Otto- Brookline

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$30 and under
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Pizzeria

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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Pizza is simple food. But it doesn’t have to be ordinary.
Since 2009 when we opened our first slice shop on Congress Street in downtown Portland, we’ve been striving to elevate the pizza experience. It starts with the ingredients – high quality, local when possible – and the toppings – creative and comforting. Mashed potatoes? Tortellini? Cranberries on a pizza? These are just a few of the things we tried – and they worked. “The Masher” with mashed potato, scallion, and bacon is one of our most popular pies. And people thought it was weird when we first put it on the menu.
Making simple food isn’t easy. We are continuously working to make sure every pizza is perfect and every slice unforgettable. Whether it be from one of our slice counters, or in one of our full service dining rooms, every member of our team is motivated by this goal of consistently well-executed, uncomplicated food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server had great suggestions for what pizzas to try. We were so excited to finally check this place out! I think the prices are super reasonable for the area and would definitely come back.

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Hungry1
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special experience. We love all their pizzas, which are creative and delicious with a thin crust. Monthly special is always delightful. The wait staff is superb. LOVE this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, pizza, and COOKIES! Perfect for a date night!

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viplinda
New England
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was ok. Nothing special. The Caesar salad was disappointung.

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vipStevenT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Was sad to hear that Otto is cutting back on the ingredients, and selections, due to cost restrictions. I went to Otto this week, and the waitress shared this information with me. There is no longer a Greek salad selection because feta is apparently too expensive, and the Caesar salad only had a few drabs of Parmesan cheese. Also I ordered the three cheese tortellini, and it was literally one tortellini per slice of pizza. This is not the Otto that I remember. Kind of sad to see that it’s become just another corporate driven pizza enterprise. Will miss you Otto!

Otto- Brookline
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Steven, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry to hear that your experience was not up to usual OTTO standards. While we do regularly make changes to our menu based on seasonal availability of ingredients, culinary trends, consumer preferences, and other factors, we do not eliminate items due to cost. We apologize for the lightly topped pie, but rest assured your description does not align with our portioning guidelines for this pie. We'll be reaching out directly to make this right for you.

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NicknameHere
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We loved the service. The lady attending to us was warm, informative and fantastic overall. The ambience was great. However, the pizza was only so-so (IMHO). We ordered goat cheese arugula and pulled pork mango (IIRC).

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vipAnniesnanny
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good, good service and good luck to beat the crowds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Otto. They were so accommodating for our large party!! Definitely will be returning. Best pizza in Boston.

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my party had a great time. Service was wonderful, the pizza and drinks were great and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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monicaj
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very fond of Otto's being very different from other pizza places. There are so many good choices and the option of red or white sauces. Having wine and beer is great. Being able to reserve is a good idea
instead of waiting on line in a doorway. The system works well, we have never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes

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vipSteveF
London
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four seniors out to dinner before movie. First Otto experience for some. Pleased with quality of ingredients and great crust. Service from Casey was excellent.

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StephanieM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They accommodated three families with three toddlers needing highchairs, which was great. I wish more waiters would receive some training on how NOT to put a piping hot pizza directly in front of a toddler/baby/young child, but that goes for everywhere not just here. Their pizza is delicious and a little bit pricey. They ran out of a couple of the beers I wanted to try and it was only 5:30 pm, but that's not a huge deal because they have a decent list. Overall we had a great time!

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TeriS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The unique varieties of pizza and beers on tap were amazing!! I am from central MA and I will certainly be coming back.

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CharlesP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and delicious! Unique pizza on special. Great meatballs.

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magwi
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us when we arrived, even though we were about 20 minutes early for our reserved time. The service was great and staff was very accommodating to our party that had multiple questions and several people with dietary restrictions, and the food was delicious. Great night.

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SusanF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy with the food, service and value, but the noise level was too high. Would still recommend to a friend, especially if they like gourmet pizza.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it here! Great beer selection. Good wine choices although limited. Pizzas are always delicious. Crust is amazing. Also love that they take reservations on open table.

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MichaelS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome waitress.
You aught to go to Otto’s. Corny I know.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza. One of out

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Mike
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to sit down and have some good pizza and wine. We got exactly what we wanted plus some friendly, attentive service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! The best specialty pizzas

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OpenTable Diner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizzas are always good, salads not too bad, we went late so it wasn’t too noisy.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoy the meatballs with a delicious sauce and a Greek salad which was very good we order the pizza with spinach and Vidalia onions and it was delicious. We were very happy that the restaurants are non-alcoholic beer. The service was great!

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vipLindaZ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great pizza, always has a full house but if you go to open table you can make a reservation which is great for a pizza place.

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vipSerge
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience! Pizza is amazing and service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best !

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JuliaR
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just returned from a month in Italy where the pizzas are sublime so Otto had a lot to live up to but the crusts here - thin, just the right amount of crispiness - are the best I've been able to find in Boston and very close to Italian-style pizza. Creative toppings like the bacon and pineapple I enjoyed make this restaurant a must for pizza lovers. A child's birthday party on a nearby table made the atmosphere boisterous and loud. The service was very good, getting my pizza and bill to me quickly so I could get to the cinema in time. In all, a good experience.

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vipAllaL
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pizza was good as always, and salad was very fresh.

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Jenny
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizzaria with solid service and a delicious menu. Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I get pizza withdrawal if I don't have this weekly. Waitresses are the best.

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DoriS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

wonderful place for people with celiac. they bake gf pizzas in a dedicated gf oven! kudos Ottos for your understanding of celiac disease!

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MichailS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza crust was excellent, pear + cheese pizza was great. Mango -pulled pork was quite short on both pork and mango. Mixed feelings.

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Chris
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent pizza! Good selection of beers, however many of them are almost 10$ a pint. But your not going for the beer, you’re going for the pizza. And it’s excellent.

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MaryG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Otto is consistently excellent. The quality of the pizza and beer is top notch. The service is friendly and accommodating. They easily handled our large group with people coming in late and some leaving.

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DamienL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy. Great food. Excellent beers on tap. We will go back.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, great service and craft beer selection (Exibit A - Cat’s Meow, boom!!). Ottos is lit 🔥!!!

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Fussydiner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza around. Excellent selection of vegetarian and nonvegetarian choices. Always served right out of the oven! Great beer selection too. Pleasant atmosphere for adults and children. I recommend the eggplant, ricotta, basil!

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vipSF123
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been there for lunch and dinner. Both were good. The pizza is tasty and the varieties are a little different (or you can go basic or create your own). Only two complaints. First is they were out of the Everything Knots appetizer which is really good. Not sure how you run out of a dough appetizer in a pizza place. Second, we ordered the sausage and onion pizza and you really had to look to find any sausage on it. Not sure if they were running low or what. Also had the meatball appetizer which was excellent. Overall pretty good pizza joint.

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vipBostonDiner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, efficient service and delicious, innovative pizzas. Decent wine selection as well. Look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in New England. Amazing Pizza with amazing service. I can't get enough of this pizza!

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Otto- Brookline offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 232-0014.

Otto- Brookline is rated 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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