Ovest Pizzoteca By Luzzo
Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
513 W. 27th Street (Between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
Ovest Pizzoteca is not your typical pizzeria, as the name suggests. It is a hybrid pizzeria-enoteca set in the western stretches of Chelsea. Ovest offers up a selection of antipasti, panini, pastas and of course, pizzas. At the center of it all is the coal burning oven, adding not only Italian authenticity, but a desirable soft, crispy crust. With pizza toppings such as proscuitto, fresh arugula, and imported mozzarella di bufala, the flavors are clean and straightforward. The classic simplicity of fresh, quality ingredients is the key to getting it right. For an option other than pizza, try the Goloso panini, a combination of goat cheese, olive pate, eggplant, and speck. Or the Frusta, brick-oven baked-loaves filled with goodies like spicy salame, broccoli rabe and proscuitto cotto. Wash it all down with a glass of vino from the expansive wine list, and you might just forget you are still in New York!