Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria
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.
grilled mediterranean sea bass served with roasted potatoes and sautéed mixed vegetables
homemade spinach & ricotta cheese ravioliin a butter and sage sauce
mozz., truffle cream spread, prosciutto di Parma
We sat outside under a tent with a space heater overhead. The next table was not too close so that was good. Although I am fully vaccinated, I still would like to dine outdoors if possible, so I appreciate that they had this set up available. However it was still chilly— would be good to get the heaters a bit nearer. I would go again but dress warmly. - Service was good and friendly.
Great thin-crust pizzas and pasta. Enjoyed the cocktails and watching the cooking process. They are open to making off-menu changes (we like mushrooms added to our pizza). Quiet enough for a good conversation - have been there several times.
Excellent service and food is great it’s value for Monet
Everything put together-- it is a warm feeling when you leave
Delicious pizzas and appetizers. Wonderful friendly service. And even a special birthday treat as a surprise.
Wow, what a hidden gem. We were celebrating a bday and arrived an hour early - no problem as we were seated immediately at an outside spot of our choice. Our server/waiter is a true professional, knowledgeable about the food and wine and spaced out when he came to check on us. He was friendly, attentive and truly a nice person, probably one of the best I’ve had in eating in all kinds of restaurants for over 30 years, high end included.The owner/manager was also very friendly and checked back often as well and runs a great restaurant. At the end my bday was recognized with a candle in the dessert, a happy bday singing and a limoncello for our party on the house.
Not only will I plan to come back when I’m in town, I’ll also recommend it to anyone wanting a first class experience with great food and professional service.
I can’t say enough about the experience and the food. Great job everyone.
A neighborhood gem. Excellent food and large portions (shared 3 between 4 hungry adults) and bracing cocktails made for an affordable treat.
Excellent service and delicious food. Our 3rd visit and this is one of our new favorites.
This has become my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The staff is friendly and the food is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Love it!! Our favorite place on the UUWS.
Great food and attentive service.
They have the best brick oven pizza in the neighborhood by far. Nice salads and an interesting artichoke and zucchini appetizer. A good wine list and three grappa choices. But the real highlight is the service - a good sized staff who really hustle. You never sit waiting for something at this place. For now they have nice outdoor options and the indoors is spread out to ease worries about you-know-what. And to top it off, they recognize you as a regular after just a few visits. Ask for the hot pepper infused olive oil for your pizza.
Wonderful service and exceptional food - it felt very authentic Italian! What a gem.
The food was excellent. Homemade pasta, absolutely delicious. Wonderful l service. We will definitely add Ortomare to our favorites list.
Delicious food and great service...
They were very busy and appeared a little understaffed. Otherwise great
food was excellent, service was terrific... We sat outside so I can't give info on the inside.
It was really nice
Members of the party were late for the reservation but even though full and busy the restaurant graciously accommodated us. The staff are warm but efficient and the food is definitely well above the typical neighborhood red sauce joint.
Wonderful old-school Italian with friendly staff and great ambiance
The pizzas and pancakes were absolutely delectable! What more can a family ask for?!
Amazing food and staff...
The service was excellent, friendly and professional. Everything we ordered was delicious in this casual neighborhood gem. They were very welcoming. We will definitely return.
I would give them 6 stars if I could. I made reservations here for Mother's Day for a group of 11 which included two toddlers. We're from FL and were having a hard time finding last minute reservations, but this place was a hit!! Our table was ready and waiting. The waiter was so nice and accommodating. The didn't have a kids menu, but were happy to bring us ziti with butter for the little ones. They suggested a wine for my father in law and brought him a sample followed by complimentary bread for the table. The food was great. Some people thought the portions could have been a little larger but for me, I was very satisfied. The two little ones unfortunately had two spills (luckily just water) but the staff was so understanding and quickly mopped it up. The restaurant was cozy but not cramped, like many Manhattan restaurants. Thank you to the staff for making our Mother's Day a very memorable one. We hope to be back for another lovely meal on our next trip to Manhattan.
Always satisfied never disappointed !
Excellent food - homemade pastas and fabulous pizzas - and super friendly service. New family favorite.
Happy that this place opened back up a few weeks ago. They have a proper pizza oven and the crust is fantastic. Service is great, food came out quickly. Nice wine list. We sat outside so was a bit noisy with street traffic on Columbus but overall a pleasant dinner on a Friday night.
Ortomare is a jewel on the Upper West Side. The service was outstanding, a rarity these days: friendly, attentive without being intrusive, helpful. We sat outside on this quiet street and ate the most delicious pizza I've had in a long time in NYC. The crust is thin, but with a lovely, chewy dough exterior and put into a wood-burning oven for exactly 90 seconds, according to our waiter. There are many tempting choices, but I had the special pizza - a white pie with walnut, pear and gorgonzola. I was dreaming about it for days after. Other stand outs: the chicken parmesan, the Ortomare salad (although more than one shrimp, please!), the sausage/mushroom pizza, tartufo pizza. There were 4 of us and everyone wants to go back. A bottle of wine is affordable as well. Our new favorite Italian. We were too full for dessert, but the chef sent out a panna cotta on the house, which came with a deep burnt caramel sauce. Let's just say there was nothing left on the plate! Highly recommended.
This was our second time here and the other time was before Covid. We had been wanting to come back but hadn't since we are a bit south of there. We brought friends with us this time and they enjoyed it as did we and we all said we would come back. Many good food choices and interesting wines by the glass at fair prices with good pours. The staff is very welcoming so coupled with all else they have a winning formula. Hope more people try it.
Delicious! Great service. Will definitely go again!
Delightful find! We were looking for alternatives for a regular Tuesday dinner group. This fit the bill in every way. Everyone enjoyed their meals (the daily special lasagna was a hit) and the very reasonably priced bottle of wine was very good. Looking forward to another visit soon.
Wonderful service with very attentive servers. My husband and daughter loved their pizzas and my chicken parmigiana was excellent. Well separated inside tables made us feel very comfortable.
super delicious food, friendly staff, comfortable space; I have return reservations next
Excellent restaurant. Very authentic Italian food.
Excellent food in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Homemade pasta and delicious pasta.
Great service and friendly owner. We will definitely return!
Fabulous as always!
Ortomare is always wonderful. The food is amazing and the staff are all so friendly. It feels like you are visiting your Italian family.
Delicious and excellent service. Will def be visiting again and again.
I was glad to be back at Ortomare and see them survive during the pandemic. I loved the appetizer crispy fried artichokes and zucchini with taleggio cheese. Homemade fettuccine with traditional bolognese sauce was fantastic too. All the safety measures were in place too. Tables are divided with dividers. Looking forward to visit again soon.
You can order delivery directly from Ortomare Ristorante Pizzeria using the Order Online button. 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 173 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.