Osteria Morini - New Jersey

4.3
667 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Osteria Morini, first introduced in 2010 to New York’s Soho neighborhood, was conceived from Chef Michael White’s dream to bring the same soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region to the United States. After making our original home in Soho, in downtown Manhattan we thought it was time to share the love with the Garden State. Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group have always made a commitment to bring top quality food from New York to New Jersey. That commitment has been reaffirmed by bringing the highly acclaimed Soho restaurant, Osteria Morini, to Bernardsville, New Jersey.
What 667 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy this restaurant- the food is always excellent and portions are good, but definitely not inexpensive. Worth it for us for a splurge. Nice atmosphere and service.

Report
Helpful
e
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

OM provides a consistent and pleasurable experience. However it is recognized that regulars, for which we are not, get specialized attention not afforded to the less frequent visitor. This being said, overall a very nice evening.

Report
Helpful
JB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Creative menu and wonderful pasta. It’s a good place for dinner with family and/or friends. Tables are pretty close and it is a bit noisy but not unbearably so. We’ve been here three times and always come away happy 😊

Report
Helpful
u
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Overpriced. It’s just a fancy pizzeria. Pizza was average. Server was very friendly and attentive.

Report
Helpful
LL
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat at the bar New Years Eve. It was a limited menu which was fine. The food was delicious, the bartender was fun and pleasant and very attentive. We really enjoyed our evening!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve never had a bad meal here. Everything tastes fresh and delicious!

Report
Helpful
CG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This placed used to pride itself on serving fabulous seasonal dishes with authentic flavors. With the inclusion of their Nicholetta’s menu, the choices have become scarce and the pride in their dishes has gone downhill. This is still a frequent spot for me, as they do provide excellent service and the food is still tasty, but I’m not sure for how much longer. Their half price pasta night recently moved from Mondays to Sundays, which is never a good sign... -And they should think about keeping an eye out on their liquor usage/costs. Saw the bar staff taking in one too many “tastings”, even when not serving customers. I hope Morini rebounds and focuses on what made this restaurant unique and widely revered. For me though, I’m definitely on the lookout for another place to frequent.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good but disappointed at the elimination of many of my favorite pasta dishes from the menu such as gramigna and cappelletti

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service

Report
Helpful
AF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good

Report
Helpful
J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having been to the DC location we couldn’t wait to go back to Bernardsville to have Capeletti. OMG the truffle and butter sauce is amazing. Added benefit on Sunday night only $12. Also try the Polpetti appetizer- great for sharing.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sealed the deal

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot. Not your everyday Italian, as the dishes are more sophisticated, but well thought out and well crafted. It’s a great place to try something out of your comfort zone. Dessert was outstanding as well, and our waiter was welcoming and attentive.

Report
Helpful
S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and wonderful evening

Report
Helpful
M
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fresh pasta was outstanding! The scallops cooked perfectly. I will definitely be returning

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was really bad. It took so long for food to arrive, waitress disappeared, the table assistant/ atttendant did not speak english.. we felt absolutely abandond. The food was good as always but the experience this time was very bad!

Report
Helpful
c
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to for business or personal. Sold on the polpettini and there pastas. Pizza great, and available next door during the day at sister pizzeria Nicoletta.

Report
Helpful
GG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

6 guests enjoyed dinner here one Sunday 6 pm. A decent sized family crowd with children. Service was ok. Fritto misto was interesting fried app. Mixed reviews. I liked it. I also had a chopped salad which had good ingredients, but lacked garlic or spice or pepperoncini, which would have made it better. Two meatball snobs gave them a 5/10 rating. Mheh. Pasta orders were pronounced good. As a gluten, sugar, and nightshade avoider, I would like to try a fish next time. Also need a basil pesto something. Maybe I’ll ask the chef to help me out next time.

Report
Helpful
G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

App with shrimp and calamari was great as was spaghetti dinner with scallops shrimp.

Report
Helpful
MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Having been going since Osteria opened. The pasta menu has changed and not for the better. Bolognese sauce recipe not the same preferred old recipe. Gramigna pasta with sauce from old menu was better. Branzino was excellent.

Report
Helpful
LC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great taste and decor. Definitely a good place I will visit again.

Report
Helpful
d
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had great service from Kevin. The food was very good & a great drink from the bartender 👍🏻. But it is s little noisy because of the “open concept “ and hard surfaces. Still a great stop & the owners home grown Cabernet wine was top notch. We’ll be back!

Report
Helpful
EC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Too noisy for business discussions even on a Wednesday night. Waitress was inattentive, didn't give us utensils, left our wine in the ice bucket away from our table and only came to refill for us once, have to ask for butter twice,...

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frito Misto was the best I have ever had!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorite restaurants. Especially in Morris County!

Report
Helpful
AN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Attentive waitstaff and everyday specials. A true NYC gem right in suburbia.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always with a very attentive staff. Our waitress Lindsay goes above and beyond to make the dining experience awesome. The food is so good and prepared with ♥️. A favorite of ours.

Report
Helpful
l
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with the best service!

Report
Helpful
r
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waiter wasn't very good.
I asked for a glass of Malbec and was told they don't have Malbec by the glass so I requested
the house Pinot Noir which was okay at best. When my bill came the glass of wine was $22.00 and when I asked the waiter how it could be that much he said that he didn't know so rather than argue over the bill I just paid it and left.

I've dined here before and it was much better all around perhaps something has changed with regards to management or the chef.

It's a shame

Report
Helpful
p
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The lasagna was very good.

The eggplant rollatini was soggy, the accompanying pasta was chewy.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant!! The food is superb & the cocktails as well. We recommend it highly.

Report
Helpful
JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food consistently good, very loud, odd dining music, very busy wait staff can be somewhat inattentive, salt & pepper shakers were empty, we were not offered any bread or grated cheese.

Report
Helpful
NR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family was very pleased with the food and the service. We will go back!

Report
Helpful
BD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Chef white your creations are delicious! Wonderful oasis in a county of below average restaurants.
Great for all occasions and cravings

Report
Helpful
JL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While my friend and I planned to be seated; seating was available at the bar so we dined there. Our bartender, Veronica, was on top of her game and made the evening all the more fun.

Report
Helpful
FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good the service was horrible the noise level even only having 3 other tables was so Lou did you could not have a conversation I would only recommend to some one in the are Not worth the drive for me

Report
Helpful
F
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice B'Day dinner. Food on point as always. Service good.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and design!

Report
Helpful
R
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

Report
Helpful
a
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trouble-free: Good service, good ambiance, menu straightforward, food was well proportioned, wine list a bit pricey but can BYO as an option.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
17

Tweets by Osteria Morini - New Jersey