Our go-to place for all birthday celebrations (and any other excuse to celebrate)! Girls started with the fantastic rosemary parmasean roasted potatoes and Chris and I had pastas as appetizers, all were wonderful. Short ribs that were so rich and succulent, with perfectly cooked broccoli rabe and Chris had three more pastas (5 in total!)...dessert of espresso and gelato (in a single coffee mug), so simple, so good
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is amazing!! Drinks
Food is amazing!! Drinks are awesome too! This place is a gem..
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb quality food! Soup was flavorful, hot and comforting. Chicken was exquisitely prepared - and was obviously highest quality free range.
Osteria Morini is ALL about the food!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great. We took
Everything was great. We took our Uncle out for his 90th birthday and everyone loved it. The gnocchis were so light. The bronzino was perfect.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We eat here several times a month, due to its proximity to our home. The hospitality is unequaled.
Gerardo welcomes all guests with sincerity and a love and knowledge of Italian food and wine. The ambience is warm and has aTuscan feel. The bar is beautiful and the bartenders friendly.
The menu is diverse and fantastic (the best chicken I have had anywhere and the garganelli is unforgettable.) They have just introduced ribeye steaks, a veal porterhouse and a mixed grill. Looking forward to trying them. :-)
I also held a baby shower for 35 women on a Saturday, when the restaurant is always closed for lunch; we had privacy and amazing service.
I travel and eat out often, all over the country. Osteria Morini in Bernardsville is a special place.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food, Wine and Service.
This was our first visit to Osteria Morini and it will certainly not be our last. The food was excellent and the service, particularly from Dan, the sommelier, was first rate. The individual pizzas are large enough for a full meal so I suggest planning to share if you order one as a first course. The Branzino and the duck were delicious and the pasta was light as a feather. I highly recommend Osteria Morini.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
No longer the noisy bistro with one large table, the restaurant has become a neighborhood gem.
The food has always been good but the menu is more varied and the wait staff more experienced.
Give it another try!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely delicious. Can't
Absolutely delicious. Can't wait to dine there again.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Needed a spot for dinner while visiting the area. Found this restaurant in Open Table. It got good recent reviews so I booked it. Found the service fast and friendly, the food very good and the value just right.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Osteria Morini was an excellent
Osteria Morini was an excellent place to celebrate our anniversary. Sevice was very good. Food was delicious.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
Second time we've been here, both times for brunch. This visit was great. Service was friendly and accommodating. Two in our party ordered pasta and it was delicious. I ordered poached eggs with sides of the spicy sausage and potatoes. It came with a hollandaise sauce on the side. Perfectly cooked and delicious. Chef's table is a great way to sample dishes: fruit, desserts, smoked salmon, yogurt bar, salads,appetizers- and only $8 when you order an entree.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, wine, and service!
Exceptional service and assistance with the wine list which the team paired beautifully with our pasta tasting to create a wonderful meal! The broad and unique selection of Italian wines from which to explore was truly fun.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice, casual Italian.
Have gone for lunch and brunch over the last 3 days. I very much liked the casual decor, almost rustic Italian. Enjoyed the food on both occasions but, sadly, we were the only table for brunch.
Very good wine list and well staffed. This is a great addition to the Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon scene. Hope it makes it.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
We head to Osteria Morini for the 17 prix fixe lunch table - especially in the summer. Replete with harvest fresh fruit, crisp vegetables, inventive salads, cold sliced meats and cheeses, pasta, and yummy desserts, it is the PERFECT way to lunch on a hot summer day. Head there today.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally got to try OM with friends last week. Everything we had was delicious. This is not your usual NJ Italian, this is pretty close to eating in Italy - even the noise level!. Nice wine list with very reasonable prices.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
50th Birthday Celebration for Two
My sister and I dined here to celebrate her 50th birthday. We had the meat and cheese sampler, three pasta samplers and a dessert. We also had a couple of glasses of fine. I thought the flavors of the food were tasty and it was fun to do the tastings. The restaurant is lively and on the average size. The bar is part of the main restaurant. Our service was good and we had a nice night out.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best authentic Italian that we have found in central Jersey. Pasta and duck were great. Heiloom tomatoes with homemade cheese and basil--great.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your usual Italian
In the vast landscape of Italian restaurants in Northern New Jersey, Osteria Morini is doing something special. The food is both authentic and creative at the same time, respecting the tradition but not afraid to innovate. The result is superb and delicious food.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta, OK pizza
Our recent experience was overall very positive. Our server was attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the pasta tastings, as two in our party ordered those and thy were incredible. the pasta is freshly made, and you cannot go wrong with these choices. my husband had the salmon, and it was very fresh tasting and delicious, of a sufficient yet not generous amount. The pizza was a bit of a disappointment and not really better than I have tasted elsewhere; a little heavy on the cheese, light on the fennel sausage.
Would recommend- don't pass up on the pasta tastings!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Again for Farmer's Table Lunch
The 17 dollar Farmer's Table Lunch is a great way to have a light, fresh and country Italian repast. Salads, meats, cheeses, pastas, fruits and desserts are served buffet style. Add a glass of Italian wine and you are all set. This is my go-to place for a great lunch with friends.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go for the choices of apps and pastas. Fresh, varied and very tasty.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and a fun
Always great food and a fun evening. Their homemade pastas are awesome!
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another gem discovered
Having commuted to work in NY for many years, NJ restaurant lunches were a rare occurrence for me. When a friend of long standing, working in NJ, agreed to meet me for lunch, she suggested Osteria Morini. It couldn't have been better. The welcome, the ambience, the food, were excellent. I expect to return for dinner in short order!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a happy place
We have dined here several times and each time the food and service was terrific. The food is simple and beautifully executed. The service is attentive without being overbearing.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being in Tuscany
Wide choice of great Italian wines. Fantastic pasta and very efficient service. It's one open room so not for "private" dining.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A GREAT FIND
Excellent food; service; wine & charm....will return
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as in the city
Everything was great, did a lunch as was as good as the sister restaurant in the city. Oh and quite a bit cheaper, result.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always great. I had the pizza
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.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always A Pleasure
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.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat!
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.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
All the pasta served here is homemade egg pasta. Well prepared and sauced. Make sure you try it when dining here.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM