218 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Kenmare St.
By LANYFOODIE on 8/24/2011
The only thing I like more than a restaurant with good food is a restaurant with good service. The whole experience was just that much better because the host and hostess duo were friendly, and our waiter and bus-boy were helpful and kind. OSTERIA MORINI is the kind of place that reminds you expensive, delicious restaurants in New York don't have to be stuffy. The vibe inside is swanky with a touch of romantic, without being overly pretentious by any means. Now to the food-- Ok, portions are small. Very small. But the pastas and entrees (and the specials) cannot be beat. Truly a delicious find with that neighborhood feel to it, though you're right in the heart of trendy soho. Your stomach will not leave disappointed, I promise.
By RLQNYC on 1/25/2012
I had lunch there today and it was really great. I was wary to go at night. I sat at a table two down from the hostess. We walked in off the street with no reservation at about 2pm. I started with the duck liver mousse, my mother had a nice salad, then I had the cappelletti, which is listed as a ravioli but is more like tortellini. It was really delicious. I highly recommend it - I was practically licking the dish. We also tried the cacciatore, and a glass of Lambrusco. Service was good, tiramisu was tasty - we had a nice time and would go again. Didn't step back into the main dining room but if it gets crazy at night, you can sit at the lower end of the bar near the charcuterie and Berkel.
By foodieatheart on 10/15/2010
Quite frankly, this is food you want to make out with. Osteria Morini is a rustic tratorria that serves up all of the food you imagine an Italian family enjoys while the sun dips behind their vineyard: beautifully cured meats, hunks of mouthwatering cheeses, raw vegetables plucked straight from the market and served with a pepper-infused olive oil for dipping, ribbons of tantalizing tagliatelle, pillowy gnocchi and the most beautiful ragu you've ever tasted. And the service just adds to the experience. Chef White was all around the restaurant, greeting customers, pouring wine and ensuring we all had the most fantastic experience. He even gave my friends and me an additional pasta dish because he wanted us to experience more of his food! Run, don't walk, to Osteria Morini.
By Smuhl on 11/9/2010
Dinner for two on a chilly Monday night: 4 glasses Tiburzi $36 2 Zuppa Rustica $20 1 Cappelletti $19 1 Stracci $19 1 Cavolfiore $9 1 Torta $12 Total with tax: $125.21 Hands down the best meal I have had in ages. Worth every penny and I can't wait to go back.
By beccster on 2/21/2012
The best bolognese I have had since studying abroad in Italy. Overall, outstanding service and an absolutely delicious meal. 10/10!
By m455 on 6/18/2012
Try the ravioli with truffle ricotta in butter sauce. Just do it.