Ovest cucina e Vineria

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Italian
Ovest brings a unquie Italian dinning experience to Toronto!

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.



What 398 People Are Saying
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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great wine list and good food

SA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food
What can I say. Best place to go to feel great.

RE
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, quiet for a celebration and the sever was great!!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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 !

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite authentic Italian restaurant in the city

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s was excellent! Great food, and amazing service.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous dinner we had with friends here! Everything was perfect! Can’t wait to come back!

SR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always wonderful coming here!

l
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive space and good service. Interesting menu with reasonable prices. Extremely loud noise from the crowded bar area.

JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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

Retirement

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B
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food with ample portions. Will absolutely come back.

TM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

FW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh hot and delicious. Service was wonderful. Excellent value for your dollar.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night - amazing food, service and ambiance

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cannot say enough good things about the service and the food was interesting and delicious. French Martini was outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in the city!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

CD
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

RT
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good atmosphere, nice design. Food was good, service was excellent.

DM
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John and his staff never disappoint

PA
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always. We love eating here and keep coming back!

AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place. Interior was a bit warm temp wise. Will definitely return for a third visit

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Italian

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v
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food! I’m very happy I tried this place. Will definitely come back. Reminds me Michael White’s Marea restaurant in Manhattan.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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.

K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Food is always good and the staff is very attentive!

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

w
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with excellent food!!

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