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lunch with kids in the village --otto vs piola pizza

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  • ekdd Dec 9, 2007 05:15 AM

the boys are lovers of plain pizza (margharita etc).-any thoughts on the better fit. thanks

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  1. I don't know anything about piola, but I've certainly seen lots of kids at otto.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Second that

      1. re: LeahBaila

        easily otto. fun for the kids AND adults!

        1. re: TBird

          More like fun for the kids. If you're there when someone's sugar fueled kid runs in and out of the tables, it's "let's pretend it's charming and get the check" time!

          1. re: sing me a bar

            that hasn't happened to me there.

            1. re: TBird

              I think it's the gelato!

              1. re: sing me a bar

                I've noticed that children are usually in the backroom and have on occasion asked to be reseated in the front room after having been seated.

    2. I would vote for Otto for the atmosphere (for the adults). Kids are certainly welcome at Piola, and the pizza has always been great (authentic thin crust, brick oven, etc), and they also have a larger selection of pastas. Their calzone was tasty, too. Piola won't have the adventures meat or cheese plates, though. Otto will be more of an outing, and you'll probably be there longer.

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      1. re: erin07nyc

        thanks everyone for the help. looks like it will be otto

      2. Followup today... had an excellent lunch although kids didnt love the pizza ( both had the "kids" plain cheese/tomato @10 bucks)-- they did love the gelato however. the adults shared the fennel pizza and margharita- both were excellent- i think also @ about10 bucks each.For starters- trecolor salad (8$) quite good as was the broccoli &cauliflour to start.(4$ each). bread to start was fair only (although kids loved the packaged bread sticks) and gelato(7$) to end was great (olive oil lived up to its hype). will return. thanks everyone

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        1. re: ekdd

          I was going to tell you that Piola even though it's Argentinian is a more traditional margherita style which the kids would enjoy more than the flatbread style at Otto. Of course, I was also gonna say the kids can always skip the pizza and go straight for the gelato. Unfortunately I've created a monster. My 9 year old is now a pizza snob who won't eat anything except mozzarella di bufala with her favorite being Una Pizza Napoletana.

          1. re: guttergourmet

            Thanks GG. We really enjoyed otto but will try piola with the kids next time i bring them to work as i work a few blocks away. You know how kids are -- the gelato was basically their main course and they didnt mind one bit. Dont think i will try una pizza napoletana though- at those prices it will kill me to see my older one leave over all the crust .