Ovest is a neighborhood pizza spot on 27th street right by the High Line. This is the restaurant equivalent of someone who comes off as quiet and wholesome, but then turns out to be a little wild. There are candles, wood paneling, and a brick oven you can see from the dining room - but the ABBA pandora station plays loudly while groups of friends drink like they’re not planning on going to work tomorrow. This is one the best options in the neighborhood for Neapolitan pizza - just know that it’s not the place to bring someone for a quiet dinner where you talk about how much you like each other.
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