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About Ovest cucina e Vineria

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.



Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
King St and Bathurst St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 214-6161

Website:
http://www.ovest-to.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking available on King St., as well as a Green P garage at Tecumseth St., just southwest of King

Public Transport:
King St Streetcar stops just east at King St and Tecumseth.
Approximately 2 minute walk westbound from King St and Bathurst

Executive Chef:
Executive Director John Tedesco

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your event at info@ovest-to.com

Ovest cucina e Vineria Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
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Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. The restaurant was bust, but not too loud. Great ambiance.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a great find thanks to google great reviews. Staff amazing chefs food to die for it is a family run business very knowledgeable about the history of the vine cellar. 10 out of 5 stars 😁

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Coming from an Italian family that only eats homemade food, this restaurant was like home. The atmosphere is amazing, very detailed and feels like you’re in a basement wine cellar in some spots with exposed bricks and wine racks everywhere. Great food, great service, and noise level was tolerable... couldn’t hear my partner at times, but was only due to more guests arriving and a sudden increase in music volume. Other than that, I will recommend this place to anyone and will return myself.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great night at Ovest, Service was very good. Hope to see Ovest expand appetizer menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food and great ambiance at this Italian resto in King West. We were a group of friends meeting up from different parts of the city, and this was a great spot. Authentic and creative menu, many choices, good wine list and a happy, vibrant feeling. We would come back. There was a large group that arrived, seated nearby, as we were finishing our mains, so we opted for dessert and coffee out front at the outdoor seating, for quieter conversation, which we appreciated. Wonderful, thoughtful service as well.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was average and disappointing. Service was phenomenal however 5 stars.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Amazing staff. Delicious food.
I left my doggy bag at the table by accident and only noticed when I got home. When I called to see if they still had it, they informed me they had thrown it out already. BUT they insisted on making me a new batch of leftovers! I was blown away! When I returned to pick it up, they recognized me and handed over the bag and APOLOGIZED TO ME!! I was blown away by this service. Some restaurants still don't understand what good service really is but Ovest totally nailed it. Thanks for an amazing evening!

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food here is on point. Service was a bit slow and unattentive. We will return.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 2, 2017

What an incredible dining experience! The food was absolutely spectacular and pleased my mother-in-law who is from Italy (and very picky with her Italian). All of the flavours were so fresh and well thought out. We really enjoyed the meal!

The food was further brought to life by the exceptional hospitality and service from the Ovest team. The Owner himself was there and made sure to come by our table to see how everything was going.

On top of that, the ambiance was the perfect blend of lively and zen for an intimate but fun dining atmosphere.

We cannot wait to go back and neither can my mother-in-law... which says a lot! :)

Highly recommend you check them out for the best Italian in the city!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent appetizer platter and amazing cuttlefish ink risotto. Another great meal and excellent value.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A very good experience. Staff was very attentive and willing to help. Will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was great! Service not so much. Reservation was for 7:45 didn't leave until 10pm. Waiting way too long for food

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was excellent - real authentic and great variety. Buckwheat pasta dish was so so but everything else was exceptional.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great decor and atmosphere. Food and service were spectacular. Would recommend to everyone and anyone who has a love for good Italian food.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 14, 2017

Amazing experience, great for a date nighg

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was ok, nothing special. We both ordered pasta (Lamb ragu and Seafood pesto) and both were bland. Service was good and restaurant is nice. Overall I would not recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

If you're looking for good Italian food in the area...this is where you should go. Great food, fantastic service, and nice ambience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Nice Place and service. Desert and appetizer were a bit expensive

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

So awesome - we'll be back! The food was AMAZING!!
Loved the artichokes and carpaccio :-P

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

all and all was a great dinner but they brought the wrong dish for my date, whom didn't want to complain and ate anyways. They took the dish off the bill so they did take care of us after!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent Italian food with a personal touch! Feels like the staff truly cares and knows about good quality food!

Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

I asked the waitress for salt, she said: "we don't do that here". I demanded to have salt on my table. I hate chefs who think their idea of seasoning is superior to others. Ironically, when the salad arrived it was so so so very salty that even I could not take it. I notified the waitress (who was extremely rude) and she said she would investigate. She did, and she said that we were right and that the salad was EXTREMELY salty. However, she offered no apologies or a replacement salad. The food was mediocre at best. The pasta was drenched in oil and the pizza was just ok. The ambiance was nice. But I will never go back, nor would I ever recommend it to others.

Tags: Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Second time visiting, and same great experience. This place has definitely become my go-to for Italian food as I'm always impressed with the impeccable service and the amazing food. Highly recommend this place to everyone

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We had a fantastic meal. We did not know anything about this place when we booked it. The server was fantastic, recommended great choice of authentic Italian dishes, and made the evening a memorable one.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

What a great surprise. Beautiful restaurant. Great food. Awesome service.
Still dreaming about the fried artichokes. The seafood risotto was awesome.
The homemade pasta was delicious. DAniel took care of us and it was a pleasure
Having him take us through the menu and the dishes.
I would definitely recommend this place and we plan on taking our family there.
We need to try the other dishes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. Just makes the cut value-wise. Would recommend for the comfort food and a semi casual outing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Wonderful evening experience. Both my meal and the service were world class.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We had a great experience on the patio. Food was delicious, and the service was great. Definitely would come again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had a great meal. Service was excellent and the food was amazing! Highly recommend this place and will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We sat on the patio on a warm June evening. The young Italian waitress was friendly and efficient. For starters we had sardines, burrata and deep fried artichokes. All 3 were delicious and plentiful. Our mains were pork scaloppine - 3 large pieces which were very tasty if a little tough; and gnocchi which was delicious. With all the dining choices in Toronto, this restaurant is one of the few that I would definitely return to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent pasta, ambience and service; I've already recommended this place to many friends. Will definitely be returning to try the pizza!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Exceptional service, many good comfort foods and great selections of regional Italian wines. Restaurant has a good vibe to it. Been there 4/5 times past 2 years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Thanks so much Ovest! The mushroom risotto was to DIE for

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with the food service and ambiance. We live in the neighborhood and we wonder what took us so long to enjoy a great meal there. It's relaxed it's tasty and most of all our server a really nice young man was outstanding. It's a great place when you can't decide what you feel like eating because there's a little bit of this and a little bit of that with an Italian flair

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Perfect experience! The fetuccine carbonara were probably the best I ever had. Service was both attentive and friendly - even though the place was busy. Definitely recommendable!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was my 2nd time and I loved it even more. Took the whole family for my sister -in -laws birthday. We had the pizza which was out of this world, great crust. gnocchi, ravioli ...everything is so fresh and delicious. John the owner is a real gentleman and knows how to take care of his patrons as well as the server we had that evening. Never felt rushed and was able to just take in the atmosphere and great food. I would highly recommend this restaurant . We look forward to going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and service were great. It was our first time at the restaurant and we will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Fantastic dinner. Chef customized preparation to better to suit my diet. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was fantastic. Food was excellent. The owner is passionate about food and very friendly. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Authentic

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