had 600pm reservations and when 2 of 4 showed up at 610 we were told they can only hold the resv for 15 mins. Nice start Our other 2 made it by 615 and an argument was avoided. Wedged into our table, we tried to order an antipasti course, but were told "chef prefers the entire order be put in at one time" chef prefers?- is he buying? - strike 2 Cheese and meat plate was amazing, really. Entrees were all well received but no one was raving. My fried lamp chop was strange, I wont say it wasn't good, i will say it wasn't great. At 8, while we were enjoying good conversation, we were interrupted and told "we do have a later reservation if you'd like to go to the bar" This was BEFORE we were served the check. Strike 3 I'm afraid. Wont be back"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I would highly recommend this Italian restaurant in SoHo! The service was a little slow, but friendly. Decor is nice and the restaurant is a good size but feels cozy. The chairs were a little low for the table we sat at, but they provided us with cushions which helped. We enjoyed a meat and cheese board as an appetizer, which was delicious. One meat and two cheeses was a perfect amount for four of us. The portion sizes of the entrees were pleasingly reasonable. Most Italian restaurants serve far too much pasta, whereas this restaurant chooses quality over quantity. The portions were the perfect amount of food. We even had room for lively little deserts."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend recommended this to me as he travels to NYNY often. I do not. Perfect unpretentious decor with outstanding food"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Waiter was a true professional that was able to make some great recommendations. The rest of the staff was also very good refilling glasses, removing plates, etc. They were all doing the little things well. Food was on point. Pretty good serving sizes also. Happy a meat and cheese plate and 3 pasta dishes for the table. Left satisfied."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "For 1,000 OT dining points, this place was really good; food was super yummy, albeit not in the largest of portions (appetizer split between two will help). The service was alright, nothing terrible, nothing great - the restaurant was pretty empty and they tried to take my girlfriend's plate twice while she was still eating (although she was talking to me). Atmosphere is warm and romantic, neighborhood gem for sure. Saw a couple of real Italian-American families eating here, so that always makes you feel like the food is good. I had the pork sausage macaroni pasta, my girlfriend had the squid ink pasta (can't remember either menu name), but we both really liked. 3.5 / 5 for me - the food is the best part."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I LOVE everything about this place. Great service, pastas, apps and wine. Will keep coming back even though I live far uptown."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The bistecca di mornini (steak for two) was overwhelming, but the sides were good. We also ordered the crostinis which seemed more like pate. Will not be returning because I felt I wasted my money. Perhaps stick to pasta dishes and their wine list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A warm welcome, knowledgeable staff, and consistently delicious food! What more can you ask for? We are loyal fans but wanted to take the opportunity to let other diners know how special Osteria Morini is!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We can't remember ever finding ravioli this good since Buca Giovanni's closed in San Francisco. These are even better. The elegant and delicate pasta pillows oozing with buratta in a butter, sage sauce were out of this world. The main courses were good, and the wine list was good and fairly priced, given the Manhattan location. Without any hesitation, one of the best genuine Italian restaurants featuring the cooking of Emilia Romagna ever, surpassing many we've tried in the old country."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Michael White has created a reasonably-priced informal space on the eastern edge of Soho where the food is invariably excellent, the service is fine and the atmosphere is friendly. You simply couldn't ask for a better place to have lunch with a good friend with whom you enjoy talking without needing to shout, and the tables are large enough and reasonably spaced so that you never feel cramped. While I've never been to dinner here, I can imagine it could get noisy because of the bar but other reviewers will speak to that. My favorite pasta is the gramigna--it's taste never gets old no matter how often I eat it, and that's fairly often, every three weeks or so!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We dine here quite frequently. Their menu changes for the seasons. We especially love their winter menu.. We take friends here, we just celebrated our wedding anniversary. Great food, great service makes this restaurant ideal for everything!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Love the casual vibe of this place with such upscale food. Pastas were on special after 9 when we were there, so we had six. Each was unique and delicious. Entrees were good too, but the pasta! Wow."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "For a friend's birthday, we decided to go to Osteria Morini. We had an 8:30 reservation but we weren't seated until closer to 9:30. It was one of the longest waits I've ever had for a reserved table. The hostess and manager were very apologetic and brought us glasses of sparkling wine. When we finally sat, the service and food were fantastic. Overall, the food was the highlight of the meal. I would definitely like to go back for the food, but hopefully there will be better turn over of the tables and therefore not such a long wait for a reservation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My only bad experience was having to wait an extra 25 minutes with reservation. And I did arrive 30 minutes earlier!!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent risotto and pastas. Meats selection is very good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Excellent food, rustic Italian feel. Felt a little rushed by waiter but overall always a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The Osteria Morini was perfect for a business casual lunch with overseas clients staying at a nearby hotel. Had the right balance of attentiveness from servers but gave us breathing space to have a relaxed conversation. The two course lunch menu was very good with excellent selctions for everybody."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had such a great meal, with entries and main course very special and delicious! The service and staff very attentious and helpful, and the meal was excellent, indeed! Also a great wine list!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This place has excellent pasta and very friendly and knowledgable staff. Coming from a genuine Italian family from Emilia Romagna, I can say, this is fairly authentic. Enjoy."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Bad bad service. Snob an pretentios. Food is ok. Ambience is noisy."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We arrived very early for our restaurant on a cold night and they couldn't have been more welcoming. Food was great, service a little officious but a very pleasant evening"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "My friend and I started off with the prosciutto and a few cheeses, not good. The prosciutto tasted funny and the cheeses were not great. I had the linguine with clams and my friend had the lasagna. My dish was extremely bland and the presentation was awful. My roommate did not like the lasagna, very bland and the presentation was sloppy. The service was strange, our waitor disappeared half way through dinner and we ended up with someone else, who wasn't particularly interested in waiting on us. Also, it's expensive for not great food, I would say there are way better restaurants in that neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/8/2013