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576 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3311
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Otto is small and very cozy. The exposed brick walls and wood floors, along with the pizza oven give the place a lot of warmth. But of course, the pizza is the star. It begins with the crust -- I believe it was the best pizza crust I've ever eaten and I'm very particular about the crust. It was crispy... More 

Thank Jamie704578
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got a slice of the mashed potato, bacon, and scallion pizza as an "appetizer" before our sausage and vidalia onion pizza came out. Both were top notch. They have local beers to wash it down, too. It was a little expensive for pizza, but we had to try it because we love the name!

Thank aosohn
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about the pizza at Otto and had to try it. We called at 11pm on a Sunday to check and see if they were still open (states 12 am on website) and they were. We told them we would call them right back to place our order. Less than 10 minutes later, we called back and tried to... More 

Thank Macman27
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for a slice or two (they are BIG slices!) and a salad and enjoy beer or wine while you wait or if you are eating in the very cozy bar. The pizzas are a fabulous array of combos, never too much sauce or cheese! Yum!

Thank TheDdBird
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza here was something different in a good way. My wife had a pizza with butternut squash, ricotta, and cranberries and she loved it. I had one with spicy pulled pork and scallions and it was delicious. Highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Corbin G
Dennis, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight at Otto at 576 Congress Street in Portland. The pizza was outstanding! They have many specialty pizzas to choose from, yet we went simple and ordered a large pepperoni and Vidalia onion combo. We were not disappointed. The pizza was covered with tasty pepperoni and onions. The tomato sauce was excellent. (My companion raved about it... More 

Thank capecodjim48
Norfolk, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group, all ages and had a great lunch - the staff was so accomodating and made great suggestions.

Thank Susan L
Middleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I rolled into Portland late on a Sunday night and lucked into ordering pizza from Otto (the butternut squash/cranberry and the mashed potato/bacon). Both pizzas exceeded our expectations and were just the thing we were looking for at the end of a long travel day. Will definitely order again when we're in town!

Thank SMBYoung
Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love pizza, but since going gluten free have had to give it up. I tried Otto's gluten free pizza and fell in love again. The romaine and fennel salad with sunflower seeds is fabulous as well.

Thank LeslieFromLewes
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Otto and had the tomato, red pepper and olive pizza. The flavors were fresh and delicious although the crust not as crisp as it could be - probably because of the heavy fresh tomato sauce. It would have been more easily eaten with knife and fork but these weren't provided. The atmosphere is extremely casual but... More 

Thank mossboston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 576 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 12073587090
OTTO serves gourmet, specialty pizza by the slice or whole pie. Serving discerning pizza fans in New England since 2009.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?