Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria

4.8
114 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipCGould
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Ortomare! I’ve never had a bad meal and the staff are so friendly.

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vipMikeD
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent

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vipDavidA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food - quality and taste and portions. and real Neopolitan pizzas - tasty and chewy. The best people serving and helping. Love it and can't wait to eat inside again.

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Kiara
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE. LOVED THE VIBE ! WILL DEF VISIT AGAIN.

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vipTK719
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found Ortomare Pizzeria on Open Table, and am so glad that I decided to try it! They currently have a nice selection of outdoor tables with lovely decor. I had the beet salad to start. It was served over spinach and also featured oranges and walnuts. It was delicious. I then had the pizza vegeteriana, which came with mozzarella, eggplant, red peppers and zucchini. It was honestly one of the best pizzas that I've ever had! I finished with the homemade chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream. It was just heavenly. People nearby saw me eating it and decided to order it, too. The service was terrific and the prices were extremely reasonable. It's the best restaurant in the area!

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vipCGould
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ortomare is so wonderful. The food is great, the service is great, and, more than anything, you really feel appreciated. I love this place ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good delish, service excellent!!

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vipBarbaraY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service at the comfortable outdoor tables. Delicious pizza!

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RinNYC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great addition to the local restaurant choices. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. The food is flavorful and well presented. I had the fish special (dorade) and it was cooked to exactly the right point. We have eaten here twice (live in the neighborhood) and will definitely be returning.

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vipJosephC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We are becoming regulars.

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vipRicky
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent service!

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Anonymus
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family had a great dinner on Tuesday night.
We shared a couple of fresh salads to start. I had their assorted vegetable pizza which was excellent and their daily special gnocchi with black truffle sauce. Excellent as well.

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discerning
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu and service both as one expects, delicious and attentive! The choices are varied, offering something for our vegan guest as well as for we carnivores. A trusted neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, great location. Very mediocre food. Good pizza, the rest is surprisingly average, and disappointing

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cdmlsm
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ortomare was fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We will definitely go back!

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vipsunshine
New York Area
510 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

this was our first time there and it was very quiet which we like. Eddie, the manager, greeted us and checked on us throughout the meal. we like the wood burning oven for our pizza dinner which was very good. the waitstaff was very attentive and we were quite pleased with it all. we plan to come back soon and bring friends with us.

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colec
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for great Italian food. Full bar is a plus. Great cocktails and wines.

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Anonymous
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner at Ortomare. The seafood pasta was very tasty. And the pizza with broccoli rabe and sausage was amazing.

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KarenH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC for a show with the family and decided to dine Italian. Ortomare showed up on OpenTable and we decided it give it a try. Not a large menu, which is perfect for me, and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ortomare....Always is a great experience. The food is excellent and the ambiance is very nice. This restaurant is a gem in Upper West Side..... I had the chocolate lava cake. The best I ever had......enjoyed it immensely!

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Frank
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great option for great Italian homemade food....Have been coming here since they opened and never disappointed. Tartufata Pizza is my favorite.

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ValyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
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.

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EmmF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
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!

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brif
New York Area
3 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!

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bapd
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.

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JosephF
New York Area
4 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.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipRisaK
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.

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RinNYC
New York Area
21 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.

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SamuelH
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.

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Ortomare
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.

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vipgmpnyny
New York Area
44 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.

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

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TriciaN
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm hospitality and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
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.

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KlevisK
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!

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vipMartinez
New York Area
55 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!

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giljoy
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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food!

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You can order delivery directly from Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria using the Order Online button. Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 665-2970.

Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria is rated 4.8 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.