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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious food and exceptional service
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Overall good experience
Excellent food : spaghettis and bucatini. Fresh and perfectly panna cotta was excellent.
Friendly and efficient service.
First time at this particular restaurant and we enjoyed everything. Meals were great and service was excellent.
We enjoyed very much the duck and salad very much.
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!
Restaurant and service was ok without being amazing but the cost was disappointing.
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 .
The food wasn't worth the value of money and the taste was over powering.
The drinks recommended from beers to wines was perfect.
Service was prompt and very pleasant.
Great experience, awesome location. Food was amazing, service was great.
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
The food was good, waitress was very knowledgeable. Considering the type and standard of restuarant was very slow.
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
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 !
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.
Service could have been friendlier
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!
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.
Great service, really nice vibe, wine list is very good but the food was not that amazing.
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.
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.
Another great dining experience at Otto. Enjoyable family celebration in excellent surrounds with quality food and wine.
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.
Exceptional location with sweeping westerly views of Sydney 's beautiful skyline.
The location table settings and general service were very good however too many different staff attended our table for service which becomes somewhat discombobulating.
Wine range by the glass is good however food was hit and miss. Whilst the beef carpaccio and oysters were excellent, another entree of ham hock carbonara was heavy and one dimensional in flavour. The main of seared tuna with a mint salsa style dressing was perfectly Mediterranean in flavour however the other main of morten bay bugs was too creamy with one bug very undercooked. Once staff were altered to the problems they were more than happy to rectify or other alternatives. Dessert of chocolate fondant was faultless.