michael white

Osteria Morini



Emilia-Romagna cuisine including housemade pastas in a warm setting accented by pieces from a 1700s-era Italian farmhouse.


Address: 218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 965-8777

Neighborhood: Nolita

Price: $$$





Nicoletta is Chef Michael White's no-frills East Village pizzeria. The space is super casual with a brick oven and open kitchen. The menu is mostly Italian classics like big plates of calamari, arancini, stromboli and the standout meatballs. The tasty thick-crust pies are loaded with different combinations of toppings but the best is the calabrese with deep pepperoni cups that curl up and fill with grease (don't front like you don't love that). This place is super affordable with big portions easy to share, making it a good spot for a weekday date or group dinner.


Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Phone:  (212) 432-1600

Neighborhood: East Village

Price: $$-$$$