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Morso - NYC

4.4
4.4
811 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Morso is a culmination of a life in food and a passion for culinary excellence. Thirty years ago Pino Luongo, brought the then unfamiliar flavors and culture of authentic Tuscan cooking to New York City. With the essence of his homeland at heart and a truly original style of cooking, Luongo shaped the Italian menus and restaurants we consider as classics today. For Morso, his values and passion remain unchanged. Great, seasonal ingredients, skillfully prepared, shared with family and friends. Taking little bites of inspiration from all over Italy and the Mediterranean, combined with Pino's finest signature dishes; Morso represents a quintessential dining experience—authentic contemporary cooking in a vibrant and relaxed setting.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Saturday : 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday : 5:30pm-10pm Lunch Mon-Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Brunch: Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-2706

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pino Luongo

  • Catering

    Experience the same great cuisine in your home or location of your choice. We are delighted to cater your next event from 20-2000. Please inquire with our private dining department.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Alcove is steps away from our main dining room and offers guests a majestic view of the 59th Street Bridge. This semi-private space can seat up to 18 guests in a fun, casual ambiance. You may order a la carte or select some of Morso signature dishes to create a special celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Ezma Samuel: (212) 759-2706

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    First Avenue and Sutton Place

  • Parking details

    Morso is happy to offer our guests $3 off every hour of parking right next door to our restaurant at 422 East 59th Street between 1st Ave & Sutton Place.<br />Entrances on both 58th & 59th Streets. Present your parking ticket to us for validation. Validated tickets must be presented to garage cashier at check-out. SUV rates may apply <br />

  • Public transit

    4,5,or 6, N, Q, R Subway to 59th Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 811 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    adventurous

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on September 12, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    creative and delicious--rare combo. Excellent every time. Year after year, this is the NYC restaurant we go to the most often
  2. D

    Drew

    New York Area

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always reliable for great food and service.
  3. NG

    NancyG

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We really did not enjoy this restaurant. The food and service were fair. There are much better options on the upper east side. We would not go back.
  4. GD

    GeorgeD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I had the asparagus special: the asparagus wasnt fresh, it was drenched in water and it lacked a sauce, a pretty dissapointing dish all in all. I also had pasta cacio e pepe, which was slightly better, but still quite off (it had way too much pecorino).
  5. j

    jftennis

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We always have a great experience at this place. However, this past time, we felt that the service was not good at all. After our courses were served, there was never the offer of fresh pepper, grated cheese, etc. We left disappointed and the server tip reflected that...
  6. L

    Lori

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and reasonably priced for the quality. Nice decor and good mix of patrons. Look forward to returning often. If you liked Centolire- you will be happy to find Morso.
  7. BM

    BMichele

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, bartender is awesome and makes the best drinks! You can bring your will behaved dog. :)
  8. RO

    RONS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very convenient,attractive neighborhood place with excellent food and service. Fairly expensive but worth it compared to competitors. Never had a bad meal there
  9. w

    writer100

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Been to Morso several times. This was measurably the least satisfying experience. The popovers that historically begin the meal were (oddly) preceded by bread. And when the popovers did arrive, they were cold. An order of baked clams were good, but the while not cold were not as hot as they might have been Fettuccine with bolognese was served (again) not hot enough, and the meat was granular and distinct from the sauce, a really poor offering. A companion had chicken "meat balls" and a tubular pasta. The chicken was so dense it resisted cutting with a knife, and the pasta was tough. No soup was listed on the menu or suggested by our waiter, though on the way out we noticed a patron having pasta e fagioli. To be fair, the wine was good and the pour was generous. So, not a great experience but quite atypical of previous experiences at Morso. Anyone, and any kitchen, can have an off night. Let's hope that was the case here.
  10. r

    ragnhildm

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    40 minute delay in getting the appetizer i called the waiter over several times and nothing happened so finally i went to the manager who scolded me for not saying something sooner i had eincited some friends out to dinner and was thoroughly embarrassed
  11. JC

    JCP1

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely LOVE this place -- consistently excellent food, friendly, and well managed.
  12. L

    Lkram7

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morso is hands-down my favorite restaurant. The room is comfortable, the food is fabulous and the people are friendly. You feel right at home. They (owner Pino and manager Ezma) draw many regulars from the neighborhood, but also people from afar who value their warm hospitality and delicious food and drink. Morso is a winner on all counts!
  13. S

    Suzy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Esme the hostess was lovely and by all accounts our waiter was fine, but the waiter is only as good as the kitchen. The restaurant had a private party booked as well as other diners for the evening. The kitchen staff did not keep up with the amount of food needing to leave the kitchen in a timely manner. While our food was tasty, it took an hour for the entree to arrive. It wasn't until the 3rd request for our food that we were told of the private party. For the prices Morso charges, they should have cut back on the reservations taken that coincided the party. Morso did themselves a disservice. Sadly, we won't be going back.
  14. S

    Suttonlocal

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great service. This is our go to local restaurant that never disappoints. The veal dishes are always tender and perfectly cooked. We love the popovers to start with and their salads especially the farro are delicious and unique.
  15. f

    fussycustomer

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a pleasure to dine at Morso -- excellent and friendly service - good ambience and lovely food. fussy diner
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, food and service always excellent. Truly a neighborhood gem. Always great for lunch or dinner
  17. IN

    IloveNY

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Do not know how this place got such good reviews. Very mediocre. Dark room. Service good. Very polite.
  18. WT

    WilliamT

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Enjoyed the food despite the noise and poor service
  19. l

    lisap

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The bartender at this restaurant refused to serve me dessert because he said I was crying to much and disturbing the other guests in the restaurant. The restaurant was empty. My friend turns to him and said well I hope When you have a death in your family that you cry too as that is only normal. Went to manager who sent the bartender home and said she would not fire him. I have never been so disgusted and blatantly insulted . Dinner was over 200 dollars . I do not find service or treatment of a customer acceptable under any conditions. It was a horrible experience emotional.
  20. NY

    NYCDINEDAWN

    West Palm Beach

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great place to dine in Sutton Place. dawn I
  21. n

    nodiva

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not my first visit, and it definitely won’t be my last. I cannot remember a time when I have not looked forward to having a deliciously prepared meal at one of the most friendliest restaurants in NYC.
  22. D

    Dirtyharry666

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love all of giuseppe Pino Luongo restaurants good value excellent service from Sapore de mare, old coco pazzo,Le Madri, wish him more Success
  23. m

    moosino

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best Italian restaurant I know in NYC. The food is truly authentic, incredibly well prepared and very good (the Sunday veal milanese special is to die for!). Pastas are excellent. Overall a place I keep returning over and over when in the city!
  24. n

    nodiva

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MORSO is my go to restaurant, and by that I mean dining there every opportunity I get... lunch, family dinners, special occasions, and holidays. I’ve even eaten dinner at the bar, and enjoyed a glass of Prosecco, always served in a chilled flute! Agreed that the quality and presentation of the dishes are most important, but so are the choices, and the not-to-be forgotten service. We are always made to feel special.
  25. RB

    RandB

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We joined two friends for lunch and it could not have been a better experience. Terrific food and service and quiet so that conversation was easy.
  26. SJ

    SuzyJ88

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Simple looking restaurant, with no character. Food was descent, while service was a bit overbearing. Had the portions been larger, this would be a great go to neighborhood restaurant. As it stands now, very pricey for what you are getting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Cheap portions very old saying
  28. m

    maggie

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good reliable choice! Never had a bad meal there.
  29. a

    anonymous2018

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    Morso is consistently good but best to stick to the menu. Dover sole special so uninspiring especially given the price tag.
  30. RO

    RONS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Overall very good food and service. Expensive but competitive with nice area restaurants Very noisy indoors when outdoor area is closed due to weather
  31. BT

    BusinessTraveller50

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great - superb staff - A great Pino Longo restaurant
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. The drinks were good but way overpriced. We do love this restaurant and come often
  33. C

    Cupcake

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The best pasta I've ever had in NYC! I think Pino Longo is a great chef.
  34. A

    Amber

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I just love it here...delicious food, wonderful outdoor space and marvelous staff.
  35. a

    andrewr

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Outdoor terrace is set back from the street and is terrific. Service is attentive but not pushy.
  36. JD

    JayD

    New York Area

    167 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Love the terrace on a low humidity night. It was pretty crowded and looked they were short a waiter because it was slower than usual. But we will go back because it's lovely outside.
  37. DD

    DD48

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morso has a beautiful outdoor terrace for dining. The service is top notch, the food is outstanding, and the ambiance is perfect. It is definitely a great dining experience.
  38. s

    ssrs

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor space
  39. K

    Kanno

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal and wonderful service. The best Lobster fra diavolo I have had.
  40. m

    msss

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service is very slow. Waiters not that attentive.

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Morso - NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 811 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Avenue and Sutton Place

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Saturday : 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday : 5:30pm-10pm Lunch Mon-Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Brunch: Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Morso is happy to offer our guests $3 off every hour of parking right next door to our restaurant at 422 East 59th Street between 1st Ave & Sutton Place.<br />Entrances on both 58th & 59th Streets. Present your parking ticket to us for validation. Validated tickets must be presented to garage cashier at check-out. SUV rates may apply <br />

  • Public transit

    4,5,or 6, N, Q, R Subway to 59th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pino Luongo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 759-2706

  • Catering

    Experience the same great cuisine in your home or location of your choice. We are delighted to cater your next event from 20-2000. Please inquire with our private dining department.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Alcove is steps away from our main dining room and offers guests a majestic view of the 59th Street Bridge. This semi-private space can seat up to 18 guests in a fun, casual ambiance. You may order a la carte or select some of Morso signature dishes to create a special celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Ezma Samuel: (212) 759-2706

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