Osteria Morini DC

4.7
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2067 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Whether it be fo Osteria Morini pays homage to the casual and rustic cuisine and ambiance of the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Osteria Morini is a casual Italian restaurant from Chef Michael White. In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests, and at Osteria Morini, Chef White continues this tradition of hospitality, transforming his first Washington, D.C. restaurant into an authentic, old-world osteria with soulful food from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
Ambience
4.5
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JT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice place, food is high quality, service is really good. Nice ambiance.

c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Jamie did a fantastic job! It was unusually loud in the restaurant for a Monday, due to the crowd for Morini Monday.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back!!!

s
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu creative. Atmosphere fun. Service outstanding. Location and Vibe cool. What more could you want?

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server (Angel) was terrific!

H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Check your final bill carefully! Our itemized bill came back around $125. They brought back a credit card receipt for us to sign that was $159. When I pointed this out to the waiter, he went off and explained that after he brought us our itemized bill, somehow two additional glasses of wine were added to our tab. Although we appreciate the explanation, I don't think we really received an apology--there was no surprise, remorse, or anything that suggested that the restaurant wanted to make amends for the "mistake." (I had supposed that the restaurant would normally lock out the tab once they print the itemized bill and bring it to the table--but that's clearly NOT the case here.)

Otherwise, the restaurant is in a great spot, it's beautifully decorated, and the service was fine (until they brought the check). I love when Italian pasta shines and is complimented by the sauce. But here, the pasta sauces overwhelmed the pasta. It was passable--not disturbing in any way, but surely also not memorable.

But--really, I am still flumoxed by the bill "mishap"--was it an honest mistake or a scam? I wish that I had confidence that it was just a mistake. But the way that the restaurant responded didn't suggest that they cared.

p
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food - great view and ambiance- gourmet Italian- I’ll be back!

NB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back!

o
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had not been in a while and came for Valentines Day. Oh my gosh it was wonderful! Fixed price, 4-course meal and it was smazing! Lobster ravioli was perhaps the best we have had. Lobster bisque and halibut were also terrific. We pledged to not let as much time to go by before we return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time there and the food was just as exceptional as the first. Will definitely come again and recommend to friends and family. Good for any occasion.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met my college aged daughter there for a “daddy/daughter dinner”. I couldn’t have been happier.

The bar staff was great and our waitress gave us exceptional service even though we weren’t in a hurry to order.

Great place with excellent menu and food choices. Also has an amazing location.

S
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious and the staff welcoming. Jamie is terrific!

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food

IB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single experience with Osteria Morini has been an absolute pleasure. From date night to birthdays this restaurant shines everytime.

NR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most amazing Italian I’ve had since I moved to DC. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and informative. He took the time to go through all gluten free options with me (I have celiac). Incredible experience overall!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good service and great food! Comfortable choice for a first date that was wonderful. Will be going back.

AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable dinner. Jamie always provides excellent service.

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JD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service amazing as always. Wish it wasn’t quite so pricy, but it’s worth it.

J
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Northern Italian food, wine and service! Just visited Bologna and Venice Italy and it took me back there! I’ll be back when in the area again!

R
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner plates are perfectly sized: not too much, not too small. Our waitress was quite knowledgeable about the menu...all of our questions were answered on the spot.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Full menu wasn’t available, but brunch was ok. Will have to come back later to try their full menu. Today was a brunch. Food was good. Not excellent.

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was amazing- food was superb

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Service fantastic, appetizer outstanding. Main entree’s average, not great. Both pastas and fish. Not worth the money or hype. Too bad was looking forward to it.

L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were seated prior to our scheduled reservation. Overall, the presentation was outstanding; the ambiance enchanting and the wine topnotch.

WG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was responsive and perfect. A mix up in a dining companion’s order was handled promptly and appropriately. Food was very good and offered sufficient variety for four guests with diverse palettes. Will definitely return.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente ambiente, deliciosa comida, muy buena carta de vinos

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner for a birthday! Felt very special! Bartender provider excellent service!

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Italian food with a view of the Anacostia River. Enjoyed the creamy burrata, Arctic char on a bed of black lentils and a trio of gelatos.

JF
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a leisurely 3hr Saturday brunch with friends at Osteria Morini. The food and service was amazing, as always. We were left alone to enjoy our catch up without interruption, but our server was always on hand when we needed something. This restaurant remains a favorite for our group.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Always a great time. First time for lunch and the deal couldn’t get better than $15 for exceptional pasta and a glass of wine. My friend is now a fan.

TY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Osteria Morini's pasta! They have an incredible wait staff and I love the dining ambiance. I can come here dressed up or dressed down and still feel comfortable.

D
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and great location. I like the handmade pastas on the menu with all of the interesting combinations. Solid food however, there were some missed opportunities. I wanted a little more showing off by the chef and a more delicious wine selection.

d
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been many time, the food and service was outstanding!

BD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and great food. We’ll be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great - my husband normally is not a big fan of Italian but he loved it too! Service was flawless. Ambience was good but little too noisy, would’ve been nice if we could hear some background music. Want to try brunch sometime soon.

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable environment. Great waiter. Delicious food.

EF
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Menu choices were excellent and the food very good. The service was exceptional