About Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
Modeled after an Italian train station, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's OTTO is located on 8th Street, in the historic One Fifth Avenue building. Serving classic Italian pizzas and pastas, a large selection of house-cured meats, Italian and local cheeses, Artisanal Gelato, and boasting a 750+ all-Italian wine list, OTTO has become a destination for New York diners as well as a neighborhood hot spot.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Have Otto cater your next office party or home event! Our selections of marinated vegetables, house-cured meats, imported cheeses, pizza, pasta, and gelati are sure to please a wide range of palates. Please contact us for details.
A public lot is located directly across the street on 8th Street.
4, 5, 6, N, R, Q, & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square, and the B, D, F, V, A, C, & E trains to West 4th Street.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
OTTO hosts wine classes every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm in the enoteca, our standing bar tables in the front of the restaurant. Classes are led by one of our very knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine team members.
OTTO offers many options for your party including wine tastings and group dining. Bring a few of your friends to taste six wines with one of our sommeliers or invite twelve or more to sample the rich Italian menu of antipasti, pizza, and gelati with unlimited wine and beer.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews
Tons of kids which I expected. One next ...
Tons of kids which I expected. One next to us was screaming at an ear piercing, fire engine siren level and the staff kept smiling at her like isn't she adorable. I have kids and this was unacceptable. My ears literally hurt.
We live in Michigan and were visiting ou ...
We live in Michigan and were visiting our son in New York. We read Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich and wanted to try one of their restaurants. It was delicious and we are glad we came. The food was good and good priced. The wine selection was amazing.
This was my first time at this restauran ...
This was my first time at this restaurant, and was looking forward to having a pizza and a fun evening with a few friends. The service at Otto was pretty good, but I was pretty unhappy about the experience I had with the food. It wasn't that the food was bad, it was good, at least that's what my friends thought, my problem was that I wanted to order a simple pizza with sausage (since they had a sausage pasta dish on the menu) and was told by (what seemed to be the manager) that the Chef, Mario Batali, wouldn't deviate from any of the options on the pizzas because he didn't want the taste of the food to be jeopardized by substitutions. I'm pretty sure Mario himself wasn't there giving the orders, but the person in charge in the kitchen would not make this simple request. I was pretty shocked, it was only pizza after all. It made me feel like the chef was arrogant, and a bit superior almost, in thinking that everyone had to enjoy the same ingredients he did when concocting his menu items. I understand that it is frustrating when people change things on a menu, but not everyone has the same likes or dislikes as they do, and almost every other restaurant I've been to is normally happy to make a change. In the end, I ordered a pasta dish that had so much cheese, it didn't even taste that good. Final bill $182.00 and change. I think next time I'm in the mood for upscale pizza in the village, I'll make sure I call ahead and make sure they are happy to take substitutions. On a final ironic note, my daughter informed me the following day that she had received an alert from a food blog that the national food of the day for 10/11 was sausage pizza. I wonder if Mario got that alert.
We had high expectations since this is a ...
We had high expectations since this is a Mario Batali restaurant, but they were exceeded!! It really was an outstanding experience overall. It was an amazing place with fine food but without the pretentiousness inherent in fine dining.
I don't usually give five stars for ever ...
I don't usually give five stars for every single category but Otto's wins it hands down. The Bucatini Al Amatriciana is mouthwatering delicious as was the special Burata with Golden tomatoes and the prices are so reasonable. The only thing that will set you back a bit is the wine but they have an amazing list and their someliers are so knowledgeable. This is my second trip to this restaurant and I plan to come back next month again.
The staff at Otto were very friendly and ...
The staff at Otto were very friendly and expeditious, and our 3 year old was delighted to be given bread and little Wikki Stix toys upon sitting down. The dining room was almost comically noisy, with my spouse and I having to lean in to speak across the table to be heard.
The food had the trappings of good quality, but almost every dish was off in some way. The squid was too spicy, and its sauced tasted canned. The summer squash salad was covered in pepper. The pizza was overdone, almost cracker-like, and the pasta was undercooked.
However, the gelato is fantastic, and we were glad to stay for dessert.
Overall, it was a fairly forgettable meal. Not terrible (and not too expensive) but disappointing nonetheless. In somewhere like the village, there are much better options.
Otto has never failed to please. Casual ...
Otto has never failed to please. Casual dining with a splendid wine list and creative treatments of Italian classics in the culinary department. Even on busy days for the restaurant, I have always found a table and the wait staff has always been prompt and accommodating.
Went to Otto for the first time in 5ISH ...
Went to Otto for the first time in 5ISH years and was pleasantly surprised at not only the food, but the wine list and the service. There were 4 of us and we ordered everything to split.
Great Italian dining experience that is low key.
Food is great, service not so much. Din ...
Food is great, service not so much.
Dined at least a half dozen times, but I think I'm done now. Each time I visit, the service seems to be consistently poor making the overall experience below average given the prices and food quality. I think since they get a lot of tourists, parents visiting their kids at nyu, and the Otto name, they feel they'll always be busy so why provide great service. The wait staff makes you feel rushed, often forgets basic things like checking with you after the meal is served. The other night they served our first course, then cleared the table and set out dinner menu's and asked us if we were interested in desert? I replied perhaps they should serve the meal that we ordered first. Two out of three meals were cold, and they never bothered to check I could go on, but net net you can get better value elsewhere in the village.
Don't come to this restaurant if you are ...
Don't come to this restaurant if you are looking for a nice meal. I felt like I was at an applebees in the suburbs with all of the parents yelling at their children who were running around. The service was also very poor. When we tried order appetizers, we were told we needed to put our entire order in at the same time even though we had only been seated for a few moments barely had any time to look over the menu. When the food finally came, it was thrown down on the table, the pizza was either burnt or under cooked and most of the food had little to no discernible taste. Even though I was there to celebrate my birthday, i didn't want my parents to mention it to the waitress b/c I was ready to escape and couldn't bear spending another minute in the restaurant.
I was very embarrassed for choosing this restaurant to bring family and friends together, so I hope you will learn from my mistake and stay away.
You will not regret coming here. The foo ...
You will not regret coming here. The food was so amazing. It was the highlight of our trip to NYC. We ate at several place, but this stood out. Noe was our server and took such great care of us. My fiance and I got a selection of cheeses that came with delicious condiments and also two vegetable dishes, pizza, and a dessert. This will be a place that we visit regularly when we come to NYC.
The restaurant was incredibly loud, and ...
The restaurant was incredibly loud, and our initial 3 top was sat in a 2 top table with a third chair that was in front of the kitchen door. The hostess was very accommodating about moving us to the bar. The service was slow but friendly. The food was good (pasta looked great, our pizza was okay).
Took friends here for their first time. ...
Took friends here for their first time. Once our order was placed, service went steadily down hill and never improved. We got there early, not crowded as noticed by numerous servers standing around socializing with each other. Our server not only forgot to put in an order, made no apologies for his mistake, forgot also a simple request, and had to be asked twice. Wine order was wrong. Even trying to get his attention, (flagging a cab later was easier) was impossible. I had to get the attention of another server to find ours.
My husband's pasta must have just cooked for only a few minutes, Al Dente it was not. More like," hope you like your pasta crunchy, we like to use dried pasta, not fresh, and hope you notice that"!
The overall prevention of all our meals looked like they had been sloped onto our plates.
Would I recommend Otto again to friends, maybe not. Will I give Otto another chance, not for a long while, though I am a believer in 2nd chances, but there has to be a vast improvement all round.
Overall pretty good experience. My boyfr ...
Overall pretty good experience. My boyfriend got the pepperoni pizza and said it tasted very "porky" and was very strong tasting. My mushroom pizza was a little salty as well, but overall pizza was okay. The noise level is extremely loud it can be hard to have a conversation. They should separate the room a little bit to condense the noise level.
A favorite weekday lunch spot for us bec ...
A favorite weekday lunch spot for us because it's relatively uncrowded and not overly noisy.
Delicious salads, pizza, and apps to choose from. We particularly like the pizza topped with a fried egg and the escarole and sunchoke salad.
The service is reliably good and the atmosphere is pleasant.
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