Morso - NYC

4.4
826 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.
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adventurous
New York Area
4 reviews
Reviewed on September 12, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

creative and delicious--rare combo. Excellent every time. Year after year, this is the NYC restaurant we go to the most often

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vipDrew
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always reliable for great food and service.

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vipNancyG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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GeorgeD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

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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vipjftennis
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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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Lori
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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vipBMichele
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RONS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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vipwriter100
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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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vipragnhildm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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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vipJCP1
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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vipLkram7
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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susan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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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Suttonlocal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipfussycustomer
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

fussy diner

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipIloveNY
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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

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vipWilliamT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Enjoyed the food despite the noise and poor service

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viplisap
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipNYCDINEDAWN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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nodiva
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Dirtyharry666
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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moosino
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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nodiva
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipRandB
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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vipSuzyJ88
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cheap portions very old saying

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maggie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipanonymous2018
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall4food2service3ambience4

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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RONS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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vipBusinessTraveller50
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipCupcake
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Yummy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipandrewr
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJayD
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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DD48
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipssrs
London
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor space

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vipKanno
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipmsss
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service is very slow. Waiters not that attentive.

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