Otto

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Overall Rating

7.5

Otto Recommended based on its 233 reviews
Calculated using a Weighted average

Food
7.9
Ambience
8.1
Service
7.7
Value
6.4



Otto Details



Otto Address

The Wharf
Shop 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Rd

Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

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Cuisines

Italian


Chef

Richard Ptacnik


Prices $$$$

Average Meal Price $92 - based on one entree & main course only

General Price
Entrees $18.00-$30.00
Mains $40.00-$95.00
Desserts $19.00-$21.00

Degustation
Without wine $130.00
With wine $190.00

Prices last updated:  10/2013


Bookings

Bookings are essential


Rooms & Capacity

No of Seats 150


Hours

Mon to Sun Noon - 10:30pm


Specialties

  • Bistecca di vitello alla florentina

Strict Dress Code

Smart Casual



Classifications

Restaurants



Payment Types Accepted

Amex


Notes

10% surcharge on Sundays & public holidays





Otto Awards

2014

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2014 - Two Stars


2013

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2013 - Two Stars


2013

SMH Good Food Guide 2013 - One Chef's Hat


2012

SMH Good Food Guide 2012 - One Chef's Hat


2012

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2012 - Two Stars


2011

SMH Good Food Guide 2011 - One Chef's Hat


2011

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2011 - One Star


2010

SMH Good Food Guide 2010 - One Chef's Hat


2009

SMH Good Food Guide 2009 - One Chef's Hat


2008

SMH Good Food Guide 2008 - One Chef's Hat


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Overview of Otto

Otto Ristorante is a Modern Italian restaurant in Woolloomooloo. With its enviable location in Cowper Wharf, diners can enjoy the harbour breeze, the sunlight or moonlight as they feast on contemporary Italian dishes. Otto Ristorante offers a relaxed, intimate and stylish dining experience. Glamourous interiors, a continuously evolving and delightful menu of modern Italian and impeccable service by its staff makes Otto Ristorante a perennial favourite among the local and international crowd.



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    User Reviews of Otto, Woolloomooloo

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    5.5 Average

    Food  4      Ambience  7      Service  6      Value  5     


    The food here is very average. I don't mind paying for delicious food but the food at Otto's is not special at all - in fact some of it was just bad. The oyster dressing was nice but I prefer my oysters natural anyway. The duck was awful - badly cooked and tasteless. The service was good. I don't recommend this place at all.

    Dec 09, 2013 

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    1 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    3 Below Average

    Food  5      Ambience  5      Service  1      Value  1     


    We decided to go to otto's for my birthday and my brother in laws birthday as it came highly recommended from a friend of mine. When we booked we stated that one of our party does not eat red meat and we would like the degustation menu, and could we swap out a couple of dishes, which we were told was fine and we were all looking forward to it.

    On arrival we were offered cocktails which sounded lovely however when mine arrived I had a Hair inside the glass at the bottom. This was replaced when we asked the waiter. We then ordered the degustation with matching wine and I asked for mine with no red meat or the rabbit. The waiter was unsure if this was possible and had to go and ask, but then agreed this could be done. From then the service was very slow and our wine glasses were empty due to the long wait during the courses. The wait was so long between courses we had to order another bottle of wine so we would have something to.

    At one point the waiter asked my sister how the meal was going and if it was taking too long? My sister replied that it was as she has two small children at home that would be up early in the morning, and for the food to be bought out faster, however this did not happen. We were then asked if we would like any further drinks because the bar was closing. As we still were waiting on food we thought this was strange thing to be asked! We then had to wait for the bill and I had to ask the staff if we could pay as again we were waiting for ages while the tables were being packed away.

    After leaving the restaurant my wife was still not happy and called the manager and discussed our disappointment. She was understanding and said she wished she had known, however as previously stayed we had asked earlier for the food to come quicker. The manager stated she would speak other manager and call her the following day, however this didn't happen.

    My wife got hold of the manager on Monday however her response was completely inappropriate. She stated it was usual for things to take longer on a Saturday night, that our guests were late (they weren't, they arrived by 8:05) that I made them change the menu which they usually wouldn't as I requested not to have the tartar or the rabbit even though we were told when booking this wouldn't be a problem. Then I was told it took so long as we ordered cocktails.

    Frankly none of these excuses are good enough. When paying just under $1000 for a meal for four people I expected the service and food to be excellent and feel deeply disappointed. To then be told next time to ask for the food to come quicker and to blame us for the long wait is very disappointing.

    All in all this whole experience has left a bitter taste in my mouth and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are many other restaurants who offer far better service and food.

    Oct 28, 2013 

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    8 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  8     


    Had dinner Friday night. Excellent food and wine. Service very good. Entrees are expensive $29 but very good. Had spaghettini and was of the highest quality. Pork belly for main again excellent but needed sauce for it to be perfect.

    Had lunch Saturday 2013. Group of 6 had porcini pasta, scallops, carpaccio , gnocchi for entree. Duck, fillet steak, venison, pasta for mains. Up to usual high standard. Service can't be faulted.

    Aug 24, 2013 

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    1 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    5.8 Average

    Food  6      Ambience  7      Service  6      Value  4     


    Setting: We were seated inside but it was still cold.

    Location: Beautiful.

    Noisy: Very, add the next tables children as well. Personally if I'm going to a nice restaurant in the evening I prefer not to have kids present, but if people decide to bring the kids keep them quiet or even better get a babysitter.

    Wine: To be expected it was overpriced. $120 for a bottle of Janz champers is over the top.

    Food: Very nice "nouvelle quinine" - big plates, not much on them. $30.00 for 3 scallops not too impressed with. Pork Belly $39.00 serving size not too bad.

    Service: Started off well, but went down hill. One couples entree came out 20 mins before the rest of the table, and were told when the other 3 couples entries came out that main course wasn't far off. Water & wines were readily replenished & our waitress was nice and had a sense of humour.

    On the whole it was an expensive night, but we were prepared for it. Would we go back? No. We would prefer to try some where else.

    Aug 04, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    8.8 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  9      Value  7     


    Delicious authentic Italian food with a modern twist, efficient service & a beautiful view. What more could you want?


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    Jul 30, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    7.8 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  7     


    I went to Otto on Friday night. I must say the decor and view is so relaxing it has a good ambiance. The food was not filling and it was expensive but it feels classy and tastes good. I would recommend.

    Jun 05, 2013 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    5.3 Average

    Food  6      Ambience  5      Service  5      Value  5     


    Food was ok here but I think way overpriced. For the same value you can eat at 1 or 2 hat restaurants around town.

    Apr 11, 2013 

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    0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful

    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  10      Service  9      Value  6     


    My husband and I had a 2 course meal with a cocktail and 2 beers. We both thought that the food was superb. When the bill came, I was quite shocked by the price. It was $210 for lunch. There are many places that provide similar experience in terms of service and quality of food but at a more reasonable price. When I see the value (e.g) Tetsuya), we're prepared to pay, but in this instance we don't.

    Jan 13, 2013 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    5.3 Average

    Food  8      Ambience  7      Service  5      Value  1     


    Food is good, but not good enough to justify the prices and don't ask about the wine... I know they have to mark up but looked 10x shop prices to me.

    Jan 10, 2013 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    8 Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  9      Service  8      Value  7     


    We dined here pre Christmas and had a beautiful evening. It was quiet when we arrived but filled up quickly by 9pm. The food was excellent with my husband still talking about the stuffed trout he had. Service was attentive and friendly, wine list excellent and prices in line with our expectation for the location and quality of food. Unlike a previous reviewer, we thought the dessert tasting plate was heavenly (and I sample a lot of desserts!)

    Jan 10, 2013 

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