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Osteria Morini Brunch

If you ask any New Yorker, they’ll agree Soho is one of the best neighborhoods for food, fashion, and shopping. Those happen to be my three favorite things. My sister-in-law was visiting for the weekend which was an appropriate excuse to finally check out Osteria Morini. The dimly lit restaurant is charming with accents from a 1700s-era Italian farmhouse.

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We reserved our brunch experience in partnership with Travelzoo, which offers more than 2,000 travel, entertainment, and local deals. Travelzoo invited us into Osteria Morini via a voucher that we redeemed for weekend brunch for two. For $49 (valued at $85), you get two brunch entrées, a side to share, and two classic bloody Marys or mimosas. The Travelzoo deal does not include tax or gratuity, but is still a steal compared to the full value.

I ordered a mimosa while we glanced through the menu options. Osteria Morini offers a selection of eggs, handmade pastas, salads, and more. The mimosa had a hint of Aperol for a nice change. We had landed on a few options for brunch and couldn’t resist adding a pasta dish.

As far as sides, vegetarian options we limited.  Thankfully the Parmigiano potatoes were appealing to us. The potatoes were seasoned with rosemary and they were delicious.

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My sister-in-law opted for a frittata del Giorno. The three egg omelet is prepared with your choice of seasonal vegetables, pancetta, or salsiccia. She opted for seasonal vegetables which included Brussels sprouts. The omelet was so good, and – being pregnant – was just what she was craving. She liked how the omelet was stuffed with Brussels, which really made this dish memorable. The omelet also comes with a side of the Parmigiano potatoes. 

I was intrigued to try the frittelle. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The oversized ricotta pancake was beautifully presented. The fluffy pancake was topped with creamy squacquerone and caramelized apples. I was in heaven. The pancake was nice and warm and not too sweet. It was unique to say the least.

We were feeling indulgent so had to have the spaghetti Pomodoro as well. It was not a decision we regretted. The spaghetti was a classic Pomodoro and the sauce was perfection. We also appreciated the fresh garlic in the dish.

At this point, we began to feel our waistlines expanding and knew that was a good sign of a solid brunch. Plus you can’t beat the $49 deal offered through Travelzoo.

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Osteria Morini offers a variety of Italian specialties for brunch, and the service is efficient and friendly.

Osteria Morini serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shruti Shah

NYC Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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