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Posted by Debbie on 12/18/2004
Delicious verdure (vegetable mixtures), interesting pizzas, unusual gelati, marvelous wines, and a lovely warm decor make for a friendly visit. However, problems occur with the wait staff. Aside from one friendly waiter, there are 3 or 4 bored bus boys with nothing to do other than whisk the food from under your fork! I experienced this all 3 times I visited Otto.
Posted by Johnny T on 11/30/2004
The food is "elegantly simple," the uncomplicated preparation allows the flavors to soar thru. There are wines for all tastes and price ranges and the service is warm, deep, and friendly. A very knowledgable staff from waiter to Maitre D' to the Sommy, etc. A nice friendly place to share amazing food beautifully priced. And the bar up front is great for just wine and apps, its a scene. A real NY treasure! Take it from a foodie. And Mario is always around in his orange clogs and shorts too.
Posted by Batali fan on 11/23/2004
The best place to eat if you don't have time for Babbo.
Posted by italiano on 11/09/2004
For what it's worth, the pizza is pricey but I have no complaints. The past dishes are priced moderately, the wait staff is not that great, but I guess that's what keeps prices down. As for the comment about the pasta not being cooked all the way through... I don't know what kind of Italian you are, but it's called 'al dente' in my family. Che un peccato.
Posted by Stefan on 10/26/2004
Otto's not for everyone. If you're looking for great 'pizza' as you know it you would probably be better served hitting a local pizzerria - there are hundreds in this city that make a capable pie. But if your looking for new, interesting and bold flavors you may find a gem in Otto. Minimize your focus on the pizza and try some of the winning appetizers - the eggplant and calliflower ones come to mind, as well as the shaved meats - prosciutto here is as good as it gets. Save room for gelato as well as the excellent cheese plate. As for the bad reviewer below "Who cooked the pasta" you know to stop reading a blistering critique of italian food when the reviewer complains about anchovies in their puttanesca. Seriously I think they have an Olive Garden in Times Square for folks like that.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/07/2004
Ignore what the complainers below wrote. This place is perfect: delicious food, good wine, amazing cheese!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/24/2004
A real taste of Italy. Great atmosphere, authentic pizza and superb appetizers. The quattro stagioni pizza was amazing. Closest thing in NYC I've had to true Italian pizza. Hundreds of wines to go with it at all price ranges. I can't understand the complaints about pricing. A $10 - $14 entree! Do people realize they are eating in NYC?!