Osteria Morini - New York

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please join us at Osteria Morini in celebrating Thanksgiving Day with some of Chef Michael White’s classic dishes and his take on traditional holiday items for a festive meal! All reservations require a credit card number to hold with a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 2526 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience/ hard pasta,loud, made us wait half hour for a table that was open...

DH
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been here many times. Food always wonderful and service exceptional. It is pricey but worth it most of the time. It is disappointing however that they won’t allow half portions of pasta as an appetizer. For a restaurant that specializes in so many delectable pastas, I would think that might be an easy accommodation. That would be my one criticism.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

EN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food + excellent service - table was not ready upon our arrival and we had to wait for 15 minutes however we were given an appetizer as appreciation for our wait which was much appreciated.

LE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best, most consistent restaurant in NYC. The cured meats and prosciutto are without equal. Kitchen is flawless. Never had a bad bite. And the staff - wine/cocktail directors in particular - are incredibly friendly, helpful and talented. A true gem.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is great

KA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at Osteria Morini. Our server Alex was very knowledgeable and helpful in helping us decide on what wines and dishes to chose. Peter manages this great establishment and was very attentive and kept checking in to make sure my date and I were okay and pleased with everything. These are the things I expect when spending our hard earned money but we all know this isn't always the case. Peter and Alex rolled out the red carpet and treated me and my date like regulars. The food and service is exeptional and I'm excited about returning for another delicious meal real soon.

Thank you for being excellent hosts Peter and Alex. See you soon!

Regards,
Kenyatta Adams

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVED THE FOOD!!!! Service was impeccable and food was unreal!

TS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were incredible.

EW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Sat at bar for dinner since table not ready. Indifferent service from bartender- too busy talking to other bartender

w
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the Tortellini en Brodo and the Maile Milanese were outstanding.
Service was also excellent.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The only downside to our experience was that we waited well beyond our reservation time to be seated. We were seated about a half hour after our reservation time. Once we were seated, we were right by the kitchen door.

N
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was in Soho and was looking for a place to eat. Saw this restaurant on Opentable and decided to book. We got there a bit earlier than the dinner service started so they asked us to wait. While waiting, they were friendly and opened conversation noticing that we were tourists.

We ordered the squid ink pasta and the seafood pasta (can't remember the names of the dishes) and both were absolutely delicious. The bread was freshly baked and served with extra virgin olive oil. For dessert we ordered the pistachio gelato and they gave us a free scoop of sorbet. It was a great way to end the meal.

The staff, food, and atmosphere were great and we will definitely go back the next time we are in NYC.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Amazing food but service was lacking in several ways.

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic! Our waitress was phenomenal, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Highly recommended!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service.

LL
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great variety of pasta dishes and main course meat and fish dishes with seasonal variety. It was hopping on the Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend. Nice vibe. My husband has a little trouble hearing on his left side and the noise level was strong but not overwhelming at least for him. The tables are fairly close to each other so if you want to have a quiet conversation I would choose somewhere else.

LR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Thought it would be better. Just okay. With all the options for Italian food in NYC I would go somewhere else

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Un restaurante agradable!

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DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I love going into Little Italy to have Italian cuisine, but Osteria Morini was the best choice for a yummy Italian dinner. Don't expect the typical dishes found in most Italian Restaurants. The dishes are unique and beautifully presented. The portions are perfect and not overwhelming. The service was prompt and the waite staff was on their toes ready to assist with any need. I suggest you take a look at the on-line menu before going since the dishes are are a step above most Italian restaurants. I highly recommend this excellent restaurant.

T
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time visiting and another great experience.

KK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great meal in every respect. Our waiter, Sean, was very attentive, knowledgeable and polite.

MB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta at this restaurant was incredible. We also had wonderful wine. I went with family and both our meals were outstanding and we would definitely return. My only qualm was that our pasta came out maybe 5 minutes after we ordered and it felt rushed and we would have rather enjoyed our bread and wine before eating our main course.

h
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch place, great food. We went for a birthday celebration and loved being in Soho with so many things to do.

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, everything was impeccable!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is always great, stable and reliable, so we can choose here for friends get-together. The service is prompt and appropriate, they always keep their eye on what we need, when we need.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a very very leisurely pace which was much appreciated. The staff didn’t rush us and waited until we were done with appetizers to bring out our mains. Nice touch!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This is mighty Italian food restaurant.

AK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was spectacular as usual. Amazing food and service!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in NYC, we make point to go there when we are in town. We especially enjoy the Tortellini in Brodo and the Gramigna. Everything we've eaten there has been good but those two are especially tempting and hard to pass up. The house-made sodas are interesting and should be given a try. The wait staff is attentive, on the ball and make dining there a treat. We look forward to our next dining experience at Osteria Morini.

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious! My friends and I really enjoyed the mafalde with seafood, fusilli with pork, and tagliatelle with bolognese. You must save room for the budino. I can't wait to go back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience - we heard good things and it exceeded our expectations! We did the pasta tasting with a wine pairing and it was delicious and an overall delight!

TW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience! Our server, Samantha, great member of awesome staff!

SC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Unattractive waitstaff. Wouldn’t recommend based on experience.

B
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and service
Lots of fun

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Tomahawk steak over cooked first time then returned with half the amount of steak the second time. Was supposed to be 40 oz but when they comped us a 14 oz ribeye to make up for it there was more edible meat by far. Problem was the tomahawk cost 140 and the ribeye 45. Handled wrong should have comped the tomahawk which was a joke and charged for the well prepared ribeye. We are not cost conscious ordered a 165 dollar Barolo and do not spending for a great meal but this was very disappointing.
Expected more from a Michael White Restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian meal I’ve ever had! Highlight of our trip, no doubt! Incredible food, excellent and knowledgeable wait staff, couldn’t recommend this place enough!

WA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta and pork chops!

D
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Kourtney our server was great!!! Food was great. The tables are very tight there but we were lucky to sit on the bar.

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