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Morso - NYC

4.4
4.4
825 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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Menu

Salads

  • Tricolore

    radicchio, endive, arugula, w/parmesan cheese shavings, red wine vinaigrette

    • Tutto$14.00
  • Insalata di Farro

    lentils, mushrooms, cauliflower, zucchini, butternut squash

    • Tutto$15.00
  • Carciofi Crudi

    raw artichokes, arugula, parmesan cheese shavings

    • Tutto$16.00
  • Carciofi Romana

    Roman-Jewish style artichokes, over fennel salad

    • Tutto$15.00
  • Cavoletti

    crispy brussels sprouts, fresh fennel, arugula, crumbled feta cheese

    • Tutto$16.00
  • Biete

    roasted red beets w/frisee, arugula candied walnuts, goat cheese fritters, yogurt dressing

    • Tutto$15.00
  • Melanzane Parmigiana

    eggplant parmesan

    • Tutto$15.00

Pasta

Imported Artisanal pasta is used in all our dishes

  • Spaghetti Rustica

    w/caramelized onions, tomato sauce, parmesan cheese

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Stracotto con Pappardelle

    brisket, braised in Barolo wine w/pappardelle

    • Morso$18.00
    • Tutto$24.00
  • Bucatini Cacio e Pepe

    w/pecorino cheese, black pepper sauce

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Ravioli di Spinaci

    spinach & ricotta ravioli w/white veal ragu

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Tagliolini Buttera

    w/hot & sweet sausage, peas, touch of cream

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Fettuccine Bolognese

    w/traditional Bolognese sauce

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Spaghetti Vongole

    w/clam ragout

    • Morso$18.00
    • Tutto$24.00

Chicken & Duck

  • Polpette di Pollo

    chicken & ricotta meatballs w/cauliflower ragu

    • Morso$16.00
    • Tutto$22.00
  • Pollo Martini

    parmesan encrusted, chicken breast, lemon white-wine sauce, string beans & carrots

    • Tutto$26.00
  • Polletto Mattone

    semi-boneless Poussin, oven roasted w/panzanella salad

    • Tutto$28.00
  • Anatra

    vertically roasted L.I. duck, served w/roasted pears & spinach

    • Tutto - Half Portion$28.00

Contorni, Side Orders

$13

  • Tuscan Fries

    • Broccoli Rabe

      Sautéed in Garlic & Olive Oil

      • Roasted Potatoes

        • String Beans

          Sautéed in Garlic & Olive Oil

          • Spinach

            Sautéed in Garlic & Olive Oil

            Appetizers

            • Polpo alla Griglia

              grilled octopus, arugula, roasted cherry tomatoes & red onions

              • Morso$18.00
              • Tutto$24.00
            • Calamari al Forno

              fresh squid, dusted w/breadcrumbs, spiced & oven baked

              • Morso$16.00
              • Tutto$22.00
            • Vongole Oreganate

              breaded clams, roasted & served in half a shell (8 per serving)

              • Tutto$16.00

            Beef & Veal

            • Veal Scaloppine Saltimbocca

              w/sautéed spinach & roasted potatoes

              • Morso$18.00
              • Tutto$26.00
            • Vitella Parmigiana

              veal parmesan w/sautéed broccoli rabe

              • Tutto$28.00
            • Bistecchina

              grilled beef paillard, served w/Tuscan fried & arugula

              • Tutto$26.00
            • Bistecca alla Fiorentina

              rib eye, grilled, sliced & seared w/EVOO, herbs, garlic & served w/Tuscan fries & sautéed spinach

              • P.A.

            Fish & Shellfish

            • Sardine alla Griglia

              Portugal sardines, w/fennel, raisins, pignoli nuts & dill

              • Morso$16.00
              • Tutto$24.00
            • Sogliola

              fresh sole, w/white wine, lemon & butter sauce, served w/zucchini, eggplant & mint fricassee

              • Morso$18.00
              • Tutto$26.00
            • Salmone Arrosto

              roasted salmon, served w/sautéed spinach

              • Morso$18.00
              • Tutto$26.00
            • Scampi e Capesante

              shrimp & scallops, Scampi-style, over tomato sauce & cous-cous

              • Tutto$26.00
            • Pescato del Giorno

              Fish of the Day

              • P.A.

            Daily Specials

            • Monday: Spaghetti & Meatballs (M/T)

              • Tuesday: Pollo Scarpariello

                w/oven roasted potatoes & sautéed spinach

                • Wednesday: Lombata

                  double-cut Berkshire pork chop, grilled, w/Tuscan fries, salsa verde

                  • Thursday: Whole Roasted Chicken (Serves 2)

                    w/oven roasted potatoes & sautéed broccoli rabe

                    • Friday: Lobster Fra Diavola

                      w/spaghetti in a spicy tomato sauce

                      • Saturday: Lasagna alla (M/T) Bolognese

                        • Sunday: Veal Milanese

                          arugula, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber

                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                          What 825 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          4.4
                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.4Food
                          • 4.3Service
                          • 4.1Ambience
                          • 4.1Value

                          NoiseModerate

                          93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                            adventurous

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            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

                          2. D

                            Drew

                            New York Area

                            123 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            123 reviews

                            Dined on October 14, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This restaurant is always reliable for great food and service.

                          3. NG

                            NancyG

                            New York Area

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            44 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.

                          4. GD

                            GeorgeD

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            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).

                          5. j

                            jftennis

                            New York Area

                            21 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            21 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...

                          6. L

                            Lori

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            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.

                          7. BM

                            BMichele

                            New York Area

                            27 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            27 reviews

                            Dined on October 7, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          8. RO

                            RONS

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            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

                          9. w

                            writer100

                            New York Area

                            90 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            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.

                          10. r

                            ragnhildm

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            vip
                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 4, 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

                          11. JC

                            JCP1

                            New England

                            39 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            39 reviews

                            Dined on September 23, 2018

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

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

                          12. L

                            Lkram7

                            New York Area

                            15 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            15 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!

                          13. s

                            susan

                            New York Area

                            7 reviews

                            3.0

                            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.

                          14. S

                            Suttonlocal

                            New York Area

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            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.

                          15. f

                            fussycustomer

                            New York Area

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            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

                          16. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Charleston

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            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

                          17. IN

                            IloveNY

                            New York Area

                            61 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            61 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.

                          18. WT

                            WilliamT

                            New York Area

                            24 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            24 reviews

                            Dined on September 5, 2018

                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                            Enjoyed the food despite the noise and poor service

                          19. l

                            lisap

                            New England

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            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.

                          20. NY

                            NYCDINEDAWN

                            New York Area

                            35 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            35 reviews

                            Dined on August 30, 2018

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

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

                          21. n

                            nodiva

                            New York Area

                            22 reviews

                            5.0

                            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.

                          22. D

                            Dirtyharry666

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            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

                          23. m

                            moosino

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            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!

                          24. n

                            nodiva

                            New York Area

                            22 reviews

                            5.0

                            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.

                          25. RB

                            RandB

                            New York Area

                            56 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            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.

                          26. SJ

                            SuzyJ88

                            New York Area

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            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.

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            vip
                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 12, 2018

                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                            Cheap portions very old saying

                          28. m

                            maggie

                            New York Area

                            21 reviews

                            4.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on August 11, 2018

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                          29. a

                            anonymous2018

                            New York Area

                            55 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            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.

                          30. RO

                            RONS

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            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

                          31. BT

                            BusinessTraveller50

                            New York Area

                            31 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            31 reviews

                            Dined on July 21, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          32. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Las Vegas

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            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

                          33. C

                            Cupcake

                            New York Area

                            21 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on July 17, 2018

                            overall5food5service4ambience4

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

                          34. Y

                            Yummy

                            New York Area

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on July 12, 2018

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                          35. a

                            andrewr

                            San Diego

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            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.

                          36. JD

                            JayD

                            New York Area

                            155 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            155 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.

                          37. DD

                            DD48

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 8, 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.

                          38. s

                            ssrs

                            New York Area

                            38 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            38 reviews

                            Dined on July 7, 2018

                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                            Wonderful outdoor space

                          39. K

                            Kanno

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            vip
                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 7, 2018

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                          40. m

                            msss

                            New York Area

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on July 5, 2018

                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                            Service is very slow. Waiters not that attentive.

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