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About Osteria Morini - New York

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.

218 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - 11:00pm; Thursday-Saturday: 5pm - 12:00am; Sunday 5pm - 11:00pm Interim Menu Served Everyday from 3:30 - 5pm

Cross Street:
Spring

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 965-8777

Website:
http://www.osteriamorini.com/

Parking Details:
There are parking garages nearby.

Public Transit:
6 at Spring Street. N,R at Prince. B,D,F,M at Broadway/Lafayette.

Executive Chef:
Michael White

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are serving a 4-course pre fix menu for Monday February 13th and Tuesday February 14th in recognition of Valentine's Day. It is $75 per person with a choice of appetizer, pasta, entree, and dessert from our regular dinner menu. We will also be offering specials that can also be included in the price-fixed menu. We will not be offering an a la carte dinner menu on these dates.

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Osteria Morini - New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

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4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (25)
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Authentic (20)
Comfort Food (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Business Meals (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very casual. Attentive wait person. Food very good and prepared well. A must try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Quite possibly the best pasta in NYC. Bang for the buck is great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I make sure to dine here every time I come to NYC. The pasta selection changes seasonally and is always inventive and delicious. The staff is incredibly knowledgable to help narrow down decisions and provide wine pairing suggestions.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very attentive staff providing excellent service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Osteria Morini was excellent. It is the best Italian restaurant that we have ever been to outside of Italy. It is a true gem. We look forward to returning the next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent Food, great Service , beautiful restaurant worth the price if the noise level would not have been so intense.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We dined here on Monday night for their weekly pasta night, when all of the pastas are price at $12. Its well worth the value, and it is some of the best pasta in the city! The food is phenomenal. I've dined here dozens of times. This place is definitely worth a try if you have a palate that's craving pasta or just some really good mixed Italian drinks and other delectable hearty Italian dishes. Their menu goes beyond pasta night with plenty of good selections. Definitely drop in and give this pasta Mecca a try! Happy holidays

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Have been six or seven time and this place never disappoints. Service is always great, staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Wine list and cocktails are great, and the pasta is some of the best I've tried in the city.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend for special occasions or just a meal out

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

From SC...we found this place and as we sat down a NYC friend texted us and recommended it!!! It was great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Warm and comfortable, and the food is authentic and delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our waitress, Lily, was very attentive and a delightful personality.
The noise level made it difficult to hear the servers or my eating companion. As the crowd began to thin the noise level improved.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food here is really amazing, please try the pasta with ink is delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The bartender was friendly and helped us get our Manhattans quickly. It was snowing and we were beaten down by the cold, so this was appreciated! The staff quickly seated us and we were given time to relax and look at the menu. I recommend the veal and the mushrooms. Really enjoyed the ambiance. Will return next time we're in NYC!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Second time to be there and it was even better than the first! The service was incredible and the food did not disappoint.

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

Pasta is unbelievable, comfortable place, great wine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Amazing pasta

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is our VERY VERY favorite restaurant! We visit NYC every December and can't wait for our night at Osteria Morini! Thank you for treating us so special!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant. I have also been to the DC location. The food is always excellent. The pasta is to die for; my favorite is the cappelletti. The service is outstanding and I will definitely be returning when I come to NY again. The pasta is so fresh and just melts in your mouth. I can't say enough good things; just go you won't regret it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

awesome place. highly recommend. can't wait to go back

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday and to feel home again. It worked! Everything was amazing, true Italian style food, delicious and affordable. I loved it and I will definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The risotto wasn't cooked enough

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

Food and service very good. One issue, they pack the tables together. Its borderline obnoxious.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very hit or miss, but the hits are excellent and the miss isn't terrible. Just need to know what to order. The Polpettine are just ok, the Cappelletti is incredible, the Lasagna ok, the steaks great, the brussels sprouts undercooked in a 1970's sort of way, the budino delicious. More importantly, when a customer says we'd like the antipasti, then the salad, then the pasta, then the entrees, that should mean sequentially, not the antipasti with the salad and the pasta with the entrees. After it is delivered, it is too late. Unacceptable, especially in an Italian restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and ambiance w

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Most enjoyable experience from warm welcoming greeting to friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Each course from arugula salad to tagliatelle bolognes to special veal chop entree was top notch. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a fantastic restaurant experience. We had a late dinner reservation but we were starving by 6pm. We stopped by the restaurant to see if they could seat us any earlier. They were very accommodating and offered to seat us at the chef’s table. This was better than we could have imagined. We were seated in front of Finn(I’m sorry if I’m getting his name incorrectly) who was just amazing to watch. He was so meticulous with everything he did and his attention to detail was just so fun to watch. My husband and I are both in healthcare and very conscious of cleanliness. Finn probably went through an entire box of gloves while we watched him cook. So many people in the restaurant business think that if they put on gloves they are fine to touch anything and everything and never change their gloves. Fin changed gloves after everything he touched. He would make a salad - which was an absolutely amazing process to watch - touch for instance, the refrigerator handle, then change his gloves to come back to finishing the plate. The attention to detail was just unbelievable. The food was fantastic. They had many gluten free options (I have celiac disease) and the service was awesome. Great experience. I will definitely return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were very dissapointed with our meal once the check arrived and we saw that we were charged $75 for the special pasta although the waiter didn’t mention the price when we put our order, and it wasn’t in the menu or on the board. We think this is SO no right to treat the customer in a way that will give him such a bad taste by the end of the meal. We don’t mind paying such price, if we were told in advance and certainly not to hear him saying ti the couple in the table next to us ‘glad that you were not ‘high maintenance ‘ pointing at us.
Ceryainly we paid the vheck and more but we will never return and won’t recommend !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The pasta is to die for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is delicious. The ambience is warm and nice !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

When traveling to NY we would never miss a visit to Osteria Morini. The Torcía is outstanding!
The wine selection is exceptional . Reservation is suggested .

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, good service. The specials are really good Italian food. The idea of having a “plateau” with diferent cheese and Italian meat as an appetizer it is a very good one.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went here for my "carbo-loading" (special) dinner the night before the NYC marathon. I randomly chose something on the board -- I asked the server about it; really wanted something flavorful. She said it was. Holy mackerel that was an amazing dish...flavorful it was, one of my favorite dishes this year. It's called a spinosini, with squid ink pasta, shrimp, seafood with a subtle crunch. Superb and delightful! The service also was top-notch; always attentive, even for someone who'd come solo!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great fresh Italian food ! Felt like I was In Italy !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

i love this place, best pasta in town. My husband had other plans and cancelled them when he found out where i was having lunch. we had our brunch and ordered pastas to take home.. LOVE THIS PLACE

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Well I don’t want to get in trouble with my friends at the DC Morini, but the NY flagship has got it going on. They do fish so incredibly well here it’s hard to pass it up. The Branzino tonight was done to perfection. My friend had the Grimigna pasta, one of my all time favorites. If you’re looking for an amazing meal with some Northern Italian panache you’ve got to stop by.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great loved

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was very disappointed... found this place highly rated on Zagat, but the food was not good and the service was very slow... definitely not coming back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I went to this restaurant a few years ago and it was a wonderful, elegant dining experience. This time it was pretty much a completely different place- not at all elegant, kind of loud, way more casual, generally not what we were looking for in a special dinner, so we ended up just having drinks and going somewhere else. The service was very nice though, and if I was looking for something less fancy I think it’s still a decent restaurant for good Italian food.

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