Orto is an Italian restaurant with a small, constantly rotating menu. Orto looks like a residential house from the outside, because that is what it used to be. The tables are set in the dining room and converted living room, giving this little eatery a lot of charm. The soft lighting and abundance of dark wood only contributes to the intimate setting.
Orto suggests guests enjoy their menu prix fixe, a three- or four-course meal with a set price. Both choices end in a dessert, simply the amount of appetizers change from one option to the next. Appetizer options include apple and cauliflower soup as well as baked clams casino while entrees range from lasagna Bolognese to a seared rare flat iron steak. Orto also has an extensive collection of red, white, and sparkling wines available both by the bottle and by the glass.
Good food, but very indifferent service. Didn't get much of a feel for the place.
We shared a 3 course meal on Saturday night and each course was absolutely delicious with generous portions. Even though we shared, we still had leftovers to bring home. The menu is creative with lots of interesting choices. The waitress's wine recommendation was spot on without being overpriced. This was our second visit within a month and we look forward to returning again soon. We highly recommend it.
Orto is a gem. A great place to dine with friends or celebrate a special occasion. The menu is amazing and the food was served perfectly. We could not have asked for a better evening and our menu read "Happy Birthday". What a special touch!
This is a wonderful spot for a special meal. The menu is creative and top notch. We have friends who are foodies and we can't wait to take them to the restaurant.
The dining experience was flawless from beginning to end! Food, service, ambiance...the whole package. I do think they are losing a significant amount of business not accepting Credit Cards. This is 2014!
The menu here is great... always seems to change. Which is refreshing. It's Italian at the heart but each dish seems to have a lil spin to it and it's done very well! I highly recommend eating here.
We love Orto. We love that the menu changes daily. I love that the choices are relatively small and everything is delicious and different from any other restaurant. The prices are fair with the prix fixe menu especially since there is no corkage fee if you want to bring your own wine. The crispy farm fresh egg atop various menu items on the appetizer list is one of my favorites! Love it! Highly recommend Orto!
The staff is always friendly and perfect!
great menu. unique dishes. great you may bring your own wine. disappointed they did not accept credit cards.
Perfect meal, once again. Brought family members this time and sat in the front room. As always, wanting everything on the menu. And the warm doughnuts with chocolate sauce (and of course, a scoop of gelato!) do it everytime!
We have been a fan of the chefs for over 10 years and have followed him to each and every one of restaurants. He has never disappointed us once.
I have been to Orto many times and the food is always outstanding.
This is a great little restaurant. Menu changes regularly and with seasons. Wine list is a short but well-curated and reasonably priced mostly Italian wines, though there is no corkage so many people bring their own wine. The big room inside can get a little loud, but there are a few smaller rooms and a small bar area. The front patio is nice, weather and bugs permitting. The staff is friendly though busy. We would come here regularly even if we didn't live around the corner.
(Also, they don't take credit cards)
I have dined at Orto three times. This last time my main meal was on the dry side. Everything else was delicious as were the meals at my other two visits. My son enjoyed his meal. If this was my first time, I would have to consider if I would dine there again. I would continue to support this fine restaurant, but they should be careful not to spoil their success.
The appetizers were very good but all of the main courses were terrible. The coffee was horrible too.
Excellent as usual...never a disappointment. Gotta love it!
This is dining ! And the staff is always friendly making your dining experience a home run.
The food is amazing. Service is excellent
Orto has it right, great food, friendly staff, beautiful historic building.
Better than last time-excellent overall experience
I have been to Orto about a dozen times and it always amazes me. The menu will change seasonally to reflect fresh food from the area - the chefs are food geniuses! I have always been thrilled with what I order. The restaurant is in an old home, it is really charming. Highly recommend!!