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About Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
Modeled after an Italian train station, Mario Batali and 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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:30am - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
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.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews
Full transparancy: this place is noisy! However, if you can live with that you will get the full Batali experience with great cheese and salami options and excellent pizzas. For pasta I would go osmewhere else. And do NOT miss out on the gelato, the olive oil flavor is a memory for life.
Sadly there was too much salt on the pizza. Prosciutto pizza is not supposed to be put in the oven together. Prosciutto should have been added after to avoid saltyness. Overall food is good - Americanized Italian but good.
Enjoyed a truly memorable meal at Otto a few years back, this trip was less tasty. The salads are quite large—plan to share one with two or three people as a starter. The fresh pastas far surpass the regular pasta dishes, so stick to those. I found my maple panna cotta to be too sweet, though the flavor combination and texture variety was excellent. My dining partner loved her “black and white.”
Very loud and busy place. Hectic, stressful. People passing by the table all the time. We could see each other but a conversation was almost impossible if you didn’t want to shout...
Food was ok but not outstanding. We had better Pizza in town.
Service was overwhelmed by the crowd snd hence slow.
Otto used to be a favorite place. Recent visit was disappointing. Tables too close, waiter and staff kept bumping my back to pass. Wait staff barely spoke English and was only interested in rushing us to order, drink, eat and leave. The quality of good was ordinary at best and portions are getting smaller. Otto has gotten very commercial and lost it's special touch as a favorite dining spot. Not recommended.
The place is vibrant---from the orangey-red glossy walls to the friendly bustle of the staff.
Cocktails were quite tasty, and the choices of the appetizers and entrees had a nice range.
Pasta servings were a bit small, but pizza size was perfect. The desserts including the varied gelato choices were superb.
I love this place for it's high energy, relative low prices and high quality ingredients. Sometimes the staff can be less than adequate, most of the time they are more than adequate. It is a big place with a lot of different people so you can get that. The management SHOULD do a better job of training the staff, but c'est la vie. In any case, it is a fun place for pizza, pasta and Aperol Spritz!
From its photos, we thought Otto Enoteca would be the type of restaurant we like, and it is indeed handsome (the all-wood "Italian railroad car" look). The house salad we shared was very good and large enough for two appetizers, the Otto mushroom-and-taleggio thin-crust pizza was delicious, and the fresh goat cheese agnolotti with lemon butter and fennel pollen was one of the best pastas we've ever tasted. Prices of the entrees were a good value: portions were small but made up in quality what they didn't have in size. (We much prefer to pay less for pasta that's small but excellent than pay more for pasta that's large and mediocre.) Our problem was the noise level (all-wooden walls and floors = no acoustical cushioning) plus the raucousness of several of the tables around us: tables are closely spaced and more than a few are for parties of 5 or 6, the restaurant is in the NYU area and seems to attract a well-heeled young crowd out for a good time at a fashionable restaurant, making quite conversation, and sometimes even noisy conversation impossible even on what we thought would be a relatively quite Monday night. Unfortunately, all it takes is one loudmouth at the next table to ruin a meal, and there was more than one at Otto Enoteca. So, despite the handsome surroundings and the excellent pasta: never again!
Hugely overrated Mario Batali restaurant. Food was mediocre; restaurant was packed and completely chaotic. Nothing spectacular about anything and felt like a cash grab from people that want to see what the hype is about. Would not go back and would not recommend. Felt like a waste of money.
A nice spot for happy hour if you are looking for good wine and small dish specials. However, for dinner, it's not on the top of my list. It has a Very loud environment. Tables were uncomfortably close. The service staff was pleasant but appeared disorganized. Within five minutes we were asked by four different people if we were done with our meals as they wanted to clear the plates.We felt very rushed. Additionally, the pasta dishes are tasty but very small portioned and at best would represent a appetizer portion. Not my first choice for future dinners in the area.
One of my favorite restaurants for lunch or a quick meal is Otto at the Venetian in Vegas. The NYC Otto was Vegas on steroids. Bigger menu and wine list. Food was great, but not gourmet Italian...which is perfectly fine and expected. We shared cheeses, prosciutto, a Margarita pizza and a bucatini Amatriciana. Service was excellent. My new first stop in NYC!
Service was scrappy, forgot about us, brought things to the wrong table, said items were coming then they didn't. Menu was disappointing - thought there was lots of variety but it turned out all dishes were cold dishes apart from pizza or pasta. Food wasn't very tasty; neither we cocktails. Overall, not nearly as good as I'd expected. Wouldn't recommend going.
We were so happy as our last meal at Otto was so-so. The fennel salad was AMAZING! Chopped salad fresh and crispy. I had the special meat ball pizza - garlicky meatballs were divine. My husband had the pepperoni pizza - both were piping hot and lovely thin crust. Nice Italian wines and my first martini was disappointing - served in a still-warm-from-the-dishwasher glass. Second was icy and good.
Will go back soon.
The food was superb, but the restaurant was so excessively loud we left as soon as we could. Two of the three of us had massive headaches after our short meal and had to take pain relievers. Part of the problem is the acoustics, but jamming too many tables in to the space and playing music adds to the din. Sommelier was helpful and polite, but our waiter was inattentive and snooty.
The food was out of this world. I had a small ravioli filled with spinach and topped with lemon butter. And shaved truffles on top. One of the best dishes I have ever tried. If I lived in NY - I would use this restaurant to show off one of the best restaurants in the U.S. !!!!
We were 6 people and we went for a later dinner and the restaurant was on the quieter side. Service was very slow and spotty, our server didn't show up at our table once we were seated for at least 10-15 minutes and then throughout our meal he didn't check on us much. The pizza was delicious, especially the Margarita and the Cacio e Pepe was unique and tasty but the pasta came cold and was average at best.
Great wine list, pasta was good but not great. Seems like Otto is great for wine/pizza, and the pasta dishes are there for the few not in the mood for pizza. That said, the pizzas looked great, our group just wasn't in a pizza mood. Pretty noisy, tough to have a conversation.
Lunch for two on Oct 17: The space is large but nicely segmented so it is not all just one huge open space. The item I enjoyed most was the ricotta cheese with the truffle honey; the tagliatelle bolognese was a tad less than average, nothing special. Had the pumpkin gelato with spice cake and candied pecans and fresh whipped cream. It was just okay but the cake was dry. I had one mixed drink (very average given it was an Italian cocktail) and one red wine (very good). The macchiato was nothing like the real deal but, it's not Italy, after all.
Overall, the food was average; the service (Michael) was excellent. He and other staff were attentive without being overbearing and very pleasant and responsive to any requests.
Would I go again? Yes, one more time to try something quite different as I am actually perplexed they have that bolognese on the menu given how average (pretty much nondescript) in quality/taste it is.
One odd thing: My credit card co. sent me an email alert (as always) to alert me to the charge. It showed only the amount of the food without inclusion of the tip I had added to the charge slip. I called the restaurant that same evening to inquire about it, was promised a return call right away - I never received a call - ever (not that night nor up to now).
Eventually (2 days later) the charge for the full amount including the tip did get posted on my account but something about this did not sit well with me, especially as I never received a call back about it - That is management failure, one that raises a question for me and one they should rectify when someone calls regarding a discrepancy in payment/charges. My takeaway: look at your account if you charge your meal to confirm amount is correct.