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About Osteria Morini - New Jersey

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.

107 Morristown Road (Route 202 N)
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Finley Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 221-0040

Website:
http://www.osteriamorininj.com/

Catering:
Pretty much anything that the guest would imagine; from only food to a full event outdoor, to a special meal cooked by Chef in your own home.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Knevals

Private Party Facilities:
We offer semi-private parties during the week and private parties on the weekends for lunch. We also offer full buyouts of the restaurant. In addition, contact Francois for any catering inquires.

Private Party Contact:
Gerardo Giorgio: (908) 221-0040

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Osteria Morini - New Jersey Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It is worth noting that the pasta is homemade which is rare to find these days. IMO no good Italian restaurant should make pasta from the box. You can tell the difference and that is where Osteria Morini sets itself apart. All of the food is good, but the apps/salads and the pasta are exceptional. Other entrees are good, but wont necessarily leave you wit the same feeling as the pasta. All desserts are exceptional as well.

I was there on a Monday night, only ones in the restaurant (not a busy night in Bernardsville). Started at 8 PM, by the time we were eating entree's the restaurant was all cleaned up and ready to close, but I get it. Note that this did not hinder service. Great beers, I am sure the wine list is good too.

Its not cheap, but it won't break the bank. The food is priced appropriately for the quality. There are more expensive restaurants in the area with worse quality food.

Ambiance: The bar feels just right, its got that good old European tap, wooden ceilings, open kitchen. Everything looks right. But the music is a bit off. Classic Rock.... odd choice for this restaurant.

Definitely worth coming here a few times to taste a few items. Their pasta's come in half and full sizes, so you can order more to taste.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good as always. Service was a bit slow especially since it was a weeknight and not very crowded. We will be back. Pastas all yummy and fresh.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

It was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and like this restaurant a lot but it’s a little over priced . Cocktails are ridiculously expensive and portions are relatively small , but the quality of the food is very good . The homemade pastas are really good , even the gluten free😉 we had a nice dinner but the service was very poor and the bill was around $400 for 6 people
Still love this place but wish they would make a few changes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, ambience, sort of an open kitchen concept. The service is good, nothing extraordinary but the food was well presented, tasty and the price was right. I found the price on their wine list expensive for my taste. Paid 16 Dollars for a rather mediocre glass of wine. Other than that I recommend this place for Italian food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

best italian restaurant in nj. homemade pasta
wonderful quality of ingredients and preparations.
honest food
Delicious food.
comfortable hip ambience
so-so service

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had not been yet, but wanted to give it a try for a casual week night dinner. Food was just OK...and pricey for what it was. I don't think I would go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really loved our dinner here- the food was excellent and our service was outstanding, even on a busy Saturday night. A little pricey but that's normal for the area. Pastas were particularly excellent. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, terrific service. Innovative menu. Will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My husband and I thought the food was exceptional. Wine by the glass was pricey. Wait staff was very good. Bathrooms could use a cleaning and dusting... Had to add...sorry.Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Food as always. Just horrible service as always. Drinks from bar take forever to get to table. The waitstaff is clueless about service. Plates and glasses literally dropped on the table in a haphazard fashion.

The kitchen was very slow. A long wait between appetizers and the main course. But the food is delicious. What can you do.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Had a reservation for 8pm for 8 people. Didn’t have the table ready and then they tried to seat us at a table meant for 4 with expandle pop up sections which only expands to a table for 6. You would think for a reservation for 8 they would have better prepared themselves. Obviously not.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve there. The service was very slow and in-attentive.
It was a fix price menu and we felt it was way too pricey for what it was.
There were a few people roaming around the room all the time, which we assumed were management, but we couldn’t figure out why it took so many of them to do nothing for Service .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Osteria Morini is always great! It is perfect for date night and the atmosphere is cozy, the food is amazing and Veronica provides the best service. This is our favorite local restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Another winner from Chef Micheal White. Casual but cozy setting. Gluten free pasta is made in house and was delicious. Pastas are available in full and half orders. Good wine by the glass selections. We enjoyed the chocolate flourless cake - if you are GF - ask them to leave out the cookie crumbs and the affogato.

We will definitely go back the next time we're in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and a great value

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wrong order was placed and with the wait for right order, we didn’t eat at the same time. Food is usually very good but the veal for both meals was very dry. Restaurant was not busy, so it was surprising that the service and food were so disappointing

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were sad and disappointed. We have been loyal customers since this restaurant opened and have watched the food quality decline. The food was overly salty and cheesy overcoming the fresh pasta. The wait staff is young and sweet but untrained. In a nearly empty restaurant we were seated next to a large multi generational party. The children were largely unsupervised and playing with various noisy toys throughout the meal.

If the food was up to its original standards we might have overlooked the rude party but the total experience made us not want to return. We are truly sad as this was our "go to" fresh pasta and cheese and meat board restaurant. We won't be returning

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was outstanding, some of the best we’ve had. The ingredients were fresh. Unfortunately, three dishes arrived cold and rather than reheat them as requested the kitchen remade them and it was over a half hour until everyone at the table had their food. We were told the delay was because the oven broke.

When the dishes finally came back out one had a melted piece of what appeared to be plastic in it.

The management apologized and removed those meals from the bill but unfortunately, it was too late to correct the errors at that point. Half of our party went home unfed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We’ve been here several times before and loved it each time. This time was way way off. The waiter was awful - couldn’t recommend a pasta or choices for the charcuterie, told us they were out of the cocktail that we ordered that was on the menu - 10 minutes later the bartender brought it over??? And when questioned to be sure he had to run back to double check and make sure it was actually for our table? Every other time we’ve had great service and great food - this time the food was good but service and overall vibe (1/3 empty at 8pm on a Saturday night?) was not something I would choose to return for

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

great restaurant
outstanding food
warm, wonderful ambience
feels like Italy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Went to dinner with a friend who had a gift card she had received as a gift. The food was great. The wine was wonderful. The service from our waiter was terrible and put a dent in the evening. He was unhappy with the lack of help in the restaurant which he vocalized to us.
Definitely not the caliber of staff this restaurant should be employing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We went two times in one week. The first time was this past Friday. The restaurant was very full. Our friends arrived before us, and were seated and had their drinks. When our server came over and took the drink order, we expected ours to arrive in a few minutes. NOPE. we waited and waited and the drinks were wrong. Again another long wait. That experience ruined the rest of the dinner. My appetite was gone. We decided to try again last night. Restaurant not nearly as crowded, but still the same slow service. Long wait for drinks, and the meal took forever to come to the table. I wanted the chicken but the restaurant didn’t have chicken last night. Settled for mixed grill and it was just okay. I will not go back. As Due Terre, this restaurant was great. Not anymore. Sorry for the bad review but I can’t think of anything nice to put down here.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been here three times now and each time was outstanding. Consistency is key with me and I know I can have the same dish prepared the same way and never be disappointed. Everything is good -- the buratta appetizer with figs & prosciutto is amazing, and we always get the Zuppa de Pesce -- but where they really excel is their pastas. Each one is prepared thoughtfully with the freshest ingredients and homemade pasta and they are better than anything I've ever had in the area. I also love the bustling open kitchen and general positive vibe. Go!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great dining experience with my wife and 2 grandchildren, one picky the other a gourmand. Everyone was pleased

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was perfect as it has always been since we started coming for dinner in 2014.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Acoustic problem has been greatly improved...could actually have a conversation at our table! The food has always been divine, and still is, thankfully, even after a long hiatus between visits.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and recommendations by the server were spot on. I had the roasted mushroom pasta and it was delicious, tasty and sophisticated. REally happy . Our friends had the Bronzino and said it was the best they have ever had, it can often be tasteless and plain. Very impressed, we will definitely go back again. It was even better than when we were there a year ago.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Italian wine list. Pasta dishes reasonable and good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very delicious. However, the prices were ridiculously high when the wait staff is in jeans and plaid flannel shirts. Expected somewhere a little fancier for what we were charged. Unfortunately will not be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was good, service was excellent. I had the bourbon drink on the cocktail menu and it was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food is really delicious (Garganelli pasta is our favorite, and the Monday night pasta special for $10 can't be beat). Still, the service is usually terrible. We've had a few instances where it was good, but that seems to be waiter specific. They did a better job this time of filling our water glasses (still can't understand why they don't give bigger glasses), but they forgot our bread. We saw a table next to us get a second basket, so we wondered if they got our bread by mistake? We even asked the waiter for break, but they never brought it out. This seems par for the course (on a previous night, they brought the bread as we were getting ready to pay - really?). I don't understand how the service is so terrible, but the food is so delicious. It's worth it, but it's annoying, too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice experience. Good Italian food and cheese plate appetizer. Really good bread.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food, the service, the atmosphere - lovely. Brought mom here for her birthday dinner and she was enamored with the homemade Burrata and the Capaletti pasta dish. Do not skip dessert, the Budino and the gelato were a fantastic addition to our meals!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food, great service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Delicious food with a rustic feeling backdrop to go along with it. Wine is superb as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great menu, excellent service. I would recommend OM to anyone. Just a lovely experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Preposterously overpriced. Good food but small portions. Would be a good recommend if priced appropriately.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Sadly a disappointment. Food and ambiance was a shade of it's former life as Due Terra. No change in sound lever, perhaps worst. It's very noisy and could not hold a reasonable conversation. Had planned on bringing another couple but decided to check it out first. A wise decision.

The food has become dull and lacking the creativity of old. Waiter staff was competent but seemed rushed and distracted. It was a Friday and busy, so perhaps they were just at their limit.

The place seemed busy and I can only hope that carries through for the entire week, but for me, with so many good restaurants around what's the point?

Tags: Good for Groups
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