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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:
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(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 Draper on 10/20/2011

    Great wine and cheese

    My wife and I have been here a bunch of times and this place is great. A vast selection of Italian wines. Don't know what these reviewers are talking about. Go somewhere else if you want a library type atmosphere. Enjoying a nice red and with some cheese reminded us of our time in Tuscany.

  • Otto

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2011

    Don't Bother

    If you like your food served after it has been sitting under a heat lamp for 15 minutes of so, this is your place. The Green beans with onions was overcooked to the point of mushy and extremely spicy. The Pasta Norma had been sitting so long the sauce was dry and almost crusty...and the eggplant was burned. Very noisy, but wait staff nice. Service staff grumpy.

  • Otto

    Posted by anonymous on 05/22/2011

    Food is solid. Service seriously lacking.

    Five out of seven of us arrived for our 6:30 reservation for my dad's birthday, only to be very rudely told by the hostess that everyone had to be there to be seated. Seriously? For a party of 7 people with a reservation you are going to tell us we have to wait for everyone to be seated? Keep in mind we were with my father who is over 70 and has ankle problems and difficulty standing for long periods of time. When we told the hostess he needed to sit and could they possibly seat us early (the other two joining us were a couple blocks away), the hostess so rudely and insultingly pointed to a chair in the middle of the bar area for him to sit. I wasn't about to let my father sit in some random seat in the middle of the bar area on his birthday. Thanks but no thanks. We finally sat down at our table after waiting another 15 minutes for the previous party to finish their desserts. For our 6:30 reservation, we weren't seated until nearly 7:00pm. The waitress brought us our water but we waited 20 minutes for her to come back to take our drink and food orders. Not once did she stop by our table to ask if we wanted drinks or if we had any questions about the menu. She couldn't have cared less about our table. We had a good time because we were with family and it was for our dad's birthday, however I would seriously re-think returning to this restaurant or recommending it to anyone. The food and pizza were solid, but nothing to write home about.

  • Otto

    Posted by N.Brown on 04/03/2011

    What? WHAT?

    That is what you will be constantly saying if you wish to carry on a comversation while dining here. This may be the loudest restaurant I have ever been to. That aside, the pizza was pretty good. Not the best and not the worst I've had. Desserts were tasty, I recommend the Black & White.

  • Otto

    Posted by Patty S on 03/24/2011

    Lame service, overrated food!

    They had to hosts that didn't make us feel welcomed when we arrived, we actually felt awkward even having a reservation. The pasta has not cooked to al dente, it was so hard. The tomato sauce wasn't homemade, it really tasted like canned tomato paste. The salad was good but it was supposed to have escarole, which I never saw, I could only see lettuce. So I decided not to risk it for dessert and went to another place.

  • Otto

    Posted by anonymous on 03/19/2011

    Disappointed...

    Because I'm such a huge fan of Batali and trust his choices, I cannot believe he has allowed himself to continue to be affiliated with this place. The service was the best part of the experience... I ordered the cardoons and spicy rabe for appetizers, my friend the brussel sprouts and cauliflower. If you're a Sicilian, you would be horrified as to how the cardoons were served. Not that they must always be fried, but these were utterly tasteless. Cardoons are bitter as it is, and there were no garnishes to help cut that taste. The rabe was dry and crumbly...camman'...give me nice sauteed rabe in olive/garlic that I can put on bread. The pizza was burnt, and the gravy (yes, I said gravy) was way too sweet. There are tons of pizza places that are making thin crust pizza every day and can put this place to shame. Not to mention, it was over-salted. Salt is not flavor, folks!

  • Otto

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2011

    Great

    Great Food...Great People...Enjoy! Try to get a seat at the bar...a bit loud at the tables

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