Osteria Morini - New York

4.7
2586 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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SteveD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing drinks and delicious food.

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent.
I love this place!

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vipirwinm
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit in 2 weeks, it only gets better & better, I'd fill a bathtub with their "Downtown Martini" if I could.

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vipNickiW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Osteria Moroni used to be one of our favorite restaurants in manhattan. Seriously disappointed last night. We will not be back

After booking well in advance, we were sat in the bar area section with so much traffic and a horrible draft from the door opening and very cramped from people walking back and forth. Poor seating for sure.

Service was horrible. Waited 15 minutes for our waitress to grab our drinks that were ready at the bar after she walked past multiple times. Bread was brought to our table with no oil or butter. We asked multiple times for both and after being so hungry we ate the bread plain.

Pastas are consistently good, no complaints here.

Veal was horribly disappointing. Soggy and cold. For a ~$40 dish, we were expecting much more.

I will say osteria morni has some of the best pastas, but with bad service and paying so much, you can find pasta just as good elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too many tables. My chair kept getting bumped throughout my meal. Was very annoying.

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vipirwinm
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love is not strong enough for how I feel about Morini's! From my favorite Downtown Martini and the duck pate, every morsel was more than perfect. The only problem is getting so full that you either can't try everything you want to tey or can't finish what you ordered. Michale White is a genius who creates with such love for his art and only accepts pure perfection in whatever he serves. Do not miss a chance to experience this for yourself.

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vipAnisan
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somos de Argentina y Siempre es un placer volver a visitarlos cuando estamos en New York, la atención es excelente y la comida también!!!!!🥰🥰🥰 el espacio físico es hermoso!!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😊😊😊

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vipJoyceJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria Morini is always amazing, thank you for another outstanding meal ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious pasta ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dinner tonight. Between me and my friend we ordered 5 items from the battilardo including: prosciutto di Parma, duck liver mousse, smoked trout, parmigiano cheese with truffles, and parmigiano gelato. It came with an assortment of crostini and lard bread. Then we followed it with a pork belly appetizer which was served with arugula and filone bread. Then if that wasn’t enough, we ordered 2 pasta dishes: mezza luna and torcia. Both were excellent and cooked perfectly al dente. Then lastly we had the veal cutlet. We were so full that we couldn’t finish any of our dishes so we took a nice soggy bag to go. More food for tomorrow. Works for me! Btw, the staff was so great. They were very hospitable, knowledgeable about the menu, attentive. Every time my friend took more than 2 sips of her water, a server came and filled it up. She mentioned that she loved that any of the staff could accommodate our needs. At a lot of other establishments, only your main server can bring you another drink, or another fork, or your check. But here, everyone was working together and it was nice to see they were all a team. I’ve been here many times but it was the first for my friend. She loved it and can’t wait to come back again so we can try the rest of the menu. Thank you again for a wonderful evening. See you soon.

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RobertC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared 2 appetizers , three different pastas and a veal dish among 4 people . Everything was perfect

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vipSlw1626
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They tried sitting us at a two-top 4 inches next to another 2-top so we asked to be moved. They moved us close to another 2-top not at least it was 8 inches apart from table next to us. Food was just OK.

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vipAndrewK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very authentic style Italian osteria with the warm Italian service. Loved their food but expect big portions. Would definitely go back.

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ArthurP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food was very much like cardboard. Hard to pin down exactly, but there are a slew of these new restaurants (mostly Italian-esque) with great looking menus and a certain clinical, kitschy ambiance (I realize that sounds somewhat oxymoronic) that are super overpriced with food that’s mostly tasteless. It’s sad

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Lanie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Took my mom here for her birthday dinner. Stated in my reservation. Nothing special done by restaurant. No complimentary dessert or after dinner aperitif. I ordered and paid for a dessert once I informed hostess.
Meal was outstanding.

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vipTheTraveler
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food- EXCELLENT.
Service was good as it usually is... Better then most places in NYC....
Pasta is homemade. Cheese and meats sliced fresh, drinks generous.
You cannot go wrong with OSTERIA. Been here many times and always return if I am staying in Soho.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

food was delicious. restaurant is very noisy and tables were very close to each other

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marcusw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, super tasty with great service. Great pastas

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CarlB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

My wife and I visited this restaurant based upon the restaurateurs reputation. Unfortunately; we were extremely disappointed. We ordered two glasses of wine, an appetizer and two entrees. The frito misto came first before the wine and was extremely oily. (Too long in the fryer at the wrong temperature). The entrees were equally as bad. My wife had a veal cutlet over tasteless spinach and a cheese topping that was dry and didn’t appear freshly prepared. I had a squid ink pasta with fish that was unrecognizable. The dish looked more like a bolognese. Not as the description depicts. The wine pricey; Pinot Grigio $17/5 oz. I fully understand what the costs of operating a restaurant in Manhattan are. It’s very hard and demanding. With that said; the price and service should reflect the final product! It did not.

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vipLarryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NYC. The pasta is the best in the city but there is so much more. Been going about once a month for 5 years and don't plan to stop anytime soon. Great for families, dates, anything.

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vipAMG0825
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed this place. We have been to their NJ location many times but preferred the NYC restaurant for the food and ambiance. For us it was a great neighborhood restaurant. The only improvement I would suggest is more comfortable chairs!!

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QuayBee
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Bartender was friendly and cocktails were good but it was downhill from there. Server seemed to be barely containing annoyance at have to work. Octopus was rubbery and overdone. Salad overdressed and mains both quite salty. We had enjoyed a meal here before, but this time felt unwelcome despite a reservation and ordering a bottle of wine and the food quality was poor. Very disappointed.

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vipECNY
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

While our meal was pretty good, although not extraordinary, the service was awful. Our waiter's thick accent made it almost impossible to understand his explanation of the menu (and I am used to listening to accents.) After taking our order he disappeared. I asked a busboy for a refill of my iced tea and his response was "Ask your waiter." A while later, as we finished, a new waiter appeared at the table next to us. When we successfully flagged him down I asked if our guy had been cut and he said yes, he was now our server and brought the bill.

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vipRyan49
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great tasting food and wonderful service.
The pasta is extraordinary !

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Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved that they did a pasta that wasn’t on the brunch menu for me, thanks so much.

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vipPacificNorthGetch
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A long time fave that never disappoints. Insalata Mare and Tagliatelle.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual, the food was top notch. Our table had scallops, chicken, veal and pasta. All were perfectly prepared. We had meatball appetizer and mozzarella with endive-both delicious. The service was a little slow and surly. Unexpected. None the less, it’s our go to lower Manhattan Italian.

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vipcalabro
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters were visiting from Canada so we took them to our favorite spot. We were, yet again, absolutely blown away. The pastas were stupendous and the dry aged steak absolutely second to none. I will always bring those I care about to Osteria Morini. Kudos!

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jimh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and ambience. Lots of activity, great service. Great local place.

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vipwineslut
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel like part of the family.
This my favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan.

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viphannahbanana
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Osteria Morini! The food was amazing but the service was even better! The staff was incredibly kind and brought out a dish or two on the house when they heard it was our first time. Very cozy Italian spot, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

steak was extremely gamey and bad

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch to catch up with one of my girlfriends and the food was delicious, very fresh, great portions and exceeded expectations! Great atmosphere, and although it was pretty busy for a late brunch, the service was still excellent and our server Brian was amazing!! I’ve heard great things about their pasta, so will be back again for dinner!

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vipHollyN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply good, everytime. Get the Parm Gelato. I look forward to it every trip to NY.

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SusanS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food, very, very good. I have nothing else to write.

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vipChaseP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This has been one of my favorite lunches in NYC thus far, however the couple next to us had their food served and eaten before we even got our salads so the service was quite slow- but once we mentioned something it picked back up again. Highly recommend this food though!

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vipfoodie001
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve always enjoyed our dining experience @ Morini’s but this time was different. Our waiter was almost non existent, he came around a few times to explain the menu, take our wine order, but after that not so much. Another waiter took our order. The servers served our appetizers, when our mains came it was very salty. We sent our pastas back after one bite, then our waiter shows up & says our new orders would be out in 2 mins. There is one thing I have to mention, Morini’s makes their pasta fresh which I appreciate but for my personal taste, I would have liked my pasta cooked just a tad longer. My mistake for not specifying correctly when I ordered. I’m not a local, so this is my second time going this year. When it came time to pay the bill, our waiter shows up. Was the food good? The appetizers were good, the pasta ? I’m still on the bench with that one. Will be go back next time while in NYC? I’m not sure. Maybe give them another chance? Why not. Perhaps next year when we return to NYC.

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and lovely chill ambience

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vipkenny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot, carefully prepared food, accommodating service, nice vibe, young and old. Pasta special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

FAQs

Osteria Morini - New York does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Osteria Morini - New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 965-8777.

Osteria Morini - New York is rated 4.7 stars by 2586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.