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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

4.6

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for a Date (20)
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Special Occasion (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service! Cozy atmosphere. This will become my go-to for Italian in the neighborhood for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We love Osteria Morini. We went to enjoy their $12 pastas for an early Valentine's Day celebration. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We didn't love dessert, but probably should have just used the additional tummy space for more of the mind blowing pasta. Absolutely incredible overall.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Perfecto como siempre que vamos!!!!👍🏼😊😊

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A very nice place, my niece was in from Seattle and she was staying in the SOHO area so we decided to eat there. No complaints at all.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The pasta is divine! One of the best in NYC! Cooked with perfection, the service is attentive and the atmosphere is very original and with a lot of character. It is an absolute must go for italian-food lovers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I did not enjoy the food, but the service was impeccable! Worth trying again to see if it was just poor selections on my part.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very slow service on a Friday night. Waited 10 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation and there were empty tables. Food was good but I expected much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The staff is exceptional

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food and great service. We both ordered pastas, since they’re made fresh. Both pastas and sauces were excellent. I’m into sauce so I ended up eating a lot of bread soaking hem in the sauces. Our waitress was attentive, super nice and helpful. Thank you!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was good, not great. Hostess was friendly and server was fine. Had drink at bar while we waited for table and bartender was inattentive and not friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Absolutely unforgettable meal. The rustic nature of the dishes blew each of us away. True true Italian comfort food, and not the Americanized version. Chef Arthur Annunziata is a rising star!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I had such a great experience here. Our waitress was super nice, and when she knew we were celebrating she took really good care of us and even offered us dessert on the house! Their pastas are a must: so succulent and rich.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was outstanding. We started with a battilardo which was absolutely delicious and so fresh. The cappelletti with truffled ricotta was amazing and I would highly recommend. Overall the food was delicious and the service was friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic porchetta, great service, good value for Manhattan dining

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very attentive staff providing excellent service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 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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 (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 18, 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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 (London)·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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·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 7, 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 6, 2017

Pasta is unbelievable, comfortable place, great wine

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 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 29, 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 23, 2017

Food and ambiance w

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