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Osteria Morini
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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218 Lafayette St New York, NY 10012
218 Lafayette StUSNYNew York10012
$$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant by the acclaimed Chef Michael White & the Altamarea Group, serving cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
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Emilia-Romagna cuisine in a warm setting accented by pieces from a 1700s-era Italian farmhouse.- Google
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Lee Schloss
reviewed 2 weeks ago
The portion size for my $20 entree was a joke. Like 5 bites. While the food was tasty, this was the only time I was so angry with a restaurant that I was tempted to chuck my plate at the kitchen. Never in my life had I been to an Italian restaurant, and had to ask for 3 baskets of bread in order to feel somewhat full. I would've been more understanding if the waitress warned me it would be small, or if this was obviously an uber fancy table-cloth place, but it looked very casual. If the portion was like 10x what it was, then I'd re-consider my 1-star rating to 4 or 5 stars. (this was for some squid-ink pasta)
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Dean Roman
reviewed 3 months ago
Nice dinner at the bar with friendly / helpful service. All freshly prepared seafood and house made pastas were well done. Never received any offer of bread? Desserts were flavorful, simple and refined. The pasta portions were small as I could have eaten two . . . increase the portions by at least 50% please!
Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value
Disliked: Portions
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Jyoti Menon
reviewed 9 months ago
Great food! Go immediately! The squash flowers with cheese were amazing. All four of us had pasta. Perfect portion size and perfectly cooked pasta. The sauce on all of them were amazing. There are reasonably priced wines on the menu. And, they have #lambrusco which I don't find too often. The service was good. Had a fun vibe. We didn't have reservations, and at 7 on a Friday, only had to wait about 10 minutes. The table was by the bar, but we really enjoyed it. The main part of the restaurant was crowded. They do take reservations and are on OpenTable, so I would suggest making a reservation. Happy eating!
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N. Michel Hernández Valdés-Portela
reviewed 2 months ago
We went last night for the first time. We loved it: the ambience, and the service, but above all the food, very tasty. The only negative aspect of it would be the size of the servings compared to their price. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but it becomes pricey if the amount of the serving is more towards the small size. Definitely, if you want to avoid the latter do not go for pasta. We had pasta and meat, I had to "donate" pieces of my breaded lamb chop. In summary, a repeat. We would go again.
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The Corcoran Group
reviewed 6 months ago
Michael White does it again! The spot isn't nearly as expensive as his other upscale restaurants, but the pasta is exceptional. Must order dishes: the lamb crostini, cappelletti, & any of the gelati.
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Athena Chang
reviewed 8 months ago
I took my husband here for his birthday, originally wanting to try their aged steak. However, it turned out they did not have that aged-perfectly steak that day!!! So, we ended up trying their famous pasta dishes and were nonetheless more than impressed! I love everything Michael White owns so far from Marea to Nicoletta Pizzeria in East Village. Osteria is another less stuffy and more casual type Italian restaurants where they serve superb cold cuts, pastas and desserts. We started with the cheese and cold cuts as appetizer. The cheese and prosciutto are excellent. We also got the basic salad and that one was less than stellar. I guess I have high expectation for even a plain salad here! For entree though, I got the ragu parpadelle and my husband had their really good truffle ravioli. Both are amazing! The pasta are homemade and the sauce is intense and flavorful. For dessert, he got the espresso over ice cream and I had their tiramisu. Both are excellent and perfect to wash down our savory meals. I would love to come back to try their aged steak next time!
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