Osteria Morini - New Jersey
Everything was great as always. One of our favorite spots.
Osteria Morini never disappoints! The arugula salad is amazing and huge! I forget the name of the seafood dish (clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops and mussels in a tomato broth) but it is soooooo good. I always recommend this restaurant to others!
Good food with excellent service! Good alternative to Italian "Red Sauce" restaurants.
Thanks for the 5 stars, William. We're really glad you enjoyed your evening with us!
Food is consistently superior, especially the homemade pasta. Our server was phenomenal, made excellent cocktail and menu selections and had a great sense of humor and fun. One of our favorite restaurants, never disappoints.
Amazing food, nice servers rustic restaurant which makes it feel less fancy and increases the comfort level. Food again is on point
This is a casual restaurant that’s great for getting together with friends. The bread is very good and our party of 4 enjoyed the shrimp and calamari appetizer, salads and the pastas we ordered. The view isn’t very appealing (looking over the parking lot) but if you’re engaged in conversation it doesn’t matter. Waitress was pleasant and efficient.
The food here is consistently excellent. We love pasta Sundays, and their Tiramisu is the best!
We love it here! Food is amazing and the daily specials are great!!
Good food, good service. Wine prices are high, but typical.
We had a wonderful dinner at Osteria Morini. Chef Chris was very accomodating of my mother's pork allergy. The food was absolutely incredible. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
We always loved Osteria Morini in the city. Decided to give this location a try. Besides good service can’t say that we liked it. Food is bland, nothing to remember. No ambiance (not cozy either).
We had another great meal at Morini. My family and I love this place. Everything on the menu is delicious.
Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon.
The chef has a heavy hand with the salt and this is coming from someone who loves salt.
Desert was underwhelming apple crisp lukewarm and overly sweet, no tartness to it at all. The vanilla gelato on top was heavy more like ice cream, overall disappointed with the experience food wise.
The manager did however take the desert off the bill when he saw that I had hardly eaten it, and our water gave us very good service.
Hello, and thank you so much for your review. I'm truly sorry that there were things that you did not enjoy about your meal. I will speak with the Chef de Cuisine and the Pastry Chef to make sure that these things are corrected. Again, I appreciate the feedback. Mona Carbona Regional General Manager
Had a very nice Valentine's dinner. Was a preset three course menu but enough choices for us each to find something we liked. Food and service was great!
Thank you for your review! I'm so glad that you had a great time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Mona Carbona Regional General Manager
I always find the food here to be excellent. When you just want a great bowl of pasta and a glass of wine, this is the place to go. The pizza is the best in New Jersey, and that is an observation from someone who grew up in New York.
Dining at bar, bartender seemed overwhelmed. Dirty glasses and dishes all over. Not a good look. Once reinforcements arrived, things got straightened out. Good menu. My go to for dinner in Bernardsville area.
Great experience! Loved the food, ambiance, server, and happy it wasn’t too loud.
Really Really Like this place. The bread is one of the best EVER! I like that they have 1/2 and full portions of the dishes. The Value is extremely good. The waitress we had this time....wasn't up to par...seemed to be new and a bit too causal...but was good enough. Could it be a bit more creative...yes. But as is...still one of the best around for an outstanding Italian Meal at a very reason cost for the high quality!
We are never disappointed at Osteria Morini in Bernardsville. The food and the service are always top notch. The only issue is the noise level, which can get pretty distracting, especially seated near the kitchen. With a party of 4 or fewer, conversation is manageable; with 6 or more, distracting becomes annoying.
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.
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.
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 😊
Overpriced. It’s just a fancy pizzeria. Pizza was average. Server was very friendly and attentive.
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!!
We’ve never had a bad meal here. Everything tastes fresh and delicious!
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.
Very good but disappointed at the elimination of many of my favorite pasta dishes from the menu such as gramigna and cappelletti
Consistently great food and service
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.
Sealed the deal
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.
Great meal and wonderful evening
The fresh pasta was outstanding! The scallops cooked perfectly. I will definitely be returning
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!
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.
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.
App with shrimp and calamari was great as was spaghetti dinner with scallops shrimp.