Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Osteria Morini

218 Lafayette St. (Spring St.) Send to Phone
212-965-8777 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Michael White's homage to Emilia-Romagna in SoHo.

Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

* Click here for rating key

Osteria Morini, New York, NY

Osteria Morini Restaurant Review

: Chef Michael White, a partner at restaurants Marea and Ai Fiori, set out to bring a "real" osteria to New York and he has succeeded. Osteria Morini is clearly run by a very professional team, but it still maintains the personable feel of a local restaurant. The menu features the venerated cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, with rustic fare such as farro and bean soup with porcini mushrooms and sage to start. Follow up a plate of salumi with a traditional pasta such as creste loaded with mussels, scallops and shrimp, or skewers of sweetbreads and Hampshire pork with guanciale, peppers, onions and sage. Desserts range from a light panna cotta with strawberry marmalade and poached orange segments to the more decadent, like the chocolate peanut butter bar with Valrhona ganache and buttermilk gelato.
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks for the 25 hottest NYC restaurants include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.