Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Village/ W Village >
Posted by Caterina on 08/25/2004
I was so looking forward to eating my Spaghetti alla Carbonara at Otto. Boy, was I disappointed! It was poor. I think they poured the whole box of salt on my plate. How dare they serve so-called Italian dishes in such a manner. My friend ordered the Penne alla Puttanesca, and it stunk (literally). I didn't realize it came with Anchovies, and also the Pasta wasn't cooked . Straight out of the box. We did complain to our waiter before we got the bill. He smiled and brought us dessert wine. I thought they would at least take the pastas off our bill. We didn't even have two bites of our entree. Mario, what have you done? Pasta is soooo easy to cook for an Italian. Maybe I should have come into the kitchen that night.
Posted by Liz on 08/13/2004
We were so excited to try Otto when it first opened. The place has a nice look and lots of space. Our server brought a different pizza than my boyfriend had ordered, and when we called him over to say so, he insisted that my boyfriend was in the wrong! That kind of thing almost never happens to us...not only do we tend to get what we ordered, but on the rare occasion we send food back, the server usually comps one of the entrees. (When that happens, as long as the service has been pleasant we just pay the full amount anyway in case the server has to comp out-of-pocket.) In this situation, I would've expected the guy to apologize and bring the right pizza. Normally, we would've gotten a manager, but it was a special day and we didn't want to ruin our meal by fussing about the bad service...a mistake. My clam pie was moist and gritty with a mediocre crust...my boyfriend's pie was also mediocre. The service remained rushed and borderline-rude. For great pie, hit Lombardi's...for romance and lovely personal pies, stroll down to MacDougal and go to La Lanterna.
Posted by Dianna on 08/12/2004
Being an Italian-American with a mom who is an exceptional cook, I have a tendency to be extremley picky about my Italian food; especially my pizza (which my mom makes from scratch). The pizza was OK. The appetizers were OK. But extremely overpriced; so was the wine. I had a bellini cocktail and the prosecco that was used was a very poor quality!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2004
Go to the bar and eat there. The bartenders are awesome and super knowledgable. The pizzas, salads, and small plates are all delicious. And try the gelato! Olive oil and seat salt gelato...sounds crazy but its delicious! Also, beautiful decor, but sometimes crazy music.
Posted by wumyster on 11/28/2003
Had the prosciutto arugula pizza classic and it was just ok. The arugula was more stem than leaf and they were kinda stingy on the prosciutto. Wife had the margherita and it was totally off. Looked and tasted like frozen pizza. Since they were individual sizes we had to order 2 pies....$23. The decor was pretty nice...they did a very good job making it feel warm. I wouldn't feel so cheated by the place if it weren't for the very poor service. Tables on both sides were constantly wondering where the waiters were all night...they were prompt however when it was time to bring the bill with the smile. Mario...don't pull a Rocco. Fix it
Posted by Bebe on 10/24/2003
If you like your pizza with crispy thin crust, heavenly cheese and a sauce that is just the pure essence of tomato you will love the pizza at Otto. No load of oil and no garlic. This is the closest to the pizza in Italy than I have ever had in the US. The artichoke salad with ricotta salata and mint was also excellent. The wine list is huge. I had a house prosecca and it was dry, refreshing and delicious. The meet platter was an experience for a sophisticated lover of Italian meats and not for everyone. It was a little scarey but interesting and not for the faint of heart. The servers were nice, the service was good and it was very kid friendly. Mario was there in orange high tops talking to customers and signing his cookbooks. A very nice experience all the way around.