Osteria Morini - New Jersey
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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||Contact:|
218 Lafayette St
|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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Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
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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!
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.