Otto Sydney

4.5
253 reviews
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$101 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, OTTO has been a Sydney favourite for over 15 years. OTTO’s food is delicious and unashamedly simple – modern Italian with roots firmly placed in the classics. For many, it has come to signify the quintessential Sydney restaurant experience; impeccable service, quality food and stunning, waterside views.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner
Daily 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(02) 9368 7488
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Richard Ptacnik
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Private Party Facilities
Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, OTTO Sydney is a restaurant with a fiercely loyal clientele and a seemingly unassailable reputation as a power dining institution. For many, it has come to signify the quintessential Sydney restaurant experience; impeccable service, quality food and stunning, waterside views. OTTO remains a Sydney favourite for over 15 years.
 
OTTO offers a number of different function rooms both upstairs and downstairs, including a private terrace with waterfront views and a 100 year old wool lift.
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Private Party Contact
Functions Team: (02) 8275 8290
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Cathedral Street
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Parking Details
Secure Car Park in Lincoln Crescent
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Public Transit
311 Bus from City, Taxi, Water Taxi
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 253 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Impressed with their subtle yet attentive service. The outdoor seating was surprisingly warm and comfortable. The food was good.

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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived the staff were most welcoming. Lovely table with views to city skyline and water. The only negative of the whole afternoon was that the spatchcock was a little bit dry, but overall it was a wonderful dining experience.

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Otto for the waterfront location and ambience. However the sirloin steak was of poor quality and very over priced. The rissotto was delicious and reasonable price. The desserts were creative and tasty. Altogether a very expensive meal for what we ordered. We would probably not be inclined to return.

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3.0Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Have been to Otto quite a bit recentl. Really like it but last night was really poor. It was busy but always is, yet the service was so so slow. The food very average, over cooked steak, mind you nobody in Sydney cooks steak as you order it, is always overdone. Food was cold had been standing.Pasta with a bit of seafood outrageously priced $35 for an entree for pasta tomato and chilli and bit of seafood.
Dessert really good. wines good list, but a lot young and high prices.

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4.0Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My wife surprised me with a Birthday lunch at OTTO, where we had a nicely placed table front of house. Our Italian waiter was happy and attended to us with a pleasant sense of humour and professionalism. The wine waiter was enthusiastically informative and nicely confident, he wasn't pushy giving time to advise us on several excellent Italian wines from which we made our selection.
As we have found previously, the food was just sensational and generous with the whole experience forming an indelible memory for my birthday.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

From the time we arrived to the time we left the service was very warm; the staff had knowledge and understanding of the menu and wine list. Great ambience. It is obviously set in a great location. A very enjoyable day.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and exceptional service

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5.0Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

After arriving & feeling like they didn’t have our booking, it got off to a slow start, but, once we got service it went well from there. Helpful, attentive wait staff, an apologetic sommelier when the wine we ordered had not arrived. Beautiful, beautiful food, absolutely nothing to complain about with the food at all.

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5.0Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, the service and the location (great waterfront views). It’s the perfect lunch spot for any special occasion! Definitely coming back again :)

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5.0Dined on 1 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly great meal. The calamari and the gnocchi were exquisite. Everything from the bread through the desserts was well prepared, flavorful and well presented. I am not a dessert person, bu they do deserve special mention.

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4.0Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The vegan menu drew me to this restaurant. It meant i had choices. The food was delicious. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. It was a most pleasurable experience.

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We asked to be moved to a corner side-by-side table and it was no trouble. Great having a sommelier who knows his wine.

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5.0Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really nice family get together at lunch. Food was excellent, so was the service and the water outlook. A bit pricey so not a regular event but we will certainly go a few times each year.

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food & service. Waiters are super friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. Have been to Otto before and every time it is absolutely amazing

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5.0Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service with a perfect waiter who was quietly understated but perfectly knowledgable about the source of the produce. A good waiter is so noticeable and in an Italian restaurant so useful for some staff to have the heritage and understanding of the food.
Each bite was delectable. We couldn't fault anything. To sit outside, on a perfect Sydney Spring evening right on the water with the cruisers clinking against the Wharf made my birthday memorable.

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4.0Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall good experience

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4.0Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food : spaghettis and bucatini. Fresh and perfectly panna cotta was excellent.
Friendly and efficient service.

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5.0Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this particular restaurant and we enjoyed everything. Meals were great and service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed very much the duck and salad very much.

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4.0Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

as usual, the food and service were excellent and the setting very special.
My only 'gripe' was that one of our guests ordered the special pasta (I think it was pasta with lobster) and the waiter didn't mention that the dish was $155. I was a bit taken aback when I paid the bill. This should never happen!

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2.0Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Restaurant and service was ok without being amazing but the cost was disappointing.

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3.0Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We were very disappointed with our dining experience after coming here several years ago and having an exceptional meal.
The food was good but expensive . My coffee was lukewarm .
The whole dining experience was let down by offhand service and our table being situated where it was cold and draughty inside even though we had asked to move to a warmer area.
We did not feel it was value for money .

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food
Great vibe

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2.0Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food wasn't worth the value of money and the taste was over powering.

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4.0Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The drinks recommended from beers to wines was perfect.
Service was prompt and very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great experience, awesome location. Food was amazing, service was great.

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3.0Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I booked for 6,was shown too a very small table with 2 seats placed at each end, asked to be moved to a larger table was told no tables available, said we are all booked out,went to talk to someone else who moved us straight away.For an expensive restaurant the tables not very wide at all and chairs are old and plastic. Service very good, food very average for the price. I dont think I would necessary recommned this restuaruant as others in this price range are better value

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good, waitress was very knowledgeable. Considering the type and standard of restuarant was very slow.

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I booked a table for four and specified that it was a special birthday.On the day of the reservation I actually spoke to someone at the restaurant and asked what they would do for the birthday boy .I was told that a little cupcake with a candle would be brought out.
Well none of this happened.The only thing they did was to ask me upon our arrival at the restaurant whose birthday it was.
Well we left without a little birthday celebration.
The wait staff were also quite slow in coming for our orde

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3.0Dined on 25 July 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Enjoyable business dinner with good food and wine. Dissappointed somewhat with the waitress serving out table,obviously having a bad day and not terribly interested in her job. My guests also commented likewise !

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always brilliant

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3.0Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Usually great but the service was really disappointing this time - food good as always. Lack of customer care and attention. Wouldn't necessarily be top of mind next time for overseas guests or special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service could have been friendlier

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the degustation with matching wines - highly recommend! The food was amazing, particularly the Moreton Bay bugs pasta and Wagyu.

We were hesitant to spring for the accompanying wines, but were so glad in the end! They were very generous with the amounts poured and with each glass of wine we were told how each selection of wine linked to the matching dish by the sommelier.

Have already recommended Otto to several friends!

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5.0Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants we have been to. The staff were very friendly and professional. The service was A class and the food was to die for. Recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, really nice vibe, wine list is very good but the food was not that amazing.

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a perfect evening. Made especially so because we had the most friendly, professional, helpful girl/lady waiting on our table. We kicked ourselves for not asking her name as she definitely made our evening - not to say that the food and wines weren't good or the ambience but she was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our group of 5 had a lunch on Sat 17 June 2017 at Otto's. This was not our first visit, we liked it before so we decided to bring our friends from Melbourne as well. Food was absolutely delicious, we all have degustation menu that you could not fault. One vegan degustation menu was exceptional as well. Service was just perfect, staff friendly, attentive and discrete.Beautiful experience in lovely atmosphere. Lilliana M.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Otto. Enjoyable family celebration in excellent surrounds with quality food and wine.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment you arrive at OTTO you are made feel most welcome, extremely attentive staff who go out of their way to make you feel as if you are the only person that matters.
Quality of the food is simply first class and large portions are the call of the day.
Wine list is extensive and deserts are to die for.
Never do you feel rushed between courses and the views are second to none.

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