Our story

With its flagship in Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo neighborhood, Osteria Morini now brings the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy to Roosevelt Field in Long Island. Emilia-Romagna is known as the Italian Breadbasket – the birthplace of some of the flavors and ingredients most commonly associated with Italian cuisine worldwide: prosciutto, mortadella, parmigiano, and balsamic vinegar.

In Italian, “osteria” means a place where the owner “hosts” guests. We look forward to hosting you, Long Island!


Bill Dorrler Corporate Executive Chef, Morini and Nicoletta Restaurants

Arielle Ventrice General Manager

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Tommy Executive Chef

Katie Knevals Pastry Chef

Kelly Verardo Bar Director, Morini & Nicoletta Brands