Morso Kensal Rise

4.8
86 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Morso is a modern community-centred restaurant and bar, serving hand-crafted fresh pasta and small plates of Italian bites alongside innovative Grappa-based cocktails.

We take inspiration from Italian tradition but give all of our dishes a Morso twist. We select fresh, great quality, regional ingredients and let them speak for themselves in our cooking. Our fresh pasta is handmade in-house daily and always served "al dente". Unlike classic Italian restaurants, all of our food is served in small portions allowing our guests to discover a variety of styles in one meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipPaulH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, great price. Whats not to love?

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Foodie123
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful little gem with a big personality. Don't be fooled by the simple exterior and seemingly small venue. It goes all the way to the back and has a gorgeous garden in the back too.

Every single thing we ordered, from the king prawns, the steak, the arancini balls to the selection of pastas were all cooked to perfection and tasted incredible. We also chose the cheapest red wine they had, and that was still a cork bottle and tasted divine.

The servers there are very friendly, and our waitress especially was so chatty and helpful throughout.

You will probably want to order a lot of the small plates, and therefore will spend about £40 between 3/4 with a couple of bottles of wine. But for the quality and the experience, it's totally worth it. Highly recommend Morso.

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bels
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was super - above and beyond, food is delicious and very original

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Alixyc
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food good service
Would definitely go again
3 min walk from station

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SusieB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place where the staff are attentive without being intrusive and the fresh pasta is to die for!! Loved it

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il3003
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dream. the food was amazing, very friendly service and lovely place. will go again

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JoannaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the little place. Outstanding food and great friendly service. Will certainly be back!!

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LizT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service! Lovely evening was had.

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Cathy
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff were all lovely. The espresso martini is the best you'll find anywhere!

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AsfahK
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! It was so wonderful to go out to eat and not complain about the quality and value of the food served. Such a lovely experience, one that you want when you do a lot of your own cooking and really want someone else to do it to perfection. A real treat. A lovely atmosphere, attentive but not over the top. Thank you Morso team!

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening, great food, and perfect service.

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AllanR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious with charming service. So pleased it’s our local.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails with great service. We’ll be back!

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RobertoV
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food and service
Pasta amazing arancini divine
Very good addition in Kensal Rise

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Usha
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great and had a good amount of options.
The service could have been a little more attentive although they tried their best to accomodate and keep us happy. I reckon its due to the current 10 pm deadline.

Definitely going back there for the lovely food and ambience.
Thank you for a lovely evening!

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KRGTR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Fantastic menu that has been throughly thought out + fantastic grappa cocktails/menu and wine list to match. Truly a new gem of NW London.

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and atmosphere, yummy food, fairly priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really really nice restaurant in Kensal Rise with lots of delicious food, good prices and friendly staff.

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SteveC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food as ever and wonderful service, can’t praise Morso too highly!

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PatrickW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food. Stunning pasta, amazing bites. Absolutely delicious.

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ARChiswick
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really excellent food and very friendly and attentive service

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RachelH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and simple but beautifully executed Italian food

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vipLondoneater
London
126 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great neighbourhood Italian. Really good service - friendly and helpful. Interesting grappa cocktails. We had a selection of starters which were excellent and then fresh pasta dishes. All good. Will definitely be back.

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vippaxperson
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This informal restaurant that specializes in fresh pasta and "small bites" is welcoming, serves tasty and carefully prepared food in a relaxing atmosphere. There was ample distance between tables, which is important to many of us in the COVID era. The staff were lovely. My friend had ravioli and I had pasta with a ragu sauce. Our small bites were generous and not so small! The drinks selection is really good, with nice Italian wines and very appealing non-alcoholic drinks. Overall a very pleasant evening and I look forward to coming here again.

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AlexandraT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, promptly served with a really careful waitress. Thoughtful PPE pack given and waitress was delightful with our two small children. Really lovely meal all in all. We love this place

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JM123
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great food and amazing service.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our meal at Morso. The whole evening was a lovely experience, the staff were all super helpful and attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!

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Janel
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious good portions. Great service. I sat on the back table looking into the restaurant and I thought the decor was really plain ... not in a cool contemporary way .... it just looked like a cafe.... small complaint I guess

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KandA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is by far the best pasta place we've been to. All of the pasta is made fresh in house. We were told by the waitstaff to treat the menu as if it were Italian Tapas rather than ordering just one small plate each. We were able to try a few different things and share with the table. Luckily, we saved room for dessert which was incredible. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is craving authenticity.

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Alexis
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friday night dinner and espresso martinis were delightful at Kensal Rise Morso! Seared tuna and freshly made pasta were delicious! All staff wore masks and we were given individual sanitiser wipes and gel. The staff were lovely, super helpful, general vibe was relaxed can't wait to go back!

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vipmuesli84
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morso was fabulous! Food was divine (we especially loved the Nduja pasta) and service was excellent. Will be back to try more of the menu soon.

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Michelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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marcog
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to MORSO with friends, our second visit, and had a fabulous evening, great service, great food, great grappa - we’ll definitely go again.

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic fresh pasta, the egg yolk raviolo is a must have. Limited wine-list. High-ceilings and hard surfaces can make it very loud.

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CarolineM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely local Italian, great food, especially the small bites. And really friendly service. Looking forward to coming back.

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PhilipT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very interesting experience...great “bites” then lovely pasta. At first the concept hard to grasp but at the end brilliant, if a bit pricey. Would def revisit!

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Diane
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening! Great food, perfect service, I've been many times and will be going to dine here many more!

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MaryB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a selection of morso morsels. Delicious. The staff are just gorgeous too

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Regina
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pasta is just amazing! One of the best I had in London.

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NadeigeP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food and cocktail 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

FAQs

Morso Kensal Rise does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Morso Kensal Rise is rated 4.8 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.