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218 Lafayette St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Kenmare St.
By m455 on 6/18/2012
Try the ravioli with truffle ricotta in butter sauce. Just do it.
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!
high five michael white
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.
Osteria Morini is AMAZING
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 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.
What a restaurant SHOULD be
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 lambchops on 3/16/2011
I really enjoyed my meal here and thought the service at both the bar and our table was quite good. I also enjoy a more loud, fun restaurant with lots of energy, so the atmosphere was right on for me. We ordered a quail skewer special, the pasta with sausage, and the porchetta and we left absolutely nothing on our plates. The sausage pasta was actually very light, which was a pleasant surprise for a potentially heavy dish. Overall, a realy enjoyable dinner.
By NYAna on 12/28/2010
So we were a party of 4 and we had the FRITTO BOLOGNESE and POLPETTINE to share and for dinner we had CAPPELLETTI x 2, MEZZELUNE and the SALSICCIA polenta. We had an additional plate, the TAGLIATELLE, from which we all shared from. All dishes were great! The pasta dishes were the best and I can't wait to return and have them again. Great place! Oh, and I loved the music... mostly 80's and 90's.
keep coming back
By pbandjtime on 3/16/2011
I love this place! Pastas are amazing. I'm obsessed with the Porchetta. Managers always smile and say hi. Servers and bartenders know their stuff. I don't mind that it's crowded and loud because it's popular, who wants to eat in a morgue anyway?
Flavorful Food, Great Service
By bugginboy on 2/11/2011
Don't know what the complaints about service are, my experience was excellent. Bartender was friendly, offered big pours. Waiter was attentive and efficient, food came out promptly. Overall really enjoyed the food, had the veal, lasagna, two other pastas and apps, were all satisfying and good portions. Only meh was dessert but that doesn't disappoint me too much. Espresso was unusually good and wine selection fine. It is a busy place but I found it boisterous in a good way - nice energy for a celebration. If you want an intimate dinner with quiet conversation go elsewhere but I thought the vibe was great.
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