Dreamy Pasta at Osteria Morini

I cleaned off my plates at Osteria Morini, and you know why? No, it’s not because I’m a fat pig, which I am, but it’s because it tasted so damn good. From the bread basket, to the appetizers and entrees, we cleaned our plates. Everyone was too full to polish off their desserts, well except for me, because I managed to find room. The environment is really casual and comfortable, there isn’t anything stuffy about it, even the staff is very pleasant. I will definitely be going back to gobble up some more pasta.

Polpettine: prosciutto and mortadella meatballs baked in tomato sauce. I need to have this recipe. I’m sure that it doesn’t help that I could bathe in mortadella and be happy though. Ew, OK, maybe that image is kind of gross. They need to bottle and sell that sauce it came in. I was sopping it up with their delicious olive bread.

Gnocchi: ricotta dumplings, pomodoro, speck and basil . I love me some gnocchi that melts in my mouth, but I must say that there was something satisfying about the tiny give that these gave back. Again, the sauce on this dish was drool worthy as well and it’s making my mouth water. So far at this point, it was two for two because both of these starters burst will flavor.

Tagliatelle: wide ribbon pasta, ragu antica, parmigiano. Not my favorite of the night, but the actual pasta was really enjoyable.

Cod special of the night: the fish was tender and flaky, the waitress said that it was the best fish that she had ever had in her life. I don’t know if I would go that far, but it was light and tasty.

Garganelli (In picture above.): pasta quills, battenkill cream, truffle butter, prosciutto. I polished off this sucker. With every bite that I took, in my head I said “Ohmigosh.” That’s a lot of “Ohmigoshes” when you are going through a whole bowl of pasta, but it was that tasty to me. It was eggy and reminded me of a carbonara pasta dish, which I LOVE!

Dessert: selection of gelato and a blueberry panna cotta. Both provided that touch of sweetness I need to end every meal. The pistachio got a thumbs up from me, the café and stracciatella was just OK. The café gelato was a bit icy and not creamy enough to me, it was more like a café sorbet. The stracciatella, I wish were creamier. The panna cotta was lovely though, creamy and fresh tasting from the blueberry sauce spooned over it, it had a lively flavory that is great for people who love fruit.

9 out of 10

Osteria Morini
218 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

-Joyce Huang
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