Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

4.5
5442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Modeled after an Italian train station, Joe Bastianich's OTTO is located 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+ bottle all-Italian wine list, OTTO has become a beloved New York classic in the heart of Greenwich Village for locals and visitors alike.
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 995-9559
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Batali
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th Street
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Parking details
A public lot is located directly across the street on 8th Street.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A beloved New York classic in the heart of Greenwich Village, OTTO is the ideal venue for a pizza party lunch, a private wine class, or a family-style dinner awash with Italian wine. OTTO offers group dining packages for parties of 12-65 guests, and can accomodate up to 200 with a restaurant buyout.

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What 5442 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food and service at this casual pizza place is very good. The gelato, the best I've ever eaten. Unfortunately, with Led Zeppelin BLASTING the entire time we were there it took away from our dining experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. A person I was dining with said she liked the pizza here better than in Italy. You get so much delicious food for a great price. The service is also above and beyond.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been a major Batali guy for a long-time, and I’m a very frequent customer in Eataly Boston. In fact, it’s time that he returns to the business. I for one have forgiven him, as we all deserve second chances. Moreover, he needs to come back — the franchise is suffering. There is little value on this menu — a ⅛ cup portion of pasta for $17 at a casual restaurant is ridiculous, even in NYC. The pizzas are still very good and reasonably-priced, but the portions on just about everything else are substandard. My eggplant ravioli tasted like it came from the frozen food section at Stop & Shop, and the sauce tasted like it came from Mario’s jarred offerings. The waiters did keep my water filled — annoyingly so. Otto used to be on the top of my list for casual NY dining — but no more. Same for the Otto clone called Babbo in Boston — it’s a far cry from the real Babbo, still my favorite. Make the portions equivalent to the Tarry Lodge New Haven portions, and I’ll return. And bring Mario back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The service and ambience were good overall. We enjoyed the beverages and salad. The major disappointment came with our entrees. Both pasta dishes were subpar. The pasta wasn’t cooked well and the flavors lacked depth and were salty. Sad to have the meal end on such a poor note when the first 2/3 of the experience were enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

OTTO was a great place for us to talk over a terrific lunch. The food was wonderful and the service was out standing.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good food, great prices. Worth the cab ride down if your uptown and looking for a place to get good Italian food at a reasonable price. I will be back on my next visit to NY.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The food at Otto Enoteca was delicious and not pretentious at all. The noise level was a bit too much but I guess it is to be expected from a popular place. Great service.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We found the food to be special, very tasty . All courses were Fantastic. Lots of variety. Fun to share. The service was excellent. Very family friendly and comfortable.

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1.0Dined on July 26, 2018

So noisy that our meal was ruined as we had to shout to be heard. Food good but the drunk, screaming conversations from other tables in the middle room destroyed any intended ambiance on the restaurant’s part. Asked to move and learned back was reserved for a group. Finally moved for dessert, although service then was so spotty that we almost left to ingest our dolci elsewhere. We were disappointed, as we’ve had other, better experiences in this restaurant.
As for your request that I rate noise level, with only a choice that you call energetic for the maximum level, why not be honest and relabel maximum level as intolerable?

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Excellent service and nice staff. The food / wine was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing food with fresh ingredients and an amazing wine selection. Ambiance is refined, energetic, laid back and fun - perfect combination. Service is 5 star. It’s not easy opening a restaurant and having these ingredients. I rarely frequent a restaurant twice in NYC (bc of selection) but I go back to this one time and again.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

My favorite pizza place to go in NYC. Cacio Pepe pizza is amazing. I love the pastas too. The bread and cheese is great. My favorite place to go in NYC!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Eaten here numerous times. Does not get old. High quality food and creative combinations. Great wine list. Always a winner. However, if it is late a night they should turn down the music just a bit. No need to shout at the person you are sitting with at 11pm. Still a great place to eat.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Always a favorite when friends are visiting. Great food. Great service. Unfortunately there was a large party close by that was very loud but overall a great evening.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

always excellent.
accessible, but elevated.
cucumber-watermelon salad perfect for summer.
cheese menu was especially good this time.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Not too great. Standards have dropped.

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

With "Pizzeria" in the restaurant name one would think the chef would create the classic Margherita spot on. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The pie was extremely dry due to a lack of mozzarella AND being over cooked. Very disappointing and a bit embarrassing in front of our out-of-town guests who we were treating.
I will say that the Arugula with Tomato ensalada was delicious.
The noise level was way beyond tolerable which made for a lot of shouting and repeating.
Sadly, I will not be back nor recommend OTTO.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Always the most enjoyable, quality charcuterie and cheese selection. The individual pizzas are delicious and unique. A ridiculously complete wine list and ALL are of the best quality in their price range and region. High energy restaurant full of laughter and great conversation. Interesting, not that many tourists. This is my third visit to OTTO and it will always be a favorite, casual
spot for great wine and pizza with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Best pizza and salad and apps. My #1 place to go!

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

No flexibility on the menu. This is NY. People often want to add a side protein like grilled chicken or shrimp. Not to mention there was no ability to get a side of steamed spinach or broccoli. Pizza was really disappointing. Crust was super soft. Could not hold a piece up with out it drooping down and toppings sliding off. Really surprised by the experience. On the plus side the waiter was good and the house cured prosciutto was amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very good good, vast wine selection

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great meal. The wine service was really good. Max did a great job for us.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Worst dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Service was terrible, we barely could get water on the table. Several items we ordered never came. It was hot, like no air conditioning was on. It smelled in there and the food was super disappointing. Soggy pizza with too much sauce, and tiny mediocre portions of pasta.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

All good! Excellent service

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

As always a great experience.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We had a quiet!! delicious!!! late lunch here on the 4th of July, far from the madding crowd. Unusual quiet for this very popular Village spot.
The salad with red onions and the chopped salad are meals in themselves, but we each followed up with a plate of fusilli and sausage nonetheless.
Go. Eat. Be happy.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

At 2pm on Monday there were few diners so for once it was quiet enough for a relaxing meal and conversation

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

My husband and I arrived at 5:20 for a 5:30 reservation to celebrate our daughter going to camp. There was practically NO ONE in the restaurant, but we were sat next to a ridiculously loud large table under an air conditioner. We asked several times for our server to turn the A/C down. He would do this for 5 minutes, but then it would come back on. Finally just as I went outside to warm up, the manger came over and said she was shutting the A/C off entirely. They gave us a free tea and plate of biscotti. They never should have sat us there in the first place and should have moved us quickly. Our server also forgot one of our appetizers.
The food is excellent. But if you get a non responsive server your experience will compare to ours.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Birthdayyyyy

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

House rose was great and the ambiance never disappoints.

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had made reservations for my friends birthday to try the cheese and different charcuterie plates but this place certainly was not what other reviews made it seem. We made reservations specifically noting her birthday and expecting a great experience. It is a huge restaurant and when you walk in, the ambiance is a bit overwhelming. We got to the table and did not have a definite server; no one greated or introduced themselves. A gentleman then came with tap water but didn’t stay long enough for us to order. We asked two servers if they could take our orders before one came. We ordered a bottle of prosecco, the “All” salami plate and a 7 variety cheese plate requesting only goat cheese and telling the server to match 6 others to our salami. After, they brought plain olive oil with crackers brought in plastic wrappers with 2 pieces (yes, 2) of half and stale country bread wrapped in parchment paper and just tossed it onto the table. When our prosecco arrived, the staff did not bring appropriate glasses and did not offer a “taste,” as custom. When our meals arrived, no one explained the different varieties on the plate, no goat cheese was included in the cheese variety, and no crackers or bread or other things to eat the plates were included. At the same time, half our charcuterie went to waste, as all the cuts were majority fat and were all low-quality and bad cuts. At the end, I asked the server if they do anything for birthday and he sarcastically looked at her and said “happy birthday!” We ended up finishing and cashing out as fast as possible only to leave. Not a good experience. No where I’d ever recommend.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Only issue was that my husband and I were seated in the back room where 75% of the diners were families with small children. Otherwise the meal and service were exceptional.

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1.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I was sad to find that OTTO is not what it used to be. The food was terrible. The dining room was very loud (not the good kind of noise from jolly guests). Tourists and kids watching videos on their phones ok by me except long form kid movies and videos should be watched with headphones. The carbonara was tasteless, like limp plastic. I hope Babbo is still great.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Took my 13 year old daughter to dinner at Otto in Greenwich Village. Excellent Italian food with fun and friendly service. No need to get all dressed up. Reasonable prices for great food and service.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Nice food but way too loud

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Good food and service, never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Service was fantastic and food and wine recommendations were excellent.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was so underwhelming from the tasteless special pasta - linguine with black truffles, dry, flavorless and even somewhat metallic tasting, added salt, added pepper, added cheese, but still didn’t come together; to the fishy smelling anchovy pizza, super disappointed in what has been a favorite restaurant in the past.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Very dependable, cozy great food

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Otto was recommended by Travel & Leisure Magazine as a restaurant to definitely put on your list for a 3-day getaway to Greenwich Village. It turned out to be one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. Service was non-existent, food was average at best and our table was probably in the most undesirable spot in the entire restaurant with a draft from an AC vent. It would seem that Mario Batali has created a tourist trap and is using his name to attract patrons and not create an enjoyable dining experience.

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