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“The Finest Degustation Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Otto Ristorante

Otto Ristorante
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Ranked #96 of 5,839 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $0 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City East
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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“The Finest Degustation Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everything on the menu was looking good and we struggled to make a choice so decided the best option was to try many of Otto's fantastic dishes with their 'degustation' option.
A little of everything and each dish was a delicious mix of flavours.

We asked to sit outside and the evening view over the channel with the yachts was beautiful.

What made our anniversary dinner experience more memorable was both the wine sommelier who was enthusiastic and paired the wines wonderfully with the food, and also our waiter who was fun and personable. We spent hours at the restaurant enjoying the food and service.

We could not fault anything with this experience and recommend anyone stuck for a choice in food to try this degustation menu.

  • Visited March 2014
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Singleton, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Try the Tasting Selection! Amazing!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Enjoyed the Tasting Selection/Degustation with matched wines recently as part of a relatively large group of 15 for a special occasion. It was a fantastic experience, wines perfectly complimenting each of the seven delicious courses. Our sommelier, Kevin, was knowledgeable and very friendly in his descriptions of each wine and the food it accompanied, really adding to the whole experience. The ambiance in the private dining area added to the occasion, providing a perfect spot for a reunion where some of the guests had not seen each other for many years.

As an experience, it was certainly memorable.....however, be warned, the final cost per head was CONSIDERABLY more than the listed $190 per head for lunch and wines!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank morewindOZ
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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, service and outlook”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to Otto for our wedding anniversary and we were very impressed with the service, quality of food and the lovely outlook. We will definitely return!

Visited February 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Otto ristorante”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This is what one might call a non descript waterfront restaurant among many others lined up facing this Sydney bay. But the food is worth the write up. I began with a lovely salad and went on to grilled prawns that were better than good. They were fresh and succulent - some of the best that I've tasted in a long time. They weren't frozen or pre cooked, you could taste the sea. The service for our table of eight was just right, neither intrusive nor ignored. We even indulged in a "sweetie."

Visited February 2014
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Thank Sandy C
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Canberra, Australia
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“Lovely lunch for special occassion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had planned a couple of days in Sydney to celebrate a special occasion. We had booked Otto for lunch on our final day - our choice met our expectations plus more! The service was attentive, friendly and informative. We were offered mats for our handbags to sit on! Then came our drinks and bread and oil (bread was from a selection of 3 varieties) We chose to have entree size meals for our main to allow room for dessert and this was no problem. Our meals arrived shortly after and were beautifully presented, all five dishes were enjoyed. We then selected desserts and would have to say we were very impressed with the presentation, quality of produce and flavours to die for! We were there for 2 hours and had a most memorable experience. Although "on paper" a little expensive ($320 for 5 people for lunch) the meals were delicious and I don't mind paying when the service, environment and food is 10/10 and everyone walks away talking about it!

  • Visited February 2014
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