What to Eat at Ristorante Morini, Yet Another Restaurant From Michael White

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Paccheri cacio e pepe pasta with salsa all’amatriciana. Photo: Melissa Hom

Michael White has opened his third new restaurant in New York this year: Ristorante Morini, an Upper East Side expansion of Soho's Osteria Morini. Executive chef Gordon Finn, who's worked with White's Altamarea Group for five years, will cook rich, regional Italian dishes like beef-shank agnolotti, potato-mascarpone ravioli, and pan-roasted veal chop with pancetta cream. This marks White's seventh New York restaurant, and at the rate he's going, he'll likely hit ten next year. Take a look at the space, a few of the dishes, and the menu, straight ahead.

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Piedmontese-prime-beef carpaccio with squacquerone cheese.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Lumache: marsala-braised snails, porcini mushrooms, Umbrian black truffle, and almond-milk sformato.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Bigeye tuna crudo with shaved radish, blood orange, bottarga di muggine, and tonnato.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Grigliata mista with grilled swordfish, octopus, scallop, and shrimp.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Insalata invernale with Italian chicories, prosciutto, grilled squash, and black-truffle vinaigrette.Photo: Melissa Hom


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The space is huge: It has three private dining rooms that can seat 20, 30, and 40 guests.Photo: Melissa Hom


Ristorante Morini

And a nice bar.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Ristorante Morini, 1167 Madison Ave., 212-249-0444