Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria

4.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria located in Upper West Side in 994 Columbus Avenue has the goal to serve delicious Italian dishes. Orto e mare, translated to "Garden and Sea" in Italian, has the main purpose to prepare dishes with the highest quality ingredients from the green land and the sea.
Our pizza is baked in wood-fired oven creating a crispier crust and a smoky flavor. Ortomare traditional Italian atmosphere is just fair for any occasion. Our mission is to provide our customers with the authentic Italian taste and Ortomare to become your favorite place to come back.
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VB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Every dish was absolutely delicious. I had the Tartufata pizza which was delicious and unique. And of course the wood fired pizza oven is very attractive. My son had the Homemade pappardelle pasta with asparagus and shrimp which he enjoyed very much. The portions were pretty large and the price very reasonable for a NYC restaurant.

EF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very cozy place. The food is delicious and the service is super friendly. I had the Red beets and spinach salad with walnuts and goat cheese. Was delicious. I also got the Homemade linguine with clams which were cooked perfectly. Everything was fantastic!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Gluten Free Options.
I enjoyed the gluten free pasta and my husband got the Branzino which was cooked perfectly. And the 25% on the bottle of wine was a great deal to have.
Will be back soon. We love Ortomare!

b
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great variety of choices on the menu including wood fire pizza oven. The pasta was homemade and delicious! The waiters were extremely attentive even on this busy New Year’s Eve.

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Five star experience for a family gathering. Having lived and worked in Italy, I have come to appreciate restaurants that have the informal air of many of the best Roman osteria, good food, good value, nice service without pretension. Orto mare fits the bill perfectly. Excellent appetizers, carciofi e zucchini. ortomaro - sea food and zucchini, pasta, rigatoni (perfectly al dente) alla Norma (with eggplant) and Ragu Bolognese, a well priced wine list and excellent desserts made in casa. In short for the price a real find. One hint: improve the bread, everything else is excellent.

J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A very nice team greeted us at Ortomare. The food was very good - wonderful salad and good pizza. Pasta looked great - we will try next time.

RN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is not fancy fare: just good Italian cooking. The restaurant was quite full on Saturday night at 7, and the noise level was higher than we like. But the waitstaff were friendly, and the ambiance was happy. We live in the neighborhood and will definitely go again.

SH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Pizza was great and the penne w/ vodka sauce was delicious. Can’t recommend it more. Will come back next time I am in town.

O
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our local go-to restaurant. The luncheon menu is $14.99, a great value for an appetizer and pasta dish. The food is always flavorful. Combine the Polpettine with pasta for a hearty meal. For dinner, we usually order the specials, ragus, fish, burrata, whatever. It is always reliably delicious and reasonably priced. Try the Carciofi e Zucchine appetizer. Full bar, limited menu and very attentive service. Always a solid choice.

g
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We arrived around 6 pm for our reservation. There were few guest and the staff were attentive. As the evening progressed and more guest arrived the staff appeared overwhelmed. Wait staff did not make eye contact so we had to approach the wait staff to obtain our check. I would certainly go there again because the food was excellent just to be certain that the level of service was not ongoing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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TN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Thanksgiving from out of town and were treated like family! The food was amazing and the servings were so generous (huge)! We highly recommend Ortomare!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm hospitality and the food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. The people who work there are all very friendly. Homemade gnocchi are the best in the neighberhood. Panna cotta was very light and tasty, not too sweet, the right way. Pizza looks amazing, will try next time. Looking forward to try all their dishes.

KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere. They make you feel comfortable, definitely going back! A must try for everyone!

M
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ortomare is one of our regular neighborhood go-to places for dinner. We ordered a few of our favorites (caprese salad, Roman salad, linguine with clams, wild mushroom & spinach fettuccine) and were surprised by a new bread offering: thin pizza dough wedges straight from their wood-burning oven. NICE!

g
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner here with friends was great. The food was good and fresh. The service was warm and caring. The prices were fair. I can recommend Ortomare without any misgivings

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food!

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood risotto was the best I ever tried. Fresh salads and excellent service!

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating here! Usually we sit outside but today we got the front row seat to see the pizza being made- the kids LOVED it!

EF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Ortomare as always. Food is delicious. Pizza is the best in NYC.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service! I love Ortomare!

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. My and my friend tried their pizza and it was amazing. Service was very pleasant and polite. Nice cozy atmosphere.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I visit this place it is an amazing experience. Food and wine are fantastic and the service excellent. I love it.

JE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant, with very tasty food that is remarkably affordable. The service is attentive and efficient, and the manager's warm reception is one more reason we'll come back.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite. We love it!

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Delicious Italian fare--yummy individual pizzas and lots more-- served in a lovely ambience with gracious service and modest prices. Who could ask for more?

GF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza I've had in NY. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the people are very friendly!!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will forsure be back!

g
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The atmosphere is very nice and the service is very good. The food does not all live up to the same quality. The pizza is pretty good. Two of us had pasta dishes, one of which was overcooked, the other of which was swimming in bland cream sauce. Similar complaints about the soup. The manager sensed our dissatisfaction and brought a very nice free dessert. I would probably return for the pizza if I'm in the area but would not trust anything else.

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, delicious and the best pasta and pizza in Manhattan.

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice small place with very friendly service amazing margarita classic and a bottle of Pinot noir

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wood fire brick oven pizzas. Great selection of main dishes also. Very professional service. The homemade tiramisu was the best. Will definitely come back again soon to try other dishes, especially the homemade pastas looked great too.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! Had a pizza with tartufo and was very good. Like a had back in Italy! My friend tried their Ravioli which was very tasty as well! Great service!

VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Ortomare was wonderful. The service was perfect, very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. Since it was the first time there we ordered different plates to share.
We had la tartufata pizza and that was the best I’ve tasted,it remembered me of Italy! I loved everything about it .We also had home made gnocchi which were delicious and the Braciola di Pollo,
An amazing stuffed chicken with spinach and fontina cheese, shiitake and marsala sauce. (I highly recommend to try this one)
And as a dolce we had the special of the night The Tartufo Ice Cream which was really really good. After the great experience we went back again that week and we are planing to go back soon. Believe me this place is a must try and truly deserve 5 stars !!!!

ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice servers and great food!

n
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service. Outdoor seating or seating by the large open windows available as pleasant options for the summer. Highly recommend.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We're delighted with this “new” Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. The food, service, wine selection (both by the glass & bottle) & environment are excellent, as are the unexpectedly moderate prices.

We're looking forward to exploring more of the menu offerings & specials when we return, which we certainly will, & will invite friends, so they can also discover this delightful, little restaurant.

Ortomare is a most welcome addition to our neighborhood, which I can recommend to anyone who wants a really good Italian meal at a very reasonable price.

n
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem. Excellent food. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced. I’m really happy with this find.