Ovest Pizzoteca

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Ovest Pizzoteca is West Chelsea’s destination for Luzzo’s Napolitan-style dining. Look over the enoteca selection of Italian wines, as well as high scale spirits and beers to keep your taste buds craving your latest vice. Wood brick oven pizza, homemade pasta and authentic panini's are crafted with the owner and master pizzaiolo, Michele Iuliano's, secret dough recipe and expertise. Sitting beneath the High-line, along the reemerging W 27th Street, is the industrial brick walls and high ceilings that houses weekly aperitivo's for the the perfect after work happy hour destination.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Pizza buonina, peccato: il forno fosse soorco di cenere e quindi sapeva di bruciato, altrimenti sarebbe stata ottima.
E peccato per le migliaia di moscerini che infestano la sala costringendoti a veri e propri combattimenti

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MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We ended up stumbling into this restaurant by mistake and were excited to learn that they had brick oven pizza. Our waiter was extremely informative and friendly and so we were happy that we chose this place- however, our happiness was short lived. After suggesting a "must have" cocktail our waiter completely forgot about us. 30 mins later we had our appetizer and our pizza delivered to us by another wait staff and he still did not show up...nor did our drinks. I finally asked another random person for our waiter and mentioned that our drinks had never shown up- sheepishly, our waiter came by with our drinks "on him". However, by that time we were almost done with our pizza and didn't really even want the drink. The place soon became very loud and busy around the bar area and we decided at that point to just leave as we were really going to lose our waiter by that point. Overall, I would go back as the food was very good- except this time we will sit by the bar- seems as if that's where the wait staff spent most of their time.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent pizza and drinks. Did not try any of their appetizers, salads or pasta. Can be noisy so need to factor that in.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was awesome. Great environment for dinner / drinks. Perfect location to grab dinner / drinks before an event at MSG.

LL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Near the sleep no more, excellent place to take a rest.

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best real pizza in town

R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took amazing care of my group of eight during the blackout! The restaurant had lights but oddly the kitchen and bathrooms did not. But the staff was not frazzled and treated us so well on a busy Saturday night. Thank you!

a
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, this place was the culinary highlight of our visit.

DD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was yummy and service was excellent

F
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ovest is always a good choice !
I’ve been coming here for long time and I never get disappointed.
The food is always on point and delicious, outstanding service and lovely ambiance.

a
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

They were very nice and seated us quickly even though we were 20 mins late for our reservation. From there things went downhill, with long waits between visits by a server. Then two of the first mains came out after about 40 mins, followed by a 30 min wait for the other people’s main courses. They were understaffed and seemed totally unprepared for s busy Saturday night.

I had recommended Ovest so this was disappointing and embarrassing. The manager did comp some desserts, but everyone was in a foul mood by then.

DH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and time there. 5 out of towners. We had made a reservation but had to still Wait a little longer. They were very gracious and seated us at a very nice table and comped us with wonderful desserts. Very attentive. We all ate a whole pizza!

JD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice experience even with kids. Service was not as friendly as expected but was ok. Everyone loved the pasta as well as the pizza. Pizzas are actuallly really good.

CL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Solid little Italian place. Decent food, friendly service. Good stop before seeing Sleep No More interactive play experience.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza I’ve had since I got back from my abroad studies in Florence 5 years ago!!!! Reminds me of every pizza I ever loved over there. Excellent excellent excellent.

n
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. The burrata and arancini were divine! The octopus appetizer was tasty but was a tiny bit tough. The pappardelle past and arugula pizza were perfect. Also great wine options and service! Almost perfect!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun hip place

UW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in NYC from appetizers to entree, perfect first date place.

GS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just what we were looking for....a festive environment, good cocktails and nice simple food.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Love the food and drinks and the ambience. Service was another matter. And they didn't record the fact that I had reserved through Open Table (though my guest was there before me and may not have told them I had reserved).

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party and I enjoyed my favorite Arugula pizza with a glass of Chianti. Best place to eat before/after McKittrick performances

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fabulous but the bathroom was filthy and needs a new paint job

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Great and friendly service. You wont be disappointed by the food. Everything they do is perfect.

AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best staff in NYC! Great pizza, pasta and salads

g
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza in Chelsea! Great ambience, a little loud for 75 year olds (us) but a happy, energetic crowd of restaurant goers. Wine was excellent, the pizza fabulous. The single pizza is a lot for one person but the server happily packaged the left-overs for us. The servers were just the right level of attentiveness - not intrusive and not unavailable. This is my fifth visit (in about three years), and twice I brought (with my son and his wife) my two under five year old grandchildren and they are welcomed (we arrive early, before normal Chelsea restaurant goers time and we tip well). Thank you.

SW
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food here was good. Our group had a variety of salads, pizzas and pastas and all were good. But, I had two issues. First, they played a non stop annoying music track, that was not even music. If you have ever been in line at the Test Track in Epcot, it is the exact same sound track. Secondly, we had a group of 10. It was short notice and a big group so we called. Told us they could only seat 5 and don't even bother coming with 10. They could not event split us up into 2 groups. We held on to the reservation for 5 and then went to open table and made a separate reservation for 4. We jammed in and this worked out fine, just not sure why they could not organize us with a phone call. The hostess seem very stressed out the whole time we were there. So, good food, but...

J
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

went for pasta but the pizza was better. although the pizza was a little salty it was better than the pasta that lacked in overall flavor. service was ok. overall experience was nothing memorable

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and charming staff

PB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Out with my boys after a performance

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and atmosphere. What more could you ask for? Have been several times and never let us down.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious pizza and great drinks. Excellent service. Very pleasant experience.

TG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time - the pizza is fantastic! The drinks were also great - just told the bartender I wanted a fruity vodka drink and I got two delicious and strong drinks. The only downside was that some of the deserts were not available, and there was no decaf.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on whim after leaving pier 62 and really enjoyed it. The food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disorganized place. We made a reservation yet it took 40 minutes to get a table. Good came fast but was below average even a simple pizza.

SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Ovest before Sleep No More, it is the perfect spot!

TE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Hesitant to write a well-deserved fabulous review because I don’t want it to get too popular. So great!!

KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Ovest on Friday night for a six-person birthday dinner. The food-every pizza we ordered was perfect-and ambiance were great, but it was the exceptional service that took our meal to the next level.

Our waiter was friendly and courteous, attentive, and at no point did we feel rushed despite being there for several hours. So many NYC restaurants do good food or good service, but to get both you typically have to spend $$$$. Not at Ovest!

I was so impressed and appreciative and will absolutely be returning.

w
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good service, and fair prices — Fine qualities that are not so easy to find elsewhere in this neighborhood filled with art galleries.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roberto is a beast

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ideal spot for a group of friends to have great food, wine, and conversation.

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