Ovest, 572 Barkly Street, Footscray. Phone: 9687 7766
It’s been a while since Consider The Sauce’s inaugural visit to Ovest so I’m very happy to be taking Bennie for his first visit for Sunday lunch.
The place has quickly established itself as a popular fixture for West Footscray and beyond.
But as it has done so, Ovest has been evolving and growing.
For starters, and no doubt to the grateful hurrahs of many, the boss has “caved in” – according the place’s Facebook page – and now has a “shiny new Wega machine”.
Espresso coffee at Ovest – oh yes!
As well, while Ovest has been open on Sundays for a while, starting this coming week it will be open as well for lunch from Tuesdays through Saturdays, with those days offering a streamlined menu of nine-inch pizzas and a few other goodies (see menu below).
For our Sunday lunch, Bennie and I have no problem with choosing from the regular menu, going pizzas all the way.
The spicy pork on a tomato base with fennel sausage, ham, baby tomatoes, fior di latte, wonderfully crisp pancetta and chillies ($22.50) and …
… the napolitana with olives, fat anchovies, baby tomatoes, mozzarella and basil ($19.50) are brilliant.
Really, these two are – in our experience – as good as pizzas can be.
My cafe latte is pretty good, too!