Osteria Morini

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78 Solid

Michael White’s Soho restaurant focuses on the gloriously cheesy, porky food of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region.

218 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10012

212-965-8777

https://osteriamorini.com/

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The lowdown

Osteria Morini is celebrated chef Michael White’s ode to rustic Italian cooking, set in the not-so-rustic neighborhood of SoHo. In classic White form, it’s a painstakingly reproduced homage—this time to the cooking of Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s great eating regions—so, expect meat and cheese boards packed with mortadella, aged proscuitto di parma, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Vecchio as well as one of the city’s great pasta selections from a classic tagliatelle with bolognese ragù to spallini stuffed with duck and seasonal produce. But don’t let the promise of starchy heaven distract you from the restaurant’s steaks (like the $135 40 day dry-aged tomahawk ribeye) or the simple, but lovely affogato.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesAdriatic seafood salad; cappelletti with truffled ricotta; porchetta, affogato.

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