Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria

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$30 and under
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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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New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice servers and great food!

n
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service
Excellent experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot!

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really yummy, great service. Not the most refined, but that's fine! The taste is great and the service is so friendly.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ortomare is the perfect neighborhood spot. My family and I dine at Ortamare at least once a week and we are never disappointed. I highly recommend it.

N
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, the price was reasonable and the service was excellent. I wish I live in this neighborhood so that I could go more often.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood place. Fantastic pizza. Casual, easy with kids

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very family friendly. Pizza maker is from Rome with 20 years experience and restaurant is family owned. Everything we ordered was excellent. Good for all age groups.

NF
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Was delighted to find this neighborhood gem. The portions are generous and and food very tasty. My friend and I each had a salad & them my friend enjoyed pasta and I had delicious trout. No room for dessert!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service. Definitely our new favorite spot!

E
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Mediocre food. Friendly service.

AM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated quickly as the room hadn’t quite filled up yet, though I noticed as the place got busier seating was still prompt. Our server was genial and the manager/owner? stopped by to welcome us. In the mood for pizza and inspired by the pies we saw at other tables, we ordered a margherita and -the prosciutto crudo. Both are quite good and reasonably priced, as were the cocktails. A pleasant neighborhood spot I’d visit again. Thanks for a comfortable evening!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here several times. Great food. Great pizza and pasta.

MD
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great evening,food was excellent,will be back

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner in a lovely, open space. All our food was a welcome surprise - lucious sauce, pasta, chicken parm felt like new! We enjoyed our fresh strawberry drinks. Service was charming and attentive. We’ll be back!

DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Great neighborhood spot.

SC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents and I had dinner at Ortomare. The restaurant was pretty empty before 7:30pm on Sat when we arrived but by the time we started eating it was full so we were happy we had a reservation. We shared a plate of fried calamari, insalata Romana, linguine alla vongole, and fettuccine funghi e spinaci. Everything was very good, not over seasoned like many American restaurants. The wait staff all worked together so service was good despite the crowd. I can't believe I used to live in the neighborhood and had never been to the restaurant. I will definitely come back again.

E
New York Area
253 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was really wonderful. We were made to feel very welcome. The 12" pizza was delicious. The grilled veggies were ok. The chicken was good, but the food needed to be hotter. They also need better bread. But if you are in the neighborhood, make this place your neighborhood place.

Z
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lost in the shuffle and neighborhood, this definitely worth a trip especially from lower upper west side. Well done appetizers- grilled artichokes, meatballs - and the pizza - all small size so perfect for one person - was excellent. Manager trained at Bouley and knows how to provide customer friendly operations. Excellent reasonable wine list.

NS
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends with kids to Ortomare. We got exactly what we expected and what the reviews described.

Calamari was crisp and fresh. Pizza was great - thin crust, tasty sauce, and good toppings. Pastas were fresh and yummy. Wine and deserts were priced well and were satisfying.

Recommend when casual, neighborhood Italian is what you want. Very friendly servers and manager.

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

While we had a good time, there are MANY better pizza driven eateries in NYC. Our server was excellent and the gnocchi was to die for!

b
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've dined here a few times and is always a pleasure to come back .
The food is great, delicious!
The restaurant is very welcoming, and the service is excellent! Highly recommend!

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

Great value. The service was very very good. I'm from out of town but will definitely return on my next trip to NYC. Heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who love great Italian food.

Z
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dinner at Ortomare. It is a really great addition to the upper west side. The pasta and the pizza were delicious again. The staff is warm and welcoming. Service is prompt. We’ll definitely be back.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Ortomare. Very convenient price. Awesome drinks. My favorite were the ravioli and the Sorbeto. Everyone was very friendly. Would definitely go back!

d
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to have dinner with family and friends!!!
Very good food and great atmosphere!
Will go back for sure!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I moved recently from Italy and every time I go to Ortomare I feel like home. The food is incredibly good and most of the staff speaks italian, just like home. I loved the fried artichoke and the fish special. Next time I will try the pizza because it smelled really good and I loved their fire-wood brick oven. Grazie Ortomare e ci vediamo presto.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great family early dinner. Superb food. Best homemade pasta. Loved the ravioli. The service was very attentive. The background music was very lovely. Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in Upper West Side. Fantastic food and reasonably priced. The staff is very friendly. This was the third time I visited Ortomare and looking forward to go back soon. Awesome experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Ortomare was really amazing. The food is so delicious and on top of that a great service. I will definitely come back and I would recommend this place to everyone. Everything was worth it.

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy trattoria style restaurant. Enjoyed tremendously their delicious pizzas baked in their wood fired brick oven. Their tiramisu and chocolate cake were one the best I ever had.

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