Morso - NYC

4.5
824 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Morso is a culmination of a life in food and a passion for culinary excellence. Thirty years ago Pino Luongo, brought the then unfamiliar flavors and culture of authentic Tuscan cooking to New York City. With the essence of his homeland at heart and a truly original style of cooking, Luongo shaped the Italian menus and restaurants we consider as classics today. For Morso, his values and passion remain unchanged. Great, seasonal ingredients, skillfully prepared, shared with family and friends. Taking little bites of inspiration from all over Italy and the Mediterranean, combined with Pino's finest signature dishes; Morso represents a quintessential dining experience—authentic contemporary cooking in a vibrant and relaxed setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Saturday : 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday : 5:30pm-10pm
Lunch Mon-Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Brunch: Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 759-2706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pino Luongo
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Private party facilities
Our Private Dining Alcove is steps away from our main dining room and offers guests a majestic view of the 59th Street Bridge. This semi-private space can seat up to 18 guests in a fun, casual ambiance. You may order a la carte or select some of Morso signature dishes to create a special celebration.
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Private party contact
Ezma Samuel: (212) 759-2706
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Catering
Experience the same great cuisine in your home or location of your choice. We are delighted to cater your next event from 20-2000. Please inquire with our private dining department.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
First Avenue and Sutton Place
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Parking details
Morso is happy to offer our guests $3 off every hour of parking right next door to our restaurant at 422 East 59th Street between 1st Ave & Sutton Place.
Entrances on both 58th & 59th Streets. Present your parking ticket to us for validation. Validated tickets must be presented to garage cashier at check-out. SUV rates may apply
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Public transit
4,5,or 6, N, Q, R Subway to 59th Street
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Special events & promotions
esamuel@morso-nyc.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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D
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always reliable for great food and service.

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NG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We really did not enjoy this restaurant. The food and service were fair. There are much better options on the upper east side. We would not go back.

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I had the asparagus special: the asparagus wasnt fresh, it was drenched in water and it lacked a sauce, a pretty dissapointing dish all in all. I also had pasta cacio e pepe, which was slightly better, but still quite off (it had way too much pecorino).

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We always have a great experience at this place. However, this past time, we felt that the service was not good at all. After our courses were served, there was never the offer of fresh pepper, grated cheese, etc. We left disappointed and the server tip reflected that...

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and reasonably priced for the quality. Nice decor and good mix of patrons. Look forward to returning often.
If you liked Centolire- you will be happy to find Morso.

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BM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, bartender is awesome and makes the best drinks! You can bring your will behaved dog. :)

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very convenient,attractive neighborhood place with excellent food and service.

Fairly expensive but worth it compared to competitors.

Never had a bad meal there

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w
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Been to Morso several times. This was measurably the least satisfying experience. The popovers that historically begin the meal were (oddly) preceded by bread. And when the popovers did arrive, they were cold. An order of baked clams were good, but the while not cold were not as hot as they might have been Fettuccine with bolognese was served (again) not hot enough, and the meat was granular and distinct from the sauce, a really poor offering. A companion had chicken "meat balls" and a tubular pasta. The chicken was so dense it resisted cutting with a knife, and the pasta was tough. No soup was listed on the menu or suggested by our waiter, though on the way out we noticed a patron having pasta e fagioli. To be fair, the wine was good and the pour was generous. So, not a great experience but quite atypical of previous experiences at Morso. Anyone, and any kitchen, can have an off night. Let's hope that was the case here.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

40 minute delay in getting the appetizer i called the waiter over several times and nothing happened so finally i went to the manager who scolded me for not saying something sooner
i had eincited some friends out to dinner and was thoroughly embarrassed

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JC
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely LOVE this place -- consistently excellent food, friendly, and well managed.

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L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morso is hands-down my favorite restaurant. The room is comfortable, the food is fabulous and the people are friendly. You feel right at home.
They (owner Pino and manager Ezma) draw many regulars from the neighborhood, but also people from afar who value their warm hospitality and delicious food and drink. Morso is a winner on all counts!

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Esme the hostess was lovely and by all accounts our waiter was fine, but the waiter is only as good as the kitchen. The restaurant had a private party booked as well as other diners for the evening. The kitchen staff did not keep up with the amount of food needing to leave the kitchen in a timely manner. While our food was tasty, it took an hour for the entree to arrive. It wasn't until the 3rd request for our food that we were told of the private party. For the prices Morso charges, they should have cut back on the reservations taken that coincided the party. Morso did themselves a disservice. Sadly, we won't be going back.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and great service. This is our go to local restaurant that never disappoints. The veal dishes are always tender and perfectly cooked. We love the popovers to start with and their salads especially the farro are delicious and unique.

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f
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a pleasure to dine at Morso -- excellent and friendly service - good ambience and lovely food.

fussy diner

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, food and service always excellent. Truly a neighborhood gem.
Always great for lunch or dinner

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IN
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Do not know how this place got such good reviews. Very mediocre. Dark room. Service good. Very polite.

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WT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed the food despite the noise and poor service

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The bartender at this restaurant refused to serve me dessert because he said I was crying to much and disturbing the other guests in the restaurant.

The restaurant was empty.

My friend turns to him and said well I hope
When you have a death in your family that you cry too as that is only normal.

Went to manager who sent the bartender home and said she would not fire him.


I have never been so disgusted and blatantly insulted . Dinner was over 200 dollars . I do not find service or treatment of a customer acceptable under any conditions.

It was a horrible experience emotional.

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NY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to dine in Sutton Place. dawn I

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n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not my first visit, and it definitely won’t be my last. I cannot remember a time when I have not looked forward to having a deliciously prepared meal at one of the most friendliest restaurants in NYC.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love all of giuseppe Pino Luongo restaurants good value excellent service from Sapore de mare, old coco pazzo,Le Madri, wish him more Success

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m
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Italian restaurant I know in NYC. The food is truly authentic, incredibly well prepared and very good (the Sunday veal milanese special is to die for!). Pastas are excellent. Overall a place I keep returning over and over when in the city!

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n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MORSO is my go to restaurant, and by that I mean dining there every opportunity I get... lunch, family dinners, special occasions, and holidays. I’ve even eaten dinner at the bar, and enjoyed a glass of Prosecco, always served in a chilled flute! Agreed that the quality and presentation of the dishes are most important, but so are the choices, and the not-to-be forgotten service. We are always made to feel special.

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RB
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We joined two friends for lunch and it could not have been a better experience. Terrific food and service and quiet so that conversation was easy.

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SJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Simple looking restaurant, with no character. Food was descent, while service was a bit overbearing. Had the portions been larger, this would be a great go to neighborhood restaurant. As it stands now, very pricey for what you are getting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Cheap portions very old saying

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m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good reliable choice! Never had a bad meal there.

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a
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Morso is consistently good but best to stick to the menu. Dover sole special so uninspiring especially given the price tag.

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RO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall very good food and service.
Expensive but competitive with nice area restaurants
Very noisy indoors when outdoor area is closed due to weather

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BT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great - superb staff - A great Pino Longo restaurant

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. The drinks were good but way overpriced. We do love this restaurant and come often

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best pasta I've ever had in NYC! I think Pino Longo is a great chef.

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Y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I just love it here...delicious food, wonderful outdoor space and marvelous staff.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Outdoor terrace is set back from the street and is terrific. Service is attentive but not pushy.

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JD
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Love the terrace on a low humidity night. It was pretty crowded and looked they were short a waiter because it was slower than usual. But we will go back because it's lovely outside.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morso has a beautiful outdoor terrace for dining. The service is top notch, the food is outstanding, and the ambiance is perfect. It is definitely a great dining experience.

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s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful outdoor space

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal and wonderful service. The best Lobster fra diavolo I have had.

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m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service is very slow. Waiters not that attentive.

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n
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor seasoning of various appetizers and entrees- very shoddy service- terribly overpriced for a mediocre restaurant

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