Osteria Morini

Address: 218 Lafayette Street, New York City, United States
Telephone: 212-965-8777

- Mid-range

4.5

The cuisine of Emilia-Romagna finally gets its due in New York City.

The Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is considered a culinary mecca but few Italian restaurants in the United States feature its soulful cuisine. Enter Osteria Morini, a Soho restaurant that specializes in the rustic flavors of the region. If you want to try Italian cuisine the way it should be enjoyed, head here. 

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Food and drink

Italian, and specializing in the gastronomic Emilia-Romagna region - the birthplace of prosciutto, mortadella, parmigiano and balsamic vinegar. The Italian-centric wine list offers innovative choices from lesser-known regions such as Lombardy, Umbria and Le Marche. 

Recommended dishes

Sliced meats are a focus here and since the region is known as the birthplace of prosciutto, diners will love the variety here. The restaurant also focuses on grilled meats and pasta such as raviolini with wild game ragu. My friends loved the grilled duck skewers as well. 

Ambience

Most of the space features items from an 18th-century Italian farmhouse. These elements keep with the rustic nature of the food so the space is at once inviting and comfortable. Diners of every ilk can be seen throughout the restaurant. It's not just a place for foodies. 

Service

Excellent. Like many Italian restaurants, it's exceedingly friendly and attentive. 

Location

In the heart of Soho. The area is teeming with restaurants but Osteria Morini stands out. It's easy to get to by bus and subway. 

Price advice

Dinner for two runs to about $80-$90; lunch is less expensive. 

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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