New York, NY 10012
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
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.
Osteria Morini Food Picks:
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.
Rucola ($13) wild arugula, plums, crispy speck ricotta salata, Lambrusco vinaigrette was a solid salad. Dressed very well and full of fresh greens.
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.
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!
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.
Gelati ($3) Strawberry Rose is a refreshing dessert. Housemade with a light touch on flavor.
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)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?