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
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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capitolhillguy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipscott
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Drason
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server (Angel) was terrific!

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H5522
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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.

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vippamc
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipNancyB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipoutoftowner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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.

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vipSusan
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipCindyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food

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vipInfoBro
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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NicholaR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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AndL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable dinner. Jamie always provides excellent service.

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JasonD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJames
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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!

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Rich
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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.

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Jaimie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was amazing- food was superb

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DavidB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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.

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Love2dine
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

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WhateversGood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente ambiente, deliciosa comida, muy buena carta de vinos

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Smartcat
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 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.

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vipJamieF
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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.

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vipMehh
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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.

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vipTiffanyY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 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.

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vipDarius
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 4, 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.

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been many time, the food and service was outstanding!

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vipBruceD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 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.

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vipThepipe122
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable environment. Great waiter. Delicious food.

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vipEaglesFan
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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Osteria Morini DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.

Osteria Morini DC is rated 4.7 stars by 2067 OpenTable diners.

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