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Osterini Morini Now Open for Lunch in Navy Yard

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments

Lumber Shed at 301 Water Street, SE

From a press release:

Osteria Morini is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The new Italian restaurant by award winning Chef Michael White, which opened last month in the Capital Riverfront neighborhood, offers guests a selection of appetizers, salads, pastas and panini as well as two prix-fixe options from which to choose.

The One-Course Lunch, priced at $19 per person, comes with a choice of panino served with the guest’s choice of either tortellini in brodo or fennel and apple salad. The $25 per person Two-Course Lunch gives guests a choice of any pasta and a choice of either an antipasti to start or dolci to finish. Tax and gratuity are not included.

Executive Chef Matt Adler encourages guests to begin a la carte selections with a variety of cured meats, crostini, antipasti and other small starters to share, or dive straight into the traditional housemade pastas from the country’s north central region. Substantial salads, including an Adriatic style seafood salad and the Guanciale, with bitter greens, caramelized onion and poached egg mingle with entrées such as a Fritatta with mortadella, pecorino and arugula and the Pollo Arrosto, a roasted half chicken served with young Romaine and cacio e pepe. All lunch pastas, panini and entrees are priced between $12 and $23.

Osteria Morini also debuts its “7 for $7” happy hour, offering guests a rotating list of seven items for $7 from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday in the bar and lounge. Snacks such as Arancini with pomodoro and parmigiano fonduta, Mortadella sliders and Crispy ravioli with bolognese will be served to complement a selection of happy hour cocktails, wines and beers.”

  • Anonymous

    Eh. Food was just ok and a little cold. Also the price they are charging, doesn’t match the food quality at all.

    Their drinks are terrible as well. I don’t mind paying 13 for a cocktail, but at least make sure its good.

    • Anonymous

      never go to a restaurant as soon as it opens.

    • monkeyrotica

      I thought the cured meats were excellent (albeit salty) and the lardo was incredible. The ravioli and porchetta were decent, but the meatballs were bland. Service was odd and there seemed to be some language issues (a lot of the staff are Italian). A mixed bag, but they’ve got a captive audience and there’s nothing comparable in the neighborhood.

  • Anony

    Went opening week and loved the food. My fiance and I shared a crostini, a salad (great way to break up the other dishes, which were quite rich), the agnolotti pasta (a highlight- I basically want to come back and try every pasta), a lamb chop entre and pistachio cake for dessert. Everything was really delicious, we’ll definitely be back regardless of the discount.

    Service was very attentive, a little awkaward, but nothing to complain about, especially with the 20% discount. The servers will become more comforable in time.


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