Our story

Osteria Morini brings the soulful cuisine and convivial spirit of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy to Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo neighborhood. Known as the Italian Breadbasket, this region is also 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. The 98-seat restaurant, located on Petrosino Square, offers dinner and weekend brunch.

Osteria Morini dismantled and shipped components from an Italian 1700s-era farmhouse to create the unique décor. The semi-open kitchen allows for guests to watch the action of their meal preparation unfold. Executive Chef Bill Dorrler oversees the kitchen operations at Osteria Morini, led daily by Chef di Cucina Gerardo Fernandez. Osteria Morini’s wine list was curated to include wines native to this part of Italy.


Bill Dorrler Corporate Executive Chef, Morini and Nicoletta Restaurants

Gerardo Fernandez Chef di Cucina

Kelly Verardo Bar Director, Morini & Nicoletta Brands

Katie Knevals Pastry Chef