OTTO Sydney

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270 reviews
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$101 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Waterfront
OTTO celebrates people, place and la dolce vita. Situated in the spectacular surrounds of the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo, OTTO has an undeniable reputation as one of Sydney’s most respected dining institutions. At the heart of the restaurant is old world hospitality and long-standing relationships held with a fiercely loyal clientele. Approachable yet refined service greets modern Italian cuisine, alfresco dining and trademark waterside views. OTTO is the quintessential Sydney dining experience and has remained a local favourite for over 17 years.
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.6
Ambience
4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. It is my first choice when I travel to Sydney. The food is great and the atmosphere is perfect. A can't miss spot.

AH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointed that a simple request couldn't be fulfilled.
It was a celebratory dinner and on booking I asked for a very simple request that wasn't delivered.
Very disappointing.
Food good. Service excellent but for a $500 bill for 3 people and a small ask to help make it more of a special occasion I probably won't return.

HF
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was a busy Friday lunch and our service was very slow to the point that I missed the salmon pasta special and my second choice ( pasta with pippies) was dead boring. No liquid- oil or sauce at all and it was just dry and unappetising. Our wine bottle was out of reach and we had empty glasses and needed to ask for refills when main was finished. Would not go back again, it was my husbands birthday lunch and it was disappointing.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Limited but delicious vegan menu - the beetroot ravioli is incredible! Worth it for a special occasion.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful on every level every time we dine at Otto’s. Truly one of our faves in Sydney!!

M
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location looking out towards the CBD. A real challenge to decide what to select, given this was our last night in Sydney. The stuffed chargrilled calamari was perfectly balanced for flavour and cooked to just the right degree. The Byron Bay pork cutlet was excellent, and we enjoyed not only roasted cauliflower but also the available (but not menu listed) French fries!

LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quite pricey for the quality of the food served

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service!

OT
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sommelier was excellent as was service and food

K
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love it there and am very impressed with the staff and their attitude towards their craft.. always good and I will be back

BM
Melbourne / VIC
27 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have lived in Sydney and used to go to Otto quite often. I have lived overseas and continue to go to Otto every time I'm back. Over a few decades, the place has never let me down. I'll be back. Again and again.

AG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was a total disjointed mess. Took so long to get our drinks and food. Servers were really indifferent and seemed harried. They wouldn’t seat us outside even though there were tables available during our entire meal. Food was fine when we finally got it, but not good enough to make up for the service. Wouldn’t recommend.

AJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our work Christmas party (only 4 people!) but loved the service, the atmosphere and the food.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Very snobby pretentious restaurant. From the moment we walked up we were treated with zero respect or courtesy.

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New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a very tasty dinner with my overseas friend. We both enjoyed the wagyu special very much. It was so satisfying that I don't think I need to eat beef again this month!

DL
Singapore
22 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always very good. Strong team that run it smoothly in a beautiful environment

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just Wow! This was an incredible meal, the food was delicious.

A
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 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.

OT
Dined 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 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.

OT
Dined on 18 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 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.

JM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 12 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.

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

Delicious food and exceptional service

OT
Dined 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.

OT
Dined 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 :)

GD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 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.

OT
Dined on 31 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.

RV
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 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.

OT
Dined on 1 October 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

OT
Dined on 26 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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall good experience

OT
Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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

We enjoyed very much the duck and salad very much.

OT
Dined 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!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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

OT
Dined on 28 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 .

TM
London
24 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food
Great vibe

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