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Otto

Enoteca and Pizzeria
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  • Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Small Plates/Tapas
  • 1 5th Ave, New York NY10003 40.732048 -73.996428
  • (At 8th St)
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  • (212) 995-9559
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User Ratings (Based on 207 reviews)

3.415
Food 3.6 Value 3.4
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 995-9559
Fax:
fax
(212) 995-9052
Website:
www.ottopizzeria.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Daily: 11:30am-12am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Items, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Otto

    Posted by Don't believe the hype on 10/09/2007

    Not very good

    I've been here 2x's and each time, I've been disappointed by the pizza. It has a fairly bland crust and forgettable sauce. I was quite surprised because i'm a big fan of Lupa.

  • Otto

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/07/2007

    room for improvement

    The hostesses were rude beyond belief and couldn't give an accurate estimate of wait time if their lives depended on it. After waiting for nearly 2 hours for a table (45 minutes more than we were told we would probably wait) a hostess rolled her eyes at me (!!!) when I asked how much longer the wait would be. Thank god for our friendly and knowledgeable server who offered totally relaxed yet professional service. Don't let the kids behind the host desk discourage you from trying this restaurant. Friendly service can be had!

  • Otto

    Posted by GoodEater on 10/04/2007

    Boring food

    The meatballs were weak. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs and it looked & tasted like Chef Boyardee. The 'special' of the evening was turkey meatballs and they were dry and somewhat bland. We had pizza at the table too - Patsy's is better.

  • Otto

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2007

    Not Worth It

    Their mediocre menu was too greatly outshined by their extensive wine list. Not the restaurant to go if you are looking to be fed. I would say that it would be more of a snacking with the wine of your choice. The atmosphere athough nicely themed is overpowered by noisy techno beats in the background. Good for a bottle of wine and perhaps some formaggio but I won't be returning soon.

  • Otto

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/27/2007

    Poor Service

    Last evening I took a group of 11 people to Otto for a celebratory dinner for a business associate. The group was in a jolly mood and promptly ordered $450 worth of wine and starters. As we were eating our mediocre appetizers a senior executive at our company arrived unexpectedly. We pulled up a chair for them and then began reviewing the menu to order additional food and wine to accommodate our guest. The manager then came over and rudely demanded our guest leave as they have a policy where parties of 12 must order a prixe fix. In an ill fated attempt to reason with the manager we offered the following suggestions: Cancel the food that had been ordered and go with the prixe fix Order more food and or wine to ensure a minimum cost per person of $45 (the cost of the Pix Fix) Guarantee a minimum total bill for the table and supplemental tip for the waiter for the inconvenience The manager rudely denied all of these options because of "policy" and demanded that the executive sit in the bar area. Horribly embarrassed the executive went to the bar area only to be told that she could not order anything to eat unless they were actually seated at the bar and naturally there were no seats available. Completely frustrated with the rude and unaccommodating service we asked for the check without finishing our meal and decided to go somewhere else. To add insult to injury when the check arrived with an 18% gratuity the manager first refused to remove it (I have never stiffed a waiter but after receiving such rude and unaccommodating service felt 10% would be more appropriate - especially since we were leaving without eating our meal which we were paying for) and then when we insisted the waiter threw the check at us from across the room. Celebrity chef or not, such service combined with mediocre food I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy.

  • Otto

    Posted by Bunny on 08/31/2007

    Great Food - Great Night

    Went for a birthday party with some friends on a Thursday night, it was a bit crowded and loud at the bar, but we ate up there anyway. The food was fantastic, I had the Prociuto Pizza wih Arugala wich was amazing, my friend had the Pecorino with egg pizza, which was also great. The wine selection was superb, and the bartender let us taste a few to see which we liked best. Would definitely go back, wonderful service.

  • Otto

    Posted by Total Foodie on 08/20/2007

    Fantastic! Can't wait to go back!

    My sister and I tried Otto's this past Saturday afternoon. We walked in without a reservation and were seated right away. We shared all of the seafood appetizer dishes (it was one for $8 or all six for only $21). Each was fantastic! One was grilled calamari with celery, one was rock shrimp with chick peas, one was a kingfish stew with onions, currants, & pine nuts... It's too much to type, but they were all fantastic! We also shared the cucumber fennel salad and the roasted beets. Yum! The grand finale was the combo gelato desserts. Oh my goodness what incredible flavor combinations! We shared 2 because we couldn't choose just one! The first was sweet corn gelato with fresh blueberry compote, a small ball of apricot sorbet, and cut up cubes of polenta cake. The other was ricotta gelato with almond cookie crumble on top, sliced figs (in some kind of delicious sauce), lemon curd on the bottom, and a sort of savory fresh whipped cream on top. The ricotta gelato by itself tasted a bit like goats milk, but with the lemon curd and all the other flavors eaten together, it was truly fantastic! Nothing was too sweet. It was all light and delicious! I seriously can't wait to go back! I would order everything all over again! Although i'm really curious to try some of the other gelato combinations..! Our waitress was also very charming and attentive as were the busboys. 2 Thumbs up!

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