Osteria Morini - New Jersey

4.3
752 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

Osteria Morini, first introduced in 2010 to New York’s Soho neighborhood, was conceived from Chef Michael White’s dream to bring the same soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region to the United States. After making our original home in Soho, in downtown Manhattan we thought it was time to share the love with the Garden State. Chef Michael White and the Altamarea Group have always made a commitment to bring top quality food from New York to New Jersey. That commitment has been reaffirmed by bringing the highly acclaimed Soho restaurant, Osteria Morini, to Bernardsville, New Jersey.
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vipLucilleF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We were so disappointed in our meals. We have dined there many times before and have always loved the food. The Calamari was chewy and we sent it back but it was still on the bill. The pasta was way undercooked. Maybe it was because it was a Sunday but I am sad one of our favorite restaurants was so bad.

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lots of it! Wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spaghetti pomodoro , with a burrata on top is just the perfect combination

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vipBillF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is very disappointing that espresso is still unavailable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend

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vipRichardM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Can’t really complain about our waiter as he was doing his best but we have been coming here for years there is always something odd w the service it’s like the bar tender/ hostess/ waiter does everything so sometimes the service is good sometimes is not. The food is decent chopped salad really good. They redesigned it inside didn’t really help there is something off about this place not cozy and the lighting is weird. It is spaced out well though. The old couple next to use clearly drank to much and was coughing all over and being obnoxious. Waiter should of stopped the drinks. We will go back in another 6 months.

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vipBillF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Espresso & Cappuccino not available again.

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MPCL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is quite spectacular. Really high-quality Italian food and not your typical "Jersey Italian". Due to Covid, the menu is somewhat limited, but certainly, plenty to choose from. Pasta is homemade, really excellent. Full bar, great wine list. The only thing we can't figure out is the "vibe". This restaurant has been through multiple "versions" over the last few years. Each time, the re-decorating gets worse and more boring. It used to be more elevated, white cloths and had an upscale feel. At the moment, it's really suffering from little style. Ignore the vibe and go for the food.

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vipDeeTee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic short rib with potato’s
Signature branzino always delicious

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vipDrDave
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant make the best pasta of any restaurant I’ve ever been to outside of Italy and they would still be competitive there. My wife and I love this place.

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vipCalvin14
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Waitress was truly exceptional, though I wish we’d known to ask to be seated in the main / bar area. They were great about getting us in - and the liveliness / ambiance of the front area is what we’ll request when we go back...

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StevenD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They told us to order food online so we did and they brought out the drinks apps and entrees all together!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service. I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The staff and management care - and it shines through in all ways!

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vipTb07960
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum. Cappelletti truffled ricotta ravioli and Pollo al Forno with Brussel sprouts and mushrooms are amazing. The chopped salad is so good that it’s crave worthy!

CJ
vipCeeJay
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined indoors. Tables safely placed. Food was good but it came out immediately after we ordered it. No time to finish our before dinner drink! Was told it was so fast because there was no one else there! Would go back tho!!

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vipMorangie
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently reliable Italian food. The menu has great variation from delicious pizzas to tasty pasta dishes. Service is excellent.

CJ
vipCeeJay
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful evening! Outdoor setup was great!, staff was attentive would definitely go back

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vipHarryC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great time here. During these difficult times with COVID-19 having the chance to dine here was a real treat.

CJ
vipCeeJay
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Like the changes for sure! Reworked menu and decor changes inside make for a more enjoyable experience. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The environment changed. It is dark and parts of the wall are black and it is too crowded. The delightful peasant environment with the open kitchen that made it our favorite restaurant is gone. The cheery and bright environment is gone. The food has changed so that you get too much and the prices are higher. Why would you ever get rid of half portions of pasta. We paid $20 more for the same but too much food. My favorite arugula salad is unrecognizable and TASTELESS. I feel like I lost a friend. Go back to original environment and food and just raise the price.
We know you have to make business decisions but we are really disappointed. We don’t want to change from our once favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! The service was excellent, the food was delicious and they stayed open for us long after everyone else left. And the best touch: they had a card on our table wishing our friend a happy birthday!

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MelanieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall meal was good with a few exceptions. The calamari in the appetizer was cut very thick and it was tough and chewy. My husband’s steak was tasty but had unwanted fat and gristle on the edges. I had the salmon which was excellent. The sides included with the meal were outstanding- you could have made a meal of just them! As it was the day before Valentine’s Day I will give them a pass as multiple people could have had the day off. Our server was lovely by the way.

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lisa
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian we’ve had in NJ, hands down. Everything is incredibly delicious, the service is always friendly and attentive, and the ambiance is cozy. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being from New Jersey but living in Los Angeles, it’s a must that when I get a chance to go back to NJ I have to eat a good Italian meal and Osteria Moroni did not disappoint.

I was in Basking Ridge for a work trip and didn’t know where to go so I found this place on Yelp and was able to get a table. The place was surprisingly crowded for a Wednesday evening but we got seated at a great table and man was the food outstanding.

We split a pizza and I had the Chicken Parm, a dish I use to test all new Italian joints and all I could say was wow!

The portion was huge, the sauce was the perfect mix of sweet and tangy and the pasta it was served on top of was delicious.

Now I’m almost looking forward to my next business trip!!!

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vipNocookingplz
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Best chopped salad we have ever had. Shared by 2 and still couldn’t finish. Chicken parm always reliable, tender and just the right amount of pasta. Truffle pasta still our favorite. Was not a busy night, waited 10 min to be seated and service is just slow. Slow getting a drink. Will go back for the food.

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viplkjhgfds
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very underwhelming to say the least. Food was average. Service was robotic.

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vipCapeCrusader
Montreal
73 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there on New Years Eve not realizing that they had a $65 three course fixed price menu!

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HomeinNJ
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and attentive service. Was a Sunday night and surprisingly noisy. Also, they have removed curtains from the windows so when seated near the windows it can be quite chilly in the winter. Soundproofing or draperies would help.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - love it every time. Food is amazing - fast and friendly service.

JA
vipJoAnneR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s 86 birthday.

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vipNocookingplz
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chopped salad is a must! So many wonderful flavors. Chicken Parm is always reliable. The shrim scampi was good, a little dry. Eggplant rollatini a was fantastic. Tables are a little cramped, it is difficult for servers to get around easily. Good value, a local favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent every time we go there. The prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the food. And overall great experience every time.

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vipRichardM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service is really so so at this place but the food is good so we just deal with it. The chopped salad is the absolute best! Can’t go wrong with a meal. We prefer to sit and eat at the bar to ensure good service.

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RobinF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. It was our first time there but won’t be our last. Homemade pastas were very good

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved thier version of a whiskey sour , and the antipasto!

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vipPerryG
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decided we needed a change so went on Wednesday evening and selected the date night price fix.

Good value - enjoyed the meal.

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kelvinc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, humble and at home experience. Great place for a date night or family dinner.

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NancyJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the arugula salad was delicious and enough for two to share. I had the bronzino which is my absolute favorite. We all had something different and everyone enjoyed every bite. The sorbet and gelato was a wonderful finale!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. A lot of nice touches for our anniversary, a card on the table, some bubbles for a toast. Lauren, our server was extremely helpful! Food was amazing and there were many options. Will definitely go back.

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Osteria Morini - New Jersey offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 221-0040.

Osteria Morini - New Jersey is rated 4.3 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.