Osteria Morini

Emilia-Romagna Italian

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Overview

Famed chef Michael White’s Soho homage to the Emilia-Romagna region serves up hearty Italian cuisine featuring decadent pastas and meat dishes. The much celebrated fare and urban farmhouse setting (with materials and décor from an actual 1700s farmhouse) combine to evoke the conviviality of a modern trattoria.

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On the Side

In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests.

Accolades

  • Best Italian Restaurants in NY 2015 — Time Out New York
  • Top Restaurants in Soho 2015 – Zagat
  • Top 100 2014 – Time Out
  • The Platt 101: NYC’s Best Restaurants 2012 – New York Magazine
  • One star New York Times 2010
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Osteria Morini

Dinner Menu

Battilardo

  • Prosciutto di Parm 24 month
  • Speck smoked prosciutto
  • Felino King of salame
  • Soppressata sweet cured pork sausage
  • Mortadella delicate pork roll from Bologna
  • Bresaola air dried beef
  • Lardo prosciutto bianco
  • Fegatini duck liver mousse, passito wine
  • Smoked Trout olives & sour cream
  • Parmigiano "Gelato" aged balsamico

Formaggi / Artisan Cheeses

  • Squacquerone cow, soft
  • Blu di Bufala buffalo, aged blue
  • Stracapra goat, semi-soft
  • Bianco Sardo sheep, hard
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano Vecchio cow, hard, raw

Sfizi / Extras

  • Mixed Olives Citrus marinated castelvetrano & gaeta
    $6.00
  • Marinated Roasted Peppers rosemary & balsamic
    $4.00
  • Proscuitto Cracklings parmigiano & chile
    $6.00

Antipasti / Appetizers

  • Calamari breaded squid, yogurt, lovage, calabrian chile
    $14.00
  • Polipo seared baby octopus, wild red rice salad, herb oil
    $16.00
  • Gnudi asparagus & ricotta dumplings, morels, leeks, butter
    $14.00
  • Crudo di Agnello* hand-cut lamb, lemon, olive oil, pickled ramp aioli, chives
    $14.00
  • Carciofi artichoke hearts stuffed with duck & rice, fava beans, pecorino
    $14.00
  • Polpettine prosciutto & mortadella meatballs, baked in tomato sauce
    $15.00
  • Tortellini in Brodo traditional soup of parmigiano broth, meat-filled pasta, nutmeg
    $13.00

Insalata / Salads

  • Mare Adriatic style seafood salad, olives, lemon, capers
    $16.00
  • Cacio e Pepe* Baby romaine, treviso, garlic breadcrumbs, parmigiano, anchovy vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Mista mixed spring lettuces, peppadew peppers, radishes, apple, Morini vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Rucola arugula, grapes, parmigiano, hazelnuts, lambrusco vinaigrette
    $12.00

Pasta

  • Torcia squid ink pasta, seppia & shrimp ragù
    $24.00
  • Spaghetti Vongole clams, leeks, white wine, calabrian chile
    $24.00
  • Cappelletti truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto
    $24.00
  • Stracci wide ribbon pasta, braised wild mushrooms, rosemary oil
    $21.00
  • Tortelli Di Carciofi artichoke & crescenza ravioli, butter, tomatoes
    $23.00
  • Garganelli pasta quills, cream, peas, truffle butter, prosciutto
    $23.00
  • Gramigna macaroni, chicken ragu, baby kale
    $21.00
  • Fusilli neapolitan pork shoulder ragù, robiolina cheese
    $23.00
  • Tagliatelle ragù antica, parmigiano
    $21.00
  • Spallina double ravioli, squacquerone cheese, rabbit, favas
    $24.00
  • Farfalle ramps, house-cured guanciale, parmigiano fonduta
    $22.00
  • Risotto Primavera nettles, spring vegetables, squacquerone cheese
    $22.00

Entrées

Pesce

  • Branzino Mediterranean sea bass, chickpeas, toasted almonds, pickled vegetables, salsa verde
    $31.00
  • Brodetto Adriatic-style seafood soup of calamari, scallops, fish, shrimp, clams & mussels
    $29.00
  • Pesce Del Giorno today's selection of fresh market fish

Carne

  • Pollo Al Mattone brick oven roasted chicken, gaeta olives, lemon, potatoes
    $26.00
  • Petroniana crispy veal cutlet, prosciutto, spinach, parmigiano, truffle cream
    $29.00
  • Porchetta tuscan spit-roasted hampshire pork, orange, rosemary, sage
    $30.00
  • Agnello* grilled lamb porterhouse chops, English pea sformato, mint pesto
    $32.00
  • Vitello* 12 oz veal chop, royal trumpet mushrooms, fiddleheads, herb butter
    $38.00
  • Filetto* 8 oz filet of beef, charred spring onions, butter braised radishes
    $39.00
  • Bistecca* 14 oz prime ribeye, garlic-roasted marrow bone
    $42.00
  • Costata for Two* 40 oz, 40 day dry-aged tomahawk ribeye, rosemary, charred lemon
    $126.00

Contorni / Sides

  • Sautéed Spinach
    $9.00
  • Roasted Baby Carrots, Chestnut Honey
    $9.00
  • Parmigiano Roasted Asparagus
    $9.00
  • Sugar Snap Peas, Pancetta
    $9.00
  • Parmigiano Fingerling Potatoes
    $9.00

Lunch Menu

Appetizers / Antipasti E Insalate

  • Tortellini in Brodo Soup of parmigiano broth, traditional meat filled pasta, nutmeg
    $13.00
  • Baccala Salt cod croquettes, spring onion, lemon, sugar snap peas
    $12.00
  • Crudo Di Agnello Hand-cut lamb, lemon, olive oil, pickled ramp aioli, chives
    $14.00
  • Polpettine Prosciutto and mortadella meatballs baked in tomato sauce
    $15.00
  • Rucola Arugula, lambrusco vinaigrette, grapes, hazelnuts, parmigiano
    $12.00
  • Insalata Mista Mixed spring lettuces, peppadew peppers, radishes, apple, morini vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Mare Adriatic-style seafood salad, olives, lemon, capers
    $16.00
    $26.00
  • Insalata Di Salmone House cured salmon, yogurt, baby carrots, chives, frisee
    $13.00
  • Insalata Di Porchetta Salad of roasted pork saddle, rosemary, lemon, market greens
    $13.00
    $16.00

Flatbread Sandwiches / Piadini

  • Piadina Di Polpette Prosciutto and mortadella meatballs, spinach, pomodoro, mozzarella
    $16.00
  • Piadina Di Morini Roasted porchetta, arugula, cracklings, salsa verde
    $16.00
  • Piadina Di Mortadella Mortadella, provolone, peppers
    $16.00
  • Piadina Di Romagnola Prosciutto, squacquerone cheese, arugula
    $16.00

House-Made Pastas / Pasta Romagnole

  • Torcia Squid ink pasta, shrimp & seppia ragú
    $23.00
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole Clams, leeks, white wine, calabrian chile
    $22.00
  • Stracci Wide ribbon pasta, braised wild mushrooms, rosemary oil
    $19.00
  • Garganelli Pasta quills, cream, truffle butter, peas, prosciutto
    $19.00
  • Cappelletti Truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto
    $23.00
  • Gramigna Macaroni, chicken ragú, baby kale
    $19.00
  • Tagliatelle Ragú antica, parmigiano
    $19.00

Entrées / Pietanze

  • Purgatorio* Baked eggs, tomato, bread, parmigiano
    $17.00
  • Branzino Grilled mediterranean sea bass filets, chickpeas, toasted almonds, pickled vegetables, salsa verde
    $29.00
  • Spiedini Di Polletto Grilled chicken, mushrooms, tomato, farro salad
    $20.00
  • Bistecca* Grilled skirt steak, roasted peppers, balsamic sugo
    $26.00

Contorni / Sides

  • Sautéed Spinach
    $9.00
  • Parmigiano Roasted Asparagus
    $9.00
  • Parmigiano Fingerlings
    $9.00

Crostini / Spreads

  • Smoked Trout Olives, sour cream
  • Parmigiano "Gelato" Aged balsamic
  • Fegatini Duck liver mousse, passito wine

Formaggi / Cheeses

  • Squacquerone Cow, soft
  • Blu Di Bufala Blue, buffalo
  • Stracapra Goat, semi-soft
  • Bianco Sardo Sheep, hard
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cow, hard, raw

Salumi / Cured Sliced Meats

  • Prosciutto Di parma 24 month
  • Speck Smoked prosciutto
  • Felino King of salame
  • Soppressata Sweet cured pork sausage
  • Mortadella Delicate pork roll
  • Bresaola Air dried beef

Brunch Menu

Bloody Mary

  • Classic Belvedere vodka, rosemary
  • Mare Tanqueray gin, seafood skewer, clam shot
  • Marinato Belvedere vodka, house pickles, pickle shot
  • Del Giardino Ford's gin, carrot & tomato juice, olive brine fresno pepper, pink peppercorns

Drink

  • Cafe Negroni Campari, punt e mes, el dorado dark, borghetti espresso liquori
    $12.00

Frizzante

  • Aperol Mimosa Prosecco, aperol, orange juice, peychauds
  • Hibiscus Spumante Prosecco, hibiscus, clarified lime, mint

Juice

  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Apricot

Freshly Squeezed

  • Orange
  • Grapefruit

Eggs

  • Maranello Poached eggs, italian muffin, hollandaise sauce, spiced sausage
    $16.00
  • Dante Poached eggs, house-cured lox, italian muffin, squacquerone, hollandaise sauce
    $17.00
  • Purgatorio Baked eggs, choice of: classico - tomato, bread, parmigiano. Musetto - mixed braised meats, salsa verde
    $17.00
  • Eggs Your Way Three eggs, italian muffin, fresh fruit, choice of two sides
    $17.00
  • Frittata Del Giorno Seasonal market fillings
    $17.00

Brunch Mains

  • Fritella Oversized pancake, maple mascarpone, caramelized apples
    $15.00
  • Crespelle Ricotta-filled crepe, choice of topping (salumi hash & fried egg, seasonal fruit & nutella)
    $15.00
  • Frutti Di Mare Cold platter of housemade lox, pickled sardines, baccalà spread, bagna cauda with crudité, grilled focaccia
    $26.00
  • White Label Burger 6 oz dry-aged lafrieda prime burger, fontina, onions, calabrian chile, mustard aioli
    $18.00
  • Bistecca E Uova Skirt steak, fried egg, crisp potatoes
    $26.00

Sides

  • Housemade Pancetta
  • Cotechino Spiced pork sausage
  • Salsiccia Morini Sweet sausage
  • Parmigiano Potatoes

Starters & Salads

  • Insalata Mista Mixed baby lettuce, pickled squash, morini vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Rucola Arugula, hazelnuts, grapes, parmigiano lambrusco vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Roasted Mushrooms & Brussels Sprouts Parmigiano fonduta, poached egg
    $9.00
  • Mare Adriatic-style seafood salad, olives, lemon, capers
    $16.00
    $26.00
  • Tortellini in Brodo Parmigiano broth, nutmeg, meat-filled pasta
    $13.00
  • Polpettine Prosciutto & mortadella meatballs, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs
    $15.00

Fresh Pastas

  • Raviolo Egg, ricotta & spinach filled pasta, black trumpets, brown butter
    $22.00
  • Stracci Wide ribbon pasta, braised wild mushrooms, rosemary oil
    $19.00
  • Cappelletti Truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto
    $23.00
  • Spaghetti Alle Vongole Clams, leeks, white wine, calabrian chile
    $22.00
  • Torcia Squid ink pasta, shrimp & seppia ragú, crispy brussels leaves
    $23.00
  • Garganelli Pasta quills, cream, truffle butter, prosciutto, radicchio
    $19.00
  • Tagliatelle Ragu antica, parmigiano
    $19.00

Crostini / Italian Spreads

  • Beet Mint, ricotta salata
  • Roasted Squash Mascarpone, pumpkin seeds
  • Smoked Trout Olives & sour cream
  • Lamb Crudo Olive oil & chives
  • Parmigiano "Gelato" Aged balsamic

Formaggi / Cheeses

  • Squacquerone Cow, soft
  • Blu Di Bufala Buffalo, blue
  • Stracapra Goat, semi-soft
  • Bianco Sardo Sheep, hard
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Cow, hard, raw

Salumi / Cured Sliced Meats

  • Prosciutto Di parma 24 month
  • Speck Smoked prosciutto
  • Felino King of salame
  • Mortadella Delicate pork roll
  • Bresaola Air dried beef
  • Soppressata Sweet cured pork sausage

218 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Refined, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Late Night, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (212) 965-8777
  • Private Dining Room: Yes