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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/
  • 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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was truly unbelievable... duck liver mousse and pasta we're delectable and I would recommend it to anyone."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Meager portions, general lack of graciousness. Not worth it, used to be better."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We both enjoyed every part of our meal. We will definitely come back."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our second time here and would not go back. Very noisy, awful service and mediocre food. Too many other great places in NYC to bother with this one."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Osteria Morini was a true find - an interesting menu and great wine list. The service was very good, and both of our pasta dishes were fantastic. It has the ambiance of an old Italian family restaurant, but we were surprised to learn that it has only been open a couple of years."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "nbig promotion came over and over THE ALTAMAREA GROUP SHOWS THE WORLD CUP!!!!!! so i booked a table for 4 got there for the mexico game and they had the flags the tvs and......NO SOUND asked over and over and the manager said THE OWNER DOESNT LIKE THE SOUND>>>EXCEPT WHEN BRASIL PLAYS HE WAS HERE LAST NIGHT AND HE WANTED THE SOUND but today no sound very deceptive and disappointing and definitely misleading as is getting to these restaurants is always hard and this was definitely a let down"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The truffled ricotta ravioli with pancetta was so so so good I was dreaming about it all day the next day... Our server was also very helpful, the food came super quickly and everything was really tasty! Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great Food. Great Service. Great Times. The spirit of the Emilia Romagna region is alive in Soho."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food portion was quite small with the price value of the dish. The service was ok-our server never once checked up on us to see if were were ok or if we enjoyed the food. I personally would not return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. The tables are a bit too close together and the noise level almost unbearable."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "When your pasta arrives befor your drinks, about 8 mins from ordering, you must be at a fast food restaurant. After so many great dinning expereiences in NYC this has to rank as on of the worst! No feel, not comfortable at all. The fastest dinner ever! in and out with in 45 mins. The food was OK at best! Mass produced pre made pasta diner style pork chop. Also, i do not know many places that server Spring onion as the seasonal vegetable. High expectations were squashed. Too many great places in NYC to spend your money here."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was very good when it opened a few years ago. Now it has really his its stride. This place is all about the food, no pretension, no gimmicks. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I came here for the first time with my family on Sunday. We started off with fresh sliced prosciutto and crostini as appetizers. Both were fresh and enjoyable. The pastas are a must-order and my veal entrée was nothing short of tremendous. The staff and management were very friendly and helpful. We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The best meal and experience I have had in a LOOONG time. Nadine, who runs the place, is the absolute best. So grateful to her and the restaurant for a incredible meal."
    Dined on 6/5/2014