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Posted by Domenic Licastro on 02/20/2011
Nice overall experience. Apps are wonderful pasta was drenched in sauce Not the way Mario teaches us to prepare pasta on his shows!
Posted by Gramercy Gal on 12/12/2010
Had my friend OTTO experience last week with friend who are regulars. Dennis took exceptional care of us. Upon our entering there weren't seats for the three of at the bar where we wanted to dine. Before I knew what was happening, we had Prosecco in our hands and were toasting the night while waiting for space. About 10 minutes later space cleared and sat and began our meal with vegetables, a lovely souffle and spot on bottle of red. We shared a pizza as a main course which was lovely as well. My ONLY food complaint was the pizza was a little too salty for my palate. Just a little... but all things considered minor points off I attribute there were well made up for in every other aspect of the food, impeccable service, and overall value of the meal. OTTO is a real treat of a meal. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Posted by CuisineCrazy on 08/07/2010
I've eaten here about a dozen times since opened by Mario Batali, always for lunch. Otto is a very casual restaurant with high quality food and wine, ultra-fresh ingredients and a very warm and knowlegeable staff. If you prefer grazing, a great meal can be consumed sampling the various antipaste, about $7 or $8 each. The pizza is stupendous, more gastronomic than your neighborhood pie. The expresso is top, as good as in Italy. I will always return, when I find myself in the West Village at lunchtime.
Posted by Michael gambino on 05/24/2010
Otto is such a great restaurant that when I am away from it too long I go into withdrawal. Sit at the bar and let the bartenders suggest wine and cheese, and then order the carbonera. Finish with a gelato, an espresso, and an amaro digestivo. Consider it a tune-up.
Posted by anonymous on 05/17/2010
This is a standby amongst me and my friends, cant go wrong w the cheese and rustic vegetables...I'm not crazy about the pastas as they are a bit too aldente for me but the pizzas are also great and so is the wine selection. Everyone should try the olive oil gelato. Its special, different and delicious. however, after my last visit at Otto I decided to write this review b/c its strange to me how such a great and nice restuarant has such a poor bathroom. the placement of the door to the stalls makes no sense (in the ladies room) there is always a crowd inside that is constantly getting hit by the main door. its also hot and small. I know its not necessarily a reflection on the food, especially since its not a dirty bathroom..but I felt it needs to be said! Hopefully if they ever renovate they will consider changing up the ladies room so we wont hold it in and rush to get home!
Posted by bertman on 03/01/2010
My wife and I ate a late lunch there last weekend. They were very busy at the time, but we were promptly seated at a two top in the middle of the restaurant. It turned out to be a great table to watch the show, but conveniently away from some larger tables with rambunctious kids. She had the pasta amatriciana, and I had the pasta puttanesca. Both were good, not great. The waiter recommended we try two gelatos - olive oil and dark chocolate. I was reluctant about the former, but it was excellent and the dark chocolate was exceptional. We''ll be talking about those desserts for a long time. We'd definitely go back.
Posted by Iena on 02/02/2010
I am Italian and I went to Otto with some friends on January 2010, interested about this Batali's pizzeria. The response was: OK for the value, OK for the service, good wine list, but please... don't call "Italian" those pasta and pizza! The pizza was really too saucy, and the pasta too. My carbonara was not a carbonara! Where's the pecorino? And... why to use scallions? I'm sorry, this place can be good, but not for me.