OTTO By POLPO

4.5
290 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Renowned executive chef Bujar is responsible for maintaining the quality, taste, and authenticity of Otto by Polpo’s cuisine, selecting each ingredient, produce, meats, fish, and cheese fresh everyday. If it’s not good enough for his table, it won’t make it to yours.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 290 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JohnD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal with my son. The staff were gracious about letting sit and wait out some heavy rain. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipEpicure
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was bland and presentation was not appetizing.

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vipKatie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting, food was amazing. Service was outstanding. Definitely going back

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vipbree
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brian was a great waiter

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vipHarrietS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good service.

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alice
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely dinner , nice large space so you are not crammed in . Food was delicious . The waiter Brian was excellent as well Will return again and again

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NancyJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service was spectacular and the food was delicious. Each pasta dish (and we ordered 3) were significantly different but amazing on thier own. My only comment is that BYO is not listed on the website (at least I didn't see it) but luckily a liquor store is very close by!

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vipSky173
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent in many respects, as indicated by my stars ratings. BUT, arriving for a birthday dinner celebration only to learn the restaurant was BYO was incredibly annoying and inconvenient. When mentioned to the Maitre d’ she said, “Yes, we hear that a lot.” I mentioned this is a five minute fix on the website, Open Table and Google and she replied, “Yes, we’re planning to do that.” Planning to do that??? They’ve been opened for many months. I won’t go back to a place that “surprises” its customers out of fear they won’t book due to being BYO!

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vipnickdsr
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best veal I have ever had

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful. We were looking for sn open restaurant at 9:40 at night and they took us in and cooked for us. They were very kind to take us in .

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vipJusto
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service!!

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vipVincentFarrrrr
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night you have to try the veal chop it is excellent. Great little neighborhood Place

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MaryS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and although not inexpensive, good value for money. Only issue was that it was not quiet, but it was also full of people enjoying each other's company.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!! Food was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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vipDebFood
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the flounder...the spaghetti bolognese...the salads...and the amazing chocolate dessert! Highly, highly recommend!

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John
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They need to get their heaters out for the fall.

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vipJV22
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipchoosydiner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. The food is excellent! Additionally, the ambience is very pleasant and service is great. I highly recommend it.

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vipIvyBwayne
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food

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JaniceH
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I did not care for the special I ordered. Too much tomato sauce overwhelmed the flavor of the fish. Therefore I could not taste the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance.

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JenniferV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Loved the food.

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vipSandiL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious
Food is incredible
Service is 5 star

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food in a beautiful setting. Would certainly return.

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vipTommybars
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good and nice portions - Vongole is my fave

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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vipFineDining1
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Miquel was an outstanding xtraordinary server. We sat outside. The restaurant did a beautiful job with the decor and ambience. Food was superb. Bravo.

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risa0319
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were top notch, as always! Otto is our newest favorite Italian BYOB.

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alice
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience, great service food was delicious. A wonderful spot with outside dining available. We will definitely go again . One small thing ,with my entre (Salmon ) a small side of vegetable or perhaps some rice or pasta would have been a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The salmon tasted like autumn, just delicious.Our waitress was extremely kind and energetic.She was hosting, bussing, serving and god knows what else.I wish I could remember her name…she served us back in August too.The environment is chic and inviting.Would definitely return.

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vipJamie
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Average experience. Nothing spectacular

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LouiseA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We went there for my daughter’s birthday on a Sunday evening. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive. We asked to speak to the manager, but no one came to speak to us. The restaurant was obviously very short staffed. The server did her best, but it wasn’t a good experience overall. It is too bad because the food was good, but not sure we will return.

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Stoner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Service was adequate. I was very disappointed to find out the restaurant was BYOB once I got there. It didn't say that anywhere on OpenTable, so for our 29th wedding anniversary dinner, I couldn't even order wine with dinner.

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vipKathleen
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Wait staff was outstanding. Pretty surprised the hostess was in slashed jeans and flip,flops. Seemed very inconsistent with the rest of the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious Italian meal and sat outside on a lovely patio. Great service as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Took at least 20 minutes after seated for any server to acknowledge us ( two women) after others were waited on and had arrived after us. Kept asking the water helpers to see who our server was snd nobody knew nor did they come back with any helpful advice.
Server finally just jumped in and was great and she was sort of pushed into being our server as no one knew who was supposed to be helping us . She finally jumped in to be helpful and did a great job .
No ask before she jumped in if we wanted ice bucket for wine and other tables were given ice buckets right away as well as water in their glasses.
Vegetable for dinner came with salads instead of with entrees. Salads were mediocre at best . Stale croutons in Caesar salad and tons of arugula and few octopus in the other salad.
Had been there this summer and had extraordinary meal and great service. It was two couples and so this was a real disappointment !!!!

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vipVincentFarrrrr
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent great neighborhood Place. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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KateR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, great service and nicely decorated. Only issue was the insects. They were very small, but everywhere. and

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely evening served by Deanie. Veal and pasta were outstanding ! The special lobster ravioli was yummy as well. Highly recommend

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MaryA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio and great Italian food. The Caesar salad is excellent. Flounder Florentine was superb.

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You can order delivery directly from OTTO By POLPO using the Order Online button. OTTO By POLPO also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 880-0001.

OTTO By POLPO is rated 4.5 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

OTTO By POLPO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/otto-by-polpo-52-54-bryn-mawr-ave/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.