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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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
53 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
7 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!

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

Perfect food and service
Lots of fun

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
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.

KR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. I just wish there were some cheaper and smaller options for lunch. Entrees were $23-28 for lunch.

CL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall, food was very good except for the tiramisu which was quite disappointing. The pasta was excellent though the portions were a bit small. The service however was nothing more than adequate. Certainly expeditious but no warmth or flair… felt like we were at Olive Garden. I expected more. We ordered a good bottle of wine and the waiter brought it to our table already in a decanter… a big no-no. She should have opened the bottle and poured it into the decanter in front of us… no way of knowing if what we drank was actually what we ordered… There are so many excellent options in NYC and for the same price, even less, you can do better.

f
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we love going to Morini’s when visiting NYC. What not to like, good food, good wine selection & reasonable prices.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, everything was wonderful! Haf the pasta summer tasting menu and it was really delicious.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful place to dine! Have never been disappointed Love to bring friends here for a special experience.

e
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We’ve eaten here a number of times and always have a great experience. A tad pricey for everyday dining but fun for bringing friends from out of town or other special occasion like a birthday. Food is always great and we’ve had very good servers. However, we really do not care for restaurants who insist all of your party be there before seating (esp when 2 our of 3 are there and the restaurant was not full even when we finished our meal). Feels like you’re at Chili’s. In our experience the better NYC restaurants don’t do this.

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Reviews suggested an excellent Italian restaurant in NY, a city not short of competition. Bourdain's recommendation closed the deal and table booked. As it transpired, service was functional and food acceptable without being particularly memorable. Enjoyable starters (chicken sausage excellent) but pork main was disappointing. Meat a little dry. Vegetables swimming in oil. Not great. Excellent wine, although provided with glass tumblers to drink it from, unlike anyone else in the room as far as we could see. Asked for wine glasses, which were provided together with the waitress's observation that "Italians drink it from them". Not on any of our many, many holidays in Italy they didn't, but not a problem, just a bit odd. Overall- expected a superb Italian meal but received something mediocre.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fun place for friends da or date

JS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious meal! We treated ourselves to the 120 day aged Tomahawk steak and were not disappointed. Steak just melted in your mouth and the Nerello Mascalase made it all come together. Service was just outstanding.

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My friend and I came in for dinner last Friday. Your servers go above and beyond. After talking to our server at the end of the meal, she brought out a dessert with a candle. Not only did she put a smile on both of our faces at the end of the meal, but she recommend a variety of different dishes displaying quality menu knowledge. All and all, you can truly tell the restaurant values teamwork. The way they work together as a team is absolutely outstanding. Coming from a restaurant team in Philadelphia, I truly appreciated how we were taken care of every step of the way, from watering, to plate changes, to crumbing, and receiving our check. It was all smooth and you can feel the fluidity throughout your entire experience.

Also, our pasta was incredible. We'll definitely be back!

L
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

InFKNsane food!!! I’m an Italian that will now crave fussili with pork shoulder ragu til the day I die, SERIOUSLY!! A MUST❣️ Alegra at the bar is awesome!

LR
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant! Tasted like classic Italian food grandma made years ago! Loved the cozy atmosphere and service was fantastic! Highly recommend!😍

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Always is. The people that work here are amazing and the food is excellent.

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