Ovest cucina e Vineria

4.5
382 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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 382 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food with ample portions. Will absolutely come back.

TM
Toronto
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
9 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!!

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is actually the best Italian restaurant in Toronto! The service is timely, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is cozy, relaxing, social and stylish - not too loud, which is key. The food is amazing, generously portioned, very fairly priced, real Italian food. The antipasti are enough for 3 people to share (I've tried them all and I recommend the fried artichokes and calamari), the risotto is so tasty, perfectly cooked and creamy (braised rib is my favourite, but the mushroom or seafood is always a good choice), the pasta is always al dente and delicious (the lamb ragu is perfect, and the cavatelli with sausage and rapini), the fish is light and tasty, not too salty, the salads are also great (I suggest the beet salad or the arugula with pear), and the homemade cannoli are fresh, crispy and creamy. The huge wine list is thoughtfully picked. John, the owner, is there every night working front lint alongside his staff which shows pride and love for his restaurant and diners. Highly recommend eating here!

KM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great time and service, they were very kind to send a dessert for my husbands birthday. Second time here and I will be returning.

RF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and stylish decor. Food and service were both very good. Look forward to returning in the summer to try the patio area!

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always... beautiful food, service and ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

The service was very slow. We didn’t get our food until an hour after ordering and the carbonara was very bitter.

AV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great italian food and seems like i didn’t leave home . Fun place . Nothing to complain about price point is very reasonable.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh, hot food... unique recipes with flavour... good wine recommendations with each course... absolutely outstanding service...

a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. We'd go back any day. All was delicious

TD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Nice ambience . Server pleasant but not trained properly, asked for meal order as soon as sat down before drinks, brought appetizers then didn't see for 35 minutes. Food quality - overcooked and dry. Arugula salad was very good though.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing flavours. Pasta was slightly undercooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ovest is our goto place if we want to have a good time! The food and ambiance are great .....the owner and staff are so nice and welcoming!

MN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would highly recommend this place!
Great food (some of the best pasta of my life), friendly service and good ambience.

MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ovest is a great restaurant. The service, ambiance, and most importantly the food, was fantastic. The portions are amazing for the price. Just a great place to go to have great food and be able to have a conversation.
I highly recommend Ovest.

Mike

NG
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always happy to visit the Ovest, one of my favorite Italian places in Toronto. Pizza anda pasta are fresh and are very tasteful.

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was wonderful and we would go back for that alone. The waitperson was inexperienced (we think) and was not particularly knowledgeable. She was attentive but not at the professional level I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

PV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and big selection of wines. The venue is nice and service was good

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