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
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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 Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Was much to loud in back room we couldn' ...
Was much to loud in back room we couldn't even hear each other at one point I had to text him. Pastas excellent some of appetizers were not exceptional. We would go back but order totally different.
Wonderful food, service and experience ! ...
Wonderful food, service and experience ! Don't walk , run there!
Good Pizza in a noisy restaurant. Really ...
Good Pizza in a noisy restaurant. Really bad acoustics. Will not recommmend and not return because of the noise.
our waiter was exceptional--knowledgeabl ...
our waiter was exceptional--knowledgeable, there when we needed him and invisible when we didn't. The food was good--the watermelon and cucumber salad was great. I probably won't return because the restaurant got so loud (in the back room) that conversation was difficult.
The food at this place is great and so w ...
The food at this place is great and so was the service but it was so loud we were miserable.
Simple and very good. Perfectly cooked a ...
Simple and very good. Perfectly cooked asparagus with pecorino. Broccoli rabe with ricotta salata. Proscuitto. Thin crust pizza with taleggio and funghi misti. Great rustic bread and olive oil. Gelato coppa. Welcoming service. One flaw, when we asked to take home leftover, all were dumped into one box, vegetables atop pizza, making pizza inedible
The pizza was basically dough with ketch ...
The pizza was basically dough with ketchup and a tiny bit of cheese. Had it not been so hard to get a waiter back we would have sent it back and not eaten the pizza.
service was not good at all-waiter made ...
service was not good at all-waiter made severald mistakes -was kind of weird he was then gone?
Food ok but had high expectations. Serv ...
Food ok but had high expectations. Service-had to ask for everything. Made a reservation but plenty of seats at lunch so not a good sign.
Spoiled by noise: unfortunate and manageable
I have been to OTTO three times. The previous two times we were positioned against an exterior wall or in a corner, which reduced the noise level from difficult to manageable. Not so this time. While the spacing of the tables is not awful, the noise is highly reflective and perfectly manageable with a little thought. It made it impossible to talk to anyone except your immediate neighbor. Food: The flatbread pizzas, cauliflower, olives, beets in the starters and pasta puttanesca were good. I was disappointed in the octopus, which was dry and lacked flavor. Really unimpressive. Nebbiola was excellent, great Sangiovese Blanco. The Amare liqueur options were exceptional. If I went again, I would go late in the evening when the density was lower and ask for a more isolated table. For a group having dinner, you can do much better if talking to anyone other than the person immediately next to you is the goal.
Not Batali's high water mark
For the record, I've been here twice with about seven years of space in between visits. The first time was memorable, with a fun evening interacting with the senior bartenders about all things Italian cooking and drinking, and a rolling series of plates that studded the conversation with exclamation marks of cuisine. This past week's visit was an attempt to recreate that memory, but the food this time came out like water applied to pasta, dressing applied to shaved fennel, and slap those things on a plate for a finish that can be recreated--if not done better--at home. Good, not bad, but below expectations and with more of a feeling of chintzing on quality and finish that you wouldn't expect from a joint that screams its celebrity ownership. Passable, but maybe my first inclination to go to sister Roman joint Lupa instead should have been heeded. Oh, well--maybe it was just an off night.
This has always been a "must go to" rest ...
This has always been a "must go to" restaurant for us when visiting NYC. We always looked forward to the exemplary food and service. Tonight's experience was disappointing to the level where we won't be back. Our service was extremely rushed. Our salads arrived before our drinks and wine; and we were mere bites into these first courses when our pizza and pasta arrived. We always look forward to the fennel and bottarga pizza, yet tonight the crust was soggy and the pizza was cold. I sensed our server finally picked up on our annoyance; but, he offered no condolences ; he just brought our check. When we left, I spoke to the hosts who were quite cavalier of our criticism. They merely handed us a "Comments" card and rushed us out the door. No apologies. No "how may we make this better" queries. Just. A. Comment. Card. OTTO has joined the ranks of "Olive Garden" Italian fare and should consider relocating to Times Square. Chef Battali should be embarrassed and retrain his staff on how to make every diner feel special. We certainly felt jilted.
Amazing Wine List and great pizza (it met my Italian friends approval). It's also amazingly well priced for the location and the quality - we didn't spend that much and were very full after dinner. Loved that one order of wine comes in a carafe, and if you're a lightweight like me, it's enough to split.
Classic and adventurous pizza combinations
The menu is a bit limited beyond pizza, but consistently good reasonably inventive. We thought the contorno menu was more fun and better than the pesce....
We will always make Otto a part of our NYC visits!
We first came to Otto 10 years ago when our oldest son was a freshman at Columbia University. Then our youngest son started attending musical theatre workshops and we came a few times a year. Love the cheeses, the salumi, the pastas and pizzas! But that olive oil coppetta is to die for! We live in Carlsbad, CA and have brought many friends of our sons with us to Otto. This most recent visit to Otto was just for my husband and me. It was two days after a big wedding and festivities for our son who married his love of eight years. She, too, is from California and they met during their sophomore year at Columbia and now live in Brooklyn. It was a beautiful and touching wedding at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. My husband and I planned our dinner at Otto as it is a very special part of every trip we have made to NYC during the past ten years! If only I could bring home some of the olive oil coppetta....
a baby cried uncontrollably for 20 minutes, this does not make for an enjoyable experience. It could of been 30 minutes of loud crying.
nice, but a bit cramped and didn't wow my guests
Great service, but would have like to see a bit more for a special event to make it really special for my friend newlyweds.
Excellent choice for an early dinner with extended family. Staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating, from arranging for a window table with stroller "parking" to plating and serving the special dessert we brought to mark the occasion. Great food and wine choices made ordering for the table and sharing both fun and delicious. Restaurant was bustling, which made for a lively ambiance but still with a moderate noise level. Perfect for getting together with extended family, including little ones.
The food was excellent - made me want to eat more!!! Extensive wine list to suit every palette and wallet. Service was good too.
We had a terrible experience at this res ...
We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. Tables were crammed together to the point that it was hard to get up, noise levels were unbearable, and the pizza tasted like cardboard. There are so many good pizza places in New York, yet this place is crowded because of the name
Food was subpar! Even the pizza was med ...
Food was subpar! Even the pizza was mediocre. Don't bother!
We came here for a special occasion but it was not what the reviews made it out to be. The restaurant was pretty empty but they gave us a bad table near the kitchen. The next table wasn't much better. The server was barely interested and the food was hit or miss. I wouldn't recommend this place.
Restaurant was loud and the food was ve ...
Restaurant was loud and the food was very salty to the point that my party and I felt it was off putting. We all had different pasta dishes but they all tasted exactly the same - salty! The Gelato was the best part of our meal. Will not be coming back.
My daughter asked if he should get a tas ...
My daughter asked if he should get a taste of taleggio cheese in order to decide whether or not to order the pizza with taleggio and mushrooms. The waiter refused saying he could not "bring her food from the kitchen." Really? And the cacio e Pepe pasta (supposedly one of the best in NYC) was mediocre with undercooked pasta, not al dente but crunchy, too much pepper and not enough cheese. The pizzas were also mediocre. Very disappointing.
Fantastic restaurant - - - great experience!
Having never been a huge Mario Batali fan I was uncertain if I would enjoy eating at Otto Enoteca. All of my misconceptions were cleared away when we entered the lobby to see Chef Batali sitting at the bar. He was friendly, he was kind, he showed interest in our group and made us feel 100% welcome in his restaurant. Can't say enough about what an intelligent, friendly and helpful gentleman he was. Definitely a pleasure to meet. Outside of that, the entire staff was friendly and welcoming and food was delicious (which is the most important for a meal)! We started off with a pitcher of Bellini's - blood orange flavor which seemed to be less acidic than most orange cocktails. We started out with some small plates - cauliflower Siciliana and a cheese flight. Cheese was reasonably priced and came with unique savory and sweet condiments. We also tried the Pesce flight - - - this was the most unique item on the menu and it did not disappoint: octopus, anchovies, mussels and rock shrimp - all prepared freshly. Pasta was fresh (as expected), our favorites being the puttanesca and the carbonara. Although immensely satisfied after the meal we still tried dessert. The olive oil ice cream coppetta was smooth and creamy with a tart, pungent sauce made from blood oranges. An A+ meal!
Always a delightful dining experience. F ...
Always a delightful dining experience. Food and service wonderful.
Cauliflower was overcooked, and pasta in braised pork dish so undercooked it was not edible, soggy pizza. Disappointing experience
Wonderful waiter too - all good.
Wonderful waiter too - all good.
Good food. Overpriced wine.
It is very good, but the wine while good, is overpriced. The wait staff is very well trained.
Timing of food delivery was a disaster. ...
Timing of food delivery was a disaster. Wait staff were useless. Food was dull. This place is a factory and the mass produced products are a disappointment.
Took my parents who were visiting from o ...
Took my parents who were visiting from out of town here. Perfect taste of hip, high quality New York dining without the usual shocking New York prices. Pasta was delicious. And the gluten-free options for the pasta were very welcome--indeed one of the main reasons we came, as my father has Celiac's disease.
Food was good but could not have a conve ...
Food was good but could not have a conversation due to noise level.
My mom and I go to NYC each year and Ott ...
My mom and I go to NYC each year and Otto was (once again) on our list of restaurants we cannot miss. Noe was (again!) the best person to represent the wait staff/servers...he had excellent recommendations and my Mom and I can't wait to return next year! Portions are perfectly sized, we love the cheese plate, the fresh pastas and the atmosphere!
We were seated almost immediately in a l ...
We were seated almost immediately in a large very noisy room. For our group of 4 we were given 2 pieces of cold bread and 2 packages of bread sticks. No olive oil or butter. Food was good but servings were small and pricey. We never saw the waiter who took or order again. Mario you can do better than this☹️ We were entertaining some guests from out of town looking for a genuine NYC experience and were disappointed.
what happened here?!
I never review restaurants but my experience was such a bummer, how is this place busy still?? The pizza was terrible! Everyone at the table agreed that it tasted like something you might get at a ballpark or on a train or airplane from the microwave. The crust was like wet cardboard, the pepperoni had a funky taste, the salad was so boring, everything was just so mediocre. I used to love this place. SO disappointing.
Great great pizza in Greenwich Village
Great great pizza in the middle of Greenwich Village. Highly recommend it – they are as good as the pizzas in Italy, if not better ! They also have a nice bar area too which is lovely for cocktails beforehand. This place is owned by the famous Mario Batali who is an Italian chef & who owns a few of the top end Italian restaurants in NYC.
I had a great time with a group of five ...
I had a great time with a group of five people. The service was great, and the food was fantastic. We ordered several of the vegetable sides as starters, and each ordered a pasta. The food is a great deal for the price. It's a rare find in NY to have great food, a good atmosphere, and affordable prices!
Great Pizza and pasta!!!
Fantastic food! I LOVED the pizza, others in my group enjoyed the pasta. We will go back. Do note that they charged for refills on Soda (which I hate) so if you have kids watch out. Otherwise, a fantastic wine list (long, Italian, very good) and good beer selections as well. Overall, very, very good.
Delicious food and wonderful service but ...
Delicious food and wonderful service but a little too loud -- had to shout to be heard. Would go at a less busy time!
Loved eating at Ottos !
Perfect time out at Otto's ! The food and wine lists are delicious ! I had ordered a few different dishes and split them with a friend so you get to try everything ! Very Italian style ! Must try !
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