I’m a huge fan of Michael White’s restaurants, especially, Marea. I tend to go to Osteria Morini a bit more just because it is easier to get a last minute reservation and it is in a more convenient location for me.
A perfect home-y Italian lunch on a gloomy, slushy Sunday:
To start, Polpettine – Morini’s perfect meatballs are made with prosciutto and mortadella and baked in tomato sauce. Easily, my favorite meatballs in the city.
Raviolo (egg yolk, ricotta, and spinach filled pasta with mushrooms, brussels sprouts leaves and parmigiano) – a little bit too heavy on the ricotta but the mushroom based sauce was light and complemented the pasta well.
Tagliatelle (ragu antica, parmigiano) – so good!!! The ragu was relatively light for a meat sauce, it was hearty but didn’t weigh you down, perfect way to start the a weekend day.
For those on a budget, Osteria Morini’s pasta can be had for $10 a pop on Mondays after 9pm (Industry Night).