Osteria Morini

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Chef Michael White (Alto, Marea) is one of New York’s most prolific and successful Italian-American chefs, and this terrific downtown homage to a classic Bolognese tavern is the most accessible restaurant in his stable. The toque spent seven years cooking in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, and his connection to the area surfaces in the rustic food. Handmade pastas—frail ricotta gnocchi in light tomato cream, fat tortelli bundles oozing an absurdly rich mix of braised meats—are fantastic across the board. Heart-stopping meats, meanwhile, include porchetta with crisp, crackling skin and potatoes bathed in pan drippings. With so much butter and cream, you might skip dessert, but don’t miss cocktails like a classic aperitivi and the pomegranate-lime agrumi.
Venue name: Osteria Morini
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Address: 218 Lafayette St
New York

Cross street: between Broome and Spring Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11:30am–10pm; Sat 11:30am–1am; Sun 11:30am–10pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to Spring St
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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Dorian G

If you're into fresh Pasta then this place is for you.  The Cappelletti is delicioso with truffled ricotta ravioli, butter and prosciutto my other fave is their Tagliatelle  ragu,antica, parmigiano.  Not a stuffy environment - stay a while, have a glass of wine or two and enjoy!

Maddie M

Great pasta, I had Fusili with pork shoulder and that was divine. The razor clams were a big disappointment and I strongly discourage anyone from ordering them. The branzino with blood oranges and baby kale was a delight, with surprising but refreshingly satisfying combo of flavors. Fresh bread. The calamari appetizer was unlike any other calamari dish I've had before. It's like blended up calamari meet mixed with creamy polenta. It didn't even taste like calamari. I wouldn't order again. I would like to go back to try the Cappelleti and squid ink pasta. My mouth is salivating thinking about the pasta dishes. Also, a pretty laid back "family style" restaurant. Nothing too fancy, so you can take anyone there. 

Ashley B
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AMAZING, amazing food! Cannot go wrong with anything on this menu. The service here is delightful. They have a great wine list and the servers know a lot about the wines if you have questions. I've been here a few times and eaten take out from here many times. The pastas area all hand made and available in gluten free options which is great if you're one of those G free people! ;) My favorite pasta is the Cappeletti with truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto. Portions are not huge, which I actually like. So you'd be good to go if you shared an app with someone and each got a pasta. They also serve bread to the table so if you choose to indulge. The Polpettine (meatballs) are REALLY GOOD! Brussel sprouts are also great, as is the Rucola salad. I def recommend coming here!