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Otto Olive oil gelato

This is a spin off of another post. I've got to have some of that Otto OO gelato, but it seems the cart is not up this summer, and there's debate about whether or not you can get a pint to go from Otto. I'm not keen on sitting down for a meal at Otto, but was wondering if my dh could drink vino at the bar while I eat gelato? Is that a plan?

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  1. You can certainly drink and eat at the bar.

      1. i've sat at the bar and had the olive oil gelato with a friend a couple of yrs ago. it should not be a problem. i think people do it all the time.

        1. You can totally order olive oil gelato at the bar. Make sure you get the dish that has the fruit component and the sea salt. I think it's the "coppetta" but I would ask the bartender to make sure.

          Note that the Otto gelato cart did NOT offer the olive oil gelato any of the times I tried last summer. Some excuse about "temperature" controls. The cart also took all of August off! (Makes me wonder what the point is then...)

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          1. re: kathryn

            in fact, if you dine at the bar, the olive oil gelato will be pushed on you anyway! (this is good, of course.)

          2. Yes, you can get gelato to go (small or large container). And you don't have to have it at the bar.

            1. olive oil gelato?? sounds amazing! I'll have to drop by to try some myself!

              1. You most certainly can take a pint to go. I have done it several times...

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                1. re: tpigeon

                  They also do delivery on pints of gelato...we always make sure to keep at least two flavours in the freezer ^_^

                2. I'm assuming when you mention that you can get a small container to go, you mean the 2 or 3 scoop serving. Besides the olive oil, what would you suggest for the other 2 scoops?

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                  1. re: bearzie

                    Do they have a balsamic vinegar sorbet to go with it? That would be perfect!

                    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                      When I ate in there a few months ago, I had it with the tangerine and blood orange sorbets; the trio was delicious. I think it came with candied kumquats and candied fennel.

                  2. Your post inspired me to stop into Otto today for some of their gelato. I sat at the bar and ordered the Olive Oil Copetta, which came with some strawberries (instead of kumquats) and what tasted like some sort of citrus-flavored granita. I saw little pools of olive oil in my dessert as well. I loved the gelato with the strawberries, but I don't know that I'm a big fan of the sea salt that was sprinkled on top. My tongue was thoroughly confused by the tart granita, the sea salt, and the gelato all at once. I thought they should have omitted either the salt or the granita. Both together in one bite was confusing. Am I crazy?? Is this blasphemy?