Osteria Morini DC

4.7
1915 reviews
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Italian
Whether it be fo Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating view by the water in Navy Yard.

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r
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. Our server was very warm and personal. The food was fantastic. Three different dishes that all of us approved of.

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r
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was easy to get in a must do restaurant...well worth it! The service all around was friendly, courteous and all around great.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food has generally good but we were not happy with the prefix family style on mother's day. The portions we're exceedingly small and some of the food bland.

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HV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistent. One of my go to places in DC. Food is really good. Location is great—esp when weather is nice.

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WM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time there. Feel like we are treated as family.

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EK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limited but excellent menu

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, the ingredients were fresh, the attention to detail in food preparation was exceptional. Great presentation too. The portions were well thought out... not a huge pile of food, but enough that we could enjoy some leftovers the next day. All in all a great experience.

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JE
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious pasta!! We really loved our meal. One of the best Italian spots we've tried in DC.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom flew in from out of town and we had a lovely meal! Will definitely come back!

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s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good recepie and good ingredient, price for the wine a little high

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great location

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JF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic pasta, great service, friendly atmosphere! Great night at Osteria Morini!

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve eaten here a few times and I had a great experience but on this occasion the food and the service was poor.

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PM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always first rate. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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JP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable evening with out of town Family. We were able to dine outside on a beautiful April evening. The Branzino was top notch

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BM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friendly ambiance and tasty food. A welcomed spot we enjoy before attending Arena Stage plays.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town

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AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just spectacular! Had the prosciutto with cheese for appetizer, and the raviolis for main course. Everything was right on point. Great for a date. Oceanfront view!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service wasn’t great.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burger !

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SS
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very nice. The Chop and pasta were great

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TB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything we had was fantastic! Especially liked the ravioli.

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KM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall very lackluster. $26 for a little spaghetti is high when it’s essentially butter salt and pepper. Could have used upfront service when walking in. Just overpriced for what you get. Menu never changes as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was INCREDIBLE. However, it seriously looked like they made one order and split it between the two of us since we both ordered the Spaghetti Pomodoro. Not even half of the plate (which was a smaller size than everyone else’s around too) was filled, and we both finished in literally(we counted) 5 fork-fulls. For $23 a person for spaghetti, I’d expect to leave not starving-especially since Everyone else around had normal portions. Had it not been so damn good, I would’ve been much more upset than I already am. Guess they treated us like kids or second class citizens since we didn’t go for any of the wine ...

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S
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

I've been here a couple of times. This time we sat outside and sat, unfortunately, too closely to an obnoxious table who had their feet up, swearing loudly and generally just being drunk and obnoxious. It spoiled the mood of the evening as we couldn't even hear our group talking as they were being that loud. Needless to say we rushed our food and got out of there.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Loud table next to us , drunks from the baseball game!

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AJ
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - we had a Caesar salad (love those fried capers!), wine, squid ink pasta and lobster ravioli. Soooo good. We split the pistachio lemon dessert and a couple of Amari. Swrvice was great and dood delicious. We'll definitely come back!

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Osteria Morini never disappoints. The food is spectacular and the staff is always accommodating. I’m not wild about their cocktails so I would recommend opting for a glass of wine with your meal.

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CG
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a community gem! We found Osteria through the Open Table app and couldn't have been happier. The food was superb and $13 pasta night made it that much more enjoyable. We look forward to coming back!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The parmigiano gelato must be tried !!!
Overall amazing Italian kitchen.
Prosciutto di Parma 20 months superb!!!

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Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Indifferent service for late lunch to celebrate birthday as noted on reservation. Served dry overdone partially burnt cutlet entree that should not have left kitchen! Other food good to excellent so would give them another chance.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. “A memorable meal”. Thank you to Franklin our server!

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Loved it.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Everything was delicious - could not get enough of the bread. Amazing lunch.

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l
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food (especially the pasta) is always spot on and the service is excellent. The views and ambiance are bright but cozy.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

In advance of a theater production performance we were attending, my friend and I decided to dine as first-timers to this establishment. Service was excellent with a sommelier who was must knowledgeable and made a fine red wine recommendation. The atmosphere was most attractive and there was good energy in the room. We found the menu limited for our palates; however, the rigatoni we both had was delicious although it could use a tad less salt. We would be willing to come back.

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LD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fabulous. Very accommodating when we were sat by the door and wanted another spot that was a little less drafty! Also appreciate their attention to detail with coming in for birthdays!

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. The only issue was the guests at our neighboring table who were very boisterous to the point of screaming as they spoke.

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