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Jan 29, 2007 09:22 AM

Otto: Food recommendations

Hey 'hounders,
I'm planning to go to Otto for lunch later on the week, I would like to know what's great there? I know this place is great for wines but I'm working afterwards, so any particular plates I should go for? Thanks in advance!


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    1. any of the italian tapas are excellent, especially the lentils toscana, and the broccoli and pecorino. My two favorite pasta dishes on the menu are the Pasta alla Norma, and the Linguini con Rapini Pesto. My favorite pizzas are Funghi and Talleggio, Balsamic Onion and Goat Cheese, and the Quattro Stagioni. They usually have a special pizza every day which is always good!
      Oh, and for dessert... the gelatos are AMAZING, espeically the olive oil or ricotta cheese!

      Hope that helps!

      1. Cheese and meat plates are great. I've also had good luck with the vegetable antipasti. Pizzas are more consistently enjoyable than pasta, which can be hit or miss. The mushroom and talleggio pizza is great. I also like the pane frattau. I've had good luck with the special pizzas as well. Definitely try the olive oil gelato for dessert.

        1. The cheese plate is great. The linguini with pasta is one of their standouts and I personally like their simple pepporoni pizza. Of course you need to finish with the olive oil gelato. Try to sneak in a little wine with lunch, it helps round out the experience.

          1. The meat and cheese platters are excellent. Dont let them sell you on the pizza with the fried egg. Its just not that good.