Restaurant Morso

4.6
20 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
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RC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 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
12 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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and lovely service.

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h
London
33 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
46 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
12 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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