Osteria Morini - New York

4.6
2425 reviews
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Osteria Morini - New York is a authentic rustic Italian restaurant by acclaimed and award winning Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini - New York Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first downtown restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.
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JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, pleasant ambience , service friendly but not very attentive.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good place just felt like I was being upselled and “sold to” vs being treated as a guest.

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JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Spectacular food. Wonderful ravioli, Cappelletti and beautiful homemade pasta with a wonderful Ragu.

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RS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’ve been here for dinner and it was hands down THE BEST food and service I’ve ever had in a NYC restaurant. This time was not the same. We came for brunch early this past Sunday so it wasn’t even busy to use as an excuse for the terrible service. We never received offers for more wine, then it was miscommunicated and it never came because we apparently told the wrong person we wanted another glass... waters weren’t replenished... and the main dishes were just blah. My spaghetti special has zero flavor and my friend had another pasta with truffles and it too was bland. I guess I’ll try again for dinner because it was so good that time. I just want to relive THAT same experience...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time we come here. Food is insanely good and not one of those places that has a 3 hour wait or you have to reserve the table a month in advance.
Fantastically run/managed restaurant too - service is great, staff is super nice, attentive and helpful.
12/10 will be back again.

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J
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and Sommelier suggested exceyeine based on what we described.
Very personable and knowledgeable staff
Food was delicious!
Perfect evening!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

still amazing - love osteria

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was outstanding except for our server. Gave no recommendations and seemed very uninspired. Our food came out and she did not come over to check on us. I had to flag her down for pepper. Rest of service was great. Still the food was great would recommend.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in SoHo. Solid food, excellent atmosphere. The hostess/manager was very friendly and a great brand ambassador for the restaurant.

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FK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for casual brunch, food is high-quality and the service is great. Lovely waitress and host, calm and nice ambiance. Go here instead of their crowded and noisy neighbors if you want to have a conversation with your party.

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LF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service!

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Beautiful ambiance, delicious house made pasta, and incredibly attentive service. I love the open kitchen where you can see all the excitement. Don’t skip the bread, it’s perfection. Another great touch: home made soda!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my favorite restaurant in the city.

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!!!

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R
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good pasta, cooked perfectly!

Appetizer menu could improve.

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d
New York Area
161 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely brunch, with excellent frittata. Already looking forward to going fir dinners

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch!

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MD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very cute and the staff at the hostess stand were super friendly. I would definitely recommend it. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that while our waitress was very nice and competent, we waited a long time before she took our drink order and was in the corner talking to coworker for a long tome. I would definitely recommend the pastas over the meat entrees. The pastas were fantastic.

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JD
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, just like at the other Morini locations. I would go back here any time. It is not an inexpensive choice, but portions are generous.

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Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buratta was delicious. Homemade pasta was all amazing. Waitstaff was knowledgeable about the Italian wines and picked a perfect one for us.

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V
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific italian food. Lively, upbeat atmosphere. Decor of restaurant has a rustic, inviting feel adding to the comfortable atmosphere. Tables quite close together and the place was packed, but despite that the noise level was very pleasant for good conversation. Will definitely be back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so worth it and great wine list

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M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was great so friendly and accommodating. I've been coming here for years and they never disappoint. No matter how busy or slow they are they are always excellent with their service!

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my wife have been to New York twice. We have also been to Osteria Morini twice. This is no coincidence.
It was first brought to our attention by the late and great Anthony Bourdain in one of his shows and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food really feels home-cooked - but home-cooked packed with flavour. Staff were brilliant too, making great suggestions and being super attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is delicious as usual. Confused about how the table that was seated after us and next to us got their order taken first. However, still loved the setting, which is family style, and a great spot to bring friends. Great wine!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic ! Service was a little slow but was not in a hurry- so that was fine. Food was excellent - the staff was very friendly and would def return!

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G
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Warm Italian vibe in a casual rustic setting and wonderful selection of appetizers and handmade pastas with both classic and innovative garnish combinations (duck, apple and parsnips!). A wider selection of meat-free mains would be nice, but the food prices are very reasonable for the quality, though the wine list is more than a tad overpriced. Our server was professional and efficient but so aloof she put a chill on the table every time she came around. Perhaps because we didn't all go for 3 courses each? It put a damper on the experience but didn't prevent us from enjoying the food!

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P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here w my family for Xmas Eve and everything was amazing! The service, the food & the vibe was great. I Will definitely be back and kudos to the chef and staff for a both delicious & wonderful experience.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great gem in the middle of a lot of commercialized spots. Recommend this for a nice date.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the braised octopus and the bruschetta, pasta wise the truffled ricotta ravioli and the tagilette. They were amazing. Highly recommend

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Wonderful and friendly staff. Feels like home.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great, actually amazing as usual. Service not so much.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before your blown away by the outstanding and well thought out menu you’re welcomed by a warm and inviting atmosphere. Wether you’re sitting at the bar for a cocktail and a small plate or seated in the dining room, the experience and food are truly wonderful.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good ambience, great service; overall value was very good

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

In a neighborhood crowded with lots of hip joints to dine, Osteria Morini stands out as a complete find. The kind of place the locals go.

Good, creative, comfort Italian...Dessert is as good as the main course. Salads are a meal. Relaxed, casual, reasonably priced with an active bar scene. Everyone seems happy.

A few points off for a clunky waitress and host, not horrible, just a bit off. Otherwise, a great casual spot to add to the NYC dining lineup.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent veal
Very good Barolo
Very good Brunello
Very good soppressata
Very good squacquerone
Good bruschetta
Good speck
Good prosciutto
Good parmigiano
Good cappelletti with white truffles
Good gelato and sorbet (very good gingerbread cookie)
Disappointing garganelli with white truffles

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pastas and warm service made for a fun evening. Would happily go back. Get the truffled ricotta tortolinni and the whipped parmasean. By far the two best things we had.

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SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and outstanding service! True NY gem.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience all around. Food, service, atmosphere was all excellent.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pasta...perfect servis....

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