Osteria Morini DC

4.7
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2042 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Whether it be fo Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service fantastic, appetizer outstanding. Main entree’s average, not great. Both pastas and fish. Not worth the money or hype. Too bad was looking forward to it.

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were seated prior to our scheduled reservation. Overall, the presentation was outstanding; the ambiance enchanting and the wine topnotch.

WG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was responsive and perfect. A mix up in a dining companion’s order was handled promptly and appropriately. Food was very good and offered sufficient variety for four guests with diverse palettes. Will definitely return.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente ambiente, deliciosa comida, muy buena carta de vinos

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food with a view of the Anacostia River. Enjoyed the creamy burrata, Arctic char on a bed of black lentils and a trio of gelatos.

JF
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a leisurely 3hr Saturday brunch with friends at Osteria Morini. The food and service was amazing, as always. We were left alone to enjoy our catch up without interruption, but our server was always on hand when we needed something. This restaurant remains a favorite for our group.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always a great time. First time for lunch and the deal couldn’t get better than $15 for exceptional pasta and a glass of wine. My friend is now a fan.

D
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and great location. I like the handmade pastas on the menu with all of the interesting combinations. Solid food however, there were some missed opportunities. I wanted a little more showing off by the chef and a more delicious wine selection.

d
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been many time, the food and service was outstanding!

BD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. We’ll be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great - my husband normally is not a big fan of Italian but he loved it too! Service was flawless. Ambience was good but little too noisy, would’ve been nice if we could hear some background music. Want to try brunch sometime soon.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable environment. Great waiter. Delicious food.

EF
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Menu choices were excellent and the food very good. The service was exceptional

D
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This restaurant is one of my favorites in DC. I have never, since the opening of the restaurant, experienced an unappetizing meal. However, during my most recent visit, I ordered the grilled branzino. The fish was grilled perfectly but was placed on top of a bed of garbanzo beans! I love legumes! But not bland, al dente garbanzo beans. The dish was an absolute failure. When my food is disappointing the entire dining experience is affected. The perfect pairing of wine that night couldn’t revive the dish.

In addition, I noticed cooks handling food with their bare hands while also handling their mobile phones at the same time. Hygienically that’s a NO-even at home!

MB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Great pasta, really good. Main waiter knew what he was doing ( true professional) but was very distracted due to an understaffed dining room. Other dining room staff were not well trained for a restaurant at this price point. The restaurant management needs to focus more on their waitstaff (training and enough to cover the dining room).

I
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as always but it was missing the holiday spirit!

W
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for lunch and dinner. Love it and recommend to anyone!

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie is a wonderful waitress! Love coming here! The food is amazing!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic & prompt service! Great menu and the food was excellent

F
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Squid ink pasta was superb. Antipasti also excellent. Duck was a disaster

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was wonderful! Spending Thanksgiving with Osteria was amazing and the food was excellent!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Thanksgiving

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner here, so it was not the normal menu, but the food the last couple of times has not been at the outstanding level of earlier years. It is a great-looking place on the water, but really for 100 dollars a person including two glasses of wine and tip we felt like we had not gotten our money's worth.

MS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had seafood with pasta and a tomato sauce. It was wonderful.

D
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and excellent service.

SP
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pasta was great. My chicken was a bit dried out. Wine list is pretty good. Not my favorite restaurant but worth going to.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The white truffle pasta was amazing!!!

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in DC! It’s especially good for a date spot. As always, the food was excellent, and we had a great server, Frank. He was very helpful with recommendations and was very enthusiastic. I’ve had him as a server before and he’s always enjoyable.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three birthdays in the family

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, good service, great atmosphere. Our first time there, we’ll be returning.

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time , beautiful place and ambiance . We sat outside and it was nice and warm with the heat lamp . The charcuterie boas was delicious and so was the food. Overall we had a wonderful time and meal.

VK
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum ! Pasta was amazing, we will be back.

s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite lunch location in the Navy Yard area; they never fail to please. The food is outstanding and the noise level is perfect for a working lunch.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and Hurman took such great care of us!!!! The food was delectable! We will be back!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Honestly, the experience was great. However, after a $160 bill, they needed our table and had the waitress tell us. She was so nice about telling us, and you could tell she was embarrassed. That was a first for me and honestly, didn’t leave the best impression.

r
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. They really embrace the team concept. Everyone pitches in to serve the customer. Food was delicious.

T
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, creative menu and reasonable size portions.

CS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Great food and excellent wine list with reasonable prices. Their pastas remain outstanding. I highly recommend the gramigna and the cappelletti. The steak and osso bucco were stellar and all dishes are made to share.