Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ottopizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 2129959559x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario Batali
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 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.
  • Private Party Facilities: 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. Contact AnnaMarie Vukmanovich to help guide you through whatever your party interests may be.
  • Private Party Contact: AnnaMarie Vukmanovich 2129959559x101
  • Special Events: 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is located directly across the street on 8th Street.
A word from 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.
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Otto Enoteca Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
321 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (183)good for groups (154)fit for foodies (141)neighborhood gem (116)great for lunch (87)kid-friendly (79)vibrant bar scene (77)hot spot (73)special occasion (55)late-night find (38)romantic (33)great for brunch (15)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • nice experience
    happytummyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    great concept - small plates italian... finally none of those huge family style portions. good food, affordable. very extensive wine list. service was pleasant as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad food, bad plating, noisy...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was a realy bad experience, the food was bad, the plating very bad. Not a Mario Batalli restaurant at all...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very poor service
    glea
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waiter was not friendly, he took our order and we never saw him again, until it was time for the bill. I asked for a soda (from the bus boy), because I could not find our waiter, the soda never came. Our food was brought to us by runners, and our waiter never checked back to see how our food was, or if we needed anything. It's to bad because the food was very good, especially the appetizer's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for everything but the pizza
    JayLinn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We enjoyed our side dishes much more than the actual pizzas, specifically the spinach salad, the escarole salad and the cheese platter (with accompanying truffle honey - yum!). They were all amazing and I would come back just for that and the margherita pizza! The place was very loud, even past midnight, so I would not recommend it for a date or any time you'd like to actually hear your date speak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Agree with Yelp
    NapaVisitor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Straight to the point - I really liked the atmosphere, but it was so loud in the restaurant that it was hard to hear what anyone was saying. The food came out in a timely manner. I specifically chose the restaurant because the Carbonara had good reviews, but I was a little disappointed. The portion was smaller than I imagined and it was a little too salty. The pizza wasn't bad. I would probably try other italian restaurants before coming back again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but very noisy!
    JPaul
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is delicious, the wines exceptional but the only person you can hear is the one right next to you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    David91v
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wonderful restaurant! Definitely a bit too loud but the service and workers are very pleasant. Food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and location
    ohiogirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The watermelon and cucumber salad was superb. We had pasta with lamb Bolognese and a pizza both were very good. Extensive wine list, decent dessert menu. It's a little loud and tables are very close but the quality of the food made up for that. Good location just off Washington Square. We had a 10:00 reservation but arrived a little early and were immediately seated. It was pretty busy for a Sunday night at that hour. Service was fine, nothing spectacular. We were a party of two, there were several bigger parties getting more attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    ChrisNYC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For a restaurant that has an Iron Chef attached to it's fame, you'd think the pizza's would be out of this world good, making me want to return over and over again. Well I wont ever be returning here. You could get better pizza anywhere else. The tomato sauce they use tastes just like a certain cheap, popular, tomato sauce one gets at the supermarket. The Margherita is my favorite pizza of all time, but this restaurant ruined that experience. Save your money and go elsewhere, like your local pizzeria around the corner from your place. It'll be better
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent, as always....
    Helga
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Love this place and go often. Sometimes alone, where Dennis, the bartender has a friendly word, often with friends who like good food. Do wish it was a tad quieter on those occasions because good conversation can enhance good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing Food
    CharVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was so disappointing that I cannot recommend it. Pasta overlooked cool on outside warm on inside suggesting it was microwaved. Partner's "fresh" ravioli was anything but. "Quartino" of wine equalling one glass was $18!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food wasn't great
    Mikethewilliams
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had a pizza which was a little overcooked and the meatballs dry. I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good restaurant
    Cooper
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent pizza, good wine list. Nice and clean. Had great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The service is very rapid.. We would like to have more time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Afternoon Lunch
    igmo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First time in NYC, was told this was a gem and while the food would be high end, but the price would not. We were not led astray. The biggest surprise and pleasure was the watermelon and cucumber salad that my wife had, she still raves about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Competent and simple
    FooderVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A competent although simple Italian restaurant. Good for groups and couples with children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too rushed
    Diner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This dining experience was in need of improvement. Service felt rushed. Felt as though we were bothering the server when asking questions. Food fair.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went here for a birthday dinner. The waitress did not provide a good service. They would not let you order appetizers before you ordered your entrée - this made us feel rushed. The sommelier was very accommodating and gave good suggestions. The food was pretty good with a decent selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new GO TO place in NYC
    TJBrandis
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is our 3rd visit to Otto's and every time it gets better. The wine list is awesome and fairly priced. The food is outstanding. I highly recommend trying this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RyanVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Batali should visit the place and be embarrassed. I normally don't write reviews for Opentable but I used to love this place. The quality has so gone downhill, and big time. The pasta was bad but the pizza was worse. Tasteless cardboard. I used to love Batali but he needs to either fix this place or close it down. It's really bad food. NYU is next door so he may survive a couple more years but he should be embarrassed with the product it turns out on a daily basis and do something about it. C'mon man.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food--insane noise level
    JacKE
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I love the food here. We came with family friends, each of us with two twenty-something children. We ordered a lot, shared everything, polished it all off in record time. Every single item we ordered was delicious! I think this may be my favorite restaurant. BUT! we were seated at a round table, at the back of the restaurant, which I had been told was quieter. But it was really quite noisy. There were times I couldn't taste my food, the noise was so loud. But I was determined to stay and enjoy our evening together. Really I love this place. Everything about it. But the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Good..
    Ingat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My 4 year old daughter loves coming to OTTO. It's kid friendly and the staff is very nice. Of course the Pizza is still amazing..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-seasoned?
    orgie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Pretty much everything we ordered, with the exception of the desert, was very salty, to all of us. Having said that, the eggplant bruschetta and cauliflower alla sicilliana were delicious (even if they were salty). However, my carbonara was almost inedible and there were so many truffle shavings on my friends pasta special that the flavor was overwhelming. How often can you say that about truffles? With respect to the salt and truffles, I would say 'less is more'.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night
    mishele
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Otto is one of my favorites so naturally it's where I took my family and friends this year for my birthday. They were great with accommodating my last minute changes to my reservation. They made my birthday night absolutely perfect. My family and friends cannot stop raving about how great everything was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Well Done
    JP24
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service were both excellent. We were seated quickly even though we were early for our reservation, and a staff member came by to recommend a very good wine for dinner. All of the items we ordered were very tasty and the staff was very attentive and made sure everything was to our liking. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but too much noise
    bibbo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fine restaurant and Good Food but noise was terrible ...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    mercenyc
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food here is simply amazing. I really enjoyed the summer truffle linguini. Every pasta dish that I tasted was delicious as well as the pizza. I also have to mention their outstanding salads. The wine selection is bigger than the menu (which I very much appreciate) and the three wines we had were outstanding! Also, the prices are very reasonable! Regarding the atmosphere, I love the entryway where you wait to get your table and the train board system they use. The waitstaff were great and had wonderful recommendations for wine/food pairings. The only caveat is that it is a very loud restaurant - but it's part of the atmosphere! Overall, it is a truly fun and delicious experience! I will be back here as soon as possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I've eaten at Otto probably upwards to 20-25 times. This time I was sadly very rushed. Met up with a friend on a Monday night at 6:30. I usually love Otto but it is very hard to enjoy yourself when servers are constantly trying to take away plates (that still have food on them). \ Food is solid and is affordable, but still, can't you just sometimes have food and conversation in peace?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian american
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Not authentic italian, but its ok food and good pricing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Eaterny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food and service was lousy. The restaurant is very loud, making it impossible to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Bunny
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant is very attractive, the seating is comfortable, the service was good, the Cauliflower and Caprese appetizers were very good . The Pizza was awful. The Spaghetti a la Norma was reportedly just OK; I did not taste it, but my friend was not enthused. The bread was good. Maybe it's a good place to go for a glass of wine and some appetizers. Extremely disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a great meal
    pachiorelle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Otto has become a favorite of ours - the food is always great, and its one of the few places you can find a great tasting bowl of pasta for a reasonable price. The gelato is also a favorite here (the olive oil flavor is definitely one of a kind!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food in a noisy scene
    virginiavisitor
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was good but most of the pastas are not made fresh. The extensive wine list is impressive but 85% of the bottles have 3 digit prices. Service is very good. The place is terrifically popular so you must have a reservation and even then you will wait a bit. If you choose csarefully, you can have an excellent wine and a delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will return soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Top notch pasta and pizza joint with well trained staff and nice decor. Pasta dishes were modest in price about $15 and correspondingly served as small portions. Pasta was perfect el dente. You need to order appetizers or you will go home hungry. Still. we were very happy customers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UncleBVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was ok.. Place feels like a chain and if you order right away they can feed you 3 courses in 35 minutes.. Total operation going on.. Disappointing part was food was just ok.. Pizza OK, pasta Ok, bread ok... Cheeseboard was excellent but was obviously cheese made elsewhere. Good for fast meal, people w kids who need space, or people who like upscale chains. Wine list is also pretty comprehensive. Seems to outpace the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watch where you seat people
    TooManyKids
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I'm always amused that a restaurant host chooses to sit a couple between two tables with children. When asked to move they than picked a table stuffed next to a server station. The third time was the charm. A nice table away from children, and quiet enough in a very noisy place, to have a conversation. The food was good, service was pleasant. But there are too many tables in this place and too many children. While I'm not against them, it just would be nice for a host to understand that two people may want a different experience than the families in the back of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It must be august...just ok
    Atilla
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A return visit after a several year absence was not a great dining experience. The chefs 'interpretation' of classic pastas was both disappointing and unsuccessful...something a modest trattoria in italy would have apologized for or, more likely, not have served. The wine list, like others in the chain, is extensive but aggressively priced. The service was mechanical, but efficient. To put this in context, the prior evening at casa mono the imagination and effort was very high in terms of both the food and the service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    LeeDee
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I highly recommend this restaurant. My daughter is a vegetarian with a nut allergy. The selection of vegetarian dishes was by far the best we have ever seen at a restaurant. She was so very happy to have many, many choices. What a treat. The wine list was HUGE. The menu varied and everything sounded delicious. When I made the reservation I listed in the notes about the nut allergy. When the waiter first came over to say hello and take our drink order, he mentioned right away that he was aware of the allergy and told us about a few dishes that included nuts. So, that was awesome! We had a mushroom appetizer and spinach salad with truffle honey- fantastic! Then we had pizza with swiss chard and goat cheese- Yum! Go now
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Otto Rocks
    foodiefromTO
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Finally got to this restaurant in 1 of my annual visits to NYC. Arrived & given a "train ticket" to an Italian city so we can wait by the bar as our table wasn't just ready. Love this as you wait & look at a mini sign board that "announces" your train has arrived so you know your table is ready. As for dining experience & ambience, I saw groups of people, couples & families. Rocked to the music playing-top 40 from predominantly in the 90's. The Chopped Salad was personally 1 of 2 fave salads I had during this trip & I had a special pizza not in the regular menu that had mozzarella cheese, shaved summer truffles & a sunny side egg. This "funghi" was beautiful to smell & taste. Tried my wife's sorbetto-olive oil one is an acquired taste.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Here is the thing
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love this place. It really is one of my favorites. On more than one occasion I have been sat in a small two top next to another two top that is so close together I can hardly talk to the person that I am with - I'm all for that when it is rush hour or a busy shift but when I see loads of tables open from the moment I get there to the moment I leave it upsets me. I've only asked to be moved once because I don't like doing that and I know part of it is to give the section's server more tables but they really need to figure out their seating better if they want me to keep coming. Food was AMAZING as always as was the service. Too bad I couldn't enjoy my company.
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    • Noise LevelModerate