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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'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
  • "Had brunch one weekend and thought it would be nice to have lunch during one of the weekdays. Everything is good except the pasta portion is way too small for the price they were charging! It looks like a side than a dish that I can have for lunch. Hopefully they will address this."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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
  • "I have been trying to get here for years and I am thrilled I finally got there.... Michael White's food is always amazing and the selections available are fantastic however, the Porchetta was absolutely stunning. A creative house cocktail list and wines by the glass helps provide a fun energetic bar scene. Service was impeccable, so polite, so gracious and fun which helped make our dinner a night to remember. Nicole is a front of the house gem, a gracious host / maître d' that handles everything with a smooth elegant efficiency."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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
  • "We both enjoyed every part of our meal. We will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great Food. Great Service. Great Times. The spirit of the Emilia Romagna region is alive in Soho."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "IMO, the best pasta in NYC when it comes to QPR. But don't misunderstand, it still ranks up there with the best of them: Marea, Perla, Babbo, Torrisi and Il Buco Alimentari."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "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
  • "Not your typical Italian restaurant. I had the cold seafood salad and the tagliatelle. Both were fresh and light. The pastas and the bread are made fresh everyday."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Homemade, delicious, tender pasta was the star of our meal, followed closely by an Italian wine list with very interesting options. They were unfamiliar to me, but the staff was very knowledgable!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I resent having to wait for the "second party" for a 6:15pm reservation when I am over 60 and lame. The nice part was being able to sit on bench outdoors. Too bad you can't offer a glass of wine as consolation. The waiter was fine, seemed a little rushed to have the table back, even though we had 2 bottles of wine. Wine is on pricey side ($60 for Pinot Grigio, we had a rose for same price.) The chorizo appetizer was way overpriced - - and undersized, just tiny slivers. The pasta dishes were very good, and I thank our waiter for his report of the most popular entrees. The desserts did not sound special enough. I liked it, but there are too many restaurants I haven't tried yet to warrant a repeat visit. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I have long been a fan of Osteria Morini but having a sensitivity to gluten, my options had always been very limited - crostini toppings and simply grilled meat only, sort of thing. But now that they are making their own gluten free pasta, I get to enjoy what everyone else who goes to Morini get to enjoy - their incredible pastas! This pasta is toothsome without being heavy, great texture, great flavor. On top of that, the bar staff is super knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu and are friendly and professional (and nearly all, if not all, have been there since they opened). That being said, the tables are a bit cramped and uncomfortable but bar dining is perfect for two people to share plates or devour that new pasta by oneself!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Prosciutto and cheese antipasti delicious, as was rucolla salad. Pasta and mixed grill very good. Baby octopus was the missed note - neither of us enjoyed the flavor or texture, which read "fried" (not sure how it was actually prepared). Service was fine, with the exception that the waiter did not inform us of the specials, which were posted on a blackboard at the back of the restaurant, out of our view. Basically, this falls just short of 5 stars, but is in a neighborhood a bit short on great options."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "from the cured meat to bread to the pasta, everything was just perfect. highly recommend the 5 choice of cured meat/cheeses to share (shared among four people or even more) portions are huge and definitely fills you up before you even think about your second course. i wish i had space for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "It was our second time dining at Osteria Mornini and we had a delicious meal! Chef Michael White is at it again! Wonderful pastas! We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Solid food. I loved the octopus appetizer, but wasn't so excited about the black pasta. The waitstaff is very polite, patient, and knowledgeable. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Our reservation was not ready (they said it would be 10 more minutes but realistically it did not open until 30+ minutes later). We instead opted for the front bar area so we wouldn't have to wait. The food was great as usual, although the portions were on the smaller side. Service was prompt if not a little cold (except the bartender was very nice)."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Shared 4 pastas and 2 desserts. Everything was delicious. Service was great. Decor was very nice -- relaxing and comfortable. Would definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was tasty, like you would expect from a place related to Marea. Tables are really crammed together. I could feel the young child at the next table as he unsuccessfully struggled not to fidget. The service was quick but the server got a bit of an attitude when my out of town guest asked one too many questions. Overall, it was fine but I'll probably go to a new place rather than return. That said, if a friend wanted to go, I wouldn't fight it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Amazing, homemade pasta. Recommend the Torcia--very unique shape of pasta made with squid ink that is smothered in a delicious tomato shrimp ragu. We also ordered some prosciutto and the pick 3 crostini and spread appetizer and were completely overwhelmed with the amount of food--it's more than enough to share between 4-5 people (rather than just the 2 of us). Definitely made for some great leftovers though! Will be back again to try more pastas soon. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything was as expected since Morini had been highly recommended. We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary in New York and the restaurant celebrated with us with a complimentary delicious dessert."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a great time, fine food and fantastic wine. We would-be gladly come back there"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Everything from the food, cocktails, service and ambiance was great. I look forward to going back again and trying a different pasta."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Solid restaurant for flavors that transport the diner to Bologna, Modena and Parma. Ambiance is rustic and lively. The wine list leaned a little pricey for pairing with the general feel of the food, but there were a few entry level options. The waiter was a bit ambivalent to our existence, being engaging at times and then almost dismissive at others. As I did not notice this with other staff in the restaurant, I'll just chalk it up to him having a bad night. If possible, get the tortellini en brodo. It is a flawless execution! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Daniel our server was great -- Teriffic place for lunch -the PF lunch for $28 was worth it for homemade pasta -- food was excellent -I really enjoyed the Garganelli--pasta quills, cream ,peas, prosciutto- my wife had the wide ribbon pasta ,wild mushrooms and rosemary oil,which she really enjoyed but wished the portions were larger -- the portions were a good size but good enough to want more. Managerand staff were friendly and made you feel welcomed . We tried the lambrusco flights -3 different types of lambrusco. which made the lunch interesting . Arugula salad with lambrusco vinaigrette, grapes and hazelnuts was light and enjoyable--- Will be back."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Osteria Morini is one of those special restaurants where you can bring, with confidence, just about anybody for any reason and be assured of a good time. Although the menu is fit for a discerning foodie, even those with a preference for simple burger joints will love this place. There is a complex blend of flavors, and the Chef asserts himself creatively, but its not complex for complexitys sake. Its a flavor explosion, and possibly the single best meatballs I have ever eaten anywhere in my life. These are an appetizer not to be missed, along with the Trout salad. The wait staff is attentive and skilled, the atmosphere is lively and fun,prices are incredibly reasonable, and you really just don't want to leave! Give this place an 11..."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "i am always thrilled to eat here! so good! the pastas are fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This place is a gem. The food is always fantastic and the staff are amazing. Never ever disappointed. Whenever I have friends come in from out of town I take them here."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always good! This place has never disappointed - probably one of my favorite places for a great meal in NYC."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "2nd time eating here in space of a month. Food was very high quality again and front of house friendly, if a little confused about what tables were available. Waiter was only downside - efficient but unfriendly and slightly condescending. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014