Chef Michael White is bringing his Soho hot spot Osteria Morini to Bernardsville, N.J., and the doors will open as soon as the beginning of February.
White's second Osteria Morini will overtake the former Due Terre spot, and will feature regional Italian dishes from Emilia-Romagna, with house-made pasta, traditional ragus, grilled meats, and roasted whole fish.
The New Jersey location will be just a tad smaller than its Soho sister, with about 90 seats instead of Soho's 98. According to a press release, the New Jersey outpost will have a "more open and rustic setting with more bar space."
The opening marks the first of two announced White restaurants opening in 2012, the second being Nicoletta, a pizzeria in the East Village of New York City, scheduled to open in March.
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