Restaurant Morso

4.7
36 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Created by chef Paolo Vernetti (Jamie's, Carluccio's) and partners Vanessa Vaz, Barak Peled and Barry McCaughley, Morso is an independent, community-centred restaurant serving fresh pasta and small Italian bites, with a carefully balanced line of grappa-based cocktails.

The fresh pasta and small bites menu include signature creations like the Egg Yolk Raviolo and Welsh lamb Scottadito alongside more familiar recipes like the tagliatelle cacio e pepe and a pappardelle with shin ragu - all at under the £10 per plate mark.

On the bar front, the team is determined that their #grapprevolution will make every visitor a grappa-convert - with a line of over 20 different grappa bottles (including the famous Nonino Amaro, and a 3-litre grappa Storica magnum) and 12 grappa-based cocktails to match the food offer

Special Offers

1 Pasta and a cocktail for £10

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 15:00-18:00
Tue-Sat 15:00-18:00

2 courses for £14

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Tue-Fri 12:00-15:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 10:00PM

What 36 People Are Saying
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Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was okay, staff was super friendly.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went early on a Tuesday evening so it was pretty quiet, but look forward to going back when it’s busier and there’s more atmosphere. Food and service were excellent!

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AH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to Morso and each time it has been perfect. I like getting 2 or 3 byte dishes folowed by a pasta course and then Tiramisu for dessert. I always get a Grappa cocktail to come when the pasta comes.

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The night we went it was very busy, rather cramped and a bit noisy, but it was their first birthday. Nevertheless, service was prompt and the food was delicious. Beware the grappa menu - it's easy to get carried away!

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h
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal. Staff were excellent and will definitely go back.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing small plates/pasta and great desert. Staff were very friendly. A local gem.

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N
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem this restaurant is! The staff is friendly, helpful (without being unctuous), and they take pride in the quality of the food they prepare. The ingredients are fresh and high quality; the spicing is delicate and flavorful; the presentation is pleasing; the taste -- is terrific!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

More than excellent

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food with great service and good value fir money we will definitely be making a return trip!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food; the pasta is amazing! Lovely friendly attentive staff. Perfect restaurant for a relaxed date, or just to enjoy an authentic Italian small-plates meal.

Definitely a new favourite for us. We will be back very soon.

Also, I didn’t think Grappa was for me, but I may be a convert!

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OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Italian tapas. The pasta was excellent. We enjoyed the place very much and will return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing pasta

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r
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience. Deliberately small portions so you can try lots - and all so so tasty. Relaxed, fun service too and very good value!

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening with great food, and ambiance. This is by far the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to.

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h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and perfectly formed. Really good value for money and delicious menu. Going back tonight!

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very friendly staff. Really enjoyable evening & great value.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh pasta main courses with a variety of really tasty small plates to start with.

Also really great grappa drinks to choose from.

Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff from the moment we entered the restaurant.

Nicely decorated, comfortable seating.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding food, great service and a good ambiance.
Great value for the foods but quite expensive and reduced wine list.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous time at Morso- great customer care and excellent food. Really good honest food.

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F
London
14 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. It was a pleasant surprise and we will come back.

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C
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly atmosphere and, when we were there, very few other diners. (Not a fan of piped music though).This isn’t a luxury dining experience but the food and natural friendliness of the waiters more than compensates. The informality of the experience suits us very well and the Tapas format is also effective: We particularly enjoyed sharing a large variety of dishes most of which were extremely tasty and well prepared. The fresh pasta is outstanding.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and amazing service!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta especially the chocolate cake and great service every time

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and staff very friendly.

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ME
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and lovely service.

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h
London
34 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely little restaurant . Food tasty and inventive . Very attentive staff . Will def visit again .

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents here for lunch during the week and we had a fantastic meal. The service was warm, efficient and knowledgeable, everything we ate was excellent- and incredibly good value. I will definitely return and have recommended this restaurant to several friends.

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DC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely new place serving delicious Italian food in the form of sharing plates. Service was excellent. Much needed new restaurant in this area. Will be going back!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional, the wine was great and good value, and service was very personal and friendly

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L
London
48 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lovely people and a great idea but the only Italian was the Chef! Need to improve the standard of the food before I would return. It seems to be focussed on grappa and grappa cocktails - a new one on me - probably will appeal to the younger generation

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morso is exactly what St John's Wood needed, finally

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A
Munich
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very easy going place - Great home Made pasta, almost like being in italy! I will be back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loves the ricotta with bread and amazing grappa cocktail options. Great pastas and startets

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta and grappa in town.
Amazing service.

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Johns Wood is not spoiled for good restaurants, so welcome Morso! A buzzy, friendly place with tasty food and charming service. I’m not always a fan of the small sharing plates trend, but Morso does it well, with reasonable size portions at very reasonable prices. With good food teamed with the grappa cocktails, we had a very enjoyable evening. The location on Boundary Road is a bit off the beaten track so would recommend that you find your way here and help this excellent restaurant to become a great success.

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