So no one has ever told us about Morso, an Italian restaurant on our doorstep in St John’s Wood, serving up seasonal small plates, handcrafted fresh pasta and delicious desserts as well as authentic Italian wines and innovative grappa cocktails!
We were lucky enough to recently dine here and whilst the venue is small, we felt a little squashed on our table – there were four of us – the food and service outweighed any grumbles and we appreciated the complimentary drink and bread due to our table not being ready. The staff at Morso are exceptional and they looked after us from start to finish, we also enjoyed the vibe in this buzzy restaurant.
The menu at Morso recommends a couple of small bites and a pasta per person. Dishes are as described (small) and whilst we didn’t leave full we were definitely content and it didn’t break the bank balance.
Stand out dishes included, from the bites selection, aubergine & fregola ragu’, arancini bites, lamb rump with salsa verde and the seared tuna. The fresh pasta main highlights were egg yolk ricotta & baby spinach ravioli, squid ink spaghetti and the spicy Calabrian ‘nduja Maltagliati. The potted tiramisu and Caprese chocolate tart were a welcome finish, which we tried with a selection of neat grappa (not a fan and never will be; we are sure there is a place for grappa in a cocktail, but we are yet to find one to our liking).
Morso are expanding into another neighbourhood, which is great to hear in a market where so many restaurants are struggling, so we wish them well and if they stick to their current principles and quality of cooking, we can see them continuing on their success.
130 Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH