A Taste of Ovvio Osteria

{Ovvio Osteria, 2727 Merilee Dr, Merrifield VA 703-573-2161}

I had the pleasure of dining with Chef Richard Hetzler and Proprietor Larry Ponzi of Ovvio Osteria located in Merrifield, VA.

All you Washingtonian's who need a reason to leave the city, here it is.


Made from scratch (everything!) with great service and ambiance is what you'll find at Ovvio.

Since joining the team, Chef Hetzler has revamped the menu and focused on making almost all of the items in-house and from scratch.

Featuring fresh, seasonal vegetables like this green tomato and mixed green salad.


But don't miss the classics like bucatini bolognese (pictured above), margherita pizza with house-made mozzarella (!), or numerous other pastas and pizzas.

But Ovvio is more than pizza and pasta, check out the chicken piccata with a vegetable puree, salmon with the best mashed sweet potatoes and hanger steak with carbonara onions.

And please, don't forget about dessert! Chocolate hazelnut mousse with caramel sauce, tiramisu or the ricotta donuts with chocolate dipping sauce.

I can't wait to go back for brunch with $1 mimosas!!

I'll see ya there!