Ovest cucina e Vineria

4.6
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407 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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 407 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing
John and his staff never disappoint
Last nite was exceptional
Grazie Tanto

V
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son lived on King W for three years. Before a recent trip to Toronto we asked him what restaurants he would recommend. He said, “You must go for dinner to Ovest Cucina!” Six of us went for dinner and we were so glad we did. Ambiance, food, service, and noise level were all perfect for a social evening of fun with family from San Diego and Chicago. We can’t wait to enjoy Ovest Cucina on our next reunion!

m
Manitoba
27 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very tasty and imaginative food pairings, lovely service and great wine selection. we will be back!

MG
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really liked this place. They have a good menu, maybe a few more options as it classifies itself as a wine bar. Good location and staff was very welcoming.

LM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised. Great decor and ambiance. Service superbe and the food to DIE FOR. So many good choices and options. And of all the selections we made, we enjoyed every single one and portions were really large.

x
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a business lunch mid-week. Was very quiet, so great for a meeting. Food and service was impeccable.

CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Will definitely return

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome. Great food and atmosphere

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank-you Daniele!

L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great wine list and good food

SA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RE
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
14 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favourite authentic Italian restaurant in the city

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always wonderful coming here!

l
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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B
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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 23 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food with ample portions. Will absolutely come back.

TM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night - amazing food, service and ambiance

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 20 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the city!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 27 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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 25 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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
53 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

DM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.