otto• 9 comments •
Admittedly, I became a bit tired of our hunt for the perfect pizza in NYC because I can only handle so much tomato sauce and cheese. Alex, on the other hand, probably could have eaten pizza every day. I really don't know how he doesn't get sick of it. When we went into Otto, we were determined not to order pizza. We failed.
|Pea and Pancetta Bruschetta|
It started off well, the pea and pancetta "bruschetta" made us feel like we were making a healthy choice. The fresh peas were tossed in mint and olive oil! Unusual, but very good.
|Artichoke Alla Romana|
|Fennel & Bottarga Pizza|
We shared the "Fennel & Bottarga" pizza - tomato, raw fennel, bottarga, pecorino, and mozzarella. Apparently, bottarga is considered the poor man's caviar. In reviews online, people have complained that Otto doesn't put enough of it on the pizza and have said that they sent it back. We didn't, but definitely couldn't taste it because the fennel was overpowering. I'm definitely going to consider fennel when making pizza at home because I loved it!
Compared to other NYC restaurants, Otto was really affordable considering the quality of the meal... but we have yet to find the best slice.