Ovest cucina e Vineria
Come into our home to experience authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality. Let us guide you through our handcrafted menu highlighting the best of regional and seasonal Italian cuisine. From our many different pastas spanning regions such as Sardegna to Emilia-Romagna to unique variations on classic Italian dishes such as our Tuna Caprese and Scallop Carpaccio,
You want a Roman style pizza?
Ovest offers more than just the expected.
Our team of highly professional and trained Italian staff will make you forget about Toronto and will take you on a vacation for a few hours to Italy.
Significant delays in getting our food, even our starter, which did not require any cooking. In fact the cheese was very cold, clearly straight rom the fridge.
Pasta and pizza were very tasty, but salmon and vegetables were drenched and soggy. There were a couple large groups in the restaurant, but the restaurant was not full. I think if things were going to be delayed, we should have been offered a glass of wine, another starter, or something, to acknowledge this issue, and keep us happy.
I liked the layout of the restaurant and the ambience, but service and kitchen delays need to be addressed.
Would try it again, for a second chance, but one of our group would not.
Great wine list and good food
Outstanding service and food
What can I say. Best place to go to feel great.
Amazing service, quiet for a celebration and the sever was great!!
Service and ambiance was great. Pasta carbonara was quite salty though. The pizza held its own and wasn’t floppy like other restaurants ..very tasty !
Still my favourite authentic Italian restaurant in the city
It’s was excellent! Great food, and amazing service.
We were there to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Added the note to our reservation and were looking forward to a lovely night. When we arrived, there was no acknowledgment of our anniversary note in the reservation so that was a little disappointing. Food was fantastic! Service overall was a little slow but pleasant. After our dessert we waited almost 20 minutes for our bill before I had to go and ask someone for it. Our server and everyone was distracted by 3 large tables and a couple of "favorites" tables. It was disappointing given it is usually a wonderful evening out.
Came for my daughters bday on recommendation from neighbours.
Can't believe we didn't come earlier.
The decor is spectacular.
We all felt the food was better than our 25 yr staple (terroni).
All dishes were very well prepared and flavourful. The hot sauce i asked for was fantastic (and very very hot).
Lots of excellent, reasonably priced wines (40-60).
I had heard prices were high but portions were large. I didnt find the prices that out of line with the other Italian places we eat at in the neighbourhood. Thr burrata seemed very cheap compared to other places. And the portions were definitely large. All 4 of us had take home breakfasts.
We'll be regulars.
What a fabulous dinner we had with friends here! Everything was perfect! Can’t wait to come back!
It’s always wonderful coming here!
Attractive space and good service. Interesting menu with reasonable prices. Extremely loud noise from the crowded bar area.
The food, though strongly flavoured was delicious and the service was outstanding. The portions were substantial and the bread with roasted garlic was great as well.
The food was very good. Service started out good but a couple of large groups came in and were ignored a bit for a bit too long. Waited quite a while for our cheque. Looked a little understaffed if they knew the larger groups were coming. Enjoyed the food for sure. Will definitely go back
My wife and I were hoping for a quiet birthday dinner but the room was so noisy we could barely hear ourselves speak. The service was good until the end when it took forever to order dessert and get our bill. Food was very good but I’m not sure we’ll go back because of the noise and the service.
Great Food with ample portions. Will absolutely come back.
Restaurant was great, OpenTable screwed up. Said we could not book a reservation for more than 6 people, yet the restaurant was empty. We let the restaurant know that we had more people that wanted to come but did not because of this.
Food was fantastic! We were a group of 6 and everyone ordered a pasta. Prices were very reasonable for the portion size and quality of ingredients. Restaurant was not busy when we were there (6:30 pm on a Friday). Found this odd given how good everything was. Will be going back!
Love this place! Not sure why it’s not more recognized in Toronto. Really good fresh Italian food better than most of the more well known places in Toronto
Food was fresh hot and delicious. Service was wonderful. Excellent value for your dollar.
Perfect night - amazing food, service and ambiance
Great food and amazing service
The staff is fantastic and the food is absolutely delicious!! This is now one of our new favorite places for dinner. Prices are very reasonable. Great selection of wines and cocktails
Cannot say enough good things about the service and the food was interesting and delicious. French Martini was outstanding!
Best Italian food in the city!
6 of us went to a late lunch for my mother-in-laws Birthday while visiting Toronto for a baseball game.
Ovest came highly recommended from one of my colleagues that had lived in Toronto.
Our experience was amazing.
From the initial service that was warm and welcoming to the staff interactions everything was spot on.
My mother-in-law’s Family is from Calabria as is the owner and after 10-15min of her speaking with the owner she was in tears (happy and reminiscent) of the Old Country.
The food was outstanding.
If I could have eaten 3 lunches I would have.
The mushroom ravioli is probably the best I’ve ever had and the Cavatelli was superb.
I could go on and on about Ovest.
We thank them for their hospitality and our amazing experience.
Great atmosphere. We sat kn the patio and unfortunately it was really loud due to traffic, trucks, construction and we had to yell across the table to talk. Totally not the restaurants fault! Inside was beautiful. Food was good....heavier side but beautifully presented. We had to constantly wait for the waiter to come but that may have been because we were outside. Im glad we tried it.
Everything was fine except that 4 of us ordered the risotto, which was served as what looked like a giant plate of mac and cheese. It was yellow/orange in colour and goopy and cheesy, not at all light with a nice crunch as risotto should be when cooked properly. Two people had pasta and said it was good.
Really good atmosphere, nice design. Food was good, service was excellent.
Not the best experience since we waited for over 1:15 hr to get our main course after coming in for an early lunch and specifically letting our hostess known the drop dead time by which we had to leave. Overall, the attentiveness to our table was quite poor and while the server was great at promoting the restaurant, he was not so good about attending to his customers. The food was ok but not inspiring. On a positive note, the veal was cooked very well, but was overly salted (this comment is coming from a person who really likes salty food). There are so many nice restaurants in Toronto so I have no plans to return.
John and his staff never disappoint
Excellent food and service as always. We love eating here and keep coming back!
Great place. Interior was a bit warm temp wise. Will definitely return for a third visit
Very good food! I’m very happy I tried this place. Will definitely come back. Reminds me Michael White’s Marea restaurant in Manhattan.
We went on a Friday night and it was still pretty quiet and the place has such a great vibe to it. The food wasn't as good to me (we had the Grilled Calamari and Prosciutto Pizza), but my girlfriend seemed to enjoy it more. Service was really good and attentive. Would go back again and try other dishes.
Love the place. Food is always good and the staff is very attentive!
Dom - King City
Spectacular as usual
John and his staff know how to look after you
I’ve never been disappointed
Worth the drive into the City
Great restaurant with excellent food!!