Acclaimed chef Michael White (Marea and Ai Fiori) as created a menu devoted to the Northern Italian regional specialties of Emilia-Romagna at this outpost of his classic Bolognese tavern in New York's SoHo neighborhood. Inspired by the city of Bologna, Michael White's Osteria Morini churns out excellent fare using lots of regional ingredients. Expect long-simmering ragùs rich with flavor, and all the pastas house-made. The menu is meaty, from the carefully curated selection of sliced meats to braised chicken with pork sausage to grilled steaks alongside locally caught seafood.
Italian wine is served on tap from barrels or by the bottle from an impressive list. The design is classic Italian rustic, with wood tables, wood beams and a miscellany of wooden cabinets and Italian images on the walls. Opt to dine outdoors on the charming patio overlooking Collins Canal.
From Italy, with amore
Polpettine meatballs; truffled-ricotta Cappelletti; pistachio-crusted duck breast; pici pasta prepared alle vongole in a spicy clam sauce and whole branzino.
Café Negroni with Campari and Borghetti espresso, or an Aperol Mimosa with Prosecco and Peychaud’s Bitters.