Friday, March 2, 2012

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria


Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is Mario Batali's Restaurant which opened in 2003. It is modeled after an Italian Train Station, complete with the big board with trains and departing times. The pizza is upscale but reasonably priced. The ingredients are fresh and flavor combinations can only be described as high quality gourmet. A sample of their Pizza Menu is:
BIANCA - $7
OLIVE OIL, SEA SALT
OTTO LARDO - $13
LARDO
AGLIO, OLIO & PEPPERONCINO - $9
GARLIC, OLIVE OIL, FRESH CHILIES
FENNEL & BOTTARGA - $14
TOMATO, RAW FENNEL, BOTTARGA, PECORINO, MOZZARELLA
FUNGHI & TALEGGIO - $13
MUSHROOMS, TALEGGIO CHEESE
POTATO, ANCHOVY & RICOTTA - $11
PANE FRATTAU - $13
TOMATO, PECORINO, EGG
BALSAMIC ONION & GOAT CHEESE - $13
VONGOLE - $14
CLAMS, GARLIC, MOZZARELLA
MARINARA - $9
TOMATO, GARLIC, CHILIES
MARGHERITA D.O.P. - $11
TOMATO, BUFALA MOZZARELLA, BASIL
ROMANA - $12
TOMATO, ANCHOVY, CAPERS, CHILIES, MOZZARELLA
CACIO E PEPE - $11
MOZZARELLA, CACIO, PECORINO, PARMIGIANO, BLACK PEPPER
QUATTRO FORMAGGI - $14
TOMATO, MOZZARELLA, TALEGGIO, CACIO, RICOTTA
QUATTRO STAGIONI - $14
TOMATO, MOZZARELLA, MUSHROOMS, PEPPERS, ZUCCA, COTTO
PEPPERONI - $15
TOMATO, SPICY SALAMI, CACIO, MOZZARELLA
PROSCIUTTO ARUGULA - $14
TOMATO, CACIO, MOZZARELLA, CRUDO, ARUGULA
PIZZA DEL GIORNO - $15


Otto is also the winner of numerous awards for it's Gelato dessert. Reservations can be hard to come by, if you are looking to try the Gelato consider sitting at the bar. The Gelato menu is as follows:

BLACK & WHITE - 11
MILK CHOCOLATE CHIP GELATO, HAZELNUT CROCCANTE, CRÈME FRAICHE GELATO, CHOCOLATE SAUCE, CARAMEL CREMA
OLIVE OIL COPPETTA - 11
OLIVE OIL GELATO, LIME CURD, PIGNOLI ROSEMARY BRITTLE
AFFOGATO - 8
ESPRESSO, WHIPPED CREAM, VANILLA GELATO
GIANDUJA CALDA - 5.50
HAZELNUT HOT CHOCOLATE, WHIPPED CREAM, QUARSIMALE
MEYER LEMON PANNACOTTA - 8
CANDIED KUMQUATS, HUCKLEBERRY SAUCE
COCONUT MERINGA - 9
COCONUT FANTASIA GELATO, WARM TOASTED MERINGUE, PASSIONFRUIT
TORTA PUTANA - 9
POLENTA CAKE WITH DRIED FRUITS, GRAPPA, WHIPPED RICOTTA
OTTO BANANA TARTUFO - 11
BANANA GELATO, CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, CARAMELIZED WHITE CHOCOLATE, SPICED PEANUTS
BRIOCHE - 4.50
CHOICE OF ONE FLAVOR ON A SWEET BRIOCHE (WITH NUTELLA $5)


Otto Enoteca Pizzeria has an extensive wine list and also hosts many wine classes & tastings.
Many of the fine ingredients Mario uses in his restaurants come from Italy and can also be found in his grocery store Eataly.

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10003
212.995.9559

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