Osteria Morini - New York
Osteria Morini - New York

Osteria Morini - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriamorini.com/
  • Phone: 2129658777
  • 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: 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.
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Osteria Morini - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (161)neighborhood gem (128)good for groups (71)special occasion (65)hot spot (65)notable wine list (56)great for lunch (43)romantic (36)great for brunch (32)late-night find (24)vibrant bar scene (21)kid-friendly (15)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love this place. Great food, great service. Really nice people that want to please. Going back next week so we can introduce to some friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We shared 3 crostini -- all of which were excellent -- and 3 from the meat/cheese selection -- all of those excellent as well. In particular, the parmagiano "gelato" was fabulous as was the Squacquerone cheese (complemented by wonderful bread. These six dishes were rich, filling and delicious, leaving room only to share a pasta dish -- also amazingly delicious. Can't wait to go back to taste some more amazing dishes. We've had Lambrusco several times before and hadn't particularly liked them, but since this is a specialty of Osteria Morini we tried again and order the special of the day thanks to the suggestion of our waiter -- it was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    ST13
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Just all around good italian food. Not fancy, but everything was on point, tasted great even after accommodating gluten allergies. would def go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was excited to bring a friend from out of town. based on the reviews . Was expecting higher level of food quality for the hype. food was okay and the plates themselves for dinner were small kind of felt like we were out for lunch the meatball app was just okay. was hoping for AMAZING FRESH PASTA but instead mine was ok but nothing special when leaving at 730.. the bar looked fun ,suggest for two people go eat at the bar... as it was this casual kind of rest. think I would have enjoyed it more if we sat at the bar and ate..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    FoodFan
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was incredible, the ambiance was vibrant - a fantastic restaurant, the only drawback is that the waiters try to rush you out in order to turn over the table and that's a turn off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy but stuffy
    FoodieDeeNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was really good, however the portions were pretty small. Wouldn't recommend if you're looking for an Italian restaurant with large bowls of pasta. The hostess was also pretty rude. She gave us a hard time when we were waiting in the bar area. Everywhere we tried to find room to stand she said we needed to move -- the bar area is way to small I guess... Overall the pastas were delicious. We cleaned our plates (although as I mentioned, the portions are pretty small). I might go back, maybe with a date instead of a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    fun. great food. excellent service. bread and butter was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must go...
    SFEater
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Back in town and first thing, headed straight to OM for dinner. Brought coworker from Nashville....loved it as well. Relaxed atmosphere with folks from all ages and neighborhoods. Consistently good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food.
    msbnyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Osteria Morini has one of the best pasta dishes in New York City: garganelli with peas, prosciutto & truffle butter. Their lasagnetti is also a beautiful dish. Meatballs and calamari are a must for starters. I love this place for brunch and for dinner. Have not had a single disappointing dish here. Fantastic food & great location & good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly super neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was super, the service attentive but discrete. My only complaint is the excessive noise level even at 6:30PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Jack
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is wonderful.... creative and fresh! Would highly recommend for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Sunday Night Dinner
    lakeshoredrive
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'm so happy i found this place! The wine list was pretty extensive and fit all price ranges. We started with the crostinis and tried 3 spreads- parmesan, trout, and eggplant. so delicious! the waiters were great about refilling the crostinis. For dinner we had a rosemary, mushroom pasta, and the grilled branzino which were both really well prepared. For desert we shared a lemon semolina cake, topped with strawberries and gelato. Overall, it was a great experience. I would highly recommend it. The waiters/waitresses and front staff were all really friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but poor service
    DjphinVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great. Waitress didn't know much about the menu. Ordered a wine flight and the waitress had no idea which was which. Then when they cleared up my left overs, another spilled half my glass of wine into the asparagus and said nothing. No sorry or no offer to replace my glass of wine. However, I will probably be back as the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our 22 month anniversary and we were very happy with our meal. The wine was great, and the food was even better! I highly recommend this place for a special night out
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Authentic Cuisine
    Vouvou
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. Delicious food, nice restaurant and great service. The food was old fashion, but maybe not the best in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were looking for upscale food in a more casual environment and this fit the bill. We brought along our two children (7 and 4). The restaurant was accommodating to our children. There is not a kids menu, but we told our server that our children were splitting a meal and they brought the food out in separate dishes, perfect for them. Food was great. Server was great at making recommendations. A bit noisy in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4th Visit
    leeley18VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    And I will be back again!! I cant get enough of this place, this food, this pasta!! Love Love Love!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amocomidaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was good -- octopus was a little dry but the seafood soup was stupendous. The noise level was really high -- you couldn't hear the person across from you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommended
    schlimmerkerl
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Lunch with a colleague, but can't wait to try for dinner. From food to service, all the signs are there that indicate a very well-managed restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They did the right thing.
    JJ28VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great dinner here again. We asked them to wrap some leftover food up and they accidentally threw it away. The waiter told us that it was their fault and they recooked everything again and wrapped it up. They even remembered to make the minor tweaks we had asked for the first time. Food is always great and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went here early on a Saturday night. Had a reservation. The restaurant wasn't crowded but they sat us right near the bathrooms. When I commented they didn't offer to move us. That set the tone. Otherwise, it's a nice little bistro. The pasta was fresh and very good. The capaletti was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had our celebratory post-wedding lunch here and were extremely satisfied. It was a quiet, intimate setting for our guests with delicious food and gelato!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Pasta was lovely, especially the torcia. Very unique shape and had a wonderful rich shrimp flavor. But some service problems made this a 3 star experience. First, we had to wait to be seated for our 8:30 reservation, and even though this contributed to us not ordering our food until 9:10 they would not allow us to take advantage of the $10 pasta after 9 pm deal on Monday nights, which felt like a very cheap move to our group. Secondly, the waitress charged us for an extra glass of wine. When we discovered the mistake the manager initially tried to explain it to us as a legitimate charge related to their glass and a half orders. Luckily the waitress came back and acknowledged her mistake. We felt the restaurant did take care of us well.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific
    ShawnVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The experience at Osteria Morini never disappoints. The food and service is outstanding and the ambiance is great. More importantly, it is very consistent and the people who work here clearly want to be here, enjoy what they do, and do it very, very well. Go for the amazing pastas, or the grilled meats which are so simple but so tasty and not unlike what one might find in Italy. Have the zabaglione mousse for dessert and wonder why you don't come here more often! Congrats to everyone here for caring about what you do, maintaining a standard, and consistently providing a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let's work on the wine selections
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    You'll feel almost like you've entered an osteria in Italy, however the price of wines will bring you quickly back to your real location - New York. Osteria Morini greets you warmly, the food comes out of the kitchen at a decent pace, the service is professional. The wine list could offer a few more selections under $60 considering the breadth of Italian wines. The 5 oz portion by the glass looks a tad under 5 oz making a $16 /glass charge seem ridiculous in an Osteria. This is my 4th time here and I'm not sure I'll go back. Price/value just seems a little out of whack these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Linz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was truly unbelievable... duck liver mousse and pasta we're delectable and I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef White does it again!
    yourxservice
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu here. The pasta portions were a little on the small side but you won't mind because they are sooooo delicious. The skirt steak was also well seasoned and melts in your mouth. We also got a selection of cured meats. The prosciutto was AMAZING. Come here for brunch and pair it with a carafe of peach bellinis!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Morini
    DVE285
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Meager portions, general lack of graciousness. Not worth it, used to be better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but... still had to wait
    EatOut2OftenVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food and staff here are very good. We still had to wait 30 minutes despite a reservation. The point of a reservation is to avoid this type of wait (and it was a Tuesday evening). Otherwise, pasta is fantastic and the staff attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MkayVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We are fans of this place, where we've eaten before, but this time there were some negative aspects. The restaurant made too much of an issue over adding one person to our party of four--the table had a bench that easily fit two or three. The noise level was deafening for the first hour or so that we were there. We didn't get our second bottle wine until our meal was almost over. The wines, although very well chosen, were way overpriced--eg, we paid more than $60 for a bottle that sellls for about $20 retail. On the positive side--our crostini, meatballs, various cured meats and a number of different pastas were all very good--interesting flavors and preparations. On balance, the quality of the food just outweighed the negatives.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    PrincetonFoodLover
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We picked Osteria Morini for our lunch and it did surprise me. We arrived early and were pleasantly greeted and promptly seated. The server and all of the wait staff were professional and knowledgeable. The lunch menu offers 2 courses for $28 and with a nice range of options. What we liked is that they had a number of dishes that were distinctly different from your average good Italian place. We loved the luscious meatballs and the 2 different salads that my table mates ordered to start. Main courses? Meat tortellini with a duck liver sauce? Original and brilliant! the Bolognese?-better than the ones I had in Bologna. Only 2 things to say negative. The wines by the glass were over priced and we did not care for the Baccala fritters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    ak444
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Morini never disappoints! Whenever I want a great Italian meal I know I'm going to get one here! I've never had anything on the menu that I didn't like! Absolutely amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    VoulaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We ate late on a Sunday evening. The waiter was not very interested in serving our table. Perhaps he didn't want to stick around. The food lacked flavor. The wine had SoHo prices for 5 oz glasses. We had tiramisu and three scoops of gelato for dessert. The tiramisu was fine, but I have had better. The pistachio gelato was excellent. When we first arrived, I told the waiter that there were no hand towels in the washrooms. He said he would take care of it, but when we left he had not and two other women were also searching for towels to dry our hands. He wasn't even busy and they were all closing down the restaurant while we were still eating. We should have gone to Balthazaar. It was definitely "happening" when we walked by.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food!
    TkjtdaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was delicious and the portions are medium sized, which I prefer. There were 4 in our group and we all got a different pasta dish and everyone loved the one they got. The bread is excellent -- already soaked in olive oil. It's a little hard to hear in there but I find that to be true for most NYC Italian restaurants. I will definitely return again the next time I am in SoHo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luvfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is amazing. Try any of the house made pastas. This is the second time and so far nothing has been short of wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food, poor service
    FoodAndWineEnthusiastVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I've been to Osteria Morini 3 or 4 times previously and the food never disappoints, but the service often does. To start, the prosciutto, rucola salad & octopus were all delicious. Up until that point of the meal, the service was good (not outstanding, but good), then my party of 2 waited about an hour for the pasta dishes we ordered. To be fair when the food arrived it was terrific, but waiting an hour is unacceptable (and the staff was not particularly apologetic/more attentive after they were made aware of the issue). On past visits, the service has not been great but this time was the worst of all. The food always has us coming back, but the lack of attention to service is harder and harder to overlook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Porchetta heaven!
    KathyG
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Was somewhat doubtful when I saw they had several branches, but went on the recommendation of a foodie friend. Loved the food and particularly the suggestion of serving "family style" as we always want to taste anyway. The porchetta was authentic and as good as we had in the Marche. Just wish it was a tad less noisy...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We both enjoyed every part of our meal. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Meal!!!
    chiman
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My wife and another couple went here for dinner on our trip to NYC. This was one of the best meals we had there. We had the set menu ($70/person). Everything was great, just a little bit too much food for us. The atmosphere is very lively and great for a not too formal meal. All the pasta dishes were to die for. Highly recommend the Gramigna, so simple but sooo delicious. Try the grilled octopus, it was melt in your mouth tender!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but...
    MishiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food that keeps us coming back - in particular the fegatini is amazing, and the pastas are perfectly cooked (the stracci and tagliatelle are delightful). We've previously enjoyed warm service and have enjoyed the relaxed feel of the dining room but on this particular morning the servers were inattentive (had to ask for extra bread for the salumeria... twice!) and our waitress in particular was rather unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.