Italian food lovers, you may now rejoice! NOBREAD has found your new gluten-free Italian home away from home in the heart of SoHo. Osteria Morini serves true, classic Italian dishes that bring the same comfort and warmth as if they were made in your own kitchen. The gluten-free pasta here is unbeatable by any other Italian restaurant I’ve had to date! The chewy gluten-free pasta made from rice flour can actually withstand the creamy and rich sauces of the meal without crumbling apart. This is a restaurant that needs to be put on the top of your restaurant list ASAP…
I had the opportunity to go to Osteria Morini for brunch this weekend. Upon entering the restaurant, you experience a little slice of Italy. The warm environment with comfortable seating makes you feel removed from the hustle of the city. The modern flavors bring life to the classic brunch and Italian dishes, such as the crowd favorite: Maranello poached eggs. The dish is decadent and the eggs are perfectly coated in a rich hollandaise sauce. We then indulged in the (gluten-free) Garganelli pasta dish that is guaranteed to give your taste buds a delectable bite of heaven. The small plates are made to perfection such as the crostini, formaggi, and salumi. We highly recommend the soft Parmigiano “Gelato” gluten-free crostini spread (nobread) and the flavorful, air dried Bresaola salumi. You can’t leave an amazing restaurant without having some dessert regardless of the time of day. We tried the vanilla and salted caramel gelato which was the perfect amount of smooth, creamy, and sweet.
Upon looking at the menu, the prices at Osteria Morini seem to be a little high, but we promise you that the quality and taste of the food is all worth it. We cannot wait to go back to try their Rucola salad, Bistecca E Uova, and every gelato flavor offered! Osteria Morini is perfect for your next classic brunch spot, celebratory dinner, or casual evening with friends. The portion sizes are appropriate too, which is always nice to see at restaurants, and trust us when we say that the food is so good that you won’t want to share!