Osteria Morini, New York City

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Osteria Morini

New York, NY 10012

212-965-8777

Osteria Morini Website

Osteria Morini New York exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Really good Italian in SoHo. Osteria Morini is Michael White’s Soho more casual Italian restaurant (Marea, Alto, Vaucluse, Convivio and Ai Fiori) was near our hotel. We debated coming here, as our experience at 2 Michelin Star Marea was not good. Lucikly this spot was not only way cheaper, but way better. Really good starters, pasta and dessert.

Insider Tip – Reserve ahead. Get ready for pasta

Cuisine – Italian
Location – New York Soho
Opened – 2010

Osteria Morini New York interior decor

Service – Osteria Morini had very good service. The waitress helped us navigate the menu and made good recommendations. Pacing was good.
Verdict – Osteria Morini impressed us with excellent food. Perhaps better than most Italian places in San Francisco. Great house made pasta, starters, and desserts.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Osteria Morini Signature Dishes – Pasta

Osteria Morini’s Menu is pretty wide ranging with options for vegetarians.

Website Osteria Morini Menu

Osteria Morini Food Picks:

Osteria Morini New York Battilardo

Battilardo (3 items $24) Prosciutto di Parma 24 month, Fegatini duck liver mousse, passito wine, Smoked Trout olives & sour cream was much more nice looking than anticipated. Really good quality Prosciutto along with very smooth duck liver. Had to ask for more crostini to finish off all the goodness.

Osteria Morini New York Rucola

Rucola ($13) wild arugula, plums, crispy speck ricotta salata, Lambrusco vinaigrette was a solid salad. Dressed very well and full of fresh greens.

Osteria Morini New York Tagliatelle bolognese

Tagliatelle bolognese ragù, parmigiano ($23) is a classic pasta we like to get. Love a great Tagliatelle! Real al dente noodles made downstairs along with a robust ragu sauce. Tons of meat.

Osteria Morini New York Cappelletti truffled

Cappelletti truffled ricotta ravioli, prosciutto, butter ($24) OMG comes to mind. A must get for truffle fans. Rich decadent flavor. Sorry for the blurry pic!

Osteria Morini New York Fusilli

Fusilli ($23) with bolognese ragu is egg free and gluten free. Same great bolognese sauce and al dente cooking.

Budino ($11) caramelized milk chocolate cream, chocolate chip crumble, candied hazelnuts, fior di latte gelato was a fabulous way to end the meal. Rich chocolate goodness.

Osteria Morini New York Gelati

Gelati ($3) Strawberry Rose is a refreshing dessert. Housemade with a light touch on flavor.

Osteria Morini New York Decaf Affogato

Decaf Affogato ($10) freshly brewed espresso, amaro fior di latte gelato was highly recommended. Luckily they had a decaf version. Some nice complex flavors blending in strong coffee.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Osteria Morini Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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