tables packed way too tightly together + the noise level was deafening... could barely converse.. but the food + service were excellent.
Got there at 2200hrs having booked for that time, was told we can take our seats but that the kitchen would close in ten minutes. It was a quiet night but I thought that it was open till midnight, still we were served and the pizza and service was good.
We live in the neighborhood and typically order in. This time we decided to go to Ovest and eat in. One of the few last places in NYC with that authentic NY vibe. This place was here before there was Hudson Yards! Service here is nothing special but they are efficient. The place needs a bit of a face lift, but that’s part of its charm. You come for the pizza and it’s worth it.
Ovest is one of our favorite spots every time we visit NYC. The gnocchi and pizza are incredible. And we always enjoy the tiramisu. Our waiter, Roberto, was excellent and extremely helpful.
Food was great! I loved the meatballs. Great to meet friends there.
We were meeting friends who were just coming into the city for dinner and didn't want to go too far from Penn Station. Ovest is perfect. We had pizzas and pastas and all tasted great. The atmosphere is very NY, you are close enough to hear a quiet conversation yet you can talk to the people at the end of the table in a big party. Lots to look at, I think there was a TV .
I would def come here again...
The pizza is the best in nyc !
The salads and appetizers are delicious too.
I love walking on the high line and stopping in for dinner.
Ovest Pizzoteca is a down-to-earth and friendly restaurant, with very helpful and kind staff and serve high quality pizzas and other items on the menu. While I have used as a quick fix for food while in the Chelsea area, I feel it would equally work as a place for a proper sit down meal due to the relaxed ambience and friendly customers. I highly recommend Ovest Pizzoteca.
Perfect pizza, great service, and just two blocks away from home!
a hidden gem, very accommodating, we were early for our reservation and they fit us in
Found this little gem based on the reviews. Really nice ambience and very good food. Service was just okay. But overall I would recommend.
Originally booked for a party of 7 ($35 p person minimum - no problem), called to change to 5 and 45 minutes earlier (no issues), billed for 7 although 5 and the restaurant was empty. They just took advantage of the situation. We were regulars, not going back. Classic example of tripping over dollars to pick up pennies.
The restaurant hid prices on the bill and gave us 2 service charges . Will not return even though the pizza was good enough
It was way way way too loud. We could not hear ea higher so it was not very fun.....
Great Pizza, service ok. Overall great quality for price! Recommended!
what can you say nice place to sit, great food, pleasant service can't miss.
Excellent food and incredible service. Ovest is one of our favorites. We go back often
Great spot with good food but way to noisy.
Such good food. Quick service and really nice ambiance. Would recommend.
Great pizza, quick service!
The food was decent, but positioning of the pizza as true to Neapolitan missed the mark as they were not knife-and-fork meals.
Service was a bit off. It took 3 attempts at a drink order to receive the sodas requested.
Overall I felt the experience was pretentious and not worthy of the price. The location was convenient for a pre-event dinner, but based on its own merits, I’m unsure I’d return.
Great pizza and atmosphere! Definetely recommended
This is a solid, neighborhood, casual choice for pizza and basic Italian fare.
Dinner post ComiCon was perfectly enjoyed.
Pizza buonina, peccato: il forno fosse soorco di cenere e quindi sapeva di bruciato, altrimenti sarebbe stata ottima.
E peccato per le migliaia di moscerini che infestano la sala costringendoti a veri e propri combattimenti
We ended up stumbling into this restaurant by mistake and were excited to learn that they had brick oven pizza. Our waiter was extremely informative and friendly and so we were happy that we chose this place- however, our happiness was short lived. After suggesting a "must have" cocktail our waiter completely forgot about us. 30 mins later we had our appetizer and our pizza delivered to us by another wait staff and he still did not show up...nor did our drinks. I finally asked another random person for our waiter and mentioned that our drinks had never shown up- sheepishly, our waiter came by with our drinks "on him". However, by that time we were almost done with our pizza and didn't really even want the drink. The place soon became very loud and busy around the bar area and we decided at that point to just leave as we were really going to lose our waiter by that point. Overall, I would go back as the food was very good- except this time we will sit by the bar- seems as if that's where the wait staff spent most of their time.
Excellent pizza and drinks. Did not try any of their appetizers, salads or pasta. Can be noisy so need to factor that in.
Pizza was awesome. Great environment for dinner / drinks. Perfect location to grab dinner / drinks before an event at MSG.
Near the sleep no more, excellent place to take a rest.
The best real pizza in town
They took amazing care of my group of eight during the blackout! The restaurant had lights but oddly the kitchen and bathrooms did not. But the staff was not frazzled and treated us so well on a busy Saturday night. Thank you!
As always, this place was the culinary highlight of our visit.
The food was yummy and service was excellent
Ovest is always a good choice !
I’ve been coming here for long time and I never get disappointed.
The food is always on point and delicious, outstanding service and lovely ambiance.
They were very nice and seated us quickly even though we were 20 mins late for our reservation. From there things went downhill, with long waits between visits by a server. Then two of the first mains came out after about 40 mins, followed by a 30 min wait for the other people’s main courses. They were understaffed and seemed totally unprepared for s busy Saturday night.
I had recommended Ovest so this was disappointing and embarrassing. The manager did comp some desserts, but everyone was in a foul mood by then.
We had a wonderful meal and time there. 5 out of towners. We had made a reservation but had to still Wait a little longer. They were very gracious and seated us at a very nice table and comped us with wonderful desserts. Very attentive. We all ate a whole pizza!
Nice experience even with kids. Service was not as friendly as expected but was ok. Everyone loved the pasta as well as the pizza. Pizzas are actuallly really good.
Solid little Italian place. Decent food, friendly service. Good stop before seeing Sleep No More interactive play experience.
Best pizza I’ve had since I got back from my abroad studies in Florence 5 years ago!!!! Reminds me of every pizza I ever loved over there. Excellent excellent excellent.
The food was incredible. The burrata and arancini were divine! The octopus appetizer was tasty but was a tiny bit tough. The pappardelle past and arugula pizza were perfect. Also great wine options and service! Almost perfect!